During the 1911 census some suffragettes refused to fill it in- or put their occupation as ‘slave to the family’. On this form the woman has written: “Until Women are recognised by the Government as Citizens I refuse to do a Citizens’ duty -no Vote- no Census- Nellie Allen” The enumerator (who went door to door filling in the census) wrote “I understand Miss Allen has a brother and a domestic servant living with her”. Census scan from Ancestry.co.uk.
Knighton, Margaret A. (1856-1930) wife of husband of wife of uncle of wife of step great-uncle of 3rd great-uncle 1891 England Census Census & Electoral Rolls Birth 1856 - Easington Lane, Durham, England Children William Knighton Name Margret Knighton Residence Monkwearmouth Shore, Durham Spouse James Knighton
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1911: Suffragettes boycotting the 1911 census. The 1911 protest certainly galvanised women across the nation into action. Sonia Lambert writes that: "horse-drawn caravans drew up on Wimbledon Common carrying women who were to spend the night away from home to boycott the 1911 census. With signs proclaiming 'If women don't count, neither shall they be counted', the suffragettes enjoyed a picnic of roast fowl, sweetmeats and tea.
Emily Davidson was a suffragette who is best known for throwing herself underneath the King's horse at Epsom. This is the plaque in commemoration for another act of protest, for which she was incarcerated at Winson Green, Birmingham, and force-fed when she and other suffragette inmates went on hunger strike. <:((((><(