Rutland is often referred to as England’s smallest county. It was created as County Council in 1889 but this ended in 1974 when it became, under local government reorganisation, a district council of Leicestershire. The move wasn’t popular and it became its own unitary authority again in 1997, with the new council adopting the name Rutland County Council.
Historically it does not appear to be a county, as such, at the time of the Domesday Book but features as a detached part of another county and was often referred to in later times as the Soke of Rutland.
Census returns for Rutland show quite a number of entries for CULPIN, which is quite a concentration given its geographical size.
Culpin families in Rutland in 1851 were geographically close to other Culpin family groupings of the early 1800s, in North Northampton, and South West LIncolnshire.
The following cover the entire county for the year shown.
- Rutland 1851 census returns
- Rutland 1861 census returns
- Rutland 1871 census returns
- Rutland 1881 census returns
- Rutland 1891 Census Return
- Rutland 1901 Census Returns
- Rutland 1911 Census Returns