CUF(F)LEY Newsletter 1998. Issue No. 16, Page 8 of 9 

CENSUS and POPULATION SEARCH UPDATE.

In the UK you can now purchase a CD-ROM disk which claims to list 42 million residents and their addresses and telephone numbers. These records have been taken from the telephone directories and some electoral registers. It appears the information dates from about 1997. There are 130 CUFFLEY and 68 CUFLEY entries. I hope to check all the names over Christmas to see if it changes the population of CUF(F)LEYs in the UK from the estimated 326.

The census update has continued very slowly this year and the totals are set out as usual below.

Heading/Year

1841

1851

1861

1871

1881

1891

Expected Population Adjusted for those Not registered

123

154 Assumed As found

186

204

220

223

Found Population

121

154

110

103

190

112

CUF(F)LEYs missing or still to find

2

0

76

101

30

111

Certificates per year

7

16

7

10

12

10

Certificates obtained

5

12

2

6

4

5

Certificates still to find

2

4

5

4

8

5

Last year we had found a total of 789 CUF(F)LEYs out of an expected 1105, this year it has risen to 790 out of an expected 1110. This leaves only 320 people still to find.

BARBADOS and the CUF(F)LEYs.

This year Carole, Fabienne and I were fortunate to have a holiday in Barbados. In previous Newsletters I have mentioned THOMAS CUFLEY 1648-1721, the Barbadian plantation owner who when he died gave freedom and land to his servants. During our trip I tried to discover where Thomas had his plantation and where he had originated. Another coincidence was that we were staying in St Philip parish and this was the same parish of Thomas’ plantation. I discovered four pieces of land owned by Thomas but the descriptions of their location could not allow me to recognise them. Even the local archivists were unable to suggest a location. These deeds also noted Thomas was a stiller as well as a planter, which with his main crop most likely being sugar probably means he manufactured rum. The holiday tour guide mentioned my interest in the CUFLEY family when she got back to her office and one of her colleagues knew that AIRD ATHERLEY was descended from a Cuffley and that he had done some research into the family. While we did not get to meet a long telephone call enabled us to exchange information. He mentioned that some of the family is now living in Brooklyn, New York and another in Jamaica. It also seems that a number of the CUFFLEYs went to Panama to help build the Panama Canal. There was a shortage of labour and Barbados offered manpower that was use to a hot climate and was willing to travel to earn the larger wages being paid by the contractors. That now leads me to try and discover if there are any CUFFLEYs still in Panama or if they left their mark on that country.

 

 

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December 1998.