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Offline Comosus

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 22 March 09 15:43 GMT (UK) »
On the other end of the scale I have spotted ............. "4 hour old baby girl - not yet named" on one cencus report .............
I just found a 1 day old boy.

My great aunt is also on the census, having been born the day after the census was technically taken (the enumerator obviously came around the next morning - by which time she was born!). Great grandparents had already chosen her name, and she was listed as "under 1 month", but she would have been under 1 day old.

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Leeds - HOLMES (also at Boston Spa, Thorp Arch), SCHOLEY/SCOREY/SCHORAH (also at Stanley, Wakefield), TURVEY (also at Birmingham), WARD, WHITE, WOODHEAD (also at Halton, Whitkirk, Templenewsam).
Dewsbury - CRAWSHAW, GLEDHILL, SPEIGHT
Great Horton - RAMSDEN, SHACKLETON, WOOLER
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir - SMITH
Barrowby and South Stoke, Lincolnshire - PARKER
Derby and Newhall - STREET

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 22 March 09 17:00 GMT (UK) »


On the other end of the scale I have spotted ............. "4 hour old baby girl - not yet named" on one cencus report .............

I just found a 1 day old boy.

In the 1880 US census, I have one who was in the process of being born  ... mother listed as 'in childbirth" at the time enumerator took the data.


Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 29 March 09 09:21 BST (UK) »
I have just found on the 1851-

John Johnson Head U 49 Ag Lab
Hannah Hewins Mistress U 41 Worker Woman
George Hewins Mistress's Son U 15 Ag Lab
Henry Hewins Mistress's Son U 10 Ag Lab
Mary Hewins Mistress's Dau U 4
Thomas Hewins Mistress's Son 1
HO 107/2074

I don't think the enumerator approved:-)

Ange
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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 29 March 09 12:56 BST (UK) »

Yes

My great, great grandmother was down as being a kept mistress as I believe he was still married but the children were down as sons and daughters.

Wendy ;D
VEAL, PRICE, STURGE, HOLDER, BELLET, DREW, TAYLOR, HALES/GOUGH, PRICE, COOK, BURNELL, HOLBIN, MERRY, GUNNING, WOOD, STOCK, GULLOCK, GWILLYM Som/Glos
COTTERELL, NAPPER, NASH, FLEETWOOD, HANDLEY, COLLINS, MEREDITH, HODGES, MESSIDER, SMALLRIDGE, BACHE, ELLSMORE Hfs
NASH, TYLER Warks, Kent
ADMONS Berks
CROWE, REYNOLDS, Suff
KITCHEN Nlk
Abram C[H]ARLSON Sweden/Ldn
COX, WAYLAND, LINE Wilts
STILES, DORTON, GOFFE, BLY Ldn
OSMOND Hants
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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 29 March 09 15:02 BST (UK) »
lol wonderful, loved reading those, specially the bastard child one... keep em comin!
Smith, Tolley, Griffiths,
Monaghan, Richards, Clark, Clarke,
Brazier, Filben, Fibben,Filbin
Sherdon, Churden,Sheldon
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Bilston, Kent, London, Middlesex

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #14 on: Monday 30 March 09 11:16 BST (UK) »
Found this in the 1841 census "10 males/7 females in tents/open air,travelling tinkers,dealers in earthenware". There must have been lots of people like these who were not recorded properly.

also a gg grandmother of mine in the 1871 census age 16 described as "maid of all work".

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Northumberland-Brown,Mitchell,Pattison,Clough,Gleghorn,Roseby,Sanderson,Southern,Elliott,Gray,Green,Dobson,Bell
Durham/Northumberland-Mellanby
Cornwall-Chenhall,Bodinner
Fife-Mitchell,Gourlay,Dryburgh

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #15 on: Friday 29 May 09 17:20 BST (UK) »
"Maid of all work" was a bona fide job title...a servant who did all duties of a household. Watch Channel 4's The 1900 House for a good example of such a servant.

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 31 May 09 16:58 BST (UK) »
John Johnson Head U 49 Ag Lab
Hannah Hewins Mistress U 41 Worker Woman ........

How about this one?

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 31 May 09 23:07 BST (UK) »
A christening in Somerset in 1615 states:

John Luke son of Mary Cocks (both a vagrant  and a whoore)

I don't think the vicar liked her at all ;D

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