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1891 census - why taylors called Felton?
« on: Thursday 30 July 09 00:14 BST (UK) »
Hi

I don't know if anybody can clarify some confusing info that I've found.  I'm researching the Taylor family from Market Drayton/Belton area, Shropshire and the details are as follows:

Thomas Taylor born abt 1848, Wem Shropshire married Emma Stockton who was born abt 1855.

Their children's names I believe were called:

Thomas, Elizabeth, Rosetta Emma, Sarah Ann, Martha Jane, Edith, John William, Clement, Harriet Ellen, Ellen, Agnes, Algarnon, Gladys Augusta and Wilfred.

On the 1891 census the surnames of the children, along with their mother Emma, listed were called:

Rosetta Felton
Sarah Ann Felton
Martha Jane Felton
Edith Felton
John William Felton
Edith Felton
John William Felton
Clement Felton
Hanold Ellen Felton
Agnes Felton

Does anyone know why they were called Felton? On the ancestry website they seem to be also listed as Taylors in brackets?

Many thanks.




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Re: 1891 census - why taylors called Felton?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 30 July 09 00:20 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat

Problem is an Ancestry error

If you look at the 1891 image - the family before were called Felton

The enumerator has shown Thomas as "husband" instead of "Head" so when Ancestry have done their overhaul of the transcriptions, they have put the Taylors as alternate name Felton

Somebody has already notified this error back in 2006 and it's still showing under Felton
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Re: 1891 census - why taylors called Felton?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 30 July 09 00:27 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for your prompt reply.  Yes it all makes sense now as just couldn't see the link between the Taylors and Feltons.

Thank you.