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1851 Census Lookup - Barony, Lanark
« on: Friday 18 March 05 13:19 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if anyone can help please. I am trying to find the following couple who married in Barony in 1850.

James Smith     Head age 26-28  Engineer/Iron Turner?
Helen or Ellen   Wife  age 20-22

That's all the information I have.

Thanks
Ian

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Re: 1851 Census Lookup - Barony, Lanark
« Reply #1 on: Friday 18 March 05 18:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ian,  Smith is such a hard name to search for, as you probably already  know.

Firstly I checked out  the familysearch site for a possible marriage
One possible,  James Smith........Helen Henderson married 31st may 1850 Barony.  Was this her maiden name?  If so, I found the following in 1851 names index, but, this index does not have any birthplaces listed.

Census taken ANDERSON

James Smith age 26
Ellen Smith age 22
Isabella Henderson age 13  quite poss. Ellen's sister
Robert Smith age 1

Also on familysearch there are poss. two children listed


FLORA SMITH     
     Female         
         
Event(s):
   Birth:     
26 JUL 1853      Barony, Lanark, Scotland
   Christening:
   Death:
   Burial:
         
Parents:
     Father:     JAMES SMITH    Family
     Mother:     HELEN HENDERSON    
   

WILLIAM SMITH     
     Male         
         
Event(s):
   Birth:     
10 JUL 1855      Anderston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
   Christening:
   Death:
   Burial:
         
Parents:
     Father:     JAMES SMITH    Family
     Mother:     HELEN HENDERSON

If this is 'your' family then William's birth cert. will give you more informatiion, 1855 bith certs. give you the following,

Mother: age & place of birth     1855 only
Father: name & rank, profession or occupation    
Father: age & place of birth    1855 only
Parents: date & place of marriage    
Siblings: parents' other children, living or deceased (numbers and sex only)    1855 only
Informant: qualification & signature (address if different from location of birth)    1855 to date

Good luck
Liz
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Re: 1851 Census Lookup - Barony, Lanark
« Reply #2 on: Friday 18 March 05 18:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi Liz

Thanks for that  - Smith is virtually imposible to search for. I've even got Smiths marrying Smiths in my tree..

I'm fairly certain the couple I am looking for are James Smith & Helen/Ellen Henderson.

Flora Smith appears on the 1871 Census in Liverpool age 17, born in Scotland.

Robert Smith, my gt. grandfather was born in Liverpool in 1856/7, so I guess the Robert shown on the 1851 Census must have died before then.

William does not appear on the 1871 census in Liverpool. I'll try and get the 1855 birth certificate. It would certainly provide a number of leads.

Thanks again

Ian