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1851 Census Lookup
« on: Tuesday 17 January 17 14:42 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if someone could help with this?

I'm looking for William Wilson.  So far I have only been able to find him in 1841 living at Alkington Hall, Alkington, Whitchurch.  He was aged 42 and a farmer.

Also in the household were Thomas Wilson, 25; Mary Wilson, 21; Martha Wilson, 19 and Kate Wilson, 17.  They were all said to have been born in Shropshire.  I'm presuming William was a widower as no wife appears to be listed on the census.

Also listed in the household was George Bayley aged 1.  I'm presuming he was the son of William Wilson's daughter, Jane, who married George Bayley, a draper, at Whitchurch in 1838.  I cannot find Jane or George on the 1841 census.

On FreeBMD I found a death in the Dec qtr of 1841 for George Bayley in the district of Wem.  In 1848 Jane married George Harris, a farmer of Wem.

Hope someone can help.

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Re: 1851 Census Lookup
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 January 17 15:06 GMT (UK) »
This could be the death for William hence why you cannot find him in 1851

WILSON, WILLIAM       56     
GRO Reference: 1847  D Quarter in WEM AND WHITECHURCH  Volume 18  Page 171

NB. The age of 56 is a little high compared with the given age of 42 on the 1841 census but you would have to see the death certificate to be sure. Wem is the correct Registration District for where they were living in 1841

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Re: 1851 Census Lookup
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 January 17 15:14 GMT (UK) »
This burial was 9th October 1847 abode Alkington
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Re: 1851 Census Lookup
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 January 17 15:17 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much, davidft

This certainly looks like it could be the William Wilson I'm looking for.  I'm not too worried about the age discrepancy because censuses do sometimes give contradictory evidence.

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 17 January 17 15:19 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks Keyboard86

How did you get the exact date?

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Re: 1851 Census Lookup
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 17 January 17 15:21 GMT (UK) »
Looking at the baptisms of the children on familysearch it looks like the mother's name was Catherine. There is also a baptism of a William Wilson in Whitchurch in 1791 which may be this William

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Re: 1851 Census Lookup
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 17 January 17 15:23 GMT (UK) »
1851
Alkington Hall
Martha Wilson 1802 widow farmer 200 acres
Martha Wilson 1823 step daughter 1823
Catherine Wilson step daughter 1827
Barbara Wilson 1843 daughter
Thomas Wilson 1819 step son Farm bailiff.
Looks like William remarried and had another daughter before passing away
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Re: 1851 Census Lookup
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 17 January 17 15:28 GMT (UK) »
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Also listed in the household was George Bayley aged 1.  I'm presuming he was the son of William Wilson's daughter, Jane, who married George Bayley, a draper, at Whitchurch in 1838. 

That seems right - birth D 1839 Wem and Whitchurch
George Bayley - mothers maiden name Wilson
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Re: 1851 Census Lookup
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 17 January 17 15:31 GMT (UK) »
Thanks so much everyone for all the information.

So William's first wife was Catherine? Is there a baptism date listed for Jane Wilson, she would be my great grandmother x3. I don't how old she is because her marriage certificates only say "full age".

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