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Re: Missing from the Workington 1841 Census?
« Reply #18 on: Monday 17 July 17 11:45 BST (UK) »
Ref that I have is HO107/159/9b/45/17

Think I must have misread the 9b for a 5b
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Re: Missing from the Workington 1841 Census?
« Reply #19 on: Monday 17 July 17 12:17 BST (UK) »
Just had a thought that, apart from Isaiah being very badly indexed, missing from the census, at sea, etc.,  he might have been working on the night shift in the coal mine.  I recall that I couldn't find a coal mining ancestor on one of the early censuses and was told that the mine foreman was instructed to list all miners working in the colliery at midnight on census day/night and enter them. Not sure how many conformed to this or how true it was but this could explain the absence.
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Re: Missing from the Workington 1841 Census?
« Reply #20 on: Monday 17 July 17 17:45 BST (UK) »
Thank you everyone for your time, help and info with this!  Gadget ... that's a thought - he may well have been down a mine at the time!  Nina