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Re: Thomas EAST, born 1841 North Road, Preston
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 16:27 BST (UK) »
Letitia East
Baptism Date:   20 Apr 1873
Birkdale, St Peter, Lancashire, England

Father:Thomas East Stonemason Decd
Mother:Nancy East

Lilly East
Baptism Date:   20 Apr 1873
Birkdale, St Peter, Lancashire, England

Father:Thomas East Stonemason Decd
Mother:Nancy East

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Re: Thomas EAST, born 1841 North Road, Preston
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 16:30 BST (UK) »
Margaret East
Baptism Date:   20 Apr 1873
Birkdale, St Peter, Lancashire, England

Father:   Thomas East Stonemason Decd
Mother:   Nancy East

Name:   Margery East
Baptism Date:   20 Apr 1873
Parish:   Birkdale, St Peter, Lancashire, England

Father:   Thomas East Stonemason Decd
Mother:   Nancy East

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Re: Thomas EAST, born 1841 North Road, Preston
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 16:38 BST (UK) »
Thomas's death is registered April Quarter 1873 so Nancy had the children baptised in case she needed Parish relief???

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Re: Thomas EAST, born 1841 North Road, Preston
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 16:41 BST (UK) »
heatherjulie,

I am a little confused but is the 1871 unmarried Thomas EAST no connection?   Otherwise my initial assumption is probably correct?

Thank you for all your efforts.   I am extremely grateful.

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Re: Thomas EAST, born 1841 North Road, Preston
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 17:09 BST (UK) »
heatherjulie,

I am a little confused but is the 1871 unmarried Thomas EAST no connection?   Otherwise my initial assumption is probably correct?

Thank you for all your efforts.   I am extremely grateful.

BAC3

I think that it could be him but they have put unmarried by mistake. I can't see another Thomas East who is a stonemason in the 1871 census.

Heather

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Re: Thomas EAST, born 1841 North Road, Preston
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 20:03 BST (UK) »
Good Evening Heather,

I tend to agree with you and will run with that observation.

Thank you for all your help.

Tony


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Re: Thomas EAST, born 1841 North Road, Preston
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 01:31 BST (UK) »
I agree with others who say that "unmarried" on census when he was a lodger was probably a mistake. My 3xGGF was down as "lodger" and "unmarried" on a census. His wife, less than a mile away with their 3 children, including a young baby, was listed as married. It may have been that a census collector turned up to collect the form while the lodger was out and whoever completed the form or gave information had forgotten to ask if the lodger was married. I noticed he was there with another mason. I wondered if they were working on one of the railways, perhaps the South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway aka Stainmore Railway. Built as a single line, it was doubled due to increase in traffic. Expansion work began 1866. Construction of Settle & Carlisle line was 1870s.
2 possible explanations for "labourer" on marriage record:
1.Simple clerical error.
2.He married at the time of the Lancashire Cotton Famine which was a consequence of the American Civil War. As a result, an estimated quarter of the population of Preston claimed Poor Relief during those years. A school log book showed very poor attendance due to children's clothes and clogs having been pawned to raise money for rent or food.  Work schemes were set up and unemployed men were paid with tokens which they could exchange for food. One such scheme was laying out a park by the river. A town suffering economic depression wouldn't need as many stonemasons. Perhaps Thomas took whatever work he could get at the time.
 

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Re: Thomas EAST, born 1841 North Road, Preston
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 04:22 BST (UK) »

"..my linkage here is the second child Letty (Letitia)"

What happened to Letty. Later events in her life might lead to earlier EAST connections.

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Re: Thomas EAST, born 1841 North Road, Preston
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 11:27 BST (UK) »
Some interesting thoughts, very sympathetic with the comments above.........thank you.

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