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Looking for Francis SHELTON & wife Mary in 1851 & 1861 census
« on: Tuesday 16 January 18 11:34 GMT (UK) »
Francis SHELTON was initially married to Sarah STARBUCK.  A related post at http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=737599.0

Sarah is recorded in the 1841 census at Eaton, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England.
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 587; Book: 17; Civil Parish: Eaton; County: Leicestershire; Enumeration District: 9; Folio: 9; Page: 12; Line: 12; GSU roll: 438740

She was buried 22 Sept 1842 at Eaton. 

Francis married Mary SILLS 10 Jul 1843 at Eaton; Mary was a spinster and Francis a widower.  Mary was aged 29 [bap 24 Feb 1816 daughter of Robert SILLS and Elizabeth FARTHING].  Francis a labourer aged 39 with a possible birthdate of 1804.  No recording of his father.

I am unable to locate Francis and Mary  in the 1851 and 1861 census.

Francis children with Sarah all bap at Eaton:
Mary 1828
George 1830 bur 14 Mar 1830
George 1831
Ann 1833
Thomas 1835 bur 31 Mar 1835
Betsy 1840

Francis children with Mary at Eaton:
Robert 1844
Francis 1847
Ellen 1849

Fingers crossed.  I'm hoping the census clarifies Francis location of birth and further clarification of birth year as there are at least 2 possible parents for Francis being Thomas & Elizabeth or Francis & Elizabeth.

Westy

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Re: Looking for Francis SHELTON & wife Mary in 1851 & 1861 census
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 11:38 GMT (UK) »
1851
HO107 /2091 f507 p4
Francis bn Eaton
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Re: Looking for Francis SHELTON & wife Mary in 1851 & 1861 census
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 11:39 GMT (UK) »
Rosie,

Wonderful and thanks.  How do I go about locating the record using that data please?

Westy

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Re: Looking for Francis SHELTON & wife Mary in 1851 & 1861 census
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 11:45 GMT (UK) »
Mary & Ellen in 1861 staying with Henry & Mary Sarah Saddington in Oakham
RG09/2307 f58 p8

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7YP-3TS
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Re: Looking for Francis SHELTON & wife Mary in 1851 & 1861 census
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 11:50 GMT (UK) »
Which database are you searching on
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Re: Looking for Francis SHELTON & wife Mary in 1851 & 1861 census
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 11:51 GMT (UK) »
I was using Ancestry but am going to try it on FindMyPast

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Re: Looking for Francis SHELTON & wife Mary in 1851 & 1861 census
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 11:57 GMT (UK) »
No wonder you can't find it on Ancestry -surname transcribed as Helbey/Helber in 1851

If trying to search a specific year with a reference number on Ancestry I would start here

https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/ukicen
Select the year then put in a first name -Piece number /folio number /page number

I have added a link from familysearch to the 1861 entry reply (Mary is Shetton on F M P )
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Re: Looking for Francis SHELTON & wife Mary in 1851 & 1861 census
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 12:09 GMT (UK) »
Hello Rosie,

Thanks so much.  You know I did actually find the Helbey/Helber in 1851 and discounted it.

I wonder where Francis is in 1861?  I located what I think is his death in 1865 but the dates are a bit shaky.

Westy

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Re: Looking for Francis SHELTON & wife Mary in 1851 & 1861 census
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 16 January 18 12:17 GMT (UK) »
I can't see Francis in 1861 either.  The census for Mary does say she is married.
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