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Joseph Reuben Deakin
« on: Sunday 24 June 18 18:47 BST (UK) »
I'm hoping someone can help with some suggestions on a very annoying brickwall I have been trying to get through for some time.

My ancestor Joseph Reuben Deakin was born approx 1853 in Bristol.  Name is frequently spelt Deakin, Deacon, Deaken etc

He had 5 children, Charles b1878, Joseph Alexander b1880, William Ernest b1884, Harriett Amelia Elizabeth b1886 and Nellie Augusta b1889, with Elizabeth Deakin nee Taynton.

On the children's birth certificates he is variously described as a Theatrical messenger, Labourer, Painter, General Labourer, Theatrical scene shifter etc

I cannot reliably find him in the censuses prior to 1881 - in 1881 he is at Pear Tree St, Lambeth, with Elizabeth, Charles and Joseph (which ties in with birth certificate addresses).

His exact birth year and location are confusing as the different sources disagree somewhat: I believe he was born in Bristol in the 1850s based on the majority of sources, but it's a challenge! On 1891 census, aged 34, he is at 38 Burdett Chambers, Lambeth, born Gloucestershire, Bristol, 1901 census aged 53, at 52 Broadwall, Lambeth, born Bristol, Glos, and 1911 census aged 66 at Long Lane Bermondsey b Birmingham Warwick.  I've not found his death but he witnessed a marriage in 1916.

I believe he may be on the 1861 census on Temple Street, Bristol aged 7, child of a Joseph Deakin aged 50, widow and Bellows Maker.  Joseph senior appears to be from Warwick, whereas Joseph Junior (Joey) is from Bristol.

The final bit of evidence is the marriage certificate with Elizabeth, in 1881, aged 28, son of Joseph Deakin a bellows maker.  On this Joseph is a painter.

So the evidence is annoyingly somewhat contradictory, but having checked 4/5 children's birth certificates and the marriage certificates, I believe the family group is correct.

I cannot locate his birth, and I cannot find him on the 1871 census to help solidify the links.

Thoughts / suggestions much appreciated!

Peter
Goode
Deakin
Rivers
Taynton

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Re: Joseph Reuben Deakin
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 24 June 18 18:51 BST (UK) »
Possible death? -

Joseph R Deakin
Death Age - 74
Birth Date - abt 1853
Registration Date - Jun 1927
Registration district - Camberwell
Inferred County - London
Vol 1d Page 634

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Re: Joseph Reuben Deakin
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 June 18 18:56 BST (UK) »
Confirmation from GRO -

DEAKIN, JOSEPH  REUBEN     
Age 74     
q2 1927  CAMBERWELL 
Vol 1D  Page 634

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Re: Joseph Reuben Deakin
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 June 18 18:56 BST (UK) »
BIRTHS Jun 1853 1/4

DEAKIN    Thomas Reuben        Kgs Norton    6c   348     (freebmd)

DEAKIN, THOMAS  REUBEN     STOKES     (GRO site.  same district/page reference)
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Re: Joseph Reuben Deakin
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 24 June 18 19:08 BST (UK) »
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Re: Joseph Reuben Deakin
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 24 June 18 19:16 BST (UK) »
1861 - Lodgers in Bristol 

Joseph Deacon    50 Widower b Birmingham - Bellows Maker
Joey Deacon    7  b Bristol

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Re: Joseph Reuben Deakin
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 24 June 18 19:25 BST (UK) »
By 1881 Joseph Deakin (father), bellows maker was in the workhouse -

RG11 Piece 3011 Folio 96 Page 29, Bristol, Glos.

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Re: Joseph Reuben Deakin
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 24 June 18 19:39 BST (UK) »
1841 -

Joseph Deakin, Sion Road Cottage Place, Bristol.
Occ - Bellows Maker
Not born in County
Living with the Dixon family

HO107 Piece 378 Book 5 Folio 42 Page 30

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Re: Joseph Reuben Deakin
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 June 18 19:45 BST (UK) »
On the 1851 Electoral Register for the Bristol Ward there is a Joseph Deakin living at Captain Carey's Lane. Cannot yet see him on the 1851 census to see if he's the correct one.

It would seem that Joseph jnr could very well have been born in Bristol as his father seems to be in that area for all the records found up to now.

JJ

Added Joseph is not at the above address for the 1851  ???