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Re: need help tracing my grandfather from england
« Reply #126 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 23:06 BST (UK) »
could use some help!!!!

I found a henry john willis born 1855 pancras anda henry william willis born 1857, then found the 1861 census for the willis family and it shows john willis, caroline willis wife, caroline willis daughter and a henry willis son. But at the end of it it shows ds??? does that mean deceased???

if so then i guess henry william willis born 1857 was dead at 1861!!!!! But at the same time i found a henry john willis born 1855 along with that???

Could use some advise to make sure i am looking at the same one i should be!

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Re: need help tracing my grandfather from england
« Reply #127 on: Tuesday 12 May 09 23:53 BST (UK) »
When you say, "at the end of it it shows ds" -- where exactly do you mean?
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Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
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Re: need help tracing my grandfather from england
« Reply #128 on: Wednesday 13 May 09 00:07 BST (UK) »
well it say "ds" under rank, occupation.profession!!!!

was wondering if i'am onto the right family???


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Re: need help tracing my grandfather from england
« Reply #129 on: Wednesday 13 May 09 00:18 BST (UK) »
'ds' might mean 'domestic servant' if it's under 'occupation'. If he was deceased he wouldn't be counted on the census .... umm, what if he was laid out in the front room? I wonder if he would be emumerated then?  ;D

What was his ccupation on other censuses? 'ds''domestic servant is usually an occupation for women - perhaps someone may know otherwise.

Of course I may be completely wrong ...  ;)


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Re: need help tracing my grandfather from england
« Reply #130 on: Wednesday 13 May 09 00:22 BST (UK) »
Hello there,

For Harry the 'ds' looks to me like 'do' as in ditto for the Scholar put down for Caroline.

Added...it is the same idea as the 'do' added under Willis for the Caroline and the children.

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Re: need help tracing my grandfather from england
« Reply #131 on: Wednesday 13 May 09 00:26 BST (UK) »
ok
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Re: need help tracing my grandfather from england
« Reply #132 on: Wednesday 13 May 09 00:37 BST (UK) »
Well this is what i found on free bmd!!

I found a henry john willis born 1852 pancras anda henry william willis born 1857, then found the 1861 census for the willis family and it shows john willis, caroline willis wife, caroline willis daughter and a henry willis son. But at the end of it it shows ds??? does that mean deceased???

if so then i guess henry william willis born 1857 was dead at 1861!!!!! But at the same time i found a henry john willis born 1855 along with that???

Could use some advise to make sure i am looking at the same one i should be!
because i found their parents which i think is right " john willis and caroline murray willis married  with caroline as their daughter born 1853
am i looking right

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Sifer

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Re: need help tracing my grandfather from england
« Reply #133 on: Wednesday 13 May 09 02:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Sifer

I'm not quite sure where this "ds" you refer to is exactly but if iit s in the Occupation column then is "do" which means "ditto" ie Scholar , the same as Caroline, but if its at the very end of the line in the Where Born column, then it is actually "as" and is the last two letters of St Pancras which was where he was born.

It does not mean deceased.

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Re: need help tracing my grandfather from england
« Reply #134 on: Wednesday 13 May 09 03:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks andy!!!!!!!