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Wonderful - thanks everyone  ;D ;D ;D. Looking at that cleaned up version I see independent Gentleman too

Wonderful - thanks Hanes and Gadget   :D

Hi everyone,

I've found a family of mine in the 1861 Census at RG9/304 folio 111 page 31. In particular I'm interested in the family of George Burgess. It's George, his wife Ann, their children and a boarder John Burgess who I think might be George's brother.

However, in the image scan on Ancestry, I can't read John's occupation. Is there anyone who can make out what it says? I believe they're mistranscribed as 'Burgers' on one site.

Any help very much appreciated.



Somerset Lookup Requests / Re: 1851 census help please - Fisher family
« on: Saturday 22 November 14 21:07 GMT (UK)  »
Ancestry have it as part of their collection from the LMA

Cheers tn17

Somerset Lookup Requests / Re: 1851 census help please - Fisher family
« on: Saturday 22 November 14 19:44 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you so much Ciderdrinker and DRH123!

That looks like the right marriage to me too. I think the 1838 registration could be Mary rather than Emily based on their ages in 1841.

I had not seen the christening of Sarah - thanks for turning it up. I've just had a look at the digitised copy and the address matches with the one on the 1851 census for the Finsubry family (2 Baltic place).

Emily wouldn't be the first person in my tree to skip a census I suppose

Somerset Lookup Requests / 1851 census help please - Fisher family
« on: Saturday 22 November 14 08:30 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone can help me find a family on the 1851 Census. The family I'm interested in is

John FISHER b1810 Bath Somerset, Butcher
and his daughter Emily FISHER b1836 Bath, Somerset

I have found them in Bath in 1861 (RG9/1690/27 page 2) - its just the two of them and John is a widower.

In the 1841 they (along with John's wife Diana and other children John 6, Mary 3 and Sarah 1) were in Cold Ashton, Gloucestershire (HO107/363 ED 7 Folio 4 pg3).

The most likely 1851 family I have been able to find is in Finsbury, Middlesex (HO107/1522/346 p17). That family has widower John, and children John 16, Sarah 11 and Kate 10 and is mistrancribed as Falker. However given the distance and no Emily, i'm not certain that it is them.

Any help very much appreciated :)

Census and Resource Discussion / Re: Census index off very poor image - how?
« on: Tuesday 29 May 12 03:50 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Stan  :)

Census and Resource Discussion / Census index off very poor image - how?
« on: Monday 28 May 12 12:06 BST (UK)  »
Bit of a random question, but I've been looking at the 1841 for Ilminster (HO107/929/20), and the writing in the images is so feint it is practically illegible.

However, a very well-known family history site has a pretty clear index. Sure, it has plenty of typos, but it was enough for me to find two families in Ilminster. My question is, if the images are so poor, how could they do it?

Does it indicate that better quality images might be available somewhere? I only ask because both families seem to have a couple of extra hangers-on that could be extra relatives, and I'd love to have a look at a better image and see if I could make out the names correctly.

My first thought was Crondall.  If the writer was taking down details by dictation (rather than copying from another source), he might have misheard if he wasn't familiar with the placename himself.  Easy to hear a C at the start of a word as a G.  And some people do pronounce the 'o' in names as a 'u' sound.  Cuventry and Cumpton instead of Coventry and Compton, for example.

Yes, you're quite right about the o's and the u's.

Just walked around the house saying Crondall/Crundle/Grundle - I'm sure my partner thinks I've lost it for good now :p The important thing is I can certainly imagine one being misheard for another in the right circumstances. The census gives me a little extra heart too.

As usual, a big thankyou to everyone who helped me out - Rootschat really is full of excellent people

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