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Nottinghamshire / Re: Thomas Godson (born c. 1782) Ossington. Where is he in 1851?
« on: Wednesday 03 January 18 23:04 GMT (UK)  »
Have e-mailed you a reply.
Many thanks

I did find one of my (really common name) ancestors by searching for her in the following census by using both surnames.  Sure enough one matched where she was born and her age. I had found the 'possibly married one of the following people' and even though wives were named Mary the other combination missed by the proverbial country mile.

Nottinghamshire / Re: Thomas Godson (born c. 1782) Ossington. Where is he in 1851?
« on: Sunday 17 December 17 00:29 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you so much, I have just checked my research notebook, searched Laxton burials to end of 1860, can't believe I'd got so close, must have had a train to catch. :-[

Nottinghamshire / Re: Thomas Godson (born c. 1782) Ossington. Where is he in 1851?
« on: Saturday 16 December 17 22:27 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you a million times, yes this could be him.  I have a note that says his daughter Ann married a Thomas Rowland.
Thanks for the reference number as well. :)

Nottinghamshire / Thomas Godson (born c. 1782) Ossington. Where is he in 1851?
« on: Saturday 16 December 17 22:06 GMT (UK)  »
Thomas is baptised at Ossington, Notts 3 March 1782, the son of Robert and Mary Godson (nee Hayes) and marries Sarah Paling of Stoke, Notts at Kirklington on 24 Nov 1802.  They have at least seven children all baptised at Laxton.  He and wife Sarah appear on the 1841 census in Laxton, Notts and on 16 October 1849 Sarah is buried at Laxton Church age 68 (= born about 1781)  Nothing I can find for Thomas on the 1851 census and no burials in that period at Laxton.  Then I found an entry for Thomas Godson, widower, age 80, born Ossington on Bar Street at Laxton with his housekeeper Elizabeth Truswell.  This means there is a possible death for Thomas in the first 1/4 1867 registered at Southwell, age 86, this is on the GRO death index and Family Search and would fit Thomas nicely but I did not look this far ahead when I was searching the registers.  Does anyone have access to the complete 1851 census of Laxton, it's not a big village I think his name has been misspelt but have had no luck finding him so far.  Or if anyone has access to the burial register at Laxton for the first quarter of 1867 could they see if he is there. Fingers crossed.  Thanks, Liz TJ

Derbyshire / Re: Chesterfield Union Workhouse
« on: Saturday 29 July 17 00:43 BST (UK)  »
Could have been a maternity hospital in 1951, certainly it was a maternity hospital late 50's and into 1960's - my son was born there in 1965.

Didn't find Selina or the eldest girls.  Back to the drawing board!

Found William in the Belper Union Workhouse on 1841 census on Family Search with Derbys as place of birth and a wider year of birth.  I bet if I have another look I shall find Selina and the girls

Yes, I think you are both right in your assumptions
Rosie - it looks like Church of LDS have copied Horsley Woodhouse (St Susanna) from 1879 - 1951 and 1904 - 1983. 
Can't find anything for Horsley (St Clements) even though Genuki claims records exist from 1558.  I shall contact Matlock after I return from holiday.
Annette - thanks for your input.  I agree that the scenario you give is the most likely. Strange that none of us can find them on the 1841 census.  Could they have been in the workhouse? or with relatives in another part of the county.  Will wait till an*****y have a free weekend and have a good look.  I will also ask at Matlock about workhouses in the area, I presume it would have been Belper.
Thanks again for your help

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