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1841 Census Look Up Request for Joseph Chapman
« on: Sunday 27 November 05 00:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Could someone please look up for the following person on the 1841 census

Joseph Chapman  born Barton Cambridgeshire, 1820c

He was the landlord of the Six Bells, Church End, Sandon, Herts in the 1851 census with this wife Elizabeth nee Baker and son Albert W (although he was under the name of John not Joseph).

He married Elizabeth in the Dec qtr of 1842 in Royston and their son was born in 1850.

I believe that Elizabeth came from the village of Chisall but my geography is not brilliant and I am not sure if that is in Cambridgeshire or Essex.

Many many thanks for your time it is very much appreciated.

Little Lil
Beds: Chapman, Norris, Nicholls
Cul:  Bone, Casson, Cuppage, Ellwood, Harrington, Harrison, Huddleston, Mawson, McAvoy, Rooney, Sherwen, Singleton, Stephenson, Taylor, Tunstall, Tyson, Wedgwood, Whitehead, Woodall
Herts:  Chapman, Merridan, Seymour
Ire:  Macken, McAvoy, Rooney
Lancs:  Casson, Dixon, Huddleston, Hunter, Muschamp, Skirrow Stephenson, Tyson
Staffs:  Burslem, Tunstall, Wedgwood
Yorks:  Harrison, Lund, Roberts, Swire


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Re: 1841 Census Look Up Request for Joseph Chapman
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 27 November 05 09:29 GMT (UK) »
Cambs FHS has an 1841 index on its website
http://www.cfhs.org.uk/Search.html

There are 4 Joseph Chapmans in Cambs who it might have been but none of them were in the parish of Barton, and as 1841 does not give birthplace, merely if the person was born in county or not, it's difficult to know if any of them might be the right person.

The same site has a baptism index but I cannot see a Joseph Chapman baptised in Barton.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/ is extremely good for getting information on parishes and which county they were in. Chishall is shown as being in Essex.

Royston was partly in Herts in 1841 so it may be that he was across the county boundary and would appear in the Herts census.

Regards

David

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PS In 1861 Joseph/John gives his birthplace as Melbourne and in 1891 as Barrington.


PPS One of the possible Joseph's in the 1841 index was in Barrington (which is about half way between Barton and Melbourne which are 10 miles apart)

HO107/075-2 folio 9a
Green, Barrington
John Chapman 50 ag lab
Sarah Chapman 50
Joseph Chapman 20 ag lab
Louisa Chapman 17
Sarah Chapman 15
Sophia Chapman 13
Charles Chapman 11
Fanny Chapman 6
All born in county

Ages over in 1841 should have been rounded down to the nearest 5 below so 20 would cover the range 20-24 (but as the enumerator kindly failed to observe the instruction in the case of Louisa it's possible that Joseph was actually 20)

Strange that some of the children appear in Barrington in the Baptism Index, but not Joseph.

In 1851/81/91 Elizabeth gives her birthplace as Heydon, Essex, in 1861 as Thaxted Essex. Heydon is next door to Gt Chishill and Chrishall, but miles away from Thaxted.

These people seemed to struggle to know where they were from!
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Beds:   Cople: Luke/Spencer
            Everton: Hale
            Henlow: Cooper/Watts/Sabey/Rook
            Potton:  Merrill
            Southill: Faulkner/Litchfield/Sabey/Rook
            Woburn/Husborne Crawley: Surkitt
Hunts:   Gt Gransden: Merrill/Chandler/Medlock
            Toseland: Surkitt/Hedge/Corn         
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Re: 1841 Census Look Up Request for Joseph Chapman
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 November 05 20:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi David

Many, many thanks for this, I really do appreciate it.

My aunt by marriage has given me the most fantastic album containing masses of dates and photo's of the Chapman family taken from 1860-70 up to the present day. Included in these are several photo's of Joseph and his wife Elizabeth taken outside the Six Bells in Flamstead that would have been taken 1860-1870 so I knew he existed.

You say they don't seem to know where they came from.  If its anything like the present family they wouldn't want people to know where they came from.  I didn't say that really, lol.

I think it now means a trip to the record office to see the parish records for myself.

Again, many thanks

Take care

Little Lil
Beds: Chapman, Norris, Nicholls
Cul:  Bone, Casson, Cuppage, Ellwood, Harrington, Harrison, Huddleston, Mawson, McAvoy, Rooney, Sherwen, Singleton, Stephenson, Taylor, Tunstall, Tyson, Wedgwood, Whitehead, Woodall
Herts:  Chapman, Merridan, Seymour
Ire:  Macken, McAvoy, Rooney
Lancs:  Casson, Dixon, Huddleston, Hunter, Muschamp, Skirrow Stephenson, Tyson
Staffs:  Burslem, Tunstall, Wedgwood
Yorks:  Harrison, Lund, Roberts, Swire


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