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Offline MercianSte

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1861 Census Lookup Please - completed
« on: Tuesday 19 December 06 18:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Can any one help me find the Smith family in the 1861 Census for Birmingham (Proberbly the Deritend area of the city). They are;

John Smith - 35 - a Brass Caster - Born in Birmingham
Ann Smith - 34 - Birmingham (Wife)
John Smith - 9 - Birmingham (Son)
Jane Smith - 7 - Birmingham (Daughter)
Henry Smith - 5 - Birmingham (Son)

Thanks,
Tippin

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Re: 1861 Census Lookup Please
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 December 06 08:03 GMT (UK) »
Hello Tippin,

1861 census,
RG09,2178,6,6.
1,3 Court,Lister St, Aston Birmingham.
Ann Smith,head Widow,age 37,b Birm
occ Brass Nail Stamper.
Sarah Smith,daur,age 15, b Brim,
occ Steel Pan Maker.
John Smith, son, age 10,b Birm.
Jane Smith, daur, age 7,b Birm.
Henry Smith,son, age 4,b Birm.


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Re: 1861 Census Lookup Please
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 20 December 06 11:07 GMT (UK) »
Thanks,

It is weard how on Henry's birth certificate his father is John, and there is a John Smith as head of the house in 1871, yet Ann is a widow in 1861? - Does this mean she married two men called John Smith?

Tippin

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Re: 1861 Census Lookup Please
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 December 06 13:52 GMT (UK) »
Hello Tippin,

Sorry I dont have the 1871 census, so could not look at John Smith and family at that time.

Do you think he may have been in jail or gone off and Ann said she was a widow because of the shame ?

John Smith is a common name,  it may be possable to marry some with the same name  but I would think its unlikely.
Or its the wrong family I have found.

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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 20 December 06 14:12 GMT (UK) »
I think it is the correct family. I have found them on the 1851 census now, and John Smith is the head. I think it is possible that he has gone AWOL, as on the 1871 census there is a 11 year gap in children between Henry and his youngest daughter, Elizabeth. As for where he has gone, I have no idea.