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Circus Look Ups
« on: Sunday 18 November 07 21:31 GMT (UK) »


if any one wants a lookup please ask and i will be glad to check it out for you

i also have the census records for 1841, 1851, 1861,1871,1881,1891,1901
for circus and fairground folk
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Re: Circus Look Ups
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 18 November 07 21:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi  copeland,
 the name  Exton, would it be easy for you to look up,
 Eilleen.
EXTON, from Rutland, Stamford, Boston, Lincoln. LANES, from Coleby,to Bracebridge Lincoln.WAKEFIELD,PROUDMAN Cheshire and  Stafford.<br />PINDAR, MOORE, ,CHAMBERS mostly from Lincolnshire.
LAING from Elgin ,Scotland.
 HADDELSEY from Caistor,and Grimsby Lincolnshire.                   
 Parfitt, Le Gros ,Le Sueur, from Jersey.
Martin, from Doncaster  to whelyn garden city, London.
BINT, Worchester, in Australian mint.

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Re: Circus Look Ups
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 18 November 07 22:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi copeland,

I'd be grateful if you could look up Gibson - specifically in the West and East Yorkshire areas. May be associated with Randall Williams or Proctors.

Thanks,
Jill



HELP!!!

 BATHSHEBA BOOTHROYD bn c. 1802 W. Yorks.

Baptism nowhere to be found. Possibly in a nonconformist church near ALMONDBURY or HUDDERSFIELD.


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Re: Circus Look Ups
« Reply #3 on: Monday 19 November 07 03:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I would be very grateful if you could look up James James born in 1875 in Kent. I do believe he was a "showman" in 1891 in Strood. Trying to find him and his family in the 1901 census. His wife was called Alvinea Eastwood Breeds. (her parents we not married) Thankyou Carol.
Breeds  Cakebread Coshall  Dunmall Ellis Eastwood Evenden James Kent  and Sears all in the Kent Area. Also Freestone and James in Cambridgeshire.

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Re: Circus Look Ups
« Reply #4 on: Monday 19 November 07 14:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi Eilleen

I have checked the victorian arena Volume 1-2 and 21st century Circus folk and there are no entrys for the name Exton

the books are circus performers and artisis so if they where behind the sceens helpers they will not be in there

Also checked the 1841, 1851, 1861,1871, 1881, 8191, 1901. Census records and the name Exton does not appear in there either

if they only did a short spell with the circus in between the census returns they would not appear on them

sorry i can not help with that name

Lorraine
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Re: Circus Look Ups
« Reply #5 on: Monday 19 November 07 17:32 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou very much for taking the time to look.
 Eilleen.
EXTON, from Rutland, Stamford, Boston, Lincoln. LANES, from Coleby,to Bracebridge Lincoln.WAKEFIELD,PROUDMAN Cheshire and  Stafford.<br />PINDAR, MOORE, ,CHAMBERS mostly from Lincolnshire.
LAING from Elgin ,Scotland.
 HADDELSEY from Caistor,and Grimsby Lincolnshire.                   
 Parfitt, Le Gros ,Le Sueur, from Jersey.
Martin, from Doncaster  to whelyn garden city, London.
BINT, Worchester, in Australian mint.

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Re: Circus Look Ups
« Reply #6 on: Monday 19 November 07 17:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jill

I looked on the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891,1901 census records and found these two entrys  from the 1881 census

Market Square, Stony Stratford West, Buckingham 1881
 James GIBSON    U   26  M  Old Stafford Oldbury  Serv  Property Man

Lodging House, 58 Tower Street, Southwark St George Martyr, Surrey 1881
John GIBSON W 81  M Languard Fort, Suffolk, Boarder  General Laborer


also found theses entry in victorian arena Vol2

Gibson, Mr.
Clown noted with Bannister's troup of equestrians, at stamford for the Mid-Lent Fairs, in 1804 At Cook's Circus at York in 1824, a Mr Gibson plated the clarionette and Mr Gibson was with James Ryan's company in 1939 at Birmington (Curtesy of the late John Turner )

hope this helps sorry if they are the wrong poeple

Lorraine
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Re: Circus Look Ups
« Reply #7 on: Monday 19 November 07 18:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi Carol

I found this entry on the 1891 circus census

Caravan, Damar Lawn Road, Hawkchurch, Dorset, 1891
(Piece 1667, Folio 86, Page 7, Schedule 47)
John James, head, 42, travelling caravan, born Dorset
Brittain James, wife, 40, Dorset
Patem James, daughter, 17, Dorset
Thomas James, son, 15, Dorset
James James, son, 13, Dorset
Mary James, daughter, 11, Dorset
Priscilla James, daughter, 10, Dorset
Brittain James, daughter, 8, Dorset
Pennelope James, daughter, 6, Dorset

Also Found These entrys on the 1881 circus census

A Van, Great Northn Station, Stamford Baron St Martin, Northampton 1881 PG 44
PRO Ref RG11    Piece 3192    Folio 111    Page 33
William CLARK M 32  M Bollington, Cheshire,  Head Travelling Comedian (Actor)
Eliza CLARK M 26  F London, Middlesex, Wife Travelling Actress & Wife
William CLARK   8  M Scotland Son Scholar
Ellen CLARK   4  F Scotland Daur Scholar
Elizabeth CLARK   1  F Sneinton, Nottingham, Daur
Sarah A. EASTWOOD U 15  F Huddersfield, York,  Genl Servant
 
Carravan Field, Off Pow St, Workington, Cumberland 1881 PG 4
PRO Ref RG11    Piece 5177    Folio 41    Page 34
Thomas OSBORNE M 43  M London, Middlesex, Head, Travelling (Showman) With Shooting Gallery
Harriot OSBORNE M 28  F London, Middlesex, Wife
Thomas OSBORNE U 10  M Bristol, Gloucester, Son, Fathers Assistant (Trvel Showman)
William OSBORNE U 8  M Killcumpton, Cornwall, Son
Lotty OSBORNE U 6  F Newcastle  Daur
Lavinia OSBORNE U 4  F Carlisle, Cumberland,  Daur
Thomas JOHNSON M 28  M Preston, Lancashire,  Head Auctioneer
Alice A. JOHNSON M 26  F Preston, Lancashire, Wife
Amealia JOHNSON U 3  F Preston, Lancashire, Daur
Sarah A. JOHNSON   3 m F Barrow In Furness, Lancashire, Daur
William EASTWOOD   16  M Oldham, Lancashire, Servant (Dom)
William SARGUISON   14  M Barrow In Furness, Lancashire, Servant (Dom)

Hope these are of some help to you

Lorraine






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Re: Circus Look Ups
« Reply #8 on: Monday 19 November 07 19:03 GMT (UK) »
not one of my names but they were with a travelling fair at one point,

Penfold & Orchard

can you see them anywhere
Holman & Vinton- Cornwall, Wojciechowskyj & Hussak- Bukowiec & Zahutyn, Bentley & Richards- Leicester, Taylor-Kent/Sussex  Punnett-Sussex,  Bear/e- Monkleigh Gazey-Warwicks

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