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1871 Census - Jonah Fossey - COMPLETED WITH VERY MANY THANKS TO KARENLEE
« on: Tuesday 26 August 08 01:24 BST (UK) »
Could someone please do a check of the 1871 census for a Jonah Fossey.  According to the IGI, when he married in Arlesey in September 1871 he was 20 years old and his father's name was Daniel.  I can't find him on 1881 census - the nearest I have found is a James Fossey married to a Mary Ann but it says they were both born Shillington.  I know his wife (Mary Ann Johnson) was born Arlesey.  I am wondering what he gives as his place of birth on an earlier census.

If anyone can help it would be most appreciated.

With many thanks.

Zephyr
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Re: 1871 Census - Jonah Fossey
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 August 08 01:29 BST (UK) »


Hi Zephyr

A Jonah FOSSEY appears on the 1861 Census with father Daniel and mother Sarah, birthplace Arlsey.  Did you want details from this Census or do you already have it?

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Re: 1871 Census - Jonah Fossey
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 August 08 01:37 BST (UK) »
Hello Karen

The 1861 details would be great, thank you.  At least I now know there is such a person - I couldn't find Jonah's birth on freebmd so wasn't sure whether the transcription on the IGI was correct or not!

Thank you very much for your offer of 1861 census details of the family.  It is much appreciated.


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Re: 1871 Census - Jonah Fossey
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 August 08 01:44 BST (UK) »


Hi Zephyr

Did not want to send you some information that you already had  ;D

1861 Census England Bedfordshire Arlesey
RG9/996/13/23
White Horse Street Private House

FOSSEY
Daniel Head Marr 40 (Agricultural ? ) Engine Driver Bedfordshire Arlesey
Sarah Wife Marr 38 Engine Driver's Wife Hertfordshire Hitchin
Emma Dau Unmarr 16 Straw Plaiter Bedfordshire Arlesey
Ann Dau Unmarr 15 Straw Plaiter Bedfordshire Arlesey
Eliza Dau Unmarr 8 Straw Plaiter Bedfordshire Arlesey
Lydia Dau Unmarr 4 Straw Plaiter Bedfordshire Arlesey
Sarah Dau Unmarr 1 Bedfordshire Arlesey
George Son Unmarr 12 Assistant to Father Ag Lab Bedfordshire Arlesey
Jonah Son Unmarr 10 Bedfordshire Arlesey
Charles Son Unmarr 6 Bedfordshire Arlesey


That's the first time I've seen the girls listed before the boys on a Census..... usually when they  have been ennumerated according to sex, all the sons are listed before all the daughters.  Progressive ennumerator?? ;D ;D ;D

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Re: 1871 Census - Jonah Fossey
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 26 August 08 01:48 BST (UK) »


Just to prove they really did exist...

1851 Census England Bedfordshire Arlsey
HO107/1753/371/14

FOSSEY
Daniel Head Marr 29 Ag Lab Bedfordshire Arlsey
Sarah Wife Marr 28 Hertfordshire Hitchin
Emma Dau Unmarr 5 Bedfordshire Arlsey
Ann Dau Unmarr 4 Bedfordshire Arlsey
George Son Unmarr 2 Bedfordshire Arlsey

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Re: 1871 Census - Jonah Fossey
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 26 August 08 01:57 BST (UK) »


1871 Census transcribed as FORSEY

1871 Census England Bedfordshire Arlsey
RG10/1550/43/30

FOSSEY
Daniel Head Marr 50 Engine Driver Brick Yard Bedfordshire Arlsey
Sarah Wife Marr 48 Straw Plaiter Hertfordshire Hitchin
Emma Dau Unmarr 26 Straw Plaiter Bedfordshire Arlsey
George Son Unmarr 22 Brickyard Labourer Bedfordshire Arlsey
Jonah Son Unmarr 19 Brickyard Labourer Bedfordshire Arlsey
Eliza Dau Unmarr 18 Straw Plaiter Bedfordshire Arlsey
Charles Son Unmarr 15 Brickyard Labourer Bedfordshire Arlesy
Lydia Dau Unmarr 13 Scholar Bedfordshire Arlsey
Sarah Dau Unmarr 11 Scholar Bedfordshire Arlsey
Mary Dau Unmarr 6 Scholar Bedfordshire Arlsey
William Son Unmarr 5 Scholar Bedfordshire Arlesy

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Re: 1871 Census - Jonah Fossey
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 26 August 08 20:03 BST (UK) »
Hello Karenlee

Thank you very much indeed for all that information.  It proves that there was definitely a Jonah Johnson, at least before 1881!  I shall have to have another look on the 1881 census under Forsey in case the enumerator made a mistake with the spelling.

Like you, I have never seen all the girls listed first before - wonders never cease!!!

Many thanks again for all your help - this is a new branch of the family for me so all that census information is much appreciated.

With very best wishes.

Zephyr
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Re: 1871 Census - Jonah Fossey - COMPLETED WITH VERY MANY THANKS TO KARENLEE
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 27 August 08 01:37 BST (UK) »


Hi

I can find Daniel and Sarah on the 1881, but not Jonah yet.  There is a Jonah in Yorkshire, but his birthdate is out and he's unmarried, so I have discounted him as a possible.

Will keep looking

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Re: 1871 Census - Jonah Fossey - COMPLETED WITH VERY MANY THANKS TO KARENLEE
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 27 August 08 23:20 BST (UK) »
Hello Karenlee

Jonah seems to have disappeared on the 1881 census.  I have been on 'family'search' looking at their 1881 census.  The nearest I have found is a James Fossey with wife Mary Ann (right ages) but their birthplace is given as Shillington, Bedford.  I have had a look at my road map and Shillington is not far from Arlesey so maybe Jonah changed his name ???

I hope you don't mind me asking but, is there any chance you can check the 1891 or 1901 censuses to see if Jonah reappears on them?

A mystery as to where he has gone!!

With best wishes.

Zephyr
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