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Offline wendy47

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Unusual entries on Census
« on: Wednesday 18 March 09 23:50 GMT (UK) »
First time I've come across something like this and thought it was of interest.

Cranbrook, Kent
George Cox      30  [Drinking - slept in shed]  enumerator  put - AGH
William Hawkins 19 [Vagabond - slept in shed]           "            "      "      
1891 Census RG12; Piece: 694; Folio 88; Page 13

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VEAL, PRICE, STURGE, HOLDER, BELLET, DREW, TAYLOR, HALES/GOUGH, PRICE, COOK, BURNELL, HOLBIN, MERRY, GUNNING, WOOD, STOCK, GULLOCK, GWILLYM Som/Glos
COTTERELL, NAPPER, NASH, FLEETWOOD, HANDLEY, COLLINS, MEREDITH, HODGES, MESSIDER, SMALLRIDGE, BACHE, ELLSMORE Hfs
NASH, TYLER Warks, Kent
ADMONS Berks
CROWE, REYNOLDS, Suff
KITCHEN Nlk
Abram C[H]ARLSON Sweden/Ldn
COX, WAYLAND, LINE Wilts
STILES, DORTON, GOFFE, BLY Ldn
OSMOND Hants
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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 March 09 23:54 GMT (UK) »
on one census entry i was looking at it stated "at home but dead"

I presume he had died on or near to census night!!!!

Suz
Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 March 09 23:56 GMT (UK) »
 ;D ;D ;D

I saw one a while back - sadly I didn't make a note of where - and the enumerator had written right across the whole sheet

Mr *** at this address is an obnixious character who refused to speak civily to me or answer any questions

 ;D ;D ;D


Suz - just seen yours ;D :o :o ;D
Census information is Crown Copyright from TNA.
Titchfield, Hampshire: Reed, Fielder, Cawte, Goddard.
Kent: Float, Cutbush.
Wallasey, Cheshire: Carroll, Ledsham.
Liverpool : Horsfall, Prescott

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 19 March 09 00:31 GMT (UK) »
on one census entry i was looking at it stated "at home but dead"

I presume he had died on or near to census night!!!!

Suz

I remember seeing similar it said something like:

"Mr xxx - Deceased lying in coffin" .......... I am presuming this meant he had been taken home before he was buried as used to be the custom.

I didnt keep a record of it sadly!

On the other end of the scale I have spotted ............. "4 hour old baby girl - not yet named" on one cencus report .............


Gaille
Manchester Bate(s) / Bebbington / Coppock or Coppart / Evans / Mitchell / Prince / Smith

Cheshire Latchford Bibby / Savage / Smith.
Cheshire Macclesfield, Bollington & Rainow Childs / Flint / Mc'rea
Cheshire Crewe Bate(s) / Bebbington
Shropshire Wellington, Wobwell Smith
Walsall Midds Smith
Norfolk - Childs / Hanwell / Smith

Also looking for:
Mc'Rea/McCrea Ireland to Cheshire

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any relatives of Margaret Bibby married to Thomas Smith all over country

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 19 March 09 00:32 GMT (UK) »
I love parish records too. I've seen some hilarious comments by the vicars over the years. Should make a note really.

wendy
VEAL, PRICE, STURGE, HOLDER, BELLET, DREW, TAYLOR, HALES/GOUGH, PRICE, COOK, BURNELL, HOLBIN, MERRY, GUNNING, WOOD, STOCK, GULLOCK, GWILLYM Som/Glos
COTTERELL, NAPPER, NASH, FLEETWOOD, HANDLEY, COLLINS, MEREDITH, HODGES, MESSIDER, SMALLRIDGE, BACHE, ELLSMORE Hfs
NASH, TYLER Warks, Kent
ADMONS Berks
CROWE, REYNOLDS, Suff
KITCHEN Nlk
Abram C[H]ARLSON Sweden/Ldn
COX, WAYLAND, LINE Wilts
STILES, DORTON, GOFFE, BLY Ldn
OSMOND Hants
All UK census information Crown Copyright, www.nationalarchives.gov

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 19 March 09 00:37 GMT (UK) »


I've got a little list of those, Wendy  -  they're great, aren't they   :D

" Baptised Bastard child of Mary Brown, gotten of John Smith  (so she saith) "   ;D  ;D

Some vicars wrote a lot of notes  -  takes ages to find anything in those parish records  -  spend too much time reading the gossip  ;D
Census information is Crown Copyright from TNA.
Titchfield, Hampshire: Reed, Fielder, Cawte, Goddard.
Kent: Float, Cutbush.
Wallasey, Cheshire: Carroll, Ledsham.
Liverpool : Horsfall, Prescott

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 March 09 11:57 GMT (UK) »
 Bit friendly, was she???

Wendy
VEAL, PRICE, STURGE, HOLDER, BELLET, DREW, TAYLOR, HALES/GOUGH, PRICE, COOK, BURNELL, HOLBIN, MERRY, GUNNING, WOOD, STOCK, GULLOCK, GWILLYM Som/Glos
COTTERELL, NAPPER, NASH, FLEETWOOD, HANDLEY, COLLINS, MEREDITH, HODGES, MESSIDER, SMALLRIDGE, BACHE, ELLSMORE Hfs
NASH, TYLER Warks, Kent
ADMONS Berks
CROWE, REYNOLDS, Suff
KITCHEN Nlk
Abram C[H]ARLSON Sweden/Ldn
COX, WAYLAND, LINE Wilts
STILES, DORTON, GOFFE, BLY Ldn
OSMOND Hants
All UK census information Crown Copyright, www.nationalarchives.gov

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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 19 March 09 21:14 GMT (UK) »
In 1901 I have my Grandad as Baby - transcribed as Boby in Ancestry.

Also In 1871 I have somone as condemned prisoner in Gaol - he was hung on census day.  I thought the census was of those "living under the roof" on census night.

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Concannon - Whitwick
Costello - Ireland
Wardle - Whitwick/Packington
Clarke - Whitwick
Lockwood - Barrow upon Soar
Bull - Whitwick/little Staughton
Moult - Coelorton
Glover - Wymeswold
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Re: Unusual entries on Census
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 21 March 09 07:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I'm sure he had no interest in the census as it was his last night on earth. The census is taken about  the previous night's habitation.

wendy
VEAL, PRICE, STURGE, HOLDER, BELLET, DREW, TAYLOR, HALES/GOUGH, PRICE, COOK, BURNELL, HOLBIN, MERRY, GUNNING, WOOD, STOCK, GULLOCK, GWILLYM Som/Glos
COTTERELL, NAPPER, NASH, FLEETWOOD, HANDLEY, COLLINS, MEREDITH, HODGES, MESSIDER, SMALLRIDGE, BACHE, ELLSMORE Hfs
NASH, TYLER Warks, Kent
ADMONS Berks
CROWE, REYNOLDS, Suff
KITCHEN Nlk
Abram C[H]ARLSON Sweden/Ldn
COX, WAYLAND, LINE Wilts
STILES, DORTON, GOFFE, BLY Ldn
OSMOND Hants
All UK census information Crown Copyright, www.nationalarchives.gov