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Offline tadpolenz

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1841 census help
« on: Monday 19 July 10 03:30 BST (UK) »
Looking for help with my Rawlings side of the family I have
 Marriage record Benjamin Rawlings to Mahala Watts  Feb 1851 In Shepton Mallet  Benjamin father is Thomas a Farmer
 In the FreeCen search I found
  In the 1841 census            Where Born
 Thomas 65  a  Yeoman    wife Sarah 60     out side
Richard       30                       out side
George       20 ?                      out side
Rachael      20 ?                        out side
Jane           15 ?                        Wiltshire
Joseph       15 ?                           "
Benjamin    15                          "
 Benjamin was Born in 1826   Died age 64 in 1890
Is this My Benjamin  is there 2 other children same age 15
And 2 at 20years
 Cheers and hope someone can help
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Re: 1841 census help
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 July 10 05:45 BST (UK) »
Hi Tadpole,

In the 1841 census anyone who was 16 and older had their ages rounded down to the nearest 5.

i.e. a person who is listed as 30 was actually between 30 - 34.

So the 2 20 yo;s are between 20 - 24 and the 3 - 15's are between 15 - 19.

Hope that helps.

 ;D Ted
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Re: 1841 census help
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 July 10 06:06 BST (UK) »
Hi thanks for that   I thought there may have been misstake or Sarah would have had her hands full
Cheers :)
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« Reply #3 on: Monday 19 July 10 07:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Benjamin came to New Zealand with wife Mahala. Do any of these other names in your family
Can any one help please
Cheers :D
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