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Alexander Bell 1851 Census Lookup
« on: Sunday 11 September 11 08:47 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I have an Alexander Bell who emigrated to Canada before 1861. I think he came alone.
In 1861, he went through an adult baptism in Quebec, giving his date of birth as
18 March 1840, London, England and parents as Thomas and Elizabeth Bell.
I'd be very grateful, if some kind soul could find this family in the 1851 Census. Sorry that I can't give a more specific address, but all I have is London.

Thanks in advance,
Carmela
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Re: Alexander Bell 1851 Census Lookup
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 11 September 11 10:09 BST (UK) »
Hi
to narrow search down tried to find this birth reg
two possibles
Alexandre Bell 2nd qtr 1840 vol 4 page 303 district Surrey with this reg he could have been born at the date he gives March his parents  registered  date of birth in the next quarter.(1st qtr jan feb march-2nd qtr april may june)
other birth more of a long shot
Alexandre Mclein 3rd qtr 1840 vol 1 page 51 district Bloomsbury -covers London Middlesex
Hope this is of some help
cheers cardiff ???
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Re: Alexander Bell 1851 Census Lookup
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 11 September 11 10:23 BST (UK) »
I found this family in 1841, but the original is very, very faint so transcription errors are very likely!
Reference HO107, Piece 676, Book/Folio 1/25, Page 43
Chapel Place, St Marylebone

Beal, Thomas  M  60
Beal, Elizabeth  F  45
Beal, Sarah  F  19
Beal, Harriet  F  17
Beal, ?  F  15
Beal, Charlotte  F  25
Beal, Caroline  F  10
Beal, Alexander  M  ?
+ another 5 people, names undecipherable
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)


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Re: Alexander Bell 1851 Census Lookup
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 11 September 11 12:31 BST (UK) »
I found the following on Family Search -

Alexander Charlton Bell, baptised 2 October 1836 at St Mark's, Kennington, London.  His parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Bell.

He may be the right one, if he was either pretending to be younger, or there was a mistake with his year of birth.

The only possible sighting of him in 1851 is A Bell, 16, draper's assistant at Bazaar, Deansgate, Manchester, born in London.
There is a long list of draper's assistants at that address, so it must have been a large store.

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Re: Alexander Bell 1851 Census Lookup
« Reply #4 on: Monday 12 September 11 06:13 BST (UK) »
Thanks to everyone for trying. I think this is going to be very difficult, if not impossible.
I don't think there will be any record of baptism or he would not have undergone another baptism in 1861. He could have been less than truthful about his age, but if so, he was quite consistent about it in census records.
I think I need to make time for several research sessions on Ancestry at the library.
Stuck at home at the moment, so I was hoping that someone would turn him up without too much difficulty. I have only just discovered the adult baptism with birth date and parents, so too excited to wait until I can get to the library.

Thanks again,
Carmela
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationararchives.gov.uk

Current obsessions:
OXF: Rose of Wheatley and Holton 1700s
BRK: Stevenson of East Hanney 1600-1880s
BKM: Woodman of Wing
DEV: Youlden of Whimple
SOM: Smith, Gudge, Joy and Tett of Crewkerne