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Offline marian9

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1841 Census - Merry
« on: Tuesday 28 June 05 22:37 BST (UK) »
I'd be really grateful for any information about the MERRY family.  What I know:

Husband -William Lyon MERRY (b about 1814)
Wife - Mary MERRY (b about 1819)
Son - William MERRY (b about 1840)
Daughter - Mary-Ann MERRY (b about 1841)

The eldest daughter, Jane (b 1838), was with her maternal grandparents in Norfolk at the time of the 1841 census.  However, there is no sign of the rest of the family (above) in Norfolk.  I know William Lyon MERRY was born in Chatteris, Cambridge.  Could it be that he was staying with his parents for the birth of Mary-Ann?
I think that William's parents were John and Hannah MERRY.

Thank you for your help.

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Re: 1841 Census - Merry
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 June 05 07:43 BST (UK) »
Cambs FHS has an index for 1841 on its website

If you find anyone and need full details just post the parish and census reference here and someone will check it out for you.


Census information is Crown Copyright, from
Beds:   Cople: Luke/Spencer
            Everton: Hale
            Henlow: Cooper/Watts/Sabey/Rook
            Potton:  Merrill
            Southill: Faulkner/Litchfield/Sabey/Rook
            Woburn/Husborne Crawley: Surkitt
Hunts:   Gt Gransden: Merrill/Chandler/Medlock
            Toseland: Surkitt/Hedge/Corn         
Cambs: Bourn: Bowd
            Eltisley: Medlock
            Graveley: Ford/Revell

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Re: 1841 Census - Merry
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 June 05 10:01 BST (UK) »

Could this be your family in 1841?? It does state he was born in Norfolk, but this isnt always correct.

William Merry, age 25, miller, born in county
Mary, age 20, born in county
William, age 2, born in county
Mary, age 6 months, born in county

Parish of East Bradenham
County of Norfolk
HO 107 0773

Census Information is Crown Copyright, from<br /><br />Sewell - Surrey<br />Lynch - Ireland, Devon and Channel Islands<br />Whall and Pye - Norwich, Essex and Kent<br />Cotterill - Warwickshire<br />Adams - North and East Riding of Yorkshire<br />Preest, Dufty Lewis, Aston - Forest of Dean

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Re: 1841 Census - Merry
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 30 June 05 16:13 BST (UK) »
Thank you both for your help.

Nicky, I think you've found them.  This is really helpful.

Kind regards