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Offline Chris Anderson

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Missing wife census
« on: Friday 08 September 17 22:17 BST (UK) »
Why is the wife not named? It's just two dashes?


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Re: Missing wife census
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 September 17 22:30 BST (UK) »
The census enumerator would copy whatever the householder had filled in on their form.
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Re: Missing wife census
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 September 17 22:44 BST (UK) »
Interesting...could that be why some ages are slightly wrong?

On this census she is aged 65... but on the last census she is aged 57

And the census before that she is 44

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Re: Missing wife census
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 September 17 07:42 BST (UK) »
Those ages are not that different. 

They would not have had birth certificates, to refer to as they were born before 1837.  Age was not important as it is now with no state pensions etc.
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