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London Census records
« on: Tuesday 13 March 18 14:14 GMT (UK) »
I am finding it very difficult to research a branch of the family that lived in London.  Is this because many of the records were destroyed in the Blitz, or simply because they are so vast?  It is really frustrating me!  Thanks.

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Re: London Census records
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 14:17 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :)  Perhaps if you give us some names, possible locations and which census you are having trouble with - we might be able to help you.   :)
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Re: London Census records
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 14:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Welcome to Rootschat.   :)

As far as I know the only complete census to have been destroyed was 1931, which was lost in a fire. 1921 is not available yet so the latest census is 1911; the 1939 Register is available on FindMyPast.

Some small areas have been lost; for example parts of Woolwich 1861 census where one of my lines lived.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: London Census records
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 14 March 18 20:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that info.  I am researching two ancestors, Wm John Shepherd born about 1857 and his wife Sarah Ann Foy born about the same time, married at St Johns Walworth.  My first connection to them is the marriage certificate of 1877.  So they are both missing from at least 2 census records.


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Re: London Census records
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 March 18 21:09 GMT (UK) »
Sarah Ann Foy
1861 census 10 York Road Lambeth

Sarah Foy 26 mar  lodger born Fulham
James B 4 bermondsey
Sarah A 2.  "
Lodging with James Betts and family

1871 census 5 East Road Southwark
Charles Foy 38 foreman on steam boat rotherhithe
Sarah 37 Fulham
James B 14 Bermondsey
Sarah Ann J 12 Newington
Agnes A 9
Charles. A 7
Alice M 3
Emily A 9 months

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Re: London Census records
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 March 18 21:15 GMT (UK) »
When her sister Emily Ada marries Charles the father has occ. engineer.

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 14 March 18 21:16 GMT (UK) »
Do you have them in the census after they are married?

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Re: London Census records
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 14 March 18 21:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi are they with family in Aston, Birmingham in 1891 ?
Census ref RG12/2421/61/9
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Re: London Census records
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 14 March 18 21:49 GMT (UK) »
HI again, this is the 1891 family in 1881 census:-

William J SHEPPERD 24 occ House Painter b Camberwell
Sarah A 22 b Camberwell ( Newington on 1891/1911)
William C 2
Charles F 11 Months
All children b Birmingham
Census ref RG11/3032/52/25

Charles Frederick Shepherd June qtr 1880 Aston 6d 399 mmn FOY
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