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Thomason/Thompson Brick Wall
« on: Thursday 03 January 19 20:07 GMT (UK) »
Evening,

im not sure if this is the correct place for this but im looking for guidance in were to look to knock down a couple of brick walls.

Im looking to find out what happened to my great great grandfather Robert Thomason. He was born in 1850/1 to Thomas Thomason and Mary Rimmer in North Meols, Lancashire. He pops up on the 1851 census, but cant be found until 1871.


He marries Alice Ball in 1872 and they have several children in the next few years. However apart from being mentioned on the children's baptism records, im struggling to find him. In 1881 his is in the census as a lodger in Southport and I think in 1891 he is in Keighley as a Widowed lodger.

The 1891 census entry is a an Thompson. However his wife is still alive back in southport as an Widow.

The brick wall comes in the fact that I cant find a death record for him and in 1891 he is with a child I cant identify.

Sorry if that is hard to read, im sat on a train trying to remember all the details  :o.

Thanks in advance

Angie

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Re: Thomason/Thompson Brick Wall
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 January 19 20:17 GMT (UK) »
Update with facts once you get home.
Reference (give links) to the records youre talking about.
Name:   Mother's Maiden Surname:    Order: 
THOMASON, ROBERT       RIMMER     1850  J Quarter in ORMSKIRK  Volume 21  Page 680

1851 census https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGL9-PF6
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Re: Thomason/Thompson Brick Wall
« Reply #2 on: Friday 04 January 19 01:21 GMT (UK) »
I can't find the family in 1881 - please give ref's to the census

Can't find Alice in Southport in 1891 either - again, census ref. please.

Annette
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Re: Thomason/Thompson Brick Wall
« Reply #3 on: Friday 04 January 19 13:24 GMT (UK) »
What is Robertís occupation please?

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Re: Thomason/Thompson Brick Wall
« Reply #4 on: Friday 04 January 19 13:36 GMT (UK) »
What is Robertís occupation please?

When he married Alice his occupation was a Tailor

or could it be Sailor  ::)
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Re: Thomason/Thompson Brick Wall
« Reply #5 on: Friday 04 January 19 14:11 GMT (UK) »
1881 census??

Burscough Lancashire
Reg District: Ormskirk
Resident note: Gobins Lane
Robert Thompson, aged 30, born Southport,  married occ: Tailor
Page no: 19
Reg No: RG11
Piece/Folio 3754/102

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Re: Thomason/Thompson Brick Wall
« Reply #6 on: Friday 04 January 19 14:14 GMT (UK) »
What is Robertís occupation please?

When he married Alice his occupation was a Tailor

or could it be Sailor  ::)

I think you are correct with his occupation Tailor


He marries Alice Ball in 1872 and they have several children in the next few years. However apart from being mentioned on the children's baptism records, im struggling to find him.

In 1881 his is in the census as a lodger in Southport and I think in 1891 he is in Keighley as a Widowed lodger.

The brick wall comes in the fact that I cant find a death record for him and

in 1891 he is with a child I cant identify.


1891c RG12; Piece: 3538; Folio: 92; Page: 17 -a lodger, Keighley, Yorkshire
Robert Thompson 40, Southport occ Tailor
William  9

THOMPSON, WILLIAM  mmn     BALL    
GRO Reference: 1881  D Quarter in STONE  Volume 06B  Page 51
- edited - originally thought 's' was for son  ::) but it's for marital status don't think the above birth entry is the correct William pob Manchester on census
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7GVJ-KMM

1881c RG11; Piece: 3754; Folio: 101; Page: 19 - a lodger
Robert Thompson 30 occ Tailor

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Re: Thomason/Thompson Brick Wall
« Reply #7 on: Friday 04 January 19 14:31 GMT (UK) »
Not the right pob or exact occ. :(  but thought I post........

visitor Robert Thompson age 52, marital status 'M', occ.Tailorís cutter
his pob Vauxhall London  :-\
Head of the household is Alfred Littlewood
RG13; Piece: 4055; Folio: 55; Page: 14 - Knaresborough Yorkshire

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Re: Thomason/Thompson Brick Wall
« Reply #8 on: Friday 04 January 19 14:42 GMT (UK) »
I thought it was Tailor too but how often have we seen Tailor and Sailor mistranscribed  ;D
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