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Offline Cathy53

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Robert Kennedy missing from 1841 census
« on: Wednesday 05 June 19 10:46 BST (UK) »
I am wondering why Robert would not appear in 1841 census but would in 1851.

1851 Sorn 613/11/5.       19 Buchanan Place.
Kennedy, John, head, age 49 cotton yarn draper
Kennedy Ann, wife, age 49
Kennedy, Ann, dau, age 24
Kennedy, Marion, dau, age 21
Kennedy, Agnes, dau, age 19
Kennedy, Janet, dau, age 17
Kennedy, Robert, son, age 15
Kennedy, James, son, age 12
Kennedy, John, son, age 10
Smart, Ann, grand-dau, age 2

1841 census 613/ 10/ 7 Sorn.          Catrine, Wood Street
Kennedy, John, head, age 40, cotton yarn dresser
Kennedy, Ann, age 40
Kennedy, Anne, age 15
Kennedy, Marion, age 12
Kennedy, Agnes, age 10
Kennedy, Janet, age 8
Kennedy, James, age 6
Kennedy, John, age 11 months


I have marriage for John Kennedy an Ann Farquhar 28/11/1825. OPR 610/ 40 326 Old Cumnock

Births for all children:

Ann OPR 610/ 40 63 Old Cumnock

OPR 577/ 20 90 Auchinleck
Marion
Agnes

Janet OPR 577/ 20 240 Auchinleck

OPR 613/ 30 384 Sorn
Robert
James
John

All OPR births state John Kennedy, Weaver/dresser and Ann Farquhar.

Could they have got the names mixed up on 1841 census and where they have named James as age 6 it should be Robert, who was born 1836 and really missed off James who was born 1838?

Hope this is not too long winded.
Cathy
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Re: Robert Kennedy missing from 1841 census
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 10:54 BST (UK) »
Family on 1841, Catrine Wood Street, Sorn. FREECEN,

/www.freecen.org.uk/search_records/5a14227ef4040b9d6e0c50aa/john-kennedy-1841-ayrshire-sorn-1840-?locale=en

As you say, as father born out of county, maybe with family elsewhere.

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Re: Robert Kennedy missing from 1841 census
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 11:10 BST (UK) »
Information on FreeCEN matches the extract in the original post, and in the census index at SP, and FindMyPast agrees. Only FreeCEN queries the enumeration of James as female.

I think it is probably an enumerator error. Maybe the enumerator's eye missed part of a line when he was transcribing the information into his book. It wouldn't be the first time I have seen something of the sort.
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Re: Robert Kennedy missing from 1841 census
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 16:29 BST (UK) »
Cathy, you might like to change the century in 1st line of your opening post. There was no 1941 census and it will be 3 decades before we see 1951.  :)
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Re: Robert Kennedy missing from 1841 census
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 19:16 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your replies.
Have now amended that first line!🙂
Mitchell, Macpherson, Macbeth, Ross, Lyell, Kennedy, Mcdonald, Mackay, Keay, Simpson and Adamson.