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1851 Canada West Census - What does X and VV mean? SOLVED
« on: Friday 31 January 20 20:53 GMT (UK) »
In the column for residence if out of limits, the enumerator sometimes has marked an X or a VV (or a W) at the far right of the column.  I'm not sure if it's meant to mean something or just a method of counting?  Any help on this?

I figured it out - he's marking married people with X and Widowers with a W.
ENGLAND: Thomas Hawdon (??-??)
ENGLAND: Matthias Hawdon (1732-1788)
ENGLAND: William Hawdon (1767-1836)
ENGLAND: John Crozier Hawdon (1807-1870)
ENGLAND-CANADA: Charles William Hawdon (1850-1935)

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Re: 1851 Canada West Census - What does X and VV mean? SOLVED
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 02 February 20 13:35 GMT (UK) »
Lol x Should have been -

Marital Status.

M (Married)
S (Single)
W (Widow)
Wr (Widower)

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1851/Pages/about-census.aspx

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Re: 1851 Canada West Census - What does X and VV mean? SOLVED
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 16 February 20 15:08 GMT (UK) »
It was in another column.  I'm not sure why he also made these marks, but it's clearing corresponding that way on every line when I go through the pages.  :)
ENGLAND: Thomas Hawdon (??-??)
ENGLAND: Matthias Hawdon (1732-1788)
ENGLAND: William Hawdon (1767-1836)
ENGLAND: John Crozier Hawdon (1807-1870)
ENGLAND-CANADA: Charles William Hawdon (1850-1935)


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Re: 1851 Canada West Census - What does X and VV mean? SOLVED
« Reply #3 on: Monday 17 February 20 18:47 GMT (UK) »
If you scroll down to the end of the link *Sandra* posted, you will see info about accessing what would be a second page to the census. Depending on where the census was taken (I think) there should be a second page for what you were looking at. This is where the married, single, widowed would have been fully recorded. These second pages are also available through the automatedgenealogy website.

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