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This fellow is so elusive !! Help !!

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Margaret Report 28 Feb 2013 11:32

I have a bit of a problem here. I have a William Pullen married to Emily. My first sighting of him is on 1881 census living Covent Gardens, London. He is given as age 30 a journeyman painter and plumber and has children Louisa, Emily and William living with them. On 1891 Census he is given as age 45 a painter(aged 15 years in 10 years !) with wife Emily and children Dolpher(Louisa), Emily, Albert, Mabel, Ethel and Hubert and his birthplace is given as PoolGreen, Yorks. Well search as I may I cannot find him on 1901 census to see what place of irth is given and also what age. Simply, I cannot determine his year or place of birth in order to progress backwards to the next generation. I also cannot trace a marriage for himself and Emily (nee Young). I have tried the spelling differently ie Pullen, Pullan, Pullin and still cannot locate him. What else can I do ? Thanks


Andrew Report 28 Feb 2013 11:44

1891 for ref

91 England Census
about William Pillon
Name: William Pillon
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Emily Pillon
Gender: Male
Where born: Poole, Yorkshire, England

Civil parish: Kensington
Ecclesiastical parish: All Saints
County/Island: London
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Kensington
Sub-registration district: Kensington Town
ED, institution, or vessel: 47
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 27
Folio: 35
Page Number: 82
Household Members: Name Age
William Pillon 45
Emily Pillon 34
Dollpher Pillon 15
Emily Pillon 13
Albert Pillon 11
Mabel Pillon 9
Ethel Pillon 6
Hubert Pillon 3


Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 28 Feb 2013 11:46

Have you got any if the childrens birth certs. that would give his wife's maiden name


Margee Report 28 Feb 2013 11:47

1911 England Census
about William Pullon Name: William Pullon
Age in 1911: 64
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Sheffield
Civil parish: Kensington
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address: 235 Cornwall Road
Marital Status: Married Head (Married)
Years married: 40
Estimated Marriage Year: 1871
Registration district: Kensington
Registration District Number: 2
Sub-registration district: Kensington Central
ED, institution, or vessel: 13
Piece: 152
Household Members: Name Age
William Pullon 64
Emily Pullon 50
Louisa Youngs 70 , sister, single, born Yarmouth
Albert Pullon 31 , born Kensington
Herbert Pullon 24 , born Kensington
Emma Rosina Pullon 15 , grandchild, born Kensington Infirmary?

Married 40 years, 7 children, 6 still living.


Choccy Report 28 Feb 2013 11:48

Marriages Sep 1877 (>99%)

Hodgson Joseph Kensington 1a 122
McLachlan Sophia Caroline Kensington 1a 122
>>>>PULLON William Kensington 1a 122
>>>>YOUNGS Emilie Catherine Kensington 1a 122
>>>>Youngs Emily Kensington 1a 122


Potty Report 28 Feb 2013 11:49

The address in 1881 is 13 Convent Gardens, Kensignton - don't think this is the same place as Covent Garden Market.

These two are living with him (the image has wife's mother on the image for the -; looks like he didn't know his mother-in-law well!

- 50
Louisa Young 30 - sister


Margaret Report 28 Feb 2013 11:52

Thank you all for your replies.
Ah Margee, thank you. I hadn't actually got as far as trying the 1911 census - I wasted so much time on 1901 and the various spellings of the surname. I see the place of birth is given as Sheffield, so maybe PoolGreen, Yorks is near Sheffield and his age seems to fit with the 1891 census, so I now have a rough idea of his year of birth.

Reggie - I knew his wife's maiden name via contact with a member of the Young family but who knew nothing other than she married William Pullen.


Margaret Report 28 Feb 2013 12:00

I need to go now unfortunately as I am due in work in 30 mins. Thank you all for trying.


Potty Report 28 Feb 2013 12:01

Do you have this baptism for his daughter:

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
about Louisa Pullon
Name: Louisa Pullon
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 10 Oct 1875
Father's Name: William Pullon
Mother's name: Emily Pullon
Parish or Poor Law Union: Notting Hill All Saints
Borough: Kensington and Chelsea
Register Type: Parish Registers

Address: 13 Convent Gardens


Margee Report 28 Feb 2013 12:01

Pool Green, Masbrough, was an area in the region of where Masbrough Street and Main Street once joined.
There is a PH on the corner that was called the Travellers Rest, it now seems to be some sort of night club,
the original Travellers Rest dated back to the 1840's, but was rebuilt at a later date.


Reggie Report 28 Feb 2013 12:03

Now that you've been given his marriage info, you can get the cert to find out his father's details, which will help with locating him on earlier census records