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1881 census for Bradford please

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Frances Report 22 Mar 2013 15:48

A while ago I was given :-

Name: Henry Field, a dyer, of 15 George Street
Birth Year: abt 1870
Age: 24
Marriage or Bann Date: 12 May 1894
Parish: Bradford, St Peter (Bradford Cathedral)
Father's Name: Martin Field - Iron Dresser
Spouse's Name: Mary Jennings (23) a weaver of 44 George Street
Spouse's Father's Name: James Jennings (deceased) Stonemason

Now I have checked for Mary being born in Bradford 1871 but there are several potential births. However, as her father's name from her marriage is James, does this allow anyone to find her when she was 10, in 1881, and her father still alive?

Many thanks,


Helen Report 22 Mar 2013 15:59

1871 England Census about James Jennings
Name: James Jennings
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Alice Jennings
Gender: Male
Where born: Halifax; Northowram, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Bradford
Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Registration district: Bradford
Sub-registration district: Bradford East End
ED, institution, or vessel: 27
Household schedule number: 71
Piece: 4456
Folio: 67
Page Number: 14
Household Members:
Name Age
James Jennings 26 >>>>>>>>>.stone mason
Alice Jennings 28
Ann Maria Jennings 3
Jane Jennings 2
Oliver Jennings 1 Month

1881 England Census about Alice Jennings
Name: Alice Jennings
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Relation: Inmate
Gender: Female
Where born: Skipton, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Horton In Bradford
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Street Address: "Bradford Union Workhouse" Horton Lane
Condition as to marriage: Windower (Widower)

Employment status:

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Registration district: Bradford
Sub-registration district: Horton
ED, institution, or vessel: Bradford Union Workhouse
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4465
Folio: 98
Page Number: 10
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary Sullivan 49
Jane Wadsworth 38
Ann Riley 80
Samuel Stubbs 10
Michael Mahoney 61
Joshua Illingworth 59
Chas. Cuddy 9
Walter Marshall 11
Alfred Tilford 14
Guy Sindray 15
Edward Fothergill 69
Bridget Allen 27
Cathe. Allen 2
Dinah Neal 44
Mary Fonmon 72
John Taylor 44
John Eacrel 84
Mary Gill 61
Cathe. Fulton 60
Geo.Ed. Allan 1
Joseph Wroe 60
Maria Fothergill 60
Edith Knight 2
Ann Fieldhouse 68
Sarah Robinson 52
James Child 50
Alice Arrowsmith 19
Harriet Myers 9
Jane Bairstow 47
Wm. Craggs 54
Henry Weston 49
Arthur Lucas 4
John Waddington 62
Kate Mahoney 60
John Dawson 74
Henry Sanderson 47
Mary Ann Mahoney 24
Mary Fawcett 41
Emily Fawcett 6
Tom Winder 9
Thos. Myers 66
Harriet Normington 34
Emily Normington 8
Hannah Howley 28
Mary Howley 3
Alice Jennings 37
Ann Jennings 13
Jane Jennings 12
Mary Jennings 10 >>>>>>>>>>>
Harriet Jennings


Helen Report 22 Mar 2013 16:06

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915 about James Jennings
Name: James Jennings
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1879
Age at Death: 35
Registration district: Bradford
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 9b
Page: 58 (click to see others on page)


Helen Report 22 Mar 2013 16:09

West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935 about James Jennings
Name: James Jennings>>>>>>>>>>>Mason
Birth Year: abt 1844
Age: 22
Marriage or Bann Date: 16 Jun 1866
Parish: Bradford, St Peter (Bradford Cathedral)
Father's Name: Thomas Jennings
Spouse's Name: Alice Wilson
Spouse's Father's Name: Jonathan Wilson


Frances Report 22 Mar 2013 16:11

Oh dear, oh dear, looks like James Jennings fell off Bradford cathedral and left Alice with possibly three young children and no income?
Thank you for finding them Maddie and Helen for finding the family in 1871


Maddie Report 22 Mar 2013 16:14



Frances Report 22 Mar 2013 16:15

Yet again you're too fast for my typing Helen and Maddie. Thank you for the extra.


MarieCeleste Report 22 Mar 2013 19:27

Just so no-one repeats anything on the Fields: