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Please can someone help with 1841 census?

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ManchesterCat

ManchesterCat Report 24 Mar 2013 23:30

Thanks
Is it possible then to search via address? that would be very useful.

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 24 Mar 2013 23:34

I used Findmy past to search by address and to trawl Stott Street- unfortunately it didn't have street numbers in this census, so I had to look at a large percentage of the street before I found the Leach boys.

When I saw argyllgran had found Mary, I just looked for her by name to check the address she and the Higginsons were living at, to see if it were Chester Road.

ManchesterCat

ManchesterCat Report 24 Mar 2013 23:45

Thank you all very much for your help and time x

Kucinta

Kucinta Report 24 Mar 2013 23:49

Looking at https://familysearch.org

There seem to be three Samuel Leeches breeding in Ashton under Lyne around the time John was born.

AnnCardiff posted a birth for John son of Samuel and Elizabeth, but there is also a Samuel and Ann breeding at the same time by the looks of things, and a Samuel and Mary.

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 25 Mar 2013 08:50

ManchesterCat -
You asked about searching by address - no, not on Ancestry. I search by name and any other known factors such as age, place, etc. Then, having found a likely-looking record, depending on the census year, either the transcription will give the address, or I can look at the image of the original document and see what the address is.

Re John Robinson -
I've been hunting, but so far can't find any with the right combination of suitable age and occupation of millwright, in Manchester. I assume he lived somewhere in Manchester, as Mary Ann's birth and marriage took place there.

ManchesterCat

ManchesterCat Report 25 Mar 2013 09:34

Hi, thank you for helping x
I also have been looking for John Robinson and have reached a dead end. I have also been looking for a Samuel Leech (Leach if misspelled) and can only find the family living in Littlemoss Ashton in 41 which was detailed earlier, which now can't be the correct family since John is living in Stott St Hulme (but born in Ashton, not far away).
I can't find the other Samuel Leech's that Kucinta kindly found.
I might go and grab a coffee and wake up a bit more before continuing.

Thanks too for the info re Ancestry. I might subscribe to one more site, either Ancestry or Find my Past.
Regards x

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 25 Mar 2013 11:07

I posted a birth date for Mary ann on page 1, but in view of the approx YOB in 1841 census, this one looks more likely:

Mary Ann Robinson

England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

christening: 13 May 1821 Caton, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
residence: Caton, Lancashire, England


parents:John Robinson, Mary Ann

If that's her, I wonder if this is her father in 1871? A widower and a millhand:


1871 England Census about John Robinson
Name: John Robinson
Age: 76
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1795
Gender: Male
Where born: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Civil parish: Caton
Ecclesiastical parish: Caton St Paul
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Registration district: Lunesdale
Sub-registration district: Caton
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Household schedule number: 5
Piece: 4234
Folio: 30
Page Number: 3
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Bradley 65
Dorothy Bradley 55
Mary A Briggs 16
Robert Wilcock 77
William Foxcroft 81
John Barret 57
Robert Thomson 9
Wm Hodgson 77
Elizabeth Hartley 53
Betty Friers 36
Jane Friers 14
Margt Friers 2
John Leak 10
Jane Leak 9
Edward Leak 6
Thomas Leak 1
Thomas Laycock 8
Catherine Laycock 6
Wm Penney 55
Timothy Jackson 84
Nancy Lamb 83
John Robinson 76

ManchesterCat

ManchesterCat Report 25 Mar 2013 11:21

Hi
I'm not sure either of those are correct as Mary Ann on the 51 census is born Salford Manchester and was living on the border of Salford a couple of minutes away in Hulme Manchester when she married. Caton Lancaster is an hours drive.
What do you think? Thanks x

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 25 Mar 2013 11:36

Yes, I think you're quite right. I'd forgotten the Salford connection.

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 25 Mar 2013 12:48

Here's a slight possibility for John Robinson in 1841. He's an "engine m", presumably "engine maker", which would fit with his being called a millwright on Mary Ann's marriage details.Living in Yorkshire Street.

(Millwright per Wikipedia:
A millwright is a craftsman or tradesman engaged with the construction and maintenance of machinery. More generally in the English speaking world, early millwrights were specialist carpenters who erected machines used in agriculture, food processing and processing lumber and paper. In the early part of the Industrial Revolution, their skills were pressed into service building the earliest powered textile mills.)


1841 England Census about John Robinson
Name: John Robinson
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
Gender: Male
Where born: Lancashire, England

Civil parish: Salford
Hundred: Salford
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street Address:
Yorkshire Street
Occupation:
Engine m

Registration district: Salford
Sub-registration district: Regent Road
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 586
Book: 3
Folio: 17
Page Number: 27
Household Members:
Name Age
Richard Fletcher 12
Robert Gloster 30
John Robinson 50
Thomas Duston 40
James Duston 6
Thomas Duston 13
Joseph Jackson 20
Mary Kearns 40
Ann Chadwick 25
Thomas Johnson 25

We don't know if his wife Mary was still alive in 1841, do we?
This one seems to be living in some sort of lodging house.

ManchesterCat

ManchesterCat Report 25 Mar 2013 13:06

Hi, thanks for that. I don't know the name of John Robinson's wife, do I? His daughter was Mary Ann who married John Leech in 41.
I will see if I can locate a marriage.

ManchesterCat

ManchesterCat Report 25 Mar 2013 13:28

Sorry, Mary is named as John Robinson's wife in the birth record of their daughter. Will see if I can find a marriage. x

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 25 Mar 2013 16:48

A couple of suggestions:

Here's the marriage of a John Robinson who's a joiner, as a possibility:


Manchester, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930 (Cathedral) about John Robinson
Name: John Robinson
Marriage Date: 18 Jan 1812
Parish: Manchester, St Mary, St Denys and St George
Spouse's Name: Mary Arkwright
Archive Roll: 692

And this one's a blacksmith:


Manchester, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930 (Cathedral) about John Robinson
Name: John Robinson
Marriage Date: 12 Aug 1816
Parish: Manchester, St Mary, St Denys and St George
Spouse's Name: Mary Barten
Archive Roll: 693

I've no idea of their ages, though.

ManchesterCat

ManchesterCat Report 25 Mar 2013 20:33

Thank you.
I've done a few searches on different sites and found over a dozen possible marriages for John Robinson and Mary, all in and around Manchester. Don't think I will ever know for certain.
Thank you so much for all the time you have put in, and for anything else that you uncover, I appreciate it x.