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Youngest person recorded on a census?

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Jonesey Report 28 Jun 2012 14:51

The youngest person that I have yet found on a census was Florence Mary Barnett in Sculcoates, East Yorkshire, who on the 1911 census form completed by her father Henry (Harry) is recorded as being just 4 hours old.

Has anyone found anyone younger?


brummiejan Report 28 Jun 2012 14:59

Interesting Jonesey. I searched 'hours' on Ancestry and I think Mary wins! But did find this amusing entry, what a job eh:

1911 England Census
Name: Elizabeth Allbon
Age in 1911: 61
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Ross
Civil parish: Fulham
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address: 45 Radipole Road, Fulham, London S W
Marital Status: Single
Registration district: Fulham

Elizabeth Allbon 61
Maria Hannah Spittle 76


brummiejan Report 28 Jun 2012 15:02

a rival!

1911 England Census about Baby Boy Born
Name: Baby Boy Born
Age in 1911: 4 Hours
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1911
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Aston, Cheshire, England
Civil parish: Newhall
County/Island: Cheshire
Country: England
Street Address: The Inn Aston Nantwich


brummiejan Report 28 Jun 2012 15:03

1911 England Census
Name: Alfred Buckton
Age in 1911: 2 Hours
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1911
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Stockton On Tees, Durham, England
Civil parish: Stockton on Tees
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Street Address: 5 Sun Street
Registration district: Stockton
Registration District Number: 544

George Buckton 34
Maria Buckton 32
Vilet Ellen Buckton 10
Olive Buckton 7
George Buckton 4
Leonard Buckton 2
Alfred Buckton 2 Hours


Jonesey Report 28 Jun 2012 15:04

Young Alf is winning by a head. ;-)


brummiejan Report 28 Jun 2012 15:04

Beat that Jonesey!!

1911 England Census

Name: Arthur James Howard
Age in 1911: 4 Minutes
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1911
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Birmingham
Civil parish: Birmingham
County/Island: Warwickshire
Country: England
Street Address: 7 Bck 266 Brearley Birmingham
Registration district: Birmingham

G Henry Howard 36
Francis Jane Howard 34
G Henry Howard 12
Bertie E Howard 10
Joseph G Howard 5
Lezzie Jane Howard 2
Arthur James Howard 4 Minutes


brummiejan Report 28 Jun 2012 15:09

I think Arthur was 5 months - drat! But look at this one, wow:

1911 England Census
Name: Jane Ross
Age in 1911: 50 Minutes
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1911
Relation to Head: Daughter
Gender: Female
Civil parish: Bolton
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street Address: 122 Sapling Rd Bolton
Registration district: Bolton
Registration District Number: 461
Sub-registration district: South West Bolton

John Ross 32
Gertrude Ross 25
Harold Ross 2
Mary Ross 1 Hour
Jane Ross 50 Minutes


Jonesey Report 28 Jun 2012 15:14


I am surprised that his father could concentrate sufficiently to fill out the form so promptly. Good on yer Mr George Henry Howard, top marks for efficiency.

Mind you not much else to do in Brearley Street at that time of night. ;-)

P.S. you could be right about Arthur being 4 months old. :-(


Jonesey Report 28 Jun 2012 15:21

The twins Mary and Jane Ross in Bolton most certainly are now in the lead and will take some beating.


jax Report 28 Jun 2012 16:14

Do you reckon they decided to change their names ?

Births Jun 1911 (>99%)

Ross Annie Bolton 8c 351
Ross Lily Bolton 8c 351