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1861 census lookup

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Pauline Report 11 Nov 2012 14:35

Could anyone find two of my Searle family in 1861, they are Edwin Searle born circa 1844 and his brother Richard born 1847 both Plymouth area ,Richard became a Stonemason.

Pauline. :-\

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 11 Nov 2012 14:56

1851 England Census about Edwin Searle
Name: Edwin Searle
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Relation: Son
Mother's name: Elizabeth Searle
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Plymouth, Devon, England
Civil parish: Plymouth St Andrew
Ecclesiastical parish: St James
County/Island: Devon
Country: England
Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


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Registration district: Plymouth
Sub-registration district: Charles
ED, institution, or vessel: 1k
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 164
Piece: 1878
Folio: 300
Page Number: 39
Household Members:
Name Age
Elizabeth Searle 34
Elizabeth Searle 11
Edwin Searle 7
Caroline Searle 6
Richard Searle 3
Mary Ann Searle 3 Mo

Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1878; Folio: 300; Page: 39; GSU roll: 221026.


Joseph Report 11 Nov 2012 14:58

For ref

1851 at 2, Bath Street, St Andrew, Plymouth
SEARLE, Elizabeth Wife Married F 34 1817 Dressmaker Holston, Cornwall
SEARLE, Elizabeth Daughter F 11 1840 Scholar Holston, Cornwall
SEARLE, Edwin Son M 7 1844 Scholar Plymouth, Devonshire
SEARLE, Caroline Daughter F 6 1845 Plymouth, Devonshire
SEARLE, Richard Son M 3 1848 Plymouth, Devonshire
SEARLE, Mary Ann Daughter F 0 (3 MOS) 1851 Plymouth


GlitterBaby Report 11 Nov 2012 15:16

Only found Caroline so far as SERLE


brummiejan Report 11 Nov 2012 15:25


Who was their father?

1861 England Census
Name: Mary J Searle
Age: 11
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Richard Searle
Mother's name: Maria Searle
Gender: Female
Where born: Plymouth, Devon, England

Civil parish: Antony St Jacob
County/Island: Cornwall

Registration district: St Germans
Sub-registration district: Anthony

Richard Searle 46
Maria Searle 46
Richard Searle 13
Mary J Searle 11
Samuel Cole 2
Ann Waters 15


brummiejan Report 11 Nov 2012 15:33

The father in the 1861 is a mason, so might well be them - 2nd marriage maybe?


brummiejan Report 12 Nov 2012 14:58

PM from Pauline - please can you put replies on here? Type in box below and click 'submit'.

'Yes that is my Searle family thank you, Richard (senior) lost his 1st wife in childbirth, Mary J Searle is Mary Ann in the 1851 census and I have found her in the 1871 in Lambeth but after that she vanishes until in 1908 she is living in Mbro with Caroline and she is called Mary Rowland but I cant find a marriage for a Mary Searle and a Rowland so she must have married more than once, and I cannot find what happens to her sister Elizabeth Ann after 1851. '


brummiejan Report 12 Nov 2012 15:03

How do you know she is Rowland in 1908?

Is this her maybe?

1911 England Census about Mary Rowland
Name: Mary Rowland
Age in 1911: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Relation to Head: Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Plymouth, Devonshire, England
Civil parish: Portsmouth
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Street Address: 50 Dickens Road, Mile End, Landport, Portsmouth
Years married: 1
Estimated Marriage Year: 1910
Registration district: Portsmouth
Registration District Number: 90
Sub-registration district: North End and Buckland
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Household schedule number: 356
Piece: 5481
Household Members:
Name Age
Jeremiah Rowland 48
Mary Rowland 60


brummiejan Report 12 Nov 2012 15:08

You are going to have to be super-careful aren't you!

Births Dec 1850 (>99%)
Searle Mary Ann Plymouth 9 400
Births Mar 1851 (>99%)
Searle Mary Jane Plymouth 9 442


brummiejan Report 12 Nov 2012 15:10

Just wondering if Mary Ann died and Mary J on census is another child? It was quite common to re-use names back then.

Deaths Mar 1851 (>99%)
SEARLE Mary Ann Plymouth 9 311