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Edwin Dodd b1828

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Nadine

Nadine Report 20 Nov 2012 16:49

1841 Census

Address - Church Yard
Parish - Wye
District - Ashford, East, Wye
Admin City - Kent

Householder 14
Name Edwin Dodd
Age 13
Estimated Year of Birth 1828
Relationship to Head of Household -
Occupation Juvenile
Birth Place Kent
Birth City Kent


There are 22 members of this household. Does anyone know? Could it be an orphanage?
The person above Edwin Dodd is a boy called William Dodd aged 15 (poss brother?)

Can anyone help.

Thank you

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 20 Nov 2012 16:56

Their are 22 spaces for entries on the 1841 census form

Are you sure they are all for the same household, if so then it could be an institution or a lodging house/hotel

did you check the image or is your info from the transcription,

Roy

Maddie

Maddie Report 20 Nov 2012 16:59

from rootschat
The Rev. Robert BILLING of Wye was, at one time, headmaster of Wye College http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mrawson/newspaper2.html

The Tithe maps and their accompanying schedules c1840 should help you to locate the property at that time. There are copies at the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone & you could try Ashford library too.

Robert Billing is the clergyman on the census

Nadine

Nadine Report 20 Nov 2012 17:01

I did check the image Porkie Pie. All on the same address.

Thank you Maddie.

Nadine

Nadine Report 20 Nov 2012 17:01

I did check the image Porkie Pie. All on the same address.

Thank you Maddie.

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 20 Nov 2012 17:02

It says 'pupils' for some of them at least.
Jan

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 20 Nov 2012 17:04

On the next page there is a schoolmaster William Adams & his family living on the High St. - I am thinking this is a school, they are def. all pupils.
Jan

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 20 Nov 2012 17:21

I have not seen the census but if you Google their are historic references to a collage being built at Church Yard

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63424

also The old Ashford Grammar School building which is now i believe a Museum and a listed building

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listed_buildings_in_Ashford,_Kent


Roy

Reggie

Reggie Report 21 Nov 2012 14:43

The children listed below the 'assistant' are all 'Pupils'.

It was a school