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Finding info before 1837/1841

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Reggie

Reggie Report 12 Feb 2013 13:56

1861 England Census
Name: Elizabeth Godfrey
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Relation: Granddaughter
Gender: Female
Where born: Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, England
Civil parish: Blidworth
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England

Registration district: Mansfield
Sub-registration district: Blidworth
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 23
Piece: 2430
Folio: 6
Page Number: 5
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hopkinson 70***************Army Chelsea Pensioner!!!!!
Susan Hopkinson 67
Elizabeth Godfrey 19

Reggie

Reggie Report 12 Feb 2013 13:57

1871 England Census
Name: Susan Hopkinson
Age: 78
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1793
Relation: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Perth, Scotland
Civil parish: Blidworth
Town: Blidworth
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Registration district: Mansfield
Sub-registration district: Blidworth
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Household schedule number: 105
Piece: 3475
Folio: 12
Page Number: 17
Household Members:
Name Age
Susan Hopkinson 78

Ian

Ian Report 13 Feb 2013 09:21

This is some great information. It will be great to get this verified! I have checked the military records section and if William is part of my family line, he was an army private for 24 years and his trade was a wheelwright. Quick google search shows wheelwright to be somebody who makes and repairs carriage and other mobile equipment wheels! I would never have imagined a trade like this in the army, but i suppose times have changed since the early 1800's!! I had looked at some of those census records and wondered why the childrens birth places were so varied.

Reggie

Reggie Report 13 Feb 2013 10:46

Heavy guns were transported on gun carriages............if you've ever seen the Royal Tournament on TV, you'll have seen the races involving them.

Ian

Ian Report 17 Feb 2013 20:23

Hi People!

Finished my run of lates/nights so will be researching again this coming week!