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Transcribed name on 1871 census query...

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ForeverMystified Report 10 Mar 2013 17:33

Is anybody able to look at 1871 census for a Richard Stephess age 23, he is shown lodging at Wadsley Sheffield with his wife Elizabeth and son Richard age 7months. With the Chapmon (Chapman) family.

I'm sure the name Stephess is mistranscribed but cannot figure out what it should be, if so. No further records of this spelling in any records so far.

Thank you

Frances :-|


K Report 10 Mar 2013 17:42

Could it be Stephens??


MarieCeleste Report 10 Mar 2013 17:47

I thought it looked like Hipkiss on the original?

This is what FindMyPast thinks it is:

CHAPMAN, William Head M 50 1821 Yorkshire b Wadsley - Spring Knif Cutler
CHAPMAN, Frances Wife F 44 1827 Yorkshire
STEPKESIS, Richard Lodger M 23 1848 Middlesex b London - Engon Driver
STEPKESIS, Elizeberth Lodger Wife F 20 1851 Westmorland (looks like Wilshire Bristel on original)
STEPKESIS, Richard Son M 17 1854 Westmorland (looks like wilshire London on original)

Piece: 4658 Folio: 73 Page: 72
Registration District: Wortley
Civil Parish: Ecclesfield

Address: Park Nook, Ecclesfield County: Yorkshire

Looking at some of the spellings I don't think the enumerator was over bright.


K Report 10 Mar 2013 17:52


Name: Richard Stephens
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Eliza A. Stephens
Gender: Male
Where born: St Lukes, Middlesex, England

Civil parish: St James Clerkenwell
County/Island: London
Country: England

Street Address: 8 North St
Condition as to marriage: Married

Employment status:

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Occupation: Hot Water Engineer (Tho S Fittings)

Registration district: Holborn
Sub-registration district: Pentonville
ED, institution, or vessel: 7a
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 355
Folio: 47
Page Number: 14
Household Members:
Name Age
Richard Stephens 33
Eliza A. Stephens 30 b Bristol
Richard Stephens 10
Infant Stephens


ForeverMystified Report 10 Mar 2013 17:54

Thank you all for your time, will follow up all your suggestions. Stephens at Bristol looks interesting.

You never let me down GR members. <3 :-D


MarieCeleste Report 10 Mar 2013 17:56

That looks right K - I think it's the Bristol for wife's birthplace clinches it.


ForeverMystified Report 10 Mar 2013 17:58

MarieCeleste think perhaps enumerator being a Yorkshire man writes as he hears and speaks. No disrespect to Yorkshire folk have em in my bloodline.

:-D :-D


K Report 10 Mar 2013 17:58

I think so but the writing on the original is appalling !