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1841 census Roland/rowland Sedgwick

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Marian Report 9 May 2013 20:31

Hello, I am trying to find the following family. Ann Sedgwick was born 1835 Houghton le Spring, Co Durham, had a brother Joseph born 1839 same place. Parents are Ro(w)land and Mary Sedgwick. On the 1841 index on Ancestry there is a Rowland Ledger and underneath in brackets it says Rowland Sedgwick along with a lot of others, and although the birth date for Rowland is slightly out, I would appreciate it if someone would take a look. Thank you.


George_of_Westbury Report 9 May 2013 20:47

This one, it can be sedgwick on the original, but then again?
Although the member who submitted the correction made this note

Sedgwick rather than Ledger
per 1851 census

1841 England Census
about Ann Ledger
Name: Ann Ledger
[Ann Sedgwick]
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Gender: Female
Where born: Durham, England

Civil parish: Houghton Le Spring
Hundred: Easington (North Division)
County/Island: Durham
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation: View image

Registration district: Houghton le Spring
Sub-registration district: Houghton le Spring
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 312
Book: 16
Folio: 4
Page Number: 7
Household Members: Name Age
Rowland Ledger 20
Jane Ledger 8
Ann Ledger 6
Joseph Ledger 4



brummiejan Report 9 May 2013 20:59

Looks like Sedgewick to me - the 's' matches that in 'Sarah' for another entry above.


Marian Report 9 May 2013 21:04

Hello George, thank you, on family search it says Anns parents were Rowland and Mary. This Rowland must be a brother. The spellings are awful. I can't find any of them on the 1851 census either. Thanks for looking.


George_of_Westbury Report 9 May 2013 21:08

This looks like the 1851 that was being referred to just fo Ann& Joseph

1851 census transcription details for: Village Of Woodham, Woodham
Print Close National Archive Reference:
RG number: HO107
Piece: 2384
Folio: 676
Page: 20
Reg. District: Stockton
Sub District:
Parish: Woodham
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Village Of Woodham, Woodham
County: Durham
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
WOOD, William Head Married M 26 1825 Farmer Of 338 Acres Employing 3 Labourers
Fulwell, Durham
WOOD, Harriet Wife Married F 25 1826
St Oswald, Durham
PARKER, William J Nephew Unmarried M 4 1847
Ferryhill, Durham
>>>>>>>>>>>SEDGEWICK, Joseph Servant Unmarried M 14 1837 Farm Lab
Houghton Le Spring, Durham
>>>>>>>>>>>SEDGEWICK, Ann Servant Unmarried F 16 1835 House Servant
Houghton Le Spring, Durham



Marian Report 9 May 2013 21:14

Thanks George. Ann marries in Bishop Auckland in 1855 which is "just up the road" from Woodham. :-)