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James Yandell born 1848 on 1891 Census

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Rose Report 23 Apr 2019 18:50

Any help in finding James Yandell born 1848 in Bristol on the 1891 census.
His wife was Mary.
Their children with their ages in 1891 would be Fred 16 Anne 15 Clara 10 John 10 James 9 William 4 and Richard 2.

I have them in 1881 at 4 hotwells road and in 1901 at 6 Gilbert Street but struggling to find them in 1891.

Any help please


Rambling Report 23 Apr 2019 18:58

1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Walter Street, Bedminster, Somerset, England

James Yandall Head Married Male 42 1849 Boiler Maker -
Mary A Yandall Wife Married Female 41 1850 - -
Clara Yandall Daughter - Female 10 1881 Scholar -
John Yandall Son - Male 10 1881 Scholar -
James Yandall Son - Male 8 1883 Scholar -
William G Yandall Son - Male 4 1887 - -
Richard Yandall Son - Male 2 1889 -


Rose Report 23 Apr 2019 19:05

Hi Rambling That looks like them I have done another search on ancestry and it still is not coming up, I am not sure why cos I am sure that it should!


Rambling Report 23 Apr 2019 19:08

Transcribed on Ancestry as

1891 England Census

Name: Clara Gandall
Gender: Female
Age: 10
Relationship: Daughter
Birth Year: 1881
Father: James Gandall
Mother: Mary A Gandall
Birth Place: Bristol
Civil Parish: Bedminster
Residence Place: Bedminster, Somerset, England
Sub registration district: Bedminster
ED, Institution or Vessel: 10
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1947
Folio: 32

They had another daughter just in case you don't have her YANDELL, ADA ELIZABETH WHEELER
GRO Reference: 1892 M Quarter in BEDMINSTER Volume 05C Page 659


Rose Report 23 Apr 2019 19:15

Thank you so much. I am never sure why I can't find them even though I put in sounds like etc! sorry but so glad you found it thank you. Yes I have Ada as well but born in 1892 so I have her on the 1901 census

again many thanks for helping me


Rambling Report 23 Apr 2019 19:16

You're very welcome :-)


SylviaInCanada Report 24 Apr 2019 00:20

Rose ...............

one tip for when you can't find a family.

Use the forenames only.

Choose a child, enter forename, birth year +/-2, county of birth

Then enter mother's forename, date of birth +/-2, county of birth

Enter father's forename, date of birth +/-2, county of birth

Enter a sibling's forename as above, if there is one that would be alive.

Then search only on those parameters ................ I'm betting that that is what Rambling did, as it is what I would do.


Rose Report 24 Apr 2019 17:06

Hi SylviainCanada. Thanks. i have just looked at Ancestry search a for the first person you can put in forename birth year and county of birth but for any additions I can only seem to enter their forename nothing else. However I entered the details that I was searching for and eventually found it but that was knowing from Rambling that there was a spelling error on surname. I tried it for another part of the family I was searching in the 18771 census and no joy. thats was Ann Yandell born 1837 bristol with husband Isaac davies born 1830 in dudley. with three children Walter born 1856 in Manchester William 1859 in bristol and James 1861 in bath. I still could not see anything relevant so I think i must be doing something incorrectly.
Thanks for the suggestion though I will try it with any other one I am struggling with and might have some success


SylviaInCanada Report 24 Apr 2019 17:56

Rose ........

did you also try using the wild card * as a replacement for 1 or more missing letters, especially for names that can be spelled different ways (or mis-spelled)??

Ann* ............. in case of Anne / Annie /Anny


ErikaH Report 24 Apr 2019 17:59

GRO Reference: 1856 M Quarter in MANCHESTER Volume 08D Page 204

1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census
5, Gt Ormond Yard, St Andrew Holborn Above the Bars and St George the Martyr, Holborn, London & Middlesex, England
Josiah Davies Head Married Male 51 1830 Brass Finisher Dudley, Staffordshire, England
Annie Davies Wife Married Female 43 1838 Wife Clifton, Somerset, England
Walter Edward Davies Son Married Male 25 1856 Tailor Manchester, Lancashire, England
William Davies Son Married Male 22 1859 Sailor (Man Of War) Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
James Davies Son Single Male 20 1861 Theatrical (Service) Bath, Somerset, England
Emma Davies Daughter Single Female 18 1863 Domestic Servant Bath, Somerset, England
Ann Eliza Davies Daughter Single Female 14 1867 Bookbinder Bath, Somerset, England
Alice Clara Davies Daughter Single Female 12 1869 Scholar Bath, Somerset, England
Francis Alfd Davies Son Single Male 7 1874 Scholar Bath, Somerset, England


Isaac Davis Head Married Male 81 1780 Brass Founder Dudley, Worcestershire, England
Ann Davis Wife Married Female 23 1838 Dressmaker Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Walter Davis Son - Male 5 1856 Scholars Manchester, Lancashire, England
William Davis Son - Male 2 1859 Scholars Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
James Davis Son - Male 0 1861 - Bath, Somerset, England


Rose Report 24 Apr 2019 18:00

I had forgotten about that . I was told about it when I first started doing family research
but it had slipped my mind. something else to try. thanks so much for your help.


Rambling Report 24 Apr 2019 18:02

There are two more births between 1861 and 71

GRO Reference: 1866 D Quarter in BATH Volume 05C Page 623
GRO Reference: 1863 M Quarter in BATH Volume 05C Page 730

But I am struggling to find the family together in 1871 on either site.


Rambling Report 24 Apr 2019 18:06

sorry x posted there and Erika has found them in 1881

GRO Reference: 1868 S Quarter in BATH Volume 05C Page 649


Rose Report 24 Apr 2019 18:59

Finding home in 1881 is great and they are together although the sons are of an age when they usually have left home so its great to have that information. I couldn't find them in 1871 or 1891 and Isaac appears to change to Josiah in 1881 so will still hunt for them thanks
Also great to know they had four more children as well. I will get there in the end. Again thanks for all your help


ArgyllGran Report 24 Apr 2019 20:50

In 1871 they should be in Bath, going by the children's birthplaces and dates, but I can't see any of them, in spite of trying all the usual tricks.


ErikaH Report 24 Apr 2019 21:02

No sign in 1871

There are a few 'permanent gaps' in the records, but none of them is for Bath


SylviaInCanada Report 24 Apr 2019 23:45

I tried all the tricks I knew, but no success :-(