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1841 census return for Lancashire - Rochdale area

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margaret Report 19 Feb 2020 10:52

Have found a family living at Dearnley Mill near Rochdale, Lancashire. I think they are actually in a cottage there.
There are 5 names;
James Booth aged 45 (1796)
Jane Booth aged 35 (1806) wife nee Brown?
Margt. Booth aged 1 (1840) daughter
Maria Wallwork aged 15 (1826)
John Binns aged 45 (1796)

There is a marriage at Manchester cathedral -08/06/1840, that I think might be this couple. But I cannot find a registration of birth for the daughter -Margaret?
If anyone has access to the full census could they say where each was born ? please.
I cannot find them in 1851 .
Although I suspect James Booth might be in Manchester in Slaters trade Directory of 1858-63 as at 10 Smith Street, Ancoats, Manchester .as a spinner.

Any suggestions gratefully received...


ErikaH Report 19 Feb 2020 10:55

1841 only says whether or not they were born 'in county'

This must relate to previous posts - too much of a coincidence of names for it not to be the case


ErikaH Report 19 Feb 2020 10:57

James was NOT born in Lancashire

His occupation was SHOPKEEPER

No penalties for not registering births until 1875 (make a note)


ErikaH Report 19 Feb 2020 10:57


SylviaInCanada Report 19 Feb 2020 20:49

Make a note of this site if you are working with bmds in Lancashire

It is a very useful site


mgnv Report 23 Feb 2020 20:05

Note that Margt was born before the marr


SylviaInCanada Report 23 Feb 2020 21:30

Is this the marriage you refer to????

Manchester, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930 (Cathedral)

Name: James Booth
Marriage Date: 8 Jun 1840
Parish: Manchester, St Mary, St Denys and St George
Spouse's name: Jane Brown
Spouse's Father's Name: William Brown
Archive Roll: 705

from the image ..........

James is single, of full age, occupation Callenderer. Address:- 10 Factory Lane. No father's name or occupation.

Jane is single, of full age, no occupation shown. Address:- 10 Cock Gates. Father:- William Brown, Labourer.

from lancs bmd .................. is one of these possible???

Lancashire Birth indexes for the years: 1839

BROWN Margaret BROWN 1839 Heaton Preston HEA/1/37
BROWN Margaret BROWN 1839 London Road Archives+, Manchester Central Library LRD/5/2

I cannot find these registrations on Freebmd or the GRO Index. You would have to contact the local Registration Office to buy one or both of the certificates.


ErikaH Report 24 Feb 2020 09:37

The James Booth being sought on the poster’s OTHER threads was a Spinner - not a Shopkeeper