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Ruth Flatman 1871 Census

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Florence61 Report 22 Nov 2021 22:12

I have found this lady on the 1871 census. Ruth Flatman born 1852 Norfolk but I cannot make out some details on the original.
it says she is a domestic servant unemployed i think but the person she is with is a "matron"? of some home. Also where it usually says daughter/son etc it says something else i cannot read.

Could some kind person have a look and tell me what they think are the details.
I wonder also what place she is in? it just says all saints St?

Suggestions please would be appreciated

Florence in the hebrides


greyghost Report 22 Nov 2021 22:29

1871 England, Wales & Scotland Census
All Saints Street, South Lynn All Saints, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Anna Kerrison Lodger - Female 64 1807 - Norfolk, England
Ruth Flatman Servant - Female 19 1852 - Norfolk, England

Anna's occupation appears to say Under Matron Lynn Home. She's a Lodger and a Widow born Ringstead, Norfolk. Her surname appears to be correctly transcribed as Kerrison (found on 1861 census) with husband John, a Miller

Ruth is a Servant, unmarried - Servant domestic unemployed born Tydd St Mary, Norfolk

On a current map Tydd is just in Lincs, but you could hop across the border into Norfolk or Cambs


Florence61 Report 22 Nov 2021 22:50

Thanks greyghost


safc Report 23 Nov 2021 13:05

Census County District Civil Parish Ecclesiastical Parish Piece Enumeration District Folio Page Schedule House Number House or Street Name
1871 Norfolk (NFK) Kings Lynn South South Lynn South Lynn 1865 4 68 31 189a -

Details of each person in the dwelling
Surname Forenames Relationship Marital Status Sex Age Occupation Birth County Birth Place Disability Notes
KERRISON Anna Lodger W F 64 Under Matron Lynn Home Norfolk Ringstead
FLATMAN Ruth Servnt U F 19 Servant Domestic Unemployed Lincolnshire (or Norfolk) Tydd St Mary



Florence61 Report 23 Nov 2021 22:51

Ty safc

Florence in the hebrides