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From: "Noel Clark" <>
Subject: FW: TWICE in the 1881 census?
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 10:02:54 +1000
I don't wish to doubt the research work of others.
But, I must say I find this "double appearance" to be most odd.
I can accept that a person might have been "present" at two different
households in the same village, and can think of a number of reasons why
this might occur. But in two completely different locations ......? Why
on earth would two households say that the same person was present?
Further, are we talking here about the transcribed version on CD-ROM, or
the actual census "as enumerated"?
There were many instances of people with the same name, and same
birthplace, and the same age; often this occurred with first cousins. So
can we be completely sure that we are dealing with the same person, or
two persons with the same name?
From: Ruth Aylett [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, 21 August 2002 05:20
Subject: TWICE in the 1881 census?
After various people who seem to have escaped the 1881 census I now seem
have someone who appears twice, once in Essex with wife and mother in
and once in London in same house with brother and family. The evidence
it being the same guy is too long to inflict on you unless you are
interested, my question is whether anyone else has come across this?
Ruth Aylett Professor of Intelligent Virtual Environments
Centre for Virtual Environments, Business House, University of Salford
Salford, M5 4WT, UK Tel: 44-161-295 2912 Fax: 44-161-295-2925
http://www.nicve.salford.ac.uk/ruth/ "Life is beautiful"
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