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From: "JANET BUCK" <>
Subject: Re: Census help needed :
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 10:57:51 +0100
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Well done Chris. I'm sure you have been a great help to Shelley with all
the research you have done on her behalf.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Goddard" <>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: Census help needed :
> I know you wrote 'England', but I suspect you meant to write 'Essex'.
> As Amos Austin is a fairly unusual name, I looked him up on the 1881
> which is available free online here:
> Here he is, I think. By 1881 his father James had died and sister Caroline
> had married a soldier and had a baby. As you can see, they were living in
> Mill Street, St Osyth. This is the street that runs from the centre of the
> village down towards the old tide mill.
> Eliza AUSTIN Widow (Head) W Female 42 St Osyth, Essex, England
> Caroline HENSON Daughter M Female 18 St Osyth, Essex, England
> Frederick AUSTIN Son U Male 16 St Osyth, Essex, England Farmers Boy
> Charles AUSTIN Son U Male 14 St Osyth, Essex, England Bricklayers
> Amos AUSTIN Son U Male 12 St Osyth, Essex, England Scholar
> Mary AUSTIN Daugh U Female 10 St Osyth, Essex, England Scholar
> Arthur AUSTIN Son U Male 8 St Osyth, Essex, England Scholar
> James HENSON Son U Male 4 m St Osyth, Essex, England
> Dwelling: Mill St
> Census Place: St Osyth, Essex, England
> Public Records Office Reference RG11
> Piece / Folio 1779 / 128
> Page Number 5
> If you click on this link, it will take you to a map showing exactly where
> Mill Street, and how it runs down to the Mill Lake:
> You can even get an aerial photo of the same area:
> The 1871 census isn't available online yet. Ancestry.com are in the
> of loading counties at the moment, and Essex should be available in the
> week or so.
> I've checked out the family on the censuses which are already available.
> 1891, Amos was living in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire as a boarder in
> house. He was working as a fisherman. There's no sign of him in 1901
> and an Amos Austin died in the St Osyth area in 1898 aged 28. That might
> easily have been him.
> By 1891, Eliza has remarried to James Vincent, another agricultural
> and ten years her senior. Arthur was living with them in Mill Street and,
> like his stepfather, working as an agricultural labourer.
> Charles was married by 1891 and he was also working in St Osyth as an
> agricultural labourer. In 1901 he was still in St Osyth. His wife had died
> and he was living back in Mill Street with his mother. She had been
> a second time.
> Working further back, a James Austin was married in the Tendring
> registration district (which includes St Osyth) in the third quarter of
> 1859. That could be relevant - you might want to consider ordering the
> marriage certificate online to see what his wife's maiden name was. Or
> before you do that, you might want to find a local copy of the Index to
> General Register Office records and see if you can find an Eliza getting
> married in Tendring in the same quarter.
> This wasn't the only Austin family in St Osyth - there were quite a few of
> them there, and I think there are still some people with that surname
> there today.
> Chris Goddard
> Plymouth, U.K