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From: "Helen & Bill Bultitude" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Odd census records
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 16:13:48 +1100
I think you are on the right track Tony. I've come across people listed in
the census twice on more than one occasion. They could well have been
travelling between the two places on census day.
Helen, NSW, Australia
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Rolfe" <>
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2005 3:04 PM
Subject: [Ess] Odd census records
> Greetings all,
> Even though these folk are living up north at the time, hopefully
> someone could advise me on a generic census problem.
> I have a family in the 1851 census, where the head of the family, his
> wife and children, one brother and his father are living in
> Newcastle. They are obviously the correct family as all names
> (including second names), ages and birth places are correct. The
> mother is not listed.
> The father and mother with four children (including the brother
> above) are living in Usworth, Durham. Again, this is obviously the
> correct family.
> My thoughts are that that the first family reflects the truth (father
> and brother visiting for the night - although the relationship rather
> than "visitor" is stated) and the second family reported the people
> who lived there rather than those who resided there on the night?
> Are there other possibilities? Do you think I'm on the right track?