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From: Tony Pottrell <>
Subject: [Ess] Census Oddity
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 16:53:37 +0100
Apologies for the off-area post, but I was wondering if someone can
suggest a possible reason for a strange arrangement on the census.
In the 1891 census for Appleton, Berks (Now Oxon) Class: RG12; Piece:
977; Folio 7; Page 8, I'm looking at Mary Annie Robbins (My maternal
The part I can't figure out is that she (and her siblings) are listed as
being the sons and daughters of a George and Edith Stimpson. There is
an Isaac and Ann Robbins listed in the next entry however.
Could the Stimpsons have adopted (unofficially) Mary and co? Or was the
transcriber confused? At first glance I suspect they were all living in
the same building, but why would Mary be listed above her parents like that?