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From: "Caroline Bradford" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Family change of name?
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 08:09:19 +0100
Nice idea, but this was not, contrary to many people's misapprehensions, the
way the census worked. From 1851 onwards, householders were supplied with a
schedule (i.e. a form just like they are today) which had to be completed
and returned to the enumerator, who then entered the details from the
schedules into the books which are the record we now have of the census
until 1911 (which is the first census where the household schedules
themselves were kept).
Sorry to sound picky, but it's best to keep the record straight!
> Hi Steve.
> It seems that James was a Miller's Carter in 1871. Is it possible
> that he was known as 'James the Carter' in earlier years and the
> family were known as 'The Carters' locally; the enumerator might have
> put this down on the 1861 census?
> Regards, Audrey in Ottawa.
> > So I then look for a Humphrey family in Pattiswick in the 1871
> > And there they were James aged 38, a miller's carter born Pattiswick,
> > Mary aged 35 born Bradwell and Rachel T aged 11 born Pattiswick with
> > younger children.
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