Changing occupations, 1861-1911, North Walls and Brims

Here I’m comparing employment in the 1911 census with the situation in the 1861 census. The usual caveats apply: some people were visiting on census night, others might have been away, it’s a snapshot on a particular night. First a few general changes to note: Population down from 597 to 401. Male and female numbers  |  more…

There’s more to some censuses than people

This week’s #52 ancestors theme ‘Non-population’ has been a bit of CPD (continuing professional development) as I’ve never looked at the US census non-population schedules before. What are they? Censuses mostly record people, names, ages, birthplaces, but some US censuses have additional schedules which record wider information. Agriculture, Mortality, Social statistics (1850, 1860, 1870, 1880).  |  more…

Mary Ann, one of 6623

As I’ve already written about my granny, my longest-lived relative so far, and the ages of my x2 great grandparents, this week’s #52ancestors theme “Oldest” is more of a challenge. For reasons that will become clear next week, I’ve decided to write about a great aunt. Mary Ann Ross (1887-1946) Mary Ann was the oldest  |  more…

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