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maggie_4_7
13-04-09, 18:27
Can anyone read the first name on this I know the other one is Theodore. I know its male because they listed all the boys and then the girls irrespective of ages.

This family is unbelievable even for that time, one of OH's ancestors family. The wife had 14 children between 1819 and 1838 which is by my reckoning 1 a year nearly! :eek: and they all lived in the same little terraced house in Bethnal Green which was probably 2 up and 2 down no doubt.

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Elaine ..Spain
13-04-09, 18:29
Maggie, can you give the census reference- it is sometimes easier to see the whole page to compare the writing.

Cloggie
13-04-09, 18:30
Could it be Edgar?

Elaine ..Spain
13-04-09, 18:32
It´s OK - have found it!

I think it is Edgar - if you check the 'g' in George, three lines up, it is very similar.

JayG
13-04-09, 18:33
Edgar was my first thought too.

maggie_4_7
13-04-09, 19:12
Maggie, can you give the census reference- it is sometimes easier to see the whole page to compare the writing.

Sorry I always forget.

I was just about to edit it and the phone rang.

Would never have thought of Edgar!

maggie_4_7
13-04-09, 19:19
Thank you very much.

Edgar it is then.

maggie_4_7
14-04-09, 07:38
It´s OK - have found it!

I think it is Edgar - if you check the 'g' in George, three lines up, it is very similar.

I just had a thought! How the blinking heck did you find the actual census with just that clip to go on :confused:

Interestingly the parents and older children all seem to be weavers except for OH's ancestor William who's a Smithy and eventually becomes a Whitesmith.

Elaine ..Spain
14-04-09, 07:50
I just had a thought! How the blinking heck did you find the actual census with just that clip to go on :confused:



Can anyone read the first name on this I know the other one is Theodore.
The wife had 14 children between 1819 and 1838 ..... and they all lived in the same little terraced house in Bethnal Green

Had to be 1841 if the last child was born in 1838 - had to be Bethnal Green - so did a search for Theodore born 1835 (shows as age 6 in your clip) living in Bethnal Green! :)

maggie_4_7
14-04-09, 07:56
Oh yes.

I expect there weren't many little boys named Theodore aged 6 in Bethnal Green in those days. :D

No idea how that name popped up yet!

I think they were certainly running out of names to name one daughter Elizabeth and another Eliza!