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maggiemay
23-09-09, 08:56
This I do not understand I found a Thomas Sims born in 1899 on the census with parents but their surname seems to be Lewis on the 1901 census he is 1 year old withe right parents and siblings have they made a mistake thankyou

Margaret

dicole
23-09-09, 10:37
I could quite easily imagine Sims being transcribed as Lewis. Which one do you mean exactly ? If I put in Thomas Lewis b1899, the first one that comes up is with his grandparents, and there could be a problem - the enumerator might have assumed the grandchildren had the same surname as the grandparents. That's been done before.

Have you looked at the image of 1901 ?

maggiemay
23-09-09, 11:54
LEWIS, WILLIAM JOHN HEAD MARRIED M 47
LEWIS, MARGARET WIFE MARRIED 23 F 46
LEWIS, PERCIVAL CHARLES SON SINGLE
LEWIS, RICHARD ERNEST SON
SIMS, THOMAS SON 1900 Berkshire
this is what the transcript says the image is Sims

Margaret

margaretmarch
23-09-09, 15:04
Is this your family in 1901 RG13; Piece: 1167; Folio: 85; Page: 1 ?
If so then the name is definitely Sims on the image not Lewis.

I have looked at the 1911 image and it's definitely Sims for them all but Thomas's entry does look more like Lewis!
I have pm'd you.
Margaret