Friday, June 12, 2009

1851 England Census: Gabriel Dyson and Mary Ann Wood

According to this record, taken in England, my ggg grandfather, Gabriel Dyson, 33, was living with his wife (ggg grandmother) Mary Ann Wood, 38. Living with them were their children Alice, 7; and Gabriel, 1 (gg grandfather). Also living with them was Mary Ann's siblings, Susannah Wood, 23; and Benjamin Wood, 33. Gabriel was born in Lancashire, England. Mary Ann and everyone else was born in Cheshire, England. Gabriel and Susannah are listed as working with cotton (I couldn't read was Susannah and Gabriel were exactly doing). Benjamin is listed as a Cotton Spinner. Alice is listed as a Scholar, which is the term they used in England for a student.

Now on the England Census', they don't list how much the house is, if they rented or how much the rented it for. They don't ask place of origin or mother tongue. Its only a few questions and the questions are simple. These census' are very different from the US Census'. And I don't particularly care for them because the US Census' give you more information about the family and the lifestyle they lived.

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