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28-04-2006, 10:32 PM
Looking for William Place born about 1829 so should be about 12 years old. His Father should be William occupation Grocer Who was his mother?
Looking for William Place born about 1829 so should be about 12 years old. His Father should be William occupation Grocer Who was his mother?Martin,
I'm still somewhat of a novice at reading the 1841 census images but here goes:
I found the following William who looks promising -- unfortunately, he's not with his parents but he is in the household of a grocer:
Census: 1841: HO107/1042/8 Folio 6 Page 5
Address: Churchgate Street, St. Mary, Suffolk [Bury St. Edmunds]
-- John WATSON 41 Grocer N [for born in county]
-- Susan Do 45 Y
-- Robert Do 17 Y
-- Gros or Thos? Do 60 Independent N
-- Eliz. Do 65 N
-- Nathaniel POUDER 20 Maker N
-- Benj WALLACE M S [my guess is that this stands for male servant] Y
-- William STEWART 17 Ap Grocer N
-- William PLACE 13 M S Y
-- Mary MAYES 17 F S [female servant?] Y
I should amend my previous message to say that the William I gave you doesn't appear to be living in his parents' household. I suppose there's always the possibility that his father had died by 1841 and his mother remarried and he is listed in his step-father's household as a servant. I've seen similar listings in the census. But I doubt this is the case here.
I just did a search for William's father: a William PLACE in Suffolk born between 1780 and 1810 and the only hit I got was for a 45 year old [age could be rounded off] William Place in Lakenheath whose occupation is farmer. Wife is Elizabeth, 40 years old. Children are Isaac, 20 years old and Simeon, 10. [HO107/1027/12 Folio 22 Page 1]
A subsequent search for any PLACE, male or female, born between 1780 and 1810 didn't bring up any matches. All the PLACEes I found appear to be living in Mildenhall or Lakenheath.
14-05-2006, 8:45 PM
I had found the dearth of PLACE in the time frame for William's parents. The 1841 reference looks promissing. I will have to locate the parish registers for possible baptisms 1828-1829. There is no sign of him in the IGI as far as I can see.
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