View Full Version : Kerrisons/Carrisons in Holbeach 1841
11-08-2006, 1:05 AM
Will anybody whose research includes the Holbeach (Holbeach Bank) area give some thought to the following problem?-
The 1841 census for Wymondham, Norfolk shows the following family:
1841 CENSUS; Norwich Common, Wymondham:
George Kerrison 30 aglab born Norfolk
Mary Kerrison 30 born Norfolk George Kerrison 8 born Norfolk
Lydia Woodrow 15 born Norfolk.
Thereafter they "disappear". However in 1851, the Holbeach Bank census shows a
Mary Carrison 40 born Hingham, Norfolk
George Carrison son 17 born Windham
(I would be grateful for fuller details of this entry!)
I feel sure that they are the same family. Do the Holbeach records show the death of a George Kerrison/Carrison?;- is there a Woodrow connection in Holbeach? Gratefully, Ronkers
I have had a look at the 1851 Census entry, I am sorry but it does not give any further information.
If you look on free BMD you will see there was a death for a George Kerrison in the March quarter Vol 13 Page 233 Yarmouth
I have also found a possible Birth and Baptism of this George from the BVRI.
Born 10 July 1811
Baptised 17 July 1811 Yarmouth
Parents were Feorge Kerrison and Frances Gibbs.
FHL Film 1526328
15-08-2006, 2:03 PM
Unfortunately for Ron, Kerrison/Carrison and its variants is quite a commonly occurring name over quite a large area of Norfolk. The chap baptised in Yarmouth looks like he may have been living there with his family in 1851 and so he may also be the one who died there in 1855.
Any trace of a marriage in Windham or Hingham? Do George or Mary turn up in later census returns, and if so where?
15-08-2006, 3:26 PM
Re 1851 ... it says "Mar" in the "Head of Household" column, but nothing in the "Condition" column.
I do not have access to Ancestry so cannot do a full check on this family that I have found. I have no idea if these are the correct people....the ages are out... but just in case?
The family with parents of George and Mary Ann are living at Rusts Yard Martham Norfolk on both the 1861 and 1871 census returns. On the 1861 census Mary Ann is given as born in Potter Higham.
Hope someone else can help on this, sorry I cannot give more help.
21-08-2006, 9:47 PM
Found the 1861 entry in Rusts Yard, Martham. They are not mine unfortunately, but one cannot afford to leave a stone unturned in this game, so Thanks Very Much!!
Best Regards. Ronkers
23-08-2006, 9:22 PM
Thanks to all who contributed to this inquiry. I have learned that a GRO entry exists as follows:
Deaths Jun 1852:
KERISON George Spalding 7a 215
KIRISON George Spalding 7a 215 .
In addition, the following entry is to be found in the Parish Register of the parish church of Spalding:
1 May 1852 George KERISON 45 Lincs Spalding, St Mary & St Nicholas.
I hope that the purchase of this certificate will show that Mary was indeed married and not widowed in 1851; that George was probably not actually at home that night, perhaps working in the Spalding fields; or better, that he had found a job as a rail navvy on a new local line - but that he died in 1852. The young 17 yr old George was to become a rail navvy all his life - in England and in the US, perhaps having followed his father in his new work around Spalding.
Well. it *is* a possibility...... Ronkers.
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