View Full Version : Park Field, Didsbury 1851
29-08-2005, 10:58 PM
Has anyone access to the 1851 census for Didsbury. I am searching for Thurstan Barrit Twiss who married in Manchester Cathedral in 1856 giving his address as Park Field, Didsbury and his job as a Butler. Was there a large house in that area?
30-08-2005, 1:21 AM
Most certainly there were (and are) fine houses in Didsbury - it was (and is) a highly sought after area to live. It was an area where the wealthy have lived and still do!
There are many large Victorian type houses. I have not studied Didsbury and know little of it's time around the 1850s but I can tell you that it is a thriving "in place" with people of all ages.
Most likely your subject would have worked in one of the large houses around Didsbury Park.
Hope this helps a little.
30-08-2005, 2:38 PM
Water damage apart...if he is in the area he should be easy to find as this area is surname indexed.I'll check it out later.
31-08-2005, 3:26 PM
There was only one TWISS listed in the index which covered the Didsbury area and the Census WAS badly waterdamaged.I found what I think was the entry for a Joseph TWISS who was living somewhere in Gorton.(That's how good the image was).I had a look in the indexes for the other area of Manchester.There were only a few references to check.Your man was not to be found.So......he was enumerated in a district that has been water damaged and therefore was not indexed,he was not enumerated or he was not in Manchester on the night of the Census.
Thanks for the look-up. I will have to try other avenues of research.
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