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Sharron
18-12-2005, 4:39 AM
My great grandmother's brother, George is on the 1861 and 1871 census returns, but I lose track of him afterwards. I can't match him up with any other George Morgans on the census, and a death doesn't appear in Free BMD. Mind you, neither does the birth at the moment!

In 1871, he is living in Brook Street, Colton

Joseph Bentley/Head/75/bricklayer/Blithfield
Elizabeth Bentley/wife/40//Colton
George Morgan/son/11//Colton
Elizabeth Morgan/daughter/9//Castlen, Devonshire [my g,grandmother]
Mary Morgan/daughter/6//Colton
Alfred Bentley/son/6 months//Colton

In actual fact, the Morgan children are Joseph Bentley's stepchildren.

Can any light be shone on George's whereabouts after 1871? Does anyone have him on their tree?

Trish
18-12-2005, 2:56 PM
Well, there's the following sort-of-possibility:

1881 Census
Address: 2 Cape Lane, Birmingham, Warwickshire
RG11/3005 Folio 62 Page 21

John COLLINS Head Mar 53 Carter [born] Warwickshire Tycoe
Eliza do Wife Mar 48 do Barston
Thomas do Son 15 do Birmingham
Mary A do Daur 11 Scholar do do
Fanny do Daur 7 do do
George MORGAN [transcribed as MORTGAN] Boarder Unm 20 Iron Furnaceman
Staffordshire Smethwick

I know Smethwick isn't Colton, but the two are not that far apart... perhaps this is an entry to keep in mind while you rule out other possibilities. BTW, I scanned the 1891 census for this Smethwick George but didn't see him.

Good luck,
Trish

Sharron
18-12-2005, 3:35 PM
Hi Trish,

Thanks for that. How on *earth* did you find him? Some of those entries on the census index do give me the pip!

I shall certainly bear that entry in mind.

Thanks again.

Sharron