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08-05-2006, 10:37 AM
Hi all
still not found William Mcknight on 1851 census wondered if there is any chance that he could be on 1841
first found in 1861 living at Disstington Cumberland as a single lodger age 17 years born Ireland working on a farm. I have all his details after this date
his marriage cert dated 1869 his age is 25 years and his father is David Mcknight I have no idea of any other Mcknight family members whitneses on the marriage cert to Ann Knean/Kneen were Thomas Kneen and Mary Little so no lead there exstensive reserch in Ireland reveals nothing some one has surgested Williams father David Mcknight may have been from Scotland I am hoping that as the 1851 has been updated and 1841 is now available some one may be able to help thank you


Rod Neep
08-05-2006, 10:50 AM
It is probable that he was not on the 1841 census.

Not even a twinkle in his Irish mother's eye even.


14-05-2006, 5:25 PM
Hello Audrey,

You have searched so long for your William - You mentioned in your post to this forum that William was aged 17 in the 1861 Census

I have looked at it and it says that he was aged 20 in 1861 ( not that 3 years make much difference when you are looking for someone who doesn't want to be found) and that all 3 members of the household give their place of birth as -
Ireland, Tyroon Clenferhel - if this is corect, I wonder if they were related ?

Margaret Brown Head
David Brown Son
William McKnight Boarder

1871 Census Flimby

William McKnight age 27 Head Born Ireland
Ann McKnight age 20 Wife Born Disington
Mary McKnight age 3 mths. Daughter Born Maryport.


In Cumbria

08-06-2006, 11:50 AM
Thanks Audrey sorry to be so long in my reply had a few PC problems and lost all my forum details yes your right got the lookup a while back for the 1861 got the wrong birth info but c 1841 is correct and yes that is my family on 1871 I have always felt Tyrone was a red herring as my dad told me William was born Belfast I found him 1901 living Camerton as a lodger and on that census he gives his place of birth Belfast so I am pretty sure thats the right place but still no further on