Census Confusion in 1881

21 Mar

Census Confusion in 1881

1881 - A Night at the Pub !

The 1881 Census was a confusing one for George Taylor’s family, as can be seen by the transcript at So confused are they, that George’s daughter; Rose Emma is transcribed as being the daughter of the next door neighbour (Anis Bank’s).

It reality, this family had far more Census ‘savvy’ that we credit our ancestors of 130 years ago.
George , a farmer, was married to the second of his four wife’s at that time, Susanna Palethorpe .

The Plough Inn Horbling

Susanna in her final years was being cared for by family in Spalding. At the precise time of the Census at number 8 High Street and by definition the ‘head’ was absent and those present listed in order.

In this case ‘Step Daughter’; Carrie Palethorpe is the Susanna’s daughter from her previous marriage.
George , meanwhile was enjoying the hospitality of his niece and husband, 50 metres away at the Plough Inn in Horbling.

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