A clue to solving 1911 Census puzzle

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  1. WelchRegLost

    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    In the 1911 census my great grandmother stated that 13 children were born in the marriage with only 4 living. I have spent the las several years trying to find the 13 and no matter which way I looked at it there can only be 11 children born into the marriage. Yesterday I received two PDF's with the GRO which prove she had a daughter 5 years before her marriage. This got me thinking if she had a second child prior to her marriage and that she had included those in the 13. Time to get hunting :)
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Ooh, those ancestors were sneaky in their honesty! :rolleyes:

    Good find!
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    I was just going to ask if she'd had one before. My great grandmother did exactly that, also five years beforehand. It drove me mad trying to find that missing child from the 1911 census column.

    I only found her because my g-grandmother's brother and his wife had two daughters born too close together to be natural sisters. I sent for both birth certificates and whaddya know... one was their niece. Of course she was baptised as their daughter (the parish record was online).
     
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    took me a few years to find missing 3 children in hubbies great grandparents family when found they had all 3 been registered at birth with one last name and at death another, the fact that the great grandparents themselves didnt actually married till after all children were born made them an interesting family:headbang:
     
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    It's good to know that those lost children were thought of, whatever happened they must have been in people's thoughts to be in on the census.
    The only other thing to put a dampener on it, I often wonder did they loose count?:)
     
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    In both the 1881 and 1891 censuses the child is living with my gg grandparents but listed as daughter not grand daughter and her age was inflated by several years
     
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