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1 Seem to be lost in the census on Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:13 pm

Been rechecking my Williams family and apart from the 1871 census when the children have left home cannot find the family on any of the census.

Joseph Williams born 1806 Olveston Gloucestershire, parents James and Mary Williams. In 1838 Joseph marries Elizabeth Skinner. I have ordered a marriage certificate to confirm this.


Emily Lavinia b 1839
Henietta Elizabeth b 1841
Francis Charles b 1844
James b 1849
Alicia Jane b 1852

Any help would be apreciated.


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2 Re: Seem to be lost in the census on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:25 am


Possible for Emily Lavinia but she marries a man also called Williams.

Marriage 8 April 1860 Westbury
Thomas Williams - father Charles
Emily Williams - no middle name to confirm but father Joseph

Thomas 21
Emily L 22 born Westbury
Emily E 5 months

Thomas 31
Emilly Louisa - but has been corrected to Lavinia - 32 born Almondsbury
Emilly Elizabeth 10
Lucy Ellen 8
Mary Ann 6
Thomas J B 4
James Henry 2
Joseph 1

3 Re: Seem to be lost in the census on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:36 am


Interesting newspaper snippet on Ancestry from the Brisbane Courier 21 Jan 1899

protecting her earnings and property against her husband Thomas and his creditors

Has a death for her 1922 presumably in Australia - if this is the same family.

Well the family tree on Ancestry has her parents Joseph Williams and Elizabeth Skinner which matches what you have.

They must have emigrated before 1874 as tree has a son Robert John born Ipswich Queensland in 1874 and more children born after that.

George 1872 born England so that's a narrow window for emigration.

4 Re: Seem to be lost in the census on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:53 am


Henrietta Elizabeth

Tree for her marrying William Samuel Porch Strong Dec 1860 Clifton
tho she is Elizabeth Henrietta there

10 children born between 1861-1885

Death for Elizabeth 1914

Family seem to be living in Westbury on all census - let me know how much detail you need siamese
Can list all the children etc

5 Re: Seem to be lost in the census on Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:02 am


Alicia Jane 1852

Marriage Dec 1868 Bristol
Alicia Jane Williams
John Wilkins


Elizabeth Williams 62 head widow laundress
Alicia Wilkins 27 daughter married laundress
James Wilkins 11
John Wilkins 9
Harriet Wilkins 8


Elizabeth Williams 73
Alicia down as Williams but it does read Wilkins 39
John 19
Harriet 18


Elizabeth Williams 63 but should read 83
Alicia Wilkins widow 49

6 Re: Seem to be lost in the census on Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:47 pm

Thanks Tourmie, I have now something to work on.

What did you think about the marriage details of Arthur Lucas and Doris Willett?


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