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From: Su Solomon <>
Subject: Re: [British Jewry] 1841 Census query
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 03:29:59 +1000
I have a few men missing on the 1841, but I also have some real and
'presumed' family deaths around the time of this census - So, are your
husbands sitting shiv'a somewhere else - how would a census record
this? And what were the customs that people observed in 1841, were
they different to those we observe nowadays?
Or, were they in Holland buying tobacco? I know some of my rellies
were often back and forth between London and the Netherlands.
Just my tuppence worth.
Good luck June!
On 28/03/2006, at 2:56 AM, June Solntseff wrote:
> In an attempt to find some early HARTs in the 1841 London Census, I
> spent the weekend scrolling through an entire Petticoat Lane disc, mad
> thing that I am! Almost lost my eyesight, but it was worth it,
> almost! I had a large haul of recognisable rellies.
> However, about half of the returns omitted a male head of household.
> I can see no reason, except of course, death, but the female head was
> not designated a widow. Not that that means much, as the 1841 was
> very short of the kind of information we see in subsequent censuses.
> Would anyone have any idea why "father" was missing? Was there some
> event or regulation which caused the family to deny his existence, at
> least on the census return?
> Looking forward to the usual flood of erudite comments :-* .
> In sunny but chilly Southern Ontario
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