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From: David Armstrong <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] 1841 Census ~ Sutton, Macclesfield
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 10:00:21 +1100
While saying a hearty "thankyou", it hardly seems sufficient ! You've
helped me enormously.
A question though, if I may. Was it unusual in the 19thC for people to
chop and change their occupation, or perhaps have more than one ? The
reason I ask this is that my William Broadhurst seems to have had
different occupations at different times, unless I have got the "wrong"
1841 census Baker definitely correct
1844 wife's death certificate Beer seller definitely correct
1851 census Inn keeper
1871 census Baker
He died in 1872. Would his death certificate state his occupation ?
Lesley Baxendale wrote:
> Hi David,
> I've found William on the 1841 (a stroke of luck, he's not very far into the
> Saint Georges Street, Sutton, Macclesfield
> William BROADHURST, 30, Baker, Y (born in same county)
> Temperance, do, 30, Y
> William, do, 10, Y
> John, do, 11, Y
> James, do, 9, Y
> I'll send you a copy with the other stuff I have for you.
> Lesley Baxendale
> Colwyn Bay, N Wales
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 10:37 PM
> Subject: [CHS] 1841 Census ~ Sutton, Macclesfield
> Would any kind lister have the 1841 census covering St.George Street
> or St.Georges Street, Sutton, Macclesfield ?
> I'm seeking details on the household of William BROADHURST. In 1844
> when William's first wife Temperance died the death certificate
> states they resided in this street. William was a beer seller. In
> 1841 he would have been aged 33 although I believe that the 1841 census
> rounded adults ages to the nearest 5 years. His wife Temperance was
> aged 34. There were a couple of children I know of (John and William),
> but I'm very keen to see what the census actually reveals.
> Many thanks in anticipation,
> David Armstrong
> Sydney, Australia
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