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Missing in 1901 Census

Postby stevewhitt326 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:14 pm

Hi all,
I am researching Whittingham family and am back as far as c1800 in Castleton/Chapel-en-le-Frith.

However I have a problem!

My Gt Grandfather Samuel Whittingham is on the 1891 census and on the 1911 census. But I cannot find him on the 1901 Census. His wife Prudence is listed as Head of Household in 1901 so where was Samuel?

Any help appreciated

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Re: Missing in 1901 Census

Postby subadger » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:10 am

Could he be in the Army as the Boer was going on then.
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Re: Missing in 1901 Census

Postby elsabels » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:58 am

1911 Samuel Whittingham b 1879 Castleton Derbys a drayman's ass

Appears to have lived in the Buxton area 1898 until 1909 ( children's birth place) then to Hillsboro Sheffield by 1911

1898 on marriage states he is a Hotel Porter in Fairfield Derbys ( Samuel & George Whittingham married on the same day!)

1 May 1901 baptism indicates Samuel was a plumber at New High Street Fairfield, all of which you probably know!
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Re: Missing in 1901 Census

Postby sdup26 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:00 pm

As subadger suggests, when a man is missing from the 1901 census, it's always worth checking the Boer War records, but I can't find Samuel there. He had jobs that could involve some travelling, like drayman's assistant and plumber; maybe he was 'on the road' when the census was taken.
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