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1901 Census Entry Missing

Postby familytreejunkie » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:43 pm

I have found one of my relatives, Harriet Charlotte Browning, up to the 1891 Census but then she 'disappears' and isn't listed in the 1901 Census. I've searched against everything I can think of but she's vanished. I would love to know what happened to her; I believe she married in 1903 and I can find the marriage record online but there are some family stories surrounding this woman and I'd like to find out what really happened.

Does anyone have any ideas what might have happened to her between 1891 and 1901? She's my Gr-Grandmother so would love to know more.
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RE: 1901 Census Entry Missing

Postby margaretabram » Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:43 am

Have you looked for Harriett Browning? There is a Harriett with two Ts born in St Mary Extra, living with her grandmother, Harriett Sherman, widow. George Browning age 16 is also living with them at 62 Ivy Road St Mary Extra, Itchen, Hampshire. The name Harriet is often spelled wrong, so I thought I'd try this on Ancestry for you. Hope it helps.

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RE: 1901 Census Entry Missing

Postby familytreejunkie » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:50 am

Yes, I found this family too but unfortunately, they are not the right Brownings. My Harriet was born in St Pancras and I know she married George Griffin in 1903 but that's all I can find around this period in time. [:(]
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RE: 1901 Census Entry Missing

Postby FamilyHistoryAddict » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:13 am

Have you tried searching for your Harriet by just her initials HB or H Browning? She could have been in some sort of institution and would be listed by her initials only.

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RE: 1901 Census Entry Missing

Postby familytreejunkie » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:13 pm

Thank you, I just tried this but it doesn't seem to shed any light on the situation. The only thing I can think of is that she either went abroad for a while or was living under a different name for some reason. Does anyone have any other ideas?
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RE: 1901 Census Entry Missing

Postby Mark1973 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:36 pm

I find just typing in the first name and year & place of birth sometimes helps with all the incorrect spellings on the census.
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RE: 1901 Census Entry Missing

Postby paulberyl » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:50 pm

Unfortunately for one reason or another it appears that some people were simply left off the 1901 census returns. I can find no trace of my grandmother (who would have been 2 at the time) either of her sisters or her parents (my great grandparents). I have searched under every possible spelling (or mis-spelling) of the name I can think of, under initials only and under the forenames only of each of the family members but to no avail.
Strangely enough I cannot find my wife's grandfather either, although I have traced one of his brothers (staying with his grandparents).
I have resigned myself to waiting for the release of the 1911 census
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