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name: Samuel Adlam
event: Census
event date: 1841
gender: Male
age: 15
birthplace: Wiltshire
record type: Household
registration district: Warminster
sub-district: Longbridge Deverill
civil parish: Horningsham
county: Wiltshire

I'd like a look up please for the family in 1841.

I can't see Henry in the same sub-RD. It's looking as though they might not be brothers, so cousins perhaps. How old would Henry have to be to be a witness at a 1867 wedding?

A privately submitted IGI record:

Samuel ADLAM b. 1825 Horningsham, Wiltshire
- father John


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Hi Dave,

Martha Adlam age 55 occ ind
Mary Adlam age 14
Edward Adlam age 12
Frederick Trollope age 10
Samuel Adlam age 15

On the page before:-

Joseph Adlam age 55 occ ag lab
Ann Adlam age 55
Thomas Adlam age 25 occ ag lab

All born in county
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Hello Julie,

Thank you very much.

Now I have to find them in shipping records. I'd say they were in Australia by 1858 but I don't know how much earlier. Possible arrival in Victoria for Henry. Don't know if Sarah is spouse or sister.

Index to Assisted British Immigration 1839-1871
ADLAM HENRY 20 - JUL 1854 MARIA HAY 10 286
ADLAM SARAH 19 - JUL 1854 MARIA HAY 10 286

If they are married then a possible:

Marriages Mar 1854
Adlam Henry Stephen Bedminster 5c 1133
DINWIDDY Sarah Bedminster 5c 1133
WATTS Jane Bedminster 5c 1133
Weaver Joseph Bedminster 5c 1133

groom's name: Henry Stephen Adlam
groom's birth date: 1834
groom's birthplace:
groom's age: 20
bride's name: Sarah Dinwiddy
bride's birth date: 1835
bride's birthplace:
bride's age: 19
marriage date: 20 Feb 1854
marriage place: Bedminster, Somerset, England
groom's father's name: Henry Adlam
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name: Jeremiah Dinwiddy
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: I02856-2
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1849436
reference number: p3 item5

Privately submitted IGI record:

Henry Stephen ADLAM b. 2 Sep 1834 St James, Bristol, Gloucester
- parents Henry & Lydia

Please see if you can find Samuel in 1851.


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Hi Dave,

In Warminster in 1851, there are two entries for Samuel Adl*m. One is aged 10 and the other is 46, so neither is yours!

The only SA of a similar age (23), and born in Wiltshire is in Merthyr Tydfil, so I’m guessing your Sam left before 1851.

Josie :)
Hello Josie,

Thanks. I can't see a Samuel who fits in the shipping records. I have found a few with the same family name in TROVE but nothing else for Samuel. Found a Henry, a shoemaker, but seems he arrived about 1876 so he was not the witness to the 1867 marriage.


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