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Ancestors who died shortly before civil reg/census.


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We all have them, I have one who died in Feb 1851 in St Marylebone aged 60. She was on the 1841 census in the same parish in London (which came under Middlesex/and some in Surrey then) and she said she was not born in county of residence. Sarah popped it 6 weeks before the 1851 census which was the first to give birthplaces, even if just a county. But being in the workhouse if she had lived to see the 1851 census she may have put NK as some workhouse inmates did 1851-1911 census.

In 1841 my ancestor James Smith is a tinman and brazier in Oxford, not born in county and died in 1849 aged 59. I guess he may have been from a surrounding county but could have been from further away.

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