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DaveHam9

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1841
HO107 Piece/Book 1139/1 Folio 43 Page 4
Civil Parish: Birmingham
County: Warwickshire
Registration District: Birmingham
Sub-RD: All Saints
ED: 3
Address: Newhall Hill
Wm Cook 35 Stone Mason N
Elizabeth 35 N
Richard 15 N
William 13 N
Wilborough 10 N

1851
HO107 Piece 2050 Folio 69 Page 22
Civil Parish: Harborne
Eccl parish: St. Peter
County: Staffordshire
Registration District: Kings Norton
Sub-RD: Harborne
ED: 1c
No of Schedule: 81
Address: Lightwood House Beech Lane
William Cook Head Mar 48 Statutary (Employing 11 Men) Ludlow Shropshire
Elizabeth Cook Wife Mar 49 Statutary's Wife Ludlow Shropshire
Richard Cook son Unm 25 Statutary Ludlow Shropshire
Wilbrough Cook dau Unm 20 Statutary's Dau Worcester
George Pearce nephew Unm 18 Statutary Much Cowarne Herefordshire
Thomas Hill nephew 10 Scholar Ludlow Shropshire
Ann Powell Servant Unm 21 House Servant Pudleston Herefordshire

1851
HO107 Piece 2062 Folio 108 Page 19
Civil Parish: Aston
County: Warwickshire
Registration District: Aston
Sub-RD: Erdington
ED: 1e
No of Schedule: 77
Address: Lozells Rd
Charlotte Millichamp Wife Mar 50 Maltster's Wife Employing 3 Men as Maltsters Berkswich Worcestershire
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William Cook Visitor Unm 23 Statutary Ludlow Shropshire

Marriages Dec Qtr 1859
Cook William Birmingham 6d 309
Upton Eliza Birmingham 6d 309

Births Mar Qtr 1861
COOK Blanche Milldred Birmingham 6d 223

1861
RG9 Piece 2165 Folio 7 Page 5
Civil Parish: Birmingham
Eccl parish: St. Paul
County: Warwickshire
Registration District: Birmingham
Sub-RD: All Saints
ED: 1
No of Schedule: 26
Address: 31 Newhall Hill
William Cook Head Mar 59 ? Statutary empg. 2 Men Ludlow Shropshire
Eliza Cook Wife Mar 25 Tamworth Warwickshire
Blanche M Cook dau 3mo Birmingham Warwickshire

The image is very clearly 59 so there are two possibilities. That is William senior with William junior's wife and her daughter or it's junior with his age way out. If it is junior then where are William senior and his wife in 1861?

Qld. Death 24 Jun 1880/C02072 Cook William - - * born England aged about 45 years

Curious the age is not more accurate.

Qld. Death 25 Nov 1905/B06197 Cook Eliza - William Upton - Mary Hollis
 
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Could be mis-transcribed by the enumerator.

If parents William & Elizabeth had son William & daughter-in-law Eliza and baby Blanche living with them the enumerator could have been confused by William-Elizabeth-William-Eliza and ended up leaving out Elizabeth-William.

A weak explanation I know but possible!
Elaine
PS, looks to me like William employed 32 men rather than just 2
 

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Thanks Elaine.

Probably no way of being sure about that census.

Very common names so no real hope of finding the right deaths for William and Elizabeth. I'll search the Probate index.

It has been transcribed as 32 men but I think the '3' is not at the same level as the '2' and is more likely the 'g' on the end of an abbreviated 'employing' instead.

Dave
 
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