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John Owen

Edward

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Could someone look up this family in the earlier Census's please:

There appears to be something wrong with this entry in the 1881 Census as I can't believe that John Owen's Mother was 58 :eek: when he was born.

It would be good to be able to sort this family out who I think are my wife's relatives. we were looking for a John Owen born abt 1863 in Radcliffe who was married in Blackburn in 1905 and then lived in Gt Harwood.

1881 Census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Jane OWEN Widow (Head) W Female 76 Oridge, Lancashire, England Cotton Weaver
Eliz SMITH Daug M Female 42 Bolton, Lancashire, England Cotton Spinner
Jas. OWEN Son U Male 21 Bolton, Lancashire, England Cotton Spinner
Jos. OWEN Son U Male 20 Bolton, Lancashire, England Cotton Spinner
John OWEN Son U Male 18 Radcliffe, Lancashire, England Cotton Spinner
Will. E. OWEN Son U Male 14 Radcliffe, Lancashire, England Cotton Spinner
Ann J. OWEN Daug Female 12 Radcliffe, Lancashire, England Cotton Weaver
Abram. SMITH Son (Grd) Male 9 Gt Harwood, Lancashire, England Scholar
Thomas SMITH Son (Grd) Male 7 Gt Harwood, Lancashire, England Scholar
Alfred SMITH Son (Grd) Male 5 Gt Harwood, Lancashire, England Scholar

Source Information:
Dwelling No 6 Cliffe
Census Place Great Harwood, Lancashire, England

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Hi Edward,

Jane isnt with the family on the 1871 census. The head of household is William and he is 68. Not sure which one is Jane as there dosnt seem to be a place called Oridge and there are a few Jane Owens, tried multi map but came up with nothing. Elizabeth Smith is listed as daughter on the 1881 census aged 42 so perhaps Jane is that age? Do you know if they were married by 1861, if so could try looking at that census.
 

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Hi,

We Know that John Owen's Father was Joseph Owen from John's Marriage Certificate. So would that fit with the family that you found in the 1871 Census?

We wondered if Jane realy came from Horwich which would make more sense and has either been incorrectly transcribed or wrongly recorded in the first place as often in Lancashire the H is not pronounced.

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Edward,

A possible for Jane on the 1871 census

civil parish Little Bolton address 12 Hartley Street

Jane Owen age 65 mar visitor born Bolton occ charwoman
Margaret Owen u/mar? 40 visitor cotton piecer born Bolton
Richard Rey 42 head widower striker at iron works born Bolton

There is this family in the 1851 census

civil parish Gret Bolton

William Owen head age 45 weaver
Jane wife age 46
Margaret dau age 20 occ piecer
Robert son age 16 " "
Elizabeth dau age 14 " "
Joseph son age 9
Ann dau age 7
Ellen dau age 5
Sarah Owen lodger age 19 occ piecer

All born either Lt Bolton or Gt Bolton

What do you think Edward?
 

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I am not sure about this one as being the family I am looking for as I have found in the 1881 Census a Joseph Owen from Bolton.

Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Joseph OWEN Head M Male 39 Bolton, Lancashire, England Cotton Spinner & Grocer
Alice OWEN Wife M Female 39 Elton, Lancashire, England
William T. OWEN Son U Male 17 Radcliffe, Lancashire, England Clogger
Mary OWEN Daur U Female 15 Radcliffe, Lancashire, England Loom Tenter Cotton Mill
Joseph OWEN Son Male 5 Radcliffe, Lancashire, England Scholar
James OWEN Son Male 8 Radcliffe, Lancashire, England Scholar
Ellen OWEN Daur (Adopted) Female 21 Bolton, Lancashire, England Cotton Winder

the Joseph in this family is the same age as the Joseph you found in the 1851 Census but isn't the one I am looking for as he does not have a child John Owen. I am trying to find a John Owen 42 in 1905 with a father of Joseph Owen.

This is the John Owen I am looking for from the 1901 Census
Name Age
John Owen 37 born Ratcliffe, Lancashire, England
Emily Owen 38
Albert Chew son 14
Arthur Chew son 16
John Owen 9
Fred Owen 7
James E Owen 6
Florrie Owen 2
Edith Owen 7 months

with his first wife Emily Chew

I suspect that there must be a relationship between the Owens in Ratcliffe but so far I am Just confused.

many thanks

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Hi Edward,

Heres Joseph and Ellen in 1871

civil parish Radcliffe, address 315, Black Lane,

Joseph Owen age 25 occ self acting minder? born Bolton
Alice wife age 29 occ cotton winder born Bolton
Ellen Owen niece age 12 occ cotton winder born Bolton

Looking at the 1881 census I think that all the that children are grandchildren. As to Ellen there is a Margaret Owen on the 1861 census she is single with a daughter named Ellen age 1. Also on that page are 2 other families of Owens. Do you want the info? Joseph could be the Joseph on the 1851 census though his age differs and he has a sister Margaret.
 

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1. Also on that page are 2 other families of Owens. Do you want the info? Joseph could be the Joseph on the 1851 census though his age differs and he has a sister Margaret.
Yes please I am not convinced that we have found John's father Joseph so any aditional information may be helpful.

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1861 as follows:-

civil parish Great Bolton

125 Brook Street

Robert Owen head age 51 shopkeeper and beerseller born Bolton
Mary wife age 50 born Lowston
Henry son age 20 pattern maker in iron foundry born Bolton
Thomas son age 17 engineer in foundry born Bolton
Septimus son age 16 pattern maker born Bolton
Sarah A dau age 13 born Bolton
Mary E dau age 11 born Bolton
Robert son age 9 born Bolton
Alice Bailey serv
Angelina Bailey sister

131 Brook Street

William Lever age 30 counterpane weaver
Jane wife age 32
Rober son age 9
Margaret Owen single u/m worker in Cotton Mill born Bolton
Ellen dau age 1 born Bolton

133 Brook Street

Elizabeth Owen age 28 head mar born Bolton
Robert son age 6 born Bolton
Mary E dau age 2 born Bolton
Jane---- boarder
Peter Frank boarder

house number now jumps to no 169

Mary Flitcroft? head widow age 47 born Bolton
Elisa? son age 24 Bricklayer born Bolton
Peter son age 17 asst butcher
Betsy dau age 14 frame ----- in cotton mill born Bolton
John son age 11 born Bolton
Joseph Owen age 26 son in law moulder in iron foundry born Bolton
Margaret wife age 22 born Bolton
Mary J dau age 8mths born Bolton
 

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