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Lost in the 1841....

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I was wondering if anyone can spot this chappie in the 1841 census

James Woodward born, Thurlaston, Leicestershire 1823.

He marries Eliza Robinson @ St. Margarets church in Leicester 1845, his father George Woodward, Butcher.

this was taken from the paish register of St. Margarets at Leicester (on monday just gone)

James' occupation was a Carpenter, and their first child, Harriett Robinson Woodward was born in 1849 in Aston, Warwickshire.

Two more children born in warks, James and Isabella 1852/1855 then Eliza and Ada born in Thurlaston in 1860/1865.

I 'think' James dies in Thurlaston in dec 1861, (as I have found a burial in the NBI which matches his YOB) and also in subsequent census his wife Eliza is living with various children as a widow.

if anyone can see James in 1841 I would be very grateful thanks.

I think I have found his father George and his wife Isabel, this seems to be the only family I can find with a George born 1795 ish, but am loathe to connect them even though the names are all names in my James' line. I just think it is too much of a coincidence NOT to be connected.
 

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Hi Julie,

The only one that I can find in 1841 James Woodward born abt 1826, (this was putting 1823 5yrs +/-, Leicestershire) living in the civil parish of Nether and Over Seal, his occupation I cant make out.
 

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Hi

Carpenters occupations are similar to wheelwrights as you know due to working with wood, crafting it etc. Maybe he was a wheelwright first then a carpenter in later life as he had built up enough trade to expand his skills. Woodward, what an apt surname for a wood worker.

Ben
 

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