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Searching 1891 census by Address


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Hi, apologies for my first post being a request, hope someone can help.

My great grandfather, Charles Self/Pratt, was born in 1888 to Sarah Self and Thomas Norman Pratt illegitimately (as far as I can confirm as no sign of marriage certificate and Charles was baptised under the surname Self). Thomas died in 1893 in Lambeth, London, and is noted as residing at 131 Vauxhall Street. I've not been able to find Thomas on the 1891 census and had thought to find Vauxhall street to see who was resident there in case that was of any help, but i keep failing to find 'Vauxhall street', i'm not sure what i'm doing wrong. I also cannot find Charles Self/Pratt in the 1891 census but he was born in the Lambeth Workhouse so not sure again how that would appear in the census. I can find Sarah resident as a boarder at 14 Golden Place, London (interestingly noted as Widow at that point although Thomas is still alive).

Any help with the above would be appreciated.

Just for info, it appears after Thomas's death that Charles eventually stayed with his granmother, Mary Ann Pratt, and eventually adopted the surname Pratt later in life.
Possibly ?? Note the name Pratt also at the same address

1891 UK census

Name: Charles Self
Event Place: Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original): Lambeth, London, England
Event Place Note: Doris Street
County: London
Parish: Lambeth
Ecclesiastical Parish: ST MARY MOTHER CHURCH
Enumeration District: 11
Registration District: Lambeth
Age: 3
Birth Year (Estimated): 1888
Birthplace: London, Lambeth Workhouse
Relationship to Head of Household: Nursechild
Page Number: 28
Registration Number: RG12
Piece/Folio: 394/ 56
Affiliate Image Identifier: GBC/1891/0394/0115&parentid=GBC/1891/0003324785

Mary Ann Pratt Lodger Female 51 London, England
Charles Miggins Boarder Male 16 Us British Subject
Charles Self Nursechild Male 3 London, Lambeth Workhouse
That's fantastic, looks like them as Mary Ann is his grandmother. Can I ask which site you used for this, I tried looking up those references on ancestry but struggling to find it.
many thanks, i had a look on FamilySearch and found the same information you copied above, and was able to then find it in the ancestry census, Self had been incorrectly transcribed as 'Pelt' and Mary Ann was listed as Male.

thanks for your help, fills in some of the details i was looking for and will use familysearch to hopefully find some of the other missing info.