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Can you help me with this! Very confusing
Posted by: Carol (ID *****7336) Date: September 30, 2002 at 12:04:31
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Hello, can you please help me with this mess of mine. It is very confusing. Sorry to say it is quite long. I shall save the questions for the end and why it is confusing.

IN THE 1881 CENSUS LIVING ON ST JOHN STREET. GORTON, LANC.

Mary Ann Helsby W. 68 Born: Bolton
Ellen Helsby U/M 29 Born: Gorton
Elizabeth Helsby 9 Born: Gorton, Grand Dau.
Sarah Ann Helsby Born: Gorton, Grand Dau.
Margaret Thomson U/M 37 Born: Lymm Cheshire,Boarder,Dom.Serv
Mary Blachely? 14 Born: Denton, Boarder
John Blakely? 10 Born: Denton, Boarder
Thomas Simpson 5 Born: Gorton, Lanc.

IN THE 1901 CENSUS LIVING AT 7 ? STREET, GORTON, LANC.
John Buckley 30 M Head Born: Denton, Lanc.
????M. Buckley 32 M Wife Born: Gorton, Lanc.
Harold Buckley 5 Son Born: Gorton, Lanc.
Eve Buckley 2 Daughter Born: Gorton, Lanc.
Amy Buckley 6days Daughter Born: Gorton, Lanc.
Margaret Simpson 58, W, Living with Son in law, Born: Lymm
Thomas Simpson 25 S, Living with Step bro-inlaw Born; Gorton

QUESTIONS:
Thomas Simpson is my Gr.Grandfather, he is the same in both the 1881 and 1901 census. His mother is noted as Margaret Simpson as per the 1901 census, but yet why is she using the last name Thomson in the 1881 census when her son is 5 years old?

In the 1881 census, Thomas is living with John Blackely/Buckley. How can John be a step brother to Thomas as per the 1901 census?

Why is it that I cannot find any marriages for Margaret Simpson? Margaret's maiden name on Thomas's birth certificate is Helsby. This woman has used the last names of Helsby, Thomson and Simpson.

Is it safe to assume that the unreadable wifes name in the 1901 census is Margaret Simpson's daughter? Why didn't she show up on the 1881 census?

Sorry it is so long. I hope someone can shed some light on this matter.

I sincerely thank you for your time and patience.
Carol


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