Continuing with the Census, People and Genealogy series – all posts can be found HERE. There is also a Census downloadable to be found HERE.
At the beginning of the census is the description of the parish. It does give some additional information, as it names the additional corners of the village, by naming three areas – Gadwick, Shoelands and Rodsall.
Over the last few days we have followed the family of George Ellis and his wife Prudence, formerly Budd. By 1861 there has been a significant change in the family and it’s dynamics.
The family are still living in Puttenham, and although the document does not state it on this page, further towards the start of the census the address is recorded as The Street.
George is now a widower, aged 51 years and says he was born in Guildford. If we remember back to the 1841 Census he is reported to have been born outside of the county of Surrey, which is where Guildford is. In the 1851 Census he is reported as being born in Kent. George is still an agricultural labourer.
Also living with George is son William, daughter Caroline, who is my great great Grandmother and the youngest son Edward.