1871 Census Return

Whilst researching for a client today, I was trying to locate her maternal great grandmother on the 1871 census. I completed the relevant fields, and one match came out as follows:

1871 censusAs you can see in the second entry down, we have a family with the surname Massey, no first names, just their ages and their relation to each other. We know that they lived at 33 Upper William Street, Marylebone, London and that’s about it. In the column for rank or profession, someone has written “left his house on Monday morning – information from another lodger.”

Has anyone else come across something like this in their research before?



About debbielou72

I am a genealogist who has been researching for quite a few years on mine and my husband's family tree. I also carry out research professionally for other people. I am a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies studying the surname Hiscock and its variations. I am also a member of CILIP. I am currently studying for the Pharos Tutors Family History Skills & Strategies (Intermediate) certificate
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2 Responses to 1871 Census Return

  1. Jana Last says:


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