Census - Carrington

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This page details all census entries we have found relating to the Francis family.

These are transcribed as is (no extra information added) apart from "dittos" being expanded.

1901 - The Ship Inn, 151 Penny? Street, Blackburn (next to Victoria Street)
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
James Carrington Head M 33 Beer Seller Norwich, Norfolk
Ellen Carrington Wife M 45 - Blackburn, Lancashire

Well we can see from the above  where James probably was in 1891, ie in Blackburn, although we will need the census for the whole country for 1891 to prove this.

1901 - 16 Kensington Row, Lakenham, Norwich
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Phoebe Carrington Head W 57 - Norwich, Norfolk
Gertie Carrington Daughter S 21 Cardboard Box Maker Norwich, Norfolk

James' father Henry has obviously died since 1891, and all the children appear to have left apart from Gertrude. But wait, who else is living in this street:

1901 - 11 Kensington Row, Lakenham, Norwich
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Henry Carrington Head M 37 Stone Dresser Starch Miller Norwich, Norfolk
Emma Carrington Wife M 35 - Forncett, Norfolk
Emma L Carrington Daughter S 9 Scholar Forncett, Norfolk
Henry Carrington Son S 7 Scholar Forncett, Norfolk
Dorothy F? Carrington Daughter - 4 - Forncett, Norfolk
Gladys M Carrington Daughter - 1mo - Forncett, Norfolk
Thomas G Bunting Boarder S 28 Stone Dresser Starch Miller Fundenhall, Norfolk

Now Henry Carrington was married in 1891 in Norwich, Norfolk, to Emma Bunting. And if that wasn't enough, who lives next to Henry?

1901 - 12 Kensington Row, Lakenham, Norwich
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Frederick W Bunting Head M 31 Stone Man Starch Miller Fundenhall, Norfolk
Eliza Bunting Wife M 22 - Norwich, Norfolk

Now, Frederick, and Eliza were witnesses at James' wedding in 1909, and Eliza was a witness with Phoebe on the amendments to James' birth certificate. She is also suspiciously the right age to be... dum, dum, Daaa! ... Eliza Carrington, James' (and Henry's) sister. Note also that Fundenhall and Forncett are next to each other (south west of Norwich), which must mean something, but I'm not sure what yet...

1891 - 6 Foulger Opening, Norwich (St John de Sepulchre)
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Henry Carrington Head M 46 Starch Miller Litcham, Norfolk
Phoebe Carrington Wife M 46 - Norwich, Norfolk
H. Carrington Son W? 27 Stone Dresser Norwich, Norfolk
William Carrington Son S 20 Mustard Miller Norwich, Norfolk
Mary Ann Carrington Daughter S 15 Dress Maker Norwich, Norfolk
Eliza Carrington Daughter S 12 Domestic General Norwich, Norfolk
Gertrude Carrington Daughter - 10 Scholar Norwich, Norfolk
George Smith Boarder S 33? Starch Miller Norwich, Norfolk

So from the above census entry we are missing the all important James Carrington, so where was he on the evening of 5th April 1891?

1891 - 10 Sandsfield Lane,  Gainsborough (Holy Trinity)
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Edith Holmes Head Widowed 78 Boarding House Keeper Lincolnshire, Oarston Ferry
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James Carrington Boarder S 23 Advertising Agent (News) Norfolk, Norwich
Joseph Dye Boarder S 24 Advertising Agent (News) Norfolk, Norwich
 

Well, to check we have the right families we have to go back to 1881:

1881 - Fundenhall
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
William Bunting Head M 61 Attleborough, Norfolk
Mary Ann Bunting Wife M 60 Eaton, Norfolk
Eliza Bunting Daughter 25 Forncett, Norfolk
Henry E. Bunting Son 15 Forncett, Norfolk
Elizabeth E. Bunting Daughter 13 Fundenhall, Norfolk
Frederick W. Bunting Son 11 Fundenhall, Norfolk
Thomas G. Bunting Son 8 Fundenhall, Norfolk

 

1881 - Tasburgh
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
William Welch Head M 57 Tasburgh, Norfolk
Catherine Welch Wife M 27 Crofton, Wiltshire
William Welch Son 2 Tasburgh, Norfolk
Robert Thomas Welch Son 1 Tasburgh, Norfolk
Emma Bunting Servant 18 Forncett St Peter, Norfolk

 

1881 - 2 Wellington Ter., Norwich (St John de Sepulchre)
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Henry Carrington Head M 36 Starch Miller Litcham, Norfolk
Phoebe Carrington Wife M 35 Starch Miller Wife Norwich, Norfolk
Frederic Carrington Son - 15 Starch Miller Norwich, Norfolk
James Carrington Son - 13 Scholar Norwich, Norfolk
William Carrington Son - 10 Scholar Norwich, Norfolk
Mary Carrington Daughter - 5 Scholar Norwich, Norfolk
Eliza Carrington Daughter - 2 - Norwich, Norfolk
Gertrude Carrington Daughter - 2m - Norwich, Norfolk
William Smith Lodger U 23 Mustard Miller Norwich, Norfolk

Finally we have tracked down James Carrington living with his parents, but who are his grandparents? To find this out we have to go back 30 years to the 1851 census of Litcham (named as his birthplace):

 

1851 - Litcham Mitford, Norfolk (PRO HO/107/1825 Folio: 327 Page: 28) 
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
William Carrington Head M 46 Gardener Holkham, Norfolk
Mary Carrington Wife - 45 - Wells, Norfolk
William Carrington Son - 12 Scholar Wroxham, Norfolk
James Carrington Son - 9 Scholar Wroxham, Norfolk
Henry Carrington Son - 6 Scholar Litcham, Norfolk
John Carrington Son - 4 At Home Litcham, Norfolk
Frederick Carrington Son - 2 At Home Litcham, Norfolk

Success! But 12 seems a bit young for an eldest child (Mary would have been 33), so a long search (note the misspelled birth place) turns up:

 

1851 - Lexham Road, Litcham Mitford, Norfolk (PRO HO/107/1825 Folio: 335 Page: 44)
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Ellen Stanford Head U 53 Independant Massingham, Norfolk
Charlotte Stanford Niece U 11 Independant Tittleshall, Norfolk
Eliza Carrington Servant U 17 House Servant Wroyham, Norfolk

So we now have an elder daughter (no signs of any others yet) which would make Mary 28 at the birth of her first child - still a bit late, but not quite so unlikely).

Now we're doing so well, lets try 1841 (from a possibly incomplete transcript - note the 1841 census ages for adults are rounded to 5 years.):

1841 - Wroxham, Norfolk (PRO HO/???/???? Folio: 783 Page: 12) 
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
William Carrington - - 35 Gardener J (Wroxham Hall)  Norfolk
Mary Carrington - - 35 Work Woman (Wroxham Field)  Norfolk
Elizabeth Carrington - - 14 -  Norfolk
Maria Carrington - - 12 - Norfolk
Harriot Carrington - - 8 - Norfolk
Elizabeth Carrington - - 6 - Norfolk
Mary Carrington - - 2 - Norfolk

Bizarrely amoungst the children we have two Elizabeths, and a Mary and a Maria. Can this be the same family? The only possible match in the children is the second Elizabeth (give or take a year). Where did all the other children go (especially Mary the youngster). Also why is their son William (who should be 1 or 2 at this time) not listed? I shall have to refer to the original census to check.

Also in 1841 we have an Ellen Carrington listed in Holkham (I've only an incomplete transcription of this one):

1841 - Holkham, Norfolk (PRO HO/???/???? Folio:  Page: ) 
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Ellen Carrington - - 15 -  -
William Sexton - - 40 Ag Lab  -
Sarah Sexton - - 35 -  -
Ann Sexton - - 12 - -
William Sexton - - 10 - -
Harriet Sexton - - 9 - -
Sarah Sexton - - 8 - -
Susanna Sexton - - 4 - -
Benjamin Sexton - - - - -
William Green - - 40 - -
 

I'm not yet sure who Ellen is (William's family had moved to Wroxham by then), perhaps she was one of John Carrington's children, as the 1841 census shows he too is living in Holkham

1841 - Holkham, Norfolk (PRO HO/???/???? Folio:  Page: ) 
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
John Carrington - - 40 Bricklay  -
Sarah Carrington - - 38 -  -
Robert Carrington - - 14 -  -
Sarah Ann Carrington - - 12 - -
John Carrington - - 10 - -
William Carrington - - 6 - -
 

Ok, so on to Wroxham in 1841, where William's family has moved to (note that these two entries are adjacent in the Census):

1841 - Wroxham Field, Wroxham, Norfolk (PRO HO/???/???? Folio:  Page: ) 
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
Mary Carrington - - 35 Washwoman  -
Elizabeth Carrington - - 14 -  -
Maria Carrington - - 12 -  -
Harriot Carrington - - 8 - -
Elizabeth Carrington - - 6 - -
Mary Carrington - - 2 - -
1841 - Wroxham Hall, Wroxham, Norfolk (PRO HO/???/???? Folio:  Page: ) 
William Carrington - - 35 Gardener J. -
 

1851 - Mill Street, Lakenham, Norwich, Norfolk  (PRO HO/107/1815 Folio: 117 Page: 25)
Name Relation Status Age Profession Birth Place
John Smith Head M 32 Gardener Norwich, Norfolk
Elizabeth Smith Wife M 32 - Wymondham, Norfolk
Robert Smith Son - 10 Scholar Norwich, Norfolk
Sarah Ann Smith Daughter - 8 Scholar Norwich, Norfolk
Phoebe Smith Daughter - 6 Scholar Norwich, Norfolk
George H. Smith Son - 3 - Norwich, Norfolk
Hannah Smith Daughter - 11m - Norwich, Norfolk

welling: Portland Square
Census Place: Lakenham, Norfolk, England
Source: FHL Film 1341468 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1945 Folio 109 Page 33
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Joseph DYE M 63 M Norwich, Norfolk, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Laborer
Emily DYE M 50 F Norwich, Norfolk, England
Rel: Wife
Joseph DYE U 14 M Norwich, Norfolk, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Laborer
Henry DYE 11 M Norwich, Norfolk, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Clement DYE 6 M Norwich, Norfolk, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Scholar
Jessie DYE U 15 F Norwich, Norfolk, England