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Census for Boats at Worcester Wharf, Birmingham, 1841-1891

Worcestershire Strays

Transcribed by Maureen Surman © 2000

This page lists those recorded on the census at Worcester Wharf, Birmingham in 1841 as Boatmen, whether born in the county or otherwise, and for 1851-1891 those born in Worcestershire, or for whom birthplaces is unknown. The 1841 and 1851 census does not list Boats by name, so we have included all those for whom an occupation was given as 'Boatman'. Also included are the names of persons who did not know their place of birth or who were absent. Where one member of a family was born in Worcestershire or one member was a Boatman, the whole family is listed.

1841 Census (Fiche 1147 2+)
(Surname, Christian, Age, Occupation, Born in County Y/N)
Wharf Street
BISHOP,William, Aged 25, Boatman,Brn: No
BISHOP, Sarah, Aged 25, Brn: Yes
BISHOP, William, Aged 2, Brn: Yes
BISHOP, Sarah, Aged 3mths, Brn: Yes
GETHING, Lydia, Aged 46, wife of Boatman, Brn: Yes
GETHING, James, Aged 7, Brn: No
HARTLEBURY, Thomas, Aged 20, Boatman, Brn: No
HARTLEBURY, Ann, Aged 20, Brn: No
HARTLEBURY, Sarah, Aged 1mth, Brn: Yes
CLAY, George, Aged 20, Boatman, Brn: No
CLAY, Elizabeth, Aged 20, Brn: No
CLAY, Georgina, Aged 7 mths, Brn: Yes

1851 Census (HO107/2052 Reel 11)
Notes as per 1841 - area covered Worcester Wharf, Bridge Street, Wharf Street.
Worcester Wharf
No. 148
WOLFINDALES?, James, Aged 39, Boatman, Brn: Tardebigg, Worcs
WOLFINDALES, Delia, wife, Aged 44, Brn: Birmingham, Warks
Bridge Street
No. 3
BISHOP, Sarah, Mar., Aged 30, B'man's wife, Brn: Worcester, Worcs
WALL,William, visitor, Aged 5, Brn: Worcester, Worcs
Wharf Street
No. 49
WILLIAMS, Samuel, lodger, Aged 24, Unm., Boatman, Brn: -
No. 175
BEARD, Edward, Lodger, Unm., Aged 26, Boatman, Brn: Stourport, Worcs

1861 Census (Reel 13) Boats lying at Worcester Wharf
(Surname, Christian, Status, Age, Occupation, Place of Birth)
The Mary of Birmingham 25 tons canal boat - timber
DUNN, James, Mar., Aged 34, Master, Brn: Gloucester, Glocs.
HINNETT, Thomas, Unm., Aged 23, Mate, Brn: Worcester, Worcs.
The Ann of Worcestershire 25 tons canalboat - timber
SEYMOUR, John, Mar., Aged 30, Master, Brn: Worcester, Worcs.
SEYMOUR, Susan, Mar., Aged 25, wife, Brn: Worcester, Worcs.
WEAVER, Elizabeth, Aged 13, Servant, Brn: Worcester, Worcs.
The Anne of Eckington 30 tons canal boat - general carrying
BARTLETT, John, Mar., Aged 44, Master, Brn: Eckington, Worcs.
ROBERTS, Robert, Unm., Aged 19, Mate, Brn: Eckington, Worcs.
The Prince of Wales, Glos. 30 tons canal boat - general carrier
BROOKS, John, Unm., Aged 55, Mate, Brn: Stourport, Worcs
The Ellen of Twining 30 tons, canal boat - general carrier
WOOD, William, Mar., Aged 25, Mate, Brn: unknown
The Ann of Worcestershire 30 tons canal boat - general carrier
WEAVER, John, above 20, Master, Brn. Not known
SMITH, Henry, Unm., Aged 16, Mate, Brn: Worcester, Worcs.
LEE, William, Unm.,under 20, Mate , Brn: Worcester, Worcs.
The Rover of Birmingham 30 tons - canal boat - general carrier
DOVEY, William, Unm., Aged 20, Master, Brn: not known
The Eliza of Chafford 30 tons canal boat - timber
DEAN, William, over 20, Master, Brn: Absent when visited
DEAN, ? ,under 20, Mate, Brn: Absent when visited
The Mary Ann of Worcestershire 30 ton canal boat - general carrier
WILLIAMS, James, Unm., Aged 19, Master, Brn: Worcester, Worcs
PRICE, William, Mar., Aged 30, Mate, Brn: Worcester, Worcs
The Ocean Queen of Upton on Severn 30 ton canal boat, general carrier
ELT, Benjamin, Mar., Aged 49, Master, Brn: Upton on Severn, Worcs
ELT, Henry, Aged 15, Mate, Brn: Upton on Severn, Worcs
The Elizabeth of Worcestershire 30 ton canal boat, general carrier
ANDREWS, Charles, Mar., Aged 27, Master, Brn: Reditch, Worcs
ANDREWS, Mary, Mar., Aged 23, wife, Brn: Worcester, Worcs
ANDREWS, Charle, son, Aged 1, Brn: Worcester, Worcs
PHILLIPS, Samuel, Unm., Aged 18, Mate, Brn: Worcester, Worcs
The Gabriel of Upton on Severn 30 ton canal boat, general carrier
POWELL, James, Mar., Aged 52, Master, Brn: Upton on 7, Worcs
POWELL, Mary, Mar., Aged 50, wife, Brn: Upton on 7, Worcs
POWELL, Edward, son, Aged 12, Brn: Upton on 7, Worcs
POWELL, Sarah, dau., Aged 11, Brn: Upton on 7, Worcs
The Sarah of Gloucestershire
HOOPER, Charles, Aged 25, Absent
+ a boy, Aged 10 Absent
The Selina of Oldbury Canal boat
BUCKINGHAM,William , Aged 30, Master, Brn: not known
CHATWIN, George, Unm., Aged 20, Mate, Brn: not known
The Clara of Worcestershire
COLLIS, George, Mar., Aged 21, Master, Brn: Worcester, Worcs.
COLLIS, Mary Ann, Mar., Aged 21, wife, Brn: Worcester, Worcs
COLLIS, Clara, dau., Aged 3, Brn: Worcester, Worcs
HEMMING, George, Aged 11, Assistant, Brn: Worcester, Worcs
The Anne of Severn Stoke
HEMMING, Thomas, Unm., Aged 27, Master, Brn: Worcester, Worcs
HEMMING, Joseph, Unm ., Aged 36, Mate, Brn: Worcester, Worcs
The Fannie of Worcestershire
DAVIES, Benjamin, Mar., Aged 61, Master, Brn: Stroud, Glocs.
DAVIES, Mary, Mar., Aged 58, wife , Brn: Pike, Worcs.
The Thomas of Worcestershire
2male + 1f No details
The Mary of Worcestershire
2male +1f No details

1871 Census (Reel 11 RG10/3100) Boats lying at Worcester Wharf
No. 337
COLLINS, Samuel, Mar., Aged 27, Master, Brn. Droitwich
COLLINS, Mary Ann, Mar., Aged 22, wife, Brn. Glos.
COLLINS, Eliza, dau., Aged 5, Brn. Preston Brookk, Lancs
COLLINS, Thomas, son, Aged 2, Brn. Potteries
COLLINS, Ellen, dau., Aged 1, Brn. Tarbick, Worcs
No. 339
SIMMONS, John, Mar., Aged 43, Boatmaster, Brn. Glos
SIMMONS, Elizabeth, Mar., Aged 45, Brn. Stoke Works, Worcs
SIMMONS, John, son, Aged 7, Brn. Stoke Works, Worcs
No. 340
BIDDLE, Richard, Mar., Aged 54, Master, Brn. Worcs
BIDDLE, Lisa A, Mar., Aged 48, wife, Brn. Worcs
BIDDLE, Sarah, dau., Aged 15, Brn. Worcs
BIDDLE, Louisa, dau., Aged 9, Brn. Worcs
No. 341
TUBB, William, Unm., Aged 19, Master, Brn. ?
No. 343
FARMER, William, Unm., Aged 33, Master, Brn. Worcs
No. 345
BALL, Christopher, Mar., Aged 22, Master, Brn. Chaceley, Worcs.
No. 346
BIDDLE, William, Mar., Aged 30, Master, Brn. Worcs
BIDDLE, Mary Ann, Mar., Aged 22, wife, Brn. Worcs.
BIDDLE, Emelia, dau., Aged 5, Brn. Burslem, Staffs
BIDDLE, James, son, Aged 9, Brn. Worcs
BIDDLE, Lilly, dau., Aged 2, Brn. Worcs
No. 349
ELT, Benjamin, Mar., Aged 58, Master, Brn. Upton on 7, Worcs
No. 351
WILLIAMS, John, Mar., Aged 40, Master, Brn. Worcs
No. 353
SHEPHERD, William, Mar., Aged 40, Master, Brn. Upton on 7, Worcs
SHEPHERD, William, son, Aged 19, B'man, Brn. Upton on 7, Worcs
SHEPHERD, Thomas, son, Aged 12, B'man, Brn. Upton on 7, Worcs
No. 355
SPARES, Herbert, Mar., Aged 36, Master, Brn. Worc
SPARES, Mary Ann, Mar ., aged 36, wife, Brn. Worc
SPARES, Susan, dau., Aged 14, Brn. Worc
SPARES, Samuel, son, Aged 6, Brn. Worcs
SPARES, Albert, son, Aged 3, Brn. Birmingham, Wark
SPARES, John Henry, son, Aged 6 wks, Brn. Bilston, Staffs
No. 358
DAYUS, Noah, Mar., Aged 38, Master, Brn. Worcs
DAYUS, Elizabeth, Mar., Aged 34, Brn. Worcs
DAYUS, William, Aged 14, Brn. Dudley, Worcs
DAYUS, Richard, Aged 4, Brn. Birmingham, Warks.
DAYUS, Sarah Ann, Aged 6 mths, Brn. Birmingham, Warks
No. 359
SANKEY, Samuel, Mar., Aged 70, Master, Brn. Ludlow, Shropshire
SANKEY, Elizabeth, Mar ., Aged 70, Brn. Worcs
CASHMORE, Solomon, Aged 8, B'man, Brn. Kings Norton, Worcs
No. 360
BOURNE, Thomas, Mar., Aged 45, Master, Brn. Worcs
BOURNE, Catherine, Mar., Aged 40, Brn. Worcs
SELWOOD, Henry, Aged 16, B'man, Brn. Worcs
No. 361
HIGGS, Zeptimiah, Mar., Aged 29, Master, Brn. Bloomfield, Staffs
HIGGS, Isabella, Mar., Aged 28, Brn. Kidderminster, Worcs
HIGGS, Thomas, Aged 5, Brn. Newtown, Staffs
HIGGS, James, Aged 1, Brn. Ryders Green, Staffs
HUNT, William, Aged 17, B'man, Brn. Droitwich, Worcs
No. 363
HERRITAGE, William, Mar., Aged 23, Master, Brn. Stratford on Avon, WAR
HERRITAGE, Mary, Mar., Aged 22, Brn. Oldbury, Worcs
HERRITAGE, Emily, dau., Aged 7 mths, Brn. Stratford on Avon, WAR
No. 364
LONGFORD, William, Mar., Aged 27, Master, Brn. Worcs
LONGFORD, Sophia , Mar., Aged 25, Brn. Worcs
LONGFORD, Sophia , dau., Aged 10, Brn. Worcs
LONGFORD, William, son, Aged 5, Brn. Worcs
BRACE, David, Unm., Aged 20, B'man, Brn. Worcs
No. 365
LEE, Benjamin, Mar., Aged 50, Master, Brn. Worcs
LEE, Benjamin, Aged 16, B'man, Brn. Worcs
No. 366
REYNOLDS, John, Mar., Aged 50, Master, Brn. Worcs
REYNOLDS, Francis, Aged 14, B'man, Brn. Worcs
HUGHES, Arthur, Unm., Aged 18, B'man, Brn. Worcs
No. 367
HUGHES, Henry, Unm., Aged 23, Master, Brn. Worcs
MALE, John, Mar., Aged 30, B'man, Brn. Upton on 7, Worcs
JENNINGS, Joseph, Mar., Aged 32, B'man, Brn. Upton on 7, Worcs
No. 369
SMITH, Henry, Mar., Aged 23, Master, Brn. Worcs
SMITH, Jane , Mar., Aged 23, Brn. Worcs
SMITH, John, son, Aged 6, Brn. Worcs
SMITH, Henry, son, Aged 3, Brn. Worcs
LAUGHTONE, Joseph, Unm., Aged 18, B'man, Brn. Worcs
No. 370
PALMER, John, Unm., Aged 25, Master, Brn. Worcs
No. 371
WITHEY, Francis, Mar., Aged 32, Master, Brn. Worcs
WITHEY, Susannah, Mar., Aged 26, Brn. Tipton, Staffs
WITHEY, Charles, son, Aged 7, Brn. Tipton, Staffs
WITHEY, Frank, son, Aged 5, Brn. Worcs
WITHEY, Eliza Harriet, dau., Aged 4, Brn. Worcs
WITHEY, William M, son, Aged 1, Brn. Hopwood, Worcs
No. 374
JENKINS, George, Wdw., Aged 50, Master, Brn. Alvechurch, Worcs
JEFF, Edward, Unm., Aged 20, B'man,Brn. Tardebigg, Warks

1881 Census (Reel 13 RG2977 33 60) Boats lying at Worcester Wharf
Hearts of Oak
GRANWELL, John, Mar., Aged 25, Cap. B'man, Brn. -, Worcs
GRANWELL, Alice, Mar., Aged 20, wife, Brn. -, Worcs
GRANWELL, Mary Ann, Aged 1, dau., Brn. - Worcs
Zebrina
HODGETT, Edwin, Mar., Aged 33, Cap. B'tman, Brn. - Worcs
HODGETT, Fanny, Mar., Aged 31, wife, Brn. - Worcs
HODGETT, Edwin, Aged 5, son , Brn. Upton on 7, Worcs
Samuel & Emma
SMITH, William, Mar., Aged 37, Cap. B'man, Brn. -, Worcs
SMITH, Elizabeth, Mar., Aged 31, wife, Brn. Cirencester, GLS
SMITH, William, Aged 13, son, Brn. -, Worcs
SMITH, John, Aged 7, son , Brn. -, Worcs
SMITH, Elizabeth, Aged 3, dau., Brn. - Worcs
Evern
COLE, John, Mar., Aged 42, Capt. B'man, Brn. Upton, Worcs
COLE, James, son, Aged 17, Mate B'man, Brn. Upton, Worcs
Erucst?
BRICE, George, Aged 14, Mate B'man, Brn. - Worcs
Joseph & Richard
DAYERS, Richard, Mar., Aged 49, Capt. B'man, Brn. - Worcs
DAYERS, Emma, Mar., Aged 47, wife, Brn. - Worcs
DAYERS, John, Aged 12, Mate B'man, Brn. - Worcs
James
BROWN, Aaron, Mar., Aged 38, Capt. b'man, Brn. - Worcs
BROWN, Lizzie, Mar., Aged 33, wife, Brn. - Worcs
BROWN, Mynall, dau., Aged 3 mths, Brn. - Worcs
WITH, Thomas, Unm., Aged 25, Mate B'man, Brn. - Worcs
Catherine
BUNN, George, Mar., Aged 63, Capt B'man, Brn. ....wick, Worcs
BUNN, Sarah, Mar., Aged 41, wife, Brn. ...nck, Worcs
BUNN, Frederick, Unm., Aged 24, son, Brn. ...nck, Worcs
Fanny
ELT, Henry, Mar, Aged 44, Capt. B'man, Brn. Upton, Worcs
ELT, Eliza, Mar., Aged 33, wife, Brn. Upton, Worcs
ELT, William, Aged 9, son, Brn. Upton, Worcs

1891 Census (RG12/2378 1+) Boats lying at Worcester Wharf
224 Luilisie?
SPRAGG, Charles, Mar., Aged 50, Master, Brn. Worcester
SPRAGG, Henry, son, Aged 12, Brn. Worcester
225 Emma
BALL, Arthur , Mar., Aged 49, Master, Brn. Gloucester
BALL, Thomas, Mar., Aged 30, son, Crew, Brn. Worcester
226 Alfred
COOPER. Thomas, Mar., Aged 67, Master, Brn. Eckington, Worcs
JAMES, Samuel, Mar., Aged 47, Crew, Brn. Bush.. Worcs
227 Richard
DAYUS, John, Unm., Aged 17, Crew, Brn. Droitwich, Worcs

[Contributed by Maureen Surman, on 28th December 2000. ]