Census for Boats at Worcester Wharf, Birmingham, 1841-1891; Herefordshire Strays
Transcribed by Maureen Surman © 2000 See also Gloucestershire Strays (broken link 2/2017)
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 Herefordshire, 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 Herefordshire 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)
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.
WILLIAMS, Samuel, Unm., Lodger, Aged 24, Boatman, Brn. ?
1861 Census (Reel 13) Boats lying at Worcester Wharf
(Surname, Christian, Status, Age, Occupation, Place of Birth)
The Ellen of Twining 30 tons, canal boat - general carrier
ELT, Daniel,Unm., Aged 30, Master, Brn: Twining, GLS
WOOD, William, Mar., Aged 25, Mate, Brn: unknown
The Ann of Worcestersire 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: " "
The Rover of Birmingham 30 tons - canal boat - general carrier
DOVEY, William,Unm., Aged 20, Master, Brn: Not Known
PALMER, George Unm Aged 20 Mate Brn: Preston Baggott, Warks
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 Sarah of Gloucestershire
HOOPER, Charles, Aged 25, Brn. Absent
+ a boy, Aged 10, Brn. Absent
The Selina of Oldbury Canal boat
BUCKINGHAM, William, Aged 30 Master Brn: not known
PETTITT, Sarah Ann Aged 30 Brn: Rowington, Warks.
CHATWIN, George Unm Aged 20 Mate Brn: not known
1871 Census (Reel 11 RG10/3100) Boats lying at Worcester Wharf
TUBB, William, Unm., Aged 19, Master, Brn. -
HICKMAN, Thomas Unm Aged 25 Master Brn. Hereford
DEAN, Charles Unm Aged 28 B'man Brn. Stroud, Glos
1881 Census (Reel 13 RG2977 33 60) Boats lying at Worcester Wharf
ALFORD, George, Mar., aged 32, Captain Boatman, Brn. Aston Ingham, HEF
ALFORD, Emily, Mar., aged 29, wife, Brn. GLS Hinton
TONKS, John, Mar., aged 37, Boatman, Brn. GLS
TONKS, Walter, Unm., aged 25, Mate Boatman, Brn. GLS.
1891 Census (RG12/2378 1+) Boats lying at Worcester Wharf
WOOD, Robert, Mar., Aged 51, Master, Brn. GLS
WOOD, Robert, Jnr., Unm., Aged 24, son, Brn. HEF
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