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Census return 1861

This census return is for 1861 — two years before Timothy was born.

It is the first census record detailing Timothy’s father, who is also called Timothy. Timothy’s father was not born in London. When he moved to London he settled in Southwark. This was an area popular with immigrants in the early nineteenth century. Housing in such inner industrial areas was quite cheap. There were lots of jobs for unskilled workers.

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Census return for St George, Southwark, 1861.  Reference: RG 9/327 f37
Census return for St George, Southwark, 1861. Reference: RG 9/327 f37
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Street Name Role Status Age Job Place of birth
326 Brents Court Timothy Buckley head Married 34 Labourer Ireland
Margaret Buckley wife Married 35 Ireland
Margaret Connell step child unmarried 15
Jeremiah Connell step child unmarried 10

Questions

  • Where was Timothy’s father born?
  • How would life have been different in London compared with life there?
  • Why do you think he moved to London?

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