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1921 Census of England & Wales – Wynne family Receive US

There was enormous pleasure amongst many genealogists this week with the publication of the 1921 census for England & Wales. I did not look forward to finding any direct ancestors residing in England, aside from one set of great-grandparents. Patrick and Teresa Wynne had emigrated to Newcastle-upon-Tyne throughout the earlier decade.

This census may present:

  • whether or not my grandad Kevin, born 1909, was nonetheless with the household, or if he had already been despatched again to Dublin, to stay together with his Aunt Mary
  • An instance of my great-grandfather’s signature
  • the household’s residence handle
  • the identify and handle of Patrick Wynne’s employer in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • affirmation of the full variety of kids born to Patrick Wynne
  • affirmation of every individual’s age, in years and months

The household had been simply discovered within the index. Properly, Teresa and 5 of the youngsters had been. There was no signal of Patrick or Kevin wherever in England and Wales. Déjà vu! Patrick was not at residence on census night time in 1911 both. He’d been in Cork, in all probability for work. The place was he this time?

The household had been residing at 136 Violet Road, Benwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

This census was enumerated on 19 June in 1921, and doubtless missed quite a few folks away on their summer time holidays. Patrick might have been residence in Dublin throughout his break. It is unlikely we’ll ever know for certain as no census was taken in Eire that yr. The Warfare of Independence was in full swing.

On census night time in England, the Wynne family included:

  • Teresa, spouse, 33 yrs, 1 mt, married, b. Dublin, Residence duties.
  • Maurice, son, 14 yrs, 6 mts, b. Dublin, Machine boy, Armstrong Whitworth.
  • Brendan, son, 13 yrs, 2 mts, b. Dublin, Wholetime college.
  • Eileen, daughter, 5 yrs, 1 mt, b. Benwell, N/C on Tyne, Wholetime College.
  • Brian, son, 3 yrs, 0 mts, b. Benwell, N/C on Tyne.
  • Norah, daughter, 8 mts, b. Benwell, N/C on Tyne.

No surprises there, besides perhaps that Maurice was already working at 14.

Granddad will need to have been given to the Aunt Mary by then. He was firm for her. She’d been left on her personal again residence after they all emigrated to England.

However the subsequent half is stunning, and unhappy!

Teresa mentioned she had solely 5 kids ‘residing as members of this family or elsewhere’. And clearly she had 6! What about her 11-year-old son, Kevin? What mom forgets a toddler? Did she misinterpret the shape? It was solely alleged to have been accomplished by Patrick, had he been residence, and different ‘married males, widowers and widows’. Married girls had answered an equal query in 1911. One other misinterpretation on her half? Perhaps Teresa simply had her palms full, on her personal, with all the children.

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Did she neglect Kevin, aged 11 years?

I missed out on seeing Patrick Wynne’s signature, as Teresa signed the shape – a misplaced alternative, perhaps the final alternative. The 1931 census returns had been destroyed by fireplace, and Patrick died in 1937.

1921 Census of England & Wales - Wynne family Receive US Obtain US

It is the second instance of Teresa’s signature discovered. See her Signature Silhouette for comparability. Uncommon for a married girl to depart extra data than her husband at the moment.

Supply: $ FindMyPast, 1921 Census.

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