Annie/Amy Taylor b abt 1869 Coleford (Parish Records)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Saturday, November 30, 2019, 01:19 (1698 days ago) @ Jefff

Hi again Cass,
been trying hard to find any traces of Annie Taylor born abt 1869 in any census, using FamilySearch as so user-friendly regarding name variants and also ease of browsing the results.

However still struggling, and I keep coming back to the 1871 census as posted by Mike Shepway, which seems a great fit to me, and hopefully with you too ?;

1871 Census Monmouth Workhouse:
Household schedule number Given Name Surname Relationship Age Estimated Birth Year Gender Birth City Birth County Birth Country
200 Esther Taylor Inmate 38 1833 Female Newland Gloucestershire England
200 Anne Taylor Inmate 3 1868 Female Newland Gloucestershire England
200 Edwin Taylor Inmate 8 1863 Male Newland Gloucestershire England
200 Alice Taylor Inmate 5 1866 Female Newland Gloucestershire England

I've also found this entry which is one of those aggravating occasions when FamilySearch appears to have omitted the rest of the census form. However, and as I suspected, a quick look at Ancestry (which has free 1881 access) confirms this person is at Westbury On Severn Workhouse. There doesn't appear to be any relations with her.

Name Ann Taylor
Event Type Census
Event Date 1881
Event Place Westbury On Severn, Gloucestershire, England
Registration District Westbury On Severn
Residence Note Westbury On Severn
Gender Female
Age 14
Marital Status (Original) Single
Occupation Scholar
Birth Year (Estimated) 1867
Birthplace Newland, England
Page Number 6
Registration Number RG11
Piece/Folio 2525/153
Affiliate Record Type Household

I then tried to find siblings Edwin(or Edward?) and Alice. Ditto their Birth records, yet no real luck with any of them. I wonder if they were split-up and sent off to work in service (none of their names are especially rare).


I've just realised you've quoted an age for Annie (or was it Amy?) in the 1891 census.
Please can you advise more details; where was she, was she with other family members, etc ? I don't understand why I cannot find her.


Thanks, J.


PS the full 1881 Census for W-o-S workhouse is here c/o the excellent Workhouses website.

The Westbury workhouse "served" the eastern side of the Forest, whereas the western side had Monmouth (which had replaced the earlier Coleford poorhouse) and Chepstow. If interested, general info abt these workhouses here.

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