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Where did they go after 1891

My research has told me that my grandparents Joseph Bunting and Mary Hughes were 22 and 19 at the 1891 census and I found out they married in 1897 from the Church of Latter Day Saints genealogy website but I have tried in vain to find them on the 1901 census. Could this be because they were living in lodgings? If so how do I find them in this situation.

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Where did they go after 1891
Authored by: Michael Bunting FSG on 11:34PM BST - Sunday, 31 May 2009

Dear Rosemary,

it was good to read that you were researching your family and that you asked for help when reaching a stumbling block.

I am not sure if you are a member or not but at least the Society has records of this family and at some stage you should contact our record keeper, Mary Rix about them.

The technique I adopted was to find Joseph and Mary's children from the Society records and look for them (actually Ernest) in the 1901 Census and up popped Mary with two children but no Joseph. Mary's birth year was later than that of 1891 and even later still in 1911. At least then she had a few more children and Joseph was back at home.

So what to try to locate Joseph as Mary described herself in 1901 as Head of household and married? Did his work involve a night shift? Was he in prison or hospital? Had he joined the army and was in the Boer war? I don't think he died until about 1939 at the ripe old age of 69yrs. I have left you the hard part to have a go at or perhaps find out from family/cousin legend some event in Joseph's life that might tell you the reason for him being missing the night of that 1901 census.

Let me know how you get on in finding Mary's address in 1901 and if you solve the mystery of Joseph being temporarily missing somewhere.


Where did they go after 1891
Authored by: Miss Rosemary Bunting on 10:36AM BST - Monday, 01 June 2009

Dear Michael

Thank you for your email. Mary Rix phoned me last night and gave my information about my family going back to the 1600s. Of course the big mystery is what happed to Josph Bunting during 1901. I have contacted a cousin Molly who was the daughter of my father's sister Rose who married Bill Yeomans. Unfortunately, she couldn't shed any light on the matter.

So it seems I have some detective work to do. I will be visiting Stoke on Trent next year, when I retire, so maybe I can get some information from local records.

Mary asked me send photos, so I will do this via email.

Yours truly

Rosemary Bunting

Where did they go after 1891
Authored by: Miss Rosemary Bunting on 09:29AM BST - Wednesday, 03 June 2009

In the 1901 census Mary Bunting was living at 5 Pelham Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffs. She had two children by then Ellen Josephine and Ernest but there's not sign of her husband Joseph. He must have resurfaced before 1902 because my aunt Rose was born in 1902.

Where did they go after 1891
Authored by: Jerry Green on 12:00AM BST - Friday, 26 June 2009

This couple can be found in our STS Uttoxeter tree which is available on this web site.

Jerry Green Society Webmaster.

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