Queens Head, Wrockwardine Wood

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jjones11@sky.com
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I have a Samuel ECCLESHALL living at Queens Head, Wrockwardine Wood, on the 1871 Cenus, Schedule No 169.  The Queens Head starts at Schedule No 38.  There are two pubs of that name in W/Wood, one being by the Wrockwardine Wood incline plane by the Methodist Church.  A second one was on the way from Donnington to St Georges and can be found on the North East Telford Pubs site. This I think is the more likely one.   It has been privately owned for a long time but I wondered if the census showing all those families, they were miners incidentally, were in that one building or if the district included other houses within its grounds.  It seems a lot of people in one building.  Wondered if anyone had knowledge of the area at that time.

Michael J Hulme
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Hello

I think you may have misunderstood the way the census information is displayed on the census pages.

Schedule 38 is identified as the Queens Head being run by the TRANTER family BUT Schedule 39 onwards are completely different families living in different properties and nothing to do with the Queens Head.

When you look at the census image, by the name of the last person in the family, you will see two left slashes '\\' indicating the end of one household and the start of the next.  If you look at Schedule 151 you will see a single slash '\' after the fifth person.  This indicates a different family living within the same property.  This is how you establish changes of families and properties.

Unfortunately no other property is identified right up to the end of that batch of pages at Schedule 175 so you have no way of knowing where your ECCLESHALL family were living.

You could try looking for your family in an earlier and later census in the hope that the census enumerator might have been a bit more generous with location information.

Mike

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Thanks Mike.  I didn't know the part of how to read census reports in that way.