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HELP confusing census and my theories

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HELP confusing census and my theories

Posted: 13 May 2014 8:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: clements , abernethie ,
conflicting information:

the 1841 UK census shows kezia clements as 20 born 1821, (( in 1961 census she lists it as 1823 (maybe lying about her age to seem like she's under 40)))

kezia's marriage certificate lists george clements (a weaver) as her dad.
kezia's baptism lists mothers name as 'eliza'.



problem arises when in 1841 census she is in lambeth east brixton surry

she's with 'jane clements' who is 50 born 1791. her dad george not listed !!

listed also with her: Elizh Clements 20, 1821 Sarah Clements 15, b.1826 (eldest male) George Clements 12, b.1829 William Clements 8 b.1833



so where's her dad? 1841 census in Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England with=

george clements he is 46yrs old, born abt 1795

eliza clements age 48, b.1793

jane clements 25, b. 1816 susanna clements 20, b.1821 (eldest male)george robert clements 15, b.1826 mary clements 14, b. 1827 rebecca clements 6, b. 1835



george clements (his baptism lists him as b.1794) married only one woman, with the confusing first-name= Jane Eliza Abernethie B: 1790



so, my theory is, the ' eliza clements b.1793' is geroge clement's elder sister, not his wife.

george clement's parents on his baptism, william and mary clements, have no information i can find so i can't tell is george has a sister.

BUT that would then mean that george is with his sister in middlesex with 5 kids, and his wife is in surrey with 5 kids.

9hrs away from each other on foot, probably 2hrs on horse/carraige ?

the birth dates of the children are also possible but only with twins and triplets

there are 10 kids aged 25, 20,20,20, 15,15, 14,12,8,6. ( this would make kezia a triplet!)

and her brother 'george robert b.1826' the eldest son and 'george b.1829' the second eldest son



OR, even though it was shameful in that time, potentially jane clements 1816, or jane clements 1791 or eliza clements 1793 had children out of wedlock, which may explain the slight age gap between the children, or why there are two women simmilar in age to george who have children called clements (ie. on census night eliza clements b.1793 has her brother and her 5 bastard children with her)



OR, HIGHLY UNLIKELY george clements is a bigamist with two wives ' eliza clements b.1793 AND Jane Eliza Abernethie B: 1790
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
zannysnana 13 May 2014 2:08PM GMT 
deeflint01 15 May 2014 12:25AM GMT 
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