1881 CENSUS DATA FOR RAVENSDEN CHURCH END.
George Smith from Pertenhall, aged 48 lived here. He was a Farm Bailiff and Agent. His wife, Emily C. Smith, aged 44 from Eydon (Northamptonshire) was the certificated elementary teacher. She was 44. Their children were John Thos. smith (16), of no occupation (born Pertenhall) and Hugh F. (12) who was a scholar.
17. Ezra Wiles (34) was a general labourer. His wife Deborah (32) was a lace maker. Their children were James (9), Augusta (7), Samuel (5), Ada (3) and Lewis (1). The older three children were at school. All were born in Ravensden.
18. Benjamin Wiles (31) was a farm labourer. His wife Sarah (32) came from Renhold. Their children were Arthur (11) - a farm labourer (born Renhold); Alice (8) - a scholar, born in Goldington; Leonard (6), Joseph (5), Lydia (3), Jonah (1) and Oliver (1m) - all born in Ravensden.
19. Samuel George was a farm labourer aged 40. He was born in Ravensden. His wife Emma was a lace-maker, born in Renhold and aged 37. Their children were Thomas (18) - a farm labourer, Charlotte A. (15) - a lacemaker, Florence (5) who was at school and Lilla (10m). All were born in Ravensden.
20. Philip Harpur was 50. He was a farm labourer. He and his wife Ann (46) both came from Renhold. Their eldest daughter Elizabeth, a lace maker aged 25, was also born in Renhold. They had 8 other children living at home - John (23), Joseph (20) both general labourers; Charles (14) and Samuel (12) both farm labourers; Walter (9), Annie (7) and William (5) who were scholars and Fred (2). All were born in Ravensden. They also had a grandson with them - Albert who was 6 and at school. He was born in Ravensden.
21. The next cottage was uninhabited.
There are a further 19 children on this page - 50 + children in Church End altogether!
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