More surprises in 1911!

   Posted by: anne   in Research Progress

Thanks to England playing again last Sunday, I had chance for one final free session on Findmypast and managed to plough my way through the rest of the list of 1911 census entires I had worked out.

One thing that really struck me was that most of the families had lost at least one child, some several more. There were very few that still had all their children (of whatever age) still living.

I knew that infant and child mortality was higher years ago, but seeing it written down in the parents handwriting really brought it home.
As mentioned in the previous post, the column showing the number of children born alive during the marriage aslo brought a few surpises and new avenues to track down.

My great, great grandmother, Sarah Jane Martin, had had 8 children, of which five were still living! I was only aware of her daughter, Sarah Jane Maria!

So today’s task is to see if I can track down the rest of this Martin family.

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