The McMinn twins 1841 UK census

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James William and Robert John McMinn were born 2nd December 1847 and baptised at St Nicholas Church at the Pierhead in Liverpool

Peter and Eliza, their parents, are found in the 1841 census in Windsor St, Toxteth Park with the first daughter, Bessie who was one. Peter's younger sister Margaret and youngest brother William are at the same address.

Robert John died in 1842, whilst James William grew up, married, and a daughter who was only one year old when he died.

I can find no trace of either of the twins in the 1841 census. It being the first one, was it truly a census or not? Where were these 4 year-old twins?

Their wikitree IDs are McMinn-153 & McMinn-171
WikiTree profile: James McMinn
in Genealogy Help by Steve Bartlett G2G6 Mach 2 (24.2k points)
Oops, birth 1837, not 1847.

Sorry everybody

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Steve,

In your question, you said they were born in 1847, which was 6 years after the 1841 census.  In James' profile, though, the birth date is 1837, which does match the statement in your question about the twins being 4 years old in 1841.

Is it possible that your question has the correct birth year and the data in the twins' profiles is not correct?  That would make it reasonable for them not having been included in the 1841 census.
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (787k points)
Sorry Gaile, 1837 birth not 1847!
I'm sorry, too - if it were 1847 that would have provided an instant solution!!!  Sorry, but I can't help with the problem ... don't know much about researching plus am way too busy with other stuff.  Never fear, though - there are plenty of people who have expert skills and will jump in here to help.

Good luck with it!

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