Can anyone find this man on the 1891 Census in Manitoba?

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Robert Wellwood - unsure this is actual name & wondering if it could be James?  He died in 1895 according to family.

He married Mary Hattie Albright..
WikiTree profile: Robert Wellwood
in Genealogy Help by E. Lauraine Syrnick G2G6 Mach 9 (99.9k points)

2 Answers

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Did not find Robert Wellwood in the 1891 Manitoba, Canada census.

Found a Robert  Wellwood in the 1862 Ontario, Census.


Robert Wellwood

Canada Census, 1871

Name Robert Wellwood
Gender Male
Age 9
Birth Year (Estimated) 1862
Birthplace O
Nationality Irish
Religion C England
Event Place 01, Goulburn d, Carleton 78, Ontario
Page Number 40
House Number 130
Affiliate Film Number C-10015






Joseph Wellwood   M 50 Ireland
Ann Wellwood   F 13 O
Robert Wellwood   M 9 O
Martha Wellwood   F 7 O


by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
Thank you.  Still have not found a definite connection between Robert Wellwood & Mary Hattie Albright.  Understand her husband died in Manitoba & wondering if the name should be John & not Robert.  Very strange that there is no death shown for Robert born this time in death records for 1895.  Since they were married in 1882 & Mary Hattie's husband died in 1895 this was one way to check out.  Think they were living in Westbourne area.\ which is probably Dauphin territory for that time.  This is proving very frustrating for me.

Thank you.
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Here's Robert Wellwood in Westborne, Manatoba in 1891 

Here's Hattie Wellwood in Manatoba, Westbourne Sub-District
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
Thank you so much Frank Gill.  Super that you found them.
It was a different approach than the first try that did not work. The 2nd try was leaving out his first name at and just using his surname. For some reason, it worked. Happy Monday.

And since the Familysearch entry neither links to an image nor transcribes all the information, here is a link to the page image.

The record indicates Robert was born in Ontario, his father in Ireland, and his mother in Ontario.

The best fit I initially found for an earlier record is in the 1871 Census where a Robert Wellwood, age 9 is enumerated in the household of Joseph Wellwood (born in Ireland) and wife Johanna (born in Ontario). The family resides at Goulbourn, Carleton Co.

This record gives me confidence that, despite the difference in recorded age, the Robert named in the household of Joseph Willwood at Marquette in the 1881 Census is also the same person. I would also highlight the last family on the same page is a George Allbright and family.

The connection to Carleton also leads me to this page of transcribed Birth/Baptism records where we find Robert Welwood (sic) son of Joseph and Joanna born 3 Oct 1861 - which appears to validate the DOB your Aunt Hattie gives. (A number of siblings are also listed). The index of the Manitoba vital stats website also confirms the given marriage date for Robert Wellwood and Mary Hattie Clarice Albright as 31 Oct 1882 at Westbourne (Marriage Registration 1883-001391).

While searching for Robert's death date I did find the indexed death date for his father Joseph who died at Westbourne on 25 Apr 1886, aged 67 years. (Death Registration 1886-001501)

Further, I would also identify an 1874 marriage of Margaret Wellwood to John J. Lackey at Goulbourn (Carleton Co, marriage reg. #2034) with the eldest daughter named in the 1871 census record which names her mother as Johanna BURROUGHS

I also see the possible source of confusion, in addition to 'your' Robert Wellwood (b. 1861), there is also a Robert George Wellwood (b. abt 1868) found throughout the provincial records.

I would also suggest that this Wikitree Profile for Ida Welwood wife of George R. Raincock is, despite the incongruous date, very likely the same Ida Jane that appears in Census 1881 as the youngest sister of Robert.

Wow!  You have researched this almost as much as I have.  Mary Hattie Albright also had a sister Ida who married a Stewart but died shortly after marrying him.  Am going to print of your reply because it is quite detailed & need to examine it more thoroughly.  Like you, I agree that Robert Wellwood's father is Joseph Wellwood.  Strange how Albright follow them on the bottom of the page in the census data.  Thank you tremendously for doing all this work.  Probably your are right that Ida, Robert's sister, married a Raincock.

The error in name in the Census does not concern me as many people could not spell & put down what they heard.  I know many people get tremendously up set but feel lucky that there was a census with names on it to look at!!  Thanks you again.

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