Can someone check a record at find my past for me please?

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Name Henry Mitchell
Event Type Census
Event Date 1841
Event Place Great Wishford, Wiltshire, England
Residence Note Wishford
Gender Male
Age 60-64
Age (Original) 60
Birth Year (Estimated) 1777-1781
Birthplace Wiltshire
Registration District Wilton Union
Parish Great Wishford
County Wiltshire
Page Number 5
Registration Number HO107
Piece/Folio 1167/5
Affiliate Record Type Household






Henry Mitchell M 60-64 Wiltshire
Betty Mitchell F 65-69 Wiltshire
Elias Mitchell M 4 Wiltshire

Citing this Record

"England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Henry Mitchell, Great Wishford, Wiltshire, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

I want to see if a relationship is given between young Elias and Henry/Wife Betsy.



WikiTree profile: Henry Mitchel
in Genealogy Help by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (585k points)

1 Answer

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Hi Mags, I don’t have find my past but have ancestry. The images of the 1841 census are available on there too; unfortunately the images do not show relationship to head in this cenus. As the first official census it was improved in 1851 to state the relationship status of those listed under the head of household. It can be frustrating, but generally I have been able to find othe sources in parish records to either prove relationship or disprove any alternatives.

Sorry, probably not the answer you were looking for
by Lizzie Griffiths G2G6 Pilot (120k points)
selected by Mags Gaulden
This is absolutely a great answer - thanks Lizzie.
There are two records for the same Elias in England Births and Christenings 1538-1975. Both Christened on the 11th November 1838 in Great Wishford, Wilts. One states his middle name as Snook and one as Smith both cite his mother as Elizabeth Mitchell.

Without delving any deeper I would hazard a guess that he was born out of wedlock to Elizabeth Mitchell, daughter of Henry and Betty Mitchell and was potentially raised by his grandparents. His fathers surname may well have been Snook or Smith.
Thanks Mags :-)
Just great Lizzie! Way more than I bargained for. Mags

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