Sunday, January 25, 2015

Census Sunday -continuing with #9 Mounsey LITTLE - UK Census

continuing ........ 

             "LITTLE'S" are my Mothers Fathers line
Isaac (1806-1863) & Jane (Mounsey) (1812-1867) LITTLE   [2nd Great Grandparents ]

Siblings of Hudson's.........
doneMary LITTLE (1831- ?) -          [Great Grand Aunt]
doneJohn LITTLE (1832-1861)         [Great Grand Uncle]
doneAnne LITTLE (1835-?)              [Great Grand Aunt]
doneWilliam LITTLE (1837-1843)     [Great Grand Uncle]
doneIsaac LITTLE (1840-?)               [Great Grand Uncle]
doneHUDSON LITTLE 1843-1934) [Great Grand Uncle]
doneJane Eliza LITTLE 1846-1867)   [Great Grand Aunt]
doneJames LITTLE 1849-1855)        [Great Grand Uncle]
Mounsey LITTLE (1851-1940) ...........[My Great Grandfather]
Joseph LITTLE (1852-1932)     [Great Grand Uncle]

Looking at the census records certainly gives you a better understanding of their lives.
1861 England, Wales, & Scotland Census Transcription
House name: Halls, Street: High Side, Parish & Ecclesiastical district: Bassenthwaite, Registration district: Cockermouth, County: Cumberland, England Enumeration district 13, piece # 3933, folio # 67, page #  9, record set: 1861 England, Wales, & Scotland Census

ISAAC LITTLE - 55, abt 1806, head male;school master; spouse:Jane; where born: Castle Sowerby, Cumberland,England; civil parish: Bassenthwaite; ecclesiastical parish: Bassenthwaite; couny: Cumberland, country: England; registration district: Cockermouth; sub-registration district: Keswick, ED 13; household schedule # 46;
Others in resident:
  Jane  wife 48   school mistress
  Mounsey  son 9  scholar
  Joseph      son 7 scholar

1871 England Census - civil parish: Egremont; county/country: Cumberland, England; reg dist:Whitehaven; sub-reg: Egrement; ED: 4k; household schedule: 21

1. MOUNSEY LITTLE -  19; abt 1852; farm SERVANT; male, B: Bassenthwaite, Cumberland, England;
2. Jeremiah Ganson - head- 44 - farm of 215 acres
3. Sarah Ganson - wife- 39
4. Mary Ganson- dau - 9 -scholar
5. William Ganson- son - 3
6. Sarah Ann Ganson - dau - 1
7. William Simpson - farmers assistant  -19
8. Robert Jackson- farm servant - 25
9. Allen Southwaite - farm servant - 18
10.William Southwaite - farm servant - 24
11.Jane Storey - farm servant - 18
12.Ann Armstrong - Nurse - 14

I keep thinking of Jane Mounsey and thinking what a strong brave woman she would have been. She had at least 10 children that we know about. Just think about that for the women in the audience who have had children already...... she has given birth to 10 children over a 22 years of her life - probably did it all natural and where ever she was at the time and then turned around and cleaned house, prepared dinner, took care of all the other children. No rest No time off. ......... YUK!!! that was a very hard life. And to the men in this audience .....  how would you support all these children over those 22 plus years? It looks to me after researching all these children that most were leaving the home at very early ages.

Mounsey was already out of the house on his own by age 19, who knows how much earlier he was working. He has stayed in the same area as his parents and siblings. Mounsey's father was a School Master and his mother was a School Mistress but he turned to work with a family living on a farm. And there is a nurse too. Probably neighbors of the LITTLES. There are 5 others that live with this family and are also farm servants. Unfortunately, the GANSON family is not familar to me. 

1881 census next or is it? 

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