I am hoping someone may be able to help me locate one of my ancestors on the 1851 census. I've looked for him for some time without any luck.
His name was James Clayton and he was born circa 1783 in Sheffield. He worked as a table knife cutler.
The only James i can find on the 1851 census is one in Attercliffe and i have already managed to eliminate this one.
I found a burial at St Mary's Church on Bramall Lane which i think is possibly my James. It states that he died in May 1858 aged 77 at Wellington Street. The problem is i cannot find any record for him on the 1851 census.
I'm hoping another pair of eyes might be what i need on this one!!!
Please could you tell us any more info on him ie who his wife was and any children, it could possibly be a case of his name being indexed wrongly. John
Jul 10, 2012 - 10:38AM
Re: Where is James Clayton in 1851?
Sorry, should have added the info on my first post.
James married Amy Fox at Rotherham All Saints in 1805.
Both were from Sheffield.
They had 9 children all born in Sheffield: James, Sarah, John, Phoebe, Daniel, William, Maria, Joshua Joseph and Charles Alfred.
His wife Amy died in 1838 and was burried at St Pauls Church.
James is on the 1841 census with son's Joshua and Alfred (Charles) living on Jessop Street with the family of William Stocks.
After this i don't know what happened to him.
Thanks for the reply
I've managed to eliminate this death among with others in the 1840's by finding the burials of these people. The one you mentioned in 1847 was only 42 when he died.
I've searched and searched but still not trace of him on the 1851 census. Even if the burial that i found in the 1850's isn't my James, the said man should still be on the 1851 census.
Rich, how do you know your James Clayton was born in 1783? if you are going by the burial you found in 1858 then I should hold onto your horses. Just because the address is Wellington Street does not mean it is your James - this James could have been born elsewhere and moved in with his family after 1851. John