Saturday, 26 March 2011

Alice Millington in the 1911 Census

An interesting census record showing my g-g-grandmother Alice Millington (nee. O'Hagan) at the age of 66 living with the family of her daughter, Alice Harris. Alice's place and year of birth correspond with previous records we have for her - she was born Alice O'Hagan in Bromsgrove in 1845. By 1911 Alice is a widow.

The family are residing at 4 back 34 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham.

Alice's son-in-law, a Welsh man named Henry James Harris was aged 39. He was born in Pontypool, South Wales in 1872 and his occupation in 1872 was given as Smith Duties.

Henry's wife Alice Harris (nee. Millington) was the older sister of my great grandfather Terence Millington and also of Harry Millington profiled in the previous post. Born in Birmingham in 1879, it is noted the couple had been married for 12 years. 

The couple had three children, George aged 7 (born 1904), William Joseph aged 4 (born 1907)and Annie aged 2 (born 1909).

Also to be found in the 1911 census is another daughter of Alice and John Millington, this time the oldest daughter Ann Vickers, nee. Millington.

Ann is sister to Alice Harris (above), to Harry (see post below) and to my g-grand father Terence.

Annie and her husband William James Vickers are residing at 7 St Martins Terrace, St Martins Street which was close to Five Ways in Lee Bank. Elsewhere on this website we have records of the couple living at this same address in the 1901 census, it was also the same street that my grandfather William Millington was born on in 1900. Annie Vickers also gave this as her address when she was recorded on the death certificate of her aunt, Mary O'Hagan in 1907.

According to the 1911 census, Ann and William had been married for 14 years. Both were born in Birmingham, Ann in 1874 and William in 1971. William James Vickers was a brass dresser and Ann, unusually, was a wormer.

The couple had one child according to the census, Harold Frank Vickers, born in Birmingham in 1903.

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