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September-October 2016

Alison Cdave
Janet B
John P

Hello again,
    ...although we start with a "Goodbye". Graham has had to stand down from FreeCEN work (though we hope he may yet be able to return at some time in the future). Graham has made a huge contribution to the FreeCEN project over the last eight years, involved in the transcribing and checking of  nearly eighty pieces from the 1851, '61 and '71 Censuses for Sussex. This includes transcribing five complete pieces each of 18,000 entries or so from the western end of the county. Many researchers have, and will have, good cause to be grateful for his diligent and patient work. We say "thanks" a lot of times in our role as coordinators, but this is a special one; "thankyou, Graham"!
   We also say, "Hello" this month to Carole from New Zealand. Impressed by finding her Hastings relatives on FreeCEN when other databases had failed she wrote to say thankyou, and has also volunteered to help out in turn with some transcription for us. Welcome Carole!
   Every section of the 1851 census is now at the transcription stage or further and progressing well. It shouldn't be too long before we can publish the whole of the Brighton area for 1851, which will be another landmark in the process.  Press on!
   Best wishes to you all,
Simon and Chris

Progress Report
The 1891 Census for Sussex has been completed by another FreeCEN Team, and
the 1881 Census is already available without charge thanks to the LDS.  The Censuses for 1861 and 1871 were completed by this team. 

Census Year
Pieces in the Census
   21  (90 sections)
Pieces on line
16 (16)
Population of Sussex on line
71% (71%)
Pieces being transcribed
5 sections (7)
Pieces waiting to be checked
5 sections (2)
Pieces being checked
3 sections (2)
Pieces being validated or waiting to go on line
16 sections (16)
(Numbers in brackets are last month's figures)
The last National update was on 21st August

We recently came across this picture of Cook's Row, Worthing (Broadwater)
A good indication of the living conditions in the Nineteenth Century
Cook's Row
The Team
Eng In England
Simon and Chris,   Marianne, Jan, and Susan, all in Sussex, Graham* in Berkshire, Barry in Buckinghamshire, Sue R and Janet B  in Hampshire, Richard in Tyne & Wear, John P* in Norfolk, Jean* in Surrey, and Keith* in Kent.
scot In Scotland
Janet M* in Caithness
In Australia
Alison C in NSW,
NZ flag In New Zealand
Carole in Tauranga
In the USA 
Karen in California,  Donna in Michigan
In Canada
Dave in BC,

* Inactive at present
(The "reserve list")

Things you Find
Some of the oddities you've noticed as you slave away

Puzzles for the Postman
 Last time we had
Some Unusual Occupations in 1851
Elizabeth Attree, Bolney, f, 65 Blacksmith Mistress

William Finch, Broadwater, Knobler

Edwin Kentfield,
Professor of Billiards
  "Must be a forerunner of one of our modern College Courses" [RP]

John Elliott in Brighton
Chinaman Master
[Foreign trade, crockery, or cricket?]

Also "Henkey Man"
(any ideas?)

Happy Families
Mr Bun
If William Baker
of Angmering is a Master Baker, does that mean that his son John Baker is  "Master Baker the Master Baker's son"?

What's In a Name?
In East Preston we found
Parmeners Farmener living next door to Ruful Ayling,
and in Poling John Whitehall Snow was married to Sarah Blackman.

barryBarrySimon and Chris
Simon and Chris
...and who's next?