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Folk Biography Information

Folk Biography Information

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NameBetterton, Thomas
Date of Birth1839
Location/CommunityHatherop
NotesBirth / baptism
Gloucestershire / Wiltshire, Cirencester, 1838, Jul, Aug, Sep, Vol. 11 p 250; 1839

Marriage
Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Cirencester, 1859, Jan, Feb, Mar, vol. 6a, p 461;

Death / burial
Gloucestershire, Circencester, 1917, age, 78, vol. 6a, p 330;

Williams / others notes
Alfred Williams: "This quaint old song I discovered at Hatherop. I have not met with it elsewhere. Words obtained of Edward Griffin [John Appleby, Gl 92]."

In addition there is a second name on the manuscript, Thomas Betterton, who lived at Hatherop in 1901. He is not listed for any other song collected by Williams [CDW]
Census InformationCensus 1911
Place of birth, Hatherop, Gloucestershire, c. 1839, age, 72; address, Hatherop; occupation, estate labourer; living with wife, Mary, age, 71; place of birth, Fairford, Gloucestershire; also, lodger, Charles Percival Davis, age, 25, place of birth, Bath, Somerset; occupation, gardener, domestic; lodger, George Barnard, age, 35, place of birth, Nottingham; occupation, estate labourer.

Census 1901
Place of birth, Hatherop, Gloucestershire, c 1839; age, 62; occupation, agricultural labourer; address, 41 Hatherop; living with, wife, Mary A.; age, 61; place of birth, Fairford, Gloucestershire; son, Joseph; age, 19; place of birth, Hatherop; occupation, masons labourer.

Census 1891
Place of birth, Hatherop, Gloucestershire, c. 1839; age, 52; occupation, general labourer; address, 41 Hatherop; living with, wife, Mary Ann; age, 51; place of birth, Fairford, Gloucestershire; son, Thomas; age, 13; occupation, general labourer [farm]; son, George; age, 11; scholar; son, Joseph; age, 9, scholar; daughter, Mary Ann; age, 4; place of birth all siblings, Hatherop.

Census 1881
Place of birth, Hatherop, Goucestershire, c. 1838; age, 43; occupation, general labourer; address, in village, Hatherop; living wife, Mary Ann; age, 42; place of birth, Fairford, Goucestershire; son, Willy A.; age 12; scholar; son, Harry; age, 10; scholar; daughter, Harriet; age, 8; son, Thomas; age 3; son, George; age 1; place of birth all siblings, Hatherop.

Census 1871
Listed as Thos Betterton. Place of birth, Hatherop, Gloucestershire, c. 1838; age, 33; occupation, labourer; address ?, Fairford, Gloucestershire; living with, wife, Mary A.; age, 32; place of birth, Hatherop; son, Albert; age, 12; occupation, plough boy; son, Charlesa age 8; scholar; son, Daniel; age, 6; scholar; daughter, Fanny; age, 4; scholar; son, William; age 2; place of birth all siblings, Hatherop.

Census 1861
Place of birth, Hatherop, Gloucestershire, c. 1838; age, 28; occupation, agricultural labourer; address, in village, Hatherop; wife, Mary A., age, 21; place of birth, Fairford, Gloucestershire; son, Henry; age, 4; place of birth Hatherop.

Census 1851
Place of birth, Hatherop, Gloucestershire, c. 1839; age, 12; occupation, agricultural labourer; address, in village, Hatherop; living with, father, John; age, 44; place of birth, Hatherop; occupation, agricultural labourer; mother, Ann; age, 43; place of birth, Hatherop; brother, Richard; age, 91 [19]; occupation, agricultural labourer; sister, Jane; age, 18; sister, Mary; age, 14; scholar; sister, Fanny; age, 10; scholar; brother, Daniel; age, 8; scholar; sister, Hannah; age, 1; place of birth all siblings, Hatherop.

Census 1841
Listed as Thomas Batterton. Place of birth, Hatherop, c. 1838; Age, 2; Living with, father, John, Age, 37; occupation, agricultural labourer; mother, Ann, Age, 30; sister, Sarah, Age, 12; brother, Richard, Age, 8; sister, Jane, Age, 6; sister, Mary, Age, 4; sister, Frances, Age, four month.
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