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Folk Biography Information

Folk Biography Information

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NameOckwell, Robert John
Date of Birth1871
Location/CommunitySomerford Keynes
NotesCollected by Alfred Williams as John Ockwell.

Birth / baptism
No trace.
Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire, 19 February, 1871 ‘Robert John’ [AB]
Somerford Keynes, Wiltshire, c. 1871 [Census 1901]

Marriage
Wiltshire, Swindon, 1905, Oct Nov Dec, Vol. 5a, p 55;
1905, Annie Ockwell. (Their only daughter, Marjorie, who was born in 1906 and who lived in the family cottage until her death in 1998, said that the ceremony had taken place at Cirencester Register Office rather than in the parish church, and that her mother’s maiden name was Ockwell [AB]

Death / burial
Gloucestershire, Cirencester, 1944, Vol. 6a, p 465, age 74;
18 April, 1944 [AB]

Williams / others notes
Literate. He [Johns father Thomas] has been dead for some years now, Bunch of nuts [AB]
Census InformationCensus 1911
Place of birth, Somerford Keynes, Wiltshire, c. 1871, age, 40; address, Somerford Keynes, Cricklade, Wiltshire; occupation, farmer; living with, wife, Annie, age, 33; place of birth, Gloucester Town, Gloucestershire; daughter, Marjorie, age, 4; place of birth, Somerford Keynes; father, Thomas Butt, age, 88, place of birth, Somerford Keynes; occupation, old age pensioner; widower.

Census 1901
Listed as John Bckwell [Ockwell]. Place of birth, Somerford Keynes, Wiltshire; c. 1871; Age, 30; address, Street, Somerford Keynes, Wiltshire; occupation, agricultural labourer; living with father, Thomas B., age, 78; lace of birth Somerford Keynes; occupation, farmer; mother, Mary, age, 59; place of birth, Somerford Keynes; sister, Grace, age, 17; place of birth, Somerford Keynes.

Census 1891
Place of birth, Somerford Keynes, Wiltshire; c. 1871; Age, 20; address, Street, Somerford Keynes; occupation, agricultural labourer; living with, father, Thomas, age, 64; place of birth, Somerford Keynes; mother, Mary, age, 49; place of birth, Somerford Keynes; sister, Barbara, age, 18; sister, Grace, age, 7; scholar; place of birth all siblings, Somerford Keynes.

Census 1881
Place of birth, Somerford Keynes, Wiltshire; c. 1871; Age, 10; address, Street, Somerford Keynes; scholar; livingwith, father, Thomas, age, 54; place of birth, Somerford Keynes, mother, Mary, age, 39; place of birth, Somerford Keynes; sister, Sophia, age, 15; place of birth, Purton, Wiltshire; sister, Barbara, age, 8; scholar; sister, Minnie, age, 5; brother, Walter, age, 2; place of birth all siblings, except Sophia, Somerford Keynes.
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