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Folk Biography Information

Folk Biography Information

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NameDunn, Thomas
Date of Birth1852
Location/CommunityStratton St. Margaret
NotesThere are two possible candidates for this singer, born 1851 and 1852. In the census entries below they are distinguished as TD1 and TD 2. They both worked for the GWR, both lived in 1911 in Stratton St Margaret, and are both equally qualified on the available data to be Williams source.

The Stratton St Margaret burial register records internments on 21 October 1916, aged 65, and 22 February 1932, aged 81. [AB]
Census InformationCensus 1911
TD 1: Thomas Dunn, Place of birth Stratton St Margaret, Wiltshire, c.1852, age, 59; address, Highworth Road, Stratton St Margaret;occupation, platelayer, permanent way; widower. TD 2: Thomas Dunn, Place of birth, Wroughton, Wiltshire, c. 1851, age, 60; address, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire; occupation, ganger on GW railway; living with, wife,Caroline, age, 51; place of birth, Stratton St Margaret, son, Ernest J., age, 21; occupation, electricians assistant; daughter, Elsie Irene, age, 14; place of birth both siblings, Startton St Margaret.

Census 1901
TD 1: Place of birth, Stratton St Margaret, Wiltshire, c. 1852, Age, 49; Address, Highworth Road, Stratton St Margaret, Wiltshire; Occupation, Foreman ganger of railway labourers; Living with, wife, Eliza J, Age, 59, place of birth, Stratton St Margaret; TD2: Place of birth, Wroughton, c.1851, Age, 50; Address, The Street, Stratton St Margaret; Occupation, Railway plate ganger; living with, wife, Caroline, Age, 50, place of birth, Stratton St Margaret; son, Ernest J, Age, 11; daughter, Elsie, Age, 4; place of birth all siblings, Stratton St Margaret.

Census 1891
TD 1: Place of birth, Stratton St Margaret, Wiltshire, c. 1852; Age, 39; Address, Highworth Road, Stratton St Margaret; Occupation, GWR platelayer; Living with, wife, Eliza Jane, Age, 49; place ofbirth, Stratton St Margaret. TD2: Listed as Thomas Dann. Place of birth, Wroughton, c. 1850; age, 41; address, Street, Stratton St Margaret; occupation, ganger over ??? on GW Railway; living with, wife, Caroline, age, 41; place of birth, Stratton St Margaret; son, Arthur, age, 16; occupation,labourer for haulier; daughter, Rachel, age, 11; son, Alfred William, age, 8; scholar; duaghter, Beatrice Caroline, age, 5; scholar; son Ernest James, age, 1; place of birth all siblings, Stratton St Margaret.

Census 1881
TD1: Place of birth, Stratton St Margaret, Wiltshire, c. 1852; age, 29; address, Stratton Street, Stratton St Margaret; occupation, Labourer, GWR; boarder; living with, George, Stevens. Age 53; place of birth, Stanton, Wiltshire; his wife, Ann, age, 53; place of birth, Kempsford, Gloucestershire; their daughter, Emma, age, 16; place of birth, Stratton St Margaret; occupation, pupil teacher. TD 2: Place of birth, Wroughton, c. 1851; age, 30; Address, The Moors, Stratton St Margaret; occupation, railway labourer; living with, wife, Caroline, age 29; place of birth, Stratton St Margaret; daughter, Anne E, age, 9; scholar; son, Arthur T., age, 6; scholar; daughter, Alice,M., age, 4; daughter, Rachel, age, 1; place ofbirth all siblings Stratton St Margaret.

Census 1871
TD 1: Place of birth, Stratton St Margaret, c. 1852; age, 19; address, Highworth Road, Stratton St Margate; occupation, agricultural labourer; living with father, William, age, 66; place of birth, Stratton St Margaret; widower. TD 2: Place of birth, Swindon, c.1850; age, 21; address, in village, Stratton St Margaret; occupation, factory labourer; living with, wife, Caroline, age, 21; place of birth, Stratton St Margaret.

Census 1861
TD 1: Place of birth, Stratton St Margaret, c. 1852; address, in village, Castle Eaton; scholar; living with father, William, age, 54; place of birth, Stratton, Wiltshire; occupation, agricultural labourer; brother, Charles, age, 11; place of birth Stratton, Wiltshire, scholar. TD 2: Thomas Dunn, place of birth, Blindon [Blunsdon St Andrew; c.1851, age, 10; address, Road, Little Blunsdon; scholar; living with, father, Samuel, age, 34; place of birth, Blunsdon; mother, Jane, age, 37; place of birth, Leverhopton?, Wiltshire; sister, Ellen, age, 12; place of birth everhopton?, Wiltshire; occupation, ?; sister, Charlotte, age, 3; place of birth, Blunsdon; sister, Belinda, age, 1; place of birth, Blunsdon.
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