Jeffries and Treacher Family History

 

 

Introduction

  

Censuses have been taken every year since 1801 apart from 1941, although a National Registration was carried out in 1939.  

The 1931 census was completely destroyed by fire in 1942.  Information on this can be found on the 1911Census.org site.

The censuses from 1801 to 1831 were only intended to be headcounts, although in a few places the enumerator did more than was required.  We are very lucky that one of these exceptions was on the island of South Ronaldsay in Orkney.  (See the 1821 Census section for further details.)

There are eight currently available censuses, which were taken on the following dates -

6th June 1841
30th March 1851
7th April 1861
2nd Apri 1871
3rd April 1881
5th April 1891
31st March 1901
2nd April 1911

Further information on the censuses can be found at the 1911Census.org site.

 

1821 Census South Ronaldsay, Orkney

 

In the 1821 census in Scotland the schoolmasters were given the responsibility of acting as enumerators.  Details of the information that they were required to provide can be found here.  Peter Nicholson McLaren, the Parochial School Master of the North School on South Ronaldsay and census enumerator for South Ronaldsay and Burra went further than was required and compiled a a more detailed census return.

The census information has been transcribed by Lisa Goddard in the
South Ronaldsay and Burray 1821 Census Project, which is a sub-section of southronaldsay.net

The information collected by the enumerator is -
District
Household Number
Sub-District / Household Name (if there was one)
Person's Name
Person's Actual Age (not rounded)

Included in the return are two entries for our ancestors -

Firstly - In Brandyquoy, Garth is the family of my 3rd great grandparents, John Flaws and Isabella Laughton.  In the family, at just a few months old, is my 2nd great grandfather Peter Nicholson McLaren Flaws.  Michael Brown is Isabella's daughter by a previous relationship.  I have not been able to place Bell Laughton  See the census page here

Secondly - In Merrybraes, Grimness is Isabella's mother, Elizabeth Lesk and two of her children.  See the census page here

More detailed information about South Ronaldsay is available in the
Scotland Section of the Other Places page on this site.

The name of the enumerator, who was the school master at the North School just two households from John Flaws's family, was Peter Nicholson McLaren.  I have been unable to find any more information about Mr McLaren, let alone why our ancestor was given all of his names.  Mr McLaren was probably one of the witnesses at Peter's baptism.  Intriguing, eh?

The history of the census itself, how it was copied into a shopkeeper's account book and then narrowly avoided the bonfire, is very interesting and can be found here

I can't help wondering why the enumerator decided to exceed his brief and what the inhabitants thought of it all.

 

Census Records - Ancestors

 

 

Key to census year colours -

 Head of household 
 With parent(s) 
 Wife with husband 
 With other relatives 
 In other household or organisation 

Year of death is shown in black on a dark grey background.  If no year of death is shown, it is either because it is not known or it is after the last currently available census in 1911.

(*) No entry for spouse

Abbott, Edward - his wife Mary Cole died before the 1841 census.

Bason, Mary - she does not seem to have married, but later in life took her mother's married name of Stone.

Catlin, Emma - it is not clear whether her husband, Charles William Scarlett, was our ancestor.

Catlin, Henry - wife, Elizabeth Gardiner, presumably died before 1841.

Jeffries, Jonathan George - his wife,Jessie Rose Treacher, was not born until after the 1911 census.

Lesk Elizabeth - No trace of husband, William Laughton, in the 1821 census, so he had probably already died.

Peace, Mary - her husband, Thomas, may have died before 1841.

(?) Missing census records

Carpenter, James - 1841 not with his wife, probably at sea.

Cooper, William - It is not known when he died, so he may be on later censuses.

Fisher, John (Snr) - Unable to find 1851 census record.

Flaws, John - It is not known when he died, so he may be on later censuses.

Ross, Mary - It is not known when she died, so he may be on later censuses.

Treacher, Frederick - Unable to find 1911 census record - he was probably at sea.

Treacher, Robert and Flaws, Jessie - In India with Royal Artillery at time of 1881 census.

                                                                   
Abbott, Edward (*)       1841 1851 1861  1862                                    
Abbott, John       1841 1851 1861   p2 1871       1881 1891  1892      
Abbott, Rose Ellen                                                 1891 1901 1911
Abbott, Samuel                   1861       1871       1881 1891 1901  1904
Bason, Mary (*)       1841 1851  1854                                          
Bason, Elizabeth (Jnr)       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881  1881            
Belcher, Ann       1841  1849                                                
Betts or Bates, Richard       1841 1851 1861  1867                                    
Betts or Bates, Sophia       1841 1851 1861  1868                                    
Biggerstaff, Susannah       1841  1850                                                
Carpenter, James          (?) 1851 1861       1871       1881  1890            
Carpenter, Margaret Ann                   1861       1871       1881 1891 1901 1911
Catlin, Emma (*)       1841 1851 1861  1867                                    
Catlin, Henry (*)       1841  1846                                                
Catlin, William       1841 1851 1861       1871  1878                        
Cooper, James       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881  1886            
Cooper, Susan                   1861       1871       1881 1891 1901 1911
Cooper, William       1841 1851    (?)                                          
Day, Elizabeth       1841  1843                                                
Fisher, Elizabeth       1841  1841                                                
Fisher, John (Jnr)                   1861       1871       1881 1891 1901 1911
Fisher, John (Snr)       1841    (?) 1861       1871       1881 1891 1901 1911
Fisher, Margaret Ann                                           1881 1891 1901 1911
Fisher, William       1841 1851  1857                                          
Flaws, Jessie                   1861       1871          (?) 1891 1901  1906
Flaws, John 1821    (?)                                                      
Flaws, Peter N McLaren 1821 1841                   1871       1881 1891  1891      
Gardiner, Cecilia       1841 1851 1861   p2 1871       1881  1888            
Hurling, Susan       1841  1849                                                
Inwood,Charles (b 1799)       1841 1851 1861  1865                                    
Inwood, Mary       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881 1891 1901  1901
Jeffries, George                   1861       1871       1881 1891 1901 1911
Jeffries, Henry, Snr       1841  1849                                                
Jeffries, Jonathan       1841 1851 1861       1871  1879                        
Jeffries, Jonathan George                                                             1911
Jeffries, Jonathan Herbert                                           1881 1891 1901 1911
Laughton, Isabella 1821 1841  1841                                                
Ledger, Mary       1841  1848                                                
Lesk, Elizabeth (*) 1821  1821                                                      
Peace, Mary (*)       1841 1851  1851                                          
Prior, Mary Sophia       1841 1851 1861  1861                                    
Riddoch, Agnes             1851 1861       1871       1881 1891 1901  1908
Ross, Mary       1841 1851    (?)                                          
Scarlett, Clara Ann                   1861       1871       1881 1891 1901  1901
Taylor, Sarah Ann       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881 1885            
Treacher, Edward       1841 1851 1861       1871   p2 1881 1891  1894      
Treacher, Frederick                                                 1891 1901    (?)
Treacher, Robert                   1861       1871          (?) 1891  1897      
Treacher, William (b 1801)       1841 1851 1861  1868                                    
Turner, Isaac       1841  1843                                                
Turner, Mary Ann       1841 1851 1861       1871  1876                        

  

Census Records - Henry and Ann's Sons and Grandchildren

 

 

Key to census year colours -

 Head of household 
 With parent(s) 
 Wife with husband 
 With other relatives 
 In other household or organisation 

Year of death is shown in black on a dark grey background.  If no year of death is shown, it is either because it is not known or it is after the last currently available census in 1911.

This group has not been so thoroughly researched as the ancestors, so there are likely to be census records missing with no explanation why.

Names in blue are Henry and Ann's sons and names in black are their grandchildren.

Four children appear on no census records at all and all the cells are shaded in light grey.

                                                                   
Jeffries, James       1841 1851 1861   p2 1871       1881  1884            
Jeffries, Matilda       1841 1851 1861   p2 1871        1875                  
  Jeffries, Sarah Ann       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881 1891 1901  1904
  Jeffries, John       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881 1891 c1895      
  Jeffries, James       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881 1891 1901  1909
  Jeffries, Ellen       1841 1851 1861   p2 1871                              
  Jeffries, Matilda       1841 1851 1861   p2 1871       1881 1891  1893      
  Jeffries, Clara Eliza       1841 1851 1861   p2 1871       1881  1890            
  Jeffries, Mary Louisa             1851 1861   p2 1871       1881 1891 1901 1911
Jeffries, John       1841  1844                                                
Webb, Charlotte       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881  1887            
  Jeffries, Mary Ann       1841  1849                                                
  Jeffrey, William       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881 1891 1901 1911
  Jeffries, Albert       1841  1849                                                
  Jeffrey, Moses       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881 1891 1901 c1907
  Jeffries, John       1841  1841                                                
  Jeffrey, Eliza                                                                  
  Jeffries, Henry       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881 1891 1901 1911
Jeffries, William       1841  1849                                                
Stevens, Anne       1841 1848                                                
  Jeffries, Elizabeth Ann       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881 c1889            
  Jeffries, Mary Marianne       1841 1851                                                
  Jeffries, Thomas Stevens                                                                  
  Jeffries, William       1841 1851             1871                              
Jeffries, Jonathan       1841 1851 1861       1871  1879                        
Bason, Elizabeth (Jnr)       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881  1881            
  Jeffries, George Henry                                                                  
  Jeffries, Benjamin       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881  1889            
  Jeffries, Johnathan       1841 1851 1861 c1861                                    
  Jeffries, Martha       1841  1845                                                
  Jeffries, Elizabeth             1851                         1881 1891 1901      
  Jeffries, Harry             1851 1861                   1881 1891 1901      
  Jeffries, William Belcher                               1871       1881 1891            
  Jeffries, Mary                                                                  
  Jeffries, George                   1861       1871       1881 1891 1901 1911
Jeffries, Benjamin       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881 1891  1893      
Jeffries, Sarah       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881  1889            
  Jeffries, Mary Ann       1841 1851                                                
  Jeffries, Sarah       1841 c1844                                                
  Jeffries, Elizabeth             1851 1861       1871                              
  Jeffries, Emily             1851 1861       1871       1881 1891 1901      
  Jeffries, Thirza                   1861       1871       1881 1891 1901      
  Jeffries, Ebenezer J                   1861       1871       1881 1891 1901 1911
Jeffries, Henry, Jnr       1841 1851                                                
Wells, Ann       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881                  
  Jeffries, Henry                               1871                              
  Jeffries, Mary Ann                   1861                                          
  Jeffries, Anthony                   1861       1871       1881 1891 1901      
Jeffries, Moses       1841                                                      
Joyce, Ann Maria       1841 1851 1861       1871       1881 1891            
  Jeffries, James Henry             1851 1861       1871       1881 1891 1901      
  Jeffries, Alice Maria                   1861