The 1881 Census Return for my Great Great Grandparents HANNAH (nee Weston) & WILLIAM HAMMERSLEY shows them resident at 37 Alton Village, Alton, Staffs.
William born at Church Broughton, Derbyshire was age 73 owning a 14 acre farm. He lived with his wife Hannah, age 66. who was born at Farley, Staffs.
Their son Bennett age 36, born at Alton, is shown as a Farmers son.
Their daughter Agnes , born at Alton, was 31 and married to Daniel Tabbernor, a Beer Seller. She had their 2 children with her that night - John W Tabbernor,age 7, born Uttoxeter, and Mary Agnes Tabbernor, age 8 months, born at Marchington.
There were 2 other grandchildren resident on census night - John W Hammersley, born at Alton and age 11 and Henriette Hammersley, born at Alton age 10. These were the children of another son, David Hammersley.
The 1881 Census Return for ANN & WILLIAM HAMMERSLEY ( my Great Grandparents and father of George in photo above) shows them resident at Alton Village.
William, was a Butcher . Both he and wife Ann were born at Alton and age 41.
Living with them were their children Frances age 16, Richard 13, Hannah 10 , Esther 8, and Mary Agnes age 9 months, all born at Alton. Their other children, William and Bernard age 5, George age 3 and Albert age 2 were all born at Uttoxeter.
The 1891 Census Return for ANN & WILLIAM HAMMERSLEY & family (same family as before) - now shows them 10 years later resident at Waterhouses Alton, Staffs. William was not at home on census night.
Annie now age 51 was this time shown as being born at Uttoxeter rather than Alton.
With her were her children all born at Uttoxeter - William a 16 year old Builders Labourer, Bernard a 15 year old Baker, George a 13 year old Builders Labourer (my grandad) and Albert a 12 year old Domestic Servant.
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