SEARCHING FAMILY & SOCIAL HISTORY
19th Century Township Data
searching family & social history last updated 22 April 2008
Results of an investigation of Kelsall
ã Donald G Dickson
The Cheshire Township of Kelsall 1841-1891
An example of demographic change
Researching Kelsall set it's own challenges, not the least of which was that I live over 200 miles away. Fortunately access to the Family Record Centre in London was not as challenging so that, for the bulk of the analysis, my personal location was immaterial. I mention this because I believe that this example of research demonstrates that you are not restricted to comity history research where you live!
Nevertheless, field trips to Kelsall did glean much information, especially from elderly inhabitants, and this combined with the rich sources of Chester Record Office have led to my starting a "Kelsall Collection" of social history data.
Multiple re-iterations to secure the correct report length has led to significant amounts of analysis not being included, so providing material which will be posted to the site later (keep a keen eye on "What's new?).
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|Kelsall Township||Brief overview of 19th century Kelsall|
|Other researchers||Work by other researchers referenced in the report|
|Sources||Using Census Enumerator Books for research|
|Sources 2||Tithe Maps & Other primary sources|
|Methods||Explanation of the methods used in the research|
|Findings 1||Data on population & migration|
|Findings 2||Household demographics & servants|
|Findings 3||Comment upon Social Mobility|
|Findings 4||Socio-Economic Grouping|
|Conclusions||Did Kelsall change?|
|Appendix||Appendix to the report containing numerous tables.|
Analysis of Average Age at Marriage 1869 -1899 St Philips Church Kelsall
|The analysis plots the average age at marriage of males and
females during a 30 year period between 1869 & 1899 in the Anglican Church of St.
Philip in Kelsall, Cheshire.
The analysis is contained in two charts, one for males and one for females.
The interest for family and community history researchers rests in the use of the charts. From the charts it is possible to determine the average age at marriage for a given year, thus if you are seeking marriage dates of other individuals in the same time period, these charts give you a starting point should you know the birth year of the individual you are searching for.
For example if the person you are researching was born in 1840, then from the "age at marriage chart" you can develop a marriage year for an average male.
Keep in mind that the charts provide average ages, and thus the fluctuation can be wide and the person you are researching could lay at either extreme. If you are interested in studying the marriage register in detail it is possible to either view or download a copy of the register from this web site.
Make your choice from the following.