SLADE, Coleshill, Herts/Bucks, 19th Century
Detail from Joshia Archer's map of 1833
I was intrigued to get this query, as it is the first question I have had relating to ancestors living in Coleshill, which was a small area of Hertfordshire embedded in Buckinghamshire, near Amersham. I was interested to find out how it was recorded in the census returns. Using Ancestry I found the following index entries for the two Edward Slade.
This one is your Edward Slade of Coleshill
|1851||Coleshill, Herts||Amersham, Bucks||6 mo||Parents Henry (Agricultural Labourer) & Maria Slade, living at Coleshill Green. Thomas Slade lived nearby as did a George and Mary A Smith.|
|1861||Coleshill, Herts||Amersham, Bucks||8||Scholar||With widowed mother Maria (indexed Moria)|
|1871||Coleshill, Herts||Coleshill, Amersham, Bucks||20||Agricultural Labourer||With Uncle & Aunt Charles (Blacksmith)& Emma Slade. Thomas Slade lived nearby|
|1881||[place omitted] Bucks||Ealing, Middlesex||30||Greengrocer|
|1891||Coleshill, Bucks||Ealing, Middlesex||40||Master Carman|
|1901||Coleshill, Bucks||Ealing, Middlesex||50||Master Carman|
This is the other Edward Slade of Coleshill.
|1851||Coleshill, Notts [Herts]||Amersham, Bucks||12||Labourer||Son of John & Mary Slade|
|1861||Coleshill, Herts||Amersham, Bucks||30 ||Labourer||Son of John & Mary Slade|
|1871||Coleshill, Herts||Coleshill, Amersham, Bucks||30||Hawker||Children may be his wife Mary Ann's by a previous marriage, surname given as "Slade" - but later censuses suggests they were born "Smith" She was probably the Mary A Smith married to George in the previous table.|
|1881||Coleshill, Bucks||Coleshill, Bucks||40||Agricultural labourer||Frederick Slade probably Edward's son by Mary Ann|
|1891||Coleshill, Herts||Winchmore Hill, Amersham, Bucks||50||Agricultural labourer|
|1901||Coleshill, Bucks||Amersham, Bucks||50 ||Shepherd|
The censuses were all part of the Buckinghamshire census refering to the Amersham area and all the entries in the second table, when examined in detail, appear to refer to Winchmore Hill, in Coleshill. The three entries in fushia are the transcription errors.
It would seem very likely that your Edward Slade was the son of Henry & Maria Slade, and that Charles Slade was Henry's brother. Thomas and John Slade were probably close relatives (maybe brothers) and Mrs Mary A Smith may have married John Slade after George Smith died.
Now that you know how the relevant entries are indexed you should have no difficulty in looking up full census details of the family on Ancestry, and using the examples in the Tutorial you should be able to get birth, marriage and some death certificates where appropriate. Familysearch should help you to push the family further back and hopefully confirm the links between Henry, Charles, Thomas and John.
While technically Coleshill was in Hertfordshire at the time, you will find that most relevant records will be in Buckinghamshire.
B.T.W. a carman was the "lorry driver" of the horse and cart age, and a master carman may well have had a fleet of horses and carts (with drivers) .
There is a web page for Coleshill
If you can add to the information given above tell me.
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