Clipsey Willie Smith1

M, #4592, b. before 28 Jun 1868, d. before 16 May 1931
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Research Note

     The 1911 Census shows that Clipsy & Alice's marriage had lasted 3 years although the total number of children born to the marriage is 12 born alive, 10 still living and 2 died. There are 2 children with the surname of Carver, so possibly either Alcie had been previously married (or co-habiting) with a Mr. Carver or they were the illegitimate children of Clipsey. As Alice was a Housekeeper for John Carver in the 1891 Census, until I know otherwise, these children are shown as being the sons of Alice.3
FatherBenjamin Smith1 b. between 3 Apr 1832 and 1 Apr 1834, d. before 5 Apr 1891
MotherLouisa Aldous2 b. between 31 Mar 1836 and 30 Mar 1838
     Clipsey Willie Smith was born before 28 Jun 1868.2 He was baptized on 28 Jun 1868 in St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, Suffolk, England.2 He was the son of Benjamin Smith and Louisa Aldous.1,2 Clipsey Willie Smith married Alice Elizabeth Cook, daughter of James Cook and Sarah Hammond, on 20 Apr 1908 in St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, Suffolk, England; Witnesses were Jane Elizabeth Rowe and James Cook.1 Clipsey Willie Smith died before 16 May 1931.4 He was buried on 16 May 1931 in St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, Suffolk, England.4

Children of Clipsey Willie Smith and Alice Elizabeth Cook

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
2 Apr 1871Benjamin SmithClipsey Willie Smith was listed as a member of the household of Benjamin Smith in the 1871 census in Main Street, Debenham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Louisa Aldous.5
3 Apr 1881Benjamin SmithClipsey Willie Smith was listed as a member of the household of Benjamin Smith in the 1881 census in The Cross Green, Debenham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Louisa Aldous.6
5 Apr 1891Louisa AldousClipsey Willie Smith was listed as a member of the household of Louisa Aldous in the 1891 census in Cross Green, Debenham, Suffolk, England.7
31 Mar 1901Louisa AldousClipsey Willie Smith was listed as a member of the household of Louisa Aldous in the 1901 census in Cross Green, Debenham, Suffolk, England.8
2 Apr 1911Clipsey Willie SmithHe was listed as head of household in the 1911 census. Other people in the household include Alice Elizabeth Cook, Beatrice Lilian Smith, John Carver, Dennis Richard Smith, George A Smith, Jane Sybil Smith and Edward Carver.3

Occupation

DateOccupation
5 Apr 1891Agricultural Labourer7
31 Mar 1901General Agricultural Labourer8
20 Apr 1908Labourer1
2 Apr 1911Farm Labourer3
Last Edited=12 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S35] Microfilm of the Marriages of St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, 1754 to 1899 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown film number).
  2. [S36] Microfilm of the Baptisms of St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, 1754 to 1899 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown film number).
  3. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG14; Piece: 10752; Schedule Number: 26."
  4. [S34] Microfilm of the Burials of St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, 1754 to 1899 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown film number) "unknown cd."
  5. [S15] Online image of the 1871 Census for England & Wales (1871 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG10; Piece: 1742; Folio: 121; Page: 13; GSU roll: 830776."
  6. [S25] Online image of the 1881 Census for England & Wales (1881 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.com) "Class: RG11; Piece: 1860; Folio: 112; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341450."
  7. [S16] Online image of the 1891 Census for England & Wales (1891 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.com) "Class: RG12; Piece: 1462; Folio: 91; Page: 10; GSU roll: 6096572."
  8. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG13; Piece: 1768; Folio: 88; Page: 5."