Thought I would give it another try and show more information on my family
eh. I am looking for my POWER family in Plymouth, in the 1841 Census. They
seem to be hiding in both this one and the 1881 Census of perhaps Liverpool.
But that one I have given up on as many people have looked without success.
Mathew POWER was born in Waterford Ireland and his birth year should be
about 1781 although all the BT98s of Plymouth had his age varying
considerably between 1781 to 1790 as he felt like giving it. He married
Elizabeth FISHER in the Parish of Northam, North Devon on the 28 October
1807. She was born in Appledore on the 26 March 1786. Mathew worked out of
Plymouth as a Mate on the American Prize ship, Hiram, in 1808 to 1810 when
the ship became lost on the way to Cadiz. I later found the Americans
captured it off the coast of Spain in 1812...in the book Merchant
Sails...volume six I think. On the 22 February 1808 Mary POWER was
christened in the Parish of Northam; and Eliza POWER was christened there on
the 30 September 1810. I assume both of them were born in Appledore at their
grandparents place. In 1811 Mathew got his first ship as a Master Mariner...
a schooner called Mary of Plymouth. The next one was the Good Statesman in
1812 but the following year, although his name is still on it as the Master,
the Government took it over. I have him on ships right through to 1832 now.
I also have his Ticket for the Series One (1835-36) and Series Two
(1836-44), hence the age change to 1781. The family moved to Plymouth in
1811 I reckon....when he became the Master and had more money coming in.
I have the two CDs from England called The Plymouth Ships 1814 - 1870 by
Gary HICKS, and found one of his ships that I had not found in the
BT98s....in 1832. Up until then I had him on the Providence in 1831. In 1833
she was wrecked off Scilly but I found the Captain on her by then was a
CAMPBELL...my paternal grandmother's name :). The other CD gave me the
Parishes BDM of Two Towns. Here I discovered an Austin POWERS (St Andrews)
died in January 1816 aged three. I was looking for my Austin POWER, whom I
had discovered on the BT98s, and knew him to have been born about 1816. On
the Series One Tickets and the 1845 to 1870s Tickets I found he was born in
Plymouth on the 12 March 1818. I have his marriage certificate on the 26
March 1844 to Harriet BARDENS. His father was said to be Mathew POWER,
Mariner. There is no mention of either Austin or Justina in the Parish CD.
Mary POWER married Samuel Axworthy JACKSON, an Accountant, in Stoke Damerel
on the 13 December 1828. No mention of where they lived. No mention of
father's names. I have her on the 1841 Census with her children, and in the
1851 Census Samuel has remarried. One of Mary's children had died in 1842
and I suspect she died in 1842 or 1843.
Thomas POWER was born on the 23 June 1819 in Plymouth. He was the second son
of Mathew. He married Elizabeth JEFFERY in the Stoke Damerel on the 12
August 1839. His address stated he lived in 31 Cannon Street.....but not
whether it was Stoke Damerel Plymouth or where. He moved his family to
Liverpool in about 1851-55. He died in 1890.I have him in the 1841 Census.
Eliza POWER married Robert PARSONS, a Plumber, on the 10 January 1842, in
Stoke Damerel. One of the Witnesses was Justina POWER. It is said they both
lived at 10 Garden Street; no mention of town name. Eliza is a widow at 19
Tin Street Plymouth (Charles Martyr) in the 1851 Census and married later on
that year to Charles Nicholas BLYTH in the Parish of Plymouth (Charles
Martyr) on the 22 September 1851. He was also a Plumber. One of their
witnesses was Austin POWER. They then moved to London and are at 196
Marylebone Parade in 1861 and 1871 Census. In the 1861 Census Justina is
Austin POWER married Harriet BARDENS in the Parish of Plymouth (Charles
Martyr) on the 26 March 1844. He is said to have lived at Tavistock Street
(no number) Both he and his father, Mathew, were said to be Mariners. He is
the Publican of the Crown Tavern in London in the 1851 Census. They then
returned to Plymouth and had the twins in 1853; then sailed for Melbourne on
the Fitzjames, arriving there on the 7 September 1854. On the way out they
lost one of the twins, Charles Blight POWER, on the 15 July 1854 and he was
committed to the sea. In 1855 his brother, Francis Foot POWER, also died.
The following year his wife, Harriet died (1856) and both her and Francis
are buried in White Hills Cemetery in Bendigo. They had become Gold Miners.
The family stayed there until they left in December 1862 when they headed
for the goldfields of New Zealand. Austin and his two boys, Austin and
Alfred, arrived in Port Chalmers on the Dublin on the 8 January 1863; and
Justina Mary POWER (1845) followed on the Laurence Brown in August of that
year. Austin had a heart attack on the 9 October 1872 and died in Dunedin.
Justina POWER is found as a visitor to the WESTONs home at 6 North Street,
Plymouth (Charles Martyr) in the 1851 Census, along with her mother
Elizabeth. She is 24 at that time. This indicates she was born about 1827.
Justina is then found staying at her sister's (Eliza) place in London in the
1861 Census. Her mother had died in 1858 and is buried in Ford Park
Cemetery. Justina died in 1863 without having married and is buried at St
George Hanover Square London. (ps I get confused between London and
Be great if SKS can find this family. Maybe both Mathew and Austin are at
sea at the time. Thank you for any assistance you can give me in finding
them in the 1841 Census.
Warren C. O. Power in West Melton 3337 Australia.