When our son was born overseas we made a point of getting ( in our case) a
Canadian birth certificate in order to avoid confusion in later life when
people referring to his birth certificate would see some incomprehensible
place of birth. He is clearly a Canadian subject in spite of his
unfamiliar/foreign birth place.
I think that the same reasoning may apply in the case that you quote.
Let's wait and see what other explanations people come up with.
From: yvonne evans
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2012 12:11 PM
Subject: [Dyfed] British Subjects
I am really confused about census entries for places of birth for 3 families
in Pembs 1851 census. Each family is stated to be British subjects under
place of birth. However they are all to be found in 1841 and 1861 censuses
Pembs and places of birth are Pembrokeshire. They are as follows:-
Henry's Moat Parish 1851 Census:
David Evans aged 81 years. Occupation: Schoolmaster and Cattle Farmer: Place
of Birth British subject. (this also applies to the rest of his family in
Next door farm to David Evans:-
David James Farmer aged 54 years Place of Birth: British subject as are
all the rest of his household.
No one else in Henry's Moat have places of birth as British subjects
Narberth south Parish 1851 Census:
The name of the small farm is Blackheath near Molleston Templeton
Sarah Evans Head aged 85 years Farmer 12 acres Place of Birth British
Subject as are all the rest of her household.
The above and family are to be found in Narberth South in 1841 census and
No one else in Narberth South have places of birth as British Subjects.
Do you think that they had emigrated betwween 1841 census and 1851 census
and had returned to the same parishes in Pembrokeshire?
I should be grateful for your views as I have ancestors from Pembs who have
disappeared from UK for 30 years but re-appear in Pembs.1871 census
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