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08-02-2020, 23:43   #361
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Thanks pinkypinky

A vaudevillian era cousin, it seems. Just discovered the England 1911 census (on ancestry) when searching for his estranged wife in Ireland.
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I've an odd sort of question... How common was it, or why would a performer list his stage name on a census (also listing his family under the stage surname) when his travel documents listed his proper name ?
As a joke maybe? Or doesn't want to be 'tracked'?
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I've an odd sort of question... How common was it, or why would a performer list his stage name on a census (also listing his family under the stage surname) when his travel documents listed his proper name ?
When the person was completing the census form he had no expectation that it would be looked at by anyone, except for statistical purposes; indeed, he would have been assured it was confidential. If he was generally known to his neighbours etc by his stage name, and particularly if the census enumerator who called to his door knew him by the stage name, then it would be natural to use that.
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Great information, thanks!
Apparently they lived a rather public life, so ^ that makes sense.
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10-02-2020, 20:11   #365
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Love reading the stories... https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...p?t=2058052414
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10-02-2020, 22:52   #366
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Oh god! Someone mentioned the "customs house fire". Hold me back.
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Oh god! Someone mentioned the "customs house fire". Hold me back.
I no IT wOZ terbell all da rekords got distroyd
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How likely is it that a man listed as "reputed father" (in an 1800's u.s. 'history of the region' type book) is actually the real father of the child?
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Impossible to say without digging. Is there evidence of the man being in the vicinity of the mother at the right time?
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20-02-2020, 15:54   #370
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Gotchya - it's confusing with different names and vague references found in the same book. Will do more digging.

There seems to be evidence of some sort of affiliation with 2 possible "reputed fathers" (him included), in the vicinity.
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In case you haven't come across it before this is a useful site that answers that very question.

https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com
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sorry ...and thanks Hermy
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