Travelling Showmen & Other Travellers
1901
& 1911


Caravarns, Ropery Lane, Newport, Monmouth, 1901

William Passmore, head, widow, 56, traveller - showmaker, born Red Sea India (born at sea) naturalized
Chalres Passmore, son, 10, Newport

Thomas Taylor, head, 28, traveller - showmaker, Liverpool
Rachel Taylor, wife, 24, Shrewsbury
William Taylor, son, 3 months, Newsport

Henry Davies, 40, Travelling showman, Wincham, Glos
Maria Davies, wife, 38, Walworth, London
Martha Davies, 18, London
John Davies, 17, Worcester
May Davies, 15, Cheltenham
Henry Davies, 13, Frome
Alfred Davies, 11, Newport
Maria Davies, 9, Newport
Agnes Davies, 5, Bristol
Charles Davies, 3, Cirencester
Jimmy Davies, 7, Southhampton
Baden Davies, 8 months, Abergavenny

16 Richmond Street, Liscard, Cheshire, 1901
RG13/3401 1 23 38
Fred Alska, boarder, Stocketon, traveller fancy foods
Caroline Alska, 32, wife, Ealing Green, London

Stalybridge, Chester, 1901
RG13/3795 21 119  34
Priscilla Seldon, 61, Nottingham, Traveller
John Seldon, 30, Lancs Manchester, Traveller
Sarah Seldon, 28, Lancs Ashton U Lyne
Samuel Seldon, 27, Lancs Ashton U Lyne
Daisy Seldon, 6, Lancs Ashton U Lyne
Louisa Seldon, 1, Lancs Middlewich

Caravan, Cockpit Hill, Derby St. Peters, Derby, 1901
(RG13 3213 23 38 217)
Arthur Proctor, 28, outdoor amusements, Morternley
Martha E Proctor, 26, wife, Belper
Clara Proctor, daur, 2, Belper
Hannah Boulds, 14, married, servant, Derby

12 Crow Tree Terrace, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Durham, 1901   (RG13 4716 8 851)
Henry Webb, 30, boarder, single, London, travelling showman
William Lordis, boarder, single, 22, London, showman
Thomas Longstaff, boarder, Eitherley, showman's engine driver

Caravan, Pit Head, Jarrow on Tyne, Durham, 1901
(RG13 4740 9143 240)
Thomas Chapman, head, 27, showman act, New South Wales
Helen Chapman, wife, 31, Newcastle
James C, son, 4, Gateshead
Selina Chapman, daughter, 2, Newcastle
George Chapman, son, 7 months, Scotland

Jarrow, Co. Durham, 1901
George Biddall, 52, showman, London

Jarrow, Durham, 1901
RG13/4740 6 123 33
John Rosher, head 47, Norwich, showman, traveller
Jane Rosher, wife, 48, Norwich
Barbara Rosher, daughter, 22, Spennymoor Durham
Sophia Rosher, daughter, 19, Spennymoor
John Rosher, son, 16, Spennymoor
Jane Rosher, daughter, 9

Jarrow, South Shields, Durham, 1901
RG13/4741 15 126 14
William Swallow, 48, Liverpool
Frances Swallow, 44, Devon, Plymouth
John Swallow, 9, Leadgate
Louisa Swallow, 20, Chapel Town, Yorks

St Nicholas, Durham, 1901
RG13/4682 16 107 29
Susan Testo, 58, Leicester, Leicester
Matilda Testo, 32, Hackney Wick, London
Alexander Testo, 26, Travelling Show Man, Newton Abbott, Devonshire
Alfred, 22, Travelling Show Man, Battersea London
Harriet Testo, 2, Hunstow, Middlesex

Garrison Field, Gillbridge Avenue, Sunderland, Durham, 1901
(RG13 4705 119 75 464)
David Chapman, 35, Manchester, travelling showman shooting gallery
Mary, 26, wife, Cambridge, Camnbridge
Margaret, 1, daughter, Durham Jarrow
Kate Mcgarty, servant, 21, Jarrow

Caravans, Market Yard, St James, West Hartlepool, Durham, 1901
(RG13 4641 216 60 33)
Alexander Kitson, 21, showman exhibition, West Hartlepool
Jane Ellen Kitson, 21, West Hartlepool
Rhoda Mary Kitson, 9 months, West Hartlepool
Henry O'Brian, 23, shooting gallery proprietor, Durham, Sunderland
Elizabeth O'Brian, wife, 22, Wigan
Robert Williams, head, 53, Warrington, Lancs, travelling showman
Eugene Williams, daughter, 16, single, St. Helens
Victoria Williams, 14, daughter, New Church
May Williams, 8, daughter, Boston

Stockton on Tees, Durham, 1901
RG13/4624 117 50 9
Harry Fossett, 43, equestrian circus, Buck High, Wysham
Henry Fossett, 19, equestian circus, Yorks, Leeds
Thomas Fossett, 12, equestian circus, Yorks, Barnsley

Cann Hall, West Ham, Essex, 1901
RG13/1611 14 49 43
Mary Powell, 55, show proprietor, Gravestone, Kent
Henry Powell, 32, travelling showman, Widnes, Lancs
Lonire Powell, 24, helper in show, Islington
Alice Powell, 22, helper in show, Islington

Caravans, Dames Road Field, Cann Hall, West Ham, Essex, 1901
RG13/1611 14 48 42  (many other showman at site)
William Davis, head, 26, Saffron Walden, Essex, travelling showman
Sarah Davis, wife, 25, Lancashire
William H Davis, son, 3, Southminster, Essex
William Spencer, 23, Canning Town, Essex, showmans labour
George V Sheldon, 24, Ilford, Essex, showmans labour
William Story, head, 60, Hull, Yorkshire, travelling showman
Alfred Story, nephew, 26, Hull, Yorkshire, showman labour
Charles Story, nephew, 20, Hull, Yorkshire, showman labour
William Holdsworth, head, 27, Bradford, Yorkshire, travelling showman
Nora Holdsworth, wife, 27, Killarney, Ireland
Nora Holdsworth, daughter, 1, Bradford, Yorkshire

Mary Ann Saunders, head, 50, widow, Chichester, show proprietress
John Saunders, son, 28, Isle of Bicel, Essex, helper
Bella Saunders, daughter, 13, Luton, Bedfordshire

James Wilson, head, 33, Lancashire, travelling showman
Abey Wilson, wife, 27, Mitcham, Surrey
Polly Wilson, daughter, 11, Borough, London
Joseph Wilson, son, 3, Wokingham, Surrey

William Davis, head, 62, Wales, travelling showman
Jane Davis, wife, 66, Borough, London
Walter Davis, son, 20, Badwell, Essex

Carrie Mathew, head, 26, Kingston on Thames, Surrey, show proprietress
Martha Matthew, sister, 18, Windsor, Berkshire, helper

James Davis, head, 24, Dorking, Surrey, travelling showman
Rose Davis, wife, 22, Enfield, Middlesex
Busheba Davis, daughter, 2, Witham, Essex
Kate Davis, daughter, 1, Barking, Essex
James Davis, son, 2 months, Barking, Essex

Bristol, Bedminster, Gloucestershire, 1901
RG13/2361 24 29 50
Andrew Purchase, 64, Travelling Showman, Sheffield
Andrew Purchase, 34, Travelling Showman, Cambs Wisbech
Harriett Purchase, 30, Travelling Showman,Worcs Stourbridge
James Purchase,18, Dorset Sherborne
William Purchase, 17,  Travelling Showman, S Wales Quakersyard
Grace Purchase, 14, London
John Purchase, 8, Kent Cranbrook
Albert Purchase, 3,  Worcs Dunchurch

Cottages in Grounds, Margate, Kent – Hall by the Sea, 1901
RG13/821/141/9
William SANGER, head, 73, Manager of Menagerie, Whitechapel London
Anne MULLETT, sister-in-law, 64, Housekeeper, Stepney London
Edward MULLETT, nephew, 48, Artist Painter, Stepney London
Alfred BEAR, nephew, 14, Chatham, Kent

George SADLER, head, 22, Lion Tamer, Walworth London
Ellen SADLER, wife, 22, Deal Kent
Frank VARS, step brother, 6, Bromley East London

Charles CROCKETT, head, 44, Theatrical Property Maker, Pinta Green Cheshire
Emily CROCKETT, wife, 56, Margate Kent
Lena CROCKETT, daughter, 16, Margate Kent
Sarah CROCKETT, mother, 72, Bridgewater Somerset

Circus Caravans, Cricket Field, Grantham, Lincolnshire, 1901
RG13/3055/95/28
George SANGER, head, 74, Circus Proprietor, Berkshire
Albert HICKEY, 18, Edinburgh Scotland
Henry AUSTIN, head, 28, Circus Performer, Margate Kent
Ellen AUSTIN, wife, 24, Circus Performer, Stratford
John RULE, head, 47, Gas Engineer Circus, London
Mary A RULE, wife, 44, Leeds Yorkshire
Arthur OLIVER, head, 46, Circus Manager, Langham Kent
Henrietta OLIVER, wife, 37, Oldham

Charles WOOD, 39, Circus Labourer, London
George OSBORN, 27, ditto, Chelsea London
William BRADDS, 27, ditto, Marylebone London
James WADE, 25, ditto, Millwall London
James E GARRETT, 42, ditto, Hailsford Kent
Henry CARRIGE, 23, ditto, Australia, British Subject
William CATLING, 24, ditto, Dalston London
Henry SMITH, 22, ditto, West Indies, British Subject
Pat MURPHY, 27, ditto, America, American Subject
Napoleon FLORENT, 26, ditto, London
George BROWN, 20, ditto, West Indies, British Subject
Alfred JACKSON, 28, ditto, Aberdeen Scotland
George STORD, 24, ditto, Bayswater London
James STUART, 23, ditto, Hampshire
Walter JOHNSON, 27, ditto, Todmorden Yorkshire
George FULLOCK, 32, ditto, Perth Scotland
Thomas SCOFFIELD, 39, ditto, Stratford Essex
James STOREY, 35, ditto, Brighton Sussex
Henry NICHOL, 24, ditto, Cork Ireland
Edward CRONIN, 35, ditto, Talow Ireland
Alfred MORROW, 22, ditto, London
Charles FUSSEY, 22, ditto, Cape Colony, British Subject
Charles NICHOLS, 21, ditto, Stratford Wilts
William H EDMONDS, 38, carpenter, Margate Kent
Thomas JOSLEY, 36, labourer, Stratford Wilts
James WATTS, 23, ditto, Gravesend Kent
James BAKER, 28, ditto, Brentford Middlesex
Thomas WHITELEY, 28, ditto, Goole Yorkshire
John STUART, 21, ditto, Scotland
George MATTHEWS, 28, ditto, London
David MONTGOMERY, 21, ditto, Glasgow Scotland
William STUART, 31, ditto, Doddington Lincolnshire
William WOODBINE, 31, ditto, Salford Lancashire

Henry WARDELL, 21, Circus Groom, Cork Ireland
Frederick REY, 26, ditto, Huddersfield Yorkshire
George WICKHAM, 21, ditto, Lambeth London
Frank MURDEN, 25, ditto, Ringwood Lincolnshire
James HARPER, 31, ditto, America, American Subject
William BAILEY, 21, ditto, London
Arthur LUCAS, 23, ditto, London
William WILLIAMS, 21, ditto, London
Henry FRANKLIN, 51, ditto, London
John THOMAS, 21, ditto, South Wales
Robert KEEN, 23, ditto, Cornwall
Edward EVANS, 23, ditto, Portsmouth
William POINTON, 28, ditto, Exeter Devon
Edward FARRELL, 27, ditto, London
George STARR, 45, ditto, Ireland
George BULLOCK, 25, ditto, Scotland
Thomas FINCH, 34, ditto, Birmingham
Edward SMITH, 44, ditto, London
Thomas BURTS, 35, ditto, London
Thomas BAILEY, 19, ditto, Peckham London
William DAVES, 20, ditto, Peckham London
William CHERLMAS, 26, ditto, Peckham London
Frank GILSON, 26, ditto, Richmond Surrey
Harold DOOLEY, 23, ditto, Cheshire
Joseph PAYNE, 22, ditto, Maidstone Essex
William JONES, 23, ditto, Shropshire
Henry GRESHAM, 32, ditto, London
Jack RILEY, 25, ditto, Dublin Ireland
William SMITH, 23, ditto, Horsham London
Isaac ALLSOP, 22, ditto, Horsham London
Henry SMITH, 28, ditto, Windsor Berkshire
Matthew SILLOW, 20, ditto, Belfast Ireland
James SHARPE, 39, ditto, London
John PRICE, 23, ditto, Newham London
James BOLSHER, 17, ditto, NK
George WHITE, 21, ditto, Newcastle Northumberland
Thomas JONES, 25, ditto, London
William SHOVELTON, 27, Manchester Lancashire
John RATTER, 27, Stud Groom, London
Ernest BORASTON, 25, Sail Maker Circus, London
Jim BURNS, 28, Circus Labourer, Glasgow Scotland
William MIDDLETON, 30, Circus Saddler, Norfolk
George OWEN, 22, Circus Groom, Alford Lincolnshire
George WILSON, 29, Circus Groom, Manchester Lancashire
Richard WILSON, 36, Circus Labourer, Manchester Lancashire
George BEMBO, 17, Circus Labourer, NK
Samuel J REY, 38, Cook, London
James C COOPER, 29, Cook, London
Walter WATTS, 20, Circus Clerk, Birmingham
John CUMBER, 27, Circus Labourer, Norwich Norfolk
William CUMBER, 20, Circus Labourer, Hull Yorkshire
James LUMB, 29, Circus Labourer, Bradford Yorkshire
Arthur ARMSTRONG Sr, 38, Circus Blacksmith, Thurgaston Notts
Arthur ARMSTRONG Jr, 18, Circus Blacksmith, Weston Notts
Lewis HALL, 36, Circus Harnessman, Norfolk

Caravan, Cricket Field, Grantham, Lincolnshire, 1901
RG13/3055/95/28
James HOLLOWAY, head, 53, Circus Gymnastic, Wales
Mary HOLLOWAY, wife, 53, Scotland
James HOLLOWAY, son, 28, Circus Gymnastic, Lambeth London
Kate HOLLOWAY, daughter, 25, Circus Gymnastic, Lambeth London

Ellisons Tenement, Fair Ground, Accrington, Lancs, 1901
RG13/3859 30 188 43
George Cornwell, 34, Warrington, travelling shooting saloon proprietor
Hannah Cornwell, 38, Warks Birmingham, shooting saloon assistant
George Cornwell, 6, Bolton, Lancs
Mary J Cornwell 50  Travelling Shooting Saloon Proprieter

380 Lytham Road, Holy Trinity, South Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire, 1901    RG13/3975/124/15
James CROCKETT, head, 42, Circus Equestrian (employer), Nottingham
Rose CROCKETT, wife, 34, Circus Equestrienne, Spain, British Subject
James CROCKETT, nephew, 19, Circus Equestrian, London
Elizabeth GRETNER, sister, 45, Equestrienne, Liverpool Lancashire [the name is Gaertner]
Alfred GRETNER, nephew, 23, Equestrian, London Middlesex
Martha Chesterman, companion, 45, Ladies Companion, Bamford Derby
John BUTCHER, servant, 28, Circus Groom, London Middlesex
Charlie Caffery, visitor, 22, Living on own means, Surrey

Ground, Hyde Road, Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire 1901
(RG13 3676 80 38 234)
William Wilson, head, 66, travelling circus proprietor, London (1835)
Elizabeth Wilson, wife, 64, Warwick Birmingham
Robert Wilson, spm 35, acrobat at exhibition, Durham Sunderland
George Wilson, son, 18, acrobat at exhibition, Yorks Middleboro
Martha Wilson, daughter, 21, tight rope dancer, Lancaster
Clara Wilson, daughter, 17, wire walker, Scotland Rosewll
Evelyn Wilson, daughter, 13, tight rope dancer, Durham Gateshead

43 Back Georgianna Street, Bury, Lancashire, 1901
Mary A. Cottam, head, widow, 41, ex proprietor/shooting gallery, Warrington
John Cottam, son, 25, wood turner, Bury
George C Cottam, son, 13, Bury
Stanley Cottam, son, 11, Bury
Alice Cottam, daughter, 9, Bury
John Woofenden, son in law, 29, railway worker, Bury
Elizabeth Woofenden, daughter, 28, Bury
Sissy Woofenden, grand daughter, 4, Bury
Alice Woofenden, grand daughter, 3, Bury
Emma Woofenden, grand daughter, 1, Bury

Fair Ground Caravan, Clitheroe, Lancashire, 1901
William Taylor, 30, Lancs Preston, travelling fairman, worker
Jane Taylor, 30, Preston
William, son, 4, Preston
Margaret, daughter, 4, Preson

Caravan and tents, Market Sq, Newton in Makerfield, Lancs, 1901
RG13/3574 9 72 30  Denise Wilden
Alfred Wilden, 45, showman, Malvern
Annie Wilden, 42, Scotland
Alfred Wilden, 20, showman, Liverpool
William Wilden, 18, showman, Liverpool
Charles Wilden, 16, showman, Liverpool
John Wilden, 12, showman, Liverpool     

Compton, Lancaster, 1901
Thomas Leyland, 29, born Cheshire, Congleton, travelling man

Vans, Market, Farnworth, Lancashire, 1901
(RG13 3600 38 67 413)
Elizabeth Holden, widow, 38, Warrington, travelling show woman, worker
Israel Holden, son, 11, Cheshire, Macclesfield
Martha Holden, daughter, 8, Farnworth

The Anchorage, Shetford Road, Urmston, Lancashire, 1901
RG13 3667 25 751
John Whiting, head, 49, born in a travelling van, NK, Norfolk, travellers to fair
Elizabeth Whiting, wife, 47, Oleton, Yorkshire
Alice Whiting, daughter, 8, Manchester
James Whiting, 22, nephew, Derbyshire
Richard Newall, 42, brother in law, Manchester
George Harrington, 18, visitor, Oldham, Lancashire
Elizabeth Jennins, visitor, 18, Manchester

Liverpool, Lancashire, 1901    RG13/3422 3 53 37
Richard Codman, 31, Liverpool, Punch and Judy
Ada Codman, wife, 29, York, Yorkshire
Ada L Codman, daughter, 7, Coleryn Bay, Wales
Charlotte Louisa Codman, daughter, 6, Liverpool
George Rader Codman, son, 1, Liverpool
Richard M Codman, son, 4, Liverpool
Fred Falcome, visitor, 49, Liverpool, theatrical artist

Cross Street Market, Hindley, Wigan, Lancashire, 1901
RG13/3562 18 53 45
Martha Lewis, head, 71, Warrington, show woman, employer
George Lewis, son, 42, Manchester, showman, worker
Polly Lewis, grand daughter, 22, Scotland Forfar
John Ormerod, head, 51, Lees, Lancashire, showman
Jane Ormerod, wife, 41, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Maria Ormerod, daughter, 19, Runcorn, Cheshire
Amey Ormerod, daughter, Macclesfield
Oliver Ormerod, son, 14, Lees, Lancashire
Lily Ormerod, daughter, 11, Bolton, Lancashire
Mabel Ormerod, daughter, 9, Runcorn
Christina Ormerod, daughter, 4, Macclesfield
Walter Street, 54, servant, worker, Salford
Lucy Ann Carrol, head, 44, Lees, Lancashire, show traveller
James A Carrol, son, 22, Lees, worker
James Egan, 43, servant, Ashton under Lyne, worker
Joseph Hagerty, servant, 16, Bradford, Yorkshire, worker
Maud Alice Holden, servant, 16, Westhoughton, Lancashire, worker
Fred White, head, 22, Enderby, Leicestershire, van dweller
Mary Ann White (Ormerod), wife, 23, Crewe, Cheshire
John W White, son, 6 months, Salford

Caravans in field, Picton Rd, Wavertree, Liverpool,  1901
RG13/3503 4 119 54
John Henry Lewis, 36, travelling Showman, Reading, Berkshire
Mary Lewis, wife, 40
Isabella Lewis, 6, Liverpool
Albert Edward Henry Lewis, 1, Wavertree

117 Seaforth Road, Seaforth, Lancashire, 1901
RG13/3443 2 33 7
Henry Wallis, 44, steam hobby horses and roundabout, Liverpool
Alice Wallis, wife, 36, Cheshire, Birkenhead
Beatrice Wallis, daughter, 9, Liverpool
Albert Wallis, son, 11, Liverpool,
Hetty Wallis, daughter, 13, Scotland
Lily Wallis, daughter, 13, Durham, Gaterhead on Lane (probably Gateshead)
James Wallis, son, 14, Liverpool
Charles Wallis, 18, Liverpool, Traction Engine Driver

Skating Rink, Union Street, St Peter's, Oldham, Lancashire, 1901
(RG13/3805 Folio 86 303/4/)
John Thomas, head, 62, showman exhibitor, Birkenhead
Lillian Thomas, wife, 43, Nottingham.
Richard Dillion, head, 42, showman exhibitor, Salisbury
Mary J. Dillon, wife, 42, King's Lynn.
John Dillon, son, widower, 31, showman exhibitor, born Newark, Notts
Mary A. Dillon, daughter, 25, single, Wisbeck, Cambs

Caravan, Union Street, St Peter's, Oldham, Lancashire, 1901
(RG13/3805 Folio 86 305)
Richard Harrington, hd, 25, showman exhibitor, Oldham, Lancs.
Mary J. Harrington, wife, 24, Oxfordshire
James Harrington, son, 4, Manchester, Lancs
Fanny Harrington, daughter, 17 months, Crewe, Cheshire
Flehan ? Harrington, daughter, 1 week, Oldham, Lancs

Caravans, Market Ground, Pendlebury, Eccles, Lancashire 1901
(RG13 3721 107 28 176)
Frank Wilson, head  38, Staffs Newcastle under Lyne, travelling showman
Ellen Wilson, wife, 33, London, travelling show woman
Emily Wilson, 12, daughter, Lancs Dalton
Daisy Wilson, 7, daughter, Nottingham Notts
Williams, son, 10, Lincs Wisbeck

William Sedgwick, 58, born London Newington Causeway, travelling showman
Albert Sedgwick, 21, born Manchester, travelling showman
Arthur Sedwick, 22, born Scotland, travelling showman
Harriet Sedwick, 19, born Scotland
Mary Sedgwick, 53, born London Spitalfields, travelling show woman
Maud Sedgwick, 13, born Banbury
Rose Sedgwick, 18, born Norfolk Diss, travelling show woman

Jacob Jewell, 29, travelling showman, Brampton
John Lynch, head, married, 35, travelling showman, Manchester
Mary H. Lynch, wife, 35, Manchester
Martha E Lynch, daughter, 10, Yorks, Bradford
Jane Lynch, daughter, 5, Manchester
Robert Lynch, son, 3, Yorks, Bradford

Other showmen at Pendlebury:  Dudley and Thomas Dyer, Charlotte Read, William Shuttleworth, Lawrence Montgomery and families.

Preston, Lancashire, 1901
Robert Yelding, 27, boarder, Doncaster, circus artiste
Lena Yelding, 22, boarder, Newcastle, circus artiste
Amelia Yelding, 4 months, Yarmouth

3 Caravans Market Ground, Heywood, Lancaster, 1901
(RG13 3642 26 43 305)
Henry Chapman, 38, showman, Manchester
Harriet Chapman, wife, 34, Bromsgrove Worcester
Harriet Chapman, daughter, 10, Leeds
Thomas Chapman, son, 3, Newcastle on Tyne
Lilley Chapman, daughter, 1, Durham Consett
Robert Proctor, boarder, 24, groom, Grimsby
Albert Sanders, boarder, 30, groom, Birmingham

South Manchester, 1901
RG13/3695 22 126 33
Prince Samouda, 29, Africa, visitor, magician exhibition
Madge Samouda, 28, Leek, Staffordshire, visitor, second sight artist

30 Frances Street, South Manchester, Lancashire, 1901
R613 3695 41 24 140
Thomas Turner, 50, traveller, Cheshire, Newton
Emilie Turner, wife, 42, Glamorgan
James Turner, 21, son, London, Kensington
Florence Turner, 10, daughter, Manchester
Arthur Turner, 20, son, London, Stepney

Caravans, Manchester, 1901
RG13/3755 42 156 42
James Chipperfield, head, 26, travelling showman, Crewe, Cheshire
Louisa, wife, 25, Cheltenham, Gloucester
Louisa Chipperfield, daughter, 1, Biltston
Minnie Chipperfield, daughter, 2, Bristol
Lily Chipperfield, daughter, 2 weeks, Patricroft, Lancashire

John W. Chipperfield, head, 50, London, Euston, travelling showman
Mary Ann Chipperfield, wife, 57, Grantham
John Chipperfield, son, 24, Norbeth, musician
Richard Chipperfield, son, 22, Leicester, Silby, circus performer
Henry Chipperfield, son, 20, London, Fulham, circus performer
Mary A Chipperfield, daughter, 21, Norfolk, Southery, circus performer
Rachael Chipperfield, daughter, 18, Hindon, Wiltshire, circus performer
Minnie Chipperfield, daughter, 14, Chippenham
James Rush Chipperfield, lodger, 29, Manchester, labour
Arthur Windsor, Poole, labour

Caravans, Trafford Fair Ground, Salford, Lancashire, 1901
RG13/3734 22 130 38
William Mitchell, 32, head, Preston, Lancashire, round about owner
Emma Mitchell, wife, 33, Scotland
Jane Mitchell, 4, daughter, Leigh, Lancashire
Thomas Mitchell, 1, son, Bury, Lancashire
Ellen Evans, 18, servant, Manchester

Mary Ann Henshaw, 63, head, widow, Stockport, Cheshire, stall keeper
Mary J Henshaw, 32, daughter, Radcliffe, Lancashire
Ellen Henshaw, 28, daughter, Billinge
Rachel Henshaw, 26, daughter, Accrington,
Matilda Henshaw, grand-daughter, 18, Manchester
John Deardon, 23, servant, Haydock, Lancashire
Robert Wridgley, servant, 66, servant, Salford

Eliza Burton, head, 50, widow, Manchester, mistress of shooting gallery
George Burton, 20, son, Pendlebury
James Burton, 14, son, Rotherham, Yorkshire

Edward Clough, 40, head, Manchester, showman
Sarah E Clough, wife, 37, Manchester, wife
Elizabeth A Clough, 16, daughter, Salford
Margaret  E. Clough, 14, daughter, Manchester
George Clough, 1 month, son, Liverpool
Harry Mitchell, 27, boarder, Halifax, Yorkshire
James Maddox, 17, boarder, Liverpool
Robert Walker, 24, boarder, Rochdale, Lancashire

Harry Henry Fenton, 42, head, Emswell, Suffolk, machine minder
Eliza Fenton, 29, wife,  Brierley Hill, Staffordshire
John Henry Fenton, 4, son, Hyde, Switzerland
Emma Fenton, daughter, 8 months, Bolton, Lancashire

Lorenzo Crick Jnr, 30, head, Camden Town, London, showman exhibition
Sarah A. Crick, 29, wife, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Alice L. Crick, daughter, 8, Salford
L. Lorenzo Crick, son, 5, Skipton, Yorkshire
Mercy Redfern, 19, servant, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Henry Redfer, 21, servant, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Thos Farrar, 21, servant, Rishton, Yorkshire

Ernest A Horton, 26, head, Manchester, showman
Elizabeth Horton, 22, wife, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

John Newton, 32, head, Newton Moor, Cheshire, showman
Florence Newton, 33, wife, Newton Moor
Samuel Newton, son, 2, Rochdale, Lancashire
Florence Newton, 9 months, daughter, Rochdale, Lancashire
Beatrice Wilkinson, 15, boarder, Gee Cross, Switzerland

Richard Deets, 36, head, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, showman
Lizzie Deets, 29, wife, Manchester
Charles Deets, 9, son, Walsall, Staffordshire

George Collins (or Colliers?), 34, head, Claypole, Nottinghamshire, traction engine driver
Mary A, 33, wife, Luddington, Lincolnshire
Elliza E, 5, daughter, Holbeck, Yorkshire
Ernest, 7, son, South Featherstone, Yorkshire
Charles Honton, 52, head, general dealer shows, Salford
Charlott Honton, 51, wife, Manchester
Beatrice Honton, 19, daughter, Buxton, Derbyshire

Caravans, Waste land, Collyhurst St Oswald, Manchester, 1901
Anna Jewel, head, 50, travelling showwoman, Manchester
Mary Ann Jewel, daughter, 23, assisting mother, Manchester
Minnie Jewel, daughter, 19, assisting mother, Manchester
Frederick Jewel, son, 17, assisting mother, Manchester
William Smith, head, 28, travelling showman, Nottinghamshire, Hucknor
Ada Smith, wife, 26, Salford
Anna Smith, daughter, 7, Bolton
Frank Smith, brother, 19, labourer for travelling show, Salford
Frank Morris, boarder, 21, Labourer for travelling show, Isle of White
William Chaplain, head, 33, travelling showman, Monmouthshire, Newport
Mary Jane Chaplain, wife, 29, Manchester
Henry Chaplain, son, 4, Manchester
George White, head, 56, travelling showman, Leicestershire, Henderby
Ann White, wife, 59, Silby
Florence White, daughter, 19, assists father, Silby
Julia White, daughter, 15, assists father, Cheshire, Sandback
Samuel Robertson, lodger, single, 18, labourer, Manchester
Ernest Doyle, lodger, single, 25, labourer, Manchester

39 Cartwright Street, Warrington, Lancs, 1901
(RG13 3581 103 48254)
John Silcock, head, 35, travelling fair boats, Warrington
Maria Silcock, wife, 35, Warrington
Edith Silcock, daughter, 15, Warrington

3 Living Vans, Cattle Market, Loughborough, Leicester, 1901
Arthur Twigdon, 28, Dunton Bassett, roundabout proprietor
Maria Twigdon, 31, wife, Grimsby
Maria, 8, daur, Derby
Maria Charlton, niece, 8, Cornwall Penzance
Lilian, 4, daur, Derby
Minnie Twigdon, 3 months, daur, Loughborough
Rebecca Neal, 18, servant, Countesthorpe
George Twigdon, 56, roundabout proprietor
Bridget Twigdon, 44, Stamford
Nellie, 17, Derby
Martha, 13, Wakefield, Yorks
Lizzie, 19, Dunton Bassett

Lambeth, London, 1901
Alfred Ball, 37, showman exhibition of pictures, Hull

Ipswich, 1901
Charles Thurston, 22, travelling showman, Hingham, Norfolk

Hammersmith, 1901
William Biddall, 37, travelling menagerie, Hampton, Middlesex
George Biddall, 35, travelling showman, Manchester

2 Caravans, Gal _? Milk St? Camberwell, Peckham, London, 1901
Sussie Woolgar, head, 45, Battersea, London, roundabout proprietress
Ellen Woolgar, daughter, 24, Fulham
Raymond Woolgar, son, 24, Battersea, exhibition doll
Ivy Woolgar, granddaughter, 11, Hammersmith
Elizabeth Woolgard, granddaughter, 13, Barnes, Surrey
Thomas K Woolgar, son, 7, Barnes, Surrey


Caravan, 36 Victoria Road, Battersea, Clapham, London, 1901
RG13 443 150 161 415
James Edwards, 28, travelling showman, London, Walworth
Lily Edwards, 27, wife, Yorkshire, Sheffield  (Wilson)
Montague Edwards, 4, son, Berks, Holyport
Doris Edwards, 1, Berks, Bourne End
Edward Brown, 18, assistant travelling showman, London, Marylebone

Caravans, Bailey Ground, Victoria Road, Battersea, Clapham, London, 1901 RG13 443 150 161 422-425

Charles Bailey, 29, travelling showman, Aldershot, Hants
Fanny Bailey, 22, Islington, London
Robert Bailey, son, 6, Battersea
Harold Bailey, son, 3, Battersea
James Bailey, 1, son, Battersea
Dolly Bailey, 33, sister, Basingstoke

Charles Bailey, 33, travelling showman, employer, Mitcham
Minnie Bailey, 32, wife, Oxford, Banbury (Wilson)
William Bailey, son, 3, Battersea
Francis Bailey, son, 10 months, Berks, Reading
Ellen Adams, 13, servant, Canning Town, Essex

Frances Bailey, widow, travelling showman, Wales
Frank Bailey, son, 16, travelling showman worker, London, Dalston
Charlie Bailey, son, 13, London, Dalston
Lottie Hawkins, single, 19, general domestic servant, London, Walworth
Charlie Hill, single, 32, stationery engine drive, Gloucester, Bristol
Thomas Barker, single, 28, assistant showman, London Deptford
James Green, 27, single, assistant showman, Deptford
Henry Bond, single, 19, assistant showman, Deptford

Grocers Shop, 1 Savona Street, Battersea, Clapham, London, 1901
RG13 444 50 43 262
James Wilson, 37, travellers assistant, Lancs, Rochdale

Caravans, Fair Ground, High St,  Deptford St Paul, London, 1901
(RG13 527 65 6/7)
Henrietta Wilson, head, 69, Somerset, show proprietor
William Wilson, son, single, 29, Staffs Bursalem, Exhibition Assistant
Thomas Knighton, head, 36, exhibition proprietor, Oxford Thorne
Emily Knighton, wife, 36, Wilts Devizes
Emily Knighton, daur, 4, London Deptford
Emily Dance, sevant, 14, single, Oxford Watlington
John Hastings, head, 39, travelling showman, employer, Leicester
John Royce, servant, 51, married, worker, Leicester
Sophia Marriss, sevant, married, 25,exhibition showwoman, Bradford York
Charles Marriss, servant, 29, married, exhibition showman, Old Sager
Pansy Marriss, servant, daur, 9, Wales Blaenavon
Mary Ann Royal, servant, married, 40, showwoman, Oldbury Worcester
Harry Royal, servant, married, 48, showman, Macclesfield
Mary Ann Royal, Servant, single, 15, showgirl, Dudley Staffs
John Relph, head, married, 51, showman, Kent Greenwich
Eliza Relph, wife, 51, Wales, Denbigh
Emily Relph, daur, single, 18, London Islington
Rebecca Relph, daur, 14, Cambs Wisbech
George Pickard, head, 25, showman, Kent Woolwich
Rose Pickard, wife, 25, Wilts Trowbridge
Rose Pickard, daur, 16, single, London Deptford
Walter Termiss, visiter, 15, exhibition assistant, London Deptford
Bert Pickard, visiter, single, 25, London Woolwich
Albert Smith, head, 35, showman, owner, Scotland
Annie Smith, wife, 29, London, Islington
Lilly Smith, daur, 4, Oxford Bicester
Nellie Smith, daur, 2, London Islington
Sophia Smith, daur, 3, Staffs Willinghall
William Bishop, head, widow, 59, travelling showman, Hants Branford
Mary Ann Bishop, 30, daughter, Kent Maidstone
William Bishop, 28, Kent Wood Church
Louisa Bishop, 23, daughter, London
Sarah Gilby, head, 60, widow, London Kent Road
Edward A. Gilby, hd, 40, travelling exhibition, London Walworth
Kate Gilby, 35, wife, Sussex Brighton
Wallis Gilby, son, 16, exhibition assistant, London Deptford
Kate Gilby, 15, daughter, Kent Ashford
Ethel Gilby, 12, daughter, London Deptford
Florance Gilby, 7, daughter, London Deptford
Frederick Gilby, son, London Deptford

89 Kennington Road, North Lambeth, London, 1901
Marie Lorenzo, 36, head, married, housekeeper not domestic, Algiers, British subject
Frederick Lorenzo, 21, acrobat, Algiers, British subject
Joseph Lorenzo, 20, acrobat, Algiers, British subject
Thomas Ford, acrobat apprentice, 14, London, Lambeth
Lucien Mayor, 10, acrobat apprentice, Algiers British subject
Jenanne Mayor, 32, sister, attendant to Lucient, Algiers, Spanish subject
Frederick Auston, friend, single, 36, acrobar exhibition, London Bayswater

2 Caravans, Market Place, Thetford St. Cuthbert, South West Norfolk, 1901
Richard Monte, head, 22, London Wood Green, Showman, Employer
Caroline (Williams) Monte, wife, 21, Show Woman, Scotland, Greenock
James Monte, 27, brother, London Wood Green, showman,  worker
Polly B Monte, daughter, 3 months, Southend on Sea
Charles Stewart, boarder, 23, single, Ireland Cork, comedian, worker
Prince Jerome, 24, single, London East St Georges, fighter, worker
William Hall, 37, married, boarder, Yorks Pudsey, teacher engine driver
Spanoul Rowe, boarder, single, 21, Nottingham, labourer, worker
W. V. (Billy) Vido, married, 26, Scotland Ayre, specialty artist, worker

Village St., Ravenshorpe, Northampton, 1901
(Rg13 1436 70 10 72)
Robert Fossett, 42, married, circus proprietor, employer, Lambeth London
John Fossett, 15, son, equestrian, Monmouth Newport Turness
Alfred Fossett, 12, son, scholar, Barrow Lancs
Ellen Fossett, 8, daur, scholar, Northampton
Hilda Fossett, 5, daur, scholar, Scotland
Teddy Fossett, 3, Warton Rickmansworth Herts
Sara Fossett, 1, Ravensthorpe
Margaret Frances, mother-in-law, 68, Ireland
Daniel Ryan, servant, 20, Newport
Thomas Ross, single, 21, circus groom, worker, Scotland
Mary Fossett, 42, circus manageress, Stamford @ Fairford Gloucester
Mary Fossett, 24, circus equestrian, born Northants @ Fairford Gloucester

Easton on the Hill, Northants, 1901
Willie Twigdon, 26, Dunton bassett, traction engine steerer

7 Chain Lane, Newark St Marys, Nottingham, 1901
(R613 3198 35 4 20)
Lodging with Thomas and Elizabeth Scoffield, Innkeepers
George Monte, boarder, single, 26, London Wood Green, mechanical engineer
Arthur Taylor, boarder, 21, single, Hants Stangrove, showman's engine driver
John Sharper, boarder, 28, single, Porstmouth, showman's labourer

Bull & Butcher Croft Carnarvon, Selston, Mansfield, Nottingham, 1901
Hannah Whiting, head, widow, 55, Worcester, travelling show woman
Gervase Whiting, son, 20, Derby, Chesterfield, travelling showman
John Whiting, son, 17, Derby, Chesterfield, travelling showman

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, 1901
Joseph H. Fortman, 46, boarder, Leeds, Yorkshire, professional gymnast
Emma, 44, wife, London
Alice, 22, daughter, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
Emmie, 25, daughter, Nottinghamshire

Caravan, Elswick, Northumberland, 1901
Henry Clark, 45, Marskeley by Sea, travelling showman
Selia Clark, wife, 42, Middlesborough
Ellen Clark, daughter, 11
William Clark, son, 9

Caravan, Midland Field, Abbey Foregate, Holy Cross and St. Giles, Shrewsbury, 1901  RG13/2538 19 78 24
Patrick Collins, 41, Cheshire Chester, Managing Director P Collins Ltd
Flora Collins, wife, 37, Denbighshire Wrexham
Patrick R Collins, son, 15, Cheshire

8 Meadow Road, Burton on Trent, Staffs, 1901
Charles Spooner, 29, designer wood carver, Burton

95/96 Princess Street, Horninglow, Burton on Trent, 1901
George Orton, head, 56, Measham, Derby, carriage builder

High Street, Swadlincote, Staffordshire, 1901
RG13/2639 11 11 14
Alfred Twigdon, 28, Dunton Bassett, steam horse proprietor
Minnie Twigdon, 29, wife, Nottingham
Elizabeth H Twigdon, daughter, 6

West Bromwich, Staffordshire, 1901
RG13/2721/171/1-6

Howard LEES, head, 40, Circus Manager, Saddleworth Yorkshire
Herbert SANGER, servant, 17, Circus Rider, Wolverhampton Staffs
George James SANGER, head, 33, Circus Proprietor, Stafford Staffs
Georgina SANGER, wife, 26, Circus Proprietor, Tottenham London
Victoria Florence SANGER, daughter, 5, Tottenham London
John SANGER, head, 45, Circus Proprietor, Norwich Norfolk
Rebecca SANGER, wife, 40, Circus Proprietor, Durham Sunderland
May SANGER, daughter, 5, Bournemouth Hampshire
James SANGER, head, 30, Circus Proprietor, Weatherby Yorkshire
Barbara Jane SANGER, wife, 26, France, British Subject
Edward SANGER, son, 3, Brixton London
Winifred SANGER, daughter, 1, Twickenham Middlesex
Alice Ada BELCHER, servant, 18, Nurse-maid Domestic, Hoxton London
Elizabeth SANGER, daughter, 21, Circus Artiste, Newcastle on Tyne
Ida SANGER, daughter, 20, Circus Artiste, Norwich Norfolk
Maude SANGER, daughter, 16, Circus Artiste, Reading Berkshire
Dagmar SANGER, daughter, 12, Circus Artiste, Sheffield Yorkshire
Peter HOFFMANN, head, 45, Circus Proprietor, Hungary (Hungarian)
Lavinia HOFFMANN, wife, 43, Circus Proprietor, Scotland
John PC HOFFMANN, son, 16, Circus Equestrian, Southampton
Eleanor E HOFFMANN, daughter, 15, Circus Equestrian, Cheltenham
George A HOFFMANN, son, 5, France (Hungarian)
Herbert TAYLOR, head, 29, Circus Lion Tamer, Margate Kent
Beatrice Mabel TAYLOR, wife, 29, Earls Court London
Violet Dorothy TAYLOR, daughter, 6 mo, Fulham London
Charles TUCK, 45, Circus Artiste, Singapore (Chinese)
NK HING, 42, ditto, ditto
NK HOW, 28, ditto, ditto
NK SING, 35, ditto, ditto
NK SING, 27, ditto, ditto
NK CHING, 29, ditto, ditto
NK SING, 30, ditto, ditto
NK LEE, 25, ditto, ditto
Harry HAMBRIDGE, head of tent, 24, Circus Stud Groom, Stroud Glos
Frederick George NORTON, 23, Circus Groom, Holloway London
Alfred STONE, 23, ditto, Barnet Herts
Charles STUBBS, 23, ditto, Hackney London
John BARR, 25, ditto, Hackney London
Walter MOORE, 27, ditto, Newport Monmouth
Harry GAREL, 23, ditto, France (French)
Augustus LYNN, 34, ditto, Sweden (Swedish)
William George CAMP, 23, ditto, Tottenham London
John PHILLIPS, 28, Circus Harness Cleaner, Histon Cambridge
John HAMILTON, 33, ditto, Battersea London
Albert ALEXANDER, 32, Circus Cook, Brussels (French)
Joseph SHERWOOD, 24, Circus Groom, Burnley Lancashire
Alfred BADGER, 33, ditto, Walsall Staffordshire
John DORAN, 24, ditto, Ireland
James MELLOR, 25, ditto, Aldershot Hampshire
Frederick SMITH, 32, ditto, Gloucester Gloucestershire
Harry WILSON, 26, Circus Blacksmith, Rotherham Yorkshire
Richard JUKES, 21, Circus Groom, Birmingham Warwickshire
Joseph SMITH, 24, ditto, Tottenham London
Henry SCOTT, 30, ditto, Ireland
Percy ROBERTS, 24, ditto, Averley Surrey
William GILBERT, 47, ditto, Margate Kent
Arthur FOVEY, 40, ditto, Richmond Surrey
James FISHER, 49, ditto, Old Heath Essex
Stephen GRAHAM, 38, ditto, Manchester Lancashire
James SMITH, 28, ditto, Kingston Surrey
Robert MACK, 43, ditto, Westminster London
Charles WHACKER, 21, ditto, Paddington London
Frederick SMITH, 20, ditto, Tottenham London
William SANDERS, 22, ditto, Holloway London
George HEWITT, 43, Circus Cook, Woodbridge Suffolk
William WALTERS, 22, Circus Groom, Chester
George JONES, 24, Bridgenorth Shropshire
John BREEZE, 23, Circus Cook, Fulham London
Herbert NEWLAND, 19, Circus Tent Erector, Tottenham London
William TALLIOTT, 38, ditto, Tottenham London
Abraham LUCAS, 40, ditto, United States (American)
William ALDWYN, 55, Circus Saddler, Watford Hertfordshire
Stephen BARKER, 31, Circus Watchman (Night), Lambeth London
David HEMMINGS, 53, Circus Cook, Portsmouth Hampshire
Henry NICHOLLS, 34, Circus Tent Erector, The Hundreds, Kent
Richard SMART, 58, ditto, Connington Cambridge
James JONES, 28, ditto, Liverpool Lancashire
Edmund Josh. LEWIS, 22, ditto, Waterloo London
Robert ANDERSON, 21, Circus Elephant Keeper, Tottenham London
Morris FERRIS, 19, Circus Tent Erector, Tottenham London
Thomas FERGUSON, 24, ditto, West Indies
James MILLER, 30, ditto, United States (American)
Albert LEE, 21, ditto, St Margs, London
Cornelius SHEPHERD, 26, ditto, United States (American)
Samuel BOYLAND, 45, ditto, Portsmouth Hampshire
Fred VAUGHAN, 23, ditto, United States (American)
Joseph NICHOLLS, 30, ditto, Birmingham Warwickshire
Arthur WEST, 27, ditto, Tottenham London
Thomas MOORE, 26, ditto, United States (American)
Andrew MARTIN, 40, ditto, United States (American)
Henry SKINNER, 42, ditto, Gosport Hampshire
Harry BAILEY, 17, Takes Charge of Circus Property, York Yorkshire
Samuel MARSHALL, 40, Circus Tent Erector, Leeds Yorkshire
Edward RIDDICK, 25, ditto, United States (American)
John FRANCIS, 25, ditto, Sierra Leone (Kaffer)
Howard BAKER, 24, Takes Charge of Circus Property, Portsmouth
Charles TAYLOR, 17, Circus Tent Erector, Bethnal Green London
Thos Wm SMITH, 26, Circus Elephant Keeper, Middlesborough Durham
William Jno WYATT, 22, Circus Trapeze Fixer, Kentish Town London
Charles EAMES, 27, Circus Tent Erector, Watford Hertfordshire
Joseph WHATELEY, 42, ditto, Tottenham London
William BARNETT, 38, ditto, Woodville Leicester
Albert SALMON, 17, Circus Cook, Tottenham London
Joseph SALMON, 15, Circus Cook, Tottenham London
Edward WELSH, 23, Circus Tent Erector, Sydney Australia
Alfred Edwin RAMSAY, 15, Circus Groom, Clapham London
Harry BEESON, 22, Circus Lion Keeper, Sudbury Suffolk
John ALCOCK, 21, Circus Groom, Ormskirk Lancashire
Robert DASH, 17, Circus Cook, Tottenham London
Thomas MILLER, 35, Circus Tent Erector, Sheffield Yorkshire
Charles JONES, 24, ditto, Ireland
James MURPHY, 35, ditto, Fleetwood, Lancashire
William Hy WOODLEY, 26, ditto, Tottenham London
Harry PARKES, 23, ditto, Rainham, Kent
Charles MARTINDALE, 22, ditto, Kentish Town, London
Richard McALLISTER, 21, ditto, Haverton Hill, Durham
Lavinia DONNELLY, 25, Circus Wardrobe Minder, Scotland
George STEWART, 36, Circus Tent Erector, United States (American)

Corporation Street, Kidderminster, Worcester, 1901  
RG13 2766 123 16 112
Thomas Clarke, head, 48, Tunstall, Staffs, switchback proprietor
Eliza Clarke, wife, 48, Luton
Lily Clarke, daughter, 5, Ducklington Oxon
Maud Wilson, step-daughter, 19, Tewkesbury, Gloucester
Ellen Seaton, sister, 48, Redditch, Worcester
Maud Seaton, 17, niece, Tewkesbury
Susan Seaton, 16, niece, Aston, Warwickshire
Silas Simpkins, 47, servant, single, U.K., assistant on switchback
Robert Wilmer, single, 29, servant, Sourbridge, Worcester, engine driver
Charles Freeman, single, 24, Redditch, assistant
Thomas Abbot, single, 19, servant, Cheltenham, Gloucester, assistant
Fred Andrews, single, 17, servant, Redditch, assistant
William H. Pheasey, single, 28, Kingswinford, Staffordshire, engine drive

Frank Wilson, head, 24, Manchester, proprietor of shooting saloon
Selina, wife, 23, Redditch
Lily, daughter, 3, Redditch
Thomas, son, 2, Kidderminster
Ida Allcock, visitor, 12, Redditch
Henry Smith, single, 32, Come on the Hill, Worcester, assistant shooting saloon
Fred Freeman, single, 18, Redditch, shooting saloon assistant
Fred Ledbury, single, 23, Redditch, assistant shooting saloon
James Appleby, 32, visitor, Cradley Heath, Worcester, assistant shooting saloon
Sarah Appleby, 26, visitor, Blackheath, Worcester
Maud Appleby, visitor, 7, Halesowen, Worcester
John Appleby, 5, Blackheath
James Appleby, 3, Cradley Heath
Harry Appleby, 1, Cradley Heath

Caravans, Fairground, Elland, Yorkshire, 1901
RG13/4127 5 102 43
W. H. Thomas, head, 21, Todmorden, travelling showman
M. A. Thomas, wife, 20, Leeds
J. F. Thomas, son, 1, Todmodern
John Gavan, head, 51, Ireland, roundabout proprietor
John White, boarder, 38, Radford, Nottinghamshire, assistant
John Ryan, head, 50, Bradford, Yorkshire, travelling showman
A. E. Ryan, wife, 48, Brighouse, Yorkshire
J. W. Ryan, son, 7, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
E. J. Howell confectioner, head, 44, Brighouse, Yorkshire

Wilfred Turner, head, 23, Halifax, Yorkshire, travelling showman
Jane E Turner, wife, 21, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Elizabeth Powell, mother in law, 48, Brighouse, Yorkshire

Randall Williams, head, 26, ghost show proprietor, not stated
Annie Williams, wife, 23, Glasgow, Scotland

Henry Crampton, head, 34, Leeds,  steam roundabout manager
Helen Crampton, wife, 26, Sheffield
John H. Crampton, son, 8 months, West Clayton, Yorkshire
Joseph Caley, visitor, 46, road engine driver, not stated

Travelling Van, Archway, 36 Viaduct St, Huddersfield, Yorks, 1901
John Seed, 22, traveller at fairs, Huddersfield
Sarah H. Seed, 19, Barbage, Lancashire

Caravans, 4 Vans, Keighley, Yorkshire, 1901
William R. Williams, 57, traveller pleasure fair, Lancashire Kirkham
Agatha Williams, wife, 57, Kirkham
Richard Williams, son, 32, Keighley
Frederick, son, 27, Keighley

Off Britannia Road, Morley, Dewsbury, West Riding Yorks, 1901
RG13/4253 3 81 65
Reuben Williams, head, 25, Nelson, Lancs, cinematograph proprietor
Annie Williams, wife, 23, Manchester
Paul Williams, son, 1, Yorkshire, Morley
Walter Hartley, visitor, 22, single, Burnley Lancashire, cotton weaver

Travelling Circus, Flockton, Normanton, Yorkshire, 1901
(RG13 4276 64 26 157)
Maria Proctor, head, 53, Norfolk, owner of travelling circus
John Proctor, son, 23, Whitly, helper at circus
Henry Clayton, servant, single, 20, Cheshire, worker, helper at circus
Lillie Ratcliffe, 19, single, London, servant to head, worker
James Schofield, single, 28, London, worker, helper at circus
David ___, 27, France, Paris, British Subject, worker, helper at circus
John T. Gordman, single, 20, Yorks Bradford, worker, helper at circus
Frederick ___, single, 24, Cape Colony Cape Town, helper at circus

Caravans, Feast Ground, Normanton, Yorkshire, 1901
RG13/4280 5 81 63
Joseph Wallett, 68, Lincs, Boston, photographer
Eliz, wife, 63, Lincolnshire, Ulceby
Albert Burton, 30, Leeds, General Dealer
Mary Ann Burton, 36, Blackheston, Yorks
Doris Burton, 8, Huddersfield
William H Griffiths, 27, Salop, Andley, stall keeper at fairs
Emmiline Griffiths, 32, Yorks, Seacroft
John Griffiths, head, Old Park Shropshire, stall keeper at fair
Mary A Griffiths, wife, 42, Old Park, Shropshire
Albert Griffiths, son, 12, Plank Lane, Lancashire
Florence E Griffiths, daughter, 16, Plank Lane
Ethel Griffiths, daughter, 18, Plank Lane
Frank Griffiths, son, 11, Normanton
Harry Griffiths, son, 4, Leeds
James A Griffiths, son, 13, Plank Lane
John E Griffiths, son, 19, Plank Lane,
Leonard Griffiths, son, 71?, Normanton
Minnie Griffiths, daughter, 9, Castleford
Percy Griffiths, son, 6, York

Henry Testo, head, 33, Elyn Green, London, cinematograph exhibition
Louisa Testo, wife, 32, Chepstow, Manmouth
Henry Testo, son, 2, Sheffield
James Testo, son, 7 months, Bristol
Mary Wesley, 26, sister in law, Bristol, dressmaker, own account
Sophia Wesley, 50, visitor, Norwich, Norfolk, dressmaker, own account

George Tucker, head, 27, Hanley, Staffordshire, travelling showman
Elizabeth Tucker, wife, 26, Dudley, Staffordshire
George Tucker, son, 1, Crigglestone, Yorkshire
Florence Turner, visitor, 16, Castleford, Yorks

Southampton Farnborough, Hampshire, 1901
William Sedgwick, 26, born Hants Farnham, travelling shooting gallery proprietor
Jane Sedgwick, 28, born Hants Farnham
William Sedgwick, 1, born Hants Aldershot

Caravans, Collyhurst St. Oswald, Manchester, 1901
RG13 3755 156 41 243
Thomas Harrison, 40, travelling showman exhibition, Blackburn
Mary A., wife, 38, Northumberland, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Ellen, daugher, 17, Preston

Ellisons Tenement, Fairground, Accrington, Lancashire, 1901
RG13 3859 187 41 262
Joseph Harrison, 46, travelling showman, Hunts, Peterborough
Eleanor, 26, wife, Cumberland, Worthington

Wales

Llandudno, Carnarvon, 1901

Richard Codman, head, 67, Norwich, Norfolk, professional punch and judy
Charlotte Codman, wife, 58, Norwich, Norfolk, professional punch and judy
John Codman, 23, Liverpool, minseral water manufacturer
Naomi Codman, 21, Liverpool

Fair field, Abervon, Glamorgan, 1901
RG13/5053 14 128 59
Henry J Scard, head, 42, Portsmouth, travelling showman, employer
Mary Scard, wife, 32, London
Ruby Scard, daughter, 4, Stafford, Blackheath
Ellen Wadbrook, sister, 18, Barrow on Furness, Lancashire
Alfred Wadbrook, brother, 25, Hartlepool, Durham, showman asst, worker
Florence Wadbrook, sister, 17, Cinderford, Gloucester
Henry Wadbrook, brother, 20, Grimsbly, Lincoln, showman assistant

Van near Salisbury House, Ystradyfodwg, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, 1901  RG13/5020 68 53 1
Elizabeth Crecraft, head, widow, 82, Trowbridge, menagerie Proprietress (Exhibition)
Joseph Crecraft, son, 36, Bowden Green, Northamptonshire, professional menagerie, worker
Charles Crecraft, son, single, 38, Swadlingcote, professional menagerie, worker
Henry Smith, servant, 22, single, Liverpool, menagerie worker
Isabella Skinner, servant, 48, married, Rouen, France, menagerie worker
Henrietta Skinner, servant, 28, single, London
Thomas Lewis, servant, 23, Gloucester
, menagerie worker
William Gibbons, servant, 31, Swansea, menagerie worker

Llandudno, Carnarvon, Wales, 1901

Charlotte Codman, 58, Norfolk, Norwich, Professional Punch and Judy
Richard, 67, Norfolk, Norwich, Professional Punch and Judy
John, 23, Liverpool
Naomi, 21, Liverpool

Caravans, Ropery Lane, Newport, Monmouthshire, 1901
Charles Crecraft, head, 30, Wrexham, travelling hawker
Catherine, wife, 27, Bristol
Louisa, daughter, 4, Glasgow
William, son, 7, Glasgow


Nantyglo Parish, Brynmawr, Monmouthshire, 1901

George James Millen, head, 25, Professional Illusionist, own account, London ?????
Marion Josephine Millen, wife, 30, Proffessional Tattooed lady, Liverpool Toxteth
Marion, daughter, 5, Liverpool, Toxteth

Travelling Theatre, 5 Caravans Park Road, Pontypool, Neath, Glamorgan, 1901   (RG13/4944 225 40)
Mary Ann Johnson,  head, Theatre Proprietor (Art)
John Johnson, son, actor
Ada Johnson, daughter in law
Dorrine Johnson, grand daughter
Maud Johnson, grand daughter
Willie Johnson, grandson
Charles Johnson, grandson
Maud Johnson, grand daughter
George Johnson, son, musician (cornet player)
Herbert Johnson, son, musician (pianist)
William Johnson, son, muscian
Elijah Johnson, son, musician
George Austin, son in law, musician
Augusta Austin, daughter, actress
George Austin, son
William Austin, son
Jessie Morgan, servant
Charles Smith, servant

Scotland

Caravan, Show Grounds, Sawfield Place, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, 1901    Ref 644 08 035 310
William Cadona, head, 32, showman, employer, Wishaw
Mary Ann Cadona, wife, 34, England
Catherine Cadona, daughter, 19, Stirling, Falkirk
Beatrice Cadona, daughter, 18, England
William Cadona, son, 16, England, Heywood
John Cadona, son, 15, Slateford
Frank Cadona, son, 11, Lanark, Glasgow
Nathaniel Cadona, son, 8, Lanark, Coatbridge
Rebecca Cadona, daughter, 1 month, Lanark, Glasgow

Frank Cadona, head, 31, showman, worker, Edinburgh
Phoebe Cadona, wife, 3?, England
Mary E. Cadona, daughter, 9, Lanark, Airdrie
Isabella Cadona, daughter, 4, Berwick
Frank Cadona, son, 2, Lanark, Pollockshaw

Andrew Williams, head, 29, showman, worker, Lanark, Coatbridge
Rebecca Williams, wife, England
John Williams, son, 2, Berwick, Franent
Louisa Williams, daughter, 5 months, Lanark, Glasgow

Blackfriars, Lanark, Scotland, 1901
George Green, 39, Amusement Caterer, England
Ann Jane Green, 36, wife, England
George Frederick Green, 14, England
Herbert Green, 12, England
John Green, 10, England
Veronica Green, 2, Glasgow
Doris Green, Glasgow

Joseph Biddals, 37, amusement caterer, England
Susan Biddals, 26, England

Emma Blockley, head, 50, amusement caterer, England
John Blockley, son, 30, married, England
Kate Blockley, daughter in law, 27
Albert Blockley, son, 19, single, assistant, England
George Blockley, son, 17, assistant, England
William Blockley, son, 11
Emma Blockley, Glasgow
Margaret Blockley, Glasgow

Falkirk, Scotland, 1901
Walter McIndoe, 36, master showman, born Aberdeen
Mary McIndoe, 30, born Fifeshire

Caravan, Callendar Rigs, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, 1901
Elizabeth White, head, 45, England, traveller
Elizabeth E. White, daughter, 18
Sarah Ann White, daughter, 16
Nora White, daughter, 12,
Evelyn White, daughter, 9

Corbiehall, Boness, West Lothian, Scotland, 1901
Mary White, head, 82, England, travelling showman
Charles Thomas, grandson, 17, England, travelling showman
George Thomas, grandson, 15, England, travelling showman

137 Argyle Street, Glasgow, 1901
Herbert Crouch, 50, married, Wax Work Exhibition Proprietor

Caravan (Travelling) Old Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, 1901 (near Dalnottar Terrace) (501/00 003/00 033)
John Smith, head, 37, Lanarkshire, Travelling Showman
Catherine Smith, wife, 37, England
John Smith, son, 17, Baillieston, Lanarkshire
David Smith, son, 10, Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Thomas Smith, son, 7, Baillieston, Lanarkshire

15 Trongate, Glasgow, Scotland, 1901
(644/05 031/05 003) Dean Ladds
John Wilmot, head, 57, amusement caterer, England
Martha Wilmot, wife, 55, Glasgow
Walter Wilmot, son, 23, Larbert, Stirlingshire
Hugh Wilmot, son, 29, home painter, Glasgow
Harriet Wilmot, daughter, 24, domestic servant, Glasgow
George Wilmot, 23 (?), general labourer, Glasgow
Charles Wilmot, son, 21 (?), Glasgow
Helen Wilmot, daughter, 14, Glasgow
Elizabeth Wilmot, 12, Glasgow

1901 (644/05 058/05 005)
Thos Macintosh, head, 43, amusement caterer, England
Elizabeth Macintosh, wife, 35, England
Rose Macintosh, daughter, 14, England
Selina Macintosh, daughter, 12, Glasgow
Elizabeth Macintosh, daughter, 10, Paisley
Thomas Macintosh, son, 8, Glasgow
Solomon Macintosh, son, 6, Glasgow
Richard Macintosh, son, 4, Glasgow
Ellen Macintosh, daughter, 1, Glasgow

James Ratcliffe, head, 45, amusement caterer, England
Ellen Ratcliffe, wife, 43, England
Sarah Ann, daughter, 19, England
Caroline Ratcliffe, daughter, 16, England
James Ratcliffe, son, 14, Edinburgh

John Wilmot, head, 36, amusement caterer, Glasgow Dean Ladds
Elizabeth Wilmot, wife, 28, England
Elizabeth Wilmot, 4, daughter, Glasgow
Mary Tait, single, 23, housemaid, Glasgow



1911 Census

Caravan, Harpers Yard, Leeds, 1911
Joseph Williams, head, widower, 60, showman, Mile End London
Rufus Williams, son, 26, assisting in business, Mile End London

Caravan, The Green, Oldham, Lancashire, 1911
Randall Williams, head, married, showman, Leeds

Van, Blue Ram Yard, Grantham, Lincolnshire, 1911
Employed by showman Joe Ling:
Victoria Williams, 23, servant, New Church, Lancashire
Lizzie Taylor, 16, servant, Doncaster, Yorkshire

Ashton Road West, Failsworth, Prestwich, 1911
Ralph Layland, head, 40, traveller to fairs, Walsall, Staffs
Victoria Layland, 38, wife, with cokernuts, Astley Bridge, Lancs
Joseph Layland, son, 7, stalls, Normanton, Yorks
Ralph Layland, son, 6, school, Haslingdon, Lancs
Reuben Layland, son, 4, West Houghton, Lancs
John Layland, son, 1, Beswick, Lancs
Robert Layland, servant, 38, single, assistant, Shawforth, Lancs

Caravan, Doncaster Road, Goldthorpe nr Rotherham, Doncaster
Thomas Turner, head, 30, coal miner, stone worker, Castleford
Ada Turner, wife, 31, Rochdale
Thomas Turner, son, 5, Castleford
John Turner, son, 3, Castleford
Violet Turner, daughter, 1, Goldthorpe

Caravan off Park Road, Fairground, Padiham, Burnley, Lancs, 1911
Rudolph Raynor, 25, showman, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Rebecca Raynor, 24, wife, assisting in the business, Wisbech, Cambs
William Raynor, son, 9 months, Greenock, Scotland
Mary Johnson Burrows, midget lady, single, 41, Halmerend, North Staffs

Fairground Ancestors Home
2 Caravans, Fairground, Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, Middlesex, 1911
Frank Wilson, head, 46, travelling showman, Newcastle-under-Lyne, Staffs
Caroline Wilson, wife, 38, travelling showman, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey
Reuben Wilson, son, 4, Sutton, Surrey
Edward Frances Wilson, 4 months, Wood Green, Middx
Amy Matthews, mother-in-law, 67, widow, assisting in business, Epsom, Surrey
Martha Matthews, sister in law, 27, single, assisting in business, Windsor, Berks
Williams Wilson, son, 22, single, assisting in business, Wisbeck, Cambs

Caravan, Fair Ground off Flixton Road, Urmston, Barton upon Urwell, Lancs, 1911
William Henry Williams, head, 25, stall keeper at fair grounds, Hexham
Sarah (Massey) Williams, 25, wife, married 1 year, assisting in business, Manchester
Kate Williams, daughter, 1, Patricroft, Lancs
Eleanor Clegg, servant, 13, Manchester

Caravan, Fair Ground off Flixton Road, Urmston, Barton upon Urwell, Lancs, 1911
Thomas Williams, lodger, single, 45, labourer to wakes ground proprietor, Warrington, Lancs

Village Green, Cornforth West, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, 1911
J. Monte Williams, 34, showman, public entertainer, Wood Green, Mddx
Lillia, 21, wife, assisting in business, Richmond, Yorks
Elizabeth Hetherington, 24, general domestic servant, Willington, Durham

Van, Blue Ram Yard, Grantham, Lincolnshire, 1911
James Appleton, head, married 5 years, 26, electrician, travelling amusement caterer, Chester
Eugenie (Williams) Appleton, wife, 25, St. Helens, Lancs
James Albert Appleton, son, 3, Doncaster, Yorkshire

Caravans, Buck St, Middlesborough, Yorkshire North Riding, 1911
Thomas Smith, head, 35, travelling showman, West Hartlepool
Annie Smith, wife, 30, married 12 years, assists in business, West Hartlepool
Arthur Smith, son, 10, school, West Hartlepool
Annie Smith, daughter, 9, school, Howden Le Wear
Priscilla Smith, daughter, 5, school, Sheffield
Florence Smith, daughter, 2, Oaken Gates
Beth Robinson