kerbent , from Victoria, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2007. is researching the following names: EBBOTT, TODMAN, CRUMP and 14 other(s).
Hi, I have just read your story with interest. I am not related at all, but your theory is plausible. I too have found a double up on one of the census nights, a small girl was recorded as being in her parent's home and is also down as being at her grandparent's place.
I'm not related either, but - isn't genealogfy fascinating even with all the perplexing mysteries we have to solve. I too have found ancestors seemingly in two places at once on census day. I believe your theory about Mary Ebbott visiting the second household is probably correct, especially as the reason for the visit would seem to be very obvious.
Maybe she is the wife of an Ebbott rather than a direct relative. I found 2 Mary's of about the same age etc only to find one was the daughter and the other was the wife of the brother of the Mary I was researching.
I am of the opinion that they are one and the same person.Double entries on the day of the census do happen but the clincher for me would be the passing of Grace Bone.
Thank you for all your words of encouragement, knowing that other people will read my journal posts helps me to think more clearly about the problem. It also pushes me to think outside the square so to speak, and look objectively at what I've discovered and examine all the little bits that I might otherwise have overlooked!!
I added my copntribution before seeing your 2nd one however my conclusion was very near ti yours!!!
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