1841 Census

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
FAWCETT William 75 Agricultural Labourer Yks
BINKS Thomas 50 Draper Yks
BINKS Ann 45 Yks
BINKS John 15 Yks
BINKS Mary 13 Yks
BINKS Thomas 10 Yks
BINKS Francis 8 Yks
BINKS George 4 Yks
BINKS Sarah 2 Yks

Thomas Binks was born about 1789 in Marrick, to parents unknown. On 22 September 1817, he married Ann Fawcett, daughter of William Fawcett (the above William) and Mary Metcalfe, Ann having been baptized 29 November 1795 in Castle Bolton. Their children are:
  1. William: baptized 17 October 1819
  2. John: baptized 3 August 1823
  3. Mary Ann: baptized 13 April 1828
  4. Thomas: baptized 1 August 1830
  5. Francis Musgrave: baptized 30 December 1832
  6. George Musgrave: baptized 26 June 1836
  7. Sarah: baptized 29 July 1838

1851 Census

Thomas's family is growing up by 1851, with all the boys working in the lead mines:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
BINKS Thomas Head 62 Lead Miner Marrick
BINKS Ann Wife 56 Castle Bolton
BINKS Mary Daughter 22 Dressmaker Castle Bolton
BINKS Thomas Son 20 Leadminer Castle Bolton
BINKS Francis Son 18 Leadminer Castle Bolton
BINKS George Son 14 Leadminer Castle Bolton
BINKS Sarah Daughter 12 Scholar Castle Bolton

1861 Census

Thomas Binks died in 1853, buried in Redmire 27 February. His widow Ann is left at home with two children:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
BINKS Ann Head, Widow 56 Castle Bolton
BINKS Mary Daughter, Unmarried 29 Castle Bolton
BINKS George Son, Unmarried 24 Lead Ore Dresser Castle Bolton

1871 Census

Only one Binks remains in the village by 1871:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
BINKS Sarah Daughter, Unmarried 30 Castle Bolton

Sarah was in Redmire, in service, in 1861. By 1881, Sarah is found in Newton-le-Willows. There are no Binks in Castle Bolton census returns after this.

Presumably the above Sarah is the Sarah Binks of Castle Bolton who appeared at the bastardy sessions in September 1864, naming Michael Calvert of Redmire, miner, as father of her child.

©2005 David W.J. Stringer-Calvert