1841 Census

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
TENANT Thomas 50? Agricultural Labourer Yks
TENANT Mary 55 Yks
TENANT Mary 5 Yks

Thomas was born about 1777--his age varies across the census returns. He married Mary Russell, 1 March 1825, Mary being born about 1784.

There are two possibilities for Mary, there being two Mary Russells baptized in Castle Bolton within a year. The first was born 17 November 1783, and baptized 23 November, the daughter of Matthew Russell and Elizabeth, nee Robinson. The second possibility was born 31 May 1784 and baptized 4 July, daughter of James Russell and Elizabeth, nee Horn.

Nothing is known of the younger Mary.

1851 Census

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
TENNANT Thomas Head 77 Pauper, formerly Agricultural Labourer Yks
TENNANT Mary Wife 61 Castle Bolton

The younger Mary has vanished by 1851--there is no corresponding burial, so she likely moved away.

1861 Census

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
TENNANT Mary Head, Widow 77 Castle Bolton
HARKER David Lodger, Married 56 Farm Labourer West Witton
HARKER Elizabeth Lodger's Wife 46 Castle Bolton
HARKER Robert Lodger's Son 6 Scholar Castle Bolton
HARKER David Lodger's Son 4 Scholar Castle Bolton

Mary's husband Thomas was buried in Redmire 30 April 1851 aged 74. Mary died shortly after this census, being buried 9 June 1861 aged 76.
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