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Thomas Rawkins C1900

Thomas Rawkins

1843 - 1909

Born 08 Oct 1843 in Porton, Wiltshire
His father James Rawkins aged 36 was a Carter his Mother was Harriet Rawkins (nee Pinnock) aged 36

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1861 Census

Idmiston, Wiltshire
Name Relationship Age Occupation Birth Place
James Rawkins Head 54 Carter Donhead St Andrew
Harriett Rawkins Wife 54   Donhead St Andrew
Jane Rawkins Daughter 26   Donhead St Andrew
George Rawkins Son 23 Agricultural Labourer Porton
Harriett Rawkins Daughter 20   Porton
Thomas Rawkins Son 17 Under Carter Porton
Charlotte Rawkins Daughter 14   Porton

1867 Marriage

Thomas Rawkins aged 24 married Ann Beavis aged 19,on 26 Oct 1867 in Laverstock parish church.
Thomas Rawkins was a labourer living in Porton, Wilts. His father was James Rawkins, a Carter.
Ann Beavis lived in Ford, Laverstock. Her father was James Beavis a Labourer.
The witnesses were George ?? and ?? Beavis. Thomas signed with a X
Description: Alderbury Vol 5a Page 389
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1881 Census

Porton, Wiltshire
Name Relationship Age Occupation Birth Place
Thomas Rawkins Head 37 Agricultural Labourer Porton
Ann Rawkins Wife 32  Ford
Harry J. RawkinsSon 12 Agricultural Labourer Porton
Tom Rawkins Son 10 Scholar Porton
Bessie Rawkins Daughter   8 Scholar Porton
Annie H.Rawkins Daughter   6   Porton
Louisa Rawkins Daughter   4   Porton
George Rawkins Son   1   Porton

1891 Census

By the next census in 1891 the family had moved to Idmiston, about 1 km NE of Porton
Harry now 22 had moved out as had Annie 16 but Bessie had sadly died 21 Nov 1885 aged 12.
Louisa at this time was a Servant to a Mr Frank E Pearce in Salisbury. Three children had been born.
Name RelationshipAge Occupation Birth Place
Thomas Rawkins Head 47 Agricultural Labourer Porton
Ann Rawkins Wife 42   Ford
Tom Rawkins Son 20 Agricultural Labourer Porton
George Rawkins Son 11   Porton
Frank Rawkins Son  9   Porton
Albert Rawkins Son  5   Porton
Maud Rawkins Daughter  2   Porton

1901 Census

Still at Idmiston in 1901 the Rawkins family was much the same. Tom now 30 had moved on
Of note is the fact that Frank has not taken up any agricultural work
Name Relationship Age Occupation Birth Place
Thomas Rawkins Head 57 Labourer Farm Porton
Ann Rawkins Wife 53   Ford
Geo Rawkins Son 21 Carer of Horse Porton
Frank Rawkins Son 19 Mechanic Labourer Porton
Albert Rawkins Son 15   Porton
Fanny M Rawkins Daughter12   Porton

Thomas died in 1909 Age: 66 in Amesbury, Wiltshire


This page was updated on 5 Jan 2018
by Terry Rawkins