Sunday, 24 March 2013

Lost Tillin family in 1881

I'm trying to track down a Tillin family in the 1881 census - I have them in 1871 and in 1891 but they seem to have disappeared in 1881!

The head is Edward Tillin b1829 and his wife Mary b1832. In 1881 they could have had the following children with them Frederick b1862, John b1864, Alfred b1867, Arthur b1869, Elizabeth b1871, Rosa b1874 and Florence b1877 but some of them could have been away doing other things.

I'm sort of convinced that they should be somewhere near St John the Evangelist church in East Dulwich but I can't work out which district this is on the Census! I've started to browse through the census by page but this is a slow process and gets interrupted a lot by the 21st century Tillins so I forget where I'm up to. The last address I have is the one when Florence was baptised in 1878 but I can't quite make it out - any ideas?

This is taken from the London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 collection of  records on Ancestry. I've tried looking at Google maps but I can't come up with a road. Is there a website that shows London as it would look in 1881? And how do you translate a place/street to a particular district in the census?

Off to continue the detective work.....


  1. I think the address might be 3 Ulverscroft Road - now in SE22. Good luck with your search!

    1. Thanks Kirsty - that definitely looks like a possibility. I'll let you know if I get any further