Thirteen years after the death of their baby girl Jane, we find Alfred and Ann still living in Coventry. Their address within the town had changed, as well as their family.
On the census, Alfred was 48 and Ann was 40. Living with them was John who was 15 and a ribbon weaver. The newest members of the family were
Thomas 10 years old, not born in Warwickshire
Martha 6 years old, born in Warwickshire
Ann 3 years old, born in Warwickshire
Rosetta 6 months, born in Warwickshire
Additional exciting details in the census about Alfred and Ann and their family:
John had survived childhood.
Alfred supported his family by working as a ribbon weaver.
The family was living on Brick Kiln Lane in St Michael’s Parish in Coventry.
The oldest son Alfred was absent on the day of the census.
There is a four year gap between Thomas and Martha.
Unlike his other siblings, Thomas was not born in the county of Warwick.
Imbedded in this census was negative evidence about James (who died at age 2) and baby Jane. The negative evidence was their absence from the census, insinuating that those two burial records could indeed have been about Alfred and Ann’s children. If James and Jane had lived, they may have been on the census. It’s a stretch, I know. More evidence is needed.