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Dwelling:127 Gt George St
 Census Place:Wigan, Lancashire, England
 Source:FHL Film 1341901 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3768 Folio 107Page 13
 MarrAgeSexBirthplace
 James DAWBERM29 MWigan, Lancashire, England
 Rel:Head
 Occ:Clogger
 Ellen DAWBERM32 FInce, Lancashire, England
 Rel:Wife
 John T. LONGWORTH (DAWBER) 10 MWigan, Lancashire, England
 Rel:Step Son
 Occ:Scholar
 William DAWBER 6 MWigan, Lancashire, England
 Rel:Son
 Occ:Scholar
 Elizabeth E. DAWBER 3 FWigan, Lancashire, England
 Rel:Daug
 Samuel DAWBER 5 mMWigan, Lancashire, England
 Rel:Son
 Samuel GREENALLU24 MInce, Lancashire, England
 Rel:Brother
 Occ:Railway Labourer
 Ralph MOSSU26 MPemberton, Lancashire, England
1 CONT 10 in 1881 living with step-father
 20 in 1891 living with step-father
 30 in 1901
1 CONT Traditionally, boys were recruited onto the steam railway at the age of fourteen as engine cleaners with only a basic education. After a year or so of laborious engine cleaning combined with general shed duties, such as assisting the boiler-smiths and fitters, they would be examined and 'passed out' by a locomotive inspector as being fit for firing duties. Now re-classified as 'passed cleaners', from this point on they could be used by the shed foremen as firemen on such workings as local goods trips or yard shunting. Incredible as it now seems, there was no paid, formal training at all. Cleaners taught themselves and attended unpaid Mutual Improvement Classes (MICs) run by experienced drivers and firemen in their own time, often between church and brass band practice on a Sunday morning in a driver's front parlour Eventually a cleaner would obtain a full time fireman's appointment, often at a depot far from home, beginning the slow progression through the rosters, called 'links'. This would see them starting on shed, local and shunting work, gradually venturing further afield, on to semi-fast passenger work and long-haul freights, finally express passenger trains. Promotion through the links and grades was on a rigid system based on length of service or 'seniority', what is commonly known as 'Buggins' Turn' After ten years or so, and still studying in his own time, a fireman would be examined and passed for driving, becoming a 'passed fireman', thereafter being available for the most lowly driving duties, usually shunting or preparation & disposal of locomotives. Finally, perhaps in his late thirties or early forties he would obtain promotion to driver and begin the long haul through the links all over again, perhaps not becoming a 'top link' express driver until just a few years before retirement.
 Wigan had 3 stations: Wigan Branch Railway-NW Station (1832), L&YR Wallgate (1848), GCR Central station, 1892

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33 in 1901

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Father in law lived next door in 1891.
 cousin lived next door in 1881 ?
1 CONT 1881 - 20
 1891 - 29
 1901 - 39
 1911 - 49
 based on marriage to Edith
1 CONT (based on age of cecilia)

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Father lived with sister next door in 1891
 (16 1881)
 19 in 1882 - hmmmm..
 26 in 1891
 36 in 1901
1 CONT possible maried when 14/15 ????
 Dwelling:10 Byrom St
 Census Place:Chorley, Lancashire, England
 Source:FHL Film 1342010 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4218 Folio 22Page 38
 MarrAgeSexBirthplace
 Joseph BAILEYM40 MCheetham Hill, Lancashire, England
 Rel:Head
 Occ:Plumber & Glazier
 Elizabeth BAILEYM34 FStretton, Cheshire, England
 Rel:Wife
 Edith BAILEY 13 FCheadle, Cheshire, England
 Rel:Daur
 Occ:Scholar
 Emma BAILEY 12 FCheadle, Cheshire, England
 Rel:Daur
 Occ:Scholar
 Lucy BAILEY 10 FCheadle, Cheshire, England
 Rel:Daur
 Occ:Scholar
 Walter BAILEY 7 MCheadle, Cheshire, England
 Rel:Son
 Occ:Scholar
 Frank BAILEY 6 MChorley, Lancashire, England
 Rel:Son
 Occ:Scholar
 Charles BAILEY 7 mMChorley, Lancashire, England
 Rel:Son
 John YATESW67 MLeigh, Lancashire, England
 Rel:Father In Law
 Occ:Saddler
1 CONT based on marriage to John
 lived at Whelley until JBA was 4

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Pattern fixer Mather & Platts
 Married St. Clements, broughton
 Buried St. Mary's Prestwich
 Outlived wife
 2 Clement Street 1935
 34 Sandy Lane

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