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Charles and Mary Ann Basham Family


 Today has been a day of questions.  We have been discussing the Basham side of my tree a lot in our family this week, so I thought I would post what I know from their census records.

Before we start with those, I’m going to share at little background information on Charles and Mary Ann Brewer Basham. Charles was born 11 Mar 1844 in Haverhill, Essex, England to John and Susan Evans Basham. Mary Ann Brewer was born on 4 July 1852 in Chigwell, Essex, England to James and Rebecca King Brewer. They were married on 10 Oct 1869. The children, at least the ones I’ve found through census records, are as follows:

Eliza Emily born 1870
Henry Charles born 1872
Mary Elizabeth born 1874
Sarah Ellen born 1876
Florence born 1880
Ethel Daisy 1887
Edith Margaret born 1889 died 1987

Sometime after 1901 and before 1911 Mary Ann passed away. By 1911 Charles was living with Sarah Ellen, her husband Joseph Court and their two children. But for this we’ll start with the last record I have of the family being together.

1901

In 1901 they lived at 10 Hainault Road Chigwell and Charles occupation was a Pig Horse keeper on Farm

Name Relationship Age Where Born
Charles Basham Head 61 Suffolk
Mary Ann Wife 50 Chigwell, Essex
Ethel Daughter 13 Chigwell, Essex
Edith Daughter 11 Chigwell, Essex
Catherine Grand Daughter 11 Chigwell, Essex

1891

In 1891, the family was living at 15 Hainault Road Chigwell and Charles and son Henry were working as Agricultural Labourers.

Name Relationship Age Where Born
Charles Basham Head 49 Haverhill, Suffolk
Mary Ann Wife 39 Chigwell, Essex
Henry C Son 19 Chigwell, Essex
Mary E Daughter 15 Chigwell, Essex
Florence Daughter 11 Chigwell, Essex
Ethel Daughter 3 Chigwell, Essex
Edith Daughter 1 Chigwell, Essex
Catherine Grand Daughter 12 mo Epping, Essex

1881

 In this census they were living at 14 Hainualt Road Chigwell.

Name Relationship Age Where Born
Charles Basham Head 40 Haverhill, Suffolk
Mary Ann Wife 29 Chigwell, Essex
Eliza E Daughter 12 Chigwell, Essex
Henry C Son 10 Chigwell, Essex
Mary E Daughter 8 Chigwell, Essex
Sarah E Daughter 3 Chigwell, Essex
Mary E Daughter 5 Chigwell, Essex


 1871

In 1871, they living at 14 Hainualt Road Chigwell

Name Relationship Age Where Born
Charles Basham Head 26 Haverhill, Suffolk
Mary Ann Wife 19 Chigwell, Essex
Eliza E Daughter 1 Chigwell, Essex

Maybe this will answer some of the questions about the Basham side of the tree!

I have been in contact with a cousin who is a great-granddaughter of Henry Charles Basham and she has a lot more information, so I’ll be adding to this as that information becomes available.

Happy Searching!