JMBarrie => Davies Family => Topic started by: ecb on September 03, 2011, 09:34:55 PM

Title: 1911 census
Post by: ecb on September 03, 2011, 09:34:55 PM (

Here is 23 Camden Hill Square in 1911.  Barrie, Michael, Nico , Mary and the servants
Title: Re: 1911 census
Post by: JAQ on October 02, 2011, 01:14:41 PM
Interesting that they categorize JMB as "married"; the instructions do not offer the option of "divorced".  However "widow" and "widower" are two distinct options, reflecting the fact that one meant a different social status than the other.
Title: Re: 1911 census
Post by: Jay on October 02, 2011, 04:06:51 PM
Back in 1911, divorce would have been rare (and shameful) so they probably still categorised divorced people as 'married'. But there is no social difference between 'widow' and 'widower' -  they had to give both options (still do),  depending on whether man or woman was entered on the list.

What I find interesting is that JMB was at the Llewelyn Davies's house in Campden Hill Square on the day of the census, and not at his flat at the Adelphi. I wonder if this was deliberate, and he made a point about wanting to be included with 'his boys' on such a day?