This week’s ancestor of the week is George Slawson. As mentioned last week, he was the father of Ann Slawson.
On the 1841 England Census, Ann had been in the household of George Slawson age 30, who was a publican (last week I had that his age was 50 but this appears to have been a transcription error). In his household were Elizabeth age 30, Emma age 7, Ann age 4, John age 3, and George age 1.
The 1851 England Census shows George Slawson was at West Street, Geddington, Northamptonshire. He was the head of the household, married, age 41, baker, born in Brigstock. Also in the household was his wife Elizabeth age 41, son John age 12, son George age 11, daughter Elizabeth age 9, daughter Mary A. age 6, daughter Priscilla age 4 and son Joseph age 1.
By the time of the 1861 England Census, his wife Elizabeth had died. He is listed as being at 91 Syke Row, Brigstock. He was the head of the household, widowed, age 51, occupation hurdle maker. Also in the household were Mary Ann age 16, Joseph age 12 and and Thos. B. age 9.
In 1871 he had moved to Isham, Northamptonshire. He was a lodger in the household of Nathan Palmer. He was a widower, occupation sawyer.
The 1881 Census shows that he had moved back to Brigstock, and was living at Cackle End. He was a lodger in the household of George Swan, age 73, widowed, occupation hurdle maker.
He died on the 25 September 1889 at the Union Workhouse in Thrapston, Northamptonshire.
The International Genealogical Index on microfiche at the State Library of Victoria had an entry which appears to be for his baptism. A George Slawson was baptised on 11 March 1810 at Brigstock, Northamptonshire, England. His parents were John Slawson and Ann.