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WHY IS HE NOT ON THE CENSUS?I am hoping you will be able to help me regarding my great-great-great-grandfather, Joseph ORME(S). I cannot find him in the 1851 census. I have him in the 1841 census and all the other subsequent ones. I, and my cousin, have both searched Runcorn and the surrounding areas without success. As he married in Widnes in 1842, I have searched there too, but no joy. I have also looked on the Ancestry.co.uk website, and again I have drawn a complete blank. I did wonder if he might have been in Liverpool as his job took him there – but without a starting point it is just not possible to trawl a large city. Joseph was baptised on 11th July 1832 in Runcorn, the son of Robert ORMS and Hannah DODD. On his 1852 marriage certificate, and in later records, he is occupation is given as waterman. If you have any suggestions as to where to go next, I would be very grateful.
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