The Pink Cottage

The Three Horseshoes today
Jessica Norman

We have been examining the census records for the Three Horseshoes through the years 1841 through to 1911 using

In 1841,
1841 Census

1841 Census

  • James Markwell aged 30 (c1811-), farmer
  • Sarah Markwell aged 45 (c1796-)
  • Emma Markwell 8 (c1833-)
  • George Markwell 6 (c1835-)
  • Alfred Markwell 4 (c1837-)
  • Albert Markwell 2 (c1839-)

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If your are interested in researching your own ancestors, there are many free services to help such as freeBMD (the free births, deaths and marriages index – 1837–1983). Some census records are free too. For example the 1881 census is free from An in depth search of the UK records requires a subscription to one of the many ancestry web sites now available. I use Others use Genesreunited, Findmypast, myheritage etc. Subscription prices vary so shop carefully.

If you would like a head start, I am able to help. My charges are £25 per hour for United Kingdom research. The first 30 minute consultation is free. Additional charges apply for copies of birth, marriage and death certificates.

John McCullough
Please do not ask for living relative searches