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Mary Rawstorne

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10156:92369276-:fc12e4c9de4598e0703b3a2e0ed86476

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Mary A Shaw
Gender: Female
Birth: Circa 1846 - Preston, Lancashire
Residence: 1901 - 4 Ceylon St, City of Manchester, Manchester, England
Age: 55
Marital status: Married
Working at home: No
Husband: John Shaw
Children: Fred Shaw, Thomas Shaw, John Shaw
Census: Parish:North ManchesterSeries:RG13 Township:City of ManchesterPiece:3757 Municipal ward:Newton HeathEnumerated by:James H Hampson Ecclesiastical district:Newton Heath of St Anne ( Part of )Enum. District:5 Parlamentary borough:Part of North ManchesterPage:133 Registration district:Prestwich, NewtonFamily:227 County:ManchesterLine:13 Country:EnglandImage:37 Date:1901-00-00 See household members
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Relation to head; Name; Age
Head; John Shaw; 57
Wife; Mary A Shaw; 55
Son; Fred Shaw; 29
Son; Thomas Shaw; 26
Son; John Shaw; 25