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Thomas Spriggs
born April–June 1820
  in Lyddington, Rutland
died very roughly 1901

1838: aged 18, and working as a weaver, at the time of his marriage. Residence is given as Rothwell.

1841 census: living with wife and son in Rothwell. His age is 20[25], occupation is weaver, and he is said to have been born in the county (i.e Northamptonshire).

1851 census: living with wife, children, and mother on Castle Lane, Rothwell. His age is 30, occupation is hand loom weaver (silk), and place of birth is 'Liddington' in Rutland (presumably Lyddington).

1860: described as 'a Wire Weaver' on his daughter Elizabeth's marriage certificate (on which he might also be the Thomas Spriggs who bears witness).

1861 census: living with wife, children, and grandson on Moland Street, Birmingham. His age is 39, occupation is watch maker, and place of birth is Birmingham.

1871 census: living with wife, children, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren on [...] Yard, off Great Hampton Row, Birmingham. His age is 50, occupation is Wire[?] Weaver[?], and place of birth is Birmingham.

1881 census: living with wife and sons on 11 Bk 34 Hurst St (St Martin's parish), Birmingham. His age is 60, occupation is unemployed wire weaver, and place of birth is Birmingham.

1891 census: a widower, living with daughter and granddaughters at 133 Walsall Street, Birmingham. Her age is 69, occupation is wire weaver, and place of birth is 'Liddington' in Rutland (presumably Lyddington).

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