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David GUDGIN

The following appears in the Ampthill Union Workhouse records for 14th September 1871:-

"David GUDGIN lately an inmate of the Workhouse of the Ampthill Union, a poor child of the parish of Clophill, aged 13 years, apprenticed to George TUCKLEY of Lane Head near Wolverhampton, co. Stafford, lock manufacturer, for the term of 8 years. Premium - the said child being provided with an outfit. The father of the above named apprentice has deserted him and his mother is dead."

1861 census

David is aged 3 and living with his family in Clophill.

Name Relation to Head of Family Condition as to Marriage Age of Males Age of Females Occupation Where born
James Gudgin Head Mar 39 Ag Lab Beds - Clophill
Mary Gudgin Wife Mar 44 Straw Plaiter Beds - Clophill
George Gudgin Son 14 Wood Lab Beds - Clophill
William Gudgin Son 10 Scholar Beds - Clophill
Joseph Gudgin Son 7 Scholar Beds - Clophill
David Gudgin Son 3 Beds - Clophill

1871 census

David is 13 and in the Ampthill Union Workhouse. No sign of the rest of his family except for his brother George who is married and lives in Flitton.

An apprenticeship is arranged for him in Wolverhampton.

Address Name Relation to Head of Family Condition as to Marriage Age of Males Age of Females Occupation Where born
Dunstable Street, Ampthill Union Workhouse David Gudgin Pauper inmate 13 Beds, Clophill
Flitton village George Gudgin Head Mar 23 Ag Lab Clophill
Flitton village Ellen Gudgin Wife 23 Bonnet Sewer
Flitton village Alfred Gudgin Son 2
Flitton village Charles Gudgin Son 1

1881 census

David is a boarder in Wolverhampton and working as a Locksmith.

Address Name Relation to Head of Family Condition as to Marriage Age of Males Age of Females Occupation Where born
83 Lane Head, Short Heath, Wolverhampton Mary Wood Head W 60 Weston, Staffs
Hannah Wood Daur 16 Lane Head, Staffs
George Bull Boarder Wid 65 Iron Works Lab Unknown
David Gudgeon Boarder Unm 22 Locksmith Clophill, beds

1891 census

David is married with three children and still working as a locksmith.

Address Name Relation to Head of Family Condition as to Marriage Age of Males Age of Females Occupation Where born
Lane Head David Gudgin Head M 33 Lock Smith
Mary Jane Gudgin Wife M 31
Edith Ann Gudgin Dau S 8 Scholar
William Gudgin Son S 2 months
Albert Gudgin Son S 5

1901 census

David has four more children. Son Albert is working as a lock maker.

Address Name Relation to Head of Family Condition as to Marriage Age of Males Age of Females Occupation Where born
Hayley Street, Lane Head, Wolverhampton David Gudgeon Head M 43 Lock Maker Bedfordshire, Clophill
Mary J Gudgeon Wife M 41 Staffs, Fallings Heath
Albert Gudgeon Son S 15 Lock Maker Staffs, Lane Head
William Gudgeon Son S 10 Staffs, Lane Head
Joseph Gudgeon Son S 8 Staffs, Lane Head
Mary gudgeon Dau S 6 Staffs, Lane Head
Arthur Gudgeon Son S 4 Staffs, Lane Head
David Gudgeon Son S 2 Staffs, Lane Head

1911 census

More of David's children are working as lock smiths.

Address Name Relation to Head of Family Condition as to Marriage Age of Males Age of Females Occupation Industry Where born
Haley Street, Short Heath David Gudgeon Head Married 54 Locksmith Chest and Cabinet Clophill Bedford
Mary Jane Gudgeon Wife Married 51 Darlaston, Staffs
William Gudgeon Son Single 20 Locksmith Chest and Cabinet Darlaston, Staffs
Mary Gudgeon Daughter Single 16 Presser Lockmaking Darlaston, Staffs
Arthur Gudgeon Son 14 Locksmith Door Darlaston, Staffs
David Gudgeon Son 12 School Darlaston, Staffs
John Murphy Boarder 27 Locksmith Chest and Cabinet Darlaston, Staffs