County Down Census Substitutes
The following claim by George Cree for a pension in 1919 is very interesting since the final entry states that "Family not found" and therefore it might be assumed that he did not receive a pension. However the marriage of George Cree and his wife Jane Cree can be found on the 2nd November 1869 when he is stated to be of "Full age" and his wife Jane a "Minor". On the marriage certificate his father is stated to be William Cree, weaver, and her father Andrew Cree, farmer.
In the 1901 census George Cree states his age as 50 yrs (1851) and his wife Jane Cree as 49 yrs (1852). In the 1911 census George Cree gives his age as 61 yrs (1850) and his wife Jane Cree as 60 yrs (1851). This may explain why George was not found in the 1851 census. Hopefully he did later receive his pension since he was clearly entitled to it.
Claim for a pension for those over 70 years
Claim No: 1873
Census Year Requested Search: 1851
Claimants First Name: George
Claimants Surname: Cree
Claimants Father: William Cree
Claimants Mother: Jane Ball
Townland: Hill Hall
Age Given: 70 years
Date of Claim: 29 December 1919
Notes and Date Returned: Family not found
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