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Marriage: Children:
  1. George Keen: Birth: 1836 in Chesham, Bucks. Death: 1866

  2. Fred Keen: Birth: 1838. Death: 1838

  3. Jane Keen: Birth: 1840 in Chesham, Bucks. Death: 1869

  4. Charles Keen: Birth: 1843. Death: 1844

  5. Edwin Keen: Birth: 1845. Death: 1849

  6. Mary Ann Keen: Birth: 1846 in Chesham, Bucks. Death: 1888

  7. Sophia Keen: Birth: 1848. Death: 1849

  8. Emily Keen: Birth: 1850 in Chesham, Bucks.

  9. Walter Keen: Birth: ABT 1852 in Chesham, Bucks.

  10. Arthur Keen: Birth: 1853. Death: 1912

  11. Alfred Henry Keen: Birth: 1854. Death: 1871

  12. Aubrey James Keen: Birth: 1855 in Chesham, Bucks. Death: 18 DEC 1927 in 1 Church Lane, Hornsey, Middsx

1. Title:   British census
2. Title:   1851 Census (taken 30 Mar 1851)
Text:   For all Census returns, a wife shown need not be the natural mother of those children listed. Relationships indicated are with respect to the head of each family.
3. Text:   IGI

a. Note:   N37874 It would seem that his parents had an earlier son called James (bapt. 1 May 1814 at Chalfont) who presumably died young.
 Straw plait dealer. Straw plaits were used for making hats.
 Is he the one who died Jan-Feb-Mar 1891 in Edmonton Registration District, (in which Hornsey is), aged 76? See death certificate.
 Both he and his wife were of Chesham at time of marriage. He signed, but she put her mark to the register.
 A Jas Keen married 25 July 1811 Chalfont St Giles to Rebecca Parrot.
 A Rebecca Keen was living in Chalfont St Giles at time of 1851 census. Head of household (so presumably widow), and a Char Woman, with her sons Jacob (b 1817 Seer Green) and Joseph (b 1821 Seer Green), both labourers, and grandson Charles (b 1832 Chalfont) a shepherd. Charles could not be our James’s son Charles, as he was born later. Given their occupations, I think it unlikely this is James’s mother and siblings.
 A James Keen married Catherine Russell 20 April 1778 Chesham, Bucks. James (b 1816)’s wife’s grandmother was a Russell.
 A Joseph Keen one year younger tham James, was a shoemaker in Chesham in 1851.
 In 1841 census James was a Chairmaker, living at Hundridge, Chesham. Is it an unusual change of occupation that he should move from chairmaking to straw plait dealing?
 A Mrs Sprigens age 35 was living, or at least staying, with him. Given the age I can only assume that she was the wife of one of Mary Ann’s brothers.
 1851 census shows a Charles Keen b abt 1817 at Chalfont, son of Joseph (who also has a much younger son and dau). Lydia is Joseph’s wife (perhaps a later wife?) Joseph is an agricultural labourer as are his sons.
 In 1861 was living in Luton as a Clerk at Straw Factory
 In 1871 was living at 17 Hornsey Park Road, London, and was a Coal Agent’s Clerk.
 1881 census: Clerk
 1889, at time of son’s marriage, was described as a Gentleman.[S:810 Of Aubrey.]
 A Thomas Keen senior, weaver, of Hundridge (where James was living in 1841) was buried 23 Feb 1705.
 A Susannah Keen widow of Hundridge was buried 17 Sep 1706.
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