Cawson Family

The household of young Daniel was the only one in Aldershot with the name Cawson; many others came from Tongham and Seale.

Daniel Cawson had married Mary Ann Prince at St Michael’s Church in September 1849. She was then had been in domestic service, Daniel listed as a labourer, as was Mary Ann’s father.

By the time of the 1851 Census, Daniel, Mary and their newborn son James were living next door to Miss Pusey, the elderly ‘daily teacher’, not far from the Collins’ pottery. Mary’s older sister Lucy Prince was in domestic service for Mrs Elizabeth Tice at Cross House in Aldershot. Daniel’s younger sister Emily was a domestic servant at Elm Place for Richard Allden’s household.

Daniel’s parents were Richard and Sarah Cawson. His mother had died in 1834, his father marrying again to the widow Ann Gadd. Baptised as Ann Pharo, she died in 1843. By 1851, Daniel’s father Richard was in the Farnham Workhouse, aged 62 and listed as a labourer.

Daniel’s mother Sarah was a daughter of Ann Smith, sister of John Newland [Nulan] (of Tongham, Seale, late cordwainer now yeoman) who included Daniel in his will in 1841. He was one of 15 grandchildren of my late sister Ann Smith receiving a share of the (unstated) residual of his estate.