Details of the ferry in the 19th Century UK census collection are as follows:
1841: Ferryman was James Marshall, born Christchurch about 1804. Lived in Wick.
1851: James Miller, born 1802 in Wimborne, Dorset, married to Hannah Marshall, sister of
James Marshall. Lived in Wick.
1861: Ferryman was James Miller assisted by his son, Eli. Both lived in Wick, next door to
each other in Wick Lane.
1871: No change to 1861.
1881: James Miller still listed as ferryman at age 79 together with his son Eli.
1891: By 1891 both James and Eli Miller were dead and the ferry had been inherited by
Eli's wife, Jane who employed a ferryman to operate the service.
Does anybody know any more about the ferry?
Roger Brookes 2010
PS. James Miller is my great X 3 grandfather.
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