Becks great-great grandfather worked as a scavenger in London in 1911

January 13th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, January 13 (ANI): Ace footballer David Beckhams great-great grandfather, John, worked as a scavenger for the local council in Walworth, south-east London, while the latters son Edward drove carts in 1911.
The information has come to the fore after the publication of that years census on the Internet.
The online database reveals that three generations of the footballer’’s paternal ancestors lived in Walworth, south-east London.
It shows that John Beckham lived with his son Edward and daughter-in-lawDavids great-grandparentsand his grandchildren in a single household.
According to reports, on the first Sunday in April 1911, the head of every household in the country sat down to fill in their census form.
The results of the survey have been made available to the public in the form of a huge online database so that people may discover about their family backgrounds, find out where their ancestors lived, and what they did for a living.
The project was carried out by the National Archives in co-operation with the ancestry website
“The 1911 census offers a crucial new entry point to family history research for people who have ”hit a wall” in their family tree research,” the Independent quoted Elaine Collins, commercial director of, as saying.
Oliver Morley, the director of business development at the National Archives, added: “The 1911 census is a poignant reflection of how different life was in early 20th-century Britain, before the Great War.” (ANI)

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