Collection date: Sept 1911
Charles Warner at Ely workhouse: age 74, 1 song ‘’Tis I myself have done’ FT2652 on 11 Sept 1911: Sharp noted that Charles was a native of Littleport. The 1911 census for Ely workhouse has an ambiguous entry for a ‘Charles Warren’ widower age 74, former agricultural labourer b Littleport. The 1901 census has a more definite ‘Charles Warner’, pauper age 68, agricultural labourer b Littleport. There’s an age discrepancy but it’s likely that this is the same person and that Sharp was right to put ‘Warner’.
Unfortunately no clear trace of Charles is yet found and more research is required.