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Alexander Kirk in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Kirk of 5 Victoria Road, Litherland, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Kirk

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Colonial Broker

Birth town

Birth county

Kirkcudbrightshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

5 Victoria Road

Town

Parish

Litherland

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

West Derby

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Kirk

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

-

Birth place

Caldbeck, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

Florence

Last name

Kirk

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

-

Birth place

Waterloo, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Edith Mary

Last name

Kirk

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

-

Birth place

Waterloo, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Lucy

Last name

Kirk

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

-

Birth place

Waterloo, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Robert H

Last name

Kirk

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

-

Birth place

Waterloo, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Grace

Last name

Kirk

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Waterloo, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Arthur W

Last name

Kirk

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Waterloo, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Walter C

Last name

Kirk

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Waterloo, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Towson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Nurse Domestic

Birth place

Birkenhead, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Killey

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Cook Domestic

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Kate

Last name

Hocking

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Housemaid Domestic

Birth place

Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Johnson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Under Nurse Domestic

Birth place

Bootle, Lancashire, England

About the 1881 England Wales and Scotland Census

When the 1881 census was taken on April 3rd, the total population of England, Wales and Scotland was recorded as 29,707,207. The First Boer War ended only weeks before the 1881 census.

As with any historical research, the golden rule of family history is to check the original record, or "primary source", wherever possible. We have provided clear images of the original census enumeration books for you to view once you've found the right family in the indexes.

When using census returns, once you have located your ancestor in the census, you should then view the original images to validate your findings. The image of the original document will also help you see the household in the context of surrounding households as all the information will be provided in one clear place, as it was originally written down.

The original documents would have been given to your ancestor several days before 3 April, and the head of household would have been asked to fill in the details for anyone who would have been residing at that address on the census date. If the head of the household was unable to read or write, the enumerator - a literate person who would be collecting the census forms - would help fill in the details. Because of this, however, you may note mistakes that were made, such as name spellings. It should also be noted that many people were often economical with the truth when it came to their ages.

Note: the census includes details of people resident in docked vessels and institutions such as prisons, workhouses, hospitals, and barracks, as well as individual households.

See the whole Kirk family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Kirk and 12 other people

Kirk family summary

NAME
Alexander Kirk
BORN
1834
BIRTH COUNTY
Kirkcudbrightshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Litherland, Lancashire, England
An original census record
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