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Edward Topping in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Edward Topping of Becconsall Hall, Hesketh with Becconsall, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Topping

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Farmer Of 160 Acres Employing 4 Men And 1 Boy

Birth town

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

Becconsall Hall

Town

Parish

Hesketh with Becconsall

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ormskirk

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Topping

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Topping

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Topping

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Topping

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Topping

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Topping

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Topping

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Topping

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Fowler

Relationship

Uncle

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

No Proffession

Birth place

Hutton, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Isabel

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Cousin

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

-

Birth place

Preston, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Parker

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Farm Servant

Birth place

Thistleton, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Gray

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

66

Birth year

1815

Occupation

Farm Servant

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

White

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Southport, 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 Topping family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Edward Topping and 13 other people

Topping family summary

NAME
Edward Topping
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Hesketh with Becconsall, Lancashire, England
An original census record
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