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Ellen Thompson in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Ellen Thompson of 29 Belgrave Street, West Derby, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth town

Birmingham

Birth county

Warwickshire

Birth place

England

Street

29 Belgrave Street

Town

Parish

West Derby

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)

James

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Office Boy (Errand)

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Coolaham

Relationship

Lodger Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Kate

Last name

Coolaham

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Herron

Relationship

Lodger Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Drapers Porter

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Emma E

Last name

Herron

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Mollison

Relationship

Lodger Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Mantle Maker

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Jannie

Last name

Mollison

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Mollison

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Liverpool, 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 Thompson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Ellen Thompson and 10 other people

Thompson family summary

NAME
Ellen Thompson
BORN
1832
BIRTH COUNTY
Warwickshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
West Derby, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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