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George Ashton in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of George Ashton of 6 Erskine Street, West Derby, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Tailor

Birth town

Birth county

Cheshire

Birth place

England

Street

6 Erskine 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)

Elizabeth

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

-

Birth place

Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Stone Mason

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Ernest

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Coffin Maker

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Lucy

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

-

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Louise

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

-

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Butler

Relationship

Step Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Milliner

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Hardwick

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Servant

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

James Smith

Last name

Bissett

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Ironmongers Clerk

Birth place

Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Benthen

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

(Lady)

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 Ashton family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Ashton and 9 other people

Ashton family summary

NAME
George Ashton
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Cheshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
West Derby, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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