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James Brierley in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Brierley of 28 Leyland Road, North Meols, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Brierley

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

66

Birth year

1815

Occupation

?Land Agent

Birth town

Rochdale

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

28 Leyland Road

Town

Parish

North Meols

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)

Eliza

Last name

Brierley

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

-

Birth place

Middleton, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Mellalieu

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Cotton Yarn Agent

Birth place

Middleton, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Dane

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Cook Dom Serv

Birth place

Castleton, Derbyshire, England

First name(s)

Ann Ellen

Last name

Parry

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Housemaid Dom Serv

Birth place

Llanberis, Caernarvonshire, Wales

First name(s)

Edgar

Last name

Dawson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Southport, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Harold

Last name

Dawson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Southport, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Hubert

Last name

Dawson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Southport, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Bradley

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Bolton, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Davis

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Cook Dom Serv

Birth place

Chester, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Davis

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Housemaid Dom Serv

Birth place

Newquay, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Sanderson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Housekeeper Dom Serv

Birth place

Barnsley, Yorkshire, 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 Brierley family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Brierley and 11 other people

Brierley family summary

NAME
James Brierley
BORN
1815
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
North Meols, Lancashire, England
An original census record
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