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Jane Leigh in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Jane Leigh of 73 Upper Portland Street, North Meols, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Leigh

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Lodging House Keeper

Birth town

Southport

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

73 Upper Portland Street

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)

Mary

Last name

Wilkinson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Cook (Dom)

Birth place

Southport, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Peter

Last name

Leigh

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Errand Boy

Birth place

Southport, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Fray

Relationship

Son In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Carter

Birth place

Southport, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Lidia

Last name

Fray

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

-

Birth place

Southport, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Lily

Last name

Fray

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Southport, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Wilkinson

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Southport, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Davidson

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Painter

Birth place

Bradford, 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 Leigh family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Jane Leigh and 7 other people

Leigh family summary

NAME
Jane Leigh
BORN
1834
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
North Meols, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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