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John Clay in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Clay of Bridge Rd Shop, Litherland, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Clay

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Plumber Master Employing 30 Men & 6 Boys

Birth town

West Derby

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

Bridge Rd Shop

Town

Parish

Litherland

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)

Ellen

Last name

Clay

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

-

Birth place

Denbighshire, Wales

First name(s)

William R

Last name

Clay

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Seaforth, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Edith M

Last name

Clay

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

-

Birth place

Seaforth, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Eleanor

Last name

Francis

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Milliner

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Lloyd

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Domestic Serv

Birth place

Flintshire, Wales

First name(s)

Emily E M

Last name

Clay

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

-

Birth place

Seaforth, 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 Clay family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Clay and 6 other people

Clay family summary

NAME
John Clay
BORN
1839
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Litherland, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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