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John Lighfoot in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Lighfoot of 76 Park Road, North Meols, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Lighfoot

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Retired Earthenware Mfr

Birth town

St Helens

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

76 Park 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)

Ellen

Last name

Lighfoot

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

-

Birth place

St Helens, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Wilcock

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

Cook Dom Serv

Birth place

Orrell, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Finch

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Pemberton, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Margarette

Last name

Forshaw

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

-

Birth place

Warrington, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Annie E

Last name

Kenyon

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

-

Birth place

Clayton Green, 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 Lighfoot family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Lighfoot and 5 other people

Lighfoot family summary

NAME
John Lighfoot
BORN
1813
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
North Meols, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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