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Mary Ellis in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Mary Ellis of 15 York Road, Birkdale, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Ellis

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

73

Birth year

1808

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth town

Knowsley

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

15 York Road

Town

Parish

Birkdale

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

Ellis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

West Derby, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Astley

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

83

Birth year

1798

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Herbert

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Heni

Last name

Gwidsy

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Teacher Of Languages

Birth place

Switzerland

First name(s)

Martha J

Last name

Moore

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Gen Serv Dom

Birth place

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 Ellis family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mary Ellis and 5 other people

Ellis family summary

NAME
Mary Ellis
BORN
1808
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Birkdale, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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