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Michael Bresnahan in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Michael Bresnahan of 27 Hoghton Street, North Meols, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Bresnahan

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

First Class Gunner Naval Pensioner

Birth town

Hull

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

27 Hoghton 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)

Letitia

Last name

Bresnahan

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Bresnahan

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Greece

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Mc Mullans

Relationship

Sister In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Mc Mullan

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

United States

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Sumner

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Aughton, 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 Bresnahan family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Michael Bresnahan and 5 other people

Bresnahan family summary

NAME
Michael Bresnahan
BORN
1820
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
North Meols, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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