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Sarah Wolstenholme in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Sarah Wolstenholme of 20 Virginia Street, North Meols, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Wolstenholme

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Lodging House Keeper

Birth town

Heywood

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

20 Virginia 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)

Herbert

Last name

Wolstenholme

Relationship

Adopted Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Samuel

Last name

Howard

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Farm Labourer

Birth place

Heywood, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Cowley

Relationship

Lodger Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Railway Porter

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Alice

Last name

Cowley

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary Jane

Last name

Cowley

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Frederick

Last name

Bailey

Relationship

Lodger Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Theatrical Manager (Servt)

Birth place

Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Bailey

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hanley, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Lillian May

Last name

Bailey

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Sarah Ellen

Last name

Gardiner

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Warwick, Warwickshire, England

First name(s)

Kate Ellen

Last name

Gardiner

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Canada

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 Wolstenholme family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Sarah Wolstenholme and 10 other people

Wolstenholme family summary

NAME
Sarah Wolstenholme
BORN
1845
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
North Meols, Lancashire, England
An original census record
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