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William Ashton in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Ashton of 45 Promenade, North Meols, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

Paper Merchant Employ 1 Boy

Birth town

Middleton

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

45 Promenade

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)

Martha

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Lodging House Keeper

Birth place

Hope, Derbyshire, England

First name(s)

Betsy

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Asst To Lodging House Keeper

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Paper Merchant Asst

Birth place

Bury, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Gwen

Last name

Evans

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Kitchenmaid (Dom Serv)

Birth place

Merionethshire, Wales

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Roberts

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Housemaid (Dom Serv)

Birth place

Merionethshire, Wales

First name(s)

James

Last name

Buckley

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Cotton Spinner

Birth place

Oldham, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Buckley

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

-

Birth place

Oldham, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Arthur

Last name

Buckley

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Oldham, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Arlen

Last name

Elliott

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Nurse (Dom Serv)

Birth place

Ridgeway, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Alice E

Last name

Wood

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Cotton Spinners Wife

Birth place

Oldham, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Nellie

Last name

Wood

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Oldham, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Alice M

Last name

Wood

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Oldham, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Gertrude B

Last name

Wood

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Oldham, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Mead

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Nurse (Dom Serv)

Birth place

Lounsdale, Buckinghamshire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kendal, Westmorland, England

First name(s)

Charlotte M

Last name

Owen

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

-

Birth place

Sleaford, Lincolnshire, 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 Ashton family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Ashton and 16 other people

Ashton family summary

NAME
William Ashton
BORN
1809
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
North Meols, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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