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William Messenger in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Messenger of 14 Dalton Street, West Derby, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Messenger

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth town

Norwood

Birth county

Surrey

Birth place

England

Street

14 Dalton Street

Town

Parish

West Derby

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

West Derby

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Beatty

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Cake Shop (Confec)

Birth place

City of London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Jeremiah

Last name

Beatty

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

David

Last name

Beatty

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Beatty

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Ellena

Last name

Beatty

Relationship

Moth In Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Retired

Birth place

Cork, Cork, Ireland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Kenny

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Coach Labourer

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Palmer

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Coach Painter

Birth place

Scotland

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 Messenger family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Messenger and 7 other people

Messenger family summary

NAME
William Messenger
BORN
1817
BIRTH COUNTY
Surrey
ADDRESS IN 1881
West Derby, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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