1881 UK Census

Addition 11 April 2005

Wives who were not born locally

Very few marriages combined families from any distance. 
Joseph living in Staffordshire married the only Southerner, Mercy born in Chatham, Kent
Hugh in Liverpool found Elizabeth BROCKWELL from Nottingham; his second wife and my great grandparents.
John from Cheshire chose Mary from Conway, North Wales.
Edward and Thomas, born in Liverpool, married Irish born girls but of course a significant number of Irish settled in Liverpool. 
Widow Elizabeth came from Stockton-on-Tees, Durham.


Aged 14 and over, there were seventy males and all except four gave an employment.  Out of sixty-nine females there were twenty-nine in paid employment.

Two girls aged 11 and 12 were “silk waste pickers” and one of 13 was a servant.

The list of jobs cannot easily be summarised because of the variety of work.  It does breakdown into the traditional pattern for Male and Female with one exception – the wife of Joseph in Everton is a Watchmaker like her husband.  In three counties there are watchmakers.

There were miners and men were employed in the Iron industry of north Staffordshire close to the border with Cheshire.  Tailors, clothing industry workers and servants feature.  “Hawler” is given as an occupation; this is a spelling found a number of times in the census and could be connected with mining – perhaps a variation of “hauler”? 

My own great grandfather was a “Chandler – Gen dealer” living in Toxteth Park, Liverpool.

The oldest man, John 78, was a “Free Gospel Minister”.  In 1871 his occupation was “cordwainer (local methodist preacher)”; his wife Maria had died in 1876.

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