Partial Transcript

Civil Parish [or Township] of Wigan
Municipal Borough of WSigan
Municipal Ward of St. George’s
Parliamentary Borough of Wigan
Town of Wigan
Ecclesiastical District of Wigan

ROAD, STREET, &c., and No. or NAME of HOUSE HOUSES NAME and Surname of each Person RELATION to Head of Family CONDITION AGE of Rank, Profession, or OCCUPATION WHERE BORN
Inhabited Uninhabited (U.) or Building (B.) Males Females
25 Douglas St 1   Edward Barton Head Married 31   Iron Moulder Lancashire Broughton
Ann Barton Wife Married   30   Lancashire Skelmersdale
Alice Barton Daughter   7   Scholar Lancashire Wigan
Ellen Barton Daughter     5 Scholar Lancashire Wigan
Henry Barton Son   3     Lancashire Wigan
John Barton Son   1     Lancashire Wigan
Jane Banks Servant Unmarried   18 General Servant Lancashire Upholland

[Census Reference: RG10 3886 folio 100/101 (pages 9, 10) – hard copy only. The 1871 census was taken on the night of 2 April.]


Research Notes

This is the earliest census record of the Edward and Ann Barton family. They are a conventional Wigan family of the day. Edward was working as an iron moulder, presumably at a foundry. Ann was a stay-at-home Mom with a bunch of kids. It was not common at the time for a working class family to have a servant, so Jane Banks may have been a boarder.