Partial Transcript

The undermentioned Houses are situate within the Boundaries of the
Parish or Township of Wigan
City or Municipal Borough of Wigan
Municipal Ward of Queen Street
Parliamentary Borough of Wigan
Ecclesiastical District of St. Thomas’s

Road, Street, &c., and No. or Name of House Name and Surname of each Person Relation to Head of Family Condition Age of Rank, Profession or Occupation Where Born
Males Females
134 Great George St. John Harrison Head Married 47   Colliery Agent Lancashire Standish
Elizabeth Harrison Wife Married   46   Lancashire Wigan
William Harrison Son Unmarried 22   Blacksmith Lancashire Standish
Alice Harrison Daughter Unmarried   20 Dress Maker Lancashire Standish
Ellen Harrison Daughter Unmarried   18 Power Loom Weaver Lancashire Standish
Jemima Harrison Daughter Unmarried   16 Power Loom Weaver Lancashire Standish
Elizabeth Harrison Daughter Unmarried   14 Power Loom Weaver Lancashire Standish
James Harrison Son Unmarried 12   Scholar Lancashire Standish
Mescells Harrison Daughter     9 Scholar Lancashire Standish
Henry Harrison Son   7   Scholar Lancashire Standish
Jemima Harrison Mother Married   71   Lancashire Standish

[Obtained at Census Reference RG9/2775 Page 24. The 1861 census was taken on the night of 7 April.]

Research Notes

Although the entire family is shown here as being from Standish this is almost certainly incorrect. In later census years John Harrison Sr. reported that he was from Coppul and his wife Elizabeth from Upholland. Most or all of their children were born in Adlington. Mother Jemima Harrison was from Standish. The daughter listed here as Mescells was more commonly known as Mozella.