Partial Transcript

The undermentioned Houses are situate within the Boundaries of the
Parish of Wigan
Municipal Borough of Wigan
Municipal Ward of All Saints
Parliamentary Borough of Wigan
Ecclesiastical District of All Saints

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
3 Marsden’s Yard John Mason Head Married 30   Shoemaker Lancashire Pincock
Betsy Mason Wife Married   32   Ireland
Thomas Mason Son   9     Lancashire Bolton
Martha Mason Daughter     6   Lancashire Bolton
William Mason Son   2     Lancashire Wigan
Ellen Mason Daughter     3   Lancashire Wigan
Richard Mason Son   5 months     Lancashire Wigan

[Microfilm reference RG9/2777 (folio 91, p 21). The 1861 census was taken on the night of 7 April.]

Research Notes

This census record registered the family of Martha Mason, future wife of Edward Harrison (b. 1855), also known as Edward Ball. Martha identified her father as John Mason, a shoemaker, on her marriage certificate. According to Edward Harrison’s census records his wife Martha was born in 1855 in Bolton; this Martha is of the right age and birthplace. In the 1881 census John and William Mason, ages 52 and 22, lived with Edward and Martha.