Partial Transcript

Borough and Township of Wigan

Name of Street, Place, or Road, and Name or No. of House Name and Surname of each Person who abode in the house, on the Night of the 30th March, 1851 Relation to Head of Family Condition Age of Rank, Profession, or Occupation Where Born
Males Females
30 Princess Street, or Occlesham Yard Henry Mawdsley Head Married 45   Cow Keeper Lancashire, Skelmersdale Aughton
Ellen Mawdsley Wife Married   37   Lancashire, Skelmersdale
Ann Mawdsley Daughter Unmarried   10 Scholar Lancashire, Skelmersdale
Evan Mawdsley Son Unmarried 5   Scholar Lancashire, Skelmersdale
Mary Mawdsley Daughter Unmarried   4 Scholar Lancashire, Wigan
Alice Mawdsley Daughter Unmarried   2   Lancashire, Wigan
Ellen Mawdsley Daughter Unmarried   6 months   Lancashire, Wigan

[Census microfilm reference HO 107/2199. The 1851 census was taken on the night of March 30]

Research Notes

It seems that Henry changed his mind about where he was from after talking to the census taker. Aughton is about 5 miles west of Skelmersdale. Son John Mawdsley does not appear in this census although he would have been 8 years old at the time. I have been unable to locate John in any 1851 census record and he remains a bit of a mystery.