Elks Families in the 1881 Census


Maintained by Ken Elks

Copyright © 1998
Page introduced 29 May 1998

(Minor amendments made 16 January 1999 and 27 October 1999)

The following derived from the 1881 Census of England and Wales. It shows the names, age and place of birth for each person as shown in the census and any occupation listed. I give no guarantee as to the completeness or accuracy of the information below and anyone researching their own family tree is advised to use it only as a guide and to check the actual census. Apart from any transcription errors that may have occurred a further warning is necessary concerning the stated ages in the census. Experience has shown me that for the most part they are reasonably accurate within a year or so, but sometimes there are discrepancies.

In the lists anything enclosed in brackets is my own interpolation and is not necessarily correct.

Ken Elks


Registration district: Barrow In Furness

Householder: Samuel Elkes, aged 31, blacksmith, born: Snail Beech, Shropshire
Wife: Catherine Elkes, aged 26, born: Wigan, Lancs
Son: Edward W Elkes, aged 5 months, born: Asterly, Shropshire (but registered in Barrow)

Householder: Thomas Helks, aged: 40, foreman, born: Wellington, Shropshire
Wife: Elizabeth Helks, aged: 38, born: Bilston, Staffordshire
Daughter: Florence A Helks, aged: 7, born: Barrow, Lancs
Son: Frank E Helks, aged: 2, born: Barrow, Lancs

Registration district: Barton upon Irwell

Householder: Edw(ar)d Elkes, aged 75, house painter, born: Shewsbury, Shropshire
Daughter: Florence Elkes, aged 12, scholar, born: Manchester, Lancs
Son: Fred(eric)k Elkes, aged 8, scholar, born: Manchester, Lancs

Registration district: Bradford

Householder: Charles Elkes, aged 45, coachmaker, born: Shewsbury, Shropshire
Wife: Catherine Elkes, aged 36, born: Ireland
Son: Charles J Elkes, aged 12, scholar, born: Birmingham, Warwickshire
Son: William Elkes, aged 10, scholar, born: Birmingham, Warwickshire
Son: Edwin Elkes, aged 1, born: Bradford, Lancs

Registration district: Chorlton on M(ersey)

Householder: Walter A Copinger
Annie Elkes, aged 22, housemaid, born: Oakengate, Shropshire


Registration district: Hulme

Householder: Joseph Carline
Comfort Elks, aged 17 (19?), domestic servant, born: Dunnington Wood, Shropshire


Registration district: Moston

Householder: Edward Elks, aged 38, coal miner, born: Wellington, Shropshire
Wife: Emma Elks, aged 35, born: Barnford, Shropshire
Daughter: Eliza(abe)th Elks, aged 14, Domestic servant, born: Portabello, Staffordshire
Daughter: Annie Elks, aged 13, scholar, born: Windhill, Yorkshire
Daughter: Caroline Elks, aged 12, scholar, born: Berllmin?, Staffordshire
Daughter: Emma Elks, aged 8, scholar, born: Nastag?, Wales
Daughter: Mary Elks, aged 7, scholar, born: Portabella, Staffordshire
Daughter: Maria Elks, aged 2, born: Pendlebury, Lancs


Registration district: Liverpool

Householder: Louisa Elkes, aged 43, provision dealer, born: Liverpool, Lancs
Son: Henry (Hershlicovitz) Elkes, aged 11, scholar, born: Bolton, Lancs


Registration district: Oldham

Householder: John Felton
Sarah Elkes, aged 16, domestic servant, born: Newport, Shropshire
Arnold Elkes, aged 14, rest room servant, born: Newport, Shropshire


Registration district: Pendlebury

Householder: Samuel Elks, aged 34, collier, born: Shropshire
Wife: Elizabeth Elks aged 34, born: Yorkshire
Son: Jonathan Elks, aged 11, half time cot(...), born: Pendlebury, Lancs
Son: Samuel Elks, aged 10, scholar, born: Pendlebury, Lancs
Son: George Elks, aged 8, scholar born: Pendlebury, Lancs
Daughter: Mary A Elks, aged 6, scholar, born: Pendlebury, Lancs
Daughter: Lizzie Elks, aged 2, scholar, born: Pendlebury, Lancs
Son: Henry Elks, aged 6 weeks, born: Pendlebury, Lancs


Registration district: Royton

Householder: John Jackson
Alice Elkes, aged 14, general servant, born: St. Georges, Shropshire


Registration district: Toxteth Park

Householder: Robert Rankin
Martha Elkes, aged 36, domestic servant and cook, born: Shropshire

Boarder with householder: Lawrence Damen
Richard Elks, aged 39, blacksmith, born: Pontesbury, Shropshire
Boarder's wife: Ann Elks, aged 31, blacksmith's wife, born: Frodsby, Shropshire
Boarder's son: William Elks, aged 1, born: Liverpool, Lancs



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