Elks Families in the 1881 Census

Staffordshire

Maintained by Ken Elks

Copyright © 1998
Page introduced 24 May 1998

Minor corrections made 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 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.

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Registration district: Alton

Householder: James Elks, aged 53, stone quarryman, born: Alton, Staffs
Wife:
Elizabeth Elks, aged 53, born: Checkley, Staffs
Daughter:
Elizabeth Elks, aged 12, scholar, born: Checkley, Staffs
Daughter:
Fanny Elks, aged 8, scholar, born: Alton, Staffs

Householder: Thomas Abberley
Mary Elks, aged 21, general servant, born: Alton, Staffs

Householder: James Hammersley
William Elks, aged 74, farm servant, born: Alton, Staffs

 

Registration district: Bilston

Householder: Ed(war)d Elks, aged 38, coal miner & labourer, born: Bilston, Staffs
Wife:
Agnes Elks, aged 31, born: Bilston, Staffs
Son:
W(illia)m Elks, aged 8, scholar, born: Bilston, Staffs
Son:
Ed(war)d Elks, aged 7, scholar, born: Bilston, Staffs
Daughter:
Agnes Elks, aged 4, born: Bilston, Staffs
Son:
George Elks, aged 2, born: Bilston, Staffs

Householder: George Helks, aged 66, road labourer, born: Wellington, Shropshire
Wife:
Jane Helks, aged 63, road labourer, born: Wellington, Shropshire
Son:
George Helks, aged 23, blank tray maker, born: Bilston, Staffs

Mother-in-law to householder: Thomas Seabury
Sarah Elks, aged 87, Born: Little Wenlock, Shropshire

 

Registration district: Burslem

Householder: John Elks, aged 40, stone miner, born: Shropshire
Wife:
Jane Elks, aged 40, born: Burslem, Staffs
Son:
John Elks, aged 17, potter, born: Willenhall, Staffs
Son:
Edward Elks, aged 14, potter, born: Willenhall, Staffs
Daughter:
Jane Elks, aged 4, born: Hanley, Staffs

 

Registration district: Burton on Trent

Householder: John Goodhead
Anna(Amy?) E Elks, aged 15, general servant, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs

Householder: Edwin Elks, aged 36, bricklayer, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Wife:
Fanny Elks, aged 31, born: Hartshorne, Derbyshire
Daughter:
Kate Elks, aged 10, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Daughter:
Elizabeth Elks, aged 7, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Son:
Edwin J Elks, aged 5, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Son:
Harry (Henry) Elks, aged 3, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Son:
Frank Elks, aged 1, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs

Householder: Henry Elks, aged 32, cooper, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Wife:
Ann Elks, aged 30, born: Overseal, Leicestershire
Son:
Thomas H Elks, aged 8, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Daughter:
Louisa Elks, aged 6, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Daughter:
Clara Elks, aged 3, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Son:
Frederick J Elks, aged 1, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs

Visitor to householder: Herbert Rice
Sarah Elks, aged 10, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs

Householder: William Elks, aged 39, brewers labourer, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Wife:
Jane D Elks, aged 35, born: Plymouth, Devon
Son:
James A Elks, aged 16, brewers labourer, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Son:
Harold Elks, aged 15, baker, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Daughter:
Mary J Elks, aged 12, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Daughter:
Alice E(thel) Elks, aged 10, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Son:
Walter W(illiam) Elks, aged 8, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Son:
Frank Elks, aged 5, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Daughter:
Ethel Elks, aged 3, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Daughter:
Gertrude Elks, aged 1, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs

Householder: William Elks, aged 42, railway clerk, born: Darley Abbey, Derbyshire
Wife:
Sarah A Elks, aged 42, born: Nottingham
(Daughter): Mary A Elks, aged 13, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
(Son): James Elks, aged 16, born: Little Chester, Derbyshire
(Daughter): Louisa Elks, aged 9, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
(Daughter): Ruth S A Elks, aged 3 (6), scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs (in 1874)
(Son): Paul T(homas) Elks, aged 3, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs

 

Registration district: Burton Extra

Householder: James Elks, aged 28, brewery labourer, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Wife:
Agnes Elks, aged 25, born: Haunton, Staffs
Son:
William Elks, aged 4, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Daughter:
Eliza Elks, aged 1, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs

Householder: John Elks, aged 37, cooper, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Wife:
Annie Elks, aged 34, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Son:
John M(ewis) Elks, aged 10, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Daughter:
Amelia Elks, aged 5, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Daughter:
Annie Elks, aged 3, scholar, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Daughter:
Agnes L(ucy) Elks, aged 1, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs

 

Registration district: Cauldon

Householder: Hannah Critchlow
Son-in-law:
John Elks, aged 27, general labourer, born: Alton, Staffs
Daughter:
Olive Elks, aged 27, inn servant, born: Alton, Staffs
Grandson:
Francis Elks, aged 5 months, born: Cauldon, Staffs

 

Registration district: Cannock

Householder: Charles Elks, aged 27, baker & confectioner, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Wife:
Mary A Elks, aged 35, born: Willenhall, Staffs
Daughter:
Elizabeth Elks, aged 11 months, born: Hednesford,Staffs

 

Registration district: Cheadle

Householder: Eli Bowers
Ann Elks, aged 62, servant, born: Alton, Staffs

Householder: Charles Elks, aged 29, stone mason, born: Cheadle, Staffs
Wife:
Hannah Elks, aged 29, born: Cheadle, Staffs
Daughter:
Minnie Elks, aged 7, scholar, born: Cheadle, Staffs
Daughter:
Sarah Elks, aged 5, scholar, born: Cheadle, Staffs
Son:
Fred Elks, aged 2, born: Cheadle, Staffs

Union Workhouse
Lucy Elks, pauper, aged 29, domestic servant, born: Alton, Staffs

Householder: Simcon Robinson
Sarah Elks, aged 22, servant, born: Farley, Staffs

 

Registration district: Checkley

Householder: John Elks, aged 28, farmer of 3 acres, born: Alton, Staffs
Wife:
Elizabeth Elks, aged 27, farmerís wife, born: Checkley, Staffs
Son:
George Elks, aged 5, scholar, born: Checkley, Staffs
Son:
James Elks, aged 3, born: Checkley, Staffs
Son:
John W Elks, aged 1, born: Checkley, Staffs

 

Registration district: Cotton

Householder: Michael Elks, aged 57, farmer of 65 acres, born: Alton, Staffs
Wife:
Mary A Elks, aged 43, farmerís wife, born: Ipstones, Staffs
Son:
William Elks, aged 17, farmerís son, born: Alton, Staffs
Son:
James Elks, aged 14, farmerís son, born: Alton, Staffs
Son:
George Elks, aged 11, scholar, born: Alton, Staffs
Lodger:
Charles Elks, aged 25, labourer, born: Alton, Staffs

 

Registration district: Croxden

Householder: Solomon Swetham
Samuel Elks, aged 36, servant, born: Farley, Staffs

 

Registration district: Enville

Brother-in-law of householder: John Badger
William Elks, aged 62, agricultural labourer, born: Ditton Priors, Worcs

 

Registration district: Farley

Householder: David Elks, aged 61, farmer, born: Alton, Staffs
Wife:
Elizabeth Elks, aged 62, farmerís wife, born: Alton, Staffs
Son:
David Elks, aged 20, wheelwright, born: Alton, Staffs

Householder: John Elks, aged 65, Farmer of 12 acres, born: Alton, Staffs
Sister: Fanny Elks, aged 58, former servant, born: Farley, Staffs
Niece: Fanny Elks, aged 7, scholar, born: Farley, Staffs

Householder: Martha Elks, aged 53, farmer of 70 acres, born: Farley, Staffs
Son:
William Elks, aged 23, farmerís son, born: Farley, Staffs
Daughter:
Fanny Elks, aged 19, farmerís daughter, born: Farley, Staffs
Son:
Francis Elks, aged 16, farmerís son, born: Farley, Staffs
Grandson:
John (William) Elks, aged 4, scholar, born: Farley, Staffs

 

Registration district: Forton

Niece of householder, John Rudge.
Elizabeth Elkes, aged 12, scholar, born: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

 

Registration district: Horninglow

Householder: Lewis Elks, aged 24, general labourer, Born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Mother:
Ann Elks, aged 61, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Brother:
Thomas Elks, aged 21, general labourer, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
Sister:
Sarah J Elks, aged 18, general labourer, born: Burton-on-Trent, Staffs

 

Registration district: Kingsley

Householder: George Elks, aged 47, moulder, born: Kingsley, Staffs
Wife:
Eliza Elks, aged 45, dressmaker, born: Ints(?), Staffs

Boarder with householder: George Finney
John Elks, aged 74, general labourer, born: Farley, Staffs

Householder: Thomas Elks, aged 43, stone mason, born: Whiston, Staffs
Wife:
Mary Elks, aged 44, born: Whiston, Staffs
Daughter:
Mary Elks, aged 17, born: Whiston, Staffs
Son:
Thomas (Finney) Elks, aged 3 weeks, born: Whiston, Staffs

 

Registration district: Kingswinford

Householder: David Elks, aged 26, glassmaker, born: Kingswinford, Staffs
Wife:
Ellen Elks, aged 26, born: Kingswinford, Staffs
Daughter:
Harriet Elks, aged 4, born: Kingswinford, Staffs
Daughter:
Margaret Elks, aged 2, born: Kingswinford, Staffs
Daughter:
Annie Elks, aged 1, born: Kingswinford, Staffs

Householder: Joseph Elks, aged 58, coal miner, born: Wellington, Shropshire
Wife:
Harriet Elks, aged 57, born: Lilleshall, Shropshire

 

Registration district: Lichfield

Householder: William Elkes, aged 54, journeyman tailor, born: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Wife:
Rebecca Elkes, aged 50, born: Wednesbury, Staffs

 

Registration district: Mayfield

Lodger with householder: James Patterson
Jane Elks, aged 37, cotton doubler, born: Rocester, Staffs

 

Registration district: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Householder: Charles Elks, aged 38, coal miner, born: Longton, Staffs
Wife:
Elizabeth Elks, aged 32, born: Wetley Rocks, Staffs
Daughter:
Mary H Elks, aged 1, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Householder: William Warham
Sarah A Elks, aged 20, general servant, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Householder: W(illia)m Elks, aged 45, labourer on railway, born: Wellington, Shropshire
Wife:
Emma Elks, aged 44, born: Wrexham, Wales
Son:
Mark Elks, aged 23, draper, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Son:
William H Elks, aged 21, baker, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Daughter:
Emily Elks, aged 16, scholar, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Son: Charles Elks, aged 12, scholar, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Daughter:
Martha Elks, aged 11, scholar, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Son:
Arthur Elks, aged 7, scholar, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Son:
Fred Elks, aged 6, scholar, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Son:
Albert Elks, aged 4, scholar, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Daughter:
Polly Elks, aged 1, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme

 

Registration district: Rocester

Householder: Thomas Price
Annie Elks, aged 16, servant, born: Alton, Staffs

Householder: Elizabeth Gaunt
Hannah Elks, aged 16, general servant, born: Ribden, Staffs

Boarder with householder: William Harrison
John Elks, aged 9, Scholar, born: Rocester

Householder: Joseph Elks, aged 57, general labourer, born: Alton, Staffs
Wife:
Harriet Elks, aged 52, born: Northwood, Staffs

Householder: William Elks, aged 40, labourer, born: Alton, Staffs
Wife:
Elizabeth Elks, aged 40, born: Rocester, Staffs
Son:
Thomas Elks, aged 6, scholar, born: Rocester, Staffs

 

Registration district: Rugeley

Householder: Elizabeth Pearson
Emma Elkes, aged 18, domestic servant, born: Ironbridge, Shropshire

Householder: Louisa Elks, aged 53, born: Stafford, Staffs
Son:
David Elks, aged 17, coal miner, born: Rugeley, Staffs

 

Registration district: Stoke-on-Trent

Visiting householder: Albert Tasker
Monica Elks, aged 23, domestic servant, born: Alton, Staffs

Householder: Paul Elks, aged 35, stone mason, born: Oakamoor, Staffs
Wife:
Hannah Elks, aged 37, born: Kidsgrove, Staffs
Son:
John Elks, aged 11, scholar, born: Kidsgrove, Staffs

Lodger with householder: Ann Draycott
Samuel Elks, aged 35, potter overman, born: Fenton, Staffs

Householder: Stephen Elks, aged 22, Baker, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Wife: Susan Elks, aged 21, born: Stafford, Staffs
Son:
Jesse Elks, aged 10 months, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Householder: James Tranter
Thomas Elks, aged 18, baker, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme

 

Registration district: Tipton

Householder: Richard Elkes, aged 40, general labourer, born: Wellington, Shropshire
Wife:
Mary Ann Elkes, aged 45, born: Tipton, Staffs

 

Registration district: Trentham

Boarder with householder: Thomas Goodall
Annie E Elks, aged 27, teacher & Scholar, born: Wolstanton, Staffs

Householder: Thomas D Walker
William (Herbert) Elkes, aged 18, chemists assistant, born: Newport, Shropshire

 

Registration district: Uttoxeter

Householder: Edwin Elkes, aged 38, drapers assistant, born: Wem, Shropshire
Wife:
Isabell Elkes, aged 37, born: Uttoxeter, Staffs
Daughter:
Isabell (Florence Isobel) Elkes, aged 5, born: Uttoxeter, Staffs
Son:
Percy Elkes, aged 4, born: Uttoxeter, Staffs

Householder: John Elks, aged 40, cordwainer, born: Uttoxeter, Staffs
Wife:
Sarah Elks, aged 44, laundress, born: Uttoxeter, Staffs
Son:
George Elks, aged 16, porter, born: Uttoxeter, Staffs
Daughter:
Alice Elks, aged 11, scholar, born: Uttoxeter, Staffs

Householder: Joseph Elks, aged 27, labourer, born: Alton, Staffs
Wife:
Harriet Elks, aged 28, born: Uttoxeter, Staffs
Son:
William Elks, aged 4, born: Uttoxeter, Staffs
Daughter:
Fanney (Elizabeth Anne) Elks, aged 11 months, born: Uttoxeter, Staffs

 

Registration district: Walsall Foreign

Householder: Benjamin Hilkes, aged 39, brewer, born: James Bridge, Staffs

Related to householder: Sarah Lounds
Charles Elks, aged 10, scholar, born: Hanley, Staffs

Householder: Hannah Elks, aged 53, born: Lichfield, Staffs
Daughter:
Rose H(annah) Elks, aged 17, bridle stitch, born: Bloxwich, Staffs

Householder: William Elks, aged 24, coal miner, born: Rushall, Staffs
Wife:
Elizabeth Elks, aged 20, bridle stitch, born: Rushall, Staffs
Daughter:
Annie M(aud) Elks, aged 2, born: Bloxwich, Staffs

 

Registration district: Wolstanton

Householder: Joseph Elks, aged 30, brick maker, born: Basford, Staffs
Wife:
Elizabeth Elks, aged 35, brick makerís wife, born: Silverdale, Staffs
Son:
Mark Elks, aged 9, scholar, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Son:
Joseph Elks, aged 5, scholar, born: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Son:
John Elks, aged 3, scholar, born: Knutton, Staffs
Daughter: Sarah E Elks, aged 1, born: Knutton, Staffs

Registration district: Wootton

Householder: Charles Elks, aged 75, joiner, born: Alton, Staffs
Wife:
Sarah Elks, aged 76, born: Hognaston, Derbyshire

 

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