Elks Families in the 1881 Census

Maintained by Ken Elks

Copyright © 1998
Page introduced 29 May 1998

Amended 16 January 1999 (Carmarthen, Cheshire and Flint added)

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: Llanelly

Householder: George Helks, aged: 59, haulier, born: Devizes, Wiltshire
Wife: Ann Helks, aged: 59, haulier's wife, born: Llanelly


Registration district: Chester?

Householder: ---- Biddulph
Mary Helks, aged: 48, unmarried, domestic cook, born: Dudley, Staffordshire


Registration district: Mold

Householder: William Elkes, aged: 42, labourer in ti(....), born: Llangollen, Denbighshire
Wife: Elizabeth Elkes, aged: 40, laundress, born: Mold, Flintshire


Registration district: Stamford All Saints

Householder: David Elks, aged 43, railway clerk, born: Darley Abbey, Derbyshire
Wife: Emma Elks, aged 42, born: Alfreton, Derbyshire
Daughter: Ellen Elks, aged 18, dressmaker, born: Little Chester, Derbyshire
Daughter: Emeline Elks, aged 15,dressmaker, born: Leicester, Leicestershire
Daughter: Florence Annie Elks, aged 11, scholar, born: Leicester, Leicestershire
Son: Frederick Crom(well?) Elks, aged 8, scholar, born: Leicester, Leicestershire
Daughter: Laura Elks, aged 5, scholar, born: Leicester, Leicestershire
Daughter: Nancy Ethel Elks, aged 3, born: Derby, Derbyshire


Registration district: Normanton

Householder: John Helks, aged 37, coal miner, born: Dawley Green, Shropshire
Wife: Mary Ann Helks, aged: 39, born: Dawley Green, Shropshire
Son: John Richard Helks, aged: 10, scholar, born: Castleford, Yorkshire
Son: Thomas Helks, aged: 8, born: Castleford, Yorkshire
Son: Samuel Helks, aged: 5, born: Castleford, Yorkshire
Daughter: Rhoda Helks, aged: 2, born: Normanton, Yorkshire

Registration district: Sculcoates

Father-in-law to householder: Joseph Blackburn
Samuel Elks, aged 64, formerly news(....), born: Belper, Derbyshire


Registration district: Soothill

Lodger with householder: Benjamin Exley
Alfred Elks, aged 21, Collector Ry(.....), born: Little Chester, Derbyshire



Derbyshire Census

Lancashire Census

Middlesex & Essex Census

Northants, Warwickshire and Worcestershire Census

Shropshire Census

Staffordshire Census