The Lands in the Censuses in England in Hunslet, Holbeck,
Leeds and Batley
The 1841 Census
No other Lands listed in Hunslet
- Charles Land,
his wife, Ann,
their children, John, Elizabeth, James and Emma
Charles Land, his wife and children were listed in the 1841 census in Enumeration District 12
on Canning Street in Hunslet, a suburb of
Leeds as follows:
- Charles, age 43, cloth drawer
- Ann, age 44
- John, age 23, cloth drawer
Elizabeth, age 18
- James, age 14
- Emma, age 7
Enumeration District 12
was described as:
"All between north side of Ansley Street east side of Dale Street and south side
Street to Meadow Lane and all north of Jack Lane to Dewsbury Road on the west side and
east side of Meadow Lane"
According to a current map of Leeds, there is an APEX Business Center on this site today.
Note: John Land was married in November 1840. His son John was born in March of 1841.
I thought I would find him listed with his wife, Mary Dyson, and his son. I did not expect to find him listed with
his parents. It is possible that he and his father worked together in a home shop and he was at the
house when the census taker came.
The 1851 Census
- James Land, son of Charles and Ann
11 Barstow Street Hunslet Jas. D Land head age 24, clerk (corn miller) born Holbeck,
Mary wife age 24, born Worthley
Charles land son age 2, born Hunslet
Emily Land daughter, age 1, born Hunslet
- Ann Land, widow of Charles Land and her daughter, Emma Land
Ann Land and her daughter, Emma, were listed in the 1851 census at 30 Terrace Street,
Little Holbeck as follows:
- Ann Land, head, widow, age 59, retired straw bonnet maker, born Keighley
- Emma Land, daughter, age 16, no occupation, born Holbeck
Note: They had been in Hunslet in the 1841 Census
- Elizabeth Land Kendall, daughter of Charles and Ann Land
Elizabeth Land Kendall was listed at Dobson Building in Holbeck with her husband William
Kendall as follows:
- William Kendall, head, age 36, wood turner, born Holbeck
- Elizabeth wife age ?? born Holbeck
John Land, son of Charles Land and Elizabeth Land, listed in
Hunslet in 1841 was listed in Wakefield in 1851
The census was taken in England on April 4th, 1851. This census and latter censuses
listed the members of each household with their name, sex (which I have not bothered
to indicate, as it seems to me quite obvious), address, occupation, relationships to
head of household, and the parish and county of birth. Foreign births give country only.
The 1851 census lists the family of John Land at 106 Clayton Hill in Wakefield,
Yorkshire as follows:
- John, head, married, age 32, occupation, Cloth Drawer, born in Leeds, Yorkshire.
- Mary, wife, married, age 31, born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire.
- John, son age 9, scholar, born in Leeds, Yorkshire.
- Sam, son, age 8, scholar, born in Leeds, Yorkshire.
- William, son, age 3, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire.
- Elizabeth Ann, daughter, age 1, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire.
- Hannah Dyson, mother-in-law, widowed, age 67, pauper, born in Huddersfield,
A pauper was someone who received aid from the public poor funds.
The description of the enumeration district is as follows:
" Parliamentary Division of West
Riding, Yorkshire, Borough of Wakefield, Registrar's District of Alverthorpe."
There were 174 inhabited dwellings and 8 uninhabited dwellings in this district.
There were a total of 783 people (356 males and 427 females). Most of the people
were born locally. Occupations included: woolen yarn spinner, a cook in the house
of detention, several prison officers, nail maker, old clothes dealer, charwomen,
bonnet maker, blacksmith, joiner, iron molder, worsted factory laborer, coal miner,
stuff weaver, worsted spinner (overlooker), dyer, wool carder, ordinance surveyor,
cloth dresser, shop keeper, clothier woollen, cloth presser, whitesmith, mechanic,
book binder, wood turner, pauper and woollen weaver.
"All that portion of the hamlet of Thornes lying on the south east side of the
Wakefield and Huddersfield Turnpike Road and bounded thereby on the north west
commencing at a dwelling house in the occupation of Mils Wornalds near to the north lodge
of Thornes House Park on Westgate Common to the dwelling house on Westgate
Bridge occupied by John Wood from thence in an easterly direction by the bounder
of the township to the Wakefield and Danby Dale Road for thence in a southerly direction
to the junction with Law Field Lane thence along the said lane in a westerly direction
to and skirting the north end of Thornes House Park to Mils Wornalds house aforesaid.
This forms part of the Ecclesiastical District of Thornes and also forms part of the
corporate and parliamentary borough (sic) of Wakefield"
Between the 1851 census and the 1861 census John Land's first wife, Mary Dyson, died
and John married Lydia Law.
- There was one other Land family listed in the same ED. The family of George Land was listed at 114 Clayton Hill
George, head, age 31, joiner, born in Wakefield
- Elizabeth, wife, age 30, born in Wakefield
- William, son, age 6, born in Wakefield
- George Sty (?), son, age 3, born in Wakefield
- Ellen, daughter, age age 1 mo (?), born in Wakefield
I do not know if there is any relationship between George and John Land.
The 1861 Census
The census was taken in England between March 31 and April 8, 1861.
- Ann Land
Ann Land and her daughter, Emma, were listed in the 1861 census at 2 Terrace Street,
Holbeck as follows:
- Ann Land, head, widow, age 66, seamstress, born Keighley
- Emma Land, daughter, age 23, no occupation, born Holbeck
With the exception of Samuel Land, born in Ossett, all the Lands listed in the
1861 census in Batley were related to John Land.
- John Land, son of Charles and Ann, and his family
The 1861 census lists the family of John Land at 121 Wheats Crofts in Batley as follows:
- John Land, head of household, age 42, occupation, wool clothe drawer,
born in Leeds.
- Lydia, wife, age 25, born in Stockport, Cheshire.
- William, son, age 13, occupation, drawer's assistant, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire.
- Elizabeth Ann daughter, age 11, scholar, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire.
- Charles Lewis, son, age 8, scholar, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire.
- James Dunford, son, age 6, scholar, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Law, son, age 2, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Albert, son, age 2 months, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Lydia's parents, William and Marie Law and her sisters,
Mary Ann and Hannah were living at 122 Wheats Crofts in this census.
- John Land, son of the above John Land
and his first wife Mary Dyson
In E. D. 7, on Parwell Lane John Land, the son of John Land,
was living with the family of Squire Senior:
- Squire Senior, woolen weaver, age 40 (?), born in Dewsbury
- Fanney (?), wife, age 50, born in Batley.
- John, son, age 20 (?) factory hand
card fetter (?), born in Batley.
- Dorothy, daughter, age 16, woolen power loom
weaver, born in Batley.
- John Land, boarder, unmarried, age 20 cloth finisher, born in Leeds.
- In some of the censuses marks were made by the statisticians
obscured ages and other information hence the (?)s in this listing.
- John Land was the son of
John Land born in Leeds circa 1842 and listed in the 1851 census with his father.
- Squire is a name not a title.
- Samuel Land, son of the above John Land and his first wife,
In E.D. 11, Samuel Land was listed with Thomas Pickering as follows:
- Thomas Pickering,
head of household, age 26, master tailor, born in Batley
- Emma, wife, age 23,
born in Batley.
- Emily Law, daughter, age 4, born in Batley.
- Maria, daughter, age 2, born in Batley
- Samuel Land, (cannot read relationship to head of household),
unmarried, age 18, tailor app, born in Leeds
- Mary Ann Law, sister-in-law, age 15, born in Batley
- Joshua Deacon, boarder, age 42, woolen spinner, born in Bradford
- Samuel was the son of John Law and Mary Dyson born in Leeds
- Emma Pickering and Mary Ann Law were Lydia Law Land's sisters.
- Mary Ann Law, age 15 was counted twice, with her parents at 122 Wheats Croft
and in the above listing with Thomas Pickering.
- Mary Ann Law marry Samuel Land.
- Samuel Land born c 1837 Ossett
In E.D. 1 Commercial Street
Samuel Land, lodger, unmarried, age 24, woolen cloth weaver,
born in Ossett.
Samuel Land was not closely related to John Land, if at all.
- James Dunford Land
1861 Census: at 53 Caladonian Road Leeds as follows:
James D Land, head, age 34, brewer's traveler born Holbeck
Mary, wife, age 34, born Wortley
Emily, daughter age 11, scholar, born Leeds
Kate, daughter age 9, scholar, born Leeds
Arthur, son age 5 born Leeds
Fanny, daughter age 2 born Leeds
Annie, daughter age 4 months, born leeds
- There were 8 other Land heads of households listed in Leeds
The 1871 Census
The 1871 census in England was taken between March 31 and April 8th.
- Ann widow of Charles and Emma, daughter of Charles and Ann Land
- John Land Senior, son of Charles and Ann
Note: Maria Law, was listed at 45 Wood Wele, Batley (two numbers away from Lydia and John)
John Land and family are listed in the Township of Batley, Borough of Batley,
Municipal Ward, West, Parliamentary Borough of Dewsbury, Town of Batley at 43
Wood Wele as follows:
- John Land, head of household, age 52, occupation, cloth drawer, born in Leeds,
- Lydia, wife, age 35, born in Stockport, Cheshire.
- Charles L., son, age 18, occupation, piercer, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire.
- James D., son, age 16, occupation, bookbinder, Born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Law, son, age 12, scholar, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Albert, son, age 10, scholar, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Percy, son, age 8, scholar, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Arthur, son, age 6, scholar, born in Batley, Yorkshire .
- Harry, son, age 4, scholar, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Adelaide, daughter, age 2, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Maria Law, head of household, widowed, age 59, occupation, grocer, born in
Description of the enumeration district is as follows.
"That part of the township of Batley commencing at the corner house
at the bottom of Healey Road up to the bottom of Healy taking Thos. Taylor's and I.
Taylor's houses down the Foot Road to Brod Well and all the houses at
Wood Wele and the houses at the bottom of Healy Rd.
The above Enumeration District is in the West Ward of the municipal borough of
Batley in the Parliamentary District of Dewsbury and in the Ecclesiastical District of the
Parish Church of Batley."
- Samuel, son of John and his first wife, Mary Dyson
Samuel Land son of John Land and Mary Dyson, born 1843 and his wife,
Mary Ann Law Land: on Beck Lane Batley:
Sam Land, age 28, tailor, born Leeds
Mary Ann wife age 25,
John Wm son age 6,
Alice Maude daughter 4,
George Henry son age 2,
Herbert son age 2 mo.,
Elizabeth Ann Land visitor age 21, visitor, born Wakefield. Everyone else born Batley.
William, son of John and his first wife, Mary Dyson
William Land, the son of John Land
and his first wife, Mary Dyson, (E.D. 11, page 36) as follows:
- William Land, head, age 23, occupation, tailor, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire.
- Hannah, wife, age 20, occupation, power loom weaver, (I didn't note place of birth).
- John J. , son, age 2 months, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Mary Ann Land born Ireland circa 1834
Mary Ann Land born Ireland circa 1834 and her sons George and John born in Batley circa 1859 and 1862:
Batley Up Lane with William Guider age 38 tea dealer and grocer, born
Ireland, and his family, including his wife, Margaret, age 35 born Ireland, Mary A "Lanes"
sister in law, married age 37, rag sorter, born Ireland, John "Land", boarder, age 9,
born Batley, George "Land", boarder age 14, piecner born Batley. There is also a
person listed as a "lodger" versus boarder.
Note: They were not listed in Batley in the 1861 census.
- Samuel, born Derbyshire circa 1842
Samuel Land born Derbyshire circa 1842: Albion Street Batley Samuel Land, head, age 29, railroad warehouseman born Derbyshire, Steeple
Alice Land wife, age 29, Yorkshire, Mytholeroyd,
John Land, age 3 born Lancaster, Hollin Green
The 1881 Census
The census was taken in England between March 31 and April 8, 1881.
- Emma, daughter of Charles and Ann Land
1881 Census: Emma was listed with James Rodley at 27 Top Moorside Holbeck, as follows:
James Rodley, head, age 44, born Holbeck, farmer of six acres and milk vender
Mary A Rodley, wife, age 44, born Holbeck
Emma Land, other, age 46, born Holbeck, annuitant
- Lydia widow of John Land
John Land, Senior died between 1875 when his son, Walter, was born and the 1881
Lydia Land and her children were listed
at 11 Nussey Mill Yard in the township of Batley, Parliamentary District of Dewsbury,
St. John' s Church, Carlinghow Parish as follows:
- Lydia, head age 45, born in Batley.
- Albert, son, age 20, piecer in woolen mill, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Percy, son, age 18, piecer in woolen mill, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Arthur, son, age 16, cloth finisher, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Harry, son, age 14, mechanic spinning mach. born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Adelaide, daughter, 12, scholar, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Polly, daughter, age 9, scholar, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Walter, son, age 6, scholar, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
Piecers were workers who who repaired the broken threads on spinning machines. The
spinning frames were in long rows, with thousands of whirling spindles which slid forward
several feet, paused,
and then slid back. The threads often broke and had to be quickly repaired.
Lydia and her children were in ED19 "Part of the Township of Batley" described as follows
Commencing at the foot of the road leading out of Blakeridge Lane to Nussey's mill taking all the
that mill yard and all the houses on the north side of the road leading from the
top of Blakeridge Lane to Carlinghow, taking all the houses in Jubb's mill yard and
all the houses in Victoria Street, Brick Street and all the houses on both sides of the
Dewsbury and Gomersall Turnpike road as far as the house at the bottom of Nussey Mill yard
the houses near to and including the Wiltons Arms Bridge Hotel and all the houses there
on both sides of Carlinghow Hill and Upper Batley Lane as far as the lane leading from Upper
Batley to Brownhill then coming back to Beck Lane Carlinghow (both sides) taking
the north side of Carlinghow to the Carlinghow Old Hall Farm including that farm house then taking the road
from there to
the Dewsbury and Gomersal Turnpike road and all the houses on both sides of that road including
the Cooperative House and all the houses in Dock Ivy Field down to the bottom of Beck Lane
The above Enumeration District is in the North Ward of the Municipal Borough of Batley in the
Borough of Dewsbury and in the Ecclesiastical District of St John Church Carlinghow
- Law Land son of John Land and Lydia Law
Law Land and family at 51 Victoria Street in the township of Batley, Parliamentary
District of Dewsbury in St. John's Church, Carlinghow Parish is listed as follows:
Law, head, age 22, joiner, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Elizabeth, wife, age 23, born in Gildersome, Yorkshire.
- Clarence, son, 2 months, infant, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Law and Elizabeth were listed in the same ED as Lydia
William Land son of John Land and Mary Dyson
William Land (the son of John Land and Mary Dyson) and his family
at 191 Wilson Building, Bradford Road, Township of Batley, Parliamentary District of
Dewsbury, Parish of St. Thomas Church as follows:
- William, head married, age 33-cloth finisher, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Hannah, wife, age 37, born in Hanley, Yorkshire.
- Benjamin, son, age 8, scholar, born in America.
- John W., son, age 6, scholar, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Fred, son, age 4, scholar, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Elizabeth Collier, mother-in-law, age 63, born in Honley
In the 1871 census William had a son, John J., who was 2 years old at the time.
He must have died because there is now another son, John W. age 6.
James D Land son of John Land and Mary Dyson
James D. Land (the son of John Land and Mary Dyson) and family
at 223 Commercial St. in the township of Batley, Parliamentary District of Dewsbury in
the Parish, Church as follows:
- James D., head, age 26, bookbinder and stationer, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Mary, E., wife, age 26, feather dresser, born in Batley, Yorkshire.
- Martha J. Wilkinson, sister-in-law, age 25, woolen power loom, born in Batley.
- Ernest, M. Wilkenson, nephew, age 4, born in Batley
Mary Ann Land born Ireland
Mary Ann Land Kieghley Buildings, Batley, married, age 44 burler, woolen, born Ireland,
John Land, son age 18, spinner, born Batley
George Land, age 21, spinner, born Batley
Note See 1871 Census
John Land, biscuit make born Lancater circa 1810
John Land, on Province Street, age, 71, biscuit maker born in Rochdale, Lancaster, his wife, Ann,
age 57, born
in Wakefield, and his daughter, Elizabeth, age, 14, power loom weaver, born in Bradford.
If John was 71 in 1881, it means he was born in 1810.
Samuel Land, joiner born Dewsbury circa 1852
Son of Isaac and Hrriett and brother of Wilby per 1871 census.
Samuel Land, on Trinity Street, head of house, age 29, joiner, born in
Dewsbury, and his wife, Hannah, age 28,
born in Wakefield, his son Edwin, age 3, born in Dewsbury, Mary, age 6, born in
Dewsbury and Nelly, age 1, born in Batley.
Wilby Land born Dewsbury circa 1841
Wilby Land, on Trinity Street, head, age 40, Mec. Spen., born in Dewsbury and his
wife, Emma, age 40,
dressmaker, born in Dewsbury.
More on Sam and Wilby Land: 1871 census Dewsbury on Mill Road,
listed Isaac Land head age 56, mechanic, born Ossett,
Harriett wife age 53, born Wakefield
Wilby age 30, mechanic, born Batley Carr, Emma daughter in law age 30 dress maker,
Elizabeth daughter age 23, woolen weaver,
Isaac son 21 mechanic,
Sam son age 19 joiner,
Marie daughter age 16 woolen weaver
John son age 12 brusher, all born Batley Carr.
1861 District 17, page 28, Dewsbury more of the same.
Samuel Land, born Dewsbury circa 1829 died 1861 or 1863 and Elizabeth
Birth: circa 1829, Dewsbury mother, Sarah Land, father, Unknown*
Marriage: Eliza Blackburn*, Sept 1850 (Free BMD)
- Elizabeth Land - c 1852, Dewsbury
- Sarah Land (1854-1936) and Alfred Lobley
Birth: Circa 1854, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northamptonshire, England, per 1871 and 1901 censuses
- Louisa circa 1879 Batley
- Sarah Ellen circa 1887 Germany
1901 Census: King Street, Batley, St Thomas, Sarah Lobley head widow, age 47 woolen weaver, born
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northamptonshire, England,
Louisa daughter age 22, born Batley Yorkshire,
Sarah Ellen daughter age 14, cloth re--ter w o p, born Germany, British subject
More info from Alan Cardwell:
Sarah Lobley (nee Land) returned from Germany around 1895. Alfred Lobley died 5 July 1896 in Batley and Sarah died 3 July 1936 in Batley.
They are buried in separate graves at Batley Cemetery.
Alan Cardwell, March 2009
- Eliza Ann Land - c 1858 - Dewsbury
- Maria Land - c 1860 - Dewsbury
1861 Census: Vulcan Street, District 3, Dewsbury All Saints, Samuel Land age 32, machine maker,
Eliza wife age 29, Elizabeth age 9
Sarah age 7
Eliza A, age 3
Marie age 1 all born Dewsbury
Death of Samuel Land: June 1861 Dewsbury (FreeBMD) or
June 1863 Dewsbury (FreeBMD)
Remarriage of Eliza Blackburn Land:
Eliza married Richard Hepworth and was listed with her daughters in the 1871 census in Dewsbury. I did not find a
marriage listed on Free BMD as of
1871 Census: Wood Hill Dewsbury Richard Hepworth head age 35, woolen weaver, born Dewsbury,
Eliza wife age 38, born Dewsbury,
Elizabeth Land, step daughter, woolen weaver, born Dewsbury
Sarah Land, step daughter, woolen weaver, born Northumberland Newcastle,
Eliza Ann Land, step daughter, mill operator, born Dewsbury
Maria Land, step daughter, scholar, born Dewsbury
Elizabeth Ann Land, age 23, woolen Weaver, born Dewsbury,
and Marie, age 21, dressmaker, born Dewsbury, step
daughters of Richard Hepworth on Cross Mount Street.
More from Alan Cardwell:
Alan Cardwell wrote in March 2009
Sarah Lobley (nee Land) was my Gt Grandmother who went to Germany in 1882/3.
She was born 1854 in South Shields.
Father - Samuel Land - b 26 July 1829 Dewsbury
Mother - Eliza Blackburn - b 1832 Dewsbury, married Sam 18 Aug 1851
Sarah had three sisters: Eliza Ann Land - b 1858 - Dewsbury,
Elizabeth land - b 1852 Dewsbury Maria Land - b1860 Dewsbury.
Sam Land's mother was Sarah Land on Sam's Marriage Certificate
"he declines to
answer" who his father was!
Note: The population of Lands in Batley in 1881 was small enough that there may be some
relationship between these Lands and the family of John Land.
Mary Ann Land and her sons were in Batley in
1871 and perhaps earlier as the censuses indicate that her children were born in Batley.
Lands appear to have arrived between the 1871 and 1881 cenuses.
The 1891 Census
Charles Lewis Land, the son of John Land, in 1891 Keighley 73 South Street Keighley East
Charles L Land, age 38, general dyer and cleaner born Wakefield
- Hannah wife age 36 born Batley
- Herbert L son age 13, grocer's boy born Batley
- Amy E. daughter age 11 born Gloucester
- Gertrude daughter, age 9 born Wortley
- Wilfred, son, age 6 born Keighley
- Percy son age 2 born Keighley
The 1901 Census
Benjamin, the son of William, and grandson of John Land, was listed in the 1901 census
at The Mount, Ratis Lane, Bristall as follows:
- Benjamin Land, age 28, life insurance agent born in America
- Hariett, wife, age 19, born leeds
- Clifford, son age 2 born, Morley
- Elsie, daughter age 11 months, born Birstall
Charles Lewis Land, the son of John Land, in 1901 Census in Keighley West Ward at 96 Clifton Street
Charles L Land, head age 48, insurance agent worker Yorkshire, Wakefield
- Hannah, wife age 46 Yorkshire, Batley
- Amy E, daughter, age 21, woolen weaver worker Gloucester Walumsley (?)
- Gertrude, daughter, age 19, twister woolen weaver worker Gloucester, Fishfonds
- Wilfred, son, age 16, apprentice mechanical tool shop worker, Yorkshire, Keighley
- Percy, son, age 12, Yorkshire, Keighley
- David E, son, age 8, Yorkshire, Keighley