I have noticed various possible connections between people mentioned on the national index of the 1881 census which could lead to connections with my family or other families.
Fanny E Balshaw, age 23, born Bowdon, known from the registers at St Mary's Bowdon to be the daughter of John Balshaw, draper of Gt Crosby, and his wife Ann. She was baptised 5th November 1857. In 1881 she was staying with her uncle, Ralph Balshaw, age 50, who was born in Liverpool. He was also a draper. I suspect a connection with the Ormskirk Balshaws and my family.
Edward Balshaw, age 52, living in Stockton (on Tees) in 1881, head of household. He was born in Gt Bolton. He appears to have died in Stockton aged 76 in 1906. There were several Balshaw births in Stockton in the 1860s, including Amelia (1863 to 1888), Emma (born 1864), Catherine (born 1866), Louise (born 1867) and Charlotte (born 1871). It is possible that his wife was also called Amelia, and that she died in 1879, aged 51.
Robert Balshaw's children are difficult to find. See these notes.