I was pottering about with the census's and wondered if John Laird
(1805) whilst living at 63 the grandest house in 1861 knew living across the road from him in number 3 was a Mr David Williams a Boilermakers Labourer and his wife Ann. I can just see Elizabeth Laird
peeping through the curtains asking "How the F... can they afford that" Next door to Mr Williams at number 4 was James T Vale, Physician, close by Augustas Clarke, Civil engineer and Patrick Magee, ship owner. Mr Williams seems more and more out of place.
At number 10 Governess Elizabeth Jones ran her Ladies Seminary with about 15 scholars, staff and servants and at number 40 was Mary Fitzmorris a Lodging House Keeper.
In 1881 William Laird
, Mayor of Birkenhead 1880/81 lived at 61 whose census form reveals some interesting facts.
Below some snippets I hope you find interesting and please do add.