The 1871 Census shows that there were 68 boarding pupils in the school, ranging in age from 9 to 17.

Amongst the nuns listed is Mother Bridget Bilsborrow, who was the only daughter of Mr Bilsborrow the benefactor who paid for most of the chapel appointments, including Altars, statues, Communion rails and Stations of the Cross. Mr Bilsborrow also paid for the construction of the Cemetery. Through gratitude and respect for the memory of Mr Bilsborrow, the body of his daughter, who died in May 1888 as Superior of Holt Hill Convent, was interred in the Upton Cemetery.

1871 Census (Upton Hall)

 RG10/3743 Upton, Woodchurch, Wirral

First Name Surname Position Age Occupation Place of Birth
           
John QUINN HEAD 40 ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST IRELAND
Sarah HEARNS SERVANT 18 GENERAL SERVANT CHESHIRE, BIRKENHEAD

Victoria DUPONT HEAD 46   GENEVA
Rebecca BALSHAW SERVANT 29 WAITING MAID DOM. SERVT LANCS., PRESTON
Bridget BILSBORROW SERVANT 31   STOCKPORT
Maria BOEQUE INVALID 70? FORMERLY DAIRY MAID FRANCE
Louise BOUVIER SERVANT 41   FRANCE
Elizabeth BRINDLE SERVANT 27 DRESSMAKER LANCS., KIRKHAM
Catherine BRYCE SERVANT 50 HOUSEMAID DOM. SERVANT SCOTLAND
Agaysita de PRETIS TEACHER 62   ITALY
Mary DELANY SERVANT 23 KITCHENMAID DOM. SERVANT IRELAND
Teresa DOYLE TEACHER 30   IRELAND
Anna FITZGERALD SERVANT 29   IRELAND
Geraldine FITZGERALD TEACHER 27 (domestic servant)
IRELAND
Ellen GARDNER SCHOLAR 26   KENT, DEBTFORD
Margaret GLEESON SERVANT 23 LAUNDRESS DOM. SERVANT IRELAND
Kathleen HYOR SCHOLAR 21   IRELAND
Martha KELLY SERVANT 29 LAUNDRESS DOM. SERVANT SCOTLAND
Aloysia KEMBALL SERVANT 51   SUFFOLK, BURY
Teresa LAWLESS SERVANT 29   IRELAND
Anne LOMBARD TEACHER 28   IRELAND
Anne MAHONY SERVANT 35 HOUSEMAID DOM. SERVANT YORK, LEEDS
Johanna MARE SERVANT 25 LAUNDRESS DOM. SERVANT IRELAND
Jane MATTHEWS SERVANT 29 HOUSEMAID DOM. SERVANT IRELAND
Cath O'BRIEN SERVANT 34   IRELAND
Margaret PERRONE SERVANT 33   ITALY
Maria RABALLAND SERVANT 65   FRANCE
Mary RARSON SERVANT 29 HOUSEMAID DOM. SERVANT LANCS. SANBURY
Maria REDMOND SERVANT 37 SEAMSTRESS LANCS.,
POULTON LE FYLDE
Mary TOWILL SERVANT 33   MIDDLESEX, LONDON
Winefred WALKER SERVANT 34 COOK DOM. SERVANT LANCS., LIVERPOOL
Charlotte WATKINSON SERVANT 48 HOUSEMAID DOM. SERVANT MIDDLESEX, LONDON

Philomena (?)ABHORNE SCHOLAR 14   LANCS., MANCHESTER
Annie BIRD SCHOLAR 15   CHESHIRE, LISCARD
Winefred BIRD SCHOLAR 10   CHESHIRE, LISCARD
Caroline CAHILL SCHOLAR 16   IRELAND
Jane CAHILL SCHOLAR 16   LANCS., CHORLEY
Annie CLINTON SCHOLAR 15   LANCS., MANCHESTER
Mary CLINTON SCHOLAR 12   LANCS., MANCHESTER
Mary CONOLLY SCHOLAR 11   LANCS., LIVERPOOL
Lilly CRAVEN SCHOLAR 11   LANCS., LIVERPOOL
Amy DALLOW SCHOLAR 10   SHROPSHIRE, CLEOBURLY
Lydia deVASCONALLOS SCHOLAR 16   BRAZIL
Georgina DOANE SCHOLAR 15   GEORGIA
Florence DOANE SCHOLAR 14   MALTA
Lillian DOANE SCHOLAR 12   LANCS., LIVERPOOL
Winefred DONKIN SCHOLAR 13   NEWCASTLE
Mary DONOVAN SCHOLAR 16   IRELAND
Susan DOWNING SCHOLAR 16   CHESHIRE, BIRKENHEAD
Christina DOYLE SCHOLAR 16   LANCS., LIVERPOOL
Hannah DOYLE SCHOLAR 14   LANCS., LIVERPOOL
Christina DUTERTRE SCHOLAR 15   HAYTI
Wilda DUTERTRE SCHOLAR 17   WEST INDIES
Rachel EATON SCHOLAR 16   IRELAND
Elizabeth EDWARDSON SCHOLAR 14   LANCS., WIGAN
Sarah ENNIS SCHOLAR 15   IRELAND
Alice ENNIS SCHOLAR 16   IRELAND
Teresa FAIRCLOUGH SCHOLAR 16   LANCS., WIGAN
Mary FAIRCLOUGH SCHOLAR 13   LANCS., WIGAN
Helena FISHWICK SCHOLAR 13   LANCS., LIVERPOOL
Helen FOREMAN SCHOLAR 14   LANCS., WIGAN
Kate FOREMAN SCHOLAR 12   LANCS., WIGAN
Kate GIBSON SCHOLAR 15   AUSTRALIA 
Caroline GORMAN SCHOLAR 11   CHESHIRE, EGREMONT
Cecilia GRADWELL SCHOLAR 15   IRELAND
Alice HENNESSY SCHOLAR 16   IRELAND
Mary HENNESSY SCHOLAR 13   IRELAND
Kate HENNESSY SCHOLAR 11   IRELAND
Margaret HILTON SCHOLAR 16   LANCS., WIGAN
Alice HIND SCHOLAR 13   LANCS., WARRINGTON
Elizabeth HIND SCHOLAR 12   LANCS., WARRINGTON
Emily HOLLAND SCHOLAR 16   LANCS., MANCHESTER
Florence HOLLAND SCHOLAR 12   LANCS., MANCHESTER
Kate KELLY SCHOLAR 11   MIDDLESEX, LONDON
Emily KIRBY SCHOLAR 14   DURHAM
Clara MAYER SCHOLAR 16   CHESHIRE, BIRKENHEAD
Louisa MCMAHON SCHOLAR 11   SCOTLAND
Mary MCMAHON SCHOLAR 9   SCOTLAND
Jane MCMAHON SCHOLAR 12   SCOTLAND
Mary MURPHY SCHOLAR 14   IRELAND
Hannah MURPHY SCHOLAR 11   IRELAND
Bertha MUSGRAVE SCHOLAR 17   SHEFFIELD
Helen NELSON SCHOLAR 14   LANCS., LIVERPOOL
Anna PRESTON SCHOLAR 17   IRELAND
Mathilda PRESTON SCHOLAR 16   FRANCE BRITISH SUBJECT
Mary PRESTON SCHOLAR 12   IRELAND
Adelaide REBEIRS SCHOLAR 17   BRAZIL
Kate ROBINSON SCHOLAR 11   YORKSHIRE, HULL
Alice SCULLY SCHOLAR 17   IRELAND
Alice SHAWCROSS SCHOLAR 15   IRELAND
Alicia STALKER SCHOLAR 17   LANCS., LIVERPOOL
Ellen SWALE SCHOLAR 16   YORKSHIRE
Martha SWEENEY SCHOLAR 16   LANCS., LIVERPOOL
Lucy TAYLOR SCHOLAR 9   LANCS., STANDISH
Maria TRAMEARTH SCHOLAR 13   FRANCE
Helen TYLER SCHOLAR 15   WORCESTER
Gertrude VIRGE SCHOLAR 15   IRELAND
Mary WILSON SCHOLAR 14   LANCS., NEWCHURCH
Helen WILSON SCHOLAR 10   LANCS., NEWCHURCH
Anna WYEHERLY SCHOLAR 16   IRELAND

 

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