1881 Census

A stray Firth appears in 1881, lodging with the Smithson family:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
SMITHSON Hannah Head, Widow 42 Grocer Redmire
SMITHSON Isabella Daughter, Unmarried 17 Redmire
FIRTH Lucy Lodger, Unmarried 35 Teacher Norwich, NFK

If Lucy was teaching at Redmire school, she would have been an assistant to John Dinsdale, who was headteacher from 1876-1886.

Nothing is known of Lucy's origin, although she could be the Lucy Firth born December quarter 1845, Norwich registration district volume 13. p 264.

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