England 1881 Census - Wigan, Lancashire
JC Halbrooks (deceased) through many years of marvelous research has gathered a great deal of family history on the Holbrooks and its several name variations.
In an email to me in 1999 he shared information from the 1881 English census.
Residence 218 Gidlow Lane
Name Age est. birth Occupation Where Born
James Holbrook 30 1851 Cotton Factory Operative Carlisle, Cumberland
Mary Holbrook 25 1856 Cotton Factory Operative Wigan, Lancashire
Ellen Holbrook 5 1876 Scholar Burnley, Lancashire
John Holbrook 2 1879 Burnley, Lancashire
Also found was a John Holbrook who may be related.
John Holbrook 69 1812 Cotton Weaver Burnley, Lancashire
Link to Ancestry Census Sheet http://tinyurl.com/mcjutgk