I'm looking for my 2x grandmothers Elizabeth Jane Basset b.1858/9 married (John) Henry Wilson in 1884 in England

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I'm looking for my great grandmothers family Elizabeth Jane Basset born 1858/9 married (John) Henry Wilson in 1884 in England-- his fathers name was Abraham Wilson and Her fathers name was John. Bassett
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The Marriage of Henry Wilson & Elizabeth Jane BASSETT was conducted 3 June 1884, Chorlton, All Saints, Lancashire. The record list the bride & groom's father's as John Bassett & Abraham Wilson. (Manchester CofE Marriages & Banns (1754-1930).(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNRG-K3Y)
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Elizabeth in both the 1901 &1911 Census, records her place of birth as Everton, Lancashire, although the 1891 Census gives her birth place as Abergele, Denbighshire, which would correspond  with the BMD birth record of St. Asaph (Denbighshire) Vol.11b, Page 365 q June 1858 - Elizabeth Jane Bassett.

Ther is no trace of Elizabeth in 1861 & 1871 in either England or Wales Census, however there is a corrected entry in 1881, (from Liverpool to Denbighshire) of Elizabeth, a servant staying with a cousin in Faulkner Street, Liverpool. His cousin and spouse are recorded to be from Denbighshire.

Isaac Williams    42
Jane Williams    42
John C. Williams    15
Annie Williams    13
Sarah Williams    11
Alfd. B. Williams    3
Elizabeth Bassett    24
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Thank you so much. This means so much. I had no idea that my 2x great grandmother was from Wales!
What did it mean to be a servant at that time? Could my ancestor have been an indentured servant? I wonder if her life was miserable in this position. Thank you again for this info.

Usually, a "live in"  person who cleaned the house, perhaps assisted in meal preparation whilst the lady of the house had & looked after the children.
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The full 1881 census:

Name: Elizabeth Bassett
Age: 24
Estimated birth year: abt 1857
Relationship to Head: Cousin
Gender: Female
Where born: Denbighshire, Wales
[Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales
Civil Parish: Liverpool
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street address: 159 Falkner Street


Employment status:


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Occupation: Servant
Registration district: Liverpool
Sub registration district: Mount Pleasant
ED, institution, or vessel: 28
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3625
Folio: 24
Page Number: 12
Household Members:
Name Age
Isaac Williams 42
Jane Williams 42
John C. Williams 15
Annie Williams 13
Sarah Williams 11
Alfd. B. Williams 3
Elizabeth Bassett 24
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