We have now found new information in our search for the true Louisa.
Last we left you, we were unable to locate Louisa, her brother James, and her parents in the 1881 census. Well, we have found them, or at least part of them. In 1881, Louisa, James and her mom Elizabeth were living with James Martin in Dronfeld, Derbyshire. Elizabeth and kids were listed with the last name of Martin. We also located a marriage certificate for Elizabeth Needs and James Martin for the same year.
Interestingly enough, James Martin was listed as one of the lodgers on the 1871 census with Elizabeth and William Needs as well as their children. So apparently, Elizabeth knew James while William was still with them.
At this point in time, we are still unable to locate the death records of William Needs. We are hoping to locate that in hopes of finding out what happened to him.
Hopefully, we will find out more soon.