The 1851 Census details the McArthur family as follows:
Mary McArthur – Head of household – age 51- Fund holder -Born Dublin
Richard L McArthur – Son – age 24 – Curate of Ordinance – Born Dublin
Emily McArthur – Daughter – age 22 – Fund holder – Born Co Down
The household had one servant, a local middle age woman called Isabella and a cousin Mary A Hudson also from Dublin Seemed to live with The McArthurs.
Mary McArthur moved again to a house on South George’s Square in Worcester. This was to be Emily’s grandmother’s last home. She died at the same address on July 27th 1855 of apoplexy (a stroke) she was only in her late 50’s.