1861 Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire Mersey View St. John Foden Head 48 Bookkeeper Liverpool, Lancs Elizabeth Foden Wife 46Liverpool, Lancs Hannah E Foden Dau 19 Dressmaker Toxteth Park, Lancs Josius Foden son 14 Toxteth Park, Lancs David C Foden son 8 Toxteth Park, Lancs RG9/2706 Folio 35 Page 6
1871 Toxteth Park, Lancashire Grafton St. Elizabeth Foden Head Widow 56 Liverpool, Lancs Hannah E Foden dau 27 Machinist Liverpool, Lancs Josiah Foden son 24 Joiner Liverpool, Lancs David Foden son 19 Apprentice Boilermaker Liverpool, Lancs RG10/3802 Folio 91 Page 48
You can find Elizabeth Foden on the 1881 UK census at www.familysearch.org The name is spelled Fodden
Living in the same house is Elizabeth's daughter in law, Elizabeth A. and her 4 children: Ellen, Willliam, Maggie and Hannah. I presume that this is David's wife but cannot find him on either the UK or Canadian census. Maybe he was on a ship at the time.
There is a reference for the marriage of David Collins Foden and Elizabeth Ann Evans on the FreeBMD web site. December Q 1872 West Derby, Lancashire. Ref 8b-698
If you send for the marriage certificate it will confirm David's father. You can order the certificate over the interner from the General Register Office. http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/
Hope this helps, Pam B. My ggggrandmother was a Foden from Liverpool.