I have an ancestor named David Taylor born in 1858, who was illegitimate. In the 1861 census, aged 2, he is living with two widows both named Elizabeth Walker an 80 year old and her 45 year old daughter. His relationship is given as "nurse child". By 1871 he is still living with the daughter, and his relationship is now "nursling".
Can anybody enlighten me as to exactly what this relationship means?