My Salisbury family

treeJohn Salisbury was born in Moreton, Cheshire, England in March 1815 and was baptised at the Church of St Oswald Church of St Oswald, Bidstonin Bidston, Cheshire, England on March 26, 1815. During the 1830s John was a porter in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. A porter, in earlier times, had a broader meaning referring simply to people who carried things. Before the days of motor vehicles, the transport of goods was a much more involved process than now - especially for short to medium distances. Streets (or storage areas) were not accessible for carts or drays, so people carried goods a lot. Additionally, oxen walk very slowly, and while horses are much faster, they were very expensive to buy, and you had the bother of keeping them. The porter's rates were generally low, they were quick, and you did not have to provide them with lodgings (unless they were the gate-keeper type). John lived at O'Reillys Gardens in Liverpool, Lancashire, England in 1837. Rileys Garden (also known as Rileys Court), was a little street of about 20 small houses off Tempest Hey, which ran between Dale Street and Tithebarn Street in a very poor area of Liverpool, not far from the docks. The nearest water pump was in Stephens Lane, a small back street at the end of Rileys Garden. The whole area is now mostly demolished, and is near the northern end of the Mersey Tunnel.

John married Harriet Jones at St Nicholas' Church in Liverpool, Lancashire, England on September 17, 1837. After their marriage, John and Harriet went back to the Wirral and lived for a time in Newton-cum-Larton, two small hamlets which now form part of the town of Grange, and is only about two miles from the town of Saughall Massie, where John was born. John was working as a farm labourer when their first son, Thomas was born in 1838. After 1840, John and Harriet moved to Saughall Massie and then sometime between 1846 and 1840 they moved to Greasby. The family finally moved to Frankby between 1852 and 1855.

Harriet Jones was born in 1815 in Bodfari, Flintshire, Wales. Harriet died at 21 Elaine Street in Liverpool, Lancashire, England on May 1, 1895 and was buried on May 4, 1895 in the churchyard of St John The Divine in Frankby, Cheshire, England. John died in Frankby, Cheshire, England on January 5, 1892 and was buried on January 9, 1892 in the churchyard of St John The Divine in Frankby, Cheshire, England.

John Salisbury and Harriet Jones had the following children:

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The family of Thomas Salisbury

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Thomas Salisbury
(father: John) was born in Newton-cum-Larton, Cheshire, England in 1838 and was baptised at the Church of St Bridget in West Kirby, Cheshire, England on March 18, 1838. Thomas was farm labourer.

Thomas married Hannah Barlow at St Nicholas' Church in Liverpool, Lancashire, England on July 7, 1861. At the time of their marriage, both Thomas and Hannah gave their address as Snowden Street, Liverpool. After their marriage they moved to the Greasby/Frankby area in Cheshire, and the Church of St. John, Frankby, which was built in 1862 and decorated in the English style, became the family church. Frankby lies 5½ miles west south west of Birkenhead railway station. Thomas lived at 'The Nook' in Frankby, Cheshire, England.

Hannah Barlow was born on January 29, 1842 in Frankby, Cheshire, England and was known as Anna. She was baptised at the Church of St Bridget in West Kirby, Cheshire, England on February 3, 1842. Anna lived in Montgomery Hill, Frankby, Wirral, Cheshire, England.

Thomas died at his home in Frankby, Cheshire, England on April 10, 1923 and was buried on April 12, 1923 in the churchyard of St John The Divine in Frankby, Cheshire, England. Anna died in Frankby, Cheshire, England on February 13, 1931 and was buried on February 18, 1931 in the churchyard of St John The Divine in Frankby, Cheshire, England.

Thomas Salisbury and Hannah Barlow had the following children:

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