Henry Salisbury, Preston, Lancashire England 1880 mother Ellen father???

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Henry Salisbury born april 1880 preston england.  mother Ellen Salisbury, aunt Ellen Jane Salisbury, grandfather is Henry Salisbury.  Brother of aunt.  Is his father/grandfather one in the same.  Or daughter Ellen unmarried.


Who was the father? not a Salisbury...
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Henry Salisbury is my great-grandfather and I am also attempting to find out who the anonymous father is (are you on Ancestry.com? If so, we may have connected there already! :)

I have always had a theory (and this is a VERY far-fetched theory that has no proof or basis in reality) that the 18-19 year old Ellen Jane was "friends" with one of the Irish stonemasons (in their 20's and listed as "married boarders" on the 1881 England census), who lived a couple of doors down from her (she was at 33 Park and they were living at 37 Park Street).  One of them is named James Tierney and, coincidentally, I just had a "close match," but with no obvious connection, through DNA testing on Ancestry.com, with someone who has a branch of "Tierney" in their family tree.  We may never know - but is a possibility!

Have you had your DNA test done either through ancestry.com or 23andme.com? Maybe that will reveal some hints as to the paternity of Henry Salsibury!  Just a thought...

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hi anonymous, henry was captured as a baby in the 1881 census (below) with no apparent father in the household so you will need to get a copy of his birth certificate to find who it was (if it was provided).

SALISBURY, Ellen Head Single F 57 1824 Head Knitter (C) Longridge, Lancashire
SALISBURY, Henry Brother Married M 53 1828 Joiner Longridge, Lancashire
SALISBURY, Ellen J Daughter  Single F 20 1861 Head Knitter (C) Blackburn, Lancashire
SALISBURY, Henry Son Single M 0 1881 (img shows 11 ????) Preston, Lancashire
Piece: 4229 Folio: 42 Page: 26 Registration District: Preston
Civil Parish: Preston Address: 33, Park Road, Preston County: Lancashire
These are the details you need to order Henry's birth certificate...
Births Q2 1880 - SALISBURY, Henry, RegD: Preston, Volume: 8e, Page: 574
Other earlier censuses and following in comment(s) to this answer...
by Wombat Allen G2G6 Mach 2 (24.7k points)
I checked the 1871 census for this household too...
SALISBURY, Ellen Head F 44 1827 Lancashire
SALISBURY, Henry Brother M 40 1831 Lancashire
SALISBURY, Ellen J Niece F 10 1861 Lancashire
Piece: 4212 Folio: 102 Page: 31 Registration District: Preston
Civil Parish: Preston Municipal Borough: Preston Address: Park Road, Preston County: Lancashire

and the same address in 1861 shows Henry's mother Ellen with her widowed mother Jane...
158 SALSBURY, Jane Head    Widow F 64 1797 Heald Knitter Longridge, Lancashire
158 SALSBURY, Ellen Daughter   Unmarried F 35 1826 Heald Knitter Longridge, Lancashire
RG number: RG09 Piece: 3138 Folio: 88 Page: 27 Sub District: 2
Preston Enumeration District: 56 Ecclesiastical Parish: St Pauls Municipal Borough: Preston
Address: 33, Park Road, Preston County: Lancashire

back in 1851 Ellen and her brother Henry are both at home with widowed mother Jane...
SALSBURY, Jane Head Widow F 54 1797  Factory Worker Dilworth
SALSBURY, Ellen Daughter  Unmarried F 25 1826  Factory Worker Dilworth
SALSBURY, Henry Son Unmarried M 22 1829  Joiner Dilworth
HOOLE, John Lodger Unmarried M 20 1831  House Painter Salesbury
Piece: 2267 Folio: 663 Page: 53 Registration District: Preston
Civil Parish: Preston Municipal Borough: Preston Address: 16, Guys Row, Preston County: Lancashire

finally when we get back to 1841 we find that Ellen and Henry's father & Jane's husband was called James and that they had a younger brother called John...
SALISBURY, James M 40 1801 Lancashire
SALISBURY, Jane F 40 1801 Lancashire
SALISBURY, Ellen F 15 1826 Lancashire
SALISBURY, Henry M 12 1829 Lancashire
SALISBURY, John M 9 1832 Lancashire
Piece: 499 Book/Folio: 16/33 Page: 16 Registration District: Preston Civil Parish: Preston
Municipal Borough: Preston Address: Guy's Row, Preston County: Lancashire

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