John probably married Elizabeth Culshaw on 31 October 1865 in Wigan, Lancashire, England..
1871 Census of England for Wigan, Lancashire, England
In the 1901 census John (age 56) was the married head of household in Wigan, Lancashire, England..
|John Belshaw||Head||Married||M||56||Salt Dealer (hawker)||Wigan, Lancashire|
|Elizabeth Belshaw||Wife||Married||F||60||Wigan, Lancashire|
|Sarah A Belshaw||Daughter||Single||F||29||Cotton Weaver||Philadelphia, Durham|
|Elizabeth Belshaw||Daughter||Single||F||28||Cop Winder Cotton||Wigan, Lancashire|
|Mary Belshaw||Daughter||Single||F||26||Seamstress Baby Linen||Lundley, Durham|
|Charlotte Belshaw||Daughter||Single||F||21||Cotton Reeler||Shildon, Durham|
|Margaret H Belshaw||Daughter||Single||F||18||Cotton Reeler||Shildon, Durham|
|Isabella Belshaw||Daughter||Single||F||16||Tailoress||West Auckland, Durham|
Note 12 Dec 2021, P. Clinesmith Searched FamilySearch for sources. I may have found quite a few sources for this person, but with this being an estimated birthdate, and with so many of the children’s names being private (and none but John even having birth year ranges), it is difficult to tell. Here is the profile link for further research: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/family/LCRX-QM6 .
Wife’s maiden name is fairly uncommon, so I find this to be somewhat likely. However, in sources, he is listed as Christopher Belshaw; not John Belshaw. It is entirely possible that he went by his middle name, or that the first name listed here is inaccurate. I think this Christopher is a different family. In 1871 he lived with an Elizabeth and 4 different children - see the list on John Belshaw's profile. I'm going to detach John Belshaw (1870-1958) as he appears to be the son of Christopher and Elizabeth(Dyer-10748).
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