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John Belshaw (abt. 1847)

John Belshaw
Born about in England, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (unknown - unknown)], [private son (unknown - unknown)], [private daughter (unknown - unknown)] and [private son (unknown - unknown)]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 30 Sep 2009
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John Belshaw was born about 1846. [1]. He was the son of Daniel Belshaw[2].

John probably married Elizabeth Culshaw on 31 October 1865 in Wigan, Lancashire, England.[2].

1871 Census of England for Wigan, Lancashire, England

Name Relation Status Sex Age Occupation Birth Place
John Belshaw Head 25
Elizabeth Belshaw Wife 24
Jane Belshaw Daughter 7
Robert Belshaw Son 4
Alice Belshaw Daughter 1

In the 1901 census John (age 56) was the married head of household in Wigan, Lancashire, England.[3].

Name Relation Status Sex Age Occupation Birth Place
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

Research Notes

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: .

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).


  1. Based on age at 1871 Census
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marriage: "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
    FamilySearch Record: NNJX-VDV (accessed 21 April 2022)
    John Belshaw (21) marriage to Elizabeth Culshaw on 31 Oct 1865 in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.
  3. 1901 Census: "England and Wales Census, 1901"
    Citing Wigan subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
    FamilySearch Record: X9KT-7NK (accessed 21 April 2022)
    FindMyPast Image
    John Belshaw (56), married head of household in Wigan registration district. Born in Wigan, Lancashire.
  • 1861 Census: "1861 England Census"
    Class: RG 9; Piece: 2772; Folio: 33; Page: 13; GSU roll: 543027
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 8767 #23379280 (accessed 31 December 2021)
    John Belshaw (16) son in household of Daniel Belshaw (54) in Wigan registration district.
  • 1871 Census of England for Wigan, Lancashire, England,
  • Marriage: "Wigan, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1926"
    Wigan Archives Services; Wigan, England; Reference Numbers: D/P28/1/6
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record WiganMarriages #196288 (accessed 1 January 2022)
    Christopher Belshaw (22) marriage to Elizabeth Jowett on 18 Jan 1863 in Wigan, St George, Lancashire, England.

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