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John Belshaw (1869 - 1958)

John Belshaw
Born in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdommap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1891 in St. Catherine, Wigan, Lancashire, England, UnitedKingdommap
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1890s - 1960s)], [private son (1890s - 1990s)] and
Died at age 89 in Holmes, Wright, Iowa, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Sep 2009
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John is the son of Christopher Belshaw and Elizabeth. John was baptised on 25 January 1869 in Wigan, Lancashire, England.[1]

1871 Census for Wigan, Lancashire, England[2]

Name Relation Status Sex Age Occupation Birth Place
Christopher Belshaw Head 32
Elizabeth Belshaw Wife 28
Thomas Belshaw Son 8
Mary Belshaw Daughter 4
Joseph Belshaw Son 6
John Belshaw Son 1

John grew up in Wigan, Lancashire, England.

He married Ellen Clarke on March 14, 1891, in Wigan, Lancashire, England[3].

In the 1891 census John (age 21) was the married son of Christopher Belshaw in Wigan, Lancashire, England. His wife, Ellen (Hellen 18yo)was living in the same household[4]

John work (according to the 1901 England Census) was a Colliery Fireman Underground[5].

John immigrated from England on the Mauretania, on 25 August 1910, with wife Ellen(Eden).[6]

It was June 1958 when John passed away from CAUSE OF DEATH. He was buried PLACE OF BURIAL, CEMETERY NAME.


  1. Baptism: "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    FamilySearch Record: J9JR-M13 (accessed 21 April 2022)
    John Belshaw baptism on 25 Jan 1869 in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.
  2. 1871 Census for Wigan, Lancashire, England,
  3. Marriage: "Wigan, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1926"
    Wigan Archives Services; Wigan, England; Reference Numbers: D/P27/1/20
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 60562 #70600 (accessed 1 January 2022)
    John Belshaw (21) marriage to Ellen Clarke on 14 Mar 1891 in Wigan, St Catherine, Lancashire, England. Note his father in this record is listed as "Christopher Belshaw".
  4. 1891 Census: "England and Wales Census, 1891"
    Citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
    FamilySearch Record: 7WQM-JZM (accessed 21 April 2022)
    FindMyPast Image
    John Belshaw (21), married son, in household of Christopher Belshaw (51) in Wigan registration district. Born in Lancashire, England.
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2019), Ellen Belshaw in household of John Belshaw, Hindley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing Hindley subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  6. Immigration: "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924"
    Citing Page: 107; Affiliate Publication Title: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York , NY, 1897-1957; Affiliate Line Number: 0018; FHL microfilm: 1400224;
    FamilySearch Record: JJV4-WMK (accessed 21 April 2022)
    FamilySearch Image: 3Q9M-C9T3-T3WZ-8 Image number 0
    Name: John Belshaw; Immigration Date: 25 Aug 1910; Immigration Place: Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States; Birth Date: 1870; Marital Status: Married; Nationality: England, English; Residence Place: Wigan, England; Age: 40; Event Place Sup: Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States; Event Place Year Range: 1892-1955; Departure Port Name: Liverpool; Ship Name: Mauretania; XArr Contact Name: John Clarke; XArr Contact Name Gn: John; XArr Contact Name Surn: Clarke; XDep Contact Name: Eden Belshaw; XDep Contact Name Gn: Eden; XDep Contact Name Surn: Belshaw; XFs Unique Id: 1003028390931; XPr Arr Date: 25 Aug 1910; XPr Arr Dep Port: New York.
  • Son's marriage: "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2021), Ellen Clark in entry for John William Belshaw and Irene Claire Merritt, 31 May 1924; citing registration , Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,838,207.
  • Death: "Ohio, U.S., Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018"
    Ohio Department of Health; Columbus, Ohio; Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007
    Ancestry Record 5763 #2505077 (accessed 1 January 2022)
    Name: John Belshaw; Gender: Male; Race: White; Age: 88; Birth Date: Est 1870; Residence Place: Rocky River, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA; Death Date: 5 Jun 1958; Death Place: Holmes, USA; Inquest Hospital: Long-Term Care Facilities; Registrar's Certificate Number: 42721; Inquest Questions: Certifier: Physician; Autopsy Performed?: Yes, used for certification;.

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