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Ellen (Clarke) Belshaw (1873 - 1957)

Ellen Belshaw formerly Clarke
Born in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdommap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1891 in St. Catherine, Wigan, Lancashire, England, UnitedKingdommap
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private son (1890s - 1960s)], [private son (1890s - 1990s)] and
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 7 Oct 2009
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Ellen Clarke was born on May 28, 1873 in Wigan. Her father was Andrew Clarke.

Ellen married John Belshaw 14 Mar 1891 at St Catharine's Church in Wigan, Lancashire. Neither had been married before. John was 21 and lived at 39 Warrington Lane; he was a collier. Ellen was 18 and lived at 1 Silver Street. Their fathers were named as Christopher Belshaw (collier) and Andrew Clarke (collier). The witnesses were Joseph Belshaw and Elizabeth Ann Clarke.

Together John and Ellen had children including:

  1. Alice Belshaw [1].

She died in November 1957 at location needed [2].


  • "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Ellen Clarke in household of Andrew Clarke, Wigan, Lancashire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing p. 13, Piece/Folio 3764/107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,082.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 23 February 2021), Hellen Belshaw in household of Christopher Belshaw, Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  • "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.
  • 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.
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