Born in Stockport, Lancs, daughter of Henry Howard. Age 29 on 1851 census (30th March). Age 40 on 1861 census (7th April). Age 49 on 1871 census (2nd April). These dates would be consistent with a date of birth between 2nd and 7th April 1821.
First wife of John Riddiough Balshaw. Postmaster's wife on 1861 census.
John Riddiough Balshaw at Bowdon Church, March qtr. 1847 Cert XIX 3 (witness Mary Howard). Have marriage cetificate.
21 April 1877, aged 60, George St, Altrincham, of "Chronic Bronchitis, (some years) Pleuro pneumonia (8 days)", John present at death. Altrincham, 8a 117, Jun. qtr 1877. Have death certificate. Her age at this time is not consistent with the dates on the census returns.
Altrincham and Bowdon Guardian, Saturday April 28 1877, p4. Deaths. April 21 at George St, Altrincham, aged 60 years, Ann, wife of Mr John Balshaw.
Contrast with Ann Balshaw 1831 to 1866.
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