Edward Ernest Balshaw (1865-1920).

Born.

26th November 1865 at Brookside, Stretford, son of Edward (Pass) Balshaw and Hannah Priscilla (nee Procter). Have birth certificate.

Occupation.

Doesn't appear on the national index for the 1881 census!  Where was he?  His sister Lucy seems to have been a border in North Meols, aged 12.

Secretary of Hurstpierpoint College in 1915.  Living at Cuckfield, Sussex in 1913 and 1915.

Married

Beatrice Ellen Cornish (1882-1971), 16th August 1910, at St Matthew's Church, West Ham.  See photo.  Have copy of certificate.  One of the witnesses was his brother, Harold Cecil Leurs Balshaw.  The other witness had (almost) the same unusual christian name, George Henry Leur Tucker.

Children

Beatrice Olive Balshaw, 27th March 1913 (married Herbert William Beckett 3rd June 1941); Edward A Balshaw, 28th March 1915 - his only surviving child Ann Balshaw married Moore.

Died.

1920.  Have copy of will.

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