Frances Balshaw (1840- ?).


Altrincham, 9/12/1840 daughter of Thomas Balshaw and Lucy. Her birth certificate confirmed that Lucy's maiden name was Riddiough. Have Birth Certificate. Baptised 3rd January 1841 at St George, Altrincham.


Shop Woman, age 20, living with parents at 32 Church St, and unmarried in 1861.


John Bedford (from Thomas' will) but neither was still living in Cheshire or Lancashire at the 1881 census.  The wedding was probably in the Dec qtr of 1862, in Altrincham.

She had at least one child, Emily.  Emily was later known as 'Dodie'.  A letter referring to her, from her cousin Rosa is in the possession of Peter Harrop's family. (2000).


Probably a witness (Fanny Balshaw) at the wedding of her brother Pass Balshaw to Hester Ann Ollier, 26th June 1861.

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