Jane Balshaw, 1824 - 1849.


Born 14th May 1824, daughter of  Margaret Balshaw , spinster.

Baptised at Ormskirk parish church on 31st October 1824. The quarter sessions records include in 1824  an order of filiation brought by Margaret Balshaw of Ormskirk, singlewoman.  This must refer to Jane.

Not married

No children known.


21st June 1849, aged 25, and buried with her grandparents John and Ann Balshaw at SS Peter and Paul, Ormsirk.  

A transcript of her will follows.

This is the last will and testament of me Jane Balshaw of the County of Lancaster spinster. I give and bequeath all the part share interest estate and effects to which I may be entitled at my decease under the will of my late grandfather John Balshaw unto my uncle William Balshaw absolutely. And I give and bequeath my silver chain, jug and six silver tea spoons unto my god-daughter Ellen Elizabeth Webster daughter of Thomas and Mary Webster of Knowsley. And I give and bequeath all my clothes and wearing apparel and all the residue of my effects unto Mary Balshaw of Ormskirk, widow. And I appoint my said uncle William Balshaw executor of this my will in witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 16th day of March 1849. [Note that Mary Balshaw also made her will on this date.  It is not clear, but this Mary might have been Jane's step-grandmother.]

Signed and published by the said testatrix, Jane Balshaw as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the sight and presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Alice Wareing and Robt(?) Wareing.

The 20th January 1852, William Balshaw the sole executor in this will named was sworn in common form and he further made oath that the personal estate and effects of the testator [presumably should have said testatrix] within the Diocese of Chester was under the value of £100 before me Charles Forshaw, surrogate.

The testatrix died 21st June 1849.

Probate issued 22nd January1852.

Go back to home page