Robert Belshaw, 1831-1876.

Born.

1831 in Altrincham. (See Thomas Balshaw and Lucy, who were not his parents. Only Bowdon Church gives his name as Balshaw and all other references seem to be Belshaw.)

Occupation.

Railway pointsman in 1857&9, Porter in 1862, Guard in 1869.

Living Timperley in 1857, 1859 and 1861, Altrincham 1869.

Married.

Catherine Brierley (presumably about 1853).

Children: Catherine Belshaw, 1855; Elizabeth Balshaw, 1855; Sarah J Belshaw, 1857; Alice Belshaw, 1859; Catherine Louisa Belshaw, 1862; Bertha Belshaw, 1869, (Selina Belshaw?).

Catherine and Elizabeth's names were given as Balshaw by St Mary's, Bowdon.

Died.

Died Mar qtr 1876, Altrincham 8a 159, age 45. Buried 15/3/1876 at Bowdon Parish Church, grave number 3153.

Notes.

Other occupants of the grave were Rustages and one Drinkwater. The stone on this grave is low and highly decorated. It had fallen to the West and no inscription was visible, July 1995.

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