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John Eades
1842 - 1916

 


John Eades

John Eades is the 2x great grandfather of my husband Graham Jones. John was the youngest son of George and Martha Eades. Born in Guide Bridge, Lancashire John was baptised in Manchester Cathedral on 31 July 1842.   At the age of 19 on 10 September 1860  John married Mary Ann Tench who was also 19.  They were married at St Johns Church in Manchester.  A year later on 17 December 1842 their daughter Eliza Ann Eades was born. (Eliza is pictured opposite with her mother Mary Ann).  The family were living in Hulme at No 6 Hibbert Street. John was employed as a Journeyman Coachbuilder with the Carriage Company's Pendleton Works.

 

In 1867 their second daughter Ada Mary was born. John's wife Mary Ann died early in 1871.  The 1871 census showed John living in Pendleton at 6 Broughton Road with his two young daughters. His aunt Ann Barlow was living with him looking after the girls and acting as housekeeper. John was now a foreman with the Carriage Company's Pendleton Works, where horse trams were constructed and repaired.


Late in 1871, John remarried to Alice Wagstaffe. John and Alice went on to have a family of three daughters and four sons.


Mary Ann Eades (nee Tench) with daughter Eliza
Photo taken in 1843

 

Left to Right: Minnie, George, Alice (wife), Harry, Alice, John Eades (Snr), Frank, John
Photo was taken sometime between 1892 and 1895 on the Isle of Man where the family frequently holidayed.

In 1881 with the exception of Ada and Florence who were at boarding school in Heaton Norris the family were living at No 2 Fitzwarren Street in Pendleton.  John was now the manager of the Carriage Company's Pendleton Works.  He had patented the Reversible Tramcar in 1877 and the success of this had allowed the family to move from their modest home in Broughton Street to Fitzwarren Street where John had bought four large houses, living at No. 2.

The following year  on 28 December 1882 Eliza married Joseph Bowring. In 1888 Ada Mary married - William Wentworth Taylor a yarn agent from Royton in Lancashire. Their son Joseph Eades Taylor was born in 1893 followed by a daughter Alice in 1896

Florence, the eldest daughter of John and Alice died at the age of 15 in 1888. 

In 1891 the family had moved next door to No 4 Fitzwarren Street. 

By 1901 that family were living in "Lansdowne", Seymour Grove, Stretford. Living at home was Minnie, John, George and Frank.
Enumerated as:

John Eades, head, 58, Coach carriage builder, Manager, Employer. Born Manchester
Alice, wife, 51, born Glossop
Minnie, daughter, 27, unmarried. Born Pendleton
John, son, 24, unmarried. Coach Carriage Works Manager. Employer. Born Pendleton
George, son, 19, unmarried. Yarn agent. Born Pendleton
Frank, son, 15, Coach Carriage builder. Born Pendleton
Hannah Rodgers, servant, 21, unmarried. Domestic servant. Born Norton, Cambridge.

John died at his home "Lansdowne", Seymour Grove, Old Trafford on 30 July 1916 and is buried in the Southern Cemetery there.

 

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