Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1880 & 89

Aaron Unsworth (1806 - 1882)

Aaron Unsworth was a retired Brickmaker. His wife Mary died 2 days before him and they were buried together at Weaste Cemetery.


Aaron was born in Manchester in 1806. Mary was the daughter of Samuel and Susanna Brindley. She was born in Manchester in 1809 and Christened at Manchester Cathedral on 24th September 1809. The couple were married at Manchester Cathedral on 14th September 1828. Aaron was a Brickmaker and in 1881 they were living at 8, Gloucester Street, Salford. The records show that in 1882 Aaron died at West Worsley Street, aged 76 and Mary died at Hampson Street, Salford, aged 73.


The Salford Reporter of 23rd December 1882 had the following headline "Death of an Old Married Couple at Salford". It went on, "The mortal remains of Mr and Mrs Unsworth, a worthy couple, the former of whom died on the 17th December and the latter two days previously, were interred at the Salford Cemetery on Tuesday (19th Dec 1882). Unsworth was 76 years old, his good wife, with whom he had passed 54 years of married life, being three years his junior. He was a member of the Duke of Devonshire Lodge of Oddfellows, and was actively connected with the Brickmakers Society. At the time of the introduction of the brick-making machine, Unsworth gave some very sound advice, and in this manner undoubtedly saved the society many a law suit.


Mrs Unsworth will be remembered as a very kind-hearted woman who gave to the poor and needy in a liberal spirit. The character of this worthy couple was such that Dr. Robinson, of the Crescent gave them his professional services without exacting any fees."


The double funeral took place on Tuesday 19th December where the couple were interred together in Square 32 of the Dissenters portion. Rev W. Knox officiated.