Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1930 & 39

Annie Burrows (1862 - 1938)

Annie Burrows was a Schoolteacher and became Deaconess of Christ Church Salford. She did not marry.

She was born on 28th February 1862 in Salford and baptised on 18th April 1862 at Christ Church Salford by Rev Hugh Stowell. Her address was given as 20 Baker Street, Salford. Her father was Ralph Burrows (born 10th April 1819 at Ince, Wigan).  Her mother was Ann (nee Dodd) Burrows (born 1821 at High Ercall, Shropshire) and they were married on 21st August 1856 at Christ Church, Salford. Ralph was aged 37, a Coachman and his address was 25 Crescent, Salford. Ann was aged 34, a Servant and her address was 19 Crescent, Salford.

The census of 1861, (the year before Annie was born) shows the family at Adelphi Farm, 6 Peel Street, Salford. Ralph was aged 42, Ann was aged 40, and their children were Robert aged 3 and Ralph William aged 1. Also at the house was Ralph's brother Robert, who was also a Coachman, aged 45. In June 1864, (when Annie was aged 2) her father Ralph Burrows, died of bronchitis at Cross Lane, Salford aged 45. He was buried at Weaste Cemetery, grave B19/CE/2447 on 28th June, the service was conducted by Rev Hugh Stowell.

In 1871, the family lived at Asaph Street, Salford. Annie's mother Ann was a widow aged 49, Annie was aged 9 and brothers Robert was 13 and Ralph William was 11. In 1881, now at 24, Lillah Street, Annie's mother Ann was aged 58 and described as Late Shopkeeper. Annie was aged 19 and a Pupil Teacher. Robert was aged 23 and a Carriage Body Maker (Carpenter) and Ralph William was aged 21 and an Assistant Schoolmaster. In the 1891 census at Lillah Street, Annie's mother Ann was aged 69 and Annie was aged 29 and an Assistant Schoolmistress. But in May that year Annie's mother died, aged 69 and was buried on 9th May with her late husband Ralph.

In 1901, Annie, (aged 38 and a Schoolteacher), now lived with her brother Robert, who was a widower, at 17 Portland Ave, Salford. Also in the house were Robert's daughter Mona Burrows aged 9 and a housekeeper named Jemima C Wiles. In 1911, Annie still lived with her brother Robert at 17 Portland Ave, Salford. She was now aged 49 and described as Assistant Teacher. Robert's daughter Mona was aged 19 and a Student Teacher. Their Housekeeper Jemima Wiles was still with them.

In November 1913, Annie's brother Robert died aged 55 and was buried in the family grave at Weaste Cemetery. The 1921 census shows Annie as the head of the house at 77, West High Street, Salford, aged 59 and Deaconess of Christ Church, Salford. Her niece Mona Burrows, age 29, was a Clerk employed by the Ministry of Labour, Eccles Town Hall and the Housekeeper was still Jemima Wiles.

Annie Burrows died at Hope Hospital on 10th December 1938 aged 76. As the family grave was full, she was buried in grave A4/CE/4663 at Weaste Cemetery. Her address was 6 Rudyard Road, Salford and the Manchester Guardian announcement recorded that she was the dear aunt on Mona Burrows. The Service was at Christ Church.