Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1857 & 1869

David Madeley (1799 - 1857)

 David Madeley was a Canal Carrier, based at Castlefield Wharf, Manchester. He died in April 1857 and although his name is on the memorial at Weaste Cemetery, he was actually buried at All Saints Church, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester.



He was born in 1798 in Manchester, the son of Philip and Hannah Madeley of Manchester. On 6th April 1830 he married Harriet Copestick (baptised 12th August 1810), in Manchester. The 1832 Manchester Rate books show a David Madeley living at 334 Castle Field, Manchester and in 1841 occupying an address in Castle Field owned by the Trustees of the Duke of Bridgewater.



The 1841 Census showed four Madeley children with the Langford Family at Pin Fold Farm, Withington, Manchester. They were Elizabeth (b.1831), Robert (b.1833), David Jnr (b.1836) and Edward (b.1839). The 1851 Census shows the family lived at Mount Pleasant, Manchester. David was aged 52 and a Brewer and Agent, Harriet was aged 42, Elizabeth was aged 20, Robert was aged 18 and a Maltster, David jnr was aged 14 and Office Boy and Edward was aged 12. New arrivals were James (b.1841) aged 10 and Henry (b.1844) aged 7. On 30th November 1856, 20-year old David jnr married 21-year old Esther Gilbert at St Mary's Parsonage Church, Manchester. She was the daughter of William Gilbert, Cabinet Maker, living at 40, New Bailey Street.



On 6th April 1857 David Madeley snr died aged 58. He was buried at All Saints Church, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester on 10th April. The Manchester Courier of 11th April, Deaths column records "On the 6th inst. aged 58, Mr David Madeley, Carrier, etc of this city."

In 1859, David's eldest child Elizabeth married Thomas Johnson at Manchester Cathedral. The 1861 census shows David jnr's family at 10, Poole Street, Salford. He was aged 25 and a warehouseman. Esther was also aged 25 and baby Mary Jane was 3 months old. The 1871 census shows that David jnr's family lived at West View, Howard Street, Salford. Mary Jane was aged 10 and Esther's father, William Gilbert, aged 58, was also present. In 1881, the family was living at 569 Eccles New Road, Salford. David jnr was aged 45 and a Fustian Manufacturer employing 90 people. Esther was aged 35 and Mary Jane was aged 20. Also in 1881, at 124 Eccles New Road, was David Snr's widow Harriet aged 70 and living off her own means. However, Harriet died 4 years later and the Manchester Courier reported "MADELEY, on 15th July at Blackpool, aged 75 years, Harriet Madeley of 124 Eccles New Road, Salford, widow of the late David Madeley, Castlefield, Manchester."



On 18th March 1891, David Madeley jnr died at Altrincham, Cheshire, aged 55. A notice in the Manchester Courier of 17th October 1891, settling his business interests declared, "DAVID MADELEY DECEASED, late of Hale Bank Farm, Altrincham, Park Side Villa, Eccles New Road, Salford and No.3 China Lane Piccadilly, Manchester, Merchant and Manufacturer."  The 1901 census shows David's widow Esther lived at 24 Lulworth Road, Birkdale, but she died on 2nd April 1903 aged 68.