Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1920 & 29

Harriet Moores (1830 - 1926)

Harriet Moores (nee Marsh) lived in Salford nearly all her life. She died in October 1926, aged 96, having outlived her husband Charles by 50 years.

The Salford Reporter of 9th October 1926 records "Death of Veteran Salford Inhabitant. By the death of Mrs Harriet Moores of Albert Street, Salford, the city has lost one of its oldest inhabitants. Mrs Moores died last week at the advanced age of 96 years. She would have been 97 had she lived until January 28th next. She was a native of Salford – her mother's grave is in St Stephen's churchyard – and she lived all her life in the city, chiefly in St Matthias Ward. Her husband, the late Mr Charles Moores, predeceased her by some fifty years ago. She had been bedfast for the last ten years. Her memory, however, was wonderfully good, and she could recall incidents of 80 years ago, and even further back still.

The late Mrs Moores had a family of six of whom three survive her, together with fourteen grandchildren. Her eldest son (William) Henry, worked at the Broughton Copper Works for close on 50 years and was buried in the grave at Weaste Cemetery where now also rest the remains of her mother. The funeral service was conducted by Rev F A Cooke MA, Vicar of St Matthias' Church. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent, including on from the neighbours."

Not a lot is known about Harriet's early life, but her husband-to-be Charles appears on the 1841 census as a 13-year-old, living with his family at St Stephen Place, Salford. Harriet Marsh married Charles Moores at Manchester Cathedral on 17th February 1851. Their first child William Henry was born in the fourth quarter 1852 in Miles Platting, Manchester and baptised on 2nd January 1853 in Manchester

The 1871 census shows that the family lived at Back of Edge Place, Salford. Charles and William Henry were not present, but Harriet described herself as Head and was aged 41. (It's intriguing why Harriet is Head when husband Charles was to die 4 years later in the first quarter 1875. Possibly as the only Charles Moores located at that time was in 1868, when a Charles Moores was present at the New Baily Prison, Salford)!! Harriet's other children were James (born 1855) aged 16, Anna (born 1860) aged 11, Albert (born 1863) aged 8, Fanny (born 1866) aged 5 and Joseph (born 1870) aged 1.

William Henry Moores married twice. On 23rd January 1875 to Eliza Holmes at Manchester Cathedral. In 1881 they lived at Flax Street, Salford (which was also the location of Broughton Copper Works). He was aged 28 and his occupation was Core Iron Maker for Moulders. Eliza was a Cotton Spinner, aged 30 and there were no children. Although there is no death recorded for Eliza, on 22nd August 1891, William Henry Moores (widowed) married Priscilla Jones (widowed) at St Philip's Church, Salford. In 1901 William Henry and Priscilla lived at 24, Silk Street Salford. He was aged 48 and a Core Maker in Copper Works. Their children were Albert aged 16, Lily aged 9, and Priscilla's son John Henry aged 23. William Henry died in 1914 aged 61 and was buried in M/CE/570 at Weaste Cemetery on 7th February. His mother Harriet died 12 years later and was buried with her son on 9th October 1926.