Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1920 & 29

Headley Stackhouse (1854 - 1929)

 Headley Stackhouse was a Spice Merchant with premises in Hulme, Manchester.

He was born in 1854 in Hulme, Manchester. His father was Richard Stackhouse (born 1827 in Manchester) who was a Mechanic. His mother was Elizabeth (nee Saville) Stackhouse (born 1821 in Hull). Richard and Elizabeth were married in 1850 at Manchester Cathedral.

The 1871 census 17-year-old Headley Stackhouse lived at Fosters Court, St. Matthew, Manchester with his parents and five siblings: Ann (born 1851 in Yorkshire), Joseph T (born 1852 in Lancashire), William Richard (born 1857 in Kent), Amelia (born 1858 in Lancashire) and Robert (born 1862 in Lancashire). On 17th February 1877, Headley married Phoebe Hall at St Bartholomew's Church, Salford. He was 23, a Painter and lived at 86 West Union Street, Salford. Phoebe was 21, a Spinner and lived at the same address. Her father was Thomas Hall (deceased) who had been a Joiner. Headley's father Richard's occupation was Floor Cloth Maker.

In the 1881 census, the family lived at 11, Joule Street, Salford. Headley was 26 and a Painter and Phoebe was 24. Their children were Gertrude (born 1879 in Salford) and Headley jnr. (born 1880 in Salford). In 1882 Thomas was born and in 1884 Richard was born, but sadly died on 28th November 1886 aged 2 years and 3 months.

Headley formed a partnership with Thomas Benjamin Finney, and in 1901 he lived next door to him at 7 Fisher Road, Hulme. However, the partnership ended on 31st March 1906 as the London Gazette reported "Notice is hereby given that the partnership Finney and Stackhouse, carrying on business as Spice and Herb Grinders, Colour Merchants and Butchers Outfitters at Cornbrook Spice Mills, Hulme, Manchester, has been dissolved by mutual consent." T.B. Finney continued with the company and it was reported that Headley jnr continued to be a Salesman and Thomas continued as a Spice Grinder.

On 30th July 1904 Headley Stackhouse (jnr) married Emily Ward at St Cyprian's Church, Salford. He was aged 23, a Traveller, who lived at 4, Darwen Street, Old Trafford. She was aged 22 and lived at Lower Craven Street, Salford. Emily's father was James Ward (deceased) Engineer. The 1911 census for Headley Jnr shows the family lived at 55 Mitford St, Stretford. He was a Spice Merchant aged 30 his wife Emily was 29, and they had two children, Emily (born 1909 in Ashton-on-Mersey) and Headley Noel (born 1910 in Ashton-on-Mersey). Headley Snr's other son Thomas married Margaret Jane Steward in 1906. They had four sons all born in Stretford. Cyril (born 1908), Eric (born 1910), Leslie Stuart (born 1912) and Thomas jnr (born 1917). Sadly Thomas snr died on 21st December 1918 aged 36.

In the 1921 census, Headley Snr and Phoebe lived at 143, Derbyshire Road, Stretford. Phoebe died on 6th June 1926 aged 69 and by 1928 Headley lived with his daughter-in-law Margaret Jane Stackhouse at 1, Grosvenor St, Stretford. Headley Snr died on 12th February 1929 aged 74 and was buried at Weaste Cemetery. grave B17 11732.