Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1890 & 99

James Harvey (1818 - 1894)

James Harvey was a Cotton Spinner, who ran the family mill, situated off Oldfield Road, Salford. It was once owned by his father William Harvey (former Mayor of Salford Council), who was in partnership with Joseph Brotherton, (Salford's first MP). James was also a Trustee of the Salford Athenaeum and Temperance Hall, a member of Salford School Board and a member of the General Council of Salford Liberals.

He was born on 9th March 1818 in Salford and baptised at the Bible Christian Church (BCC) on 24th May 1818. His father was William Harvey, founder and Deacon of the BCC, Alderman and Mayor of Salford Council for two terms (1857 and 1858), founder and President of the Vegetarian Society and played a prominent part in other social and political organisations. His mother Mary (nee Titley) Harvey, also played an important role in the BCC. In 1851 at the family home, 8 Acton Square, Crescent, Salford, James was aged 33, single and a Cotton Spinner.

Number 8 Acton Square was described as a desirable, freehold residence, with an out-building, yard and garden. It comprised an entrance hall, three entertaining rooms, five bedrooms and five attics.

In 1852, James married Ann McIntyre (1825 – 1890) who was born in Dukinfield, Cheshire. In 1871, living at the family home in Acton Square, their children were William Brotherton (born 1853 in Salford), Mary Cecilia (born 1856, in Pendleton), Harold McIntyre (born 1857 in Pendleton), Lilias Maud (born 1859 in Pendleton) and Grace Anita (born 1860 in Pendleton). In 1881, still at 8 Acton Square, James was a Cotton Spinner Employing 102 Hands, aged 63. William B was a Bank Clerk aged 27. On 22nd January, James's wife Annie died aged 65 and was buried in the family vault.

By 1891, now living at Gowen Brae, Rose Hill, Bowden, Altrincham, Cheshire, James was a Retired Cotton Spinner and a widower. Harold McIntyre was aged 34 and a Cotton Yarn Salesman. Lilias Maud was aged 32 and the Domestic Housekeeper. On 23rd November 1894, James died at Gowan Brae, Bowdon aged 76.

It is not known when first born, William Brotherton Harvey was married, or to whom, or if he had children, but he died at Heaton Moor, on 17th March 1898 aged 44.

Mary Cecilia married Walter Blease in 1881. In 1911 they lived at Toxteth Park, Liverpool where he was a Chartered Accountant. Son Walter Lyon was a Barrister at Law, age 26 and Muriel was aged 25. Mary died on 18th May 1936, aged 81.

Harold McIntyre was at home with his parents in 1891, single, aged 34 and a Cotton Yarn Salesman. But then disappears. There is a Harold Harvey, born 1858 who sails to New Zealand in 1895, with two others E C Harvey and  – Harvey (possibly a baby)!

Lilias Maud Harvey was aged 42, single and living with her cousin Lilla Dawson in Broughton in 1901. She died on 30th September 1906, aged 48 at Southport, Lancs.

Grace Anita Harvey was visiting the Southern family of Broughton in the 1881 census. In the third quarter in 1881 she married William Henry Southern (born 1858), Builder.