Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1890 & 99

John Tysoe (1832 - 1896)

John Tysoe was a Cotton Spinner, inheriting Albert Mill in Hope Street Salford which was once owned by Joseph Brotherton MP, and was an Alderman on Salford Council.

He was born in 1822 in Salford and baptised in 1822 at Christ Church, Bible Christian Church, King Street, Salford. His father was Charles Tysoe, (1790 – 1851) an early member of the Bible Christian Church, who had come to Manchester from Pebworth in Gloucestershire in 1804 as an apprentice to Bennett and Benton, Linen Drapers. Charles later formed a partnership with William Harvey, spinning cotton at the Albert Mill, Hope Street, Salford. John's mother was Harriet Tysoe, nee Slagg, born in 1801.

When John was only 4-years-old his mother died. A memorial plaque at the Bible Christian Church read, "Harriet, wife of Charles Tysoe of Salford and daughter of William and Mary Cecilia Slagg of Eckington, Derbyshire, who died at Stratford-upon-Avon, July 23rd 1826 and was interred at Pebworth in Gloucestershire, aged 25." (Pebworth is only 9 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. There is also a village nearby named Tysoe, which was also in the District of Stratford-upon-Avon). As there are no more early records for John Tysoe in Salford it is tempting to say that John was sent back to live with his grandparents in Pebworth, because in 1843, at the age of 21, he married Charlotte Smith (1821 – 1891) at Stratford-upon-Avon.

By 1851, John and Charlotte had returned to Salford and lived at Seedley Grove, Pendleton, with their son John Henry (b.1849 in Pendleton) aged 2. John's occupation was Cotton Spinner's Agent, (no doubt working for his father). Daughter Harriet Ann (b.1844) was a Boarder at the home/school of Septimus Hope Hewitt in Mere, Altrincham, Cheshire. In 1861 the family lived at 28 Seedley Road, Pendleton with daughters Josephine Brotherton (b.1857 in Pendleton) aged 4 and Annie (b.1859 in Pendleton) aged 2. John Henry was at boarding school at Showell Bank, Thelwall, Warrington and Harriet Ann was not found. John's occupation was Master Cotton Spinner employing 300 men.

The Manchester Evening News of 21st September 1875 reported "A petition for liquidation was filed in Salford County Court today by John Tysoe, trading as Charles Tysoe and Sons, and also trading in co-partnership with John Henry Tysoe, under the firm of John Tysoe, Son and Company." This was caused by a downturn in demand for cotton thread. It also meant that Alderman John Tysoe could no longer be an elected member for Salford Council. An item in the Manchester Courier of 21st August 1880 advertised Sale by Auction of the contents of Albert Mill on 1st of September.

The 1881 census shows that the Tysoe family had moved to Stamford Road, Bowdon. John was aged 59 and an Insurance Agent. Harriette was still at home, but was to marry on 20th April to Albrecht Mendel, in Bowden. John Henry aged 32, was a yarn Agent and Josephine aged 24 and had no occupation. John's wife Charlotte died at Bowden on 23rd October 1891, aged 70. John Tysoe died at Pendleton on 9th March 1896 aged 74 and John Henry died at Prestwich on 22nd March 1922 aged 72.