Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1890 & 99

Samuel King Lievesley (1849 - 1894)

Samuel King Lievesley was a Coach Maker, and this name seems to have be passed along through the generations of Lievesleys.


He was born in 1849 in Pendleton. His father was Thomas Lievesley (b.1822 in Manchester), who was a Coach Painter. His mother was Maria Lievesley (b.1820 in Manchester. The 1851 census shows the family lived at Church Grove, Pendleton and Samuel's siblings were Richard (b.1844 in Manchester) aged 7, William (b.1845 in Manchester) aged 6, next came Samuel who was aged 2, and Elizabeth (b.1851 in Pendleton) aged 0. In 1871 the family lived at Granby Row, Manchester, where Samuel was aged 22, Elizabeth was aged 20, and the youngest John (b.1857) was 14.


On 8th September 1872, Samuel married Dorcas Ellison at Manchester Cathedral. She was born in 1851 in Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire, the daughter of James Ellison (b.1815 in Bowdon), who was an Agricultural Labourer, and Ellen Ellison (b.1811 in Bowdon). In 1851 the Ellison family lived at Sinderland, Dunham Massey, Cheshire.


In 1881, Samuel and Dorcas lived at 31 Hyde Street, Hulme, Manchester. Their children were Maria (b.1873 in Manchester) aged 8, Thomas (b.1876 in Manchester) aged 5, Ellen (b.1878 in Manchester) aged 3, and Samuel King jnr (b.1879 in Manchester) aged 2. In 1891 they were still in Hyde Street with additions to the family Henrietta (b.1883 in Manchester) age 8 and Annie (b.1884 in Manchester) aged 7.


Samuel King Lievesley died on 5th October 1894 aged 45 and was buried in Weaste Cemetery. In 1900 Maria married Samuel H Moore at St Paul's Church, Hulme. Also in 1900 Thomas married Martha Jane Williams at St Michael's Church, Macclesfield, Cheshire. In 1901 Dorcas was still living at Hyde Street with children Thomas (shown as married) aged 25 who was a General Labourer, Ellen aged 23 who was a Boxmaker and Annie aged 17 who was a machinist.


On 11th April 1908, Dorcas died aged 56 and was interred with her husband Samuel at Weaste Cemetery. Also in 1908, Samuel King Lievesley jnr married Lily May King at St Mary's Church, Davyhulme, Urmston, near Manchester. In 1909, Henrietta married George Coops at St Mary's Church Davyhulme. And also in 1909, Annie married James Massey at St Mary's Church, Davyhulme.


The 1911 census shows Samuel King jnr lived at 6 Primrose Terrace, Crofts Bank Road, Davyhulme and his occupation was given as Army Pensioner, Stoker to Boiler for Stationary Engine. He had 1 daughter Kathleen (b.1910 in Urmston) aged 1.


The 1911 census also shows that Samuel King Lievesley Snr's son Thomas lived at 3 Bent Lanes, Davyhulme, Urmston, where he was an Electrician, (later he became an operator on Barton Swing Aqueduct). His first born son was named Samuel King (b.1902 in Macclesfield), followed by George Ellison (b.1904 in Macclesfield), Frank (b.1905 in Hulme) and Harold (b.1907 in Hulme). Then after 1911 came Thomas jnr (b.1914 in Urmston), Marjorie (b.1915 in Urmston) and May (b. 1920 in Urmston).