to the Census of 1891 John was born in Tintwistle, nr Glossop,
where both his parents were cotton weavers.
1841 The census recorded John and family living in Hadfield,
1851 Census shows John aged 11, a scholar, living at Folly
Lane cottages near Worsley. Father was a power loom weaver.
shows John aged 21, occupation Boatbuilder, probably
servicing barges on the Bridgewater Canal which was nearby.
1871 John and family at 14 Sarah Ann Street, Gorton,
Manchester, occupation Railway Guard.
1881 John and family at 26 St. John's Road, Longsight,
Manchester, occupation Greengrocer.
1891 As 1881, aged 50, Greengrocer.
1901 As 1881, aged 60, Greengrocer.
In the name of simplicity, data sources in
general are omitted