Liverpool, Local History, Our Family History, People, Salthouse


A trip to Liverpool this morning to learn more about the docks, I have a few interests from my Salthouse family to explore. After the talk we had a walk through Liverpool One and we really, really, were going to go down past John Lewis’ to look over the wall and see the recently discovered old dock – but the cold wind changed our minds and we ended up in Waterstone’s, instead, browsing the books.


Hartigan Updated

I decided not to rewrite all of this page. The trees have been tidied up, but further down the page are the notes I made about nine years ago, when we knew bits about the family but not all the information was available. It’s interesting, sometimes, to remember the challenges and the brick walls, and the shouts of joy “I’ve got it!” when that missing link is found! Heady days, indeed.


Joynt (Jane) Updated

Jane Joynt, who married Henry Joynt, was the mother of Margaret Joynt. Whilst much of Jane and Henry’s trees are identical, Jane did remarry after (presumably) Henry died and so her tree contains her ‘Pixton family’ children. There was close contact between Margaret Joynt and one of her Pixton half sisters so it’s good to see them all on the same lineage. William Pixton also married twice so has his own page even though he is only connected by marriage.


Baxendale Updated

A very short page, the Baxendales are only related to my family by marriage but still played an important part in the documents and pictures (such as they are) that I have. It’s a long time since I last looked at the family history but I seem to remember that Richard Baxendale who married Mary Braidwood was brought up his grandparents. A good story of changing times and improved prospects for children who were lucky enough to have a decent basic education and family who were in a position to help them.

braidwood, Our Family History, People, Salthouse

Braidwood Tree Updated

William Salthouse married Janet Braidwood in 1871 at Liverpool. The Braidwood tree is very significant for this branch of the Salthouses, I seem to remember mum saying that the red hair was a Braidwood trait – and also that her grandmother, Janet – always pronounced as Jennett – seemed to be very stern and no-nonsense but also a very likeable person. I’ve updated the tree tonight, but this is a tree that needs to be filled out with detail, much of which I already have, it’s on the ‘to do’ list.


Belton Tree Updated

This is the biggest tree and I can’t take much credit for it as the work was done by Gwynne and Thomas Belton in the days when a search was a search through real paper documents in London and in local archives. It’s a linear tree, colour coded for each generation. Yes there might be inconsistencies, so that will make it all the more interesting. A large work in progress.