Richard (3) Livesey


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Brief biography

Richard (3) was born in Manchester around 1846 to parents Matthew (2) Livesey and his wife Mary Taws. He was christened at Manchester Cathedral on November 22nd 1846 [IGI: Batch C073541]. His birth reference is probably [Birth Index: Manchester 20 796, 1846 (Dec)], or perhaps [Birth Index: Manchester 20 615, 1845 (June)].

The 1861 Census him at age "15" living with his parents at 58, Stonehewer Street in the St. George district of Manchester, and occupied as a cordwainer's silk maker.

The 1871 Census finds him at age "24" living with his parents at 43, Fielden Street in the St. George district of Manchester, and occupied as a porter.

Later in 1871 he married Elizabeth Mycock [Marriage Index: Manchester 8d 667, 1871 (Dec)]. Her GRO birth reference may be [Birth Index: Manchester 20 753, 1846 (June)].

The 1881 Census finds them lodging, with the first two children listed below, at 44, Philip Park Road in the Beswick area of Manchester, describing Richard (3) as a warehouseman aged "36". Elizabeth is described as aged "30" and born in the Bradford area of Manchester. The household included Richard (3)'s cousin Margaret Ellen (1) Livesey, the daughter of Matthew (2)'s brother Thomas (1). Margaret, aged "17", was occupied as a servant.

The 1891 Census finds them living with three children at 24, Rowsley Street in Beswick. Richard (3) was still occupied as a warehouseman. Here, Elizabeth is described as aged "45" and born in Manchester.

The 1901 Census finds Richard (3) at age "51" living with two of his children - Mary Elizabeth (1) and Arthur (1) - at 121, Devon Street in South Manchester. He was occupied as a home trade packer. He is described as married, but Elizabeth was not present in the household.

His children by Elizabeth Mycock

The first three children listed below were born in Beswick, Manchester
  1. Albert (1) Livesey - probably [Birth Index: Prestwich 8d 377, 1876 (Sept)]
  2. Mary Elizabeth (1) Livesey - probably [Birth Index: Prestwich 8d 392, 1878 (Dec)]
  3. Arthur (1) Livesey - probably [Birth Index: Prestwich 8d 369, 1882 (June)]
  4. and possibly others ...

The 1901 Census possibly finds Albert (1) at age "23" boarding at 21, Breckfield Road in Everton, Lancashire in a household headed by a John Powell. He was unmarried and was occupied as a barman.