||Lucy Walters lived in Nether Alderley, Cheshire, and married
John Salthouse at St Mary's Church, Nether Alderley, on the 31st March 1842.
Born c 1822, possibly to Ann and William Walters of
Nether Alderley (not confirmed), Lucy's life was not easy. Her husband,
John Salthouse, was a master shoemaker, an occupation which possibly brought in enough
income to survive as I haven't found any record of Lucy having to work.
Lucy and John had a large family but most of the children died very young.
Five children, Sophia, Annie, Lucy, William and James survived and all but
Annie married and had children. Annie kept the village shop until 1906.
In common with many people in the 1870's, Lucy
contracted TB. The fact that she died in Southport suggests that Lucy went
there for the good of her health: she died in Southport on 1st June 1875
with her daughter Annie recorded as having been present. She was buried in
the churchyard of St Mary, Nether Alderley, close to her children. She was
53 years old. The money was found from somewhere for Lucy to be taken back
to Nether Alderley, it is not known with whom Lucy and Annie stayed in