If only there were more hours in the day...........
I would draw a map of the area and show where the Salthouse family
lived - and how close they lived to the Braidwood family and the Baxendales
and another Salthouse family, Thomas Carter Salthouse, and how the names of
the streets changed and who built the houses. It's all on my computer, I
just need more hours in the day!
The Thomas Carter Salthouse connection (if there is one) is
particularly interesting. William Salthouse left the police force to go into
business on his own account, subsequent census returns show him as foreman
hide and leather warehouseman carrier. Thomas Salthouse had a hide and
leather warehouse at (or he lived at) 224 Scotland Road. Any family
connection must be two generations back in the 18th century. Did William
join his second cousin's business? At the moment we have no way of knowing,
but they did live surprisingly close to each other: cutting an interesting
story short, when William Salthouse and his family were living at 4 Ash
Leigh, Everton in 1901, Thomas Carter Salthouse was living at 2 St Ambrose
Grove, Everton - the two houses, although fronting onto different streets,
were actually only yards away from each other.
|My grandfather, James Thomas Salthouse, was living at 4 Ash
Leigh, Everton, in 1901.
Jim, as he was known, was the youngest child of William Salthouse and
Janet Braidwood and he was born in Everton, Liverpool, in 1897. His father,
William, was born in Nether Alderley
Ash Leigh no longer exists but is shown on the Alan Godfrey
Map based on the Ordnance Survey Map of 1906. Although addressed as Anfield or
is often referred to as being in Walton. On modern maps the area is now a school
between Oakfield and St Ambrose Grove, opposite the Holy Trinity Church.
This photograph is of a house on the corner of Ash Leigh
and Walton Breck Road and probably suggests the type of housing in the
area. At the extreme right edge of the picture is the entrance to Ash
Leigh - all that is left now is a few setts on a few yards of roadway.
painted out the railings. The entrance to Ash Leigh (see first photograph
above) was at the left hand side of the picture. As far as I can tell, the
garden at the back of 4, Ash Leigh (where William Salthouse lived) would
have been in the school playground, roughly by the red box on the right, the
row of terraced houses is probably on St Ambrose Grove, but the terraced
houses were only built on the furthest side of the grove because there were
two houses with large gardens on the left hand side, roughly where the tree
is now, and Thomas Salthouse's garden would have been one of those, that
tree probably stands where his garden used to be. Surely the two families
must have known each other?
My grandfather, James Thomas Salthouse, known as Jim, was
born in the Everton area of Liverpool, either at 28
Rydal Street (where the family lived in 1894) or at 4 Ash Leigh (where the
family lived in 1901). This picture link is of the house on the corner of
Walton Breck Road and Ash Leigh and probably gives a good idea of the type
of houses in the close. On the larger picture you can see, on the extreme
right of the picture, a few setts; this short piece of old sett-surfaced
roadway is all that is left of Ash Leigh. The next picture is a view through
the railings of the local school. Ash Leigh would have bounded on the wall
at the back of the picture.