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Heywoods from Salford

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John Report 30 May 2012 09:52

I wonder if anyone knows about George Heywood, born in Salford, and discharged from the Australian Army in Sydney in 1919?


Dea Report 30 May 2012 09:54

Do you have any more detail on him please?

Parents, year of birth, siblings etc. ?

What is it you are trying to find out about him?

Dea x


Lynski Report 30 May 2012 09:54

Have you tried Search Trees on this site?

If you find a possible match you can contact the tree owner to see if you have a connection.


Dea Report 30 May 2012 10:07

Message received from John :


thanks for the post

He was born in Salford and went to Australia then joined the Army there and served in World War 1, then returned to Australia and was discharged, where I've lost track. His father was James Heywood from Manchester

I have advised him how to reply on here.


Do you know roughly when he was born please?

Also, do you know if he had a middle name as there are a couple to choose from ?

Any other details will also help, e.g. his father's occupation etc.?

Dea x


John Report 30 May 2012 10:14

Thanks all

I have his service record, but nothing after he was discharged on medical grounds.

He was born in Salford in February 1878 and was a tailor when he went to Australia



Susan Report 30 May 2012 10:44

Is this the person you are looking for .

1891 England Census
about George Heywood Name: George Heywood
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Relation: Son
Father's Name: James Heywood
Mother's Name: Mary Heywood
Gender: Male
Where born: Salford, Lancashire, England

Civil parish: Salford
Ecclesiastical parish: St Bartholomew
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Salford
Sub-registration district: Regent Road
ED, institution, or vessel: 29
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3224
Folio: 86
Page Number: 50
Household Members: Name Age
James Heywood 38
Mary Heywood 39
Sarah E Heywood 14
George Heywood 13
James J Heywood 9
John C Cunningham 15


Lynski Report 30 May 2012 10:58

Is this him in 1911???

HEYWOOD, George Head Married M 36 1875 Tailor Lancashire Salford VIEW
HEYWOOD, Matilda Ann Wife Married9 years F 38 1873 Lancashire Salford VIEW
HEYWOOD, George Eric Son M 3 1908 Lancashire Salford VIEW
HEYWOOD, John Son M 0 (7 MONTHS) 1911 Lancashire Salford VIEW
PERREN, Elizabeth Sister In Law Single F 40 1871 Domestic Lancashire Salford VIEW

RG number: RG14
Piece: 24082
Reference: RG14PN24082 RG78PN1384 RD465 SD4 ED39 SN54
Registration District: Salford
Sub District: Regent Road
Enumeration District: 39
Parish: Pendleton
Address: 9 Langworthy Road S Weaste Salford
County: Lancashire

3 children born, 1 died.

Marriages Sep 1902 (>99%)
Heywood George Salford 8d 232
Perrin Matilda Ann Salford 8d 232


Lynski Report 30 May 2012 11:05

1901 census ???

HEYWOOD, James Head Married M 47 1854 Packing Case Maker Manchester, Lancashire VIEW
HEYWOOD, Mary Wife Married F 50 1851 Blackburn, Lancashire VIEW
HEYWOOD, Sarah E Daughter Single F 24 1877 Fancy Box Maker Salford, Lancashire VIEW
HEYWOOD, George Son Single M 23 1878 Gent's Tailor Salford, Lancashire VIEW
HEYWOOD, James Son Single M 17 1884 Ladie's Tailor Salford, Lancashire VIEW

Piece: 3739
Folio: 52
Page: 13
Registration District: Salford
Civil Parish: Salford
Municipal Borough:
Address: 18, Myrtle Street, Salford
County: Lancashire


Susan Report 30 May 2012 11:23


Did Matilda go to OZ with George after his army time ,I am going on the Military records put up in a previous post,now gone !

Are we On the correct George as I can't see him in the electoral Rolls for OZ.


Lynski Report 30 May 2012 11:37

Have I got the right one in 1911??

Another child??

Births Sep 1911 (>99%)
HEYWOOD Leslie Perrin Salford 8d 280


Susan Report 30 May 2012 11:50

Thesse are just possibles

I can't see the family coming to OZ to be with george snr.
I think this is his son George Eric bn 1908.

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
about George Eric Heywood Name: George Eric Heywood
Birth Date: 15 Mar 1908
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1973
Age at Death: 65
Registration district: Salford
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 10f
Page: 1593

Sorry to say but this looks like his other son John

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
about John Heywood Name: John Heywood
Birth Date: abt 1910
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1969
Age at Death: 59
Registration district: Salford
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 10f
Page: 642


John Report 30 May 2012 12:23

Wow. So much so quickly - many thanks.

Yes Lynski, that's him in the censuses

Susan when I tried searching the Australian census I found it hard to get to an index of surnames, so got stuck there. Can I get free access to the electoral rolls? George was apparently discharged from the army after WW1 on invalid grounds, so I'm wondering if he died in Australia?

George Eric would be his son.



Susan Report 30 May 2012 13:22

This could be his death reg ,parents James and Mary he married Matilda in the UK.

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
about George Heywood Name: George Heywood
Death Date: 1927
Death Place: New South Wales
Father's Name: James
Mother's Name: Mary
Registration Year: 1927
Registration Place: North Sydney, New South Wales
Registration number: 7515

I use Ancestry and I can looku up Electoral Rolls ,does this sound like the correct one.


New South Wales Electoral Rolls start 1930 so he was already dead then if this is him.


Susan Report 30 May 2012 13:52


I cannot see a sign of Matilda anywhere here in OZ or in the UK remarrying or Dying so I don't know where she went.

The death reg looks like him but with no birth date it is hard to say it is him .
His parents where James and Mary on his military record and I think it is him as a 13 year old on the 1891 census I previously posted above at 10.44

It might be worth getting the Death Reg to be sure.



John Report 30 May 2012 17:51


Thank you for doing that - could well be him. He had gone out to OZ first, and the rest of the family didn't follow after the war, so I can trace them here.

I'll check the death reg, but it looks like the end of that chapter of the Heywoods, so back to early 19th century Lancashire !

thanks again for your help

John :-)


Samuel Report 15 Jan 2022 01:05

Hi John. Amazing that I may have blood relatives in Australia looking for unanswered questions ?? Matilda Ann Perrin (Heywood) and George are my Great grandparents. Little is known what happened to George.Hopefully your still around. ?? Cheers Sam


ErikaH Report 15 Jan 2022 10:07


You’ve posted to a ten-year-old thread and it’s unlikely that the the originator will expect replies now.

To try to make contact, click on his name and send a message through GR
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