Jacob Earnshaw

Place of Birth

  • Born: 15 August 1837 at Bolton
  • Died: 12 October 1908 at Lytham
  • Funeral:  17 October 1908 at Cheetham Hill Wesleyan Cemetery, Manchester 

Jacob Earnshaw, the son of James Earnshaw, of Accrington was born at Brawshadgate,  Bolton, on 15  August 1837 and educated at Manchester. In 1859 he entered the offices of Messrs. S and J Lancashire, of Newton Heath and Manchester, land agents and surveyors, and succeeded to the business of the firm in 1873. In that year he was also appointed, by the Dean and Canons of Manchester, Surveyor and Agent for the Chapter Estates in the place of James Lancashire. He was chairman of the Manchester Board of Overseers and a member of the Manchester Board of Guardians, and a city magistrate, and He was formerly a member of the Prestwich Board of Guardians. Conservative in politics and a staunch Wesleyan, he was a prominent advocate of temperance. In April 1907 he unsuccessfully contested St. Ann's Ward for the Manchester City Council,

Jacob Earnshaw died at his home, 40 East Beach, Lytham on Monday 12 October 1908 , having suffered a stroke a little while previously. He had been living at Lytham since he left Ashton-on-Mersey following the death of his wife Elizabeth in 1905.


Lindum House, Ashton-on-Mersey

1906-1908: 40 East Beech Lytham


Death Notice: Manchester Courier 15 October 1908 page 12 – deaths

Obituary: Manchester Courier 16 October 1908 page 20

Reference: Pike

Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Queen Street Ragged School Newton Heath Newton Heath  Manchester  GMCA  England


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Earnshaw and Son Architectural practice 1893 Manchester