Some of the barges and the boat people that navigated the Leeds Liverpool canal during the time of Titus Salt.
Name of Boat
1. Hoboara – The Industry Of Shipley…..
Joseph Illingworth, married aged 34 years – master of canal barge, born in Holbeck, Leeds
Thomas Mason, unmarried aged 35 – mate on canal barge, born in Baildon, Yorkshire
Elizabeth Illingworth, married aged 26 – master’s wife, born in Oldham, Lancashire
2. The Williams of Shipley
John Lorton, married aged 34 – master of canal barge, born in Brighouse, Yorkshire
Elizabeth Lorton, married aged 32 – master’s wife, born near Leeds, Yorkshire
William Ingham, unmarried aged 16 – mate, born in Leeds, Yorkshire
Thomas Hartley, married aged 28 – captain, born in Kendal, Westmoreland
Elizabeth Hartley, married aged 28 – wife of captain, born in Leeds, Yorkshire
Mary Hartley, daughter aged 7 – born in Leeds, Yorkshire
Robert Johnson, unmarried aged 36 – mate boat labourer, born in Lancaster in Lancashire
Charles Kendall, married aged 37 – captain, born in Baildon, Yorkshire
Emily Ann Kendall, married aged 34 – wife of captain, born in Shipley, Yorkshire
Thornton Kendall, son aged 7 – born in Shipley
Edward Kendall, son aged 5 – born in Shipley
George Albert Kendall, son aged 3 – born in Shipley
Martha Kendall, daughter 4 months – born in Shipley
Richard Scott, married aged 50 years – master of barge boat, born in Morton Banks
Mary Scott, married aged 51 years – wife of master, born in Windhill, Yorkshire
Issac Illingworth, married aged 52 – mate of barge, born in Bradford, Yorkshire
Henry Draper, married aged 38 – master of barge, born in Newborough, Lancashire
Maria Draper, married aged 26 – wife of master, born in Latham, Lancashire
Mary Jane Draper, aged 5 – daughter born in Latham, Lancashire
Richard Draper, aged 3 years – son, born in Latham, Lancashire
James Draper 10 months – son, born in Latham, Lancashire
Names of other barges on the Leeds Liverpool Canal, most of which had a master and mate on board.
I would surmise that the boats did not always carry families, it would have depend on the volume of cargo they carried.