We have not identified John's birth yet but he was probably born in the 1770s
"John Burrows from the parish of Liverpool, Cordwainer, and Alice McDonald of the same parish, spinster,
were married in this church by banns on the nineteenth day of October in the year seventeen hundred and ninety five
by me, George Monk, Curate."
John Burrows (1797 - 1799)
[born 1st April 1797, christened on 23rd April 1797 at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Liverpool. Buried 1st March 1799, St Peter, Liverpool.]
Ann Burrows (1799 - )
[born 5th February 1799, christened on 27th February 1799 at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Liverpool.]
Ralph Burrows (1800 - 1801)
[born 13th December 1800, christened on 11th January 1801 at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Liverpool. Buried 15th October 1801, St Peter, Liverpool.]
(1802 - )
[born 26th September 1802, baptised 7th November 1802 at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel.]
wife of Richard Webb (1807 - )
Ralph Burrows (1804)
[born 7th November 1804, christened on 2nd December 1804 at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Liverpool. ]
Margret Burrows (1806 - )
[born 27th April 1806, christened on 1st June 1806 at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Liverpool.]
John Burrows (1809- 1811)
[born 14th March 1809, christened on 7th May 1809 at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Liverpool. Buried 17th July 1811, St Peter, Liverpool.]
Ralph Burrows (1809 - 1809)
[born 14th March 1809, christened on 7th May 1809 at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Liverpool. Buried 26th July 1809, St Peter, Liverpool.]
Thomas Burrows (1811 - )
[born 27th February 1811, christened on 20th March 1811 at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel, Liverpool.]
Isaac Burrows (1814 - 1886)
[born 13th November 1814, christened on 5th February 1815 as recorded at Leeds Street Wesleyan Chapel, Liverpool. Buried 21st May 1886, St Michael, Garston.]
John and Alice were clearly very keen to have a son named Ralph, having given three sons that name and on each occasion the child had died young. From this, I suspect that Ralph may have been John's father's name.
There was also another Burrows family in the area at the same time, attending the same chapel for baptisms. In this case, the father was Ralph, a tailor of Tithebarn Street in 1805 (Gores) and later in Scotland Road. Although I cannot prove it, I suspect that this may be John's brother.
John was described as a cordwainer at the time of his marriage and as a shoemaker on the baptism register for each of his children.
From 1809 to 1811, we know he was living in "Mary le bone" (now known as Marybone).
There is no 1841 census reference for either John or Alice, so they are likely to have died before that date.
My belief (no positive proof) is that John and Alice moved to Garston, either with their remaining children or perhaps later, following Mary and Isaac.
There are burials listed in the register for St Michael, Garston, for an Alice Burrows on 19th December 1819 and for a John Burrows on 25th June 1833.