George Haywood Courtis

Architect and surveyor
Place of Birth
Tavistock, Devon

  • Born       1819 Tavistock Devon.
  • Baptism   25 December 1819 at Tavistock.
  • Marriage  18 July 1841 to Maria Burslem at St Mary Parsonage Manchester.
  • Died        17 March 1886
  • Burial       :  22 March 1886 at Brooklands Cemetery

The son of Thomas Courtis, carpenter and builder, and his wife Elizabeth, George Haywood Coutis was born in Tavistock, Devon but had moved to Manchester by the time of his wedding in 1841. He first found work as a joiner and was still noted as such at the baptism of his first child in 1844, but by 1851 had taken the role of building and land surveyor. His activities from this date until the mid-1860s remain obscure. He does not appear in the 1861 Census, nor in the Street Directory of 1863 and he may possibly have emigrated during this period. He was again recorded in Manchester in 1867 and by 1871 was resident in Ashton-on-Mersey. From this time he designated himself architect and seemingly was sufficiently affluent to afford the move to the suburbs.

George Haywood Courtis died suddenly at his residence Park View, Heywood Grove, Ashton-upon-Mersey on 17 March 1886 and was buried at Brooklands Cemetery.

1876            George Heywood Courtis, architect, 124 Welcomb Street (Stretford Road) Hulme
1877-1878    George Heywood Courtis, architect, 124 Welcomb Street (Stretford Road) Hulme

1820        Pepper Street Tavistock
1840        13 Flora Street Manchester
1844        Violet Street Hulme
1851        15 Moulton Street Hulme
1869        George H Courtis. 166 Stretford Road
1871-1886    Park View, Heywood Grove, Ashton-upon-Mersey

Death Notice    Manchester Guardian Saturday 20 March 1886 page 8


Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
48 Houses in Salford   Salford  GMCA  England