Re: Thomas Savage c1890
I think you are right about the Savage family and the (possible)connection with your grandfather Patrick.
The Purcell family came from Ireland and 2 brothers were in Birkenhead when they met 2 sisters. The sisters were from the Wall family who also came from Ireland. When the brothers and sisters married they moved over to Manchester way, ending up in Salford.
If the Savages came from Ireland to the Liverpool/Birkenhead/ Wirral area, then I'm sure the Irish community would have passed along the word that jobs were to be had in the Salford/Manchester area. After all, it's what happens today among immigrant populations world-wide, isn't it?