9 September 1793 – 18 December 1858) was a British civil servant and, briefly, a military officer during the Battle of Waterloo. During the Napoleonic Wars, the family had been driven from their home by Napoleon"s invasion of Milanese territory, which deprived them of an income. After she failed to do so, Giovanni Battista Piozzi gave John up for adoption.
The boy became known, informally at this stage, as John Salusbury Piozzi Salusbury.
By all accounts, Salusbury was not happy to leave home, and upon seeing sheep heads at market, the child retold how he saw a basket of human heads in Brescia, then a part of Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia. He was educated at Trinity College, Oxford.
On 29 November 1813 Hester legally applied for him to bear the surname Salusbury. However, he had no concept of estate management and soon ran the properties into the ground.
In later life Hester"s pocket books indicate that he continually demanded money from her and was not very affectionate.
Salusbury went on to later become the High Sheriff of Flintshire in 1816. His mother attempted to secure a baronetcy for him during that same year from the Viscount Sidmouth, but he spent the money on his extensive gambling debts. He died on 18 December 1858 in Cheltenham.
He is the progenitor of the modern Salusbury family, and all people who possess the right to bear the Salusbury arms are descended from him.
Salusbury had several cousins, many of whom passed on their name without the rights and privileges restored to him via the crown.