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William Waters 1824 – 1886

July 8, 2022

This is another in a series of posts about the Waters family. William WATERS, my second great granduncle, was born in 1824 in Dunton, Bedfordshire, the eldest of nine children, born to parents, Thomas WATERS and Ann IZZARD. Thomas and Ann were my 3x great grandparents.

1841 Census

When the 1841 census was taken, William who was 17 years old, was at his father’s house on Newton Bury farm, with his parents and siblings. The family name was transcribed on the census, as Waden.

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1848 – Marriage to Emma Brown

William married Emma Brown on 10 October 1848 at Dunton. William was aged 24, and Emma was 21, at the time of their marriage. Their first child, William Charles was born on 21 April 1850.

Emma died on 5 February 1851, when her son was almost 10 months old.

1851 Census

When the 1851 census was taken, William was staying with his brother Thomas, who was at the time, a publican in London. The Census was held on 30 March, just a few weeks after the death of his wife Emma. William’s son, William, was staying with his aunt Edith Burton and her family, in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

1856 – Marriage to Sarah Whitamore

Five years later, on 3 June 1856, William married Sarah Whitamore, at the Newington Parish Church in Surrey. William and Sarah had ten children between the years of 1857 and 1880:

Arthur George born about 1857
Edgar born about 1858
Isabel Margaret born 22 July 1861
Octavious born about 1862
Thomas born about 1867
David born 21 September 1869
Frederick born 4 December 1872
Alfred born 10 March 1876
Mary Ann born 9 September 1877
Eliza born 8 August 1880

1861 Census

At the time of the 1861 census, William and family were living at The Cottage, a property close to his parents at Newtonbury farm.

1864 – Inheritance

In 1864, William inherited 200 pounds from his father’s will.

1871 Census

The 1871 Census has William and his family living in a cottage, not numbered at Dunton, Bedfordshire. Dunton is in the Superintendant’s district of Biggleswade, in the Registrar’s sub-district of Potton, the enumeration district number 18.

The description of the enumeration district, as written by the census enumerator, Mr. Walter J. Arnold: Dunton Parish, (the whole of Dunton Village, Newton, Millo, The Lodge Farm and cottage.

Present on the night, were William and his wife Sarah, and also six of their children.

1881 Census

The 1881 census shows William still living in the cottage at Dunton, Bedfordshire, with his wife and seven of their children.

Death of William Waters

William Waters died on December 1886 at Dunton.

#Please Note: This is only an outline of the story of William. I’m sure there is much more to add to his story.

sources: 1841 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010. Class: HO107; Piece: 2; Book: 14; Civil Parish: Dunton; County: Bedfordshire; Enumeration District: 15b; Folio: 3; Page: 2; Line: 11; GSU roll: 241190 1851 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005. Class: HO107; Piece: 1563; Folio: 220; Page: 21; GSU roll: 174796 1861 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005. Class: RG 9; Piece: 995; Folio: 124; Page: 13; GSU roll: 542733 and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1881 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Class: RG11; Piece: 1628; Folio: 82; Page: 13; GSU roll: 1341389

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