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William Wooster

Male Bef 1829 - 1891  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name William Wooster 
    Born Bef. 15 Oct 1829  Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 15 Oct 1829  Bath Abbey, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1849-1851  Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Post Office Clerk. William was recommended for the post by Viscount Duncan, MP for Bath. 
    Occupation 1871-1881  [4, 5
    Chief Clerk, Post Office, Bath.
    The whole family were living at 2 York Buildings (Post Office) 
    Occupation 18 Dec 1883- 17 Nov 1891  Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Postmaster. Dover
    Daughters Edith and Clara had moved to Dover with their parents 
    Died 17 Nov 1891  Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I4  Hayward & Wooster Tree
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2016 

    Father William Wooster,   b. Abt. 1790,   d. Bet. Jan-Mar 1851, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Dallimore,   b. Abt. 1789, Ston Easton, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bet. Jan-Mar 1871, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Lewis,   b. Abt. 1831, Wytham, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1913, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married Bet. Jul-Sep 1851  St Thomas a Beckett, Widcombe, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Children 
     1. Edgar William Wooster,   b. Bet. Jul-Sep 1852, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1930, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     2. Walter Henry Wooster,   b. 1855, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1915, Cricklade, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Herbert Sydney Wooster,   b. Bet. Jan-Mar 1860, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1923, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     4. Edith Mary Wooster,   b. Bet. Jan-Mar 1862, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1952, Sturminster Newton, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
     5. Clara Eliza Wooster,   b. Bet. Apr-Jun 1863, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1906, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     6. Leonard Lewis Wooster,   b. Bet. Apr-Jun 1868, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1952, St. Martins Hospital, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef. 15 Oct 1829 - Bath, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 15 Oct 1829 - Bath Abbey, Bath, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Post Office Clerk. William was recommended for the post by Viscount Duncan, MP for Bath. - 1849-1851 - Bath, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bet. Jul-Sep 1851 - St Thomas a Beckett, Widcombe, Bath, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Postmaster. Dover Daughters Edith and Clara had moved to Dover with their parents - 18 Dec 1883- 17 Nov 1891 - Dover, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Nov 1891 - Dover, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Appointment as Postal Clerk in Bath in 1849
    Appointment as Postal Clerk in Bath in 1849
    William was appointed on the recommendation of Viscount Duncan, MP for Bath.
    However, it appears that the other entries on the page were also recommendations by their respective MP's, so it is possible that this was just part of the protocol and maybe William didn't know Viscount Duncan personally.
    The stamp over the document saying "minute cancelled" might suggest that this appointment was cancelled. We do know, however, from the 1851 census that William was a post office clerk by 1851.

  • Notes 
    • In 1851 William was present as a visitor with Eliza and her parents Richard and Mary Lewis in Bath. Eliza's mother was born in Wytham, Berkshire, whereas her two younger brothers William and Richard were both born in Bath.

  • Sources 
    1. [S109] 1861 Census, PRO: RG9/1691 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S11] Postal Appointment Books (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S113] 1851 Census, PRO: HO 107/1943 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S112] 1871 Census, PRO: RG10/2482 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S39] 1881 Census, PRO: RG11/2437 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S40] 1891 Census, PRO: RG12/741 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S14] Bath Chronicle (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1] BMD Index, Bath, Somerset: Vol. 11: Page 27 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S16] Bath BMD (Reliability: 3).