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Henry Williams

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Colin Report 11 Jul 2024 02:14

Good morning everyone,
I'm trying to find out about my Relative,
Henry Williams c 1750 - c1850. He married a Mary ?
they had a son John Williams 1779 - c1850


nameslessone Report 11 Jul 2024 08:19

All very common names and yet you haven’t given us a clue as to where he might have lived, or, indeed, what information you want.

You could also tell us where you have already looked.


ArgyllGran Report 11 Jul 2024 09:14

Wild guess :


John Williams
in the England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Name John Williams
Gender Male
Baptism Date 29 Aug 1779
Baptism Place Tipton, Stafford, England
Father Henry Williams
Mother Mary
FHL Film Number 1526134

But that man appears to be still living in 1861:

John Williams
in the 1861 England Census
Name John Williams
Gender Male
Age 81
Relation Head
Estimated Birth Year 1780
Where born Tipton, Staffordshire, England
Civil parish Tipton
Ecclesiastical parish St Martin
County/Island Staffordshire
Country England
Registration district Dudley
Sub-registration district Tipton
ED, institution, or vessel 17
Household schedule number 51
Piece 2044
Folio 10
Page number 11
Household Members (Name) Age Relationship
John Williams 81 Head

*IF* that's the right John Williams (extremely common name), there are a few marriages in Staffordshire of men named Henry Williams to brides named Mary - but none in Tipton:

Mary Jones, marriage 1771 in Wolverhampton
Mary Fisher, 1777, Wolverhampton
Mary Ann Jones, 1877 Wednesfield

and of course, the record you want may not have survived.
Nor is there any way of knowing which marriage might be the correct one.


ErikaH Report 11 Jul 2024 12:14


More accurate info would be useful. Location especially

Guessing when John died doesn’t really work. Find accurate info on either freebmd or the GRO site……the latter will give you his age at death, which won’t be on freebmd

It’s also unlikely that Henry lived to be 100, although not impossible

If he did, you should be able to find him on 1841 census


nameslessone Report 11 Jul 2024 13:17

But we don’t know that he was English/Welsh :-S


ErikaH Report 11 Jul 2024 13:20

Agreed…….we have been given hardly any useful info


ErikaH Report 11 Jul 2024 15:58

John Williams is in OP’s GR tree with NO birthplace listed