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William Henry Quick (born 1865, Somerset)

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WDYTYA Advisor Report 24 Feb 2013 13:32

Anyone have info on William Henry Quick (born 1865, Stogumber, Somerset)?

He was married to Elizabeth Quick (nee Flint) in 1896.

We know he died in Aukland, NZ, in 1946.

We want to find out when he left England; we can't find him in the travel records.


PricklyHolly Report 24 Feb 2013 13:48

He doesn't seem to appear in the 1911 census..........so possibly travelled between 1901 and 1911......

1901 England Census
about William H Quick
Name: William H Quick
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Elizth Quick
Gender: Male
Where born: Stogumber, Somerset, England

Civil parish: East Ham
Ecclesiastical parish: East Ham St Mary Magdalene
Town: East Ham
County/Island: Essex
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: West Ham
Sub-registration district: East Ham
ED, institution, or vessel: 71
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 256
Piece: 1606
Folio: 143
Page Number: 42
Household Members: Name Age
William H Quick 36
Elizth Quick 25
Annie Quick 2
Emily Quick 1


Astra Report 24 Feb 2013 13:52

Would this be Elizabeth with Annie and Emily and two sons?

Britain: outbound passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960 - person transcript

Name: Mrs E QUICK
Date of departure: 16 February 1912
Port of departure: London
Destination port: Wellington
Destination country: New Zealand
Date of Birth:
Marital Status: Single
Sex: Female
Occupation: House Keeper
Passenger recorded on: Page 8 of 14
The following people with the same last name travelled on this voyage: -


Astra Report 24 Feb 2013 14:11

Just had a check of a tree on Ancestry which has the family and it seems there were 2 sons named Richard (1907) and Thomas (1904) they also have an Alice May born 1911 died 1982. There is no information about when the family travelled


Astra Report 24 Feb 2013 14:20

Here is the family in 1911. William isn't there so maybe he travelled before the family.

Reg. District: West Ham
Sub District: Canning Town
Parish: West Ham
Enum. District: 3
Address: 10 Gray St Silvertown
County: Essex
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
QUICKE, Elizabeth Head Married F 34 1877 Essex North Woolwich
QUICKE, Annie Elizabeth Daughter F 12 1899 Essex North Woolwich
QUICKE, Emilymary Daughter F 11 1900 Essex Cyprus East Ham
QUICKE, Thomas Son M 6 1905 Essex North Woolwich
QUICKE, Richard Son M 3 1908 Essex North Woolwich
QUICKE, Alice May Daughter F 0 1911 Essex Silvertown
WHITE, Ann Boarder Married F 70 1841 Tailoress Unemployed Westminster London
WHITE, John Boarder Married M 64 1847 Dk Labourer Unemployed Westminster London
WHITE, Elizabeth Jane Boarder F 6 1905 Silvertown E


PricklyHolly Report 24 Feb 2013 14:31

Well done Astra!!



Astra Report 24 Feb 2013 15:49

Thank you PH :-)

But I'm afraid I cheated a little :-0

The address of Alice May's birth was on the tree I looked at so I just did an address search and luckily the family were still there!



Jeanie Report 24 Feb 2013 17:56

Thank you so much for all your information. We know about Elizabeth and the four children. Our mother was Alice May, who Elizabeth gave to Edward and Elizabeth (Minnie) Whitfield in June 1911 before she and the other children sailed to Wellington in February 1912. Not only is William Henry not on the 1911 census he is not on my mother's birth certificate either. We know he died in New Zealand in 1941 (1946 was a mistake by GR). He worked as a coal porter in the London Docks until at least 1908 when he registered the birth of Richard but that's when the trail goes cold.


SylviaInCanada Report 24 Feb 2013 19:37

Who was the informant on Alice May's birth certificate???

Could it be that William Henry was not Alice May's father???

That could be the reason for her being left behind when the remainder of the family sailed to Australia, and for his name not being on her birth certificate.


Joy Report 24 Feb 2013 21:47

The same family:

descendents of William Henry & Elizabeth Quick


SylviaInCanada Report 24 Feb 2013 22:16

the information posted on this thread had already been found on the earlier thread.

we are still left with the puzzle of how William Henry got to NZ or Australia.


Astra Report 25 Feb 2013 06:27

I had an inkling when I was researching it yesterday that Alice May was left behind because she may not have been William's daughter. She lives, marries and dies in England. But where was William? How did he get to New Zealand. Was he already there when the family went or did he catch up with them later?
I love a good mystery!


Jeanie Report 26 Feb 2013 16:50

sorry for duplication. after a year of illness I tried to resume my search but GR had changed it's layout so couldn't find old info. The new thread was put on by a GR adviser at the "Who do you think you are" exhib at Olympia on Sunday. Alice May's birth was registered by Elizabeth Quick(e) in April 1911 (all the other children were registered by William Henry). Maybe he worked on ships to Oz/NZ from Port of London - not all crew had merchant seaman tickets and passports were not required for Brits travelling to the "colonies".so that avenue is very difficult to research. We assume he went ahead and sent the money for E and the children to travel. Maybe he didn't know she was expecting when he left so she left his name of Alice's birth cert, maybe he wasn't the father....