William Henry (1) Stubbs


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Brief biography

William Henry (1) Stubbs was born around early 1866 in Salford to parents Francis (2) Stubbs and his wife Hannah (nee Beech) [Birth Index: Salford 8d 40, 1866 (March)]. He was christened at Manchester Cathedral on October 14th 1866 [IGI: Batches C073543 and onwards].

The 1871 Census finds him aged "5" living with his mother at 30, Deal Street in Salford and attending school.

He has not yet been found in the 1881 or 1891 Censuses.

His future wife was Minnie Hannah Brown, born around early 1872 [Birth Index: Whitechapel 1c 403, 1872 (March)]. Her father James Baldridge Brown was christened in Halifax, Yorkshire to parents James and Mary on August 18th 1839 [IGI: Batch C007492]. His birth reference, which omits his middle name, is probably [Birth Index: Halifax 22 215, 1839 (Sept)]. He married Ann Jackson in London in 1868 [Marriage Index: St. Giles 1b 773, 1868 (Sept)]. The 1881 Census finds Minnie Hannah at age "9" living with her parents at 18, Lamb's Conduit Passge in St. George the Martyr, Southwark, where her father James was occupied as a "reader for the Press". Her birthplace is given as Whitechapel in London. The 1891 Census finds her at age "19" living with her parents at "Golden Lion", 172, Every Street in Salford, where she was occupied as a tailoress and her father James as a printer-compositor. Her birthplace is again given as Whitechapel.

William Henry (1) married Minnie Hannah on June 3rd 1893 at St. Simon's Church in Salford [Marriage Index: Salford 8d 176, 1893 (June)]. The register describes her as a spinster aged 21 and him as a bachelor and labourer aged 28. Her father is named as a printer James Brown and his as a baker Francis Stubbs. Both give their address as 56, Bedford Street. The witnesses were Daniel Smith and Sarah Hibbert (or perhaps Hulbert/Hubert), whose connections are unknown.

William Henry (1) produced by Minnie Hannah at least the two children listed below.

The 1901 Census finds him living at 3, Tulip Street in Broughton, Salford, with his family and also his widowed sister Mary Ann (1), described in error as his "sister-in-law" - Minnie had probably filled in the household's census form. He was occupied as a mechanic's labourer.

He appears to have died in the 3rd quarter of 1948 and to have left a Will.

Nothing more is currently known of him.

His children by Minnie Hannah Brown

  1. Nellie Louisa (1) Stubbs - [Birth Index: Salford 8d 90, 1894 (June)]
  2. George (1) Stubbs - [Birth Index: Salford 8d 120, 1896 (Dec)]
  3. and possibly others ...