William (5) Stubbs

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Brief biography

William (5) Stubbs was born to parents Sampson (2) Stubbs and his second wife Ann Pedley and was christened at Brailsford, Derbyshire on June 29th 1806 [IGI: Batch C055071].

He married married Emma Bryan at Alton, Staffordshire on July 21st 1834 [IGI: Batch M032161], and by her produced at least the two children listed below.

The 1841 Census finds him living with Emma and their daughter Elizabeth (1) in Alton where he was occupied as a butcher.

Emma apparently died in 1842 [Death Index: Cheadle 17 17, 1842 (Sept)].

The 1851 Census finds him aged "46", widowed and living with Elizabeth (1) in Alton where he was now occupied as a general labourer. His birthplace is given as Brailsford.

He has not yet been found in the 1861 Census.

The 1871 Census finds him aged "64" boarding with his now married daughter Elizabeth (1) in Stoke-upon-Trent where he was occupied as a labourer.

The 1881 Census finds him aged "75" still living with Elizabeth (1) and occupied as a labourer.

He died in 1889 aged "82" [Death Index: Stoke T. 6b 123, 1889 (June)].

His children by Emma Bryan

  1. Elizabeth (1) Stubbs - christened at Alton on August 21st 1836 [IGI: Batch C032161]
  2. John (7) Stubbs - [Birth Index: Ashbourne 19 306, 1838 (March)] - christened at Alton on December 14th 1838 [IGI: Batch C032161]
  3. and possibly others ...

Elizabeth (1) was living with her father in the 1841 and 1851 Censuses. The 1861 Census finds her aged "22" and unmarried, occupied as a servant at a school, headed by Charles Alfieri, in Birch Street, Stoke-upon-Trent. In 1866 she married George Sherlock [Marriage Index: Stoke T. 6b 309, 1866 (Dec)]. They married on November 15th at Northwood by Stoke-upon-Trent [IGI: Batch M167281], the latter record assigning her a middle name Ann. The 1871 Census finds them with their child Frederick living at 72, Sidney (or Sydney) Street, Stoke-upon-Trent. George, born at Fenton around 1834-35, was occupied as a porter. Later in 1871 George died aged "37" [Death Index: Stoke T. 6b 154, 1871 (Dec)]. In 1874 Elizabeth (1) remarried - as "Elizabeth Sherlock" - to a labourer Samuel Hall [Marriage Index: Stoke T. 6b 283, 1874 (June)]. He, like her, was born at Alton. The 1881 Census finds them living - with children of both her marriages - at 57, Sidney Street in Shelton parish, Stoke-upon-Trent. The 1891 and 1901 Censuses both find them living at 55, Sidney Street. Elizabeth (1) died later in 1901 aged "62" [Death Index: Stoke T. 6b 137, 1901 (Sept)]. Samuel died either aged "68" in 1906 [Death Index: Stoke T. 6b 130, 1906 (Dec)] or aged "69" in 1907 [Death Index: Stoke T. 6b 92, 1907 (Dec)].

John (7) appears to have died in 1839 [Death Index: Ashbourne 19 295, 1839 (June)].