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William Knowles, born Liverpool ca. 1841-4

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Georgina

Georgina Report 27 Jan 2013 16:06

I'm researching my great grandmother Mary Agnes Wray's first husband. They married 1869, and in 1871 Census are recorded as living at 7 Byrom St, Liverpool, with 5 month old son Walter William. William is a licenced victualler.I can't understand how in 1873 he died of typhus in the Liverpool Workhouse (I believe I have the right death record, although his age appears to be two years out, but he is recorded as a licenced victualler.) Can anyone help? Thanks

K

K Report 27 Jan 2013 16:15

Workhouses also operated as local hospitals

This link may be of use http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Liverpool/

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 27 Jan 2013 16:18

K is quite right. Many of our older hospitals (including the one where I work!) started as workhouses, and as K says served as the local hospital too.
If he died there it does not mean he was an inmate.
Jan

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 27 Jan 2013 16:51

name: Mary Agnes Wray
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 16 Jan 1848
baptism/christening place: ST JOHNS OLD HAYMARKET,LIVERPOOL,LANCASHIRE,ENGLAND
birth date: 05 Sep 1847
father's name: William Bensford Wray
mother's name: Elizabeth
indexing project (batch) number: C02125-3
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 93821

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 27 Jan 2013 16:54

William Knowles
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

spouseMary Agnes
child Walter William Knowles
William Knowles
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

spouseMary Agnes
child Thomas Ernest Knowles
William Knowles
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

spouseMary Agnes
childRichard Henry Howard Knowles

Georgina

Georgina Report 1 Feb 2013 15:50

Thank you all very much, such a relief to find that William wasn't necessarily an inmate of the workhouse.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 1 Feb 2013 19:23

Do you have their full marriage details?

Liverpool, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921

Name: Mary Agnes Wray, spinster of 44 Toxteth Street
Birth Year: abt 1848
Age: 21
Marriage Date: 30 May 1869
Parish: Toxteth Park St John the Baptist
Spouse's Name: William Knowles, bachelor age 25. Victualler of 7 Byrom Street.
Father's Name: William Wray - Professor of Music
Spouse Father's Name: Thomas Knowles - Farmer

Witnesses: Thomas Bamber and Eliza Harris.