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This man will puzzel me

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KempinaPartyhat Report 19 Sep 2012 15:20

William Henry Williams born 1876 approx
died 3rd January 1934 in london so shouldnt i be able to find where he was buried???

Lived at 41 westmoreland street
died at 93 sydney street Chelsea london
aged 58


Gins Report 19 Sep 2012 15:34


Have you contacted the local council archives for the Chelsea area?

They should be able to undertake a search for you, some charge and others dont

For all other general queries:

020 7361 3000


Reggie Report 19 Sep 2012 15:41

He might not have been buried

What research have you done yourself? The wording of your post implies that you have tried to find the info............


KempinaPartyhat Report 19 Sep 2012 15:49

i have tried looking on near by church yards


KempinaPartyhat Report 19 Sep 2012 15:53

i have tried army records as he says he was in the army clothing dept


Reggie Report 19 Sep 2012 15:55

Probably full by 1934....try the municipal graveyard..........use the link provided by Gins

Unless he was serving soldier at the time of his death, the army records won't be of any use...and his age would preclude that


KempinaPartyhat Report 19 Sep 2012 15:59

I,ve tried everything to get any info on him ...he didnt marry my great gran but she took his name and just by total chance I found a death certificate which was in their area and took a huge chance and sent for it I know its his as his "wife" is in attendence when he dide and gave thier home address as westmoreland street ......

I,m so cross I cant find anymore on him till 2021 census comes I guess

Thanks you both I will mail the above and see what they say

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 19 Sep 2012 17:02

Having a google search on those addresses, could Sydney Street one have been a Hospital?, came across below!.

Had a look on London Burials, Ancestry, nothing showing.

Chris :)


Jonesey Report 19 Sep 2012 17:18

On the London Electoral Register in 1933 William Henry Williams is indeed shown to be living at 41 Westmoreland St, SW1. Also at the address is a Kate Jane Williams plus 4 others with the surname Chivers.

Name: William Henry Williams
Electoral Year: 1933
Parliamentary Division: City of Westminster
County or Borough: Westminster


KempinaPartyhat Report 19 Sep 2012 17:53

Thank you Jonesey I had forgotten to do that!! kate jane is my great granny!!

Yes I do think as others do that 93 sydney street was part of the brompton hospital...or even a workhouse but we cant find total proof

Yes I,ve checked ansestry and other sites but nothing!


Jonesey Report 19 Sep 2012 18:10

Not that it helps much but on the 1911 census 93 Sydney Street, London SW appears to just be a normal house. There were just 2 census forms completed by people living at the address.


KempinaPartyhat Report 19 Sep 2012 19:27

yes it seems to have been a house at that stage


Jonesey Report 20 Sep 2012 08:20


Just a thought gleaned from another thread on Genes.

Someone posted that an ancestor of theirs who died in the early 1930's was buried in an unmarked paupers grave because their relatives could not afford to bury them. It sounds harsh to us but it was the time of the great economic depression which began in 1929 and lasted almost 10 years.


KempinaPartyhat Report 20 Sep 2012 12:13

Oh yes Jonesey ...Thats a good thought!!! Not harsh when the times were like they were