William Henry TAYLOR

b. 25 July 1891, d. 4 December 1966
Father*Henry TAYLOR b. b 2 Apr 1871, d. c 1959
Mother*Mary Ann MEACOCK b. 23 Jul 1869, d. 15 Oct 1902
ChartsKeith Taylor DNA
Birth*William Henry TAYLOR was born on 25 July 1891 at 3 Bedford Court, Holborn, London.1,2 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in the household of Henry TAYLOR at Holborn, London;

1901 Census Information:
Dwelling: 52? Lambs Conduit St
Census Place: St Andrew Holborn
Source: PRO RG13/246 Pg 48
Name Marr Age Sex Birthplace Occupation Relation
Henry TAYLOR M 30 M London, St Clements Printer Head
Marian TAYLOR M 31 F London, Holborn - Wife
William TAYLOR S 9 M London, Holborn - Son
Marian TAYLOR S 6 F London, Holborn - Daur
Lillie TAYLOR S 4 F London, Holborn - Daur
Annie TAYLOR S 1 F London, Holborn - Daur.3

 
OccupationWilliam Henry TAYLOR was a Metal Polisher (Household Utensils) in April 1911 at London.4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 2 April 1911 in the household of Henry TAYLOR at 46 Judd Street W6, London, England;

1911 Census:
Place: 46 Judd Street W6
Ref: RG14PN700 RG78PN24 RD9 SD2 ED17 SN419
Name Marr Age Sex Birthplace Occupation Relation
Henry TAYLOR M 40 M London, Middlesex Printer's Labourer Head
Jane TAYLOR M 25 F London, Middlesex - Wife
William TAYLOR S 19 M London, Middlesex Metal Polisher Son
Mary TAYLOR S 16 F London, Middlesex Leather Machinist Daur
Lilian TAYLOR - 13 F London, Middlesex At school Daur
Annie TAYLOR - 11 F London, Middlesex At school Daur
Henry TAYLOR - 5 M London, Middlesex - Son
Albert TAYLOR - 3 M London, Middlesex - Son
George TAYLOR - 1 M London, Middlesex - Son.4

 
Occupation*William Henry TAYLOR was an Electroplater in 1912 at London.5 
Address* As of between 1912 and 1913, William Henry TAYLOR lived at 10 Harrison Street, St Pancras, London. 
Marriage*He married Alice Thornbury WOODWARD, daughter of Charles Arthur WOODWARD and Ada HARRIDGE, on 9 November 1912 at St Pancras Register Office, London;

NB: Alice's address (46 Judd Street) on the certificate
was Henry's parent's address in the 1911 census.6

 
OccupationWilliam Henry TAYLOR was an Electroplater (Journeyman) in March 1913 at St Pancras, London.7 
OccupationHe was a Jeweller before 1914 at London. 
Address As of between 1914 and 1933, William Henry TAYLOR lived at 8 Blundell Street, Islington, London. 
OccupationHe was a Private in 1st Battalion City of London Royal Fusiliers (electroplater journeyman) in February 1915 at Islington, London.7 
OccupationHe was a Private in 2/1 London Regiment Royal Fusiliers (carman) in September 1916 at Islington, London.7 
OccupationHe was an Electro Plater (Journeyman) ex Army in September 1920 at London.7 
OccupationHe was a Sorter (Post Office) on 21 September 1922 at London Postal Area, London, England.8 
OccupationHe was a Postman in October 1928 at Islington, London.7 
Address As of circa 1933, William Henry TAYLOR lived at 81 Welbeck Road, Carshalton, Surrey. 
OccupationHe was a Postman on 20 March 1936 at London Postal Area.8 
OccupationHe was a Postman in August 1949 at Carshalton, Surrey.9 
OccupationHe retired as a Postman in 1953 at Carshalton, Surrey.8 
Death*He died on 4 December 1966 at 287 Bishopsford Road, Carshalton, Surrey, at age 75; Cause of Death:
1a. Recurrent Coronary Infarction
1b. Atheroma
Certified by Coroner after post mortem w/o Inquest.10 
Burial*He was buried on 12 December 1966 at K148, Carshalton, Merton & Morden Cemetery. 
Note*

War Service: 2/1st (City of London) Battalion TF (Royal Fusiliers)
Formed in London in September 1914.
By December 1914, in 2/1st London Brigade, 2/1st London Division.
February 1915 : left the Division and relieved the 1/1st Bn in Malta.
27 August 1915 : moved to Egypt, before landing on 25 September at
Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, joining the 88th Brigade, 29th Division.
January 1916 : moved to Egypt, joining the 53rd Division.
April 1916 : moved independently to France.
June 1916 : disbanded in France.

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Worked at the Post Office as follows:

William Henry Taylor started on Aug 21st 1922 as a Sorter in the London
Postal Region then went to a Postman on the Walks on March 20th 1936.
He retired in 1953.
His Pension Records were not available due to some secrets act at the time
which meant they were destroyed.

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May have had a sister Nancy who married Mr Savoury (spelling unknown.)

 

Family

Alice Thornbury WOODWARD b. 3 September 1892, d. 1 April 1955
Marriage*He married Alice Thornbury WOODWARD, daughter of Charles Arthur WOODWARD and Ada HARRIDGE, on 9 November 1912 at St Pancras Register Office, London;

NB: Alice's address (46 Judd Street) on the certificate
was Henry's parent's address in the 1911 census.6

 
Children
Last Edited8 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. General Register Office Indexes to Birth, Commencing 1837 (General Register Office, GRO (England & Wales)) "Birth Registration Entry: Sep Qtr 1891 Holborn 1b/654."
  2. Online image of the 1891 Census for England and Wales (Ancestry.co.uk, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Ref: Class: RG12; Piece: 219; Folio 40; Page 28
    Address: 3 Bedford Court, Holborn
    Head: Harry Tailor, aged 21, birthplace London, occupation Printer's Labourer
    Wife: Mary Ann Taylor, aged 21, birthplace London.""
  3. Online image of the 1901 Census for England and Wales (Ancestry.co.uk, http://www.ancestry.co.uk.)
  4. 1911 Census.
  5. Copy marriage certificate (General Register Office) "unknown cd."
  6. Copy marriage certificate "Marriage Registration Entry: Dec Qtr 1912 Pancras 1b/300."
  7. Birth Certificate of Child ,.
  8. Personnel Records, General Post Office, London, unknown date (General Register Office, GRO (England & Wales)) "unknown cd."
  9. Marriage Certificate of Child ,.
  10. Copy death certificate. "Death Registration Entry: Dec Qtr 1966 Sutton 5e/222."