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William (Anketell) Ancketill (1851 - 1931)

William Ancketill formerly Anketell
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PARENTS. Matthew John Anketell & Catherine Frances Anne (Ker) Anketell

BIRTH. 16 Mar 1851, Ireland

England and Wales Census, 1861:

Name Matthew John Anketell
County London, Middlesex
Event Type Census
Event Date 1861
Event Place St Mary Abbotts Kensington, London, Middlesex, England
Ecclesiastical Parish St Johns
Registration District Kensington
Residence Note Ladbroke Square
Gender Male
Age 48
Marital Status Married
Occupation ...
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1813
Birthplace Ireland
Page Number 42
Registration Number RG09
Piece/Folio 14 / 55
Affiliate Record Type Household
Matthew John Anketell Head M 48 Ireland
Catherine F G Anketell Wife F 46 Ireland
Matthew D Anketell Son M 20 Portugal
Selina S Anketell Daughter F 17 Ireland
Frances E Anketell Daughter F 15 Ireland
Gertrude M Anketell Daughter F 13 Ireland
Bertha G F Anketell Daughter F 12 Ireland
Oliver F Anketell Son M 11 Ireland
William Anketell Son M 10 Ireland
Octavia M Anketell Daughter F 8 Ireland
Augusta Anketell Daughter F 7 Ireland
Henry Anketell Son M 5 Ireland
R ... Anketell Son M 4 Ireland
Sarah Anketell Mother F 69 Ireland
Isabella Wheeler Servant F 29 City London,
Ann Robier Servant F 28 Everley, Essex
Mary Hawkins Servant F 19 , Wiltshire
Susan Bonnett Servant F 23 Great Waltham, Essex

In 1873/1874 name was legally changed to Ancketill, the family reverted to the original spelling of their patronymic by Deed Poll. [2]

Reported in the Times, 18 Dec, 1873.

Anketell, W. R., now of Quinton Castle, co. Down,

Reported in Ireland, esq. Times, 18 June, 1874.

Anketell, F. M., of Spa House, Box, Wilts, gent
Anketell, M. A., esq., 2nd Capt. R.A., retired, now at Spa House, Box, Wilts.

Reported in the Times, 18 June, 1874.

Anketell, W., of Ancketills Grove, Monaghan, Ireland.

MARRIAGE. 13 or 15 Jul 1875, Kensington, London, England

MARRIAGE. 13 or 15 Jul 1875, Jane Laing Falkner, daughter of Robert Falkner & Jean (??) Falkner


Name William Anketill
Event Type Marriage
Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year 1875
Registration District Kensington
County London
Event Place Kensington, London, England
Volume 1A, Page 21, Line Number 27
William Anketill probably married one of the following people
Name Jane Laing Falkner


(1) Olive Maud Stannus Ancketill, b. 28 Oct 1876, d. 6 Mar 1909, m (1). 24 Oct 1901, Reginald George Petre Wymer, son of Reginald Augustus Wymer & Mary Louisa Alberta (Elwon) Wymer, div, m (2). 1 Nov 1907, Michael Linning Henry Melville, son of Robert Melville & Agnes (Woodfall) Melville

Death of Spouse: 1929, Epsom, Surrey, England

DEATH. 3 Jul 1931, Ireland

WILLIAM ANCKETILL DL (1851-1931), of Anketell Grove, married Jean Laing, daughter of Robert Falkner, in 1875. He was a violinist; lieutenant, Royal Tyrone Fusiliers.

As of 1872, William Ancketill was considered the head of the Ancketill family, succeeding his brother Matthew David.

In 1874, his name was legally changed to William Ancketill, the family reverted to the original spelling of their patronymic by Deed Poll.

Ancketell, William [3] (1851-1931), of Ancketill's Grove. Third son of Matthew John Anketell (1812-70) and his wife Catherine Frances Anne, daughter of David Ker of Portavo and Montalto (Down), born 16 March 1851. Lieutenant in Royal Tyrone Fusiliers; a prominent freemason and a violinist. He married, 15 July 1875, Jean Laing (1852-1929), only daughter and co-heiress of Robert Falkner of Broughton Park (Lancs) and had issue: (1) Olive Maud Stannus Ancketell (1876-1909), born 29 October 1876; married 1st, 24 October 1901 (div.), Lt. Reginald George Petre Wymer, son of Capt. Reginald Augustus Wymer and had issue a daughter; married 2nd, 1 November 1907, Michael Linning Henry Melville, son of His Honour Robert Melville of Hartfield Grove (Sussex) and had issue a daughter; died 6 March 1909; her will was proved 26 June 1909 (estate £255).

He [William] inherited the Ancketill's Grove estate from his elder brother in 1872, but sold it c.1905. He and his wife lived latterly at Killyfaddy and Clatford House, Epsom (Surrey).

He died 3 July 1931; his will was proved 21 November 1931 (estate £3,157). His wife died 9 November 1929; her will was proved 9 December 1929 (estate £96).


  1. Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland, 1912, pg.15:
  2. Full text of "An Index to Changes of Name: Under Authority of Act of Parliament Or Royal Licence, and ...":
  3. Ancketill of Ancketill's Grove:

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