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William Tipton (abt. 1846 - abt. 1930)

William Tipton
Born about in Westbury, Shropshire, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 24 Feb 1898 in Westbury On Severn, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died about in Westbury On Severn, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Aug 2012
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Biography

William Tipton was born in 1846 in Shropshire, England to Abraham and Elizabeth Tipton, nee Butler. His birthplace is given as Westbury, Salop (an old name for Shropshire) in the 1851 census and he was christened on 26 April of that year in Minsterley, Shropshire.

At the time of the 1851 census William’s family was living in Habberley, Shropshire. His mother was already widowed and the head of a household of 5 children ranging in ages from 17 to 2 years. One can only assume that life would have been very hard for William and his mother and 4 siblings.

In 1861, at the age of 15 years, William had left his mother’s household and was living and working as a carter’s boy in the household of Samuel and Ann Woodcock in Pulverbatch, Shropshire. The Woodcock’s were likely quite well off as they employed 2 other servants in addition to William.

By the time of the 1871 census William was 25 years old had moved back to live with his mother Elizabeth in Minsterley who was now 66 year old. There were no other siblings living in the household. At this time his occupation was given as labourer.

William was 35 years old at the time of the next census in 1881 and working as an agricultural labourer. He continued to live with his mother in Minsterley in a 2-person household.

The 1891 census shows that William continued to reside in Minsterley, though now he is living by himself without his mother. He was working as a farm labourer.

In 1898 at the age of about 52 years William married Elizabeth Burton, nee Edwards.

By 1901 William and Elizabeth had moved to East Dean, Gloucestershire and lived there with Elizabeth’s daughter Clara, who was 10 years at the time, from her previous marriage. William and Elizabeth were both 54 years old at the time and he was working as a labourer crown works.

William was age 65 at the time of the 1911 census and a widower living by himself in East Dean. He continued to work as a crown workman.

William passed away in 1930 in Westbury On Severn, Gloucestershire. He was 84 years of age.

Sources

Birth and Christening

  • England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content : accessed 23 April 2020), database entry for Tipton, William (Mother's maiden surname: Butler), GRO Reference: 1846 J Quarter in ATCHAM Volume 18 Page 22.

Marriage

  • "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:269C-BF6 : 13 December 2014), William Tipton, 1898; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1898, quarter 1, vol. 6A, p. 327, Westbury On Severn, Gloucestershire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Death

  • England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Death (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content : accessed 7 October 2019), database entry for Tipton, William. Age at death: 84. GRO Reference: 1930 M Quarter in WESTBURY ON SEVERN Volume 06A Page 344.
  • "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVH8-G4PQ : 4 September 2014), William Tipton, 1930; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Westbury On Severn, Gloucestershire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Census

  • "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG6X-48G : 9 November 2019), William Tipton in household of Elizabath Tipton, Habberley, Shropshire, England; citing Habberley, Shropshire, England, p. 16, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7TY-LSJ : 24 October 2019), William Tipton in household of Samuel Woodcock, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27J-YCYM : 13 December 2017), William Tipton in household of Elizabeth Tipton, Minsterley, Shropshire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 3, Piece/Folio 2644/57, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,915.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W97J-Q3Z : 4 May 2019), William Tipston, Minsterley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Shropshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSDY-PKF : 20 May 2019), William Tipton, East Dean, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing East Dean subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X715-G43 : 12 July 2019), William Tipton, East Dean, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
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