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William FisherAge: 70 years18581928

William Fisher
Given names
Birth between April 1858 and June 1858 22 29
Birth of a brotherThomas Fisher
between January 1860 and March 1860 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a brotherJohn James Fisher
between April 1861 and May 1861 (Age 3 years)
Christening of a brotherJohn James Fisher
8 May 1861 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Ann Fisher
between April 1862 and June 1862 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherFrederick Fisher
between July 1863 and September 1863 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterAlice Fisher
between April 1865 and June 1865 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterEllen Elizabeth Fisher
between April 1868 and September 1868 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterEsther Fisher
between April 1871 and June 1871 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherJesse Fisher
between January 1873 and March 1873 (Age 14 years)
Death of a motherRosanna Lee
between April 1873 and June 1873 (Age 15 years)

Marriage of a parentJames FisherMaria ScarletView this family
between October 1885 and December 1885 (Age 27 years)

MarriageLouisa ChampionView this family
30 October 1888 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
Margaret Esther Fisher
between July 1889 and September 1889 (Age 31 years)
Census 1891 (Age 32 years)

Note: Wilton Street, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England
Death between July 1928 and September 1928 (Age 70 years)

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: 5 December 1857East Grafton, Wiltshire, England
7 months
2 years
younger brother
Thomas Fisher
Birth: between January 1860 and March 1860 24 31Wexcombe, Wiltshire, England
17 months
younger brother
15 months
younger sister
18 months
younger brother
Frederick Fisher
Birth: between July 1863 and September 1863 27 34Wexcombe, Wiltshire, England
2 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Jesse Fisher
Birth: between January 1873 and March 1873 37 44Wexcombe, Wiltshire, England
Father’s family with Maria Scarlet - View this family
Marriage: between October 1885 and December 1885
Family with Louisa Champion - View this family
Marriage: 30 October 1888East Grafton, Wiltshire, England
11 months
Margaret Esther Fisher
Birth: between July 1889 and September 1889 31 28Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England


Louisa married William Fisher (aged 30), son of James, at East Grafton on 30 Oct 1888. Whether that James was the one baptised at Burbage in 1820 and thus the brother of the Eliza who married Louisa's uncle George in 1838 in GB, or the one who was the father of the other Eliza who married the same George in 1846 in East Grafton I've never had the opportunity to try to check, but the latter does seem a possibility.

GL added on 7 June 2011:

The 1901 Census shows that William was born in Wexcombe in 1858 or 1859, and from the 1871 Census is thus the son of the James Fisher who married Rosanna Lee in the Hungerford RD in Oct-Dec 1857. James and Rosanna were also born in Wexcombe, in 1836/7 and 1829/30 respectively.

Backtracking further to 1851 James can be identified as the son of James and Hesther Fisher. In 1841 George Lovelock and his first wife Eliza (aged 23) were living in West Grafton apparently with Stephen (aged 59) and Ann (aged 60) Fisher, suggesting that Eliza was their daughter. In the next door household, apparently headed by Thomas Glass (aged 80) were James and Esther Fisher with 6 children, including James aged 5, and Eliza aged 13. The closeness of the families suggests that there is some link between them, however as Stephen and Ann had a son James baptised at Burbage in 1820, James (the husband of Esther) can not be another of their children.

However, that James is the brother of George Lovelock's second wife, so although there is no blood relationship between Louisa Champion and William Fisher they are nonetheless connected in a thoroughly tortuous way!


Wilton Street, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England RG12 972 F35 P4

William Fisher;Head;32;Agricultural Labourer;Wexcombe, Wilts Louisa Fisher;Wife;30;;Grafton, Gt Bedwyn, Wilts Margeret E Fisher;Daur;?;Grafton, Gt Bedwyn, Wilts