William Walter Croucher (1865-1953)


Birth: 14 May 1865 Liss, Hampshire, UK
Father: Unknown
Mother: Susannah Gaunlett Croucher 1847-a1851

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: July-September 1897 St Thomas, Devon, UK
Wife: Florence Maud Mary Challis 1877-1961

Death: 10 April 1953 2 Shotterfield Terrace, Liss, Hampshire, UK


William Herbert Croucher 1898-1967
George Walter P Croucher 1901-1989
Edith Mary Croucher 1903-2000
Male Croucher 1907-1907
Frederick John Croucher 1910-2000


Birth of William Walter Croucher in FreeBMD in April-June 1865 in Petersfield (2c 126).

In the 1871 census as Wall Wm (sic - on the original) Croucher aged 6, born in Liss, Hampshire, and living with his grandmother (Susan M), mother (Susannah), three uncle (Eli, Geo and MO) and aunt (Hart), and cousin (Wm Sarah) in the vicinity of Adhurst Farm, Liss, Hampshire.

In the 1881 census as Walter Croucher aged 14, born in Liss, and an ironmonger's apprentice living with Elijah Carpenter (aged 35, born in Hawkley, Hampshire and an ironmonger employing 2 boys), his wife (Rachel aged 35 and born in Yorkshire), his five daughters (Sarenia aged 12, Selina J. aged 11, Caroline K. aged 9, Lidia A. aged 7 and Louisa C. aged 3, all born in Liss, Hampshire), and another ironmonger's apprentice (Frederick Reed aged 17, born in Steep, Hampshire and single) in Upper Green, Liss, Hampshire.

In the 1891 census as Waller (sic - on the orginal) William Croucher aged 25, born in Steep, Hampshire, single, a bricklayer's labourer, and living with his uncle and aunt (Samuel and Harriett), two cousins (Willam Samuel and Mabel Victoria), and a lodger (William Upfield aged 21, single, born in and a groom) at The Areade No. 2, Station Road, Liss, Hampshire.

Marriage of William Walter Croucher and Florence Maud M Challis in FreeBMD in July-September 1897 in St Thomas (5b 87).

In the 1901 census as William Walter Croucher aged 36, born in Steep, Hampshire, a house painter, and living with his wife (Maud) and an unnamed son at 4 Pine Cottages, Liss, Hampshire.

In the 1911 census as Walter Croucher aged 44, born in Steep, Hampshire, a house painter and living with his wife (Maud), three sons (Fredrick, George and William) and daughter (Edith) in five rooms at 2 Shottersfield Terrace, Liss, Hampshire.

In the 1939 England and Wales Register as Walker ?? Croucher born 14 May 1865, married, a retired pinter, and living with Florence M Croucher (wife?), Janet Hane and Stephen T Dinsley and one other at 2 Shottersfield Terrace, Petersfield, Hampshire.

Death of William W Croucher in FreeBMD in April-June 1953 in Petersfield (6b 329).

Entry in Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 for Walter William Croucher died 10 April 1953 in Hampshire, probate 28 May 1953 in Winchester, Chester. "Croucher Walter William of 2 Shotterfield-terrace Liss Hampshire died 10 April 1953 Administration Winchester 28 May to Florence Maud Mary Croucher widow. Effects £142 17s. 9d."

Two entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for William Walter Croucher born in Steep, Hampshire in 1865/6, his marriage to Florence Maud Mary Challis in St Thomas, Devon in 1897, four children, and his death in Liss/Petersfield, Hampshire on 10 April 1953.


William Walter Croucher was the grandson of John Croucher.

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