William Samuel Croucher (1869-1945)


Birth: 25 July 1869 Steep, Hampshire, UK
Father: Samuel Croucher 1849-1936
Mother: Harriet (Harriett) Gauntlett Croucher 1854-1906

Christening: 23 August 1869 Steep, Hampshire, UK

Marriage: April-June 1920 Eastbourne, Sussex, UK
Wife: Julia Witty 1863-1959

Death: 30 September 1945 St Marys Hospital, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK


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Birth of William Samuel Croucher in FreeBMD in July-September 1869 in Petersfield (2c 130).

Entry in Ancestry England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 for William Samuel Croucher baptised 23 August 1869 in Steep, Hampshire, parents Samuel and Harriett Croucher.

In the 1871 census as Wm Sarah (sic - in the index, original illegible) Croucher aged 2, born in Liss, Hampshire, and living with living with his grandmother (Susan M Croucher), mother (Hart), two uncles (Geo - George and Mo - John), aunt (Susannah) and cousin (Wall Wm) in the vicinity of Adhurst Farm, Liss, Hampshire.

In the 1881 census as William S Croucher aged 11, born in Steep, Hampshire, and living with his parents (Samuel and Harriett G), sister (Mabel V) and a lodger (Susanah Croucher - grandmother?) in Rock Pit Cottages, Liss, Hampshire.

In the 1891 census as William Samuel Croucher aged 21, born in Steep, Hampshire, single, a domestic groom, and living with his parents (Samuel and Harriett), sister (Mabel Victoria), cousin (William Waller Croucher), and a lodger (William Upfield aged 21, born in East Harling, Sussex, single and a domestic groom) at The Areade No. 2, Station Road, Liss, Hampshire.

In the 1901 census as William S Croucher aged 31, born in Liss, Hampshire, single a coachman, and living with John Forsey (aged 54, born in Middlesex, London, and a produce merchant and shop working on his own account at home), his wife (Jessie M aged 46 and born in Mitcham, Sussex in the index, Surrey on the original), a visitor (John H Witty aged 57, born in Etton, Yorkshire, married, and a Superintendent of Covenant), and three other servants (Julia Witty aged 37, born Etton, Yorkshire, single and a cook - future wife?, Minnie M Witty aged 22, born in Hughgate, Middlesex, single and a palourmaid, and Emma S K Steer aged 18, born in Lancing, Sussex and a general servant) at 23 Gratwicke Road, Wothing, West Sussex.

In the 1911 census as William Samuel Croucher born in Sleet (sic - on the original), Hampshire, single, a gardener, and living with Jessie Mary Forsey (aged 56, born in Mitcham, Surrey, widowed, and private means), and two servants (Julia Witty - future wife?), and Minnie Martha Witty (aged 32, born in Highgate, Middlesex, single and house palourmaid) in twelve rooms at Pulborough, Wykeham Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Marriage of William S Croucher and Julia Witty in FreeBMD in April-June 1920 in Eastbourne (2b 261).

In the 1939 census as William S Croucher born 25 July 1869, married, a jobbing gardener, and living with Julia Croucher (wife?) and Lily M Flesher at 84 Eastbourne, Sussex.

Death of William S Croucher in FreeBMD in October-December 1945 aged 76 in Eastbourne (2b 86).

Entry in Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 for William Samuel Croucher died 30 September 1945 in Eastbourne, probate 19 December 1945 in Llandudno. "Croucher William Samuel of 84 Hunt-road Eastbourne died 30 September 1945 at St Marys Hospital Eastbourne Probate Llandudno 19 December to Claude William Jermyn Smith electrician and Ernest Edward Nicholls funiture remover. Effects £846 18s. 7d."

Three entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for William Samuel Croucher born in Steep, Hampshire in July 1969, parents Samuel and Harriette Gauntlett Croucher, one adding his death in Eastbourne, Sussex on 30 September 1945.


William Samuel Croucher was the grandson of John Croucher,

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