William James Croucher (1875-1940)

Dates

Birth: 1 February 1875 35 New Street, Clifton, Bristol, UK
Father: William John Croucher 1847-1907
Mother: Mary Ann Mitchell Perkins 1851-1908

Christening: 20 September 1877 St Simon, Bristol, UK

Marriage: 25 December 1902 St Agnes, Bristol, UK
Wife: Elizabeth Mona Pipes 1879-1951

Death: July 1940 Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK
Burial: 24 July 1940 Downend, Gloucestershire, UK

Children

William George Ethelbert Croucher 1903-1955
Leonard Douglas Croucher 1905-1978
Albert Edward Croucher 1906-1971

Notes

Birth of William James Croucher in FreeBMD in January-March 1875 in Clifton (6a 163). "Registration District Clifton 1875 Birth in the Sub-district of Saint Philip and Jacob in the City and County of Bristol. [No.] 500 First February 1875 35 New Street William James Boy [father] William James Croucher [a] Gardener, [and] Mary Ann Croucher formerly Perkins [Informant] M A Croucher (Mother) 4 Dawlish Terrace, Ashley Hill, Bristol [on] Tenth March 1875".

Entry in Ancestry England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 for William James Croucher born 1 February 1875 baptised 20 September 1877 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, parents William John and Mary Ann Croucher.

Entry in Ancestry Bristol, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1918 for William James Croucher born 1 February 1877 (sic - in the index), baptised 20 September 1877 at St Simon, Gloucestershire, parents William John and Mary Anne Croucher. "Page 124 Baptisms solennized in the Parish of [blank] in the County of [blank] in the Year 1877 [...] 1877 Sep 20 born Feb 1 1875 No. 986 William James [parents] William John [a] Gardener [and] Mary Anne Croucher [of] 17 Amberly St". His sister was baptised at the same time.

In the 1881 census as William Croucher aged 6, born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, and living with his parents (William and Mary Ann), brother (Henry), and sister (Ada) at 2 Arthur Street, Bristol St George.

In the 1891 census as William Croucher aged 16, born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, single, a page boy, and lodging with Thomas Alway (aged 66, born in Harton, Gloucestershire and a retired milkman) and his wife (Hannah aged 66 and born in White Staunton, Somerset) in four rooms at 46 Worrall Road, Clifton, Gloucestershire.

In the 1901 census as William Croucher aged 26, born in Bristol, single, a bakers vanman, and living with his parents (William and Mary A), two brothers (Ethulbert and Frederick), two sisters (Kate and Rose) and a boarder (William Stephens aged 22, born in Stockton on Tees, Lancashire, single and a motor man) at 33 Corporation Road, St George, Bristol.

Marriage of William James Croucher and Elizabeth Mona Pipe in FreeBMD in October-December 1902 in Bristol (6a 5).

Entry in Ancestry Bristol, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1935 for William James Croucher aged 27, father William John Croucher, and Elizabeth Mona Pipe on 25 December 1902 at St Agnes, Bristol. "Page 32 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Agnes in the County of the City of Bristol [No.] 63 Dec 25th 1902 William James Croucher [aged] 27 [a] Bachelor [and] Labourer [of] 218 Newfoundland Rd [father] William John Croucher [a] Labourer, [and] Elizabeth Mona Pipe [aged] 23 [a] Spinster [and] Stationery-hand [of] 201 Newfoundland Rd [father] George Pipe [a] Labourer. Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Cerenies of the Established Church after Banns [...] in the Presence of us Ethelbert Swithen Croucher, Frances Jane Pipe and Rose Emily Croucher.

His son was baptised on 23 September 1903 at St Agnes, Bristol when he was a labourer living at 205 Newfoundland Road, Bristol,

His son was baptised on 17 January 1907 at St Agnes, Bristol when he was a labourer living at 40 Badminton Road, Bristol. His nephew Ethelbert George son of brother Ethelbert who was living at the same address was baptised at the same time.

His son was baptised on 3 May 1905 at St Agnes, Bristol when he was a labourer living at 201 Newfoundland Road - his neice Frances May daughter of brother Ethelbert who was living at 205 Newfoundland Road was baptised at the same time.

In the 1911 census as William Croucher aged 35, born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, a trackman for a tramway company, and living with his wife (Elizabeth), and three sons (Albert Edward, Leonard Douglas and William George) in four rooms at 264 Newfoundland Road, Bristol.

Five entries in Ancestry Gloucestershire, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1974 for William James Croucher address 78 Middle Road, Kingswood, Thornbury from 1935 to 1939, other occupants Elizabeth Mona Croucher (wife?), Leonard Douglas Croucher (son?), and Betty Jane Croucher (daughter-in-law?) from 1936.

In the 1939 England and Wales Register as William Croucher born 1 February 1875, a fitters assistant, married, and living with Elizabeth Croucher (wife?) and Eunice Croucher changed to Leaman ( I cannot find a birth but Eunice J Croucher married Baden H Leaman in Bristol in 1951) at 78 Kingswood, Gloucestershire.

Death of William J Croucher in FreeBMD in July-September 1940 in Chippenham (5a 181).

Entry in Ancestry Bristol, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1994 for William Croucher buried on 24 July 1940 aged 65 at Downend, Christ Church, Gloucestershire. "Burials in the Parish of Downend in the County of Gloucester in the year One thousand nine hundred and forty [...] William James Croucher No. 379 [of blank on] 24 July 1940 [aged] 65."

There are twenty one entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees for William James Croucher some adding his birth at 35 Mews Street, St Philip & Jacob Clifton Bristol.

Relationship

William James Croucher was the great grandson of William Croucher.

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