William James Croucher (1868-1942)

Dates

Birth: April-June 1868 Lymington, Hampshire, UK
Father: James Croucher 1835-1908
Mother: Priscilla Jane Wheeler 1835-1893

Christening: Unknown

Marriage: 8 Jun 1894 Osborne Street, St Rollox, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
Wife: Janet Moodie c1865-1935

Death: 13 October 1942 87 Forgewood Road, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Children

Janet Stevenson Croucher 1895-1981
Agnes Wheeler Croucher 1897-1987
Mary Croucher 18999-1989
Ellen (Helen) Croucher 1901-1980
Elizabeth Pears Hamilton Croucher 1902-1904

Notes

Birth of William James Croucher in FreeBMD in April-June 1868 in Lymington (2b 568).

In the 1871 census as William James Croucher aged 3, born in Lymington Hampshire, and living with his parents (James and Priscilla Jane), two brothers (Benjamin and George )and four sisters (Lucy, Martha, Mary Ann W, and Sarah) at Navarino? Court, High Street, Lymington, Hampshire.

In the 1881 census as William Croucher aged 14, born in Boldre, Hampshire, an errand boy, and living with his parents (James and Jane), four brothers (Alfred, Benjamin, George and Henry) and three sisters (Jane, Lucy and Sarah) in Lymington, Milford, Hampshire.

I cannot locate him in the 1891 census.

Entry in the Register of Marriages for William Croucher and Janet Moodie in 1894 in St Rollox (644/6 151). "Page 76 1894 Marriages in the District of St Rollox in the County of Lanark. 1894 on the Eighth day of June at Osborne Street? Monkland? Street Glasgow after Publication according to the Forms of the Presbyterian Church. Signed William Croucher, an Engineers's Engine Keeper and Bachelor aged 26 of 52 Muir Street, Motherwell, parents James Croucher F, a Farm Labourer and Jane Croucher M.S. Wheeler deceased, and Signed Janet Moodie, a Lace Winder and Spinster aged 30 of 7 Parson Street, Glasgow, parents Duncan Moodie, a Blacksmith Journeyman (deceased) and Jamet Moodie M.S. Stevenson [...] Registered 1894 June 11th"

In the 1895 Valuation Roll as William Croucher, an engine keeper, address 11 Helen Bank, Ladywell Road, Hamilton, Motherwell. owned by Thomas Campbell, engineer, yearkly rent £10 9s., ten other tennants.

In the 1901 census as William Croucher aged 32, born in Hampshire, a rivetter, and living with his wife (Janet), three daughters (Agnes, Janet and Mary) and brother (Alfred) at 12 Ladywell Road, Dalziel, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

In the 1905 Valuation Roll as William Croucher, a signal fitter, address 10 Gilmour Crescent, Dalziel, Motherwell. owned by Benjamin Gilmour, engineer, yearly rent £11 10s, many other tennants.

In the 1911 census as William Croucher aged 42, born in England, a signal fitter on the Caledonian Railway, and living with his wife (Janet) and four daughters (Agnes, Ellen, Janet and Mary) in two rooms with one or more windows at 60 Calder Steet, Dalliel, Motherwell. At least two other familes shared the same address.

In the 1915 Valuation Roll as William Croucher, a signal fitter, address 60a Calder Street Dalziel, Motherwell. owned by Benjamin Gilmour, yearly rent £11 10s, one other family shared the same address.

In the 1925 Valuation Roll as William Croucher, a signal fitter, address 60a Calder Street Dalziel, Motherwell. owned by Benjamin Waterfall Gilmour and others as trustees of Late Benjamin Gilmour, yearly rent £15 8s, one other family shared the same address.

In the 1930 Valuation Roll as William Croucher, a motorman, address 87 Forge Wood Road, Dalziel, Motherwell, owned by the Provost, Magistrates and Councillors of the Burgh of Motherwell and Wishaw per James Hamilton, factor, 1 Farm Street, Motherwell, yearly rent £19 19s, rateable value £20.

In the 1935 Valuation Roll as William Croucher, a motorman, address 87 Forge Wood Road, Dalziel, Motherwell. owned by the Provost, Magistrates and Councillors of the Burgh of Motherwell and Wishaw, yearly rent £19 8s., rateable value £19.

His wife died in Daziel in 1935.

In the 1940 Valuation Roll as William Croucher, address 87 Forge Wood Road, Dalziel, Motherwell. owned by the Provost, Magistrates and Councillors of the Burgh of Motherwell and Wishaw, yearly rent £20, rateable value £20.

Entry in the Register of Deaths for William James Croucher in 1942 aged 74 in Dalziel. "Page 158 1942 Deaths in the District of Dalziel in the County of Lanark No. 473 William James Croucher Railway Engine Keeper Widower of Janet Moodie, died 1942 October Thirteenth 7 hr 15 m pm at 87 Forgewood Road Motherwell aged 74 Years, parents James Croucher Farm Worker (deceased) Priscilla Croucher MS Wheeler (deceased) of Cerebal Hemerage [...] Informant Henry Bolt Son-in-law of 16 Milnwood Drive Motherwell on 1942 October 14 in Motherwell".

The following came from an email from Elaine Grant:

Relationship

William James Croucher was the third great grandson of James Croucher.

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