William John Croucher (1764-1919)

Dates

Birth: 21 April 1864 Judd Street, St Pancras, Middlesex, UK
Father: Joseph Croucher 1821-1895
Mother: Sarah Ann Hayes c1835-1873

Christening: 23 May 1864 St Pancras. Middlesex, UK

Marriage: 14 March 1886 St Mary, Islington, Middlesex, UK
Wife: Monica Ester Rainbird 1867-1921

Death: July-September 1919 St Pancras, London, UK

Children

Esther Sarah Croucher 1886-1888
Florence Louisa Croucher [Lambert] 1888-1974
Edith Gertrude Croucher [Hort] 1891-1963
Thomas Henry Croucher 1892-1983
Ethel Mary Croucher [Attkins] 1894-1979
Alfred Harold Croucher 1897-1981
Lilian May Croucher [Watts] 1898-1897
Charles Croucher 1901-1901
Sydney Arthur Croucher 1903-1978
Two other unknown children died before 1911

Notes

Birth of William John Croucher in FreeBMD in April-June 1864 in Pancras (1b 63).

Entry in Ancestry England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 for William John Croucher born 21 April 1864 baptised 23 May 1864 at Old Church, Saint Pancras, London, parents Joseph and Sarah Croucher.

Entry in Ancestry London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 for William John Croucher baptised 23 May 1864 at St Pancras, Camden, parents Joseph and Sarah Croucher. "Page 277 Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of Saint Pancras in the County of Middlesex, in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-four 1864 May [...] 23 No. 814 William John, parents Joseph, a Cabman, and Sarah Croucher of Judd St".

His sister was born in St Pancras in 1866 and brother in Islington in 1868.

In the 1871 census as Will J Croucher aged 6, born in St Pancras, and living with his parents (Jas and Sarah), brother (Thos H) and sister (Susan) at 58 Nilsted Street, Somers Town, St Pancras, London, with five other families,

His mother died in the City of London in 1873 and his father married Elizabeth Ann Sullivan in Holborn in April-June 1875.

In the 1881 census as William Croucher aged 16, born in St Pancras, Middlesex, a printer's machine boy, and living with his father (Joseph), (step)mother (Eliza), brother (Thomas) and sister (Louisa) at 18 Tonbridge Lane, Grays Inn Lane, St Pancras with five other families.

Entry in Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 for the banns of William John Croucher and Monica Esther Rainbird on 7 March 1886 at St Mary, Islington. "Page 235 The Year 1886 No. 1171 Banns of Marriage between William John Croucher Bachelor and Monica Esther Rainbird Spinster Both of this Parish were published as follows: 1st, on Sunday Feb 21st [...] 2d, on Sunday 28, [...] 3d, on Sunday 7 March".

Marriage of William John Croucher and Monica Esther Rainbird in FreeBMD in January-March 1886 in Islington (1b 343).

Entry in Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 for the marriage of Willliam John Croucher aged 21, father Joseph Croucher, and Monica Esther Rainbird on 14 March 1886 at St Mary, Islington. "Page 102 1886 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Islington in the County of Middlesex. No. 203 14th March 1886 William John Croucher aged 21, a Bachelor and Milkman of 41 Sydney St, father Joseph Croucher, a Cab Man, and Monica Esther Rainbird aged 19, a Spinster of 14 Sydney St, father William Rainbird, a Laborer. Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns [...] in the Presence of William Alfred Rainbird and Louisa Sarah Croucher".

His first daughter was born in St Pancras in 1888 and second in Islington in 1891.

In the 1891 census as William John Croucher aged 26, born in St Pancras, London, a dairy manager, and living with his wife (Monica E) and two daughters (Edith G and Florence L) in two rooms at 103 Barnsbury Road, Islington, London. Two other familes shared this address.

His first three children were baptised at St Silas, Pentonville on 4 December 1892 when he was a milkman living at 39 Barnsbury Road.

In the 1901 census as William J Croucher aged 36, born in St Pancras, London, a cab proprietor and an employer, and living with his wife (Monica E), son (Thomas H), and four daughters (Edith G, Ethel M, Florence L and Lillian M) in two rooms at 13 Railey Mews, Kentish Town, St Pancras, London.

His sons was born in St Pancras in 1901 and 1903.

In the 1911 census as William John Croucher aged 46, born in St Pancras, a cab proprietor working on his own account, and living with his wife (Monica Esther), two sons (Thomas Henry and Sydney Arthur), and four daughters (Edith Gertrude, Ethel Mary, Florence Louisa and Lilian May) in four rooms at Eglon Mews, Berkeley Road, Regents Park Road N W, St Pancras, London.

Death of William J Croucher in FreeBMD in July-September 1919 aged 55 in Pancras (1b 61).

There are twentyeight entries in Ancestry Public Member Trees fior William John Croucher.

Note Pancras was transfered from Middlesex to London in 1889 and was renamed St Pancras in 1902.

Relationship

William John Croucher was the third great grandson of Thomas Croucher.

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