Who is William?  The Timeline

Who is William? The Timeline

Before I go any further, I need to explain where the idea for this series came from.  I’ve been reading through Barbara’s blog Out of My Tree Genealogy News.  She has a fabulous series dedicated to her Brickwall Browns.  Any brick wall requires a similar set of skills to break down and the model she uses can be applied almost anywhere.  I have altered some bits… but kept most of it the same.  Thank you Barbara for the excellent idea!

Last week I introduced William.  Who was he?  Who were his parents?  Where did he really come from?

I won’t give up in trying to find him.  So the next step is to create the timeline of William’s life.

  • 1884William Williams is born on 7th February in Porth, Glamorgan.
  • 1903 – William married Harriett Ann Weeks on 14th September in Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. His father is recorded as William Williams.
  • 1905 – Birth of daughter, Irene May Williams in Cwm, Monmouthshire.
  • 1906 – Birth of son, Albert William Williams in Cwm, Monmouthshire.
  • 1908 – Birth of son, Ivor Williams in Cwm, Monmouthshire.
  • 1909 – Birth of daughter, Edith Florence Williams in Cwm, Monmouthshire.
  • 1911 – William is living at 10 King Street, Cwm, Monmouthshire with wife, Harriett Ann, and children, Irene May (5), Albert William (4), Ivor (3) and Florence Edith (1). William and Harriett have been married for 7 years and have lost one child. He is recorded as a coal hewer.  William is also recorded as being bilingual, Welsh and English.
  • 1914 – Birth of son, Clifford Williams in Cwm, Monmouthshire
  • 1915 – Birth of daughter, Llewella M. Williams in Cwm, Monmouthshire.
  • 1918 – Birth of son, Rowland Williams in Cwm, Monmouthshire.
  • 1919 – Birth of son, Reginald Williams in Cwm, Monmouthshire
  • 1939 – William is living at 20 King Street, Cwm, Monmouthshire with wife Harriett Ann and Maureen Farr (6). One line is redacted.  He is recorded as a ‘Hewer of Coal Below Ground’.
  • 1954 – William died in Cwm, Monmouthshire. He was buried on 25th July in Silent Valley, Cwm, Monmouthshire.

At the moment, the timeline has quite a few large gaps (1884-1903; 1911-1914; 1919-1939 and 1939-1954).  I probably won’t be able to fill all of the gaps but as new evidence becomes available it can be updated.

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