Samuel Wiltshire

Born 18.8. c1865 at Vernham, Hants (nr Newbury, Berks) Certificate
Full Name Samuel Wiltshire  
Father Jacob Wiltshire Mother Hannah Wiltshire (m.s. Whitbread)
Christened ??.??. ?? at ??
Married ??.??. ?? to Millicent Simpson at ?? Certificate
Children 1887/8 Winifred = Dudley Buxton
  1892 Phillip  
  1896/7 Stanley  
  ?? Herbert  
Died ??.??. c1927 at Isleworth hospital Bronchitis / pneumonia? Certificate

Samuel Wiltshire was born in 1865 in Vernham Dean, Hampshire [4]. Before he was 5, he had moved with his family to Newbury in Berkshire [5]. At the age of 15, he was employed as a Groom, still in Newbury [1].

In the late 1880s, Samuel married Millicent Simpson. In 1892 they lived at 20 Grove Road, Ealing and Samuel was described as a dairyman [4]. In 1901 he lived with Millicent and their children at 2 Venetia Road in Ealing, and was a painter and decorator [2]. Another document says he was a sign-writer.

Samuel's dairy was opposite St Mary's church, South Ealing Road, and he had a milk round in the area. The depository for his money was The Grange pub at the corner of Warwick Road and the Common. The business failed, and he became a carpenter. His wife was described by a family member as "a strong, determined woman married to a feckless man". [3]

In later years, Samuel and Millicent lived at 76 The Grove, Ealing, a 4-storey house with a long garden. His son Phillip and family also lived with them for many years after their marriage, until after Samuel's death. Samuel kept pigeons at the end of the garden, and also built a swing there for his grand-children. [3]

Samuel suffered with bronchitis and asthma, and it was this that lead to his death in about 1927 in Isleworth hospital. [3]

Samuel in about 1900. Samuel and (probably) his father.  

Sources: Census [1] 1881, [2] 1901; [3] family memories; [4] PRO birth records; [5] IGI

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