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Brick Wall! William Prosser b. 1830
« on: Thursday 08 February 18 11:09 GMT (UK) »

I would very much appreciate some new eyes on trying to get some more information on my GG Grandfather William Prosser. For several years, I have been trying to find some information on him, without success.

I have him in the 1871 UK census (aged 40) as a Lodger working as an ostler in Birmingham at the home of Eliza Merritt and her children. In fact young William Merritt (aged 3) was the son of William and Eliza and in 1876 they married.

Unfortunately, William Sr. died on 5th February 1879.

That is all the information I have on him - apart from the fact that his father is named as Thomas Prosser (deceased) on his marriage certificate.

If anyone could find him on other census returns or give advice on further steps, I would be very grateful!

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Re: Brick Wall! William Prosser b. 1830
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 February 18 12:05 GMT (UK) »
There is a marriage 25th June 1830, St Bartholomew Edgebaston, for a Thomas Prosser (bach) to Elizabeth Newey (spin) 

Wit: Sarah Fuller and Joseph Barton

Maybe your William's Parents marriage??
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Brick Wall! William Prosser b. 1830
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 February 18 13:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Thanks for the quick reply! Yes, it is possible....but how to link them up? That is my main problem. I will need some common points before I can say there is the probability of a link.

Man thanks.

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Re: Brick Wall! William Prosser b. 1830
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 February 18 17:21 GMT (UK) »
What was Thomas' occupation on William's marriage certificate?  Was that mentioned or just that he was deceased?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Brick Wall! William Prosser b. 1830
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 08 February 18 17:36 GMT (UK) »
I'm afraid  just deceased.


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Re: Brick Wall! William Prosser b. 1830
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 08 February 18 18:03 GMT (UK) »
Oh dear, that's a bit of a blow.  How about the witnesses?  I guess none of them are related to William then.

Where is William supposed to have been born?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Brick Wall! William Prosser b. 1830
« Reply #6 on: Friday 09 February 18 05:24 GMT (UK) »
It says that he is born in Birmingham. However whether that is true or not...? There is a family tale that he came from Wales....

As for the witnesses at the wedding, I have a James Wilson and M A Mee or Lee (not too clear). I have not had much luck following that path I'm afraid.

I was looking at a possible father in 1851 census living in Birmingham - Thomas Prosser b1801 coachman, in Gloucester; Eliza Prosser b. 1801; Harriet b. 1834; Maria b. 1832. However, I may be clutching at straws here (perhaps the horse connection!)

It's a big disadvantage I don't even know the name of the mother for William!

Thank you for your help!

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Re: Brick Wall! William Prosser b. 1830
« Reply #7 on: Friday 09 February 18 07:34 GMT (UK) »
Was his death reported in the local newspaper? It may offer some clues.

His age at death is 48 ref BMD that matches the census of 1871


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Re: Brick Wall! William Prosser b. 1830
« Reply #8 on: Friday 09 February 18 07:37 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if this is Thomas's death?

PROSSER, THOMAS       41     
GRO Reference: 1846  M Quarter in BIRMINGHAM  Volume 16  Page 238   

Gives a birth year of 1805 and is in Birmingham
 
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire