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Emma Williams, Died 1891 Gibraltar
« on: Friday 17 April 20 21:05 BST (UK) »
A Great Aunt Emma Williams, nee King, Died 1891 Buena Vista, Gibraltar. Her husband was Richard Kendrick Williams and i believe he served with The Kings Liverpool Regiment. They had 3 children I am aware of, the eldest Alice  born in Natal in 1885, Richard born 1887 at Straights Settlements, Singapore and Gladys born 1888 also Singapore.
 I have not ordered a British Armed Forces And Overseas Deaths And Burials certificate before...are they available to order..... will there be a cause of death?
I feel a connection to Emma as I too spent time in Gibraltar (early 1980's) with young children and I was a similar age to Emma. Gibraltar has a lot of history and I now wonder if I stood where she stood when I visited the fish market etc etc. I don't know where she was buried. I know her husband remarried a couple of years later in Uk. Any suggestions where I may find out more.
 
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Re: Emma Williams, Died 1891 Gibraltar
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 April 20 08:01 BST (UK) »
This could be her. Detail from https://www.nationalarchives.gi/MilitaryDeaths_1869-1914.aspx

MilitaryDeathsId: 1711
SEQ: 1739
RecordNumber: 234
Day: 30
Month: 4
Year: 1891
WhereDied: buena vista
Surname: williams
GivenName: emma
Sex: Female
Age: 29
Profession: wife of sergeant r.r.w. williams south lancashire regiment
PlaceOfBirth: england
PeriodOfResidence: 2 years
Cause: inflammation of bowels
Primary: acute peritonitis
Duration: 7 days
Secondary: \
SignatureOfInformant: husband of deceased
NameOfMedicalPractioner: w.h. steele
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Re: Emma Williams, Died 1891 Gibraltar
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 April 20 09:01 BST (UK) »
A Big thank you ShaunJ.... I did search NA but perhaps my search technique needs adjusting ...... or getting interupted frequently by hubby threatening his Ipad!
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Re: Emma Williams, Died 1891 Gibraltar
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 18 April 20 09:25 BST (UK) »
It's from the Gibraltar National Archives - a fantastic resource for military BMDs.

You can order an overseas death certificate from the UK GRO but I doubt that it will give you much more information, if any.
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Re: Emma Williams, Died 1891 Gibraltar
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 18 April 20 09:30 BST (UK) »
A even big thank you......followed the link which took me to Gibraltar archives.
 I had thought that see possibly could have died in childbirth..... so did search the Gro Army Birth Indices and found two names Violet Elsie and William Aubrey  both Williams born 1891. With your help I now know Emma gave birth to Violet Elsie
 
Id: 2749
day: 13
month: 3
year: 1891
babyname: violet el
sex: Female
fathergivenname: richard kendric
fathersurname: williams
fatherbirthplace: england
mothergivenname: emma
mothersurname: king williams
motherbirthplace: england
occupation: mes sergeant s
whosign: mers serg
signed: y

 So Emma died about 6 weeks after her daughters birth. So sad. Now need to find out if she survived.
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Re: Emma Williams, Died 1891 Gibraltar
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 18 April 20 09:31 BST (UK) »
The death certificate of a Richard Thomas Kendrick Williams, Army Pensioner, died 25 Jan 1946, age 84 can be viewed on FindMyPast on the record of a Richard Williams who attested 16 Apr 1879, No 2112, 2nd Brigade, South Lancs on 19 Apr 1879. The army papers comprise 2 sheets - attestation docs only.
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Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Emma Williams, Died 1891 Gibraltar
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 18 April 20 09:39 BST (UK) »
It appears that he went on to pension in 1902, and by then he was 4267, Kings Liverpool Regiment, having served as a Sergeant Major in the Boer War in the Composite Cyclists unit.
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Re: Emma Williams, Died 1891 Gibraltar
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 18 April 20 09:50 BST (UK) »
Liverpool Echo, 8 Sep 1916
MISSING
Private R T K Williams, Australian Infantry Brigade Machine Gun Company, son of ex-Sergeant Major R K Williams, King's Liverpool Regiment, formerly resided at 56 Brook Road, Bootle. His father, R K Williams, resides at 92 Wigan Road, Ormskirk.
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.