William SQUIRE

Male 1878 - 1936  (57 years)


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  • Name William SQUIRE 
    Born 09 Jun 1878  Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1881  Hemyock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1891  Alcombe Lodge, Alcombe, Dunster, Somersetshire. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1901  23 Gordon Road, Aldershot (Hants.), Surry Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1911  11 N 9 W Terrace, Fairlawn Park, Lower Sydneham S E London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 14 Apr 1936  Aldershot, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I794  Squire Family History
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2015 

    Father Isaac SQUIRE,   b. 02 Dec 1846, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1924, Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Emily GILL,   b. 15 Apr 1851,   d. 15 Feb 1939, Lynmouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1877  Exton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • In the 1881 census, Emily was at Hemyock with William and Mary; no sign of Isaac, and had four of their children here. They had moved to Staunton Cottage Alcombe Dunster by 1886 when Lottie was born. Emily's family is always shown as living in Lower Alcombe, so we guess the Gill family lived in Staunton Cottage. Emily's mum died in 1886 which coincides with the Squire's moving to Staunton Cottage. James Gill is shown on censuses as living with the Squire family in 1891 and 1901.

      The Smith family were neighbours to the Squire family, and in 1896, Charles Smith (b 1894) came to live with Isaac and Emily. Charles' mother had died, and his father was supporting a four year old severely disabled lad and several older children. Charles was still with the Squire family in 1901, but went on to serve in WW1 and later returned badly injured to live a long life in Bristol.

      Isaac and Emily's youngest daughter Lottie probably went into service in London, and met Thomas Isaac Gilson. They married and moved back to Alcombe, bringing two children. Interestingly, they lived next door to Charles' brother Harry. In 1914, Wally Gilson was born at the Squire's cottage.

      Isaac Squire died on 22nd December,1924, at the age of 78 years. They were still at Staunton Cottage, Staunton Meade. This cottage belonged to the Luttrell family, of Dunster Castle. After Isaac's death, Emily went to live with Thomas and Lottie Gilson, who had moved from Alcombe to Lynmouth (North Devon). Faith and Reg visited the U.K in 1985 and visited their grave, placing flowers from the garden at Staunton Cottage.

      I visited the cottage in 2007 with Wally Gilson, and met the current owner. We were invited to have a look inside, and I could visualise how different it must have been 100 years ago. Wally could describe to the current owner what the place was like in the 1920s. Many thanks to Mary Chorley from Bridgwater Somerset for the information about her grandfather Charles Smith and for the photo of Isaac and Emily, and to Daphne of Minehead-Online for the postcard photo of Staunton Cottage. [5]
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Teresa Florence BLACK,   b. 13 Nov 1884, Aldershot, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1967, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 04 Sep 1904  Aldershot, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There are supposedly five children, but only two are listed . . .
    Children 
     1. John William SQUIRE,   b. 13 Feb 1905, Wimbledon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1945  (Age 40 years)
     2. Hilda Emily SQUIRE,   b. 19 Jun 1906,   d. 13 Dec 1996  (Age 90 years)
     3. Ernest Albert SQUIRE,   b. 5 Feb 1908,   d. 6 Jun 1984  (Age 76 years)
     4. Harold Isaac SQUIRE,   b. 10 Oct 1909, Sydenham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1978, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +5. Henry Charles SQUIRE,   b. 31 Oct 1911,   d. 20 Oct 1992, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Jun 1878 - Hemyock, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1881 - Hemyock, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - 23 Gordon Road, Aldershot (Hants.), Surry Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Sep 1904 - Aldershot, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1911 - 11 N 9 W Terrace, Fairlawn Park, Lower Sydneham S E London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1936 - Aldershot, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S6] 1881 Census (Findmypast website), 11 Mar 2012.
      Hemyock, Devon.
      Squire, Emily, Head, Married, F 29 1852, Farm Labourer's wife, Dunster, Somerset.
      Squire, William, Son, Single, M 2 1879, Hemyock Devon.
      Squire, Mary, Daughter, Single, F 1 1880, Hemyock Devon.
      RG11, Piece 2363, Folio 100, Page 3.
      Reg. District Wellington, Sub District Culmstock, Parish Hemyock.

    2. [S7] 1891 Census (Findmypast website), 13 Sep 2015.
      TODD Magdalena, Head, Widow, F 44 years, Living on own means, Born 1847 Is a British Subject.
      5 children listed.
      3 servants listed.
      SQUIRES William, Servant, Single, M 12 years, Garden boy, Domestic servant, Born 1879 Hemyock Devonshire.
      4 more family of Magdalena.
      Reg. District Williton, Sub District Dunster, Parish Dunster, Enum. District 3.

    3. [S8] 1901 Census (Findmypast website), 12 Sep 2015.
      KING Harry E, Head, Married, M 58 years, Gas and Hot Water Fitter, born 1843 Bedhampton Hampshire.
      KING Amy, Wife, married, F 62 years, born 1839, Steep Hampshire.
      SQUIRES William, boarder, Single, M 22 years, Grocers Assistant, born 1879 Hemyock, Devonshire.
      Reg District Farnham, Sub District Aldershot, Parish Aldershot (Hants.), Enum. District 4.

    4. [S9] 1911 Census (Findmypast website), 15 Sep 2015.
      SQUIRE William, Head, Married, M 32 years, Shop assistant, Born 1879 Hemyock Somerset.
      SQUIRE Theresa Florence, Wife, Married 6 years, F 26 years, Born 1885 Aldershot, Hampshire.
      SQUIRE John William, Son, M 6 years, School, Born 1905 Wimbledon Surrey.
      SQUIRE Hilda Emily, Daughter, F 4 years, School, Born 1907 Sydenham Kent.
      SQUIRE Ernest Albert Victor, Son, M 3 years, Born 1908 Sydenham Kent.
      SQUIRE Harold Isaac, Son, M 1 year, Born 1910 Sydenham Kent.
      Reg. District Lewisham, Sub District Sydenham, Parish Lewisham, Enum. District 14.

    5. [S31] UK Parish Mariages, 10 Jun 2020.
      On 15 July 1877, at Exton anglican church, Somerset.
      Groom Isaac SQUIRE, single, res Hemyock, Devon.
      Bride Emily GILL, single, res Exton, Somerset.
      Transcribed from a parish marriage index (Findmypast on-line record).