William Paris

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 15/02/2021

William Paris



William was born in Hampshire he was baptised on the27th December 1795 in Upton Gray Hampshire and was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Paris (nee Lovett) who were married in Upton Gray on the 16th November 1793.

Charles and Elizabeth also had the following children (all baptised in Upton Gray):

Sarah 30th March 1800

Charles 3rd October 1802

Elizabeth 6th November 1803

George 12th April 1805

John 12th June 1808

Thomas 20th September 1809

Jane 11th April 1813


William married Ann Willis on the 2nd January 1820 at St Nicolas Church Newbury and they had the following children:

Mary born c1827 Lambeth Surrey

Charles c1831 Newbury

William Henry c1833 Newbury

Jane c1835 Newbury

In 1841 William (45) was recorded as a Straw Hat Manufacturer living in Northbrook Street Newbury with Ann (40) and his children, Mary (13), Charles (10), William (8) and Jane (6).

Various UK City and County Directories (1847-1854) record William as a Beer Retailer in Northbrook Street Newbury.

Both the 1851 and 1861 census records record William as a Brewer living in Northbrook Street with his family.

Ann died aged 59 in 1860 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 27th January.

The 1871 census records William (75), as an Annuitant, living with his son Charles and his family at Bridge Brewery Newbury.

By 1872 William was living in Brixton Surrey. He died aged 76 on the 20th March 1872 (death registered in Lambeth) he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 27th March


Probate:  Paris William     23rd May 1872    Effects: Under £100     The Will of William Paris formerly of Newbury in the County of Berks Brewer but late of Brixton in the County of Surrey Gentleman who died 20th March 1872 at Brixton was proved at the Principal Registry by William Henry Paris of 37 Loughborough-Park-road Brixton Gentleman the Son the sole Executor


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