William North

Author: Sylvia Sellwood
Date published: 22/08/2021
© Sylvia Sellwood

1   William North 1824-1891

William was born in 1824 and lived all his life in Newbury. He was a plasterer by trade as his father had been, although on the 1861 census he was described as a brewer and labourer. On the 1851-1891 censuses he was living in 3 North Cottage. There were three North Cottages presumably owned by the North family as they were left to family members and a brother Thomas, also a plasterer, lived next door to William on the 1881 and 1891 censuses.

William married Sarah Ruth Justice in 1852and they had three children. Margaret who married William Bannister, Sarah Rebecca who married John Henry Stott and William.

William senior died in 1891, 10 days before his wife.

Names are on kerb stone of grave


2   Sarah Ruth North nee Justice. 1831-1891

Sarah married William North in 1852 and their daughter Sarah Rebecca married John Henry Stott in 1886 in Fulham.

Sarah Ruth died 10 days after her husband in 1891.

See William North

3   John Henry Stott 1865-1930

John Henry was born and spent most of his life in London. He married Sarah North in  Fulham in1886 and they had four children; Reginald who died at Ypres in 1918 and is remembered on our Remembrance Tour, Arthur, Gladys and Philip Henry. He had various jobs, journeyman piano maker, a club waiter and a caretaker. He died in London but was brought to Newbury to be buried.


4   Sarah Stott nee North 1863-1956

Sarah was born and buried in Newbury having spent most of her life in London.

She married John Henry Stott in 1886 and had four children.

She inherited a house on the Old Newtown Road, probably one of the North Cottages which she used as a holiday home.

She was living with her daughter in Devon at the time of her death but was brought to Newbury for burial in the family grave.


See John Henry Stott.

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