William Wallace

Author: FNRC
Date published: 01/05/2015

DUCK Family

Newtown Road Cemetery P (K) 2 Alfred. Mary Ann. William

Alfred was the 5th son of William and Mary Ann. Born in Newbury c. 1840. Died 7th July, 1877.

Bur. NRC 10th July 1877, age 37

Mary Ann (nee Parr) was the wife of William Duck. She was born in Newbury c. 1810. Died 17th June 1879. At that time, she was living at 1Upland Villas, residence of her daughter. Bur. NRC 20 June 1879, age 69

William was born in Newbury c. 1801. Died 2nd February, 1878. Bur. NRC 5th February 1878, age 70. At that time he was at 14 Shaw Crescent, Newbury. Soon after, a Short Sale Notice appeared in the Newbury Weekly News of 14th February, 1878, showing that Mr W. Duck (of Marlborough) was instructed by Mrs Wingrove (eldest daughter Ellen, who married William E. Wingrove) to sell that property and furniture. William was a Master Butcher. He had premises in Bartholomew Street - No. 67 in 1851 and No. 121 in 1864. The business was sold in June 1879.

Newtown Road Cemetery P (K) 3 Ann. William. Wallace

Ann was the first wife of William (jnr). She was born in Shinfield, Berkshire c. 1841. Died 6th. July, 1876, age 34. Bur. NRC 10th July 1876, age 34. Newbury Weekly News death notice reads " after seven years protracted illness borne with resignation, Ann, the dearly beloved wife of William Duck, junr, Bartholomew Street, Newbury aged 34 years and 6 months. Died happy in Jesus; her end was peace."

William was the eldest son of William and Mary Ann. He was born in Speen, Newbury, c. 1831. In 1861 he was a Journeyman Butcher, listed in the Census with his family in Bartholomew Street. By 1871, he is living at 105 Bartholomew Street, with his wife, Ann. In 1881, he is at 119 Bartholomew Street, with his second wife, Martha (born in Commercial Road, London c. 1843). They have a son, William Wallace born in Newbury c. 1879. Their daughter, Ellen Louisa was born in Newbury c. 1882.

Wallace died 6th. May, 1899 aged 19, Bur. NRC 10th May 1899 in Uncons. Grave G. J. Knight - service

Newtown Road Cemetery P (L) 3 Esther

Esther was the fifth daughter of William and Mary Ann. Born in Newbury c. 1841. She died 4ft. July, 1881, aged 40. At the time of the 1881 Census, she was living at 66 Cheap Street and occupation given as Companion (domestic). The Probate entry shows that she died in the Berks. County Lunatic asylum.

William and Mary Ann's children were - Ellen 1827-1908; William James 1830- 1893; Henrietta 1832- (she may have been the Hetty Duck who ran the ladies' boarding and day school in Smith's Crescent) Henry 1836-1 892; Emma 1837-1861; Alfred 1839-1877; Esther 1841-1881; Frederick* 1842-1928; Walter 1846-1907 and MaryAnn 1850-1856. nb.Frederick Duck changed his surname to Duke* and became a successful solicitor in London. Two of his sons followed him into the legal and financial world. * The Probate entry for his sister, Esther, confirms this - 1882 9 January...administration of the personal estate granted to Frederick Duke, formerly Duck, of 10 Delafield-road, Charlton in the County of Kent Solicitor the Brother and one of the next of kin.


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