Henry William May

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 24/03/2020
© Christine Gambles

Henry William May


 Henry was born in London Middlesex c1804.

On 4th February 1833 Henry married Sarah May (a widow, maiden name Rowles) in Newbury and they had the following children:

Mary Ann born c1834 baptised 12th Jan 1834 at St Nicolas Church Newbury

Henry William born c1836 baptised 21st Feb 1836 at St Nicolas Church Newbury

George born 1840

Sarah Ann born 1842

Twins James and Ellen born 1844 (Ellen died aged 2 in 1846)

In 1841 the family were living in Golding’s Yard Thatcham and Henry was working as a Butcher (he continued working in this profession his whole life).  By 1851 the family had moved Newbury (Taylor’s Yard) and by 1861 they were living in Bartholomew Street Newbury.

Henry's wife Sarah died aged 74 in 1878, she was laid to rest on the 8th January in the Newtown Road Cemetery.

In 1881 Henry and his daughter Mary Ann were still living in Bartholomew Street and Henry was still working.

Henry’s daughter Mary Ann died aged 54 in 1886 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 22nd March.

Henry died aged 85 on the 30th October 1889 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 4th November.

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