Personal information about William Floyd

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   William Floyd
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   17 January 1900
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 007
Record number: 7249
Official at burial:
   Robert Dunn
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  William FLOYD
  13 January 1900
  Double plot. 4x cornerstones with small pillar each corner with cross on top.
  Stone c/stones
  Ernest Herbert FLOYD born Dec. 1899, died March 12th 1904. / Mabel Sarah FLOYD born Oct 23rd 1894, died May 2nd 1895. / Sarah FLOYD born May 24th 1829, died Oct. 22nd 1907. / William FLOYD born Sept. 7th 1818, died Jan. 13th 1900.
  No inscription found. Could be inscribed on a plaque laid on plot but very overgrown.
  02 March 2021
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Other people list on this memorial

Earnest Herbert FLOYD
Mabel Sarah Floyd
Sarah  FLOYD



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

William Floyd
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and Mrs Pattison
Date of source:    18 January 1900
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News






The death of Mr. William Floyd, of the Fountain Stores, St. John’s, in his 82nd year, removes a resident who had seen a good deal of life  under  varied circumstances. His father was hall-porter at Fulham palace, and when William was born on September, 1818, the then Bishop of London (Dr. William Howley), afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, was one of his god-parents. Young William Floyd was thrown into company with distinguished people at an early age, playing in the Palace grounds  with  boys who afterwards became leading men in Church and State. He moreover had the distinction of riding by the side of the Queen as pony boy when Her Majesty was learning to ride at a school in Grosvenor-place. Mr. Floyd served for two winters with the late Captain Valentine Baker, afterwards known to fame as Baker Pasha, who was the on duty in the Crimea with his regiment the 10th Hussars, and was present at Balaclava. Whilst out watering the horses Floyd received a gun-shot through the calf of his leg, the marks of which he carried to his grave, and which indeed contributed to the cause of death. Mr. Floyd had lived with several good families, including the Hon. Sidney Herbert and Lord Pembroke at Wilton, Lord de Grey, the Duke of Leeds, Hornsby Castle; Lord Falmouth, Romsey; Duke of Beaufort, Badminton; Lord Spencer, Althorp, and Lord Alresford, of Packington Hall. Mr. Floyd came to Newbury thirty-five years ago, and started a grocery business,  which with the assistance of his son, Arthur, has been considerably developed and the post office added. The deceased has been invalided for two years, with a bad leg, and being taken worse on Thursday, died on Saturday evening. The funeral took place yesterday (Wednesday), the first part of the service being conducted in St. John’s Church, Rev. R. Dunn officiated. The mourners were Mrs. Floyd (widow), Mr. A. Floyd (son), Mr. Geo. Pallett (nephew), Putney; Mr. Councillor Lewendon (nephew), Mrs. A. Floyd (daughter-in-law), Mr. Alfred Lawrence (Winchester), Mr. C. Deacon, Mr. J. Wellock, Mr. John Parker, &c.


Newbury Weekly News 18 January 1900

Mrs. P.   page 116  Code LN (E) 1

Died 13 January 1900 aged 81

Buried 17 January 1900

Also his wife Sarah died 22 October 1907 aged 78 and two of their grandchildren -  Mabel Sarah Floyd died 2 May 1895 aged 6 months and Ernest Herbert Floyd died 12 March 1904 aged 4 years.







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William Floyd
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    18 January 1900
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News




FLOYD – Jan 13, at St. John’sPost Office, Newbury, William Floyd in his 82nd year.


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