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John Hollet WINDEATT | |______________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | 2 older brothers and 2 older sisters William James WINDEATT James Samuel WINDEATT Compositor, Printer, Journeyman b 14.08.1857 (Plymouth) d 1938 (Plymouth), age 81 m 08.01.1879 (Plymouth) Frances Sarah Lavers (?1859-?1906) | 11 children
William James WINDEATT (1857-1938)
William James married Frances Sarah LAVERS on 08.01.1879 in Plymouth and went on to have at least eleven children, nine of whom survived him. On their birth certificates his occupation is recorded as 'compositor' until 1896 and then 'printer compositor journeyman'. From 1890, they lived at 2 Gilwell Cottages, East Plymouth.
He went to Canada with his younger brother James Samuel, probably in 1881 or 2, but only stayed for a year or so. His obituary, below, does not tell us whether his wife went with him but his eldest son, Bob (born in 1880) was living there in 1938.
Obituary, Western Morning News, 16th August, 1938Death occurred yesterday, after a long illness of Mr. J. W.Windeatt at 68 Durham Avenue, Plymouth where he lived with a married daughter, Mrs. E. Marshall.
Eleven years ago, after 53 years' service on the printing staff of the Western Morning News co. Ltd. and (before amalgamation) on the "Western Daily Mercury" staff, Mr. Windeatt retired on a pension, and was also one of the recipients of gold watches presented by the proprietors of "The Western Morning News" for long and faithful service.
Mr. Windeatt, who was a superannuated member of the Typographical Association, just lived to celebrate his 81st birthday on Sunday.
Entering the printing trade with the "Wester Daily Mercury" as a boy, Mr. Windeatt some years later, went to Canada with a brother, who remained abroad. Mr. Windeatt returned after about a year and re-entered the employment of the proprietors of the "Western Daily Mercury".
Mr. Windeatt was a widower. He leaves three sons (the eldest of whom is in Canada) and six daughters all married. His grandchildren number 18 including six grandsons in Canada and seven great-grandchildren.
Spouse: Frances Sarah LAVERS
1879 Marriage solemnized at Sherwell Chapel in the District of Plymouth in the County of Devon . . . according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Congregationalists.READ FIRST
|Date||Name & Surname||Age||Condition||Rank or Profession||Residence at the time of Marriage||Father's Name and Forename||Rank or profession of Father||Witnesses|
|8/01/79||William James WINDEATT||21||Bachelor||Compositer||21 Russell St., Plymouth||John WINDEATT||Hair Dresser||John LAVERS
Ellinor Mary LAVERS
|Frances Sarah LAVERS||19||Spinster||-||Dove's Court, Saltash St., Plymouth||John LAVERS||Carpenter and Joiner|
Coming . . .
- Buckfastleigh Parish Register - information supplied by a correspondent.
- 1841 Census (taken 6th June 1841) © Crown Copyright - information supplied by a correspondent.
- 1851 Census CD-Rom for Devon
- Birth Certificates: William James Windeatt, James Samuel Windeatt.
- Marriage Certificates: William James Windeatt (1879)
- Death Certificate: John Windeatt (1900)
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