George Williams 1797 - 1874

George, the 4th of 7 children of William & Elizabeth Williams, was baptised at Wootten Fitzpaine, Dorset on 9 July 1797, an infant, together with his sisters Catherine 4 and Susanna 2. His eldest sister Rachel had been baptised on 20 May 1792. Younger siblings were James, buried 23 Jan 1801 infant, Charlotte baptised on 27 Nov 1803 and Moses baptised on 28 Sep 1805.

On 28 Nov 1814 at Wootton Fitzpaine, George Williams married Sarah Solmon, in the presence of John Hayball & Rachael Williams (George’s eldest sister).

George & Sarah Williams had 10 children baptised at Lyme, Dorset:

Sarah born 14 Feb 1817, bap 16 Mar 1817
John born 1 Oct 1818, bap 1 Oct 1818
Charlotte born 20 Sep 1820, bap 26 Feb 1822
Rachel born 1 May 1822, bap 25 May 1823
Eleanor born 29 Jan 1824, bap 7 Mar 1824
George born 18 Jul 1826, bap 7 Mar 1826
Catherine bap 11 Jan 1829
Prudence bap 17 Feb 1831
William bap 19 May 1833
Thomas bap 1 Oct 1837

In the 1841 census, the family was at Church Street, Lyme Regis: George Williams 40 Ag Lab N,

Sarah Williams 45 Y, Charlotte 20 Y, Rachel 15 Y, Ellen 15 Y, George 13 Y, Catherine 12 Y, Frederic 10 Y, William 7 Y, Thomas 4 Y, Jane 1 N.
(Who are Frederic and Jane?)

In the 1851 Census, at Church Street, Lyme Regis: George Williams, Head, Mar, 56, Labourer, born Wootton, Dorset, with Sarah, Wife, Mar, 59, born Uplyme, Devon, and Thomas, Son, U, 14, born Lyme, Dorset.

In the 1861 Census, at Mill Green, Lyme Regis: George Williams, Head, Mar, 66, Labourer Butcher’s, born Dorset Wootton, with Sarah, Wife, Mar, 68, born Devon, Uplyme.

In the 1871 Census, at Jerrico, Lyme Regis: George Williams, head, Mar, 76, Labourer, born Dorset, Wootton, with Wife Sarah, Wife, 78, born Dorset, Uplyme.

In the 1881 Census, at Mill Green, Lyme Regis (next house to Angel Inn): Sarah Williams, Lodger, W, 87, pauper, born Devon, Uplyme.(with Isaac Beer 60 & Kitty Beer 67).

George & Sarah were buried at Lyme Regis, George on 3 Apr 1874 and Sarah on 1 Oct 1882.

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