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Name: Henry Williams

Burial Number: 0321

Gender: Male

Occupation: Chief Clerk in Fire Insurance Co.

Born: 4/12/1828

Died: 11/10/1899

Buried: 14/10/1899


Henry was born in Walworth, Surrey the son of Charles Swalwell Williams and his wife Anna. He was baptised at St Mary’s Church, Islington on 4th November 1829. Henry’s mother died in 1847 and his father in 1852. Henry trained as a commercial clerk working for a fire insurance company. He married Mary Josephine Holmes at St Martin in the Fields church on 21st December 1854. The couple lived in Penge for a while, before moving to Hackney. Mary died in March 1878 and was buried in Abbey Park Cemetery, Hackney. Henry married again on 7th September 1885. His wife was Alice Maud Mary Rawlings, a young widow with two children. Henry retired and the family moved back to Penge. In 1893, Henry and Alice moved to Worthing, living at “Strathglass” in Manor Road. Henry died on 11th October 1899. Probate was granted to Alice Maud Mary Williams widow. Effects £900 2s 6d (approx £70354 in 2020).

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 3 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words): songs.rams.ripe

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Henry Williams is buried under the headstone for Arthur William Barnes


Sacred to the memory of Arthur William Barnes died 9th October 1932 and of Ellen his wife died 20th November 1939

Further Information


Name: Henry Williams

Gender: Male

Born: 4/12/1828

Town: Walworth

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 21/12/1854

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Second Name: Josephine

Spouse Last Name: Holmes

Town of Marriage: Westminster

County of Marriage: City of London

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 7/9/1885

Spouse First Name: Alice

Spouse Second Name: Maud

Spouse Last Name: Rawlings

Town of Marriage: Islington

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/10/1899

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Strathglass"

Address line 2: Manor Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £900 2 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £70354.00

Census Information


41 Chapel Street, Marylebone

Henry aged 22, commercial clerk. Visitor to Mary Swalwell, his grandmother.



Henry aged 32, clerk in fire office. Mary J aged 24. Mary F aged 5. Henry C aged 3. Plus 1 servant.


3 Dalston Rise, Hackney

Henry aged 42, chief clerk in fire insurance office. Mary J aged 37. Mary F aged 15. Henry C aged 13. Frank S aged 9. Herbert aged 7. Plus 1 servant.


232 Dalston Lane, Hackney.

Henry aged 52, widower, fire insurance co. Mary F aged 25. Henry aged 23, fire insurance co. Frank S aged 19, fire insurance co. Herbert D aged 17, commercial clerk in stock office. Plus 1 servant.


170 Beckenham Road, Penge.

Henry aged 62, living on own means. Alice aged 34. Florence Rawlings aged 13, step daughter. Joseph Rawlings aged 8, step son. Percy B aged 2. Plus 2 servants.

Miscellaneous Information

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