Name: William Akers
Burial Number: 0674
Occupation: Warehouseman; Colonial Buying Drapery Agent;
William was born in Roydon, son of George Abraham and Mary. He was baptised at Roydon on 22 Feb 1852. His father was a farmer. William found employment in London as a warehouseman, living in one of the hostels run by Messrs Cook Son & Co. They were England’s largest wholesale clothing traders and drapers. Their base since 1834 was in the Castle Baynard area near St Paul’s. In 1891 employees living on the premises included 22 porters, 5 manservants, 10 housemaids, 50 clerks, 77 warehousemen and a house steward.
William married Caroline Ann Wells at Holy Trinity, Newington on 23 Dec 1876. The couple set up home in Islington before moving to Camberwell. William set up his own business as a colonial buying agent in the drapery business. His office was at 9 Warwick Square, Newgate in 1902.
By 1909, William and Caroline had moved to Worthing, living at “Akerdene” in Belsize Road.
William died at Bayford House, Sandhurst, Cranbrook, Kent on 9 Aug 1912. Probate was granted on 14 Sep to Caroline Ann Akers widow and Henry Herbert Akers gentleman.
Effects £5215 7s 11d (approx. £408K in 2020)
Researcher: Carol Sullivan
Location in Cemetery
Area: NES Row: 2 Plot: 19
Exact Location (what3words): shape.elder.agent
Ashes or Urn: Unknown
No description of the headstone has been added.
In loving memory of William Iredale Akers who passed away August the 9th 1912 in the 61st year of his age "At rest" Also of Caroline Ann wife of the above who died 26th Sept 1916 aged 68
Name: William Iredale Akers
Occupation:Warehouseman; Colonial Buying Drapery Agent;
Maiden Name: Not applicable
Marriage Date: 23/12/1876
Spouse First Name: Caroline
Spouse Second Name: Ann
Spouse Last Name: Wells
Town of Marriage: Unknown
County of Marriage: London
Country of Marriage: England
Information at Death
Date of Death: 09/08/1912
Cause of death: Unknown
Address line 1: Bayford House
Address line 3: Sandhurst
No obituary has been entered.
Money left to others: £5215 7 s 11 d
Value of effects in 2020: £408000