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Name: William Fisher

Burial Number: 1176

Gender: Male

Occupation: Teacher; Science Master at Aston Grammar School.

Born: 00/00/1852

Died: 26/08/1924

Buried: 30/08/1924


William was born in Islington, the son of Frederick Fitz Henry (Fred) Fisher and his wife Henriette. His father was very wealthy owning several properties. He also owned several racehorses, winning amongst others  the Goodwood Cup and Stewards Cup. William was sent to a local private school to learn English, classics, music, French and drawing but his main love was science. His mother Henriette died in 1857. Five years later Frederick married Margaret Hepzibah Pickering. By 1871, William was a science undergraduate and after graduating took up teaching. He married Emma Smith at Easton on the Hill, Northants on 11th January 1877. Emma had been a servant in his father’s house in Islington. William’s father died in 1879 leaving him a legacy and a trust fund. William and Emma moved to Birkenhead and then to Handsworth in Staffordshire, where William accepted a post as science master at Aston Grammar School. He stayed for 27 years. On retiring, William and Emma moved to Worthing in 1913, settling at “Landour” 14 Winchester Road. William died on 26th August 1924. Probate was granted to Emma Fisher widow. Effects £2963 15s 6d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 8 Plot: 22

Exact Location (what3words): remedy.casual.booth

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of my dear husband William Fisher M.A., B.Sc., who fell asleep 27th August 1924 "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept faith" Also of Emma Fisher his widow who fell asleep 27th July 1925

Further Information


Name: William Fisher

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1852

Town: Islington

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 11/1/1877

Spouse First Name: Emma

Spouse Last Name: Smith

Town of Marriage: Easton on the Hill

County of Marriage: Northamptonshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 26/08/1924

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 14

Address line 2: Winchester Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2963 15 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £121688.00

Census Information


3 & 4 Turle Road, Islington.
William aged 9, pupil at school run by William Griggs and family (teaching English, Classics, Music, French and Drawing).


Wedmore House, Holloway Road, Islington.
Frederick aged 47, income from property, foreign stock etc. Margaret aged 28. William aged 19, undergraduate. Edmund aged 16, engaged in warehouse. Margaret aged 7. Alice aged 3. Plus 1 cook, 1 nursemaid and 1 servant (Emma Smith who eventually married William).


4 Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead.
William aged 29, teacher. Emma aged 31.


Weston Villa, Birchfield Road, Handsworth, Staffs.

William aged 39, teacher of science. Emma aged 39. Plus 1 servant.


71 St Peter’s Road, Handsworth, Staffs.
William aged 49, school master. Emma aged 49.


163 Holly Road, Handsworth, Staffs.
William aged 59, school master. Emma aged 59. Lodging with Ada Rogers aged 45.

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