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Name: William Goring

Burial Number: 1063

Gender: Male

Occupation: Oil and Colourman. Builder.

Born: 08/11/1866

Died: 01/01/1922

Buried: 05/01/1922


William Goring was born in Caversham in 1866, son of John and Jemima Alice Goring. He was baptised at St Mary’s Church, Reading on 21st June 1868. Father John, born Hanwell, Middlesex, was a Journeyman Butcher.
From 1891 to his death in 1916, father John was in the Islington Workhouse.

In 1881 the family was living in Islington. William was then the 3rd child in the household, eventually he had 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
In Highbury in 1891, William was living with Mother Jemima – Head of Household, but not widowed – and was described as a Decorator. Sisters Ida and Emily, plus brother Frederick (a Dentist) were also there.
Jemima (nee Upsdell) was from Deptford. Her father, James, was an Omnibus Proprietor. Jemima died in 1914.

During the 1890s William became initiated into the United Grand Lodge of England, Freemasons, as an Oil and Colourman.
In 1901, a Builder, William was living in Islington with mother Jemima and sister Emily.
William and Amy were married in Southgate, London, in 1909. William was Amy’s second husband, her first died in 1908, after two years of marriage.

Amy was born in Islington, fifth child of George and Selina Edwards. George Edwards was an Auctioneer and Valuer. The family lived in Islington and Amy was the youngest of four children.

In 1911, William and Amy were at 1 Caversham Avenue, Palmers Green, George still a Builder. With them were their children Phylllis Amy 3, Violet Annie 1, and William George one month. Also a Nurse and 2 female Servants. William George died that year but they went on to have another 4 children, 2 of them born in Sussex. (Esme Ethel was born in 1917, Audrey May in 1920, both at 91 Marine Parade, Worthing.). The house was called “Caversham”, replaced by a block of flats with the same name.

In 1919, living at Marine Parade, ( In the early 1930’s, this part of the seafront became West Parade). William had an Office in Fox Lane, Wood Green, London.

At the time of his death, William was living at 91 Marine Parade. Probate was given to Amy and to Emily Jane Buckland (William’s sister).

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for William Goring

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 9 Plot: 15

Exact Location (what3words): state.highs.driver

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of my dear husband William Arthur Goring (Daddy) who fell asleep 1st January 1922 aged 56. A loving husband and devoted father. "I have lost but heaven has gained one of the best the world contained. Awaiting our reunion, darling" Also of his wife Amy Hindle our darling mother born 18th February 1881 died 12th April 1926

Further Information


Name: William Arthur Goring

Gender: Male

Born: 08/11/1866

Town: Reading

County: Berkshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 2/6/1909

Spouse First Name: Amy

Spouse Second Name: Hindle

Spouse Last Name: Brown

Town of Marriage: Southgate

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 01/01/1922

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Caversham"

Address line 2: 91

Address line 3: Marine Parade

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £67059 6 s 2 d

Current value of effects: £1949000.00

Census Information


20 Southampton Street, Southampton, Hants.

John aged 39, butcher’s shopman. Jemima aged 31. Francis aged 8. Alfred aged 7. William aged 5. Alice aged 1.


13 Cross Street, Islington.

John aged 49, journeyman butcher. Jemima aged 40. Francis aged 19, apprentice portmanteau maker. Alfred aged 17, apprentice cabinet maker. William aged 15, apprentice oilman. Alice aged 11. Flora aged 9. Fred aged 6. Emily aged 4. Plus 6 boarders.


1 Railway Buildings, Islington.

Jemima aged 53. William aged 25, oil worker. Alice aged 21, dressmaker. Frederick aged 16, dentist. Emily aged 14. plus 5 boarders.


308 St Paul’s Road, Highbury.

William aged 35, builder and oilman. Jemima aged 64, assists in shop. Emily aged 24, commercial clerk.


1 Caversham Avenue, Palmers Green.

William aged 44, builder. Amy aged 30. Phyllis aged 3, step daughter. Violet aged 1. William George aged 1 month. Plus a monthly nurse and 2 servants.

Miscellaneous Information

This photo shows Phyllis, Amy, William A and Violet Anne at home at 1 Caversham Avenue, Palmers Green, about 1912. Also in the picture, Nurse with baby James.

1908-1914 William built all the houses in Oakfield Road, Palmers Green and several others in the surrounding roads.