William Church Clowes1

#13642, b. 24 February 1833, d. 1 June 1904

Individual's Timeline

Christening24 February 1833William Church Clowes1,2
Marriage6 January 1858William Church Clowes3,4
Death of Father23 June 1861William (Church) Clowes5,6
Probate22 February 1877Rebecca Silcock
Marriage of Son2 November 1885William Cubit Clowes7,8
Marriage of Daughter15 March 1886Florence Clowes1,9
Marriage of Daughter1888Ethel Clowes10
Marriage of Son1891Albert Clowes11
Marriage of Daughter1894Gertrude Clowes12
Marriage of Daughter1898Ella Martha Clowes13
Marriage of Son1900Albert Clowes14
Death1 June 1904William Church Clowes15,16

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: William was an apprentice chemist and druggist in 1851 and in 1865 he was a Chemist and stamp distributor in Attleborough. When in Queensland he had a chemist and druggist establishment in Ipswich.18
  • Residence: In 1865 William Church lived in Attleborough, Norfolk, England.
  • Immigration: In 1883William Church Clowes and Charlotte Base emigrated from England.

Census details

Some aspects of William Church Clowes's life. In 1933 we have Clowes Stores dealers in tea, grocery, provisions, patent medecines, perfumery, brushes, mats, stationery, baskets and mineral waters. 16 and 17 Hall Quay (TN39) and at Gorleston (T Nos 33 and 15) Rollesby and Martham.

This may be the same family, as William was an apprentice Druggist in his youth.20

Voter Enrolements

Children of William Church Clowes and Charlotte Base


  1. Valerie Grey-Wilson, Base.
  2. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Stalham
    Church     St Mary
    RegisterNumber     349
    BaptismDate     24 Feb 1833
    Forename     William Church
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     William
    MotherForename     Rebecca
    FatherSurname     CLOWES
    Abode     Stalham
    FatherOccupation     Surgeon
    FileNumber     5323.
  3. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, 4b/165.
  4. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Name:     William Church Clowes
    Birth Date:     1837
    Age:     21
    Spouse's Name:     Charlotte Base
    Spouse's Birth Date:     1837
    Spouse's Birthplace:     
    Spouse's Age:     21
    Event Date:     06 Jan 1858
    Event Place:     , Norfolk, England
    Father's Name:     
    Mother's Name:     
    Spouse's Father's Name:     
    Spouse's Mother's Name:     
    Marital Status:     
    Previous Wife's Name:     
    Spouse's Race:     
    Spouse's Marital Status:     
    Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:     
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number:     I07378-2
    System Origin:     England-EASy
    GS Film number:     1595944
    Reference ID:     Item 1

    Citing this Record:
    "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NFLM-X4T : accessed 28 February 2015), William Church Clowes and Charlotte Base, 06 Jan 1858; citing , Norfolk, England, reference Item 1; FHL microfilm 1,595,944.
  5. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Stalham
    Church     St Mary
    RegisterNumber     469
    BurialDate     27 Jun 1861
    Forename     William
    Surname     CLOWES
    Age     55
    Abode     Stalham
    FileNumber     5326.
  6. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "
    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about William Clowes
    Name:      William Clowes
    Probate Date:      19 Sep 1861
    Death Date:      23 Jun 1861
    Death Place:      Norfolk, England
    Registry:      Norwich."
  7. Unknown name of person, DB - Qld BDM on line, 1885     C879     Johanna     Horrigan     William Cubitt     Clowes.
  8. Trove Digitised Newspapers, Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908)
    Thu 5 Nov 1885 Page 3 Family Notices

    On the 2nd November, at St Mary's Church, Ipswich, by the Rev. Andrew Horan, William
    Cubitt, eldest son of William Church Clowes, of Ipswich, to Johanna Marion Josephine, youngest
    daughter of the late James Horrigan, of Warwick.
  9. Unknown name of person, DB - Qld BDM on line, 1886     C674     James William Davies     Graham     Florence     Clowes.
  10. Unknown name of person, DB - Qld BDM on line, 1888     C587     Conrad Cobden     Dornbusch     Ethel     Clowes.
  11. Unknown name of person, DB - Qld BDM on line, 1891     C1920     Beatrice Hall     Odling     Albert     Clowes.
  12. Unknown name of person, DB - Qld BDM on line, 1894     B17061     Gertrude     Clowes     Frederick     Longwill.
  13. Unknown name of person, DB - Qld BDM on line, 1898     C1570     Ella Martha     Clowes     John Herbert     Durant.
  14. Unknown name of person, DB - Qld BDM on line, 1900     B79     Annabella Louise     Beatty     Albert     Clowes.
  15. Unknown name of person, DB - Qld BDM on line, 1904     C2785     William Church     Clowes     William Clowes     Rebecca Silcock.
  16. Website Interment.net (http://interment.net/) "William Church CLOWES died 1 June 1904 aged 71 years,
    wife Charlotte died 19 Sept 1929 aged 94 years,
    Tingalpa Christ Church (Anglican) cemetery, Brisbane."
  17. Unknown author, Rootsweb various databases, valerie gray-wilson tree on one world tree
  18. Kelly, 1865 Kelly's dir of Norfolk.
  19. Census data as per CD, Head: SMITH, Richard B.           Neighbors 169812
    Name     Relationship     Mar     Age      Sex     Occupation      Birthplace
    Richard B. SMITH     Head     M     33     M     Chemist & Druggist     Norwich Mancroft----
    Barbara SMITH     Wife     M     23     F     ---     Dulton-SUF
    Emma SMITH     Daur     -     1     F     ---     Norwich----
    William CLOWES     Appr     U     18     M     Apprentice     Stalham-NFK
    Robert DRANE     Appr     U     17     M     Apprentice     Guestwick-NFK
    Louisa CULLINGFORD     Serv     U     20     F     Domestic Servant     Pulham-NFK
    Julia NINHAM     Serv     U     16     F     Domestic Servant     Norwich----
    James DENNES     Vist     U     25     M     ---     Lynn-NFK
         Address:     Exchange St, Norwich
         Census Place:     Norwich St Peter Mancroft Norwich, Norfolk
         PRO Reference:     HO/107/1815     Folio:     321     Page:     11     FHL Film:     0207468.
  20. Unknown compiler, 1933 Kelly's dir of Norfolk, Page 593.
  21. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Queensland Commonwealth Electoral Roll 1913 Transcription

    First name(s)      William Church
    Last name      Clowes
    Sex      Male
    Occupation      chemist
    Residence      Cedar street
    Year      1903
    Polling place      Wynnum
    Division      Oxley
    Country      Australia
    State      Queensland
    Number      124
    Record set      Queensland Electoral Rolls
    Category      Census, land & surveys
    Record collection      Electoral Rolls
    Collections from      Australasia.
  22. BDM, Norfolk Marriages 1801-1837, Norfolk
    Place     Attleborough
    Church     St Mary
    RegisterNumber     1423
    BurialDate     17 Oct 1860
    Forename     Mary Charlotte
    Surname     CLOWES
    Age     1m
    Abode     Attleborough
    FileNumber     5524.