William Joseph Base

#72300, b. March 1844

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegMarch 1844William Joseph Base1

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: William's birth was registered in the quarter ended in March 1844 in the Clerkenwell registration district.1

Census details

  • He appeared on the census taken on the night of 30th March 1851, living in Court Great Francis Street, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England in the household of his parents, Sarah Jane Taylor. He was 6 years old.
  • In 1861 in Holborn, Clerkenwell William Joseph Base was included in the household of John SMITH a baker. William was one of 9 bakers, living and working at this address. This is possibly the Holborn Bakery, still there in the 1970s.

Anecdote - Musings and Reasonings

Research note (complicated): In 1865 he married either Sarah Ann BALLARD or Priscilla WARD in Islington, but then disappears from the records.

A William sailed to USA in 1869 on the Paraquay, and there is a William and Sarah in USA in 1880 census. They had children - William born 1869 in England, then Mary, George and Ellen all born in Pennsylvania after 1871. Father William is exactly the right age, but was said to be born in ireland. Good news is that in later census his borth place changes to England, so I think we have found the family.

William was now a carpenter though.

One son William BASE was born in Islington. I think this person later n life claimed to have been born in Pennsylvania. He married a widow, Ann MOYER, in 1904. Ann was a few years older than him, and they wre together in District 569 Pennsylvania City in 1910. He was a retail merchant..2,3,4

Citations

  1. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      WILLIAM JOSEPH
    Last name      BASE
    Birth year      1844
    Birth quarter      1
    Registration month      -
    Mother's last name      -
    District      CLERKENWELL
    County      London
    Country      England
    Volume      3
    Page      81
    Record set      England & Wales births 1837-2006
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Births & baptisms
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  2. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, First name(s)      WILLIAM JOSEPH
    Last name      BASE
    Marriage quarter      2
    Marriage year      1865
    Registration month      -
    MarriageFinder™      WILLIAM JOSEPH BASE married one of these people
    SARAH ANN BALLARD, PRISCILLA WARD
    District      ISLINGTON
    District number      -
    County      London
    Country      England
    Volume      1B
    Page      356
    Record set      England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Marriages & divorces
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  3. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      William
    Last name      Base
    Full name      WILLIAM BASE
    Sex      Male
    Age      25
    Birth Country      England
    Occupation      CARPENTER
    Year      1869
    Immigration date      24 Jul 1869
    Ship name      Paraguay
    Passage      Unknown
    Going to individual in the US?      Unknown
    In the US before?      Unknown
    Paid by      Self
    Plan      Unknown
    Literacy      Unknown
    Residence      -
    City of residence      -
    State of residence      UNKNOWN
    Place      PHILADELPHIA
    County      New York
    State      New York
    Country      United States
    Record set      New York, New York, Castle Garden Immigration Index, 1820-1913
    Category      Travel & migration
    Subcategory      Passenger Lists
    Collections from      United States & Canada.
  4. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      William
    Last name      Base
    Relationship      Self
    Marital status      Married
    Gender      Male
    Age      41
    Birth year      1869
    Birth place      Pennsylvania
    Race      White
    Spouse's first name(s)      Anna
    Spouse's last name      Base
    Spouse's birth place      Pennsylvania
    Father's first name(s)      -
    Father's last name      -
    Father's birth place      England
    Mother's first name(s)      -
    Mother's last name      -
    Mother's birth place      England
    City/township      Philadelphia Ward 26
    County      Philadelphia
    State      Pennsylvania
    Record set      US Census 1910
    Category      Census, Land & Surveys
    Subcategory      Census
    Collections from      United States & Canada.