William Teasdale King1

#13969, b. 29 April 1840, d. 21 July 1913

Individual's Timeline

Birth29 April 1840William Teasdale King3
Marriage19 November 1864William Teasdale King4,5,1,3
Marriage1 December 1867William Postle6
Marriage of Daughter23 August 1886Martha King7,8
Marriage of Daughter7 January 1890Mary Ann King9,10
Death of Mother12 May 1894Elizabeth Larn King11,3
Marriage of DaughterDecember 1897Alice Caroline King12
Marriage of Son25 April 1899William George King3,13
Death20 July 1913William Teasdale King
Death Reg21 July 1913William Teasdale King14,15

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: The 1911 census shows him as being born in Cantley. His wife Martha and 2 children Arthur and George were together, so I know we have the correct family.
    * I checked Freebmd and there are NO birth registrations for Blofield (the Reg Dist for Cantley) from 1837 until 1841. There was, however, a christening in Cantley for a William - November 29th 1840, son of John and Mary. John was a shoemaker. I am now going to research this family to see what turns up.
    * The original Marriage certificate shows than when William and Martha married the father stated for William was William a Maltster, so this goes some way to confirm that we have the correct William.
    * The 1901 shows a birthplace for William in Great Yarmouth, not Cantley
    * 1891 census original still to be checked
    * 1881 census shows Great Yarmouth as the birthplace for William
    * 1871 census shows Great Yarmouth as the birthplace for William
    * Not found in 1861 census
    * 1851 census shows a birthplace of Great Yarmouth. William is with his parents William and Elizabeth, and Elizabeth's parents John and Sarah TEADSELL. HOWEVER, William's father William's occupation is Mariner NOT Maltster as stated on the KING/POSTLE marriage record.
    * 1841 Shows the 1 year old William with his parents William and Elizabeth living with John and Sarah TEASDELL.
    * NONE of the records reviewed so far have shown William using the middle name of Teasdale.
    * When William married he could not sign his name, but it looks as if he filled in the 1911 census form himself.
    * In summary, we have a marriage certificate that shows a father of William BUT an occupation of the father the same as John NOT William. To prove/disprove we need to find a record of a William born in Cantley/Limpenhoe in records later than 1864 when William married Martha.
    - Why would William says his father's name was William if it was John - Take the fact that Matha's name is PARCEL when we know it was POSTLE, maybe the parson was not all that careful.
    - Why would William says he was born in Yarmouth for every census until 1911 when he said he was born in Cantley - Remember that this is the first census filled out by the emunerated and not the enumerator..

Children of William Teasdale King and Martha Postle


  1. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD.
  2. Letter, Jean Eastoe to Shirley Elrick, dec 2007.
  3. Copies of original certificates and docs.
  4. Letter, Jean Eastoe to Shirley Elrick, 11/4/1999.
  5. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com
  6. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     439
    MarriageDate     01 Dec 1867
    GroomForename     William
    GroomSurname     Purcell
    GroomAge     23
    GroomParish     Yarmouth
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Labourer
    GroomAbode     Market Road
    BrideForename     Eleanor
    BrideSurname     Blyth
    BrideAge     23
    BrideParish     Yarmouth
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideAbode     Market Road
    GroomFatherForename     William
    GroomFatherSurname     Purcell
    GroomFatherOccupation     Labourer
    BrideFatherForename     Thomas
    BrideFatherSurname     Blyth
    BrideFatherOccupation     Shoemaker
    WitnessOneForename     William
    WitnessOneSurname     King
    WitnessTwoForename     Martha
    WitnessTwoSurname     King
    Notes     Banns
    FileNumber     12165.
  7. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, downloaded.
  8. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, Name:      Martha King
    Gender:      Female
    Birth Date:      abt 1865
    Age:      21
    Father's Name:      William King
    Spouse's name:      Fred Adams
    Spouse's Age:      29
    Spouse's Father's Name:      Fred Adams
    Marriage Date:      23 Aug 1886
    Marriage Place:      Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
  9. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, Source:     FHL Film 1526459.
  10. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     193
    MarriageDate     07 Jan 1890
    GroomForename     Charles Henry
    GroomSurname     ALGERS
    GroomAge     24
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Gas Fitter
    GroomAbode     Row
    BrideForename     Mary Ann
    BrideSurname     KING
    BrideAge     21
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideAbode     S market Rd
    GroomFatherForename     Charles Edward
    GroomFatherSurname     ALGERS
    GroomFatherOccupation     Labourer
    BrideFatherForename     William
    BrideFatherSurname     KING
    BrideFatherOccupation     Labourer
    WitnessOneForename     Edward John
    WitnessOneSurname     SUPSON
    WitnessTwoForename     Martha
    WitnessTwoSurname     ADAMS
    FileNumber     27115.
  11. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, KING      Elizabeth Larn      73 years old, Yarmouth, district 4b, page 3.
  12. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, WELLS      Albert Edward            Yarmouth      4b     70.
  13. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, KING, William     Age:     28 years     Marriage
         Wife:     Ada Louisa BOYCE     Age:     22 years
         Marriage Date:     25 Apr 1899     Recorded in:     St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
         Husband's Father:     William KING
         Wife's Father:     James BOYCE
    Source:     FHL Number 1526459     Dates:     1886-1899.
  14. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Name:      William King
    Estimated birth year:      abt 1839
    Year of Registration:      1913
    Quarter of Registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep
    Age at Death:      74
    District:      Yarmouth (1837-1924)
    County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      4b
    Page:      18.
  15. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, photographed.
  16. Research opportunities unknown file number.