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Family of Richard WILLIAMS and Agnes Ann DEAKIN

Husband: Richard WILLIAMS (1885-1975)
Wife: Agnes Ann DEAKIN (1875-1941)
Marriage 28 Dec 1920 Oswestry, Shropshire1
The Register Office, Oswestry, Shropshire
Witness: Edmund BARNFIELD
Witness: Mary Deakin OWEN

Husband: Richard WILLIAMS

Name: Richard WILLIAMS
Sex: Male
Father: William WILLIAMS (1851?- )
Mother: Annie ? (1853?- )
Birth 1 Jul 1885 Llanddeiniolen, Caernarvonshire
Occupation Draper's Assistant2
Residence 28 Dec 1920 (age 35) Oswestry, Shropshire1
18 Roft Street, Oswestry
Occupation 28 Dec 1920 (age 35) Draper's Assistant; Oswestry, Shropshire1
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 54) Oswestry M.B., Shropshire, England3
5 Gittin Street
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 54) Draper's Assistant; Oswestry M.B., Shropshire, England3
Death Q2 1975 (age 89) Caernarvon, Caernarvonshire4

Wife: Agnes Ann DEAKIN

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Agnes Ann DEAKIN

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Agnes Ann DEAKIN, c. 1895, age 20

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Agnes Ann DEAKIN

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Agnes Ann DEAKIN

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Agnes Ann DEAKIN, c. 1895, age 20

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Agnes Ann DEAKIN, c. 1895, age 20

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Agnes Ann DEAKIN

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Agnes Ann DEAKIN, 2007, age 131

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Agnes Ann DEAKIN, 2007, age 131

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Agnes Ann DEAKIN, c. 1909, age 34

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Agnes Ann DEAKIN, c. 1909, age 34

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Agnes Ann DEAKIN, 1915, age 40

Name: Agnes Ann DEAKIN
Sex: Female
Father: Alfred DEAKIN (1852- )
Mother: Lucy COLES (1854-1931)
Birth 6 Nov 1875 35 Alder Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancs.5,6
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 5) Hulme, Lancashire7
31 William Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 (age 5) Scholar; Hulme, Lancashire7
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 15) Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire8
Vine Buildings, Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 25) Wem, Shropshire9
Palms Hill, Wem, Shropshire
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 25) Parlour Maid - Domestic; Wem, Shropshire9
Residence 4 Sep 1901 (age 25) Ruyton
GRO Marriage Certific
Occupation Domestic Servant Parlour Maid10,11
Residence 4 Sep 1901 (age 25) Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire12
Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 36) Oswestry, Shropshire13
52 York St Oswestry, Shropshire
Residence 28 Dec 1920 (age 45) Oswestry, Shropshire1
5 Gittins Street, Oswestry
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 63) Oswestry M.B., Shropshire, England3
5 Gittin Street
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 63) Housewife Duties Unpaid; Oswestry M.B., Shropshire, England3
Death 24 Feb 1941 (age 64) Oswestry, Shropshire14,15
Cause: Cerebral Haemorrage and Hyperpiesia [High blood pressure]
Address: 5 Gitten Street, Oswestry, Shropshire
Burial 27 Feb 1941 (age 64) Oswestry Cemetery
Cause: Angina?
Address: Oswestry Cemetery, Victoria Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2 HU
Grave Purchased:
Section E grave number 58
In the burial register, she is recorded as "the wife of Richard Williams"

There is no memorial stone for this grave, it is unmarked. It lies betwen the marked graves of John Arthur Evans and Sarah Ellis.

The location was photographed by Graham Hoadly on 26th August 2006.

Note on Husband: Richard WILLIAMS

A Welshman - born outside Caernarvon. He returned there after Agnes' death and lived next door to his niece.

He died in his 80s.

Una Williams used to visit him there before she became ill.

(She had her stroke in the 1970s)16

Note on Wife: Agnes Ann DEAKIN (1) - shared note

Agnes' marriage to Joe Owen was witnessed by Edward Roberts, Cissie Coles [Her cousin Jane Elizabeth Coles], and Edwin Tomkinson.

 

By 1891 she is living with her mother and step father at Vine Buildings, Ruyton IX Towns, and her two new half siblings.[RG12/2114/64].

 

In 1903 - 1906 Agnes, her husband, Joe Owen, and their children, Iris and Charles, were living at 52 York Street, Oswestry.

 

The Register of Electors for Oswestry 1918 (North Ward) gives Agnes Owen's address as 33 Ferrers Road.

1922, and Spring 1923 her address is 5 Gitten Street.

1929 sees Charles Deakin Owen, and Iris Lily Owen at the same address, but no Agnes.

 

William Edward Owen and Eliza Maude Owen are living at 10 Gitten Street in 1929.

Could he be Joseph's brother, and, possibly, his wife?

Note on Wife: Agnes Ann DEAKIN (2)

Una did not know of Agnes's daughter,Evelyn's, existence - and was fairly sure that her Uncle Charlie would not have known either. "He would have been mortified"

 

She also stated that her Grandmother Agnes was "very respectable" - so was therefore rather surprised at the fact of Grandma Evelyn's existence.

 

However, she rather thought that her mother Iris may have known if anyone - as Aunt Polly may have known also.

 

It would seem that Grandma Evelyn's childhood, and by whom she was brought up will have to remain a mystery for ever.

 

The final clue as to that may lie in the 1911 census, of course ....!16

Note on Wife: Agnes Ann DEAKIN (3)

We do not at present (2007) know who fathered Agnes's first child, Evelyn May Deakin.

I don't recall my grandmother Evelyn ever really mentioning her parents. All she said was that she was born and brought up in Pentre, Shropshire.

In her later years, while she was still living at 4 Victoria Street, Shrewsbury, Eve gave me a whole pile of old family photographs. By this time I had learned from my mother, of Eve's illegitamacy. She showed me a small double pocket wallet containing two Victorian cartes de visite.

In one pocket there was a studio photo of two little girls and she told me that one was her as a small child. She said that the other child was "a friend" and didn't elaborate further.

In the other pocket was a studio portrait of a young woman. When I asked who she was, Grandma clammed up rather and said: "I don't remember who SHE was".

On the back of the photo was written in pencil the name "Deakin". and I assumed that this may have been her mother, but didn't feel able to ask her, as I imagine she would have been mortified if she had known that I knew of her birth.

Many years later, after much convoluted detective work, I traced the legitimate grandaughter of Agnes Deakin, who was amazed to discover that her grandmother had had a child prior to her marriage to Joseph Owen.

Amongst her photo collection were several 1890s carte de visite portraits of her grandmother Agnes - including a copy of the photo my grandmother Eve had given me.

It was thrilling to have my suspicions confirmed and to discover new half - family - but it would seem that the identity of Evelyn May Deakin's father and the circumstances of her conception and birth - along with the identity of the folks that brought her up - and why - will remain a mystery.

Sources

1"Marriage Oswestry, Shropshire (The Register Office, Oswestry, Shropshire) 28 Dec 1920 Richard WILLIAMS & Agnes Ann DEAKIN" (48).
Text From Source: Marriage
Reference: 48
Date: 28 Dec 1920
Address: The Register Office, Oswestry, Shropshire
Place: Oswestry, Shropshire
Marriage Type: By Licence
Individual
Name: Richard WILLIAMS
Gender: male
Age: Bachelor
Age: 37
Occupation: Draper's Assistant
Residence place: Oswestry, Shropshire
Residence address: 18 Roft Street, Oswestry
Father: William WILLIAMS
Father's Occupation: Railway Platelayer
Spouse
Name: Agnes OWEN
Gender: female
Age: Widow
Age: 46
Residence place: Oswestry, Shropshire
Residence address: 5 Gittins Street, Oswestry
Father: Alfred DEAKIN
Father's Occupation: Butcher (Journeyman)
Minister: Charles H. Bull (Registrar; J.C. Bull (Superintendant Registrar)
Witnesses: Edmund BARNFIELD,
Mary OWEN
GRO.
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Source: Marriage Oswestry, Shropshire (The Register Office, Oswestry, Shropshire) 28 Dec 1920 Richard WILLIAMS & Agnes Ann DEAKIN, Agnes Owen Richard Williams marr 2

2Marriage certificate.
Text From Source: Marriage certificate (GRO St Catherine's House)
Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Marriage Certificate:

1922 Marriage Solemnised at The Register Office in the District of Oswestry in the County of Salop
No: 48
When Married: Twenty Eighth December 1922
Name and Surname: Richard Williams
Age: 37 years
Condition: Bachelor
Rank or Profession: Draper's Assistant
Residence at time of Marriage: 18 Roft Street, Oswestry
Father's Name and Surname: William Williams
Rank or Profession of Father: Railway Platelayer
Name and Surname: Agnes Owen
Age: 46 years
Condition: Widow
Rank or Profession: -
Residence at time of Marriage: 5 Gittins Street, Oswestry
Father's Name and Surname: Alfred Deakin
Rank or Profession of Father: Butcher (Journeyman)
Married in the Register Office by Licence before me Charles |H. Bull Registrar
J. C. Bull Superintendent Registrar
This marriage was Solemnised between us: Richard Williams
Agnes Owen
In the presence of us: Edmund Barnfield
Mary Owen


CERTIFIED to be a true copy of an entry in the certified copy of a Register of Marriages in the Registration District of Oswestry.
Given at the GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE, under the Seal of the said Office, the 22nd day of March 2005
St Catherine's House.
3"Census 1939 Oswestry M.B., Shropshire, England RG101/5180F/014/19 Letter Code: OIJF" (RG101/5180F/014/19 Letter Code: OIJF).
Text From Source: Name of person,Married name,Gender,Birthdate,Condition as to marriage,Rank, Profession or Occupation,Occupation comment,Comments
Richard WILLIAMS,,M,1 JUL 1885,Married,Draper's Assistant,,
Agnes Anne WILLIAMS,,F,6 NOV 1875,Married,Housewife Duties Unpaid,,
There are two redacted records at the same address in 1939. I'm unclear who they may be as yet (2016).
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Source: Census 1939 Oswestry M.B., Shropshire, England RG101/5180F/014/19 Letter Code: OIJF, Census UK 1939 RG101/5180F/014/19 Letter Code: OIJF

4"GRO Indexes". Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005
about Richard Williams
Name: Richard Williams
Birth Date: 1 Jul 1885
Death Registration Month/Year: 1975
Registration district: Carnarvon
Inferred County: Caernarvonshire
Volume: 25
Page: 0230
5GRO, "Birth Certificate". Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Registration District: Chorlton. 1882 BIRTH in the Sub-district of Sydenham in the County of Kent
No: 264
When and where born: Seventeenth December 1882. 138 Malham Road
Name if any: Frederick John
Sex: Boy
Name and surname of father: Frederick William Hoadly
Name, surname and maiden surname of mother: Sarah Jane Hoadly formerly Smith
Occupation of father: Baker
Signature, description and residence of informant: F.W. Hoadly, Father. 138 Malham Road, Forest Hill
When registered: Thirtieth December 1882
Signature of Registrar: George Phillips. Registrar
Name entered after registration:
CERTIFIED to be a true copy of an entry in a Register in my custody. Shirley Gibbon. Deputy Superintendant Registrar. 7.11.90 Date
Graham Hoadly.
6"Agnes Ann Deakin birth certificate".
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Source: Agnes Ann Deakin birth certificate, Agnes Ann Deakin birth cert

7"Census 1881 (Alfred Deakin) Hulme, Lancashire RG11/ 3926 / 62 / 22".
Text From Source: Alfred Daker Head 29 Pork Butcher Wolverhampton
Lucy Daker Wife 27 Shropshire
Agnes A Daker Daur 5 Scholar Lancashire Manchester
William E Daker Son 8m Lancashire Manchester
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1881 (Alfred Deakin) Hulme, Lancashire RG11/ 3926 / 62 / 22, Alfred Deakin 81

8"Census 1891 (John Owen) Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire RG12//2114/64/19".
Text From Source: John Owen Head 64 Tailor Kinnerley Shropshire
Lucy Owen Wife 34 Laundress More Shropshire
Agnes Deakin Step Daur15 Hulme Manchester
Mary Deakin Owen do 2 Weston Shropshire
John Edgar Owen Son 1m Ruyton Shropshire
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1891 (John Owen) Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire RG12//2114/64/19, Agnes Ann Deakin 91

9"Census 1901 (Agnes Ann Deakin) Wem, Shropshire RG13/2553/57/8".
Text From Source: James Arthur Clegg Head M 43 Living on own means Prestwich Lancs
Agnes Margaret Clegg Wife S 38 Calton Staffs
Lizzy Brookes Serv S 50 Cook Ashley Salop
Agnes Annie Deakin Serv S 25 Parlour Maid Manchester Lancs
Beatrice Maud Bailey Serv S 15 Kitchen Maid Cheshire [?]
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1901 (Agnes Ann Deakin) Wem, Shropshire RG13/2553/57/8, Agnes Ann Deakin 01

10GRO, "Birth Certificate".
Graham Hoadly.
11Public Record Office, "www.census.pro.gov.uk - 1901 Census" (Internet).
Internet. Call Number: http://www.census.pro.gov.uk (electronic).
12"Marriage Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire (The Parish Church, Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire) 4 Sep 1901 Joseph OWEN & Agnes Ann DEAKIN" (312).
Text From Source: Marriage
Reference: 312
Date: 4 Sep 1901
Address: The Parish Church, Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire
Place: Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire
Marriage Type: After Banns
Individual
Name: Joseph OWEN
Gender: male
Age: Bachelor
Age: 27
Occupation: Wine Merchant's Assistant
Residence place: Oswestry, Shropshire
Residence address: Oswestry, Shropshire
Father: Charles OWEN
Father's Occupation: Blacksmith
Spouse
Name: Agnes Ann DEAKIN
Gender: female
Age: Spinster
Age: 25
Residence place: Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire
Residence address: Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire
Father: Alfred DEAKIN
Father's Occupation: Butcher
Minister: W. D. Craven [?]
Witnesses: Elizabeth Jane COLES,
Edward ROBERTS
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Source: Marriage Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire (The Parish Church, Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire) 4 Sep 1901 Joseph OWEN & Agnes Ann DEAKIN, Agnes Ann Deakin Joe Owens marr 2

13"Census 1911 (Joe Owen) Oswestry, Shropshire RG14PN16146 RG78PN997 RD350 SD3 ED17 SN334".
Text From Source: Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth
Year Occupation Where Born

OWEN, Joe Head Married M 37 1874 Kinnerley Shropshire
OWEN, Agnes Ann Wife Married9 years F 36 1875 Manchester Lancashire
OWEN, Iris Lily Daughter F 7 1904 Oswestry Shropshire
OWEN, Charles
Deakin Son M 5 1906 Oswestry Shropshire
OWEN, John EdgarCousin Single M 20 1891 Ruyton XI Towns Shropshire
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Source: Census 1911 (Joe Owen) Oswestry, Shropshire RG14PN16146 RG78PN997 RD350 SD3 ED17 SN334, Agnes Ann Owen 1911 RG14PN16146 RG78PN997 RD350 SD3 ED17 SN334

14Death Certificate.
Text From Source: GRO death certificate
In possession of Graham Hoadly.
Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Death Certificate:

Registration District: Oswestry 1941 DEATH in the Sub-district of Oswestry in the County of Salop
No: 85
When and where died: Twenty fourth February 1941 at 5 Gittin Street, Oswestry, U.D.
Name and Surname: Agnes Ann Williams
Sex: Female
Age: 64 years
Occupation: Wife of Richard Williams Drapers Assistant
Cause of Death: 1. (a) Cerebral Haemorrage
(b) Hyperpiesia
Certified by R. H. S. Marshall MRCS
Signature, description and residence of informant: Iris L. Dyer Daughter 10 Gloucester Road, Wallasey, Cheshire
When registered: Twenty Sixth February 1941
Signature of Registrar: T. Pughe Jones Registrar

CERTIFIED to be a true copy of an entry in the certified copy of a Register of Deaths in the District above mentioned.
Given at the GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE, under the Seal of the said Office, the 21st day of March 2005
Family Records Centre, 1 Myddleton Street, LONDON, EC1R 1UW. Tel: 020 8392 5300.
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Source: Death Certificate, 17 Rosefield Street, Leamington June 2014 (4)

15"Agnes Williams Death Certificate".
GRO.
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Source: Agnes Williams Death Certificate, Agnes Williams death

16"Una Iris Williams - telephone conversation".
Conversation between Graham Hoadly and Una Williams - 17th March 2005.