William Close, 17951859 (aged 64 years)

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Marriage
Note: The information we have is that William married Elizabeth Thompson and had a bunch of kids. However, as far as we know, Elizabeth died in around 1835 which was before the census records began so we have no real way of validating her through public records.

The information we have is that William married Elizabeth Thompson and had a bunch of kids. However, as far as we know, Elizabeth died in around 1835 which was before the census records began so we have no real way of validating her through public records.

William, according to the census has another bunch of kids as well as the first set, together with a different wife Ann who was 15 years younger than him. That would make her too young to have spawned the first batch. So, we reckon that William remarried after Elizabeth died and started breeding again - hence the apparent discrepancy in the name of his wife and the gap between the two sets of children. We're going with this until proved wrong ... which being fair could easily happen.

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Burial of a brother
Death of a mother
Burial of a mother
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Baptism of a son
Birth of a daughter
Baptism of a daughter
Birth of a son
Baptism of a son
Death of a wife
Marriage
Birth of a daughter
Baptism of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Census 1841
Note: Living with wife Ann and family at Bishop Auckland, Durham. Pitman.
Birth of a daughter
Baptism of a daughter
Birth of a son
Baptism of a son
Death of a daughter
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Death of a son
Marriage of a son
Photograph
about 1850
Photograph
about 1850
Census 1851
Note: Living with wife Ann and family at Crook and Billy Row, Durham. Parochial Relief and Labourer.
Marriage of a son
Marriage of a daughter
Marriage of a son
Marriage of a daughter
Death
between 1851 and 1859 (aged 64 years)
Family with parents
father
17591821
Birth: 1759Crackpot Hall, Gunnerside, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: 1821Howgill Foot, Heggerscales, Kaber, Westmorland, England
mother
17561826
Birth: about 1756Grinton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: 1826Howgill Foot, Heggerscales, Kaber, Westmorland, England
Marriage MarriageSeptember 28, 1781Muker, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
1 month
elder sister
1781
Birth: November 1, 1781Keld, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
4 years
elder sister
1785
Birth: April 25, 1785Stonesdale, Muker, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
2 years
elder brother
1841 Census
17871864
Birth: August 6, 1787Stonesdale, Muker, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: September 2, 1864Hillbeck, Brough under Stainmore, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Westmorland, England
2 years
elder brother
17891789
Birth: October 22, 1789Stonesdale, Muker, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: after October 22, 1789Muker, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
13 months
elder brother
17901826
Birth: November 19, 1790Stonesdale, Muker, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: 1826Howgill Foot, Heggerscales, Kaber, Westmorland, England
3 years
elder brother
1841 Census
17931866
Birth: June 14, 1793Stonesdale, Muker, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: March 10, 1866Spital, Bowes, Yorkshire, England
3 years
himself
1841 Census
17951859
Birth: 1795Howgill Foot, Heggerscales, Kaber, Westmorland, England
Death: between 1851 and 1859Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
4 years
younger sister
1841 Census
17981886
Birth: 1798Howgill Foot, Heggerscales, Kaber, Westmorland, England
Death: 1886Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
Family with Ann Alderson
himself
1841 Census
17951859
Birth: 1795Howgill Foot, Heggerscales, Kaber, Westmorland, England
Death: between 1851 and 1859Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
wife
1841 Census
18111894
Birth: about 1811Kaber, Westmorland, England
Death: 1894Durham, Durham, England
Marriage MarriageJune 11, 1836Muker, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
6 months
daughter
1841 Census
18361892
Birth: December 11, 1836Healaugh, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: 1892Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
3 years
daughter
1841 Census
18391920
Birth: 1839Healaugh, Richmond, Yorkshire, England
Death: 1920Darlington, Durham, England
3 years
daughter
1841 Census
18411845
Birth: 1841South Church, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
Death: 1845Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
3 years
son
1851 Census
1843
Birth: 1843South Church, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
4 years
son
1851 Census
1846
Birth: 1846Brancepeth, Durham, Durham, England
2 years
son
Birth Index
18481848
Birth: March 1848Brancepeth, Durham, Durham, England
Death: after March 1848Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
1 month
son
1851 Census
18481900
Birth: March 27, 1848Brancepeth, Durham, Durham, England
Death: 1900Durham, Durham, England
Family with Elizabeth Thompson
himself
1841 Census
17951859
Birth: 1795Howgill Foot, Heggerscales, Kaber, Westmorland, England
Death: between 1851 and 1859Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
wife
Marriage MarriageNovember 13, 1822Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England
14 months
son
1841 Census
18231881
Birth: 1823Crosby Garrett, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England
Death: between 1871 and 1881Crook and Billy Row, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
4 years
son
1841 Census
18261882
Birth: about 1826Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England
Death: 1882Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England
2 years
son
1841 Census
18271869
Birth: 1827Kaber, Westmorland, England
Death: about 1869Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
5 years
daughter
1841 Census
1831
Birth: 1831Heggerscales, Kaber, Westmorland, England
4 years
son
1841 Census
1834
Birth: 1834Nateby, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England
Marriage

The information we have is that William married Elizabeth Thompson and had a bunch of kids. However, as far as we know, Elizabeth died in around 1835 which was before the census records began so we have no real way of validating her through public records.

William, according to the census has another bunch of kids as well as the first set, together with a different wife Ann who was 15 years younger than him. That would make her too young to have spawned the first batch. So, we reckon that William remarried after Elizabeth died and started breeding again - hence the apparent discrepancy in the name of his wife and the gap between the two sets of children. We're going with this until proved wrong ... which being fair could easily happen.

Census 1841

Living with wife Ann and family at Bishop Auckland, Durham. Pitman.

Census 1851

Living with wife Ann and family at Crook and Billy Row, Durham. Parochial Relief and Labourer.

Census 1841
Photograph
Photograph
Census 1851
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1841 Census
1841 Census
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1851 Census
1851 Census
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Photograph
Photograph
Note: Possible photograph of William Close (1795) and family.

Possible photograph of William Close (1795) and family.

We're not 100% certain about this.

Taken around 1850

Many thanks to Allison Brook for the photograph.

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Photograph
Photograph
Note: Photograph of William Close (1795).

Photograph of William Close (1795).

Taken around 1850

Many thanks to Allison Brook for the photograph.

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1841 Census
1841 Census
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1851 Census
1851 Census
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Photograph
Photograph
Note: Possible photograph of William Close (1795) and family.

Possible photograph of William Close (1795) and family.

We're not 100% certain about this.

Taken around 1850

Many thanks to Allison Brook for the photograph.

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Photograph
Photograph
Note: Photograph of William Close (1795).

Photograph of William Close (1795).

Taken around 1850

Many thanks to Allison Brook for the photograph.

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1841 Census
1841 Census
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1851 Census
1851 Census
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Photograph
Photograph
Note: Possible photograph of William Close (1795) and family.

Possible photograph of William Close (1795) and family.

We're not 100% certain about this.

Taken around 1850

Many thanks to Allison Brook for the photograph.

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Photograph
Photograph
Note: Photograph of William Close (1795).

Photograph of William Close (1795).

Taken around 1850

Many thanks to Allison Brook for the photograph.

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1841 Census
1841 Census
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1851 Census
1851 Census
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Photograph
Photograph
Note: Possible photograph of William Close (1795) and family.

Possible photograph of William Close (1795) and family.

We're not 100% certain about this.

Taken around 1850

Many thanks to Allison Brook for the photograph.

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Photograph
Photograph
Note: Photograph of William Close (1795).

Photograph of William Close (1795).

Taken around 1850

Many thanks to Allison Brook for the photograph.

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: John W Close (1826) Marriage Index

John W Close (1826) Marriage Index

January / February / March 1849

John Close, Durham

Volume: 24 Page: 65

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: Catherine Wilson (1830) Marriage Index

Catherine Wilson (1830) Marriage Index

January / February / March 1849

Catherine Wilson, Durham

Volume: 24 Page: 65

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: John W Close (1826) Marriage Index

John W Close (1826) Marriage Index

January / February / March 1849

John Close, Durham

Volume: 24 Page: 65

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: Catherine Wilson (1830) Marriage Index

Catherine Wilson (1830) Marriage Index

January / February / March 1849

Catherine Wilson, Durham

Volume: 24 Page: 65

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: John W Close (1826) Marriage Index

John W Close (1826) Marriage Index

January / February / March 1849

John Close, Durham

Volume: 24 Page: 65

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: Catherine Wilson (1830) Marriage Index

Catherine Wilson (1830) Marriage Index

January / February / March 1849

Catherine Wilson, Durham

Volume: 24 Page: 65

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: John W Close (1826) Marriage Index

John W Close (1826) Marriage Index

January / February / March 1849

John Close, Durham

Volume: 24 Page: 65

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: Catherine Wilson (1830) Marriage Index

Catherine Wilson (1830) Marriage Index

January / February / March 1849

Catherine Wilson, Durham

Volume: 24 Page: 65

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: Joseph Close (1823) Marriage Index

Joseph Close (1823) Marriage Index

July / August / September 1857

Joseph Close, Aukland, Durham

Volume: 10a Page: 157

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: Ann Wilkinson (1830) Marriage Index

Ann Wilkinson (1830) Marriage Index

July / August / September 1857

Ann Wilkinson, Auckland, Durham

Volume: 10a Page: 157

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: Joseph Close (1823) Marriage Index

Joseph Close (1823) Marriage Index

July / August / September 1857

Joseph Close, Aukland, Durham

Volume: 10a Page: 157

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: Ann Wilkinson (1830) Marriage Index

Ann Wilkinson (1830) Marriage Index

July / August / September 1857

Ann Wilkinson, Auckland, Durham

Volume: 10a Page: 157

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: Joseph Close (1823) Marriage Index

Joseph Close (1823) Marriage Index

July / August / September 1857

Joseph Close, Aukland, Durham

Volume: 10a Page: 157

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: Ann Wilkinson (1830) Marriage Index

Ann Wilkinson (1830) Marriage Index

July / August / September 1857

Ann Wilkinson, Auckland, Durham

Volume: 10a Page: 157

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: Joseph Close (1823) Marriage Index

Joseph Close (1823) Marriage Index

July / August / September 1857

Joseph Close, Aukland, Durham

Volume: 10a Page: 157

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Marriage Index
Marriage Index
Note: Ann Wilkinson (1830) Marriage Index

Ann Wilkinson (1830) Marriage Index

July / August / September 1857

Ann Wilkinson, Auckland, Durham

Volume: 10a Page: 157