Randall Williams King of Showmen, 18461898 (aged 52 years)

Randall Williams ‘King of the Showmen’, 1846—1898
Name
Randall /Williams/ "King of Showmen"
Given names
Randall
Surname
Williams
Type
birth name
Birth July 17, 1846 24 18
Address: 54 St Martins Street, Liverpool
Birth of a sisterAlice Williams
1850 (aged 3 years)
Note: NOT: Year: 1850, Quarter: 2, District: Manchester, Volume: 20, Page: 741; this has parents James Williams and Margaret Huddlestone
Birth of a sisterLouisa Williams
1853 (aged 6 years)
Census April 7, 1861 (aged 14 years)
Address: Stable, Travelling Van
Associate: Thomas Williamsfather
Associate: Sarah Glassbrookmother
CensusAlice Williams
April 7, 1861 (aged 14 years)
CensusThomas Williams
April 7, 1861 (aged 14 years)
CensusSarah Glassbrook
April 7, 1861 (aged 14 years)
CensusLouisa Williams
April 7, 1861 (aged 14 years)
Birth of a sisterAnnie Williams
November 14, 1862 (aged 16 years)
Note: According to EHH tree, Annie’s mother is Mary Ann, not Sarah (i.e. Thomas’ second wife). This is contradicted by info from Pauline (Annies birth cert), so is probably incorrect.
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Glassbrook
March 14, 1865 (aged 18 years)
Address: Union Workhouse, Wigan
Cause: Natural decay
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam H Williams
1867 (aged 20 years)
Death of a motherSarah Glassbrook
before 1868 (aged 21 years)

Note: Husband remarries in 1868

Husband remarries in 1868

Possibly 1861, Q2, Prescot, 8b, 388 - this would confirm the theory that her youngest daughter was in fact the daughter of Thomas’ second wife

Not marriedElizabeth Anne Red Annie RadfordView this family

Marriage of a parentThomas WilliamsMary Ann BarkerView this family
September 10, 1868 (aged 22 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherRobert Williams
March 11, 1870 (aged 23 years)
Address: Stamford Street
Cause: Hepatitis Jaundice
MarriageMary Ann Polly HoughView this family
August 17, 1870 (aged 24 years)
Address: The Parish Church in the Parish of Bradford
Death of a paternal grandmotherNancy Marsh
November 6, 1874 (aged 28 years)
Address: Back Stamford Street
Cause: Old age, gradual decay
Census April 3, 1881 (aged 34 years)
Address: 66 Dray Street
Associate: Annie Williamsdaughter
Associate: Mary Ann Polly Houghwife
Associate: Sarah Williamsdaughter
CensusMary Ann Polly Hough
April 3, 1881 (aged 34 years)
CensusCaroline Carrie Williams
April 3, 1881 (aged 34 years)
CensusSarah Williams
April 3, 1881 (aged 34 years)
CensusAnnie Williams
April 3, 1881 (aged 34 years)
Death of a wifeMary Ann Polly Hough
January 4, 1884 (aged 37 years)
Address: 12 Lower Byron Street
Cause: Disease of the liver
Census April 5, 1891 (aged 44 years)
Address: 57 West Worsley Street, Salford
Death November 14, 1898 (aged 52 years)
Address: 80 Bridge Street South, Grimsby
Cause of death: Enteric fever, asthma
Burial November 18, 1898 (4 days after death)
Address: Weast Cemetery
Probate March 27, 1899 (4 months after death)

Associate: Reuben Williamsnephew
Note

Slater’s directory of Manchester and Salford 1879, 256 Chester Road, Hulme Salford directory of 1881, 256 Chester Road, Hulme Salford directory of 1881, 66 Quay Street, Deansgate, Manchester Slater’s directory of Manchester and Salford, 1883, 12 Lower Byrom Street, Quay Street

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Last change September 28, 201923:50:35

Family with parents
father
1822
Birth: 1822 27 28England
Death:
mother
Glassbrook family crest ‘While I breathe, I hope’
18281868
Birth: May 20, 1828 25 20England
Death: before 1868
Marriage
Marriage: July 3, 1843Wigan, Lancashire, England
3 years
himself
5 years
younger sister
18501904
Birth: 1850 28 21England
Death: March 23, 1904England
4 years
younger sister
1853
Birth: 1853 31 24Wales
Death:
10 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Mary Ann Barker
father
1822
Birth: 1822 27 28England
Death:
step-mother
1843
Birth: 1843England
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: September 10, 1868Manchester, Lancashire, England
-8 months
half-brother
1867
Birth: 1867 45 24England
Death:
Family with Mary Ann Polly Hough
himself
wife
Mary Ann ‘Polly’ Hough
18511884
Birth: November 1, 1851 27 22England
Death: January 4, 1884England
Marriage
Marriage: August 17, 1870Bradford, Yorkshire, England
10 years
daughter
18801937
Birth: July 5, 1880 33 28Scotland
Death: October 26, 1937England
-6 years
daughter
18741876
Birth: September 1874 28 22
Death: March 13, 1876England
2 years
daughter
18761881
Birth: November 11, 1876 30 25England
Death: December 2, 1881England
14 months
daughter
18781879
Birth: January 9, 1878 31 26England
Death: August 11, 1879England
16 months
daughter
Annie Williams
18791960
Birth: April 30, 1879 32 27England
Death: October 27, 1960England
son
Family with Elizabeth Anne Red Annie Radford
himself
partner
Not married
Not married:
son
18901892
Birth: September 1890 44 25England
Death: March 1892England
23 months
son
18921950
Birth: July 1892 45 27England
Death: 1950
16 months
son
18931969
Birth: October 10, 1893 47 28England
Death: 1969
16 months
son
18951971
Birth: February 3, 1895 48 30England
Death: between January 1971 and March 1971
20 months
son
18961968
Birth: September 1896 50 31England
Death: 1968
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