William R Metcalfe (c1811-1899)

William R Metcalfe (1811-1899) was born on 4th September 1811, baptised at St George in the East on 13 October 1811. Possible marriages include:

In the 1841 census[HO107/705/7] at High Street, Hoxton Shoreditch there are recorded:

In the 1851 census[HO107/1544, Folio: 5, Page: 3] at 25 Brick Lane Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets there resided:

In the 1861 census no record has yet been identified.

From his marriage to Henrietta in 1864, they had children including:

In the 1871 census[RG10/443, Folio: 12, Page: 15] living at 69 Paul Street Shoreditch were:

In the subsequent census the possible records so far found for the family are perplexing:

  • 1881 census William Metcalf [RG11/1010 Folio: 16, Page: 25] aged 14 a patient employed in cardboard manufacture at St Andrews Convalescent Home in Folkestone, Kent.
  • 1881 census Amelia Metcalf has yet to be discovered.
  • 1881 census Henrietta Metcalfe
  • 1881 census William Metcalfe [RG11/423 Folio: 97, Page: 5] at the Bethnal Green Workhouse resided William Medcalf Mar age 70 Mineral Water Man'f born Middx Bethnal Green
  • In the 1891 census [RG12/305 Vol: 7, Page: 5] at 25 Trinity Almshouses, Mile End Old Town, London there are recorded:

    He died in 1899 aged 88 in Mile End [Mile End 1899Q3 Vol: 1c, Page: 356]

    His parents were Robert Metcalfe (1773-??) (a Baker), and Sarah Grant-Metcalfe (1777-??).

    William R Metcalfe was my great great grandfather.