William’s mother Annie(sic) Williams, I believe may have been living at Little Farm, Northop (Before Shop House and New Brighton and after the houses in Park View) on the 1891 census, Annie (sic) was a widow age 36 and was ” Living on own means” and had been born in Hawarden. Her children were son, John S. Williams, 9, who had been born in Buckley, daughter Sarah, 7, son Thomas, 4 and son William,1 year old, who had all been born in Northop. So her husband, whoever he was had only died within 2 years possibly.
I believe that Ann married John Williams in the intervening years, but I am not sure of the date or venue, there is however a marriage of an Anne Williams and a John Williams in Holywell (Vol 11b, Page 421). Any help would be appreciated.
On the 1901 census, the family were living at the White House, Northop, John was 37 and a Coal Miner, his wife Ann, 44. Their family consisted of Son John S. 19, Single and a Brickyard Labourer, daughter Sarah was 17. Sons Thomas, 14, who was also a brickyard Labourer and William, 11. Daughter El;izabeth, 6 made up the family. All had been born in Northop, Flintshire.
The 1911 census see the family living at “The Laurels”, Queensferry, Flintshire, John, 47 and a Bricksetter’s Labourer in the Sheet Rolling Mills,is still head of the household and Ann, states they had been married 17 years. John states that 1 child had been born and was still living, I think this refers to Ann Elizabeth,16 an “Apprentice to Millinery,” she was John’s only child with Ann. The rest of the family made up the household, sons Thomas, 24, a Sheet Iron Arhealer? In the Sheet Rolling Mills, William, 21 an Elementery School Teacher for the County Council and daughter Sarah, 27 was doing Domestic Work.
There is a Flintshire WW1 Index Card (F27 Queensferry) for William WILLIAMS, his address is given as. 9, Glynne Street, Queensferry. 281 Brigade, R.F.A., 2nd Lieut. Period of Service:- from 9th December 1915 – 30th August 1918. Killed in action 30th August 1918. The card not signed or dated.
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 about William Williams confirms the Regimental Details above, but the date on that is 29th August 1918.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Additional information: Son of Mrs. Ann Williams, of Glynne St., Queen’s Ferry, Chester.
He is also remembered on the Hawarden County School Roll of Honour, please click on the link to read more of his story about his school.