Census Information for William Ashcroft, ca.1804-1878


Year Location
1841 Shrewsbury, Township of Frankwell, "The Mount," Shropshire, England
1851 44 Pipers Row, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
1861 38 Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
1871 38 Dudley Rd. West, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England


1841: Name in census is William, age 35, excise officer, not born in county. The family is living on The Mount, a main street in Shrewsbury. His wife, Hannah, is 40.
Source: HO107/Piece 926, Book 8. Civil Parish of St. Chad, County of Shropshire, E.D. 11, Folio 28, p.5.

1851: Name in census is William Ashcroft, married, head, age 45, auctioneer & innkeeper, born Manchester, Lancashire. Hannah is listed as "Hanna," age 54, born Montgomeryshire.
Source:HO107/Piece 2019/folio 342/p.12. 1n, Household #44, Civil Parish of Wolverhampton, Ecclesiastical Parish of St. George, E.D. 1n

1861: William is an auctioneer.

1871: Name in census is William, age 67; occupation: auctioneer and appraiser. He was also a widower by this time; Hannah died in 1869.
Source: RG10/Piece 2931/folio 34/p.15. 1n, Household #69, Civil Parish of Wolverhampton, Ecclesiastical Parish of St. John, E.D. 8.




William Ashcroft, son of Joshua Ashcroft and Esther Harrison, was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, about 24 June 1804. His father died when he was two and his brother just a baby. His wife was Hannah Smith, of Meifod, Wales. They were the parents of seven children: John, Mary, Hannah, Ann, Joshua, William and Esther. William at various times was a shoemaker, excise officer, auctioneer, appraiser and innkeeper. He died 28 November 1878 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Hannah had died in 1869. They are buried together at the Merridale Cemetery in Wolverhampton.




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