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William Wareham[1, 2]

Male 1824 - 1887


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  • Born  23 Jun 1824  Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened  13 Feb 1833  Heather Street Independent, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1845  Silversmith, Leadenhall Street Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1847  Silversmith Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Possessions  1847  45 Duke Street Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1851  Assistant Waterproofer Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Possessions  1851  St Leonards, Shoreditch Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1858  Water Proofer Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1861  Dealer in fine arts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Possessions  1861  St Ann, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Possessions  Between 1871 and 1888  "Whitehall" (The Manor House, Hook, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1887  Merchant Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Death  26 Aug 1887  At Sea - Drowned on the pleasure yacht Monarch Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Occupation  Silversmith Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Reference Number  84547589 
    Died  26 Aug 1887  Ilfracombe, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Death at sea - Ilfracombe yacht tragedy 
    Notes 
    • [sues family.FTW]

      [Lesley Draper tree.FTW]

      silversmith - from Simon Bird
    Person ID  I0504  The Bird Tree
    Last Modified  10 May 2013 

    Father  George Wareham,   b. Abt 1798, Esher, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1851, Hampton Wick, Middx Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Mary Ann Line,   b. 20 Feb 1795, London, Middx Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1857, Rocky River, Uralla, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  3 Oct 1819  Christ Church, Greyfriars, Newgate, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Oct 1819  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F176  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Ann Norman,   b. 27 Nov 1823, St Georges East, Southwark, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1895, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Jul 1845  St Catherine, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Married  27 Jul 1845  London, Middx Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Wareham,   b. 14 Jun 1846, Chingford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1894, Bromley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Margaret Jane Wareham,   b. 13 Sep 1847, South St Giles in the Fields, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1928, Bromley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Emily Sarah Wareham,   b. 19 May 1849, Shoreditch, London Find all individuals with events at this location, Oakura, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Thomas Wareham,   b. 24 Apr 1851
     5. Frances Sophia Wareham,   b. 15 Jan 1853, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George William Wareham,   b. Oct 1854, Soho, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1926, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Eliza Wareham,   b. 3 Nov 1856, St Anne Soho, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Louisa Maria Pim Wareham,   b. 25 Jun 1858, 12 Macelsfield Street, St Anne Soho, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1931, Kenmore, 36 Upper Avenue, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Alice Wareham,   b. 14 Feb 1860
     10. Florence Ellen Wareham,   b. Jun 1861
     11. Thomas Edward Wareham,   b. Abt 1862, St Martins Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1879, Taranaki, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F175  Group Sheet

  • Photos

    » Slide Show
    The Monarch
    The Monarch
    The pleasure boat, Monarch, which capsized and sunk with the loss of 21 lives in August 1887.
    Croquet on the lawn at Whitehall (The Manor House)
    Croquet on the lawn at Whitehall (The Manor House)
    A photo from a magazine showing William and Mary on the lawn playing croquet with some of their daughters.
    Notice from Widow
    Notice from Widow
    This was a notice put in the local newspaper by Mrs Wareham thanking everyone for their kind thoughts.
    The Fatal Accident
    The Fatal Accident
    A drawing from a magazine showing a graphic reproduction of the events as they might have taken place.
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - letter to the local Press
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - letter to the local Press
    The first inquest was held and a verdict given within 24 hours of the disaster. This did not go down well with the relatives of the 9 whose bodies had not yet been recovered.
    Charles Buckingham and his family
    Charles Buckingham and his family
    This is Charles Buckingham and his nine children.
    William Wareham and some of his family
    William Wareham and some of his family
    A photo of William Wareham in happier times.

    Histories

    » Slide Show
    William Wareham (1824 - 1887)
    William Wareham (1824 - 1887)
    The life and death of William Wareham who lived in a manor house but died with 14 others in the bay off Ilfracombe.
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - The Victims
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - The Victims
    Fourteen died on The Monarch, two women, twelve men. Their ages ranged from 23 to 63. As well as some background given at their inquests, I have also attempted to find out a little more from the Census.
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - Survivors
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - Survivors
    Twelve survived The Monarch disaster and I have attempted to find out some brief background for each of them. Those who died have ages attributed to them in the articles / at the inquests but those who survived don't. There is therefore an element of doubt if I have the right person but they are correct on the balance of probabilities.
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - The Board of Trade Report
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - The Board of Trade Report
    What follows is the official report into the disaster.
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - The first inquest
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - The first inquest
    The first Coroner's inquest took place on Saturday 27th August, 1887, less than 24 hours after the accident had occured when there were still 9 bodies unaccounted for. The following is a transcription.
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - North Devon Journal
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - North Devon Journal
    FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT AT ILFRACOMBE 14 LIVES LOST - ARTICLE - LETTERS AND COMMENTS

    The Ilfracombe Disaster - Interview of a survivor
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - Interview of a survivor
    Interview given by Harold A.Baker to The North Devon Journal shortly after he was saved from the boating tragedy. Another source describes him as a "young man".
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - home page
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - home page
    Read about the disaster; how it happened, who lived, who died.
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - more bodies recovered
    The Ilfracombe Disaster - more bodies recovered
    Newspaper reports of more inquests and the other nine bodies are eventually recovered.

  • Sources 
    1. [S02336] Lesley Draper tree.FTW.
      Date of Import: 10 Sep 2006

    2. [S02340] sues family.FTW.
      Date of Import: 25 May 2007