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4. Richard Williams JONES. Born 18/3/1863 in Walsall,  Richard died 18/3/1907 on his 44th birthday at 17 Evesham Road, Stratford. Cause of death certified as “Emphysema Bronchitis Syncope” by P. Sullivan LRCP. Occupation: Tram car/stage carriage driver. On 30/4/1891 when Richard Williams was age 28, he married Mary LILLYWHITE, daughter of Stephen LILLYWHITE, a gardener, in the Parish Church (All Saints), West Ham. Mary’s birth registration cannot be traced in the GRO index. Mary died 17/10/1897 at 51 Meeson Road, West Ham, age 33, little over a month after her daughter Elizabeth’s birth. Cause of death certified by R. Bringsley Hunt LRCP as “Peritonitis 6 days. Cardiac Syncope”. Richard registered the death, and his daughter’s birth, on the same day. They had the following children:


(1) Richard Joseph [7]. (2) Lillian Mary, quarter ending December 1894 in West Ham.
(3) Herbert Henry [8]. (4) Elizabeth May, born 14/9/1897 in West Ham.


On 7/12/1898, when Richard was age 35, he married Mary Ann MAYHEW, daughter of Alfred MAYHEW, a labourer, in the Parish Church (All Saints), West Ham. Mary Ann was born about 1864 in Dagenham & died 29/3/1901 at 51 Meeson Road, West Ham, age 37, two days before the 1901 census. Cause of death certified by E. S. Galbraith LRCP as “Phthisis following parturition” (tuberculosis following childbirth). We have so far been unable to trace the child who, we assume, died shortly after birth as it does not appear in the 1901 census. Mary Ann was buried 2/4/1901 at West Ham Cemetery, Forest Gate in, according to the current Cemetery Superintendent, an unmarked public grave, the precise location of which was not recorded & is now lost.

Jones of Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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