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William Williams

William Williams

Male 1752 - aft 1818  (66 years)

  • Name William Williams  [1
    Birth 28 Nov 1752  South Wales? Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Occupation abt 1797 - 1818  103 St Martin's Lane, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location ; Button Maker  [1
    Death aft 1818    [1
    • Pedigree of Williams
      Walter Williams, of Court Robert, in S. Wales, m. ......... by whom he had issue 1 son:
      William Williams,*+ who was born 28 Nov., 1752; he m. Mary (?) ... b. 14 Oct., 1746; d. 21 Dec., 1787; by whom he had issue 1 son, Walter, and 2 daus:
      1. Mary-Ann, who m. 4 Oct., 1798, Henry Tatham, 1770-1835, brother of Charles Heathcote Tatham.
      2. Harriet, who was b. 18 Jan., 1780, and d. 13 Jan., 1834; bur. at Brompton Old Church. She m.,1801, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Charles Heathcote Tatham, 1772-1842; p.32. A miniature of Harriet Williams, by John Linnell, (1792-1882, the friend of William Blake) is in the possession of Mr. Justice Tatham, D.S.O., of the Supreme Court, Pietermaritzburg, Natal.

      * He was the well-known Button-maker at 103, St. Martin's Lane, London, where his firm appears at this address in 1797, as Williams & Son; in 1808, as Wm. Williams & Son, Button-makers, Platers and Thimble-manufacturers; in 1818, as Wm. Williams, Button and Trimming Seller; and in 1822, as Walter Williams, Button-maker and Wholesale Silversmith.

      + This William Williams may be identical with the William Williams, Esq., who m., Lambton, 3rd surv. dau., of Crosier Surtees, of Redworth, co. Durham, who m. 12 Sept., 1769, at Heighington, his cousin Jane Surtees, dau. and co-h. of Robert Surtees, of Redworth.

      [Note: The last connection is speculative:
      - (1) The name William Williams is frequent at all periods, and there is no reason to suppose these 2 persons are one and the same;
      - (2) The present Williams family was from South Wales, settled in London; whereas the Surtees family was from Co. Durham and had no known links with London, or South Wales;
      - (3) In Burke's Commoners (Vol II pp 656-659, 1836), presumably Curtis's source, the husband of Lambton Surtees is "William Williams, esq.
      of Durham".
      For these reasons Lambton Surtees has not been included in the Tatham tree as 2nd wife of William Williams.]
    Person ID I1144  Tatham | Bloxham branch, Heathcote branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2014 

    Family Mary Gearing,   b. 14 Oct 1746, London? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1787  (Age 41 years) 
    +1. Mary Ann Williams,   b. est 1777,   d. 26 Dec 1799, Charing Cross, Strand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
    +2. Harriet Williams,   b. 18 Jan 1780, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1834, Montpelier Square, Brompton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 01 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F0354  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William Williams (1752- )
    William Williams (1752- )
    Portrait abt 1828, by his grandson Frederick Tatham, in the style of Holbein. One of a pair, with portrait of his second wife. Both inscribed on reverse. Sold by the family in abt 2001. Now in the collection of the Yale Center of British Art, New Haven, CT.

  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.