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Old 04-03-11, 17:37
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Default William James Crisp (MFFFF)

One of my favourites as I've known about him from childhood.

Name - "official" name and what they were known as
William James Crisp

Date and place of birth
29 June 1805, St Clement Danes parish, London

Names of parents
John and Mary Crisp

Date and place of baptism - if applicable
4th August 1805, St Clement Danes


Details of each of his or her marriages - if any
15 May 1827, Christ Church, Greyfriars, Newgate, London to Maria Thomson, witnesses Thomas Whiffen, M Stevens

Occupation(s) - if any
Grocer: 1828 insurance policy,1851 census and various trade directories
1854: on son William’s marriage cert he’s a butcher
1861: hop & fruit grower
1871: landowner, (he owned 8 acres 2 roods land at Ightham, Kent and 8 acres 2 roods 3 perches land in Bermondsey. His wife who was away from home in 1871 says she’s a hopgrower’s wife)
1881: retired grocer.

Was also on the board of governors of Ightham school

Addresses where they lived (including county if in UK) - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on (if s/he lived in census times!).
1828: 14 Commercial Road near Cannon Street, Stepney (Sun Fire insurance policy)
1830 & 1834 Commercial Road, Stepney (Sun Fire insurance policy)
1841: not found, census no longer exists for his address, his children are with their granddad Crisp in Ightham.
1847: 1 Sydney Place, Commercial Road, Stepney (daughter Kate’s birth cert)
1851: 1 Sydney Place, Commercial Road, Stepney
1861/71/81 Ightham, Kent
1888: 16 Tressillian Crescent, Brockley, Kent



Date, place and cause of death,
13 Jan 1888, 16 Tressillian Crescent, Brockley, Kent, of apoplexy, 5 days

Date and place of burial
Not known - see below

Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable
Estate divided equally between his 5 surviving children. (Maria Thomas nee Crisp, William James Crisp, Edward Crisp, Frederick John Crisp & Kate Beadle nee Crisp tho' Kate died in 1884 so her children had her share)

Memorial inscription - if any
Not known, nothing listed on website with Ightham MIs which is surprising as he died a relatively wealthy man

Here he is on post #5 with his big white beard and son, grandson & great grandson.
Photo of WJC

Link to wife Maria Thomson
Link to father John Crisp
Link to mother Mary Ann Bean
Link to son, also William James Crisp

Last edited by Jill; 02-10-15 at 16:46. Reason: link to photo, added links, witnesses, burial found
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Old 28-09-15, 20:41
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Buried at Ightham, Kent on 19 Jan 1888.
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