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William John 'Laddie' WEAVER
Building Contractor of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Ancestors
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John WEAVER
~1687 - ~1763
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Joseph WEAVER
bap.1722 - bur.1751
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
 
Ann [BOUGH?]
~1687 - ~1762
William WEAVER
bap.1750 - 1819
Pattin wood cutter of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
 
Sarah DIPPLE
~1714 - ~1789
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
John WEAVER
1780 - 1844
Carrier of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
 
Richard SMITH
~1715 - ~1790
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Phoebe SMITH
bap.1748 - bur.1797
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
 
William DEELY
~1690 - ~1774
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Joan DEELY
bap.1728 - ~1788
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
 
Judeth [DEELY]
~1690 - ~1740
William WEAVER
1806 - 1876
Tailor, Milk seller of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
 
William NOOK
~1675 - 1733
Yeoman and Plantation Owner 119 acres of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Moses NOKES
1723 - bur.1810
Carrier (Birmingham & Worcester) of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
 
Marmaduke SYDDERN
~1647 - ~1697
Elizabeth SIDDON
1686 - 1777
of Seisdon, Trysull, Staffordshire
 
Jane SYDDERN
~1659 - ~1709
Elizabeth NOKES
1782 - 1852
of Stoke Prior, Worcestershire
 
Sarah HUGHES
1733 - bur.1812
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
William WEAVER
1841 - 1897
Builder, Joiner of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
 
Robert FURBOROUGH
~1643 - bur.1703
of Frolesworth, Leicestershire
William FURBOROUGH
1682 - 1725
Weaver and shopkeeper of Frolesworth, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth HANDS
~1648 - ~1718
of Frolesworth, Leicestershire
Robert FURBOROUGH
1723 - bur.1777
Weaver of Frolesworth, Leicestershire
 
Mary THORNTON
~1686 - ~1753
of Ashby Parva, Leicestershire
Thomas FURBOROUGH
bap.1768 - 1844
Cordwainer of Frolesworth, Leicestershire
 
Richard HANDS
~1664 - bur.1714
of Monks Kirby, Warwickshire
Richard HANDS
bap.1679 - bur.1757
of Monks Kirby, Warwickshire
 
Maria [HANDS]
~1639 - ~1689
Jane HANDS
bap.1724 - bur.1808
of Monks Kirby, Warwickshire
 
Elizabeth [HANDS]
~1707 - bur.1757
of Monks Kirby, Warwickshire
Dinah FURBOROUGH
1810 - 1845
Shoe retailer of Cosby, Leicestershire
 
Ralph BROWN
~1671 - bur.1732
Labourer of Cosby, Leicestershire
William BROWN
bap.1705 - ~1768
of Cosby, Leicestershire
 
William KING
~1601 - ~1676
of Leicester, Leicestershire
William KING
bap.1646 - ~1696
of Cosby, Leicestershire
 
Jane [KING]
~1601 - ~1676
Elizabeth KING
bap.1683 - ~1758
of Cosby, Leicestershire
 
Margery [KING]
~1639 - ~1689
Ralph BROWN
bap.1739 - bur.1820
of Cosby, Leicestershire
 
John GOODMAN
~1658 - bur.1751
of Shearsby, Leicestershire
Anna GOODMAN
bap.1706 - ~1768
of Shearsby, Leicestershire
 
William MARTON
~1612 - ~1699
Carpenter of Bruntingthorpe, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Anna MARTON
bap.1655 - bur.1735
of Bruntingthorpe, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
 
Mary [MARTON]
~1612 - ~1662
Dinah BROWN
bap.1773 - 1857
of Cosby, Leicestershire
 
Richard HALL
~1672 - ~1747
of Pailton, Rugby, Warwickshire
John HALL
1706 - bur.1754
of Pailton, Rugby, Warwickshire
 
William NASEBY
~1656 - bur.1706
of Swinford, Leicestershire
Elizabeth NASEBY
bap.1681 - ~1743
of Swinford, Leicestershire
 
Alice [NASEBY]
~1640 - ~1690
Alice HALL
1741 - bur.1797
of Pailton, Rugby, Warwickshire
 
Thomas ROBERTS
~1662 - ~1737
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Diana ROBERTS
bap.1712 - bur.1770
of Monks Kirby, Warwickshire
 
Sarah FAWKES
~1662 - ~1737
of Leicester, Leicestershire
William Edward WEAVER
1869 - 1960
Builder and contractor of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
 
Thomas CIVIL ALS BADGER
bap.1682 - bur.1727
Labourer of Berrow, Worcestershire
Thomas CIVIL ALS BADGER
bap.1712 - 1761
of Berrow, Worcestershire
 
Elizabeth [SIVELL]
~1671 - ~1721
Thomas CIVILL
1740 - 1822
Yeoman of Berrow, Worcestershire
 
Mary ROBINSON
bap.1703 - bur.1758
of Bromsberrow, Gloucestershire
 
Phillip ROBINSON
~1606 - ~1691
of Dymock, Gloucestershire
Thomas ROBINSON
bap.1657 - ~1707
of Dymock, Gloucestershire
 
Mary [ROBINSON]
~1606 - ~1656
Elizabeth ROBINSON
bap.1682 - ~1732
of Dymock, Gloucestershire
 
Robert SIVELL
1785 - 1857
Agricultural labourer of Eldersfield, Worcestershire
 
Elizabeth WHITE
1747 - 1794
of Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Sarah Ann SIVELL
1837 - 1877
Maid of all work of Eldersfield, Worcestershire
 
George BEVAN
~1671 - bur.1721
of St Briavels, Gloucestershire
John BEVAN
bap.1677 - bur.1731
of St Briavels, Gloucestershire
 
Alicia [BEVAN]
~1674 - bur.1724
of St Briavels, Gloucestershire
James BEVANS
bap.1704 - bur.1754
of Eldersfield, Worcestershire
 
Martha OLDACRE
bap.1677 - bur.1724
of Buckland, Broadway, Gloucestershire
Joseph BEVANS
bap.1735 - bur.1819
of Eldersfield, Worcestershire
 
John KENT
~1672 - bur.1715
of Corse, Gloucestershire
Ann KENT
bap.1706 - bur.1762
of Corse, Gloucestershire
 
Thomas SURMAN
~1611 - bur.1661
of Tirley, Gloucestershire
Richard SURMAN
~1643 - bur.1710
of Tirley, Gloucestershire
 
Joane [SURMAN]
~1602 - ~1652
Mary SURMAN
bap.1685 - bur.1729
of Tirley, Gloucestershire
 
Elizabeth TYLER
~1644 - bur.1727
of Tirley, Gloucestershire
Joseph BEVANS
1772 - 1856
Farmer of Worcestershire
 
Giles HAWKER
~1650 - bur.1723
of Chaceley, Worcestershire
Giles HAWKER
bap.1708 - bur.1757
of Chaceley, Worcestershire
 
William DAVIS
~1671 - bur.1721
of Eldersfield, Worcestershire
Mary DAVIS
bap.1677 - bur.1737
of Eldersfield, Worcestershire
 
Ellinor [DAVIS]
~1636 - ~1721
of Eldersfield, Worcestershire
Mary HAWKER
bap.1740 - ~1800
of Chaceley, Worcestershire
 
Mary HODGES
1711 - bur.1786
of Chaceley, Worcestershire
Mary Ann BEVANS
1804 - 1867
of Eldersfield, Worcestershire
 
Joseph WALL
~1691 - bur.1756
of Longdon, Worcestershire
Joseph WALL
bap.1726 - bur.1803
Farmer of Longdon, Worcestershire
 
William BROOKS
~1627 - ~1716
of Longdon, Worcestershire
John BROOKS
bap.1674 - ~1736
of Longdon, Worcestershire
 
Sarah [BROOKS]
~1627 - ~1677
Sarah BROOKS
bap.1702 - ~1763
of Longdon, Worcestershire
 
Mary GODSHALL
~1665 - ~1740
of Longdon, Worcestershire
Sarah WALL
bap.1778 - 1858
of Longdon, Worcestershire
 
Thomas STEPHENS
~1699 - ~1774
of Redmarley d'Abitot, Worcestershire
Elizabeth STEPHENS
bap.1732 - bur.1790
of Redmarley d'Abitot, Worcestershire
 
Margaret OAKEY
~1699 - bur.1781
of Redmarley d'Abitot, Worcestershire
William John 'Laddie' WEAVER
1904 - 2000
Building Contractor of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
 
Nicholas GARNER
~1664 - bur.1741
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Richard GARNER
bap.1704 - bur.1792
Yeoman of Burbage, Leicestershire
 
Thomas CHENEY
~1626 - ~1676
Mary CHENEY
bap.1674 - bur.1711
of Burbage, Leicestershire
 
Jane [CHENEY]
~1639 - ~1689
John GARNER
bap.1741 - 1826
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth SNOW
~1707 - ~1743
Serjeant John GARNER
1777 - 1830
Serjeant - Grenadier Guards of Burbage, Leicestershire
 
Stephen ADCOCK
~1677 - ~1727
George ADCOCK
1718 - 1789
Malster of Carlton, Nuneaton, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth ADCOCK
bap.1750 - 1827
of Burbage, Leicestershire
 
Thomas ALLEN
~1609 - bur.1659
of Misterton, Leicestershire
Thomas ALLEN
bap.1628 - bur.1715
Husbandman of Misterton, Leicestershire
 
Thomas ALLEN
bap.1671 - bur.1728
Yeoman of Misterton, Leicestershire
 
Anne [ALLEN]
~1629 - ~1679
Ann ALLEN
1717 - bur.1779
of Walton, Kimcote, Leicestershire
 
Anne HODGSKIN
~1679 - ~1745
of Kimcote, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
John GARNER
1806 - 1865
Stocking maker of Burbage, Leicestershire
 
John GARNER
~1683 - ~1759
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Francis GARNER
bap.1718 - ~1784
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
Frances WOODWARD
~1683 - bur.1749
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
John GARNER
bap.1753 - bur.1808
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
John BARNES
bap.1599 - ~1660
of Desford, Leicestershire
Thomas BARNES
bap.1624 - bur.1698
of Desford, Leicestershire
 
Mary [BARNES]
~1601 - bur.1651
of Desford, Leicestershire
William BARNES
bap.1667 - bur.1744
Weaver of Desford, Leicestershire
 
William MOORE
bap.1582 - ~1648
of Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire
Margery MOORE
bap.1624 - bur.1672
of Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire
 
William MARCHE
~1549 - ~1633
of Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire
Elizabeth MARCHE
bap.1589 - bur.1657
of Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire
 
Prudence BARNES
1718 - bur.1789
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
Prudence WARD
1677 - bur.1744
of Atherstone, Warwickshire
Mary GARNER
bap.1783 - ~1852
of Narborough, Leicester, Leicestershire
 
Thomas PERRY
~1686 - ~1771
of Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Henry PERRY
bap.1727 - bur.1800
Ribbon weaver of Nuneaton, Warwickshire
 
Mary PERRY
bap.1759 - bur.1789
of Nuneaton, Warwickshire
 
John MILLS
~1696 - ~1774
of Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire
Elizabeth MILLS
bap.1731 - bur.1768
of Astley, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
 
John HANKINSON
~1661 - bur.1724
Weaver of Stockingford, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Sarah HANKINSON
1702 - ~1769
of Stockingford, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
 
Mary [HANKINSON]
~1673 - ~1723
John GARNER
1839 - 1901
Builder of Burbage, Leicestershire
 
William WELDON
~1572 - ~1647
of Syston, Leicestershire
John WELDON
1609 - 1689
Tailor of Leicester, Leicestershire
 
Marie NORTH
~1576 - ~1647
of Stoughton, Leicester, Leicestershire
William WELDON
bap.1648 - 1708
Tailor of Syston, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth [WELDON]
~1609 - ~1659
Robert WELDON
bap.1675 - 1740
Tailor of Syston, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth BEEBY
~1642 - bur.1714
of Hungerton, Leicestershire
Robert WELDON
bap.1713 - bur.1761
of Syston, Leicestershire
 
Edward UGDEN
~1678 - bur.1728
of Barkby, Leicestershire
Anne UGDEN
bap.1684 - bur.1752
of Barkby, Leicestershire
 
Sarah [UGDEN]
~1643 - ~1693
Thomas WELDON
bap.1751 - bur.1807
Framework knitter of Syston, Leicestershire
 
The Reverend Thomas ROYLE
~1689 - 1726
Rector of Seagrave, Curate of Syston of Syston, Leicestershire
Jane ROYLE
bap.1724 - bur.1754
of Syston, Leicestershire
 
John BROWNSWORD
~1654 - 1726
Wheelwright of Beeby, Leicestershire
Elizabeth BROWNSWORD
~1699 - 1760
of Syston, Leicestershire
 
William MUSSEN
~1576 - ~1651
Husbandman of Beeby, Leicestershire
Robert MUSSON
bap.1625 - ~1675
of Beeby, Leicestershire
 
Joan GODDARD
~1581 - bur.1670
of Beeby, Leicestershire
Dorothy MUSSON
~1654 - ~1729
of Beeby, Leicestershire
 
Thomas WELDON
bap.1771 - 1807
Framework knitter of Syston, Leicestershire
 
Robert JOYCE
~1695 - bur.1743
of Woodhouse, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Elizabeth JOYCE
bap.1739 - bur.1823
of Woodhouse, Loughborough, Leicestershire
 
Elias SOARES
~1617 - ~1702
of Wymeswold, Leicestershire
Elias SOARES
bap.1658 - bur.1740
of Wymeswold, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth [SOARES]
~1617 - ~1667
Sarah SOARES
1704 - bur.1750
of Woodhouse, Loughborough, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth HAYN
~1666 - bur.1739
of Rearsby, Leicestershire
Hannah WELDON
1807 - 1883
Seamer of Syston, Leicestershire
 
James HASLEWOOD
~1668 - bur.1718
Woodsman of Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire
James HASLEWOOD
bap.1678 - bur.1742
Carpenter of Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire
 
Mary [HASLEWOOD]
~1666 - bur.1716
of Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire
James HASLEWOOD
bap.1715 - bur.1795
Carpenter of Asfordby, Leicestershire
 
William SKILLINGTON
~1643 - bur.1725
Yeoman farmer of Thrussington, Leicestershire
Mary SKILLINGTON
~1680 - ~1755
of Asfordby, Leicestershire
 
Isabell WHITBY
~1643 - ~1718
of Ratcliffe On The Wreake, Leicestershire
Thomas HASLEWOOD
bap.1738 - ~1800
Carpenter of Asfordby, Leicestershire
 
Thomas HILL
~1674 - bur.1724
Fellmonger of Grimston, Leicestershire
Mary HILL
bap.1713 - bur.1795
of Asfordby, Leicestershire
 
Rachael [HILL]
~1693 - bur.1731
of Asfordby, Leicestershire
Rebecca 'Rachel' HASLEWOOD
bap.1774 - 1837
of Rotherby, Leicestershire
 
William UNDERWOOD
~1692 - 1742
of Asfordby, Leicestershire
William UNDERWOOD
bap.1694 - bur.1755
of Asfordby, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth [UNDERWOOD]
~1695 - bur.1745
of Asfordby, Leicestershire
Elizabeth UNDERWOOD
bap.1736 - bur.1780
of Rotherby, Leicestershire
 
Thomas WHEELWRIGHT
~1656 - bur.1738
Gardener of Rotherby, Leicestershire
Mary WHEELWRIGHT
bap.1693 - bur.1774
of Rotherby, Leicestershire
 
John COMPTON
~1566 - bur.1624
Miller of Garthorpe, Leicestershire
Eustace COMPTON
bap.1619 - bur.1711
Miller of Garthorpe, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth STEVENS
~1569 - bur.1655
of Garthorpe, Leicestershire
Mudwin COMPTON
bap.1651 - 1729
of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth [COMPTON]
~1605 - bur.1655
of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Esther Elizabeth 'Lizzie' GARNER
1871 - 1911
Monthly nurse of Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
Thomas STANTON BAILEY
~1783 - 1839
Grazier of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Joseph BAILEY
1809 - 1852
Dairy Man of Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
William GREWCOCK
~1664 - bur.1712
Butcher of Ashby Magna, Leicestershire
John GREWCOCK
1685 - bur.1729
of Ashby Magna, Leicestershire
 
Alice [GREWCOCK]
~1657 - bur.1702
of Peatling Parva, Leicestershire
William GREWCOCK
1708 - bur.1770
of Stoney Stanton, Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
Thomas WOOD
bap.1645 - bur.1722
of Stoney Stanton, Hinckley, Leicestershire
Elizabeth WOOD
bap.1680 - bur.1732
of Stoney Stanton, Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
Cicely [WOOD]
~1662 - bur.1712
of Stoney Stanton, Hinckley, Leicestershire
David GREWCOCK
bap.1741 - bur.1806
Butcher of Barwell, Leicestershire
 
Unknown [GREWCOCK]
~1708 - ~1758
Elizabeth GREWCOCK
1782 - 1846
of Barwell, Leicestershire
 
John WALKER
~1685 - ~1735
Godfrey WALKER
bap.1726 - ~1788
of Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth [WALKER]
~1685 - ~1735
Mary WALKER
bap.1750 - bur.1820
of Barwell, Leicestershire
 
Thomas WALKER
~1691 - ~1769
Weaver of Stapleton, Leicestershire
Elizabeth WALKER
bap.1728 - bur.1756
of Barwell, Leicestershire
 
Unknown VEASY
~1560 - ~1610
Thomas VEASY
~1609 - bur.1693
Husbandman of Burbage, Leicestershire
 
Levi VEASY
bap.1650 - bur.1688
of Burbage, Leicestershire
 
Margaret [BALESONE]
~1618 - bur.1680
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Elizabeth VEASY
bap.1686 - bur.1751
of Burbage, Leicestershire
 
Elizabeth GARRETT
~1649 - ~1724
Esther BAILEY
1843 - 1882
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
William BATES
~1668 - bur.1718
of Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Job BATES
bap.1680 - bur.1728
of Kenilworth, Warwickshire
 
Mary [BATES]
~1677 - bur.1727
of Kenilworth, Warwickshire
William BATES
bap.1706 - bur.1769
of Kenilworth, Warwickshire
 
Jane WHITMORE
~1671 - ~1746
of Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Daniel BATES
bap.1733 - bur.1807
of Kenilworth, Warwickshire
 
Thomas ARLEIDGE
~1604 - bur.1654
of Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Jacob ARLEIDGE
bap.1640 - bur.1728
of Kenilworth, Warwickshire
 
Susanna [ARLEIDGE]
~1640 - bur.1690
of Kenilworth, Warwickshire
George ARLEIDGE
bap.1664 - 1709
of Kenilworth, Warwickshire
 
George FREEMAN
~1608 - 1658
of Birdingbury, Rugby, Warwickshire
Prudence FREEMAN
bap.1641 - bur.1724
of Coventry, Warwickshire
 
Mary [FREEMAN]
~1600 - ~1650
Elizabeth ARLEIDGE
bap.1702 - bur.1739
of Kenilworth, Warwickshire
 
Unknown KEEN
~1628 - ~1678
Mary KEEN
~1669 - 1727
of Kenilworth, Warwickshire
 
Joseph BATES
bap.1767 - 1836
Labourer of Allesley, Coventry, Warwickshire
 
Richard ELLIOT
~1700 - bur.1755
Labourer of Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
Sarah ELLIOT
1735 - bur.1772
of Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
 
Mary CLEVER
~1703 - bur.1772
of Stivichall, Coventry, Warwickshire
Esther BATES
bap.1802 - 1861
of Berkswell, Warwickshire
 
ARNOLD
~1686 - ~1736
Thomas ARNOLD
~1727 - bur.1803
of Nether Whitacre, Warwickshire
 
Mary ARNOLD
bap.1766 - 1813
of Berkswell, Warwickshire
 
Thomas MILLS
~1590 - bur.1643
of Budbrooke, Warwick, Warwickshire
Anthony MILLS
bap.1624 - ~1674
of Budbrooke, Warwick, Warwickshire
 
William BLICKE
~1467 - ~1517
Henrie BLICKE
~1512 - ~1562
 
Isabel [BLICKE]
~1492 - 1542
of Budbrooke, Warwick, Warwickshire
William BLICKE
bap.1564 - ~1632
of Budbrooke, Warwick, Warwickshire
 
Eline [BLICKE]
~1523 - ~1573
Christian BLICKE
bap.1600 - bur.1652
of Warwick, Warwickshire
 
Job MILLS
bap.1655 - bur.1726
Wheelwright of Warwick, Warwickshire
 
Anthony MILLS
bap.1692 - 1776
Wheelwright of Berkswell, Warwickshire
 
Elizabeth [MILLS]
~1668 - bur.1727
of Berkswell, Warwickshire
Mary MILLS
bap.1736 - bur.1797
of Berkswell, Warwickshire
 
Alice [MILLS]
~1701 - ~1801
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William John 'Laddie' WEAVER
1904 - 2000
Building Contractor of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Ena Flora EDWARDS (1908 - 1983)
 
A Private Individual
  m. Beryl Stuart FIDLER (1936 - 2007)
 
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A Private Individual
  m. Daniel Thomas BAYLIE (1989 - ?)
 
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Narrative and Notes

Laddie was born on 26th July 1904 at the family home at No. 18, The Strand, Bromsgrove. On one side of the house was The Nags Head public house, and on the other side was a fish and chip shop next to the Old Lodging House. Behind these properties were cottages which were converted into workshops and offices for the growing building company.

His mother, Lizzie, died of consumption shortly after the birth of his brother1.

Later the family moved to 'Ambleside', which was situated at the bottom of Stourbridge Road. Next to 'Ambleside', the family business had another builders yard. By walking through this yard, which happened to be next to the builders yard of Giles, the family could cut through a path by Kings newsagent and across The Strand to their other premises.

Laddie and Ralph went to the school in Stourbridge Road opposite 'Ambleside', and their father married Lily Pickering at All Saints, Bromsgrove on 4th August 1913. Lily died on 29th January 1931, but her nephew Robert (Bob Pickering) continued to live and work in Bromsgrove. Bob and his wife eventually shared the same nursing home as Laddie when they were all in their ninety's.

Laddie's best friend when he was young was Kenneth Shakespeare (Shakes), and when in the late 1920's Shakes emigrated to Canada, Laddie would have liked to go to Canada also, as his ambition at the time, was to build bridges. Unfortunately, at the time, the family building business was in trouble, and so on leaving school in 1921 he stayed to help his father. In 1931 Laddie took over from his father as chairman and managing director, and turned the business into a limited company, William Weaver Limited. Later, when asked about the secret of the success of the firm he replied, "hard work, efficiency and application to duty".

He was a lover of motorcycling and in 1924 won the Madresfield speed trials. He played for and captained the Bromsgrove Rugby Club 1st XV.

Laddie met Ena Flora EDWARDS at the Red Lion at Astwood Bank, probably in 1928, since the first photograph that Ena gave Laddie is inscribed "Love Ena - 1928". They were married in 1933, and bought a semi-detached house, 'Pensarn' in Rigby Lane, Bromsgrove, where their three sons were born. The youngest was born just weeks before the outbreak of the Second World War, and shortly after the family moved to 'The Homestead', School Lane, Lickey End, Bromsgrove, a delightful home with deeds dating back to 1600; and this house was probably responsible for many of the future family homes being half-timbered.

He was appointed to the jury of the Court Leet in 1937 and was marshal of the Court for 20 years.

During WWII he was appointed area leader of the Works and Buildings Emergency Organisation of the Ministry of Works in Civil Defence Region No. 9 which included Redditch and surrounding districts. He was also made a Special Constable. He served in various employers' associations, and hospital management, employment and education committees.

In a newspaper article of 1975: "Mr Weaver is a surprising and remarkable man in many respects. Surprising that beneath his quiet, unassuming manner, here was a man who excelled in sports, found time to play a leading part in many organisations and bodies and created records in the process. And remarkable in that he had the business acumen and resilience to steer the firm through the depression years in the 1930's."

His wife, Ena, died in 1983. For many years he continued to live at their home on Worcester Road, visiting his sons and their families in and around Bromsgrove.

Laddie died in January 2000 having lived to see the beginning of the Millennium. He was buried at All Saints Church, Bromsgrove.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
26 Jul 1904
0
Birth 
 

William Weaver Limited

 
23
18 The Strand, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
2 Apr 1911
6
Census 
4
Ambleside, Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
15 Sep 1911
7
"Ambleside", Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
19 Jun 1921
16
Census 
8
Ambleside, Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
frm 1931 to 1975
27
Occupation: Building Contractor 
9
William Weaver Ltd, Weaver Plc, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
15 Apr 1933
28
Residence 
10
Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
15 Apr 1933
28
Marriage to wife Ena Flora EDWARDS 
1112
St Lawrence, Evesham, Worcestershire
11 Oct 1933
29
Marriage of brother Ralph Willoughby WEAVER and Maisie 'Bunty' BAILEY 
13
All Saints, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
frm 1939 to 1945
35
Occupation: Special Constable 
14
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
1946
42
Occupation: Bailiff of the Bromsgrove Court Leet 
15
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
25 Aug 1960
56
Death of father William Edward WEAVER 
1617
15 School Lane, Licky Hill, Bromsgrove, , Worcestershire, England
13 Jul 1983
78
Death of wife Ena Flora EDWARDS 
1819
208 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
c. Jun 1987
82
Death of brother Ralph Willoughby WEAVER 
20
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
11 Jan 2000
95
Death 
21
The Hall Nursing Home, 100 Station Road, Bromsgrove, , Worcestershire, England
25 Jan 2000
95
Burial 
22
Plot I413, All Saints Church, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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Certified Copy of an Entry of Death

1911 Death in the Sub-District of Bromsgrove in the County of Worcester

No - When and where died - Sex - Age - Occupation - Cause of death - Signature, description and residence of informant - When registered - Signature of registrar

63 - Fifteenth September 1911, Ambleside, Stourbridge Road, nromsgrove U.D. - Esther Elizabeth Weaver - Female - 40 years - Wife of William Edward Weaver Builder and Contractor - Asthma Dropsy Cardiac failure Certified by WA Rowlands MRCS - William Edward Weaver Widower of the deceased present at the death, Ambleside Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove - Nineteenth September 1911 - Edward Turner, Registrar

2 - UK General Registry Office Birth Certificate
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1904 Birth in the Sub-District of Bromsgrove in the County of Worcester

When and Where Born: Twenty sixth July 1904, No 18 The Strand, Bromsgrove U.D.

Name: William John

Sex: Boy

Father: William Edward Weaver

Mother: Esther Elizabeth Weaver formerly Garner

Rank or Profession of Father: Builder & Contractor

Informant: W.E.Weaver, No 18 The Strand, Bromsgrove

Registered: Twenty Ninth August 1904

3 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

William John Weaver Born July 26th 1904

4 - UK 1911 Census - 2 April 1911
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William Edward Weaver - Head - 42 - Married - - - - Builder - - Employer - Worcestershire Bromsgrove - -

Esther Weaver - Wife - 39 - Married - 8 [years marriage] - 1 [child born alive] - 1 [child living] - - - - - - Leicestershire Hinckley - -

William John Weaver - Son - 6 - Single - - - - - Worcestershire Bromsgrove

Bailey Garner - Nephew - 20 - Single - - - - - Worker - Builder - Worker - - Leicestershire Hinckley - -

Minne Byng - Servant - 17 - Single - - - - - Dom[estic] servant - - Worcestershire Bromsgrove - -

Postal Address: Ambleside Bromsgrove

5 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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Certified Copy of an Entry of Death

1911 Death in the Sub-District of Bromsgrove in the County of Worcester

No - When and where died - Sex - Age - Occupation - Cause of death - Signature, description and residence of informant - When registered - Signature of registrar

63 - Fifteenth September 1911, Ambleside, Stourbridge Road, nromsgrove U.D. - Esther Elizabeth Weaver - Female - 40 years - Wife of William Edward Weaver Builder and Contractor - Asthma Dropsy Cardiac failure Certified by WA Rowlands MRCS - William Edward Weaver Widower of the deceased present at the death, Ambleside Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove - Nineteenth September 1911 - Edward Turner, Registrar

6 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

Esther Elizabeth Weaver Died Sept 15th 1911

7 - Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Weekly Messenger

Saturday, 22nd September 1911

DEATH OF MRS WILLIAM WEAVER

After a long illness the death has occurred at 'Ambleside', Bromsgrove, on Saturday morning, of Mrs. Esther Elizabeth Weaver, wife of Mr. William Weaver, builder of Bromsgrove. The deceased had been ill since the birth of her baby boy on July 18th, since when but little hope were entertained of her recovery. Although a resident in the town for but eight years, Mrs. Weaver had won the esteem of all whom she had met and as an earnest worker in the affairs of the Church of All Saints', where her husband is Vicar's Warden, she achieved a very wide measure of respect. She also interested hereself in other purposeful work such as the Bromsgrove Nursing Association and the British Womens Temperance Association, and in all she undertook thoroughness and sympathetic nature won for her a well deserved popularity. The funeral of the deceased took place on Wednesday afternoon at Bromsgrove Cemetery. The burial service aws conducted at All Saints' Church, by the Rev. F.L. Milward (Vicar) and the Rev. H. J. Woodman (Curate). There was a large congregation. As the procession entered the church, the organist played "O Rest in the Lord". The choir sang the hymns "Jerusalem, my happy home" and "Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear", and also rendered the anthem "Lie still, beloved, lie still" (Dr C.H.Lloyd). At the conclusion the Mr. Saywell played "I waited for the Lord". The mourners were Mr. W. Weaver, Master W. Weaver (W..J.W. - Laddie), Mr.Thomas Garner (brother) and Mrs. Garner, of Hinckley; Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby Garner, of London; Mr. Bailey Garner (nephew), of Bromsgrove; Mr. J. S. Weaver (brother-in-law) and Mrs.Weaver; Mr. J. Hughes Vanner (brother-in-law) and Mrs. Vanner, of Milford Haven; Mr. T. W. Guest (brother-in-law) and Mrs. Guest; Mr. W. Pickering (uncle), of Hinkley; Mr. A. Pickering (uncle), and Nurse Holt of Birmingham. Messrs. J.B. Wilson, W.Hedges, J.A.Smith, Albert Brazier, E Turner, H D Holloway, and H Hinklin officiated as pallbearers, and the bearers were employees of Mr. Weaver. The commital service at the cemetery was read by Rev F.L. Milward and the choir sang "Thy will be done" at the graveside. The floral tributes included the following:- "From her ever-loving Husband Will, and Boys, "God touched her and she sleeps"; "Ada and Willoughby Garner with love and sympathy"; "Barbara and Tom Garner in loving remembrance"; "Fanny and Jack, with heartfelt sympathy - Life is but a fading dawn"; "Greville, Marjorie and Gwen Vanner, in loving memory"; "Jennie, Jack, Pollie and Tom, in loving remembrance of dear Lizzie"; "Boydie, Roy and Ronald, to dear Auntie"; "Elsie and Bailey in loving remembrance"; "Aunt Sue, Aunt Clara and Uncle William, with deepest sympathy"; "Dr & Mrs Rowlands, with most sincere sympathy"; "Mrs Scales and the Misses Gwinnett, with deepest sympathy"; "Mr J.A. and Miss Mabel Smith, with heartfelt sympathy"; Mr and Mrs H D Holloway, with deepest sympathy"; "Rev. F L Milward, with deepest sympathy"; "MR and Mrs WJ Green"; "Mr and Mrs J Brazier and family"; With Mr & Mrs A Braziers sympathy"; "Miss N Gardener"; "Nurse Holt"; "The Employees"; "Hundred House Permanent Money Society"; "Mr and Mrs E Turner"; "Mr and Mrs FW Harvey"; "Mr and Mrs H A Hallett"; "Mr and Mrs Albert Roper"; "Mr and Mrs GH Gadd", "Mrs Stiles and family"; "Miss Steedman, Tuffley"

8 - UK 1921 Census - 19 Jun 1921
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1921 Census

Address: Ambleside, Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove

William Weaver

Head

52

5

M

Married

Bromgrove, Worcestershire

Builder

Employer

Bromsgrove

1

X

Lily Weaver

Wife

48

11

F

Married

Hinckley, Leicestershire

Home duties

William Weaver

Sib

16

11

M

Single

Bromgrove, Worcestershire

[Education] WHole time

Ralph Weaver

Son

9

11

M

Both alive

Bromgrove, Worcestershire

[Education] WHole time

9 - Weaver - Edwards 1933

1933 Marriage Solemnized at the parish church in the parish of St Lawrence, Evesham in the County of Worcester

When married: April 15th 1933

Name, Age, Condition, Rank or Profession, Residence, Father name and profession:

William John Weaver, 29 Bachelor, Builder, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, William Edward Weaver, Builder

Ena Flora Edwards, 24 Spinster, Home Duties, 10 ?Parias? Close, Evesham, Albert Parker Edwards (deceased), Licensed Victualler

10 - Weaver - Edwards 1933

1933 Marriage Solemnized at the parish church in the parish of St Lawrence, Evesham in the County of Worcester

When married: April 15th 1933

Name, Age, Condition, Rank or Profession, Residence, Father name and profession:

William John Weaver, 29 Bachelor, Builder, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, William Edward Weaver, Builder

Ena Flora Edwards, 24 Spinster, Home Duties, 10 ?Parias? Close, Evesham, Albert Parker Edwards (deceased), Licensed Victualler

11 - UK General Registry Office Marriage Certificate
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1933 Marriage Solemnized at the parish church in the parish of St Lawrence, Evesham in the County of Worcester

When married: April 15th 1933

Name, Age, Condition, Rank or Profession, Residence, Father name and profession:

William John Weaver, 29 Bachelor, Builder, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, William Edward Weaver, Builder

Ena Flora Edwards, 24 Spinster, Home Duties, 10 ?Parias? Close, Evesham, Albert Parker Edwards (deceased), Licensed Victualler

12 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

William John Weaver married at St Lawrences Church to Ena Flora Edwards April 15th 1933

13 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

Name:

Ralph W Weaver

Date of Registration:

1933Oct-Nov-Dec

Registration district:

Bromsgrove

Inferred County:

Worcestershire

Spouse:

Maisie Bailey

Volume Number:

6c

Page number:

571

14 - Special Constabulary Warrant Card
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15 - Bailiffs of Bromsgrove Worcestershire

Published 1986

1946 WEAVER, William John

Builder, Managing Director of William Weaver Limited until retirement in 1969. Marshall to the Court for many years. Grandson of Bailiff 1884, son of Bailiff 1936, nephew of Bailiff 1921 and father of Bailiff 1973. Principal residence The Homestead, Lickey End, but on retirement moved to a bungalow on the Worcester Road opposite Stoke Turn. Great player in his day, and keen supporter even since, of the Town Rugby Club. Universally known as Laddie. Born 1904.

16 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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CERTIFIED COPY OF AN ENTRY OF DEATH

REGISTRATION DISTRICT Bromsgrove

1960 DEATH in the Sub-district of Bromsgrove in the County of Worcester

No

When and where died

Name and surname

Sex

Age

Occupation

Cause of death

Signature, description and residence of informant

When registered

414

Twenty fifth August 1960

General Hosptial

Bromsgrove

William Edward WEAVER

Male

91

years

15 School Lane, Lickey End

Master Builder (retired)

1(a) Cerebral Thrombosis

(b) Cerebral atheroma

W.J.Weaver

Son

15 School Lane

Lickey End

Bromsgrove

Twenty sixth August 1960

17 - Obituary for William Edward Weaver

THE LATE MR. W. E. WEAVER

SENIOR COURT LEET JUROR

A well-known Bromsgrove personality, and a member of one of the oldest families in the town, Mr William Edward Weaver, died in the General Hospital, Bromsgrove, on Firday, at the age of 91. Mr Weaver was the senior member of the Bromsgrove Court Leet, having been a juror for 57 years, and he had outlived almost all fellow tradesmen in the town amongst whom he had moved when a builder in business in Birmingham Road.

Mr Weaver was a son of Mr William Weaver, who founded the business that is now carried on from the premises between the Strand and the Alcester Road. The original builders' yard was in the Stourbridge Road, opposite what is now Parkside School, but this site was sold to the Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire Power Company to accommodate their showroom and depot more than 20 years ago. Mr William Weaver carried on business in various partnerships before he set up his own. He was associated successively with Mr Jonathon Brazier and Mr Joseph Tilt, and he a part in the erection of several of the principal buildings of the town including the Secondary School, the Library and Stourbridge Road Schools. He was later joined by his son, Mr William E Weaver, and the latter succeeded him, eventually handing over control to his elder son, Mr W.J. Weaver.

The late Mr Weaver will be best remembered because of a long family association with the Court Leet. His father was Bailiff in 1884, he held the principal office in 1936 and Mr W.J. Weaver, now the Marshal, was Bailiff ten years ago. A brother, Mr J.S.Weaver, was Bailiff in 1921-22, and a brother in law Mr T.W. Guest in 1922-23. Mr Weaver also had a long association with All Saints' Church and served for two periods separated by more than a quarter of a century, as church warden. He was first warden to the Rev F.L.Milward, 1905-13 and later to the Rev E Lumley 1939-46. For a period he was a member of the council of the Midland Federation of Building Trade Employers. Mr Weaver took a keen interest in all local affairs and particularly sport for both his sons played for the Town Rugby Football Club and he was keen on the game of bowls.

He was twice married, the first time in 1903 to Miss Esther Elizabeth Garner, of Hinckley. She died in 1911 and two years later he married Miss Lily Pickering. She died in January 1931, and subsequently Mr Weaver gave up his residence at Ambleside, Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, which had been his home for almost 30 years.

Latterly he had been a petient at the General Hospital, and until two years ago he made an annual appearance on Midsummer Day to greet his fellow members of the Court Leet as they marched in procession up the Birmingham Road to open the Horse Fair at Burcot Lane.

There survive two sons, Mr W.J Weaver of Lickey End and R.W.Weaver, of Old Birmingham Road, Marlbrook and five grandchildren.

The funeral took place at All Saints' Church on Monday.

18 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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Certified Copy of an Entry

DEATH Entry No. 243

Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove and Redditch Hereford and Worcester

Date and Place of Death: Thirteenth July 1983, 208 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove

Name and surname: Ena Flora Weaver

Sex: Female

Maiden Surname of woman who has married: EDWARDS

Date and Place of birth: 6th August 1908, Redditch Worcestershire

Occupation and usual address: Wife of William John WEAVER, Building Business Consultant (retired), 208 Worcester Road Bromsgrove

Name and surname of informant: Roger Bailey WEAVER

Qualification: Son

Usual address: Pumphouse Farm Hanbury Droitwich

Cause of death: Ia) Carcinoma of Head of Pancreas, Certified by HM White MB

Signature: [RBWEAVER signature]

Date of registration: Fourteenth July 1983

19 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

Ena Flora Edwards Died 18th July 1983

20 - Ancestry.com: England and Wales Civil Registration Death Index

Name: RALPH WILLOUGHBY WEAVER

Death Registration Month/Year: 6/87

Age: 75

Birth Date: 18 JUL 1911

District: Bromsgrove

Inferred County: Hereford and Worcester

Volume: 87

Page: 29

21 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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Name: WILLIAM JOHN WEAVER

Death Year: 2000

Death Registration Month/Year: 01/00

Birth Date: 26 Jul 1904

Registration District: Bromsgrove

Inferred County: Hereford and Worcester

Register Number: 13

Entry number: 147

22 - Burial Register of Bromsgrove Cemetery

William Weaver ashes 25/1/2000 aged 95 in Plot I413