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William Edward WEAVER
Builder and 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 NOKES
1676 - ~1724
Yeoman of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Moses NOKES
1723 - bur.1810
Carrier of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
 
Elizabeth [NOKES]
1675 - ~1704
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 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
bap.1785 - 1857
Farmer 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
bap.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
~1632 - ~1716
of Longdon, Worcestershire
John BROOKS
bap.1674 - ~1736
of Longdon, Worcestershire
 
Sarah [BROOKS]
~1632 - ~1682
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
Spouses and Descendants
Generations
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William Edward WEAVER
1869 - 1960
Builder and contractor of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Esther Elizabeth 'Lizzie' GARNER (1871 - 1911)
  m. Lily PICKERING (1873 - 1931)
 
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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Ralph Willoughby WEAVER
1911 - 1987
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Maisie 'Bunty' BAILEY (1910 - 1993)
 
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Catherine Elizabeth WEAVER
1951 - 2007
 
A Private Individual
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Narrative and Notes

William Edward WEAVER was born on 20th January 1869, and by all accounts it would seem that he was a bit of a lad. He appears to have loved machines, whether motorbikes or the machines run by the town gas engine, which he installed in the joinery workshop.

He met Esther Elizabeth GARNER (Lizzie) whilst she was a midwife for Mrs Hodgets at Stoke Court, Bromsgrove. Lizzie was a trained nurse and a qualified midwife, and she worked for a time at Queen Charlotte's Hospital in London. Before she was married, she took many cases staying with various families during the wives confinement. William Edward married Lizzie at Hinckley in 1903, and they had two boys, William John and Ralph Willoughby.

In January 1906 William met with an accident driving to Bradley Green to fetch some of his men to vote in the East Worcestershire election. When descending a hill near Sugar Brook his horse fell and he was thrown out and suffered concussion. The next day he had reportedly regained conciousness and was progressing well. In any event his man, the Liberal Unionist Austen Chamberlain won a resounding victory.

Lizzie nicknamed William John, 'Laddie', when he was very young, and for the rest of his life he was always known to everyone as Laddie. Sadly, Lizzie became ill just before Ralph was born in July 1911, and she died of consumption only two months later. Laddie was only aged 7 at the time, but he can remember being taken to kiss his mother just after she had died. The photograph taken just before she died shows her wearing a coral brooch which Marjorie WEAVER now has.

William Edward was married again on the 4th August 1913 at Bromsgrove All Saints to Lily PICKERING but they had no children. The family business had a difficult time during and after the First World War and had all but failed by 1930. In 1936 he was Bailiff of the Bromsgrove Court Leet, and served for two periods as church warden of All Saints Church.

In 1939 he was lodging at 51 Victoria Road, Bromsgrove, with the HUSKINS family - Leslie, Gladys and son George - and three others including a 22 year old drapery salesman.

William Edward lived until he was 91, and during his last year or two he would sometimes 'escape' from the geriatric ward at the Bromsgrove General Hospital. Two or three times, after walking half a mile, he turned up at the yard in The Strand, and on one occasion he was found on a bus heading for Birmingham.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
Q1 1865
-4
Death of half brother Thomas SIVELL 
Pendock, Worcestershire
20 Jan 1869
0
Birth 
The Strand, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
21 Jul 1869
0
Death of sister Ann Ophelia WEAVER 
 
17 Sep 1869
0
Baptism 
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
2 Apr 1871
2
Census 
The Strand, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
5 Aug 1876
7
Death of sister Ellen WEAVER 
 
8 May 1877
8
Death of mother Sarah Ann SIVELL 
The Strand, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
3 Apr 1881
12
Census 
10 
The Strand, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Mar 1886
17
Death of brother Joseph Furborough WEAVER 
11 
 
5 Apr 1891
22
Census 
12 
18 Strand, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
frm 1897 to 1931
28
Occupation: Managing Director 
William Weaver Ltd, Weaver Plc, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
9 Dec 1897
28
Witness at the  of William WEAVER 
13 14 15 16 17 
The Strand, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Q1 1899
30
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
31 Mar 1901
30
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (32).
Census 
19 
18 Strand, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
5 Sep 1901
32
All Saints, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
Q3 1902
33
Marriage of sister Mary Ann 'Pollie' WEAVER and Thomas William GUEST 
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
13 Apr 1903
34
Residence 
21 
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
1903
34
Occupation: Contractor 
22 
 
13 Apr 1903
34
Holy Trinity, Hinckley, Leicestershire
1904
35
Residence 
26 
18 The Strand, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
1904
35
Occupation: Builder and contractor 
27 
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
26 Jul 1904
35
 

William Weaver Limited

 
28 29 
18 The Strand, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
23 Jan 1906
37
Newspaper mention 
30 
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
1911
42
Occupation: Builder and contractor 
31 
 
2 Apr 1911
42
Census 
32 
Ambleside, Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
18 Jul 1911
42
Birth of son Ralph Willoughby WEAVER 
33 
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
15 Sep 1911
42
"Ambleside", Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
28 Feb 1913
44
Newspaper mention 
37 
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
5 Aug 1913
44
Marriage to wife Lily PICKERING 
38 
All Saints, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
19 Jun 1921
52
Census 
39 
Ambleside, Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
3 Feb 1929
60
Death of sister Mary Ann 'Pollie' WEAVER 
40 
 
8 Jan 1931
61
Death of wife Lily PICKERING 
41 42 
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
1933
64
Occupation: Builder 
43 
 
15 Apr 1933
64
Witness to the  between sonWilliam John 'Laddie' WEAVER and Ena Flora EDWARDS 
44 45 
St Lawrence, Evesham, Worcestershire
11 Oct 1933
64
All Saints, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
1936
67
Occupation: Bailiff of the Bromsgrove Court Leet 
47 
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
29 Sep 1939
70
Census 
48 
51 Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
29 Sep 1939
70
Occupation: Builder (master) 
49 
 
5 Apr 1948
79
Death of brother John Sivell 'Jackie' WEAVER 
50 
The Lawns, New Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
14 May 1949
80
St James Nursing Home, Walter Road, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
25 Aug 1960
91
Death 
53 54 
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
29 Aug 1960
91
Burial 
55 
Plot I413, Bromsgrove Cemetery, Worcestershire
c. Jun 1987
118
Death of son Ralph Willoughby WEAVER 
56 
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
11 Jan 2000
130
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - England & Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007 and United Kingdom Deaths 2007-2017

First name(s) Thomas

Last name Sivell

Gender Male

Birth day -

Birth month -

Birth year -

Age -

Death quarter 1

Death year 1865

District Tewkesbury

County Gloucestershire

Volume 6A

Page 328

Country England

Record set England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials

Collections from Great Britain, England

2 - Birth Certificate for William Edward Weaver 1869

1869 Birth in the Sub-District of Bromsgrove in the County of Worcester

When and Where Born: Twentieth January 1869, Strand, Bromsgrove

Name (if any): -

Sex: Boy

Name and Surname of Father: William Weaver

Name and Maiden Surname of Mother: Sarah Ann Weaver formerly Sivell

Rank of Profession of Father: Builder

Signatiure, Description and Residence of Informant: S. A. Sivell, Mother, Strand, Bromsgrove

When Registered: Fifteenth February 1869

3 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

William Edward Weaver Born January 20th 1869

4 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

Ann Ophelia Weaver Died July 21st 1869

5 - Bromsgrove, St John, Parish Registers

Certificate of Baptism

Baptism solemnized in the Parish of Bromsgrove in the County of Worcester in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and sixty nine

[When baptized] 1869 Sept 17 - William Edward - William & Sarah Ann - Weaver - [Abode] Strand - Builder - [?] Jones

6 - UK 1871 Census - 2nd April 1871
Citation image

William Weaver Jr, Head, M, 30, Builder Employer of 8 Men, Worcester, Bromsgrove

Sarah A Weaver, Wife, M, 30, Hereford, Ledbury

William Weaver, Son, 2, Worcs, Bromsgrove

John Weaver, Son, 4 days, Worcs, Bromsgrove

William Weaver Snr, Father, Wdr, 60, Cowkeeper, Worcs, Bromsgrove

Mary Ann Morris, Servant, M, 37, Nurse, Worcs, Bromsgrove

7 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

Ellen Weaver Died Aug 5th 1876

8 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

Sarah Ann Weaver Died May 8th 1877

9 - Sarah Weaver 1877

GRO Reference: Jun 1877 WEAVER Sarah 40 Bromsgrove 6c 232

Registration District Bromsgrove

1877 DEATH in the Sub-District of Bromsgrove in the County of Worcester

No: 16

When/Where: Eighth May 1877 The Strand Bromsgrove

Name: Sarah Weaver

Sex: Female

Age: 40 years

Occupation: Wife of William Weaver, a Builder

Cause of death: Pneumonia Miscarriage Certified by R Prosser Surgeon Bromsgrove

Informant: + The mark of Sarah Morris Present at the Death, The Park, Bromsgrove

When registered: Eighth May 1877

E Coxell, Registrar

10 - UK 1881 Census - 3rd April 1881
Citation image

William WEAVER Head W Male 40 Bromsgrove, Worcester, England Builder

Mary Ann DALTON Boarder W Female 48 Droitwich, Worcester, England Housekeeper

William WEAVER Son Male 12 Bromsgrove, Worcester, England Scholar

John WEAVER Son Male 10 Bromsgrove, Worcester, England Scholar

Joseph WEAVER Son Male 8 Bromsgrove, Worcester, England Scholar

Fanny WEAVER Daur Female 7 Bromsgrove, Worcester, England Scholar

Mary A. WEAVER Daur Female 5 Bromsgrove, Worcester, England Scholar

11 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

Joseph Furborough Weaver Died March 1886

12 - UK 1891 Census - 5th April 1891
Citation image

William WEAVER, Head. M. 50, Builder & Contractor, Employer, Worcester Bromsgrove

Mary Ann WEAVER, Wife, M, 60, , , Worcester Droitwich

William Edward WEAVER, Son, S, 22, Carpenter, Employed, Worcester Bromsgrove

John Sivell WEAVER, Son, S, 20, Grocers assistant, Employed, Worcester Bromsgrove

Fanny Elizabeth WEAVER, Daur, S, 17, School teacher, Employed, Worcester Bromsgrove

Mary Ann WEAVER, Daur, S, 16, Dressmakers apprentice, Employed, Worcester Bromsgrove

Jane Lloyd, Serv, S, 16, General servant, , Worcester Bromsgrove

13 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

William Weaver Died Dec 9th 1897

14 - National Probate Calendar

WEAVER William of Bromsgrove Worcestershire builder died 9 December 1897 Probate Worcester 4 May to William Edward Weaver builder and John Sivell Weaver grocer's-assistant Effects £1305 3s 5d.

15 - Will of William Weaver 1897

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Weaver of Bromsgrove in the County of Worcester, Builder. I appoint my sons William Edward Weaver and John Sivell Weaver hereinafter called my trustees to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will. I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Walter William Weaver of Finstall near Bromsgrove the sum of Fifty Pounds free from legacy duty. I devise and bequeath unto my eldest son the said William Edward Weaver all that messuage and premises known as 18 The Strand Bromsgrove now in my own occupation together with the workshops stores yard land and Cottages (now converted into offices and stores) and which I purchased from the Metropolitan Bank, all of which are now in my own occupation also the messuage and premises known as 19 The Strand absolutely. I also give to my said son William Edward Weaver the goodwill of the business or businesses now carried on by me of a builder and carpenter and joiner together with all the stock in trade machinery horses carts and carriages and all the book and other debts owning to meat [sic] the time of my decease except any money due on any contract not fulfilled at the time of my decease also my household furniture plate glass linen china books fixtures and all other household effects and my wearing apparel and personal effects. And I direct that my said son William Edward Weaver shall carry out and complete all contracts in existence at the time of my decease and that the money arising therefrom shall be paid into and form part of my residuary estate he my said son being paid for all labour and materials expended in carrying out the same out of my residuary estate. I give and bequeath unto my son John Sivell all those my four messuages and premises called Albert Terrace and the two messuages and premises called South View and the piece of land adjoining South View on the North side absolutely. I give and devise unto my Daughter Fanny Elizabeth all those my three messuages and premises known as Holly Mount and the piece of land adjoining next to the Schools for her own sole and separate use and benefit absolutely. I give and devise unto my Daughter Mary Ann all those my four messuages and premises known as Park View and the pieve of land purchased by me from the Executors of William Stableford deceased in September One thousand eight hundred and ninety six situate in Stourbridge Street, Bromsgrove adjoining to premises belonging to Mt Bott for her own sole and separate use absolutely. As to all that my piece of land being Lot 20 of the Stourbridge Road Estate I give and devise so much thereof as is opposite to Albert Terrace and South View unto my son John Sivell absolutely and so much thereof as is opposite to Holly Mount and land adjoining the schools to my Daughter Fanny Elizabeth absolutely and in case of any dispute as to the division thereof I direct my trustees to make the apportionment and in case they cannot agree they may mutually agree on some one person to make the same whose decision shall be final. I give and bequeath all the residue of my property both real and personal including the piece of land on the Warwick Hall Estate, the three new messuages and premises and six cottages in The Strand opposite the house in my own occupation, the two cottages occupied by Rea and Davis in The Strand, the three allotments at Lowes Hall and the plot of land 48 New Town Estate the policy of Insurance on my life for Five hundred Pounds the shares of One hundred Pounds in Glover and Company the moneys to my credit at the Bank and all if any my estate and effects unto my trustees upon trust that my trustees shall sell call in and convert into money and shall with and out of the money produced by such sale calling in and conversion and with and out of my ready money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the legacies bequeathed by this my Will or any codicil thereto and shall stand possessed of the residuary trust moneys upon trust to pay and divide the same equally between and amongst my children the said William Edward, John Sivell, Fanny Elizabeth and Mary Ann equally share and share alike, And I declare that the devises hereinbefore contained of my real estate are subject to the mortgages existing thereon respectively and that the respective devises shall take the same subject to the same respective mortgages. In witness whereof, I have set my hand to this my Will the Twenty fourth day of September One thousand eight hundred and ninety seven.

Signed by the above named William Weaver as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses

William Weaver

Walter H Scott

Solicitor Bromsgrove

H Hicklin

Clerk to Mr Scott

16 - William Weaver 1897

Certified Copy of an Entry of Death

1897 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

34[3] - Ninth December 1897, The Strand, Bromsgrove U.D. - William Weaver - Male - 56 years - Builder - Pernicious Anaemia Exhaustion, Certified by C Kidd MD London - William Weaver, Son, In attendance, The Strand, Bromsgrove - Eleventh December 1897 - E [?] Registrar

17 - Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Weekly Messenger

DEATH OF MR WILLIAM WEAVER

We regret to have to record the death of Mr. William Weaver, builder and contractor, which occurred at his residence, The Strand, early on Thursday morning. Mr. Weaver had been seriously ill for a long time, suffering from a complication of complaints, but latterly he had seemed much better, and the end came somewhat suddenly. The deceased, who was a Bromsgrove man, was 56 years of age, and he was widely known and highly respected. He took an active part in public affairs for many years and was a member of the old Town Local Board and afterwards of the Urban District Council. He was a regular attendant at the meetings, and up to the time of his death was Chairman of the Lighting Committee of the Council. In the latter capacity he was engaged in the controversy which arose with regard to the lighting of the public lamps some two years ago, and he also assisted to bring about the lighting of Sidemoor. Mr. Weaver was one of the overseers of the poor, and he has also been bailiff of Bromsgrove. He was an old Volunteer, and it is interesting to recall that he was a student of the School of Art in its early days, and a successful prize-winner. In his business he was popular with his workmen, and in the course of a long career he took part in a number of important contracts, including Rainbow Hill church, Worcester; St. Godwald's Church, Finstall; Catshill and All Saints' Vicarages the Board Schools at Stourbridge Road, Catshill, Lickey End and Dodford; All Saints' Schoolroom; the Big School at Bromsgrove School; Bromsgrove Police Buildings, and the Institute. Mr. Weaver leaves four children, two sons and two daughters, all of whom are grown up.

18 - Weaver - Pickering reference

Marriages Mar 1899

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Nicklin Mary Bromsgrove 6c 453

Nokes Henry Bromsgrove 6c 453

Pickering Mary Jane Bromsgrove 6c 453

Weaver John Sivell Bromsgrove 6c 453

19 - UK 1901 Census - 31st March 1901
Citation image

William E Weaver - Head - S - 30 - Builder & Contractor - Working at Home - Worcs, Bromsgrove

Mary A Weaver - Sister - S - 23 - - Worcs, Bromsgrove

Annie Word(?) - Serv - 14 - General Servant Domestic - Worcs, Bromsgrove

20 - Marriage Announcement: Vanner - Weaver

John Hughes Vanner - Fanny E Weaver

Married Sep. 5th, 1901 All Saints Church, Bromsgrove

With Mr & Mrs Hughes Vanner's Kind Regards

Westwood, North Road, Milford Haven

At Home Oct 24th.

21 - 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

22 - 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

23 - Hinkley Wedding Saturday 25th April, 1903

Easter Monday in 1903 was on 13 April.

Hinkley

Saturday 25th April, 1903

WEDDING AT HOLY TRINITY PARISH CHURCH

On Easter Monday at Holy Trinity Church, Hinkley, Miss E. Garner, only daughter of the late Mr. John Garner, builder of Hinkley, was married to Mr. W. Weaver, builder and contractor of The Strand, Bromsgrove. The Rev C Davies officiated.

The bride wore a very pretty blue dress and carried a trailing bouquet of choice white flowers. Miss Ada Flavell and Miss Elsie Garner (niece), who acted as bridesmaids, also had very preety bouquets, and wore gold bracelets, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. T. Garner, and Mr. Weaver was attended by his brother, Mr. J. T. Weaver, as best man. A very pretty scene was witnessed after the bride and bridegroom left the vestry, when Master Boyd Weaver and Miss Gladys Garner, who were dressed in white, went in front of the newly-married couple and threw flowers in their path, while outside the Church they were received with showers of confetti.

The ceremony was witnessed by a great many friends, the Church being nearly full. Amongst those present were noticed Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby Garner and Miss Margery Garner, Mrs. T. Garner, Mrs J Weaver and Master Boyd Weaver (Bromsgrove), Mr. and Mrs. T. Guest (Droitwich), Mrs Boulton Brooks, Mrs Flavell, Mrs C Davies, Mrs R.E.Hill, Misses Pickering, etc., etc.

A reception was afterwards held by Mrs. J. Garner at Chessher Street, when the health of the bride and bridegroom was proposed by Mr. Willoughby Garner and responded to by Mr. W. Weaver. Shortly afterwards the bride and bridegroom left for London, where the honeymoon was to be spent.

Among the presents received were the following:

Bride to Bridegroom: Ebony brushes

Bridegroom to bride: Feather Boa

Mrs John Garner: Piano

Mr and Mrs T. Garner: Dinner service

Mr and Mrs W. Garner: Bond porcelain clock

Mr and Mrs B. Ridgway: Set of sterling silver forks

Mr and J.T.Weaver (Bromsgrove): Silver fruit stand

Mr and Mrs J. Vanner (Leeds): Drawing room chair

Mr & Mrs T. Guest (Droitwich): ditto

Mr Fred Grant (London): Silver butter dish

Mr and Mrs A. Pickering (Bromsgrove): Rug

Miss L. Pickering (Whaley Bridge): Silver butter dish

Mr and Mrs A.J.Pickering (Hinckley): Flower stand

Mrs and the Misses Flavell: Centre and mats

Miss W Chawner: Dress case

Mrs D Payne: Duchess cloth and bag

Miss Hewitt (Bedworth): D'Oyleys

Mrs Squire: Painted mat

Misses Pickering (Shilton): Two sideboard cloths

Mr , Mrs and Miss Ransley (London): Case of silver spoons

Miss M Fox: Pair silver salts

Mrs Hayes (Sheffield): Mat

Mrs Brosser: Cushion cover

Mrs Quinn (Leicester): Five o'clock tea cloth

Mr T. Bailey (Stratford-upon-Avon): Silver preserve jar

Mrs H Taylor: Vase and photo frame

Misses Abbotts: Brass salver

Mr and Mrs Broome (Leicester): Pair of vases and brush and crumb tray

Miss Stafford: Hand painted plaque

Mr and Mrs Wilkinson (Norfolk): Centre cloth etc.

Misses Wright: Cushion cover

Miss C Pickering: Brass photo frame

Mr and Mrs E Bedford: Sugar and cream stand

Nurse Pollitt (Blackpool): Silver flower vase

Mrs Craythorne: D'Oyleys

Mrs Lees: Flower vase

Mrs Calvert (South Shields): Silk antimaccassar

E. B. Cotton Esq. (Bromsgrove): Case of silver salts

Dr Rowland: Silver sugar basin

W. Burton Esq. (Birmingham): Brass pier glass

W. Dormer Esq. (Birmingham): Hand painted tea service

Mr and Mrs J Rose (Bromsgrove): Silver cruet

Mr. and Mrs. Clegg (Bromsgrove): Oak waiter

L Jones Esq. (Stetchford): Copper fire screen

Mr and Mrs E Turner (Bromsgrove): Brass paper rack

Rev and Mrs Tibbitts (Bromsgrove): Brass letter rack

Mr and Mrs Bower (Bromsgrove): Hand painted tea service

Mr. and Mrs. Scrivener (Bromsgrove): Pair of silver (ended) knife rests

Mr and Mrs Townsend (Bromsgrove): Engraving

24 - Weaver - Garner

Certificate of Marriage

Marriage solemnized at The Parish Church in the Parish of Holy Trinity, Hinckley in the County of Leicester

When married: 13 April

Name and Surname, Age, Condition, Rank or Profession, Residence at Time of Marriage, Father's Name and Surname, Rank or Profession of Father:

William Edward Weaver, 33, Bachelor, Contractor, Bromsgrove, William Weaver (Deceased), Contractor

Esther Elizabeth Garner, 31, Spinster, - , 1 Chessher Street, John Garner (Deceased), Builder

This marriage was solmnized between us, William Edward Weaver, Esther Elizabeth Garner

In the presence of us, Thomas Garner, Willoughby Garner, John Sivell Weaver.

25 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

William Edward Weaver married at Holy Trinity Church, Hinckley to Esther Elizabeth Garner

April 13th 1903

26 - William John Weaver 1904

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

27 - William John Weaver 1904

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

28 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

William John Weaver Born July 26th 1904

29 - William John Weaver 1904

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

30 - Birmingham Mail

ELECTION ITEMS

Last night Mr. William Weaver, a builder, of Bromsgrove, a prominent Unionist, met with a serious accident as he was driving to Bradley Green to fetch some of his men to vote in the East Worcestershire election. When descending a hill near Sugar Brook his horse fell, and he was thrown out and sustained concussion of the brain. He was taken home and this morning had recovered conciousness and was reported to be progressing well.

31 - Esther Elizabeth Weaver 1911

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

32 - 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

33 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

Ralph Willoughby Weaver Born July 18th 1911

34 - 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"

35 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

Esther Elizabeth Weaver Died Sept 15th 1911

36 - Esther Elizabeth Weaver 1911

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

37 - Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Weekly Messenger

LOCAL GOSSIP

A John Gilpin episode occurred at Bromsgrove a few days ago, but, as befits this go-a-head age, when a man must be up-to-date if he wishes to make an impression, the steed was a twentieth century motor cycle. A well known tradesman (William E. Weaver) mounted a friend's (John Taylor) machine with the intention of indulging in a short spin. The idea sounds, and no doubt seemed, attractive, but motors are fearful and wonderful things which make no allowance for the ignorance of the uninitiated, and all went well with our friend until he found that he was at the mercy of his steed, with no knowledge of the means by which he could check its mad career. He travelled up the town and disappeared from view. The owner went in chase, but at Lickey End he was met by the news that the runaway had passed at express rate in the direction of Birmingham. It seemed that if everything went well the rider would have to sit tight and let the machine run on the road to John O'Groats, until the supply of petrol gave out. But our adventurer did not mean to leave his native land, and he turned through Catshill and down the Stourbridge Road, intending to travel in a circle until the end came, either naturally or violently. Before the first lap was completed, however, the rider called top his aid two pedestrians, who forcibly stopped the machine and assisted him to dismount. He brought the machine back to Bromsgrove, and upon the return of the owner from his fruitless chase the latter was pleasantly surprised to find the rider and the machine each in one whole piece. Under certain circumstances comedy is infinitely preferable to tragedy.

38 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

William Edward Weaver married at All Saints Church Bromsgrove to Lily Pickering

Aug 5th 1913

39 - UK 1921 Census - 19 Jun 1921

1921 Census

Address: Ambleside, Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove

NAME and SURNAME

RELATION- SHIP to Head of Household

AGE Y

M

SEX

MARRIAGE or ORPHAN-HOOD

BIRTHPLACE

NATION-ALITY

Personal Occupation

Employment

Place of Work

Total number under 16 years of age

Under One

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

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

40 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

Mary Ann Weaver Died Feb 3rd 1929

41 - Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Weekly Messenger

SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS WILLIAM WEAVER

The death of Mrs Lily Weaver, wife of Mr. William Weaver, a well-known builder of Ambleside, Stourbridge Road, took place on Thursday evening very suddenly. Mrs. Weaver, who was 57 years of age had been poorly with a cold during the week, but had not laid up or consulted medical advice. She became worse on Thursday afternoon, however, and went to bed. She died shortly after six o'clock. Mrs Weaver was Mr. Weaver's second wife and was a daughter of the late Arthur Pickering for many years associated with the clothing trade of Bromsgrove, first as managing director of Messrs Harries Whitfield and Co., of Aston Fields, and later as head of the firm A. Pickering and Co., Bromsgrove.

42 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

Lily Weaver Died January 29th 1931

43 - 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

44 - 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

45 - Weaver Family Bible

Bible printed 26 January 1813

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

46 - 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

47 - Bailiffs of Bromsgrove Worcestershire

Published 1986

1936 WEAVER William Edward

Builder. Premises in the Strand. Site now part of the Barrett development. Son of Bailiff 1884, father of Bailiff 1946 and Grandfather of Bailiff 1973.

48 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
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49 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
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50 - England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019

WEAVER John Sivell of The Lawns New-road Bromsgrove Worcestershire

died 5 April 1948 Probate Birmingham 18 November

to William Arthur Boyd Weaver provision merchant and

Samuel Godfrey Foster solicitor. Effects £14040 19s

51 - Fanny Elizabeth Vanner 1959

VANNER Fanny Elizabeth of Greville House 18 Hamilton-terrace Milford Haven Pembrokeshire widow died 14 May 1949 at St James Nursing Home Walter-road Swansea Probate Carmarthen 18 August to Gwendoline Mary Paorter (wife of Cecil Hubert Porter) and Joan Sivell Fountain (wife of Alexander Frank Fountain). Effects £14810 19s.

52 - Wales Billion Graves Cemetery Index
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First name(s)

John Hughes

Last name

Vanner

Birth year

-

Death year

1946

City

Milford Haven

County

Pembrokeshire

Country

Wales

Cemetery

Milford Haven Cemetery

Death date

31 Jan 1946

53 - Burial Register of Bromsgrove Cemetery
54 - 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.

55 - Burial Register of Bromsgrove Cemetery

William Edward Weaver bur. 29/8/1960 aged 91 Plot I413

56 - 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

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

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

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