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William Shepherdson (b. May 22, 1840, d. April 22, 1891)William Shepherdson (son of William Shepherdson and Catherine Abbott) was born May 22, 1840 in Old Malton, Yorkshire, England, and died April 22, 1891 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England.He married (1) Mary Elizabeth Wilkinson on January 7, 1864 in Hull, Yorkshire, England, daughter of George Clark Wilkinson and Hannah Frank Appleyard.He married (2) Margaret Ann Lovegrove on February 19, 1887 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, daughter of George Eliott Lovegrove and Ann Nightingale.
Notes for William Shepherdson:
The following notice appears in The Scarborough Post for Thursday, April 23, 1891:
DEATH OF MR. W. SHEPHERDSON, OF SCARBOROUGH
We regret to have to announce the somewhat sudden and unexpected decease of Mr. William Shepherdson, of this town, which took place at his residence, 6, West Park-terrace, yesterday morning. Although Mr. Shepherdson has been unwell for some time past he was not considered to be dangerously ill until very recently, in fact he only returned home on Friday last. The deceased gentleman was born in Old Malton on May 22nd, 1840, and is thus only in his fifty-second year. He first commenced business in Scarborough about 1864, but shortly afterwards, in 1865, removed to Hull to the Leicester Stores, where he remained for ten years. Mr. Shepherdson then undertook the management of the George Hotel in the same town, which he carried on in a most able manner until the year 1882, when he joined Mr. Rose, of Malton, as partner, their business premises being situated at 11, Newborough-street, Scarborough. In 1886, Mr. Shepherdson bought these premises on his own account, and since that time has carried on the business, as a wine and spirit merchant. The deceased gentleman's high business ability was universally recognised, and his loss will be felt by many influential persons in the borough. He leaves a widow, one son, and three daughters, to mourn his loss. The cause of death was bronchial catarrh, somewhat accelerated by the weak action of the heart. The funeral will take place at the Scarborough Cemetary, on Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
In the same paper, in the Classified section, under DEATHS, there appears:
SHEPHERDSON - On the 22nd. inst., after a short illness, Mr. William Shepherdson, wine and spirit merchant, of 11, Newborough-street, and 6, West Park-terrace, Scarborough, aged 50 years. Will be interred at Scarborough Cemetery on Saturday, at 3 o'clock. Friends please accept this, the only intimation.
The above information obtained by a visit in September 1997 to the British Library Newspaper Library, Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5HE. This is directly opposite the Colindale Undergound Station on the Edgeware Branch of the Northern Line.
Among the Shepherdson-Wrightson family papers are two Certificates of Purchase of Cemetery lots in the Hull General Cemetery. One was purchased by Captain George Clark Wilkinson (see notes for GCW) and one by William Shepherdson.
More About William Shepherdson:
Burial: April 25, 1891, Dean Rd Cemetery, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England.
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): 1891, Weak heart, bronchial pneumonia.
Occupation 1: 1851, in Malton, in Census, Scholar.
Occupation 2: January 7, 1864, at marriage, Hotel Assistant, Old Malton.
Occupation 3: Bet. 1864 - 1875, Wine Merchant, Leicester Stores, Hull.
Occupation 4: Bet. 1875 - 1882, Hotel Keeper, George Hotel, Whitefriargate, Hull.
Occupation 5: Bet. 1882 - 1891, Wine and Spirits Merchant, 11, Newborough St. Scarborough.
Witnesses: 1864, at marriage, Charles Rowland Morehead, George C. Wilkinson, S.J. Morehead, L.A. Newstead.
More About William Shepherdson and Mary Elizabeth Wilkinson:
Marriage: January 7, 1864, Hull, Yorkshire, England.
More About William Shepherdson and Margaret Ann Lovegrove:
Marriage: February 19, 1887, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England.
Children of William Shepherdson and Mary Elizabeth Wilkinson are:
- +Hannah Frank Shepherdson, b. February 18, 1865, Hull, Yorkshire, England, d. October 25, 1938, Alne, Yorks..
- William Shepherdson, b. December 18, 1867, Scarborough, Yorks., d. Aft. 1891.
- +Kate Emly Shepherdson, b. April 18, 1874, Hornsea, Yorkshire, England, d. August 28, 1927, Sutton, Surrey, England.
- +Amy Shepherdson, b. February 13, 1876, Hull, Yorkshire, England, d. July 22, 1945, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England.