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William Shepherdson (b. December 18, 1867, d. Aft. 1891)William Shepherdson (son of William Shepherdson and Mary Elizabeth Wilkinson) was born December 18, 1867 in Scarborough, Yorks., and died Aft. 1891.
Notes for William Shepherdson:
William Shepherdson reported his father's death to the Registrar in Scarborough shortly after April 22, 1891.According to his sisters, he boarded a train in Scarborough bound for Hull and was never seen or heard of by them again. Supposedly he intended to go to sea. Another recollection was that he went to Australia. His widowed stepmother evidently made life miserable for the children so that they left home as soon as they could and young William either met with a sudden end or lost touch with them. Since his older sister was already married to Bertram Wheater it seems unlikely that he would have been unable to contact her, presumably he would know her address. The Wheaters were a large family, all boys and close friends of the Shepherdson girls. Kitty later married another brother, Percy. It seems more likely that Willie met with some mishap soon after leaving home. A search of the death records at St. Catherine's House, now that we know an approximate date of the event and Willie's age at the time, might turn up some result. A death would have been registered even if the family could not be located.