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1849 – William Henry Waterhouse born

1851 – 37 Worship St. William & Elizabeth (Pooley) Waterhouse lived with infant son William H.

1860 – September 5th, William Waterhouse died at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, and William H Waterhouse (his son) also died of a fever within a matter of days on September 9th.

In the previous post, I added a timeline and now I will begin to back it up and break it down to specific events. I must make a correction though, because in the last post I had the birth year for W.H. Waterhouse as 1850, but when checking the sources again it was actually 1849. This little fact also tells us that his mother Elizabeth Maria Pooley was about six months pregnant with him at the time of her marriage to William Waterhouse on June 20th 1849.

Baptism Record for William Henry Waterhouse 1852

Source Information: Ancestry.com. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database on-line.] Original data: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1813-1906. London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library Manuscripts, London.

William Henry Waterhouse was born September 15th, 1849. He was baptized on December 26th 1852 (see record above). It seems a common practice for people to wait until Christmas time or the day after for baptisms, and Boxing Day was and is a holiday so it must have been easier for the family to get to church for such occasions. Looking through marriage and baptism records in general, many of them take place on Boxing Day also known as St. Stephen’s Day. William Henry Waterhouse is also in the Birth Marriage Death Free BMD index, the details of his entry are below.

Year of Registration: 1849
Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
District: Whitechapel
County: London, Middlesex
Volume: 2
Page: 345

1851 UK Census

Above you can view the census entry for the William Waterhouse family living at 37 Worship St, Norton Folgate, Middlesex, England. They were one of five families at that residence. William was listed as a Carpenter Journeyman, and the other occupations in the household included Groom, Builder Laborer, General Dealer, and Pauper.

St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, Circa early 19th C. Source: Wikipedia.

Unfortunately these details are about all we know about young William Henry Waterhouse. He died September 9th 1860, a mere 6 days before his 11th birthday. He died of a fever at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London according to his death certificate, and sadly his father had also passed away days before. William Henry Waterhouse was buried in Shoreditch on September 13th, 1860. It must have been a very difficult time for his mother and sisters.

Death Certificate for Wm. Henry Waterhouse 1860

Burial Record for Wm. Henry Waterhouse 1860. Source Citation: City of London Burial Registers, Register:3, Page number: 342, Burial Numbers: 14434 - 14446, Date(s) covered: 13/09/1860.