Known History

Baptised 1853 (Jan 9) St Mary Northgate
With parents in Broad St, Canterbury at 1861 census

A coachsmith in Canterbury, Kent at 1871 census
  (then living with parents at 76 Broad Street)

Married 1876 (Dec 17) St Thomas, Stepney, London
    to Clara Boulton (or Bolton)

A policeman in Bethnal Green, London at 1881 census
A newsagent living in Canterbury, Kent at 1891 census

Spouse

Clara Boulton:
  - born 1854 (Jun 10) Mile End Old Town, London
    (parents John Boulton and Mary Ann Simcox)
  - baptised 1854 (Jul 16) St George, Shadwell, London
  - living with mother in Mile End at 1871 census
  - lived with William Williams (but no marriage found)
  - living in Gillingham, Kent at 1901 census
  - living in Maidstone, Kent at 1911 census
  - died 1921 (Apr 28) Bexhill, Sussex

Children

Frank born 1878 (Jan 15) Stepney, London
  - living with parents in Bethnal Green at 1881 census
  - living with parents in Canterbury at 1891 census
  - a storekeeper in Canterbury, Kent at 1901 census
    (living with Ethel Dover, but no marriage found)
  - died 1909 (Feb 3) Watlington, Oxfordshire
  - buried 1909 (Feb 6) Watlington, Oxfordshire

Clara Jemima:
  - born 1880 (Oct 8) Bethnal Green, London
  - living with parents in Canterbury at 1891 census
  - a housemaid in Folkestone, Kent at 1901 census
  - married 1911 (Mar 13) Barking, Essex
      to Albert Frank Ham (born 1881)
  - with husband in Bromley, Kent at 1911 census
  - living with husband in Epsom, Surrey in 1939
  - died 1951 (Feb 20) Epsom, Surrey

William John:
  - born 1882 (Sep 20) Bethnal Green, London
  - died 1883 (Mar 16) Mile End, London

Thomas James:
  - born 1884 (Sep 11) Mile End, London
  - living with parents in Canterbury at 1891 census
  - in the police orphanage, Twickenham 1896-1898
  - a boy sailor in Devonport, Devon at 1901 census
  - enlisted as a signaller in the Royal Navy in 1902
  - married 1909 (Dec 27) Portland, Dorset
      to Elizabeth Butt (1883 - 1951)
  - a naval petty officer in Dovercourt, Essex in 1911
  - later based at HMS Pembroke in Chatham, Kent
  - served on armed merchant cruiser Laconia in WW1
  - invalided out from the Royal Navy in 1920
    (then with the rank of chief yeoman, signals)
  - died 1932 (Oct 18) Charlton Mackrell, Somerset

Bertie born 1886 (4th Qtr) Woodford, Essex
  - living with parents in Canterbury at 1891 census
  - with brother Frank in Canterbury at 1901 census
  - emigrated to Saskatchewan, Canada about 1907
  - married Nora, probably in Saskatchewan
  - a farmer in Spalding, Humboldt, Saskatchewan
    (living there at 1916 and 1921 census)
  - later a farmer in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan
  - died 1964 Quill Lake, Saskatchewan

Frederick born 1889 (1st Qtr) Woodford, Essex
  - living with parents in Canterbury at 1891 census
  - living with mother in Gillingham at 1901 census
  - a labourer in Whittlesey, Cambs at 1911 census
  - married 1920 (Feb 16) Rodmell, Sussex
      to Alice Helen Hersee (1885 - 1981)
  - died 1935 (Mar 10) Gillingham, Kent
  - buried 1935 (Mar 21) Gillingham, Kent

Phoebe Maria born 1892 (Jul 24) Canterbury, Kent
  - baptised 1892 (Sep 25) St Gregory, Canterbury
  - died 1893 (Aug 19) Canterbury, Kent