Agnes Sophia Williams
b.24 APR 1864 Pembrokeshire, Wales
m. 31 AUG 1861
m. 1 Nov 1884
Facts and Events
During the last quarter of 1884 in Pembrokeshire, Wales, John Erasmus Henderson, married Agnes Sophia Williams.
Erasmus and Agnes had 12 children, who were all born in a very small village in Wales called Walwyns Castle. There is a big house in Walwyns Castle, called Rosemoor and Agnes used to work there to earn some extra money.
Erasmus was a sailor and when he came home from sea he used to drink and assault Agnes. In 1905 when her eldest child was 20 and the youngest, Alec was 2yrs old, Agnes took her family to Brentwood, Essex, England, where one of her sister's was living. Agnes had a little shop in Brentwood, where she sold cigarettes, newspapers, etc. The Henderson Newsagent was listed as the "care of" postal address when her daughter Elsie came home from Australia to visit with her husband and first daughter.
One of Agnes’s granddaughters, Pam Appleby remembers that; When I was a child people often said to me.
"I knew your Grandmother, she was a wonderful woman".