Person:William Squires (1)

b.1867 Devib
d.23 Dec 1956 Bristol
  1. William SQUIRES1867 - 1956
m. 5 Nov 1887
  1. John Squires1888 - 1972
  2. William J Squires1890 - 1924
  3. Maria Squires1892 - 1995
  4. George SquiresAbt 1895 -
  5. Andrew Squires1896 - 1988
  6. Dick Squires1900 -
  7. James Squires1901 -
  8. Frank Squires1903 - 1971
  9. Ivy Squires1906 -
  10. May Squires1908 -
  11. Vida Squires1910 - 1980
Facts and Events
Name William SQUIRES
Gender Male
Birth? 1867 Devib
Marriage 5 Nov 1887 Tavistock, Devon, EnglandWest Devon Register Office
to Thirza M Beer
Death? 23 Dec 1956 Bristol
Burial? Portishead, Bristol

At the time of their marriage, William stated he was a bachelor, 20 years old and his occupation was Railway Navvy and states that his current residence as Berralstone Berrferris. William was the son of John Squires who occupation is also listed as Railway Navvy. Thirza is an 18 year old spinster from Berralstone, Beerferris who was woorking as a domestic servant at the time of her marriage. The marriage certificates indicated that Thirza claims her father to be James Beer, a farm labourer. Witness to the marriage were:: Louisa and John HUNT. Note: The registrar says that the original entry reades Thirza Beer and is crossed out with Thirza BERE written in its place.

The birth registration of John Squires (1888) has the mother, Thirza Squires - formerly BERE. In the 1891 Census, William and irza Squires are living at Cleaver Field, St Stephnens Lauceston, Cornwall. William is listed as aged 24, a railway labourer with birthplace unknown. Thirza is aged 23 with sons John aged 2 and William age 8 months. The birth certificate for Maria has the following mother's name: Thirza Squires formerly BERE (sic). Family lore says Thirza and William had approximately 15 children wtih 12 suviving to adulthood. Other names of children were reported to be: George, Francis (Frank), Andrew, James, Ray (female) (later told the name of this child may be MAY, which seems more likely, Ivy and Vida (who we have been told twice was the youngest).

Thirza died at Bristol at the age of 66: ref. September Quarter 1936 vol. 6a, page 52. William died at Bristol 23 Decemb er 1956, aged 96. He iis death s buried Portishead Bristol. His death record can be found in the December Quarter, Bristol, ref. 7b225.