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William Harrison Wells

Male 1805 - 1874  (69 years)


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  • Name William Harrison Wells  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth Abt 1805  Martham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    Born 24 Sep 1805  Martham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Birth 24 Sep 1805  [5
    Birth Bef 1806  Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 7 May 1832  Dilham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 9 May 1832  Dilham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 6 Jun 1841  [8
    MIller 
    Residence 6 Jun 1841  Dilham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 30 Mar 1851  [2
    Corn miller 
    Residence 30 Mar 1851  Lower Hellesdon Lane, Hellesdon, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1861  [6
    Miller emp 35m 1b 
    Residence 1861  Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 2 Apr 1871  [3
    Corn miller 
    Residence 2 Apr 1871  Gildengate Street, St George at Colgate, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Death Abt Nov 1874  Henstead RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • age 69
    Name William H Wells  [6
    Name William Wells  [8
    Died 30 Dec 1874  Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • age 69
    Notes 
    • mother Sarah living with in 1851, 61 & 71

      Dilham Wind & Water Mills - Tithe Award 1841
      Owner William Howe Whindham & Occupier William Harrison Wells

      William Harrison Wells was the next miller, having previously run Hellesdon watermill and New Mills, both of which he continued to run along with the windmill. He was born c.1802 in Martham, Norfolk. From 1836 to 1850 he was at Dilham watermill.

      SPILLING - WELLS - On the 1st inst., at Hellesdon, by the Rev. B. Rising, Uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Hinds Howell, Rector of Hellesdon and Drayton, William Henry Spilling, of Stockwell Park-road, London, to Ellen Rising, eldest daughter of Mr. W. H. Wells.
      Norfolk Chronicle - 3rd October 1868

      William Harrison Wells took a lease on the City Flour Mills (steam) in September 1871. The mills were situated in St. George’s. In October 1872, Potter Batson, one of his employees at New Mills, was caught stealing flour. He was sentenced to two months Hard Labour

      The mill was marked on the 1874 map and William Harrison Wells died in December 1874.
      WELLS. - On the 30th ult., at Stoke Holy Cross, William Harrison Wells, late of St. George’s, in this city, aged 69.
      Norfolk Chronicle - 9th January 1875

      William Harrison Wells was bankrupt in 1870.
      NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WILLIAM HARRISON WELLS, of the City of Norwich, Flour Miller, has left in the Office of the Chief Registrar of the Court of Bankruptcy, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London, a list of his Property and Credits, as required by the Bankruptcy Amendment Act, 1868.
      Dated this 5 th day of January, 1870;

      In 1871 William Harrison Wells was given as a miller aged 65 living in Gildengate Street, St. George’s Colegate with his wife Harriette (60), and sons John Robert (36), Raymond Albert (31), Julian Turanion (30), Frederic Rising (21) and daughter Rosalie Harriette (19). Also living with him was his mother Sarah aged 84.

      Wells Brothers were listed in Hamilton’s Directory of 1879 as millers at New Mills and the Tower Mill, Crook’s Place. John Robert Wells, born c.1835 and Frederick Rising Wells, born c.1850 were both sons of William Harrinson Wells and were born while the family were living in Dilham. In 1881, Frederick Rising Wells was given as a miller and corn merchant living at 5, Heigham Road, Heigham with his wife Ellen R., (31), son Frederick G. R. (8) and daughter Lillian (7). Wells Brothers were listed in Eyre’s Directory of 1883 as millers in Essex Street and New Mills Yard. The towermill was marked on the 1884 map. The Wells Brothers' partnership was dissolved on December 1884.
    Person ID I52791  ONS
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2014 

    Family Harriet Rising Howes,   b. 5 Feb 1811, Sea Palling, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1871, St George, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 9 May 1832  St Mary, West Somerton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    • By Licence
    Witness 9 May 1832  [1
    • Attribute Value: Ann Purdy
    Witness 9 May 1832  [1
    • Attribute Value: William Rising
    Witness 9 May 1832  [1
    • Attribute Value: Robert Rising
    Children 
     1. John Robert Wells,   b. Abt 1834, Dilham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Feb 1897, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     2. William Rising Wells,   b. Abt 1834, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Feb 1846, Tunstead RD, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)
    +3. Thomas Edward Wells,   b. Abt 1836, Dilham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1880, Isle of Wight RD, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     4. Raymond Albert Wells,   b. Abt 1839, Dilham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1900, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     5. Julian Trevanion Wells,   b. Abt Feb 1841, Dilham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1897, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    +6. Henry Wallace Wells,   b. Abt 1842, Dilham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Dec 1925, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
    +7. Ellen Rising Wells,   b. Abt Feb 1845, Dilham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Frederick Rising Wells,   b. Abt Feb 1850, Dilham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1888, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     9. Rosalie Harriette Wells,   b. Abt Nov 1851, Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1 Oct 1918, Norwood, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Family ID F15508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1805 - Martham, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Sep 1805 - Martham, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Bef 1806 - Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 May 1832 - Dilham, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 9 May 1832 - Dilham, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 May 1832 - St Mary, West Somerton, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Jun 1841 - Dilham, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 Apr 1871 - Gildengate Street, St George at Colgate, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Abt Nov 1874 - Henstead RD, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Dec 1874 - Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Parish Register - marriages.
      indicates that we have seen the original parish register, microfilm/fiche or a scanned image


    2. [S2] 1851 census.

    3. [S542] 1871 census.

    4. [S480] BMD register (England & Wales) - deaths - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    5. [S802] Norfolk Mills website, http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk.
      Bacton-Wood

    6. [S3] 1861 census.

    7. [S840] Judy Jones.

    8. [S1] 1841 census.