1850 William Wall Esquire ID Ambrotype-Stratford Upon Avon Warwickshire
WALL Genealogy: 1850's ID'd William Wall brass framed Ambrotype Photo, Stratford Upon Avon
A beautiful and original period pencil signed handwritten and hand tinted or coloured ID'd 1850's sealed ambrotype photo identified as as 'William Wall Esq, Stratford Upon Avon." This is in Warwickshire, West Midlands.
We found a William Wall as a prominent druggist / grocer in Stratford-upon-Avon in the mid 19th century, born in 1797. He had servants, and seems to have been an important figure in the town.
From Public Genealogy Records:
-Draft assignment from Simon Wall of Kilsby, co. Northants., corn dealer, to William Wall of Stratford-upon-Avon, grocer, of two shares in the Amicable Assurance Society
-From Richard Taylor of Mickleton, farmer, to William Wall of Stratford-upon-Avon, grocer, a house and garden in Mickleton, 20 December 1844. Enclosed: further charge, 10 May 1851
-Succession duty receipts in re the real estate in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon and Shipston-on-Stour of William Wall [late of S/A, druggist] (d. 1 July 1859). Legatees: Martha Leigh, wife of Zebulon of Edgbaston; Elizabeth Aldridge, wife of William, Notting Hill, Middx., grocer; Mary Bayliss, wife of James [Lucas], S/A; Thomas Wall of S/A, Alfred Wall and James Wall - all children of testator.
-1823—April 30—Meeting in Worcester, William Wall, Esq., in the chair, at which a petition to Parliament, praying for the abolition of Negro Slavery in the British colonies, was agreed upon. One was also forwarded from Evesham at this time.
There is much more info to be found. William Wall can be found the in 1840-50's England census, dying in 1859. He had a son William Wall also. This would line up perfectly with the 1850's age of this beautiful old ambrotype photo and his assumed age in the photograph.
There is extensive Warwickshire Wall family in that area including Worcestershire, and much more genealogy info to be researched. It has a brass wall hanging ring and is in beautiful condition, sealed as it originally was in the 1850's.
Size: about 4.25 x 5 inches square,1/4 inch thick
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