William STILL, 18151849 (aged 34 years)

Name
William /STILL/
Birth
Note: It is believed that this entry from the parish records of St Mary Le Strand, Westminster in London is that of William:

It is believed that this entry from the parish records of St Mary Le Strand, Westminster in London is that of William:

William Still b. 07 Jan 1815, Christened 19 Feb 1815. Parents John Still and wife Elizabeth. Another entry on that date was for William's brother John.

Birth of a sister
Note: The census for 1851 is hard to read. The Ancestry reader says that Elizabeth was born in Smitlake; but it appears more likely that it is Mortlake, Surrey.
Birth of a brother
Baptism of a brother
Death of a brother
Note: Burial record for James Still , age 6, of 7 Feathers Court, the address of the John Still family in other parish records of St Mary le Strand. The 15 Dec 1822 entry seems to clearly be Hill but another record found in the Westminster Archives shows the name is James Still with abode 7 Feathers Court. (Film Roll 20 of St Mary Le Strand Records, Westminster Archives,London.)
Death of a father
Burial of a father
Note: According to Film Roll 21, St Mary Le Strand Parish, Westminster Archives. His name is correctly given as John STILL, not Hill.
Marriage
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
Occupation
Law Stationer
1841 (aged 25 years)
Address: 25 Castle St
Holborn
Birth of a daughter
Baptism of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Death of a sister
about 1843 (aged 27 years)
Note: Estimated, based on absence of marriage record in Holborn and census record of 1841. There is a possible death record in London:

Estimated, based on absence of marriage record in Holborn and census record of 1841. There is a possible death record in London:

Sarah Still Age: 34
Residence: little Albany St, St Pancras, London
Birth Date: abt 1809
Burial Date: 5 Feb 1843
Burial Place: St James, Piccadilly (St James, Westminster), London, Westminster, England

Death of a daughter
Note: William and Priscilla Still were the only married Still family living on Castle St in 1843. John Still's wife had died in 1838.

William and Priscilla Still were the only married Still family living on Castle St in 1843. John Still's wife had died in 1838.

London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 about Marriot Still

Marriot Still Burial 10 Aug 1843
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: 1842
Castle Street
Parish or Poor Law Union: St Andrew Holborn
Register Type: Parish Register

Birth of a daughter
Note: From the birth records at St Andrews, Holborn. Mary Ann - born to William and Ann Priscilla Still of Castle Street. William is a Law Stationer. Baptized 4 May 1845 by J.D. Hare, LDD. No. 2534.
Death of a daughter
Note: London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 about Mary Ann Still

London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 about Mary Ann Still

Mary Ann Still Burial 19 Oct 1845
Age: 1
Castle St Holborn
Register Type: Parish Register

Residence
Note: It's not clear where the William Still family lived in 1846, but they certainly had lived in Holborn by 1846. Found in the film 1866571 in the National Archives at KEW, St Andrew Holborn list of Poor Rate Defaulters - William Still was summoned to appear before Alderman James Duke, 17 Feb 1846, #51 William Still 2 - 3.11.3 for not paying tax.
Birth of a daughter
Note: The census of 1851 states that Maria was born in Bath Somerset and the GRO record states that Maria Still was born Aug 24, 1846 in Bath. Her parents are listed and William is stated to be a Law Clerk. Since we have letters from William to Ann Priscilla in Bath, it is certain that this birth entry corresponds to our family. The family was listed as living in Ivy Cottage, Widcombe, Somerset, but the baptism certificate states that their abode was in Beechen Hill. Ivy Cottage and Beechen Hill are just across the little river from the main part of Bath.
Death of a brother
Address: Castle St, Holborn
Note: Entry from the City of London Burials states that John Still was buried 7 Mar 1847 at St Andrew Holborn.
Death
Cause of death: Suicide by Drowning
Birth of a daughter
1850 (0 after death)
Birth of a daughter
June 1850 (7 months after death)
Christening of a daughter
Christening of a daughter
Family with parents
father
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17831828
Birth: 1783England
Death: January 6, 1828St Mary Le Strand Parish, Westminster, London
mother
17791854
Birth: 1779Putney, Surrey, England
Death: August 15, 1854St Saviour District, Bermondsey, Surry, England
elder sister
18101843
Birth: January 1810 27 31 Richmond, Surrey, England
Death: about 1843England
5 years
himself
18151849
Birth: January 7, 1815 32 36 London, England
Death: October 24, 1849Serpentine River, County Middlesex, London, England
-3 years
elder brother
18111847
Birth: August 25, 1811 28 32 London, England
Death: March 7, 1847London, England
5 years
younger sister
18161861
Birth: 1816 33 37 Mortlake, Surrey, England
Death: 1861
-8 years
elder sister
1808
Birth: July 4, 1808 25 29 Richmond, Surrey, England
8 years
younger brother
18161822
Birth: September 13, 1816 33 37 St Mary Le Strand Parish, Westminster, London, England
Death: December 15, 18227 Feathers Court, St Mary's LeStrand Parish
Family with Ann Priscilla SUMMERS
himself
18151849
Birth: January 7, 1815 32 36 London, England
Death: October 24, 1849Serpentine River, County Middlesex, London, England
wife
18121880
Birth: November 21, 1812 25 27 Guernsey, Channel Islands, England
Death: March 28, 1880Warrick Co., IN
Marriage MarriageJanuary 22, 1837St Andrew Church, St Andrew Parish, Holborn, City of London, County of Middlesex, England
1 month
daughter
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18371885
Birth: February 26, 1837 22 24
Death: February 27, 1885Warrick Co., IN
2 years
son
WillStillSoldier.jpg
18391918
Birth: July 3, 1839 24 26 St Andrew Parish, Holborn, City of London, County of Middlesex, England
Death: October 16, 1918Xenia, Wayne Co., IL
23 months
daughter
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18411915
Birth: May 29, 1841 26 28 Holborn, London, England
Death: May 21, 1915Fairfield, Wayne Co., Illinois
19 months
daughter
18421843
Birth: 1842 26 29 Holborn, Middlesex, England
Death: August 10, 1843Holborn, Middlesex, England
4 years
daughter
18451845
Birth: May 1845 30 32 Holborn, Middlesex, England
Death: October 19, 1845Holborn, Middlesex, England
16 months
daughter
MariaStillFisher.jpg
18461930
Birth: August 24, 1846 31 33 Ivy Cottage, Widcombe, Somerset, England.
Death: 1930Spokane WA
4 years
daughter
1850
Birth: 1850 34 37
6 months
daughter
18501899
Birth: June 1850 35 37
Burial: November 1899Asbury-Wood Cemetery, Warrick, IN
Marriage
Name
Death
Birth

It is believed that this entry from the parish records of St Mary Le Strand, Westminster in London is that of William:

William Still b. 07 Jan 1815, Christened 19 Feb 1815. Parents John Still and wife Elizabeth. Another entry on that date was for William's brother John.

Residence

It's not clear where the William Still family lived in 1846, but they certainly had lived in Holborn by 1846. Found in the film 1866571 in the National Archives at KEW, St Andrew Holborn list of Poor Rate Defaulters - William Still was summoned to appear before Alderman James Duke, 17 Feb 1846, #51 William Still 2 - 3.11.3 for not paying tax.

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William wrote this letter while he was in Bilston, evidently working while his family was in Bath and London. An original is in the hands of Virgina Gaddis of Washington,DC .

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Ann PORTER, Ann Priscilla SUMMERS Still and family came on the ship Palestine in 1857, arriving at NY harbor 8 Sept 1857.

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WILLIAM Still married Ann SUMMERS in the St. Andrew's Parish in Holburn, on the north side of the Thames, in 1837. the family resided on Castle St. in St Andrew's Parish according to the 1841 census (St Andrews Holborn, District 3, page 44(old) or page 26(new).

William Still and his brother John Still were law stationers in London in the 1840s. It may be that he was not successful, but for whatever reasons, by 1849 he was working in Bilston northwest of Birmington. His wife and children were living in Bath and and later joined him while he was working in the north.

Burial records from St Andrew, Holborn, London show that Marriot STILL age 1 of Castle Street was buried Aug 10, 1843. Another entry shows the burial of Mary Ann Still, also of Castle St, Holborn, age 1, on Oct 19, 1845. Since Mary Ann STILL came to America with her family in 1857, this second Mary Ann may have been an earlier child her died and then a second daughter was named Mary Ann.

Virginia Gaddis has has two copies of letters that William wrote from Bilston to his wife Ann Priscilla in Bath and his mother-in-law Ann PORTER in South London.

The letter from William Still to his wife in 1849 mentions his sister Mary. The will of John Still in 1847 verfies the identities of William's sisters and mother.

A death certificate for William in the English archives verifies the family story that William Still drowned in the Serpentine River (in London) in 1849 by suicide.

Ann Priscilla SUMMERS Still was living with her mother on Grange Road on the night of 30th of March, 1851 according to the 1851 Census of England. At this time she had 6 children, the babies being 9 months old and born in Surrey, Bermondsey. William's family emigrated from London to Indiana in 1857.

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WITNESSES at the marriage- James OLIVER and Mary STILL

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LetterFromWmStillAnnColley.pdf
Note: William wrote this letter while he was in Bilston, evidently working while his family was in Bath and London. An original is in the hands of Virgina Gaddis of Washington,DC .
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WilliamStill_Inquest0.pdf
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