William Barnes Draper

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 09/03/2020
© Christine Gambles

William Barnes Draper


 William was born in Newbury in1864, he was baptised on the 27th March 1864 at St Nicolas Church Newbury he was the son of Jesse & Harriet Draper (nee Messenger) who were married in Newbury in 1849. The family lived in Newbury and his father Jesse was a Sadler & Harness Maker.

William’s siblings were:

Charles Thomas c1850   Jane c1851   Jesse 1854   Lucy c1856   Frederick Messenger c1861   Harriet Elizabeth 1862-1863   Mary Messenger 1865

His mother also gave birth to 3 stillborn children who were buried in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the following dates: 29th August 1857, 12th October 1858 and 30th November 1859

William died aged 4 months in June 1864 and was laid to rest on the 24th June in the Newtown Road Cemetery.

Both of William’s parents and his sister Harriet Elizabeth were also buried in the Newtown Road Cemetery.



Christine Gambles – 29th February 2020

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