William Garland


Father of Samuel GARLAND

William is my earliest Garland at present. I only have his name through the wedding certificate of his son Samuel GARLAND, where he is described as a Beadle, and the 1841 and 1851 Census.

Bentley's directory of 1840/41 gives a William GARLAND as Guildhall Keeper, a similar occupation, in Diglis Street, Worcester.

References found to date

Samuel Garland Wedding Certificate 1939
has his father Willam Garland as a Beadle

Bentley's Directory 1840/41
A William Garland is listed as Guildhall Keeper, Diglis Street;

1841 Census for St.Peter's Worcester - Frog Lane
William Garland, age 60, Mayor's Officer
Ann Garland, age 60
Maria Garland, age 30

1851 Census for St.Pater's Worcester - 110 Diglis Street
William Garland, age 77, Retired Mayor's Officer
Maria Garland, age 45

The age differences of 17 and 15 years for two census 10 years apart show some of the difficulties experienced when trying to trace ones ancestors.