William Nunweek, 18431907 (aged 63 years)

Name
William /Nunweek/
Birth
Death of a mother
Marriage of a brother
Marriage of a brother
Fact 6
Mechanic.Living as boarder with J Smith at
1861 (aged 17 years)
Marriage of a sister
Death of a paternal grandmother
Marriage of a sister
Marriage
Birth of a son
Fact 8
Death of a father
Marriage of a brother
Birth of a son
Fact 1
Turner at Mac
1881 (aged 37 years)
Fact 1
1881 (aged 37 years)
Death of a brother
Death of a sister
Marriage of a son
Birth of a grandson
Birth of a granddaughter
Fact 2
Worked at Prnce Smiths Engineering works
Fact 3
Brought up C of E .Buried in Riddlesden church
Fact 4
yard St Mary's. Went to Riddlesden Methodist church.
Fact 5
A well-respected gentleman.
Fact 7
Fact 9
Death
Family with parents
father
17991872
Birth: February 5, 1799 26 Bingley, Yorkshire
Death: June 1872Bingley, Yorkshire
mother
18041844
Birth: December 23, 1804Bingley, Yorkshire
Death: January 2, 1844Bingley, Yorkshire
Marriage MarriageDecember 24, 1821Bingley, Yorkshire
4 months
elder sister
18221901
Birth: April 23, 1822 23 17 Unkera Bingley Yorkshire
Death: April 16, 1901Thwaites nr.Keighley Yorkshire
21 months
elder brother
18241841
Birth: January 20, 1824 24 19 Unkera Bingley Yorkshire
Death: December 20, 1841Thwaites nr.Keighley Yorkshire
2 years
elder brother
18261914
Birth: March 26, 1826 27 21 Unkera Bingley Yorkshire
Death: September 19, 1914Christchurch, New Zealand
5 years
elder brother
1830
Birth: October 10, 1830 31 25 Unkera Bingley Yorkshire
Death: Australia
3 years
elder brother
18331895
Birth: March 1833 34 28
Death: December 30, 1895Keighley, Yorkshire
2 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
5 years
himself
18431907
Birth: November 8, 1843 44 38 Morton Banks Riddlesden Keighley
Death: 1907Riddlesden Keighley Yorkshire
Family with Hannah Fortune
himself
18431907
Birth: November 8, 1843 44 38 Morton Banks Riddlesden Keighley
Death: 1907Riddlesden Keighley Yorkshire
wife
18461920
Birth: April 23, 1846Morton Banks
Death: 1920Riddlesden Keighley Yorkshire
Marriage MarriageOctober 16, 1869Morton nr.Bingley Yorkshire
18 months
son
18711948
Birth: April 16, 1871 27 24 Morton Banks
Death: October 20, 1948Bar Lane Riddlesden Keighley Yorkshire
5 years
son
18761964
Birth: August 16, 1876 32 30 Riddlesden Keighley
Death: February 1964Bar Lane Riddlesden Keighley Yorkshire
Shared note

Mother died soon after W. was born. He was brought up by a family whose head was John Smith. We understand he was an eccentric religious man who prayed in fields behind walls. W. worked at Prince Smiths. He had some money because he bought 3 houses in Bar Lane. He gave one to son Smith and one to my GGrandfather Fred. See letter from solicitor to grandad saying what a lucky young man he was owning property at such a young age. W. was brought up C of E. He married in church.I don't know from what age he moved to the Methodists.
William Nunweek, my great grandfather was born in Morton Banks, Riddlesden on November 8th 1843. His mother Elizabeth died within two months of his birth. He was christened at Bingley Parish Church in April 1944.
By 1851 0n the Census returns Thomas (William's father) was living at Thwaites with his mother and five of his children. William was now 7 years old and a scholar living with a family called Smith at KIln Bank, Riddlesden.
John Smith and his wife Hannah broughtup William along with their three children who weresome years older than William. John was a farm servant and we understand he was an eccentric religious man who prayed behind stone walls.
In the 1861 Census William was working as a mechanic and was now a boarder with the Smith family.
ON October 16th 1869 William married Hannah Fortune at Morton Church near Bingley. (Riddlesden Church was not consecrated to perform marriages at this time) Hannah was the daughter of William Fortune, a furnituremaker who died along with his wife when Hannah was quite young. We find her in 1861 working as a nurse and living with her sister and brother-in-law Tom Driver at 6 Low Banks. With her were other brothers and sister namely - Joseph, Asquith, James and Judith.
By 1871 William and Hannah were also living in Low Banks. William's occupation was an iron-turner and I believe he worked at Prince Smiths, a large engineering firm in the town of Keighley.
On April 16th 1871 a son was born. He was named Smith presumably after John Smith as a mark of respect for bringing up William. A second son Fred was born on August 17th 1876 (he was my grand father).
I know little about my grandfather's upbringing. I believe he went to Riddlesden School and then went to work at Prince Smiths along with his older brother Smith.
In 1901 Charlotte Nunweek died leaving a quarter of her estate to William Nunweek her youngest brother.
By 1904 three houses in Bar Lane, Riddlesden had been bought; two of which he gave to his children. So when my grandfather married in 1904 he had a house to take his new bride to.
William died in 1907 and was buried in Riddlesden Church Yard.