Descendants of Benjamin WITHERS


2. William WITHERS

In 1841, they lived at Andover - the surname appears incorrectly as Wichern in the index. William was an Agricultural Labourer. In the 1851 census of Charlton, Hampshire, his birthplace is given as Shefford, Berks. In 1871 it was West Shefford, Berks.

12. Mary Ann WITHERS

In 1851 she was a servant with the Dowling family of St. Mary Bourne.


In 1841, he was 30 and living in Kinsbury Street in St. Peter & St. Paul, Marlborough, with daughters Sarah (age 7) and Priscilla (age 5). His birthplace is listed as Rowdown, Wiltshire (apparently a part of Marlborough). His son William was living at Andover (Charlton) with John's parents. In 1851, he was 43, born Marlborough, and living in St. Marys, Marlborough as a visitor in the family of Joseph Blanchard (age 51, born Marlborough) along with daughter Sarah A. Withers (age 17) and son William Withers (age 13). Living next door was the family of Jason Withers, tailor, age 42, born Lambourne, Berks. In 1861, he was 51, an agricultural labourer, and living as a lodger in the household of Charles and Sarah Brackstone (his son-in-law and daughter) at Charlton, Hampshire.


Did she die in childbirth when her daughter Elizabeth was born?

21. Priscilla WITHERS

In 1851 she was living in Preshute, Wiltshire and working as a house servant. In 1861 she was a general servant in a household at Islington St. Mary, Middlesex - part of West London (indexed under the surname Wethers).

23. Elizabeth WITHERS

She does not appear in the 1841 or 1851 censuses with ther family. Could she be the Elizabeth Withers who died in 1841 in Marlborough (see FreeBMD)?

5. Thomas WITHERS

Thomas was a Labourer. In 1861, he was a tanner. He lived with his son John at 5 Adelaide Road in the 1881 census of Andover.

Elizabeth HOWARD

She and her husband were witnesses at the wedding of her brother Robert Howard to Ann White on 5 Nov. 1837.

In 1841, she and her daughters were living in Little London (near Andover) in a household headed by her brother Joseph Howard and including their mother Mary.

6. Joseph WITHERS

Joseph was a Labourer. In the 1871 census, he was a Timber Merchant's Carter and lived in Mud Town (Rack Close) in Andover. In the 1891 census, he is listed as a retired carter.

Elizabeth DUNN

In 1851, she was a laundress.

26. Elizabeth Mary WITHERS

She does not appear in the 1851 census.

27. Emily WITHERS

She does not appear in the 1851 census.

28. Henry WITHERS

In the 1881 census of Andover, he was a timber sawyer, age 33, born Andover, living in lodgings.

29. Mary Ann WITHERS

She doesn't appear in the 1861 census, so she may have died young.

33. Emma Maria Kate WITHERS

In the 1871 census, she is listed as Kate Withers.

Edwin Charles BOWER

Edwin was a Bricklayer. Is he the Edwin Bower, age 37, born Andover, who was in the "Convixt Prison" at Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, in the 1881 census?

7. James WITHERS

James was a Labourer and Tanner. In 1871, he was a Builders Labourer Carter and lived on New Street, Andover. . In 1881, he was living in the Andover Workhouse.

8. Moses WITHERS

Moses was a bachelor when married to Jane. He was an Agricultural Labourer.

Death recorded in Vol. 2c, p. 144 (deaths, June 1883)


In the 1871 census of Charlton, she is listed as a laborer in a timber saw yard.

53. Reuben WITHERS

In 1871, he was living in Grately, Hampshire. His cousin John Withers was also a boarder in the same household.


Henry was a Labourer. He was living with his parents at Charlton in the 1851 census.


Charles was a carter. His name appears as People until 1870. In 1871 he was an agricultural labourer in Charlton. Lived with Harvey Biggs family in Knight's Enham in 1881.

Anna Maria CROUCH

The 1861 and 1891 censuses give her place of birth as Penton Mewsey, the 1881 census as Andover, and the 1901 census as Charlton.

In 1891, she was a baker. In 1901, she was living with her son Frederick.

54. Charles WITHERS

He was a bootmaker. They had no childern in 1891.

57. Agnes Dinah WITHERS

She does not appear with her family in the 1871 census and may have died young.