Family of William HEATH and Maria Catherine SHEERT(?)

Husband: William HEATH (1815- )
Wife: Maria Catherine SHEERT(?) (1820- )
Children: Sarah HEATH (1844- )
William HEATH (1842- )
Eliza HEATH (1850- )
Jane HEATH (1857- )

Husband: William HEATH

Name: William HEATH
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1815 Clerkenwell, Middlesex
Occupation 1862 (age 46-47) -
Occupation 1844 (age 28-29) -
Occupation 1871 (age 55-56) -

Wife: Maria Catherine SHEERT(?)

Name: Maria Catherine SHEERT(?)
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1820 St Saviour, Surrey

Child 1: Sarah HEATH

Name: Sarah HEATH
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: Alfred Henry WALLACE (1842-1877)
Spouse 2: John REDFORD (1834- )
Birth 15 Nov 1844 St Olaves, Southwark, Surrey
Census 1881 (age 36-37) 191 Waterloo Road
Christening 11 Dec 1844 (age 0) St John, Bermondsey

Child 2: William HEATH

Name: William HEATH
Sex: Male
Birth 1842 St George, Surrey
Occupation 1877 (age 34-35) -

Child 3: Eliza HEATH

Name: Eliza HEATH
Sex: Female
Birth 1850

Child 4: Jane HEATH

Name: Jane HEATH
Sex: Female
Birth 1857

Note on Husband: William HEATH - shared note

1. There is a possible entry for him in the 1841 census in a household of 3 people living in Little Lant Street, Borough Road, St George the Martyr, Lambeth :

William Heath M age 27 Boiler maker - Not born Surrey

Mary Ann Heath F age 21 - Born Surrey

Mary Ann Heath F age 2 - Not born Surrey.

The ages are fairly close and the profession of Boiler Maker may match up fairly well with his later description as Engineer. The problem is in his wife's name.


2. I have a copy of the birth certificate of his daughter Sarah Heath in 1844. This gives his address as 6 Charles Street (birth registered in the district of St Olaves, Southwark). Mum thinks that there may be a mistake, since the 1881 census implies that Sarah was born in 1847.

His profession is 'builder' on this certificate. The mother is Maria Catherine Heath. Her maiden name is not quite legible but is something like 'Shee??'


3. At the time of the marriage of Sarah to Alfred Wallace (1862) his profession is Engineer.


4. The 1851 Census has the following entry which looks plausible. Address : 13 Suffolk Court, St George the Martyr.

William Heath, age 35, Hawker, born Middlesex, something like St Bulls ?

Mary Heath, age 30, b. Surrey, St Saviour

Sarah Heath, age 9, b. Surrey, St George

William Heath, age 8, b. Surrey, St George

Henry Heath, age 5, b. Surrey, St George

Francis (sic) Heath (dau.) age 2, b. Surrey, St George

Eliza Heath, age 5 months, b. Surrey, St George


5. In the 1871 census he is aged 56 and living at 1 Boundary Row with his daugher Sarah (age 29], son-in-law Alfred Wallace, and also with two daughters Eliza[21] and Jane[14]. He is described as a Widower and was born at Clerkenwell, Middlesex. This entry seems to match up well with the 1851 entry in note 4.


6. I have a copy of the marriage certificate of Sarah to John Redford in 1880. At this time he lives in Waterloo Road, Lambeth and his profession is Blacksmith.


7. [ There is an 1881 census entry for William Heath, Engineer (M Maker) aged 59 at 24 Wellington St, Newington. His wife is Mary A Heath, age 60, Dressmaker. He was born in Walworth, and she in Southwark. There is very little to recommend this entry. ]


8. I have tried searching the BMD index from 1837 to 1843 inclusive for the marriage of a William Heath. There are several, but none with a matching marriage of Maria Shee*.