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Mrs Augusta Williams

Mrs Augusta Williams

This is possibly Mrs Augusta Williams, the wife of John Williams, a merchant in 'China trade.' The couple appear on the 1861 census living at 14 Gloucester Crescent North, Paddington, London. At the time of the census, Mr Williams was 38 and his wife was 25.

Baptised on 12 February 1836 in Liverpool, Augusta Elizabeth Fischer was the daughter of merchant Maximilian Fischer and his wife Elizabeth.

On 5 April 1853 she married John Williams 'at the British Consulate and again at the church at Canton.' According to the announcement of the marriage in the Morning Advertiser (1 June 1853), she was the 'second daughter of Maximilian Fischer, Esq., of the same place.'

Mrs Williams died, aged 34, on 7 March 1870 at 5 Elvaston Place, South Kensington.

Photographed on 4 April 1862 by Camille Silvy of London.

Code: 126874
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