William Mendenhall

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William Mendenhall

Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England
Death: Died in South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of William Mendenhall and Anna Mendenhall
Husband of Mary Mendenhall and Louisa Mendenhall
Father of William Mendenhall; Mary Ann James; Kate Mendenhall; Emily Fletcher; William Mendenhall and 3 others
Brother of Harriet Dupe; Edward Mendenhall; William Mendenhall; Helen Mendenhall; Isabelle Hatcher and 7 others

Occupation: Laceman and glover
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About William Mendenhall

William Mendenhall was born Jan. 25th, 1818 in England and died in South Africa, most likely in Natal. He was the son of William Mendenhall and Anna Wood.

William married (1). Married Mary Haworth and had four children. After Mary died, he married (2) Louisa Dickinson, July 26th, 1859, at Bath, England, and sailed for Port Natal, South Africa, two days later. Great Britain was in the midst of a depression in the 1840s, causing many millions of her inhabitants to emigrate, mainly to the United States, Canada and Australia. Natal received a small percentage of these emigrating masses.William and Louisa had four children, all born in South Africa.

William appeared in Silverthorne's 1841 Bath Directory:

  • Mendenhall William, jun., Laceman & Glover, 7, Corridor

William appeared in the UK 1841 Census:

  • 7 Richmond Place, Walcot, Walcot, Bath, Somerset.
  • Mendenhall, William, 20(to 25 years), M(ale), Lace Maker, Y(es - Born in County).

Children of William Mendenhall and first wife, Mary Howerth, all born in England:

  • 1. William, who died when a boy.
  • 2. Mary Ann, born Sept. 20th, 1848.
  • 3. Kate, born Nov. 18th, 1850.
  • 4. Emily, born Oct. 23rd, 1852.

Children of William Mendenhall and second wife, Louisa Dickinson, all born in Africa:

  • 1. William
  • 2. Edward George
  • 3. Laura Grace
  • 4. Helen

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William Mendenhall's Timeline

January 25, 1818
Bath, Somerset, England
March 24, 1844
Age 26
Bath, Somerset, England
February 10, 1845
Age 27
Bath, Somerset, England
September 20, 1848
Age 30
Bath, Somerset, England
October 23, 1850
Age 32
Bath, Somerset, England
October 23, 1852
Age 34
July 26, 1859
Age 41
Bath, England
January 30, 1861
Age 43
Natal, South Africa
June 22, 1862
Age 44
South Africa
November 18, 1864
Age 46
South Africa