William Winder was the seventh child of Edmund Winder & Elizabeth Style born October 24th, 1793 at Burnham Abbey farm, Burnham and christened November 21st, 1793 at St. Peter’s Burnham.
William married Mary Austin on August 26th,1824 at Holborn St Andrew, London. Mary was born October 10th & christened December 19th, 1802 at Burnham, Bucks, the daughter of Elizabeth & Richard Austin, a market gardener. Witnesses at the wedding were George Figg and H (?) Austin.
Record of marriage of William Winder & Mary Austin from Pallott's Index
From 1825 to 1827 William & Mary lived at Burnham & William was a mealman. William had been in partnership with his brother Edmund, also a mealman, but this partnership was dissolved by mutual consent on December 31st, 1825. (Windsor & Eton Express, March 4th, 1826)
At the time of the birth of daughter Harriett Anna in 1830 William was a police officer & the family were now living at Cobourg Street, Clerkenwell.
William was still a policeman in 1832 when daughter Mary Ann was baptized & their address was Skinner St, Clerkenwell.
By 1837 William & family were living at 6 Buxton St, Islington when daughter Charlotte was christened & William was now a shopman.
William was mentioned in his mother’s will of 1840. She expressly desired that William should not become a beneficiary until he had paid back debts owed to her. Mary’s father Richard Austin also died in 1840 & in his will he left £100 to Mary & a share of his possessions.
William & Mary had a son, Edmund, who died on April 17th, 1841, aged 1 year and 10 months. Edmund was referred to as the son of Mr Winder of Aylesbury, a turnkey in the death announcement.
William died on June 1st, 1841, just before census day (June 6th) 1841 and was in fact buried on census day at St. Mary’s, Aylesbury, Bucks. His death certificate shows that his occupation was a ‘turnkey’. He had recently been appointed as such at Aylesbury jail.
William's death certificate
At the time of the 1841 census Mary was living at Walton St, Aylesbury, Bucks with children William (16), Harriett (11), Mary Ann (9) & Charlotte (5). Mary was described as independent. Daughter Elizabeth (14) was living in Burnham at Horse Harness farm, the home of Giles & Mary Tombs. Also living there was Emma Lovett (15) an apprentice dressmaker.
At the Quarter Sessions of Aylesbury on October 21st, 1841 the report of the visiting justices of the gaol granted widowed Mary the sum of £5 as a gratuitous pension. (Oxford Chronicle & Reading Gazette, October 30th, 1841)
At the time of the marriage of their second child Elizabeth to William Webster in 1850 in St Sepulchre’s Parish, London, her father was given as William, occupation "mealman" . There was no mention of William Winder senior being deceased on either this marriage cerificate, or on the marriage certificate for son William junior in 1852, when William senior was described as "surveyor".
The children of William Winder & Mary Austin were:
wi.4.7.1 William Winder christened
May 12th, 1825 at St. Peter's Burnham; died 1910 at Eton
wi.4.7.2 Elizabeth Winder christened May 19th, 1827 at St. Peter's Burnham; died February 4th, 1900
wi.4.7.3 Harriett Anna Winder born March 30th,1830 & christened April 18th, 1830 at St James, Clerkenwell; died November 24th, 1871 at Barge Farm, Taplow
wi.4.7.4 Mary Ann Winder born May 15th, 1832 at Skinner St, Clerkenwell & christened September 2nd, 1832 at St James, Clerkenwell
wi.4.7.5 Charlotte Winder born at 6 Buxton St, Islington & christened March 26th, 1837 at St Clement, City Rd, Islington
wi.4.7.6 Edmund Winder born Oct-December 1839; died April 17th, 1841 at Aylesbury, Bucks
Widowed Mary married again in 1845. She married William Andrews on June 7th at St Pancras Parish Chapel, Camden, London. William was a widower & a baker, the son of William Andrews, a labourer. Witnesses at the wedding were William George Hunter & Caroline Prescott. William was born c1788 at Amersham, Bucks.
In 1851 Mary & William Andrews were living at Farnham Royal, Bucks where William was a baker employing 1 man. With them was William’s daughter Elizabeth (46?), a school mistress & a 1 year old son George. This was William & Mary’s son, George Thomas Andrews christened August 19th, 1849.
William died in 1859 & was buried on March 8th at Farnham Royal.
By 1861 widowed Mary was head of the household & working as a post mistress in Farnham Royal. Son George was a scholar & daughter-in-law Elizabeth continued to live with her & was still a school mistress. Also with them were 2 lodgers, Samuel Skudder, a school master, & William Large, a pupil teacher.