Yet to be summarised.
Parents and family
The 1841 Census entry suggests that his mother's name may have been Ann.
Based on the 1851 Census this would have been about 1813 and in Bloomsbury, London.
Childhood and education
Unknown prior to marriage.
In about 1838 (according to the 1841 Census) their
daughter Martha PRITCHARD was born somewhere in Middlesex. Probable
registration is Martha Mary PRITCHARD,Sep Quarter 1837,
Shoreditch, 2, 162. Shoreditch registration area spanned areas in
both London and Middlesex.
In about 1840 (according to the 1851
Census) their son Benjamin PRITCHARD was born in St Saviour, Southwark,
Surrey. Probable registration Benjamin PRITCHARD,December Quarter
1839, St Saviours, 4, 447. Benjamin would later become a warehouseman
in a straw hat warehouse. He married Agnes M [CHEESE?]
Census lists him at Wellington Place, St Mary Newington, Lambeth, London. At which time the family comprised:
- Ann PRITCHARD, 59, , not born in county
- Benjamin PRITCHARD, 28, Cook, not born in county
- Martha PRITCHARD, 24, , born in county
- Martha PRITCHARD, 3, , born in county
- Benjamin PRITCHARD, 1, , born in county
Ann PRITCHARD death was registered in Sep Quarter 1843 in Newington,
who might be the older lady on this census entry. Details not requested
In about 1843 (according to the 1851 Census) their
daughter Mary A PRITCHARD was born in Newington, London, Surrey.
Probable registration is PRITCHARD, Mary Ann, Dec Quarter 1842,
Newington, 4, 327.
The 1851 Census lists him at 1 Marble
Court, St Olaves, Southwark, Surrey. At which time the family comprised
- Benjamin PRITCHARD, Head, Mar[ried], 38, Labourer, Middlesex, Bloomsbury.
Wife, Mar, 34, Needle Woman, Surrey, Brixton
- Benjamin, Son, , 11, Errand Boy, Surrey, St Saviours
- Mary A, Daur, , 8, , Surrey, Newington
- Maria, Daur, , 2,
, Surrey, St Olaves
- Henry, Son, , 10m.,
, Surrey, St Olaves
In about Jun 1850 (according to the 1851 Census)
their son Henry PRITCHARD was born in St John's Southwark, Surrey.
Probable registration is Henry Pritchard, Jun Quarter 1850, St Olave
Southwark, 4a 512.
In about 1857 (according to the 1861 Census) their daughter Minnie Charlotte PRITCHARD
was born in Bermondsey, Surrey. Between 1856 & 1858 the only one candidate registration.
Charlotte PRITCHARD, 1856, September Quarter, St Olave S, 1d, 33.
After his death Minnie Charlotte PRITCHARD gave her father's occupation on her marriage certificate as 'Slater'
Last Will and Testament
Unknown if he left one.
Martha was widowed at some point between the census of 1851 and that of 1861.
name Benjamin PRITCHARD is not a common one and there are only 12 death
registrations in that name between 1851 and 1861. There is a probable
for a Benjamin PRITCHARD in Jun Quarter 1859 St Olave, Southwark,
London/Surrey, 1d 28. This being the only one that is certainly in
London (there is one in 1855 whose location is not readable), is also
in the region in which he was last recorded on the Census.
The St Olave region covers Bermondsey, Horsleydown, Rotherhithe, and three districts of Southwark.
Under the heading Middlesex Sessions
, Reynolds's [sic] Newspaper carried the following tragic account of his death:
Suicide in a Water-butt. --- On Mon-
day, Mr W. Payne, the
coroner for Southwark, received
information of the death of Mr.
Benjamin Pritchard, of
Long Lane, Bermondsey, who committed
The deceased has been in a very desponding state
for some weeks past. On the previous Saturday morn-
he got out of bed and put his trousers on, and
went down stairs.
His wife on going into the yard was
horrified at finding him
drowned in the water-butt. No
cause is assigned.
Reynolds's Newspaper, London,
England. 24 Apr 1859
Descendants and notable relations