Madder in London - William

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William Madder married Elizabeth Page DALLAS in 1775. According to his will of 1797, William was a brewer and may have been the son of Samuel Madder, vintner of Exeter. At his death he was living at Hollen Street, near Oxford Street. Elizabeth Page was the daughter of John DALLAS and she died in 1821, at the age of 70. She was living in Bear Alley, Fleet Market.


William And Elizabeth had six children but two, Elizabeth Bland (1784) and Ann Dallas (1786) may have died young as only four are mentioned in Elizabeth’s Will.


John Frederick was baptized in 1766 at St Clement Danes and married Mary PHILIPPO in 1811 in Greenwich. They do not appear to have had any children. John was a Tin Plate Maker and died in 1846. He received £150 Bank of England stock in his mothers will.


The eldest daughter, Maria married George WEBBER in 1804. She was bequeathed all her mothers wearing apparel, to be shared with her sister and £150 Bank of England stock.


The younger son was William, born around 1783. Like his brother he was a Tin Plate Maker. He said he was a widower when he married Mary PEDELL in 1815 and they had four daughters: Maria Louisa (1815), Harriott (1818), Mary Ann (1820) and Amelia (1824). Both Maria Louisa and Mary Ann married the same person, William Henry BOWLES, although I haven’t found the death of Maria. Harriott died as a child and Amelia was calling herself Elizabeth in the 1851 census when she was visiting her sister in Greenwich. William received £100 Bank of England stock in his mothers will.


Mary Ann Thompson, baptised in 1791 at St George, Bloomsbury married William SPARKES in 1810. She received £100 Bank of England stock in her mothers will, as well as half her wearing apparel and her watch.




* On 10th January 1798 Elizabeth HILLIARD alias COX was charged at the Old Bailey for stealing two bonnets. Both John Frederick and Elizabeth Page Madder gave evidence – the accused lodged her house. The same person was accused of stealing an iron vice, value 5s, belonging to John Frederick Madder, but he didn’t appear. She was found not guilty of both crimes.