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William Key

M, #143, b. 15 October 1867, d. 5 March 1927
  • (Child) Birth*: William Key was born on 15 October 1867 at Gotterstone, parish of Dundee, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1867 births in the 1st district of the burgh of Dundee in the county of Forfar; ref 1889; William Key, 1867 October fifteenth 6h 0m am Gotterstone parish of Dundee, male parents George Key farm servant and Ann Key ms Ford married 1866 Dec 28 Inverkeillor, signed George Key father present, registered 1867 October 28th at Dundee Jas Johnston registrar.1
  • He was the son of George Key and Ann Gibson Ford.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: William Key married Annie Fielding Doig on 22 December 1886 at 7 Yeaman Shore, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1886 marriages in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee; 1886 on the twenty-second day of December at 7 Yeaman Shore Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; William Key grocer master bachelor, 20, 22 Raglan Street Dundee, George Key harbour porter, Ann Key ms Ford; Annie Fielding Doig sack machinist spinster, 21, 7 Yeaman Shore Dundee, James Doig shoemaker (dec) Elizabeth Doig ms Marnie (dec); William Smith minister of St Pauls (Sc Church) Dundee, Peter Mackay, Helen Doig witnesses.2
  • Anecdote forWeb*: Margaret Kinnear Adamson Bell recalls being told by her mother, Georgina Key that as a schoolgirl she went to Huntingdon during school holidays to help out with the family there as 'Uncle Will' was married young. He was the oldest of the family and Georgina was the youngest of the four girls. Will's famiily lived later in Catford, London.3
  • Death*: William Key died on 5 March 1927 at Lewisham, London, England, at age 59; In loving memory of William Key, beloved husband of Annie Doig, who was called to rest, March 5th 1927, in his 60th year. Interred, family grave, Ladywell cemetery [Lewisham] plot D3986.
    Sleep on, dear Father, God thought it best to take thee to thy heavenly rest.
    "God's finger touched him, and he slept."4,5
  • Burial*: He was buried after 5 March 1927 at Plot D3986, Ladywell Cemetery, Lewisham, London, England.5
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Annie Fielding Doig died in March 1939 at Lewisham, London, England.4

Census Events

Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of George Key in the 1871 census at Catherine Street no 4, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Key, son, 3, Dundee; George Key, head, mar, 29, harbour porter, Monifieth Forfarshire; Ann Key, wife, mar, 32, Barry Forfarshire; 2 rooms with windows.6
Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of George Key and Ann Gibson Ford in the 1881 census at 2 Crescent Lane, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Key, son, unm, 13, message boy, Dundee; George Key, head, mar, 39, porter harbour, Monifieth; Ann Key, wife, mar, 42, Monifieth.7
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at Broughty Place, King Street, Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Key, head, mar, 24, commercial traveller tea, employed, Forfarshire Dundee; Annie Key, wife, mar, 25, Rossie Island, Craig; 3 rooms with windows; also in the household were Annie Fielding Doig, Helen Fielding Doig Key, Annie Gibson Ford Key and Margaret Scott Key.8,9
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 25 Park Road, Ilford, Essex, England. William Key, head, mar, 34, commercial traveller, Scotland; Annie Key, wife, mar, 35, Scotland; also in the household were Annie Fielding Doig, Helen Fielding Doig Key, Annie Gibson Ford Key, Margaret Scott Key, George F Key and Lizzie Marnie Key.10
Head of Household31 March 1911He was listed as head of household along with spouse Annie Fielding Doig in the 1911 census at 40 Colfe Road, Forest Hill, Lewisham, London, England. W Key, head, 43, married, Fish Company Manager, Forfarshire, Scotch; A Key, wife, 45, married 24 years 6 children born, 5 living, one died, Forfarshire, Scotch; seven rooms; also in the household were Helen Fielding Doig Key, Annie Gibson Ford Key, Margaret Scott Key, Lizzie Marnie Key and George F Key.11
Last Edited: 13 May 2018

Parents:

Father*: George Key b. 16 Mar 1842, d. 29 Nov 1908
Mother*: Ann Gibson Ford b. b 30 Mar 1839, d. 7 Jun 1904

Family:

Annie Fielding Doig b. c 1865, d. Mar 1939
  • (Groom) Marriage*: William Key married Annie Fielding Doig on 22 December 1886 at 7 Yeaman Shore, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1886 marriages in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee; 1886 on the twenty-second day of December at 7 Yeaman Shore Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; William Key grocer master bachelor, 20, 22 Raglan Street Dundee, George Key harbour porter, Ann Key ms Ford; Annie Fielding Doig sack machinist spinster, 21, 7 Yeaman Shore Dundee, James Doig shoemaker (dec) Elizabeth Doig ms Marnie (dec); William Smith minister of St Pauls (Sc Church) Dundee, Peter Mackay, Helen Doig witnesses.2

Children:

Helen Fielding Doig Key b. c 1887, d. Mar 1973
Annie Gibson Ford Key b. 12 Nov 1889, d. Jun 1979
Margaret Scott Key+ b. 10 Mar 1891, d. Dec 1979
George F Key b. c 1895, d. Dec 1920
Lizzie Marnie Key+ b. bt 1 Apr 1897 - 30 Jun 1897

Citations

  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Birth 1867 Dundee ref 282/01 1889 [Aug 2009].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory marriages 1886 St Clement Dundee 282/03 0152 [image held: May 2008].
  3. [S6] MKAB via DDB [July 2004].
  4. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England. [Aug 2013]
  5. [S6] From photo of memorial
    JT [May 2018].
  6. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Census Dundee 1st Division St Mary 1871 282/04 029/04 059 [Aug 2007].
  7. [S30] LDS 1881 Census [Aug 2007].
  8. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, census 1891 310/00 003/00 023 [May 2008].
  9. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Monifieth; ED: 3; Page: 23; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1891_103. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Nov 2012]
  10. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) 1901 census online [May 2008].
  11. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 2829. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), 1911. [Aug 2013]