William Walter Bickle1

(4 June 1895 - after 1911)
FatherRichard Henry Bickell2,1 (cir. Jul 1859 - aft. 1911)
MotherMary Louisa Gibbs2,1 (cir. 1861 - Jun 1894)
Relationship7th cousin 1 time removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     William Walter Bickle was born on 4 Jun 1895 Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, DEV, ENG, this being nearly a year after his named mother was buried !!2,1,3,4,5 He was baptized on 18 Jul 1895 in the Par. of Meavy, DEV, ENG; #767 shows William Walter as son of Richard Henry (publican) & Mary Louisa Bickle of The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy (margin annotation shows born Jun 4th 1895.)1
     William Walter Bickle died aft. 1911 ?Meavy, DEV, ENG.6
     Although the parish register clearly shows Walter's birth and baptism are Jun/Jul 1895, with parents Richard & Mary Louisa BICKELL, they also show that his mother died 28th Jun and was buried 1 Jul 1894.
My initial assumption was that his birth year was 1894 and he was baptized a year later.
Then that his mother's burial was misdated, given that it was one of a small number at the top of a page headed 1894, but including none for 1895, then a number of 1896 burials.
However, the birth and death registers show Mary Louisa's death registered 1894 Q2, and William's birth registered 1895 Qtr 3.5,3,1,7

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     William Walter Bickle appeared on the census of 1901 Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, Dist of Tavistock, DEV, ENG, in the household of Richard Henry Bickell and Mary Willcocks Bickle as son of Richard.2 William Walter Bickle appeared on the census of 1911 Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, DEV, ENG, in the household of Richard Henry Bickell and Mary Willcocks Bickle as son of Richard.6
Last Edited4 Dec 2012


  1. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Birth 4 Jun Bap. 28 Jul 1895 William Walter to Richard Henry & Mary Louisa BICKLE, from Meavy baptsism 1813-1901, extracted Jan 2007.
  2. 1901 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Meavy, DEV RG13/2117 ED 17 Sched 41, hsehold of Richard & Mary BICKLE, extracted Dec 2006.
  3. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Dth 28 Jun Bur. 1 Jul 1894 Mary Louisa BICKLE, aged 33, Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, from Plymouth & West Devon Record Office Collection, extracted from image Dec 2012.
  4. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Dec 2012.
  5. Findmypast online at http://www.findmypast.com, Birth 1895 Q3 William Walter BICKLE, reg. Tavistock, DEV 5b/341, extracted Dec 2012.
  6. 1911 Census images, ENG, http://www.findmypast.co.uk/CensusPersonStartSearchServlet , http://ancestry.com, Meavy, Dist of Tavistock, DEV RG14; Piece: 13081; Sched 1, hsehold of Richard H & Mary W BICKLE, extracted Dec 2012.
  7. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Dth 1894 Q2 Mary Louisa BICKLE, reg. Tavistock, 5b/227, aged 33, extracted Oct 2008.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.