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William Joseph ENNEVER

Male 1803 - 1885  (~ 82 years)


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  • Name William Joseph ENNEVER 
    Born Hornchurch, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 2 Jan 1803  Parish Church, St Andrew, Hornchurch, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name recorded as William Joseph J(?).
      Parents recorded as Robert and Mary Enever.
      Day of baptism not recorded.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 22 Dec 1822 
    Trade 
    Living 20 Jan 1824  St Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living 22 Dec 1824  St Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living 23 Jan 1827  Upper Charlton Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 23 Jan 1827 
    Piano forte maker 
    Living 10 Aug 1828  Upper Dorset Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 10 Aug 1828 
    Trade 
    Living 25 Apr 1830  Upper Dorset Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 25 Apr 1830 
    Piano-forte Maker 
    Living 26 Oct 1832  North Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 26 Oct 1832 
    Piano Forte Maker 
    Living 1 Jan 1833  30 Mary Street, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1 Jan 1833 
    Pianoforte maker 
    Living 6 Dec 1833  30 Mary Street, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 6 Dec 1833 
    Pianoforte Maker 
    Living 27 Jul 1834  30 Mary Street, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 27 Jul 1834 
    Trade 
    Living 28 Jun 1838  30 Mary Street, Hampstead Road, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 28 Jun 1838 
    Piano Forte Maker 
    Living 18 Aug 1840  29 Polygon, Somers Town, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 18 Aug 1840 
    Pianoforte Maker 
    Occupation 1841 
    Pianoforte M(aker) 
    Census 1 Jun 1841  William Street, Regent's Park, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Address probably the same as Margaret's at the time of the wedding ie 15 William Street, Hampstead Road.
    Living 2 Dec 1841  15 William Street, Hampstead Road, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 2 Dec 1841 
    Piano Forte Maker 
    Living 18 May 1844  11 Polygon, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 18 May 1844 
    Pianoforte Maker 
    Living 5 Sep 1846  11 Polygon, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 5 Sep 1846 
    Pianoforte Maker 
    Misc 1850 
    WJ Ennever & Son piano held in Finchcocks collection. 
    Patent No. 490 granted to James Steedman
    Patent No. 490 granted to James Steedman
    The W. J. Ennever & Son piano in my possession indicates that a patent has been granted for its design. No patent can be found in the name of Ennever, however.
    Misc 1851  Crystal Palace Exhibition Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ennever and Steedman 
    • "...and an elegant semi-cottage instrument, by Ennever and Steedman, in walnut marqueterie, with a peculiar keyboard: mother-of-pearl being substituted for ivory on the white keys, and tortoiseshell for ebony on the black ones."
    Ennever and Steedman
    Ennever and Steedman
    Showed two pianos at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition

    Source: Makers of the Piano: 1820-1860
     By Martha Novak Clinkscale
    Ennever & Steedman
    Ennever & Steedman
    Yorkshire Gazette - Saturday 13 January 1855
    Piano-Fortes
    Piano-Fortes
    Newcastle Courant
    Occupation 1851 
    Pianoforte maker (40 (or 60?) men) 
    Census 1 Apr 1851  5 Robert Street, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birthplace recorded as Hornchurch.
    Misc 4 Oct 1852  Werrington Street, Oakley Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Partnership Dissolved 
    Partnerships Dissolved
    Partnerships Dissolved
    Notices from The London Gazette
    Birmingham Gazette
    Misc 19 Sep 1854  Werrington Street, Oakley Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bankruptcy 
    Perry's Bankrupt Gazette
    Perry's Bankrupt Gazette
    Misc 19 Sep 1854  Richmond Buildings, Dean Street, Soho Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bankruptcy 
    Misc 23 Jun 1859 
    Pianoforte advertised for sale in The Times 
    Ennever pianoforte for sale
    Ennever pianoforte for sale
    Advertised in The Times 23/6/1859
    Occupation 1861 
    Pianoforte maker 
    Living 13 Feb 1861  18 Soho Square, Westminster, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate (Grant of) 13 Feb 1861 
    • Granted probate for the estate of his wife, Margaret Juanna Ennever nee Hederman.
    Occupation 13 Feb 1861 
    Pianoforte Maker 
    Census 1 Apr 1861  18 Soho Square, Westminster, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birthplace recorded as Rainham.
      Widower.
    Occupation 1871 
    Pianoforte Maker Master employing 14 men and 3 boys 
    Census 1 Apr 1871  18 Soho Square, Westminster, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birthplace recorded as Hornchurch.
    Census 1 Apr 1881  127 Queens Crescent, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birthplace recorded as Hornchurch.
    Misc 1883 
    Sandon & Steedman began making pianos around 1883, possibly following on from Ennever and Steedman. 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1883 
    Pianoforte Maker 
    Living May 1885  127 Queen's Crescent, Haverstock Hill, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 May 1885  St George's Hospital, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 29 May 1885 
    • ENNEVER William Joseph Personal Estate £768.11.6d. 29 May The Will of
      William Joseph Ennever late of 127 Queen's-crescent Haverstock Hill in the County
      of Middlesex Pianoforte Maker who died 14 May 1885 at St. George's Hospital in the
      said County was proved at the Principal Registry by William Joseph Ennever of 57
      Berner's-street in the said County and of 127 Queen's-crescent Pianoforte Maker
      the Son the sole Executor. (age 82)
    William Joseph Ennever
    William Joseph Ennever
    National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations)
    Person ID I129  1. Essex Ennevers
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2013 

    Father Robert ENNEVER,   Chr:  8 Sep 1776, St Nicholas Church, South Ockendon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Mar 1841, Marylebone District, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Mary KNIGHT,   Born:  1770/1, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Sep 1848, Marylebone District, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1802  Parish Church, St Helen and St Giles, Rainham, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Robert Enever & Mary Knight
    Robert Enever & Mary Knight
    Parish register
    Family histories
    The French Connection
    The French Connection
    A collection of early and more recent family connections with France.
    Family ID F161  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (spouse) 1 Jane KING,   Born:  1797/8,   Died:  28 Jun 1838, 30 Mary Street, Hampstead Road, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1824  Parish of St Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage witnessed by Robert Ennever, who could be his father or younger brother.
    William Joseph Ennever & Jane King
    William Joseph Ennever & Jane King
    Parish register
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Jane ENNEVER,   Born:  26 Nov 1823, St Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     2. Ann Maria ENNEVER,   Born:  20 Oct 1826, St Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  24 Jan 1895, Bourges, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Mary Ann ENNEVER,   Born:  16 Jul 1828,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
    +4. William Joseph ENNEVER,   Born:  24 Feb 1830, Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  3 Sep 1917, 'Tiverton', 23 Inverness Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Rebecca Emma ENNEVER,   Born:  28 Sep 1832, St Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     6. Catharine Ann ENNEVER,   Born:  28 Sep 1832, St Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1909, Blything District, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Jane ENNEVER,   Born:  3 Jul 1834, Somerstown, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1903, Chorlton District, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Family histories
    Occupations
    Occupations
    A description of the some of the more unusual or interesting occupations undertaken by Ennevers and others.
    The French Connection
    The French Connection
    A collection of early and more recent family connections with France.
    Piano manufacturers:
W. J. Ennever & Son and Ennever & Steedman, pianoforte manufacturers in London and the related Nunns family, pianoforte manufacturers of New York.
    Piano manufacturers: W. J. Ennever & Son and Ennever & Steedman, pianoforte manufacturers in London and the related Nunns family, pianoforte manufacturers of New York.
    A short history of the Ennever and Nunns pianoforte makers.
    Questions remaining
    Questions remaining
    Some of the mysteries and outstanding questions about the Ennevers and associated families that you may be able to help me with.
    Family ID F388  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (spouse) 2 Margaret Juanna HEDERMAN,   Born:  1819/20, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  11 Jan 1861, 18 Soho Square, Westminster, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1840  St Aloysius's Chapel, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Julia Margaret ENNEVER,   Born:  2 Dec 1841, 15 William Street, Hampstead Road, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1843  (Age 1 years)
     2. Rosa Mary ENNEVER,   Born:  18 May 1844, 11 Polygon, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1874, St Pancras District, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     3. Margaret Louisa ENNEVER,   Born:  5 Sep 1846, 11 Polygon, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1849, St Pancras District, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. Joseph William ENNEVER,   Born:  1849/50, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1851  (Age 1 years)
     5. Eliza Georgiana ENNEVER,   Born:  1852, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  3 Jan 1939, 35 Clevedon Mansions, Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. George Vincent ENNEVER,   Born:  1854, St Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  20 Feb 1902, 14 Crescent Road, Margate, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Family histories
    Occupations
    Occupations
    A description of the some of the more unusual or interesting occupations undertaken by Ennevers and others.
    Piano manufacturers:
W. J. Ennever & Son and Ennever & Steedman, pianoforte manufacturers in London and the related Nunns family, pianoforte manufacturers of New York.
    Piano manufacturers: W. J. Ennever & Son and Ennever & Steedman, pianoforte manufacturers in London and the related Nunns family, pianoforte manufacturers of New York.
    A short history of the Ennever and Nunns pianoforte makers.
    Questions remaining
    Questions remaining
    Some of the mysteries and outstanding questions about the Ennevers and associated families that you may be able to help me with.
    Family ID F43  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - - Hornchurch, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 2 Jan 1803 - Parish Church, St Andrew, Hornchurch, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 20 Jan 1824 - St Marylebone, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jan 1824 - Parish of St Marylebone, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 22 Dec 1824 - St Marylebone, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 23 Jan 1827 - Upper Charlton Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 10 Aug 1828 - Upper Dorset Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 25 Apr 1830 - Upper Dorset Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 26 Oct 1832 - North Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 1 Jan 1833 - 30 Mary Street, St Pancras, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 6 Dec 1833 - 30 Mary Street, St Pancras, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 27 Jul 1834 - 30 Mary Street, St Pancras, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 28 Jun 1838 - 30 Mary Street, Hampstead Road, St Pancras, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 18 Aug 1840 - 29 Polygon, Somers Town, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Aug 1840 - St Aloysius's Chapel, St Pancras, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1841 - William Street, Regent's Park, St Pancras, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 2 Dec 1841 - 15 William Street, Hampstead Road, St Pancras, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 18 May 1844 - 11 Polygon, St Pancras, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 5 Sep 1846 - 11 Polygon, St Pancras, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - Ennever and Steedman - 1851 - Crystal Palace Exhibition Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1851 - 5 Robert Street, St Pancras, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - Partnership Dissolved - 4 Oct 1852 - Werrington Street, Oakley Square, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - Bankruptcy - 19 Sep 1854 - Werrington Street, Oakley Square, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - Bankruptcy - 19 Sep 1854 - Richmond Buildings, Dean Street, Soho Square, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 13 Feb 1861 - 18 Soho Square, Westminster, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1861 - 18 Soho Square, Westminster, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1871 - 18 Soho Square, Westminster, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1881 - 127 Queens Crescent, St Pancras, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - May 1885 - 127 Queen's Crescent, Haverstock Hill, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 May 1885 - St George's Hospital, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
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