William Upton

b. 12/09/1837
Parish of Bromley, Bromley, Bromley, Kent
bap. 08/10/1837 Bromley, Kent
d. 14/06/1914 42 Brightfield Road, Lee, LEWISHAM, London


Thomas Upton d. 13/09/1840
Sarah Sales d. 10/07/1856
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m. 23/12/1860
Mary Ann Vinten Woolwich, Kent d. 27/02/1917


bap. 21/09/1856 William Vinten Eltham (at baptism)
b. 1859 (app) Eliza Vinten Kent Eltham
b. 1861 (app) Maryann Upton Kent Eltham/Lee Green
b. 07/10/1862 Albert Thomas Upton Lee Green Eltham d. 11/12/1937
b. 1863 (app) Henry Upton Kent Lee/Kent Lee Green
b. 1867 (app) Edward John Upton Kent Lee/Lee Kent/Lee S E
b. 1869 (app) Charles Upton Kent Lee/London Lee
b. 05/10/1871 Richard Upton Lee (at baptism)
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Note: Includes only children from certificates, baptism entries, or from census entries where the relationship is specified. For married women, please see their husband's entry for children from censuses.


1851 Smith
1860 Smith
1861 Blacksmith
1862 General Laborer
1871 General Labourer ????
1871 Laborer
1881 Labourer
1887 Labourer
1888 Labourer
1888 Road Labourer
1891 Labourer general
1893 Labourer
1901 ??? ???
1907 Road Labourer
1911 Labourer
1914 Road Sweeper

Also known as

William Uptin

Did You Know?

  • Over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries (often at the same time) there have been Uptons living at numbers 19, 21, 23, 26, 27, 40, 41, 42, 58, 74, 80 and 87 of Brightfield Road in Lee.

Documentary Sources


At Lewisham, on Tuesday, on the body of William Upton, aged 76, of 42, Brightfield-road, Lee. -The widow said that her husband, who had been a road sweeper in the employ of the Lewisham Borough Council, had had very bad health, and no one knew his sufferings except himself. He was ruptured and had shocking pains in the head. She had never heard him threaten suicide, but she thought that the thunderstorm on Sunday affected him. He went into the garden between three and four o'clock, and he was afterwards brought from the lavatory and placed on the bed, where he was found to be dead. He was known by the nickname of "Cuckoo". -John Mawer, a painter, also of 42, Brightfield-road, said he had never known the old man to be depressed or seen him the worse for liquor. On Sunday witness went to the lavatory at 4.15 and found Upton in a kneeling position, his feet being o? the ground. A rope which was round his neck was attached to an iron bar. -Police-constable King, 279R, coroner's officer for Lee, said he found a letter on deceased's shirt, and this the Coroner read as follows: "I now write a few lines down telling all of your doings to me and how I have suffered night and day till I am sick of my life. Mr. doctor's medicine stuff done me no good and the sufferings be too much. So good-bye all of you. God bless you all. I hope He will forgive me." -Dr. Jon Burroughs, of Lee High-road, deposed that the old man suffered from a double rupture and chronic bronchitis which he said had driven him mad. Death was consistent with suffocation, produced by hanging. -The jury returned a verdict of "Suicide during temporary insanity"

Lewisham Local History & Archives Centre


12/09/1837 Bromley, Bromley, BROMLEY, Kent
08/10/1837 Plaistow, Bromley, Kent
08/10/1837 [Church], Bromley, Kent
07/06/1841 Plaistow, Bromley, Kent
30/03/1851 Plaistow, Bromley, Kent
23/12/1860 the Parish Church, Woolwich, Kent
23/12/1860 Union Street, Kent
07/04/1861 3 Cottages, Eltham, Kent
29/10/1871 Lee, [St Margaret's,] Lee, Kent
29/10/1871 Church, Lee, Kent
05/04/1891 42 Brightfield Road, Lee, St Margarets, Kent
31/03/1901 42 Brightfield Road, Lee, St Margarets, Kent
02/04/1911 42 Brightfield Road, Lee, St Margarets, Kent
14/06/1914 42 Brightfield Road, Lee, St Margarets, Kent
Please note that map data is based on modern streets and house numbers (where a street of that name still exists), and may not reflect the actual historical location.