George William Muller

Male 1847 - 1924  (77 years)


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  • Name George William Muller 
    Born 9 May 1847  Sunderland, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Career Dorothy Simpson (nee Muller) recalled c.1980 that he ran away from boarding school in Yorkshire to sea; dock superintendent for cargo in Royal Docks; first wife left a son two daughters in East Ham. Dorothy also recalled that Elizabeth was his second wife. Betty Simpson recalled c.2010: Captain in Merchant Navy, later Superintendent of Cargo at the Royal Group of Docks, Port of London (mainly on the Isle of Dogs); left his widow virtually destitute because he was over-generous and open-handed to unemployed dockworkers; he felt sorry for them and used to invite them home for supper; she had to take in paying guests to survive.  [1
    Address Lived 11 Osborne Road, Forest Gate, London. This property seems to have been sold or passed to the Simpsons, who lived there in the 1920s and who married into the Muller family (David Caldow Simpson married Dorothy Helen Muller in 1918)   [1
    Census 1851  Durham, West Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    4 Spring Garden Lane.

    William Whitfield, head, mar, 58yrs, House agent - publican, Greatham, Durham.
    Elizabeth Whitfield, wife, mar, 58yrs, Sunderland, Durham.
    Mary Muller, daughter, mar, 23yrs, Glass Chemists wife, Sunderland, Durham.
    Elizabeth Whitfield, daughter, unmarried, 18yr, Sunderland, Durham.
    George W. Muller, grandson, 3yrs, Sunderland, Durham.
    Rodolphe Muller, grandson, 2yrs, Sunderland, Durham. 
    Census 1861  Durham, Sunderland, Bishopwearmouth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    15 Bedford Street.

    William Whitfield, head, Wid, 67yrs, Publican, Greatham, Durham.
    Mary Muller, daughter, mar, 31yrs, Barmaid, Sunderland, Durham.
    Elizabeth Whitfield, daughter, unmarried, 28yr, Barmaid, Sunderland, Durham.
    George Muller, grandson, 14yrs, Sunderland, Durham.
    Rodolph Muller, grandson, 12yrs, Sunderland, Durham.
    1 servant 
    Census 1891  Essex, West Ham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    20 Gower Rd.

    George W. Muller, head, 44yrs, Ship's clerk, Durham, Sunderland.
    Elizabeth Muller, wife, 27yrs, London Southward.
    Arthur A. Lewin, boarder,20yrs, Doctor of Medicine, Canada

     
    Census 1901  Essex, West Ham, Forest Gate. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    11 Osborne Road.

    George Muller Head 54, Shipping Clerk, (C.L.)? working on own account, Sunderland Durham.
    Elizabeth Muller Wife 37, London Surrey.
    Mary Muller Mother, Widow, 73, Sunderland Durham.
    Gerard Muller Son 6, West Ham Essex.
    Rodolph Muller Son 4, West Ham Essex.
    Dorothy Muller Daughter 2, West Ham Essex.
     
    Census 1911  11 Osborne Road, Forest Gate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George William Muller, Head, 64, Married (24 yrs), Cargo Superintendent, Shipowners and Shipbrokers, Employer, Sunderland Durham
    Elizabeth Muller, Wife, 47, Married (24 yrs), Bermondsey Surrey
    Gerard Muller, Son, 16, Engineers Apprentice, Silver Town Rubber Wks, Forest Gate
    Rodolphe Muller, Son, 14, Forest Gate
    Dorothy Muller, Daughter, 12, Forest Gate
    Alfred Freeman, Boarder, 41, Married, Engineer, Shipowner, Employer, Newcastle on Tyne
    Isabella Freeman, Boarder, 36, Married  
    Died Sep 1924  Whitechapel district Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11925  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2016 

    Father Albert Rodolphe Muller,   b. bef. 1826,   d. bef. 1871  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother Mary Whitfield,   b. 1825-1827, Sunderland, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 May 1846  St Peter, Monkwearmouth, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Middle name given as 'Rudolphis' and 'Roduophe' (the latter looks like a transcription error)
      [Original data from England, Marriages, 1538-1973 via ancestry.co.uk]
    Family ID F215  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Jane Crowther,   b. circa 1849, Sunderland, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886, St Saviour Southwark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married Jun 1869  Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. George William Muller,   b. Dec 1871, Sunderland, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1931  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1047  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Ann Chandler,   b. 27 Jul 1863, 19 St. James Crescent, Bermondsey, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1935  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1887  West Ham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Gerard George Muller,   b. 12 Apr 1894,   d. 5 Dec 1921, District of St Martin, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     2. Rodolphe or Rodolph Muller,   b. Jan-Mar 1897, District of West Ham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1925, Midhurst, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    +3. Dorothy Helen Muller,   b. 22 Feb 1899, West Ham, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1982, Ivy Cottage, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F180  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Information kindly supplied by John Gerard Simpson (Reliability: 2).
      Recounted by Betty Simpson to Peter Harries, November 2010.


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