Family of William Henry Dewhurst and Mary Pearson
|William Henry Dewhurst ||1817||Hackney, Middlesex, England||29 January 1876||Edmonton Workhouse, Middlesex, England||December 10, 1840||Old Church, St. Pancras, Middlesex, London, England||Mary Pearson |
|Caroline Jane Dewhurst||21 October 1841||Kentish Town, St. Pancras, London, England||29 June 1875||St. John, Penge, Surrey, England||Frederick Robert Huskinson|
|Mary Elizabeth Dewhurst ||1 August 1843||Kentish Town, St. Pancras, London, England|
|Madeline Dewhurst||16 February 1849||Finchley, Middlesex, London, England||8 July 1871||St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, Middlesex, London, England||Frederick William McDonald |
|James William Dewhurst ||February 02, 1852||Finchley, Middlesex, London, England||June 02, 1943||Oakland, Alameda, California||December 25, 1874||St. John the Baptist, Shoreditch, Middlesex, London, England||Ellen Elizabeth Reeves|
 Supposedly there was a son, James who "was a Scotland Yard detective, spending most of his life in Algiers and Tangiers, in service to Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. He died in London. Did not marry." We have not found evidence of this man, however, he could be the reason our great grandfather used his middle name William as his call name by the time he married rather than the name James. I have been told it is not unusual to re-use the same first name for many children and to call them by a middle name. On the other hand, this James could also have been a brother to William Henry Dewhurst.... time will tell. In 1841, newlywed Mary shows up alone in the Kentish Town census; in 1851, William shows up with the children living on Ballard's Lane where William James was born the following February, but Mary is not there. We have not found the family in yet in 1861, however, in 1871, William shows up again alone with all the children, listed as married and living at 88 Paul Street, Shoreditch.
 Mary's father shows up as "Thomas, shoemaker" on the wedding certificate of William and Mary. Her birthdate was approximately 1817 based upon information found in the 1841 & 1871 censuses. One relative says there were 9-11 children in this family, but we have only found what we show. A further search for Mary in 1861 & 1871 finds her as a "pauper patient" in the Surrey County Lunatic Asylum in Wandsworth, London. She is listed as the wife of a police constable which provides the link we need. See notes on Mary Elizabeth below...
 Family history says Mary Elizabeth went by Elizabeth and worked her life as a matron at Guys Hospital in London. She never married. In 1871, she shows up working as a nurse/domestic servant for the family of George Bauer in Wandsworth (near where her mother was institutionalized); in 1881 she is listed as a domestic servant working for a Jones family in Streatham, Surrey (again near the Asylum); in 1891, she is listed as a "nurse domestic" in the employ of Joseph H. P. Staples, a General Practitioner in Paddington (is this a clue that Mary has died???).
 McDonald was said to be an English Teacher at a private school. The 1881 census does not show this couple. However, there is a Madeline McDonald, age 31, widow, born in Finchley, working as a servant for W. G. Guerrier in Islington. If this is our Madeline, it means McDonald died between their marriage in 1871 & the 1881 census.
 some family members say James William was born in Edinburgh, but he has a London birth certificate... still, it continues to sound like the family had some connection to Scotland.
Family of James William Dewhurst (aka William James McPherson) and Ellen Elizabeth Reeves
|James William Dewhurst (aka William James McPherson)||February 02, 1852||Finchley, Middlesex, England||June 02, 1943||Oakland, Alameda, California||December 25, 1874||St. John the Baptist, Shoreditch, Middlesex, London, England||Ellen Elizabeth Reeves|
|Nelle Maud Louise Dewhurst||February 01, 1876||Pentonville, Middlesex, England||December 26, 1896||St. Paul's Church, St. Pancras Parish, London, England||James Eastman Hill|
|William Henry Dewhurst ||January 23, 1878||Islington, Middlesex, England||
|Boer War, South Africa||~||~||~|
|Mabel Caroline Dewhurst||February 23, 1880||Islington, Middlesex, England||
November 1, 1963
|San Anselmo, California||
1) December 1899
|1) Islington, London, England
2) Long Island, New York City, NY
2) Ferdinand K. Butzman
|Arthur Frederick Dewhurst||May 29, 1882||Islington, Middlesex, England||
|Boer War, South Africa||~||~||~|
|Madeline E. Dewhurst||May 04, 1885||Islington, Middlesex, England||April 26, 1975||Baltimore, Maryland||After 1903||likely New York||Richard Brown|
|Edith Emily Dewhurst||November 12, 1887||Islington, Middlesex, England||September 15, 1888||Islington, Middlesex, England||~||~||~|
|Ethel Leah Dewhurst||November 12, 1887||Islington, Middlesex, England||died in factory fire 18 July 1908 buried February 25, 1908||Islington, Middlesex, England||~||~||~|
|James Sidney Dewhurst (aka Sidney James McPherson)||October 27, 1894||Islington, Middlesex, England||August 21, 1950||Crockett, Contra Costa County, California||July 07, 1917||St. Patrick's Church, San Francisco, California||Rose Lily Colsell|
 Private 15877 W.H. Dewhurst; Royal Army Medical Corps. Awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with bars "South Africa 1901" and "South Africa 1902." He served in Natal and we are looking for evidence of where he died.
Family of James Sidney Dewhurst (aka Sidney James McPherson) and Rose Lily Colsell
|James Sidney Dewhurst (aka Sidney James McPherson)||October 27, 1894||Islington, Middlesex, England||August 21, 1950||Crockett, Contra Costa, California||July 07, 1917||St. Patrick's Church, San Francisco, California||Rose Lily Colsell|
|James Edward McPherson||30 July 1918||Woodland, Yolo County, California||3 November 1944||Mare Island, Solano, CA;
buried Golden Gate National Cemetery; San Bruno, San Mateo County, California
|Allan Arthur McPherson||2 March 1920||Lily Street next to Rose, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California||9 October 1991||Novato, Marin County, California; buried Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, Butte County, California||2 January 1945||Tampa, ?County, Florida||Wanda Ruth Harman|
|Wilbur Franklin McPherson||12 January 1922||Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California||9 February 2001||Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, California||24 January 1953||San Francisco, San Francisco County, California||living|
1871 Censuses - Wm. Henry and family
Mary Pearson Dewhurst
Mary E. - 1891