William Tingey

William Tingey was the second of the twelve children of Robert Tingey and his wife Fanny Harrison of Canon Street, in Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.

William, like most of the Tingey family, is missing (presumed transcribed/recorded against an unusual spelling) from the 1851 census. However, by this time, he had married Eliza Marshall of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, and therefore is likely to be outside of Cambridgeshire.

By the time of the 1861 census, he appears with his wife, and two of their three children at Bigby Railway Station in Lincolnshire where he is working as a Railway Porter.

By 1871 he is noted as a 'Railway Guard' and continues in this role until his death in 1885.

William pre-deceased his wife Eliza by 12 years. His widow, and his son James (who is noted as a 'Solicitor's Clerk') were the Executors of his estate, valued at £282 10 shillings.

William and Eliza's oldest daughter, Mary Ann, married Thomas Campbell Moss, who was a major contributor to the fishing industry in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, appointed Mayor of Grimsby in 1915, and amassing a fortune by the time of his death.

Life Events


  • 1823 in Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 28th December 1823 at St. Leonard's Church, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Eliza Marshall (1825-1897) on 23rd October 1850 at St. Leonard's Church, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.


Census and Residence

  • 1841: 18yrs, Oxlode, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1851: Not yet found.
  • 1861: 38yrs, Railway Station, Bigby, Lincolnshire, England.
  • 1871: 48yrs, Hayes' Gardens, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.
  • 1881: 58yrs, 47 Willingham Street, Clee with Weelsby, Lincolnshire, England.


  • 1841: Agricultural Labourer
  • 1861: Railway Porter
  • 1871-1885: Railway Guard


  • 26th May 1885 at 46 Willingham Street, Clee, Lincolnshire, England.


  • During May 1885, location not known.

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