WODSON, William Fletcher (1801-1860) — York
Stationer and lithographer, schoolmaster, furniture broker, lozenge manufacturer and confectioner. Lithographed Robert Cooper, Plan of the city and suburbs of York: exhibiting the boundary as proposed by His Majesty’s Parliamentary Commissioners ca.1830.
Born at York 28 Aug 1801 and baptised at St. Crux 31 Aug 1801, the son of William Wodson, a cutler and surgeon’s instrument maker, and his wife Ann Fletcher, who had married in 1799. Worked as a stationer and lithographer in York. Married Anne Elizabeth Milner at Cheltenham on 2 Sep 1831. The couple baptised sons at Cheltenham in 1833 and 1835, where Wodson then traded as a furniture broker and subsequently as a confectioner. He was imprisoned for debt at Cheltenham in 1835 and subsequently ran a school of some sort at York in 1840. He was once more imprisoned for debt at Cheltenham in 1843, although a small dividend of 3s.9d in the pound was paid to his creditors in 1847. He subsequently returned to York, where he was working as clerk to a solicitor in 1851, later moving to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he was described as an agent in 1855. He died at Newcastle-upon-Tyne early in 1860.
2 Pavement, York — 1830-1833
St. George’s Place, Cheltenham
Henrietta Street, Cheltenham — 1835
21 High Ousegate, York — 1840
5 Henrietta Street, Cheltenham — 1843
Gate Fulford, York — 1851
17 St. Thomas’s Crescent, Newcastle — 1854-1855
BNA. Census 1851. LG.