The Williams-Hubbard Surname Mystery

My great-grand father was George Alexander Williams-Hubbard, a glover who lived in Worcester, England. For some time I have been trying to understand the origin of the Williams-Hubbard name, especially since it is quite unique.

Family legend is that George's mother introduced it to reduce the complications involved in having children with two surnames, it is this that I been trying to verify.

This has proved somewhat confusing, since some records appear to support the marriage and family of Walter Henry Hadley Hubbard and Louisa Stone, but do not explain the Williams surname, and other records indicate an apparent match between Walter Henry Hadley Williams and Louise Friend. Of course, officals could have been variously recording Williams-Hubbard as Williams and as Hubbard, but this doesn't explain the two families theory.

Here's the details ...

1871 Census RG10/3051 folio 36 p21
7 Little Charles Road, Blockhouse, Worcester
Jemima Stone (48) a dressmake born Dover Kent
Louisa Stone (17) a machinist b Worcester
Ellen Greenhaugh (2) grand-daughter b Worcester

1871 Census RG10/3049 folio 47 p34
53 Moon/Moor Street
Joseph Hubberd (53) Pawnbroker's Assistant, b Salop, Newport
Mary Hubberd (47) Laundress b Whitbourne Herefordshire
Walter H Hubberd (16) Glover's Apprentice b Hempsy Worcestershire
George Hubberd (11) b Tythings of Whistoe

1876 Marriage Certificate, St Georges Church, Worcester
Walter Henry Hubbard (22) Glover of The Moors, son of Joseph Hubbard (Pawnbrokers Assistant)
Louisa Stone (22) Spinster of St Peter's Parish. Father deceased.
Joseph Hubbard and Eliza Ann Ricketts witnesses.

1881 Census RG11/2917 Folio 52 p18
18 Bowling Green Terrace, Blockhouse, Worcester
Walter Hubbard (26) Glover b Worcester
Louisa Hubbard (26) b Worcester
Ellen Greenhaf (12) visitor b Worcester

1881 Birth Certificate of George Alexander Willams
Born at Bowling Green Terrace, Blockhouse
Son of Walter Henry Hadley Williams (Glover) and
Louise Williams formerly Friend.

1891 Census RG12/2325 folio 89 p5
Clare Street, Blockhouse, Worcester
Walter H Hubbard (36) Glover, born All Saints, Worcester
Louisa Hubbard (37) b All Saints, Worcester
George Alexander (10) b St Pauls, Worcester
Beatrice Mary (8) b St Georges, Worcester
Walter Wilton (6) b St Georges, Worcester
Annie Louisa (9m) b St Peters, Worcester

1901 Census Rg13/2779 folio 13 p9
12 Kingston Terrace
Walter H Hubbard (46) Painter
Louisa Hubbard (46)
George A Hubbard (20) Shoemaker
Beatrice Mary Hubbard (18) Bottle Worker
Ernest F (6)

1907 Marriage Certificate St Peter's, Worcester
George Alexander Williams-Hubbard (25) Glover
Son of Walter Henry Hadley Williams Hubbard (Glover)
with Louisa Williams-Hubbard in attendance.

A descendant of Ernest Frank Williams-Hubbard has kindly provided me with the following information:
Ernest Frank b. 1894, son of Walter Henry Hadley Williams (glover) and Louisa Williams, formerly Stone.

The next step is to attempt to find the births of the remaining siblings of GAW-H.

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