William Trull

(17 August 1755 - 26 March 1831)
William Trull (1755- )
     William Trull was christened on 17 August 1755 in St Edmund & St Clement, Norwich, Norfolk. He was the son of Samuel Trull and Ann Tills.
     He may be the William Trull who was awarded one guinea by the Humane Society of Norwich for saving James Gibbon, by taking him out of the river near St Michale's of Coslany Bridge, at the hazard of his own life.
     William Trull married Ann Milford, daughter of William Milford and Grace Unknown (Milford), on 21 November 1779 in St Mary Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk. William Trull, bachelor & Ann Milford, single woman. Banns were called from 24 Oct.. William Trull was listed as a Freeman of the city of London, on 22 April 1806. He was admitted to the Cooks Company 25 March 1806 stating he was the son of Samuel Trull of Norwich, cooper, paying forty six shillings and eight pence.
     He or one of his sons was probably the man referred to in the Poor Law Abstract 27 Dec 1814 for Mary Lambert spinster. In Aug 1812 hired servant to Mr Trull of Dove Court, St Mary Woolnoth, cook shop keeper and stayed a year and 9 months
[St Sepulchre, Entry No 2347; GL Ms 3224/2].
     William died on 26 March 1831 in Norwich, St Andrews, Norfolk, aged 75. He was buried on 31 March 1831 in the Rosary Burial Ground, Thorpe next Norwich, Norfolk. William Trull died March 26, of St Andrews, aged 75.

Children of William Trull and Ann Milford

William Trull

(7 May 1780 - 11 November 1843)
William Trull (1780-1843) - Mary Ann's uncle
     William Trull was christened on 7 May 1780 in St Mary Coslany, Norwich, Norfolk. He was the son of William Trull and Ann Milford. William Trull witnessed George Trull and Martha Copperwheat's wedding on 18 January 1806 in St Thomas, Southwark, Surrey.
     27 Dec 1814 in a St Sepulchre poor law application, Mary Lambert, spinster stated that in August 1812 she was hired as a servant Mr Trull of Dove Court, St Mary Woolnoth, as cook, shop keeper and stayed a year and 9 months. William Trull and John Trull were listed in a directory dated from 1817 to 1819 as Trull, W & J, merchants at 23 Nicholas Lane, Lombard St, London. In 1817 only #23 was listed (with others) Trull, William & son, merchants Nicholas Lane Lombard St. The Kings Arms Yard was 110 yds long and had 19 houses.
He was not listed 1813, 1814, 1815; 1816 wanting at SoG. 1838 Not listed 1839.
     His portrait was willed to Ella Hooper (Jeremy) by his niece Mary Ann Hooper (Gillham) in 1919. A copy is held by GAA Hooper.
He went to South America on business. William Trull and John Trull were listed in a directory dated from 1819 to 1824 as Trull, Wm & John, merchants at 4 Packers Crt, Coleman St., London. William Trull and John Trull were listed in a directory dated 1819 as J & W Trull, dry goods importers at 6 South Charles, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. John & William set up bachelor quarters in Baltimore, Maryland and established a dry goods commission business at 171 1/2 Market Street, later called Baltimore Street.
     William Trull lived at St Paul Street, north of Pleasant St, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1824. He and John Trull were listed in a directory dated 1825, 1827 & 1829-30 as Trull, William & John at 9 Kings Arms Yard, Coleman St, London.
     William Trull, gent iinsured property at 52 Walcot Place, Lambeth Rd with the Sun Insurance Office on 7 Feb 1826. William Trull was listed in a directory dated 1832, 1835 & 1840 as Trull, William at London. In 1837 he was listed at 51 Coleman Street.
     William Trull and Charlotte Carter obtained a marriage licence on 4 August 1838 in London.
     Charlotte Wood married secondly William Trull on 8 August 1838 in Christ Church, St Marylebone, London.
     From Wm. Trull of Coventry 27 Apr 1839. documents held at Manchester Archives and Local Studies: Suggesting the R.M.I. exhibit nine tapestries by Raphael and Leo, which he wishes to send for £15,000. Prefers to sell them in Britain, but may be forced to go to France or Russia. Hopes an exhibition would produce a purchaser.
From Wm. Trull of Coventry. Will visit Manchester to discuss setting up the exhibition. M6/1/56/377 23 May 1839
From Wm. Trull sending pamphlets on the Raphael Tapestries. M6/1/56/378 No date.
From Wm. Trull in Manchester. M6/1/56/388 3 July 1839. Documents held at Manchester Archives and Local Studies: Gives some history of the Raphael Tapestries. Refers to article in the Philosophical Magazine, May 1839
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     He wrote in American journal of science and arts, v. 37 on the effects of light and air on his Raphael tapestries.
     To W. Trull of Boulogne sur Mer, France. M6/1/49/3/p114 15 Apr 1842
Documents are held at Manchester Archives and Local Studies: The Council are favourable to the idea of exhibiting his Raphael Tapestries while the British Assoc. is meeting, but wish to know what expense they would be subject to
. He was listed in a directory dated between 1842 and 1844 as Wm Trull, merchant at London.
     William Trull made a will dated 9 October 1842 in Liverpool, Lancashire. I William Trull do make my last will after my just debts are paid it is my wish to have secured to my dear wife Charlotte at least 150 pounds p.a. during her life or a larger sum if the propery permits it but if the property will not secure ... I bequeath to my dear niece Mary Ann Hooper and her children and to be secured to them after my wife's death all the income and all the property except my writing desk flutes fishing rods half the plate half the books half the paintings and half the engravings which I bequeath to her son William Hooper...I direct that no call or action be brought against my nephew G Trull of New York for any monies he may be indebted to me but let him have that advantage but nothing beyond it ... Robert Carter of Sussex Place executor. Wm Trull, late of 84 Duke St Liverpool.
     William died on 11 November 1843 in 84 Duke Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, aged 63.
     His will was proved on 25 November 1844 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     The administration of his estate was granted to George Trull on 2 July 1859 at Baltimore, Maryland, USA. George's daughter Jane Barklie Trull was allotted $28.11, and the four sons received $28.10 each. This must have been the proceeds of his American estate only.

Charlotte Carter

(circa 1785 - 29 January 1853)
     Charlotte Carter was born circa 1785 in Southwark, Surrey.
     Charlotte Carter married John Wood on 17 August 1815 in St George, Bloomsbury. They married by licence, he was of Fairford, Gloucester, she was of this parish. Both signed in the presence of Louisa Carter, J... Wood and .....
     Charlotte Carter and William Trull obtained a marriage licence on 4 August 1838 in London.
     Charlotte Wood married William Trull as her second husband, on 8 August 1838 in Christ Church, St Marylebone, London..
     Charlotte Carter was mentioned in the will of William Trull dated 9 October 1842.
     Charlotte Carter was recorded on the 1851 census in 'Clifton Lodge', Abbey Rd, St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex. Charlotte Trull, widow aged 66, annuitant, living with her unmarried sisters Elizabeth Carter aged 68 and Louisa Carter aged 64, all born Southwark, Surrey. Also residing there was a nephew John C Ward unmarried, 32 solicitor's managing clerk, b. Tempsford, Gloucestershire, and Mary C Carter visitor & niece, unmarried, 29 born Southwark, and Emily L Carter, ditto, 21, and servants.
     Charlotte died on 29 January 1853 in 'Clifton Lodge', Abbey Rd, St John's Wood, Middlesex. She didn't leave a will. She was buried on 7 February 1853 in St Marylebone, Westminster.