Llewellyn Edwin WILLIAMS

Male 1884 - 1967  (82 years)


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  • Name Llewellyn Edwin WILLIAMS 
    Nickname Len 
    Born 14 Dec 1884  Newtown, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Mar 1967  Townsville, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2015 

    Father Edwin WILLIAMS,   b. 7 May 1848, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1924, Newtown, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Sarah Cross MATHER,   b. 13 Jun 1852, Pilkington, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1889, Camperdown, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1876  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Witness: Frederick Williams
      Witness: Lavinia Wagstaff
    Notes 
    • Witness: Lavnia Wagstaff, born in Glossop in 1853, parents Samuel and Lewina ran the Viaduct Inn (pub).
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Sophia AGAR,   b. 12 Apr 1889, Carrawabbitty, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1957, Mosman, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1915  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Llewellyn and Mildred were married at St Chad's Church, Cremorne NSW.
    Children 
     1. Suzanne Ashley WILLIAMS,   b. 24 May 1917, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1979, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. John Edwin Ashley WILLIAMS, D F C,   b. 6 May 1919, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1944  (Age 24 years)
     3. David Ashley WILLIAMS,   b. 10 Jun 1923, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 2006  (Age 83 years)
     4. Barry Ashley WILLIAMS,   b. 23 Mar 1926, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1992, Valla, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. Owen Ashley WILLIAMS,   b. 23 Jan 1929, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1989, Mosman, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1884 BIRTH: 14 December 1884 at Erskenville Road, Newtown
      Father: Edwin Williams, Mason, aged 36 years, born in North Wales
      Mother: Sarah Mather Cross aged 31 years born in Manchester
      Married: 19 October 1876 in Manchester
      Other Children: 1 male, 3 females living, 1 male deceased
      1915 MARRIAGE: 20 February 1915 at St Chad's Church, Cremorne
      Groom: Llewellyn Edwin Williams, Architect from Cremorne, North Sydney, bachelor born in Newtown, NSW aged 30 years.
      Groom's Parents: Edwin Williams (Architect) and Sarah Mathers (deceased)
      Bride: Mildred Sophia Mansell, Typiste from Mosman, North Sydney, spinster, born in Frobes NSW aged 25 years.
      Bride's Parents: James Edward Mansell and Martha Ellen Smith
      [Mildred used the name of Mansell (her grandmother's husband instead of her legal name of Agar. Some family members thought that William Mansell was James' real father even though no father is listed on James' birth certificate)]

      Mr Llewellyn Williams of Wellington, who had special experience in the Art Deco style of architecture. Williams migrated to New Zealand in 1919 after studying in France and Italy (Embassy Theatre website). He was well known as an architect in Wellington. He was also responsible for the design of many new theatres around the country, including the De Lux (now the Embassy) Theatre in Wellington (1924), The Regent (1926) and Kings (1936) cinemas in Wellington (both demolished), and the Avon cinema in Christchurch (1934)(Embassy Trust website and NZHPT on-line register).
      from: http://www.historic.org.nz/corporate/registersearch/ProfessionalBio/Professional.aspx?CPName=Williams,+Llewellyn
    • RIBA British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects
      66 Portland Place
      London W1B 1AD
      020 7307 3882
      Has material on Llewellyn Williams - catalogue entry under People for period 1905 - 1912.
      General Notes from the Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday December 17, 1912: "Mr. Llewellyn E. Williams, who has been away for five years studying architecture in Great Britain and on the Continent, returned to Sydney by the Malwa on Wednesday. He has been successful at the University of London, securing the medal for advanced consruction and sanitation, and qualifying as an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architecture".
    • Queens Park Clock Tower, Brighton, Sussex - designed by Llewellyn E Williams 1915
      http://publicsculpturesofsussex.co.uk/object?id=59
    • Instructor for the Banks Commercial College in its Correspondence Coaching for the Examination of the NZIA, with Cyril Hawthorn
      Mitchell (1891-1949).
    • The following text was extracted from this web page: http://www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/RegisterResults.aspx?RID=1347

      The architect Llewellyn E. Williams was Sydney born and trained. He came to New Zealand in 1917 and joined the notable Wellington architect Frederick de Jersey Clere in practice. With Clere he designed St Mary of the Angels (1919-21, Record no. 36, Category I), St Barnabas Church, Khandallah (1921), St Andrews on the Terrace (Record no. 3571, Category I) and Inverleith Flats, Oriental Bay (1922, Record no. 1396).

      From 1923 he formed his own practice and designed a number of prominent Wellington buildings, such as the De Luxe Theatre (1924, now Embassy Theatre, Record no. 7500, Category I), Druids Chambers, Lambton Quay (1923, Record no. 3615, Category II), Todd Motors Building, Courtenay Place (1926), Kelvin Chambers, The Terrace (1927), and Civic Chambers, Cuba Street (1927, Record no. 7209) and part of the façade of Kirkcaldie and Stains, Lambton Quay (1928, Record no. 1401, Category II). He also designed or remodelled other theatres; both in Wellington (such as the now demolished Regent Theatre and Kings Theatre - both 1926) and in other cities, such as the Embassy Theatre, Auckland, the Avon Theatre, Christchurch (1934, Record no. 3092, Category II) and Regent Theatre, Greymouth (1935, Record no. 7552, Category II). Many of Williams’ 1930s buildings are in the Art Deco style.

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] NSW Birth Certificate, New South Wales, Australia, Birth Certificate 7973 233 (1884), Llewellyn Edwin Williams.

    2. [S162] Family Register - Mather/Williams, 27 Sep 2013.
      Llewellyn Edwin Williams born in Newtown, Sydney, December 14th 1884

    3. [S179] Marriage Manchester, Lancashire, England (St Mary's Church) 19 Oct 1876 Edwin Williams & Sarah Cross Mather, (8d/360/248).

    4. [S37] NSW - Marriage Registration, New South Wales., marriage certificate 1069/303 (1915), Williams-Mansell.



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