Dyson Family of Worcestershire
© Jeff Dyson - November 2006
My Grandfather — William Dyson
William Joseph Dyson was born on 8th September 1872 at Madresfield in Worcestershire, the son of Joseph Henry Dyson and Martha Field.
His parents were employed as gardeners at Madresfield Court, the home of the Earl Beauchamp. William had two sisters, Annie born on 23 January 1871 at Leigh , and Ellen born on 9th October 1873 at Madresfield.
William was confirmed at Hallow on 28th April 1887
Annie undertook an apprenticeship in a department store in Malvern. She then became a ladies maid and travelled extensively, and whilst working in Hertfordshire met and married Charles Brewster, a fishmonger from Hoddesdon, they did not have any children. Following her husbands death she moved to Reading.
Ellen qualified as a teacher at a Teacher Training School in Bristol, marrying a fellow teacher Adin James Williams, they had two children Adin Rupert born 1901 and Naomi born 1907.
William followed his fathers occupation and became a gardener, he moved to London and became a gardener at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew in July 1895, where he remained until 1899.