Frederick Lewis Rowland MÜLLER (1820/1–1868)
His wife Hannah Hill MÜLLER, née
St Paul section: Row 3, Grave A17 (St Paul ref
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
OF FREDERICK LEWIS
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 25TH 1868
AGED 48 YEARS.
HANNAH HILL MÜLLER
BORN 1823. DIED 1908
Frederick Lewis Rowland Müller was born in Darmstadt, Germany in 1820/1, the son of Philip Lewis Eckald Müller, Captain of the de Rolls Regiment. By the time of the 1851 census Frederick was a naturalized British subject: a single man aged 30, he was then lodging at Paradise Square in Oxford and working in the foreign department of Parker’s bookshop in Broad Street.
Hannah Hill Hawes was born in Dean’s Yard, London in 1823 and was baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church in Old Fish Street, London on 5 November 1826. She was the daughter of the carpenter William Hawes and his wife Mary Anne. She is probably the Hannah Hawes (27), who at the time of the 1851 census was living with her widowed mother Mary A. Hawes (64), a monthly nurse, and her brother Thomas (32), who was dumb, at Bull Court near Fenchurch Street in St Katherine Coleman parish,
On 29 July 1852 at St Michael’s Church in Oxford, Frederick Lewis Rowland Müller (30), described as a bookseller of 6 Ship Street, married Hannah Hill Hawes (28), who was then living nearby at 8 Ship Street. They do not appear to have had any children.
At the time of the 1861 census Frederick (40), described as a bookseller’s clerk, was living near Parker’s Square in St Giles’s parish with his wife Hannah (36), their servant, and a German lodger.
At the time of his death in 1868 Frederick Müller was described as being formerly of the parish of St Giles but late of Walton Street, which is where he died:
† Frederick Lewis Rowland Müller died at 24 Walton Street at the age of 48 on 25 February 1868 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 29 February (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul’s Church).
His death notice in Jackson’s Oxford Journal on 7 March 1868 read: “Feb. 25, at 24, Walton-street, after nearly two years’ acute suffering, Mr. Frederick Lewis Rowland Müller, aged 48, for many years in the Foreign Department at Messrs. Parkers, publishers.”
His effects came to under £300, and his wife was his executor.
At the time of the 1871 census Mrs Hannah Hill Müller was living on her own with one servant in part of 24 Walton Street (the other part being occupied by a solicitor and his wife).
By 1881 Hannah (57) was a lodging house keeper at 24 Walton Street: she had two student lodgers and one general servant.
In 1891, when she was aged 67, she was working as the servant of the Congregational Minister John Byler at the Manor, Ealing.
By the time of the 1901 census Mrs Hannah Hill Müller (77) had come back to Oxford and was living in Stone’s Almshouses in St Clement’s. She died there in 1908, and was buried with her husband:
† Mrs Hannah Hill Müller née Hawes died at Stone’s Almshouses in St Clement’s at the age of 84 on 14 April 1908 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 16 April (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul’s Church).
Her effects came to just £27 11s. 3d., and her executor was the surveyor's clerk Roland John Daniel Margetts.