Hyatt, William 1

Birth Name Hyatt, William
Nick Name Billy Wyatt
Gramps ID I0399
Gender male
Age at Death 36 years, 9 months, 4 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E4070] 7 July 1789 SHERBORNE Dorset England  
Death [E4071] 11 April 1826 Whitechapel, London  
Baptism [E4072] 29 July 1789 Union Chapel And Long Street Methodist Chapel  
Occupation [E4073]   Lawyer, Stage Actor


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Hyatt, John [I0293]
Mother Westcombe, Elizabeth [I0349]
    Sister     Hyatt, Louisa [I0364]
    Brother     Hyatt, George [I0369]
    Brother     Hyatt, John [I0379]
    Brother     Hyatt, Charles James [I0383]
    Sister     Hyatt, Maria [I0388]
         Hyatt, William [I0399]
    Brother     Hyatt, Samuel [I0410]
    Brother     Hyatt, Joseph [I1574]
    Brother     Hyatt, Thomas [I1575]
    Sister     Hyatt, Eliza [I1809]
    Brother     Hyatt, Unknown [I2068]


    Family of Hyatt, William and Dann, Elizabeth [F0081]
Married Wife Dann, Elizabeth [I0012]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E5540] 21 May 1810 Saint Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey  
  1. Hyatt, Eliza [382411276]


Baptised at Sherborne, Dorset:
METHODIST BAPTISMS 1785 - 1799 & 1819 - 1837
Sherborne Wesleyan Circuit baptisms, 1785-1799,
"A Register of the Children baptized at Sherborne (Dorset) and elsewhere by Geo HARVEY, Protestant Dissenting Minister and others."

William later became a well known but inferior stage actor. He took the stage name of Billy Wyatt. He signed his marriage Banns as Wm Wyatt. He was known to be the leading player at the London Royalty Theatre, Wells St, Whitechapel, which was a notorious Sailors Theatre well known for ribald behaviour and unsavoury subject matter. In 1826, it was destroyed by a Fire. William reportedly perished in the fire, along with several others, much to the grief of his pious father, the Rev John Hyatt, who was on his final sick-bed at the time he heard the news.

Information gleaned from "Memoirs of the Rev. Joseph Eastburn, Stated Preacher in the Mariner's Church" Written By Ashbel Green c1828

The England & Wales Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 contains the following which may or may not apply here:
William Hyatt, Jan 1817, Somerset, England, 6mths Imprisonment for Larceny (theft)


Type Value Notes Sources
RFN 633485543


  1. Hyatt, John [I0293]
    1. Westcombe, Elizabeth [I0349]
      1. Hyatt, Maria [I0388]
      2. Hyatt, William
        1. Dann, Elizabeth [I0012]
          1. Hyatt, Eliza [382411276]
      3. Hyatt, Louisa [I0364]
      4. Hyatt, George [I0369]
      5. Hyatt, Thomas [I1575]
      6. Hyatt, Joseph [I1574]
      7. Hyatt, John [I0379]
      8. Hyatt, Charles James [I0383]
      9. Hyatt, Unknown [I2068]
      10. Hyatt, Samuel [I0410]
      11. Hyatt, Eliza [I1809]


Source References

  1. Sherborne Wesleyan Circuit baptisms, 1785-1799 [S0067]