Updated 21 March 2022

What happened to Henry's eldest son?
My story about William Tyzack
Henry and his wife Sarah Story had eight children. The youngest was Ebenezer Henry. He was born at No. 16 Norfolk Gardens, Curtain Road, Shoreditch in 1846. The oldest however was, I think, William.
But the only reason I know about him was because of this scrap of paper I found in the records.

They included the handwritten note of "William shot" Well these puzzled me for about 20 years because although I have many Tyzack contacts in America we could find no record of a Tyzack being shot. However I did find a census record:-

This shows William at Ten years old, so he did exist!
But one day, I can not remember how I found this online:-
Which says that any St Louis constable can levy goods and chattels from Joseph William Tyzack to the value of 113 dollars plus costs, to repay debt. There were various other documents supporting this judgment.

Further searching revealed that Joseph William Tyzack had a shop at 84 Morgan Street, Saint Louis, as a Importer and Dealer in Hardware, Cutlery, Guns, Pistols, a complete assortment of Builders and Other Hardware, Mechanics Tools, with all kinds of Saws Repaired.

What happened after this judgement we can only guess but the next document I found over there was sent to me from the very helpful lady who managed the Cemetery, Gracie K. MacDonell, Vice President Customer Relations, Bellefontaine Cemetery Association, 4947 W. Florissant Avenue | St. Louis, MO 63115.

Recently however Bruce Tyzack, who lives in Australia, has kindly sent me a copy of a newspaper report he has just found about the incident, which is below.

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