William originated from Bishop's Caundle in Dorset, and married Charlotte in Minterne Magna. He was the third son of John HAMMOND and Deborah HANN. William, Charlotte and their eldest son, William, moved to Guernsey some time between 1822 and 1825.
William Hammond ( 1795 - 1857 ) married Charlotte CAINES ( 1798 - ? )
- William HAMMOND ( 1822 - ? )
- Charles HAMMOND ( 1825 - ? )
- Thomas Caines HAMMOND ( 1828 - 1829 )
- Thomas HAMMOND ( 1830 - ? )
- Cordelia Caines HAMMOND ( 1832 - ? )
- Caroline HAMMOND ( 1836 - ? )
- John HAMMOND ( 1837 - ? )
- George Caines HAMMOND ( 1840 - ? )
(Those in bold were butchers)
Earliest Mention in Guernsey
- Birth of Charles HAMMOND in 1825.
- In 1826, William Hammond holds stall 33 in the Town Meat Market (Commercial Directory). Stall 34 is held by Thomas Reynolds.
- By 1845, William Hammond holds stalls 33-34 (Barbet's). The stalls obviously pass to his son, William, as he is still holding these two stalls until 1876 when they are split, and stall 33 is allocated to William MORDAUNT. William Hammond junior continues to hold stall 34 until 1882. In 1881, William Hammond junior is living at Grove House, St Sampson, and describes himself as a "Farmer of 16 acres employing 3 men" suggesting he had given up the butcher's business altogether.
- The HAMMONDs were one of only three butchers to be allocated more than one stall in the meat market, along with the GARDNER and FOOTE families.
- Vauvert, St Peter Port (1827 Census)
- 39 Park Street, St Peter Port (1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 Censuses)
- Next door to 39 Park Street, the census records six cottages called Hammond's Cottages.
- William junior - Grove House, St Sampsons (1881 Census)
- In 1841, William Hammond employed George TAYLOR.
- William Hammond was a shipowner as well as a butcher. Between 1829 and 1851 he registered at least 5 vessels. The first one of them was the Venus, which he jointly owned with Thomas CROFT, another butcher.
- The following advertisement appeared in The Comet, a local Guernsey newspaper, in 1845:
"Wm HAMMOND, Meat Market and Park Street, has now on sale, wholesale and retail, good GUERNSEY BACON, smoaked and white-dried; HAMS; TONGUES; PICKLED PORK, and LARD in bladders: also a good quantity of OLD SALTED LARD, for grease. He has likewise for sale, two good strong CARTS; prime UPLAND HAY; LONG SPARS for thatching hay stacks; HURDLES, BROOMS, &c. Wm Hammond is expecting from England a few sound useful HORSES fit for saddle or harness. Good dry airy STORES to be let. Meat smoaked and white-dried for the public as usual."