I’ve come across this rather sad story in the Wallasey Parish Magazine of August, 1873.
“We regret to record the lamentable death of Miss Margaret Mary Williams, nineteen years of age, daughter of Captain J.D. Williams, of Seacombe House. The deceased along with two of her sisters went, at seven o’clock in the morning of the 18th ultimo, [July 1873] to bathe on the steps at Seacombe Point. Having undressed, she and one of her sisters went into the water on the steps and, the current being very strong, they were immediately washed into the river, the depth at that spot being at the time about eight feet. The sister fortunately succeeded in getting hold of the steps and by that means saving her life, but the deceased was unfortunately drowned”.
Anyone any idea where exactly Seacombe Point is/was? Also any info on Seacombe House? It must have been quite big as in the 1871 census there were 11 of the Williams family and 2 servants living there.