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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Ann Wilton

Nazareth Gardens, Peckham Rye
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Anstiss - geograph.org.uk/p/2620932
In 1878 Gordon Road Workhouse was built in the grounds of Nazareth House

The first mention of Ann Wilton, daughter of Stephen Wilton and Elizabeth Hankin, is on the 1841 census, living with her mother at Lewers Cottages, Royston. There she's listed as being 20, but subsequent records suggest she was a couple of years older than her sister Sarah and thus born in 1817.

Thirty years later, in 1871, Ann Wilton (54), Needlewoman, listed as 'wife's sister' is living in the household of her sister Sarah and her husband, Thomas Clark, in Camberwell. Living there also, listed as nephew and niece to the head of the household were Stephen Wilton (18) and Martha Wilton (10). 
  1. Stephen Wilton born 1848 in Southwark
  2. Martha Wilton born 1860 in Camberwell
Having checked the birth registrations for both of these children, they are illegitimate births and, by elimination, must therefore be Ann's children.

With her brother-in-law, Thomas Clark, having died in 1877 and sister, Sarah then lodging with her own daughter, options must have run out for Ann, because in 1881, Ann Wilton (64), is listed as an inmate at the Workhouse Gordon Road, Camberwell. As she is in 1891, in 1901 and maybe for the rest of her life.

Ann Wilton died, in Camberwell, in 1909, aged around 90-92.

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