Monday, 3 May 2021

Stephen Wilton and Elizabeth Hankin

St Mary Ashwell - Chancel
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In 1792, at the age of 15, Stephen Wilton, son of Richard Wilton and Mary Robinson, was apprenticed to William Haggis in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, as a Collarmaker. Stephen Wilton then married Elizabeth Hankin on 24 Mar 1803, at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Ashwell, Hertfordshire

They had nine children, the first five baptised in Royston, Hertfordshire: 

  1. Mary Wilton, born 1804, baptised 25 Feb 1807 
  2. Elizabeth Wilton, born 1805, baptised 25 Feb 1807
  3. Martha Wilton, baptised 25 Feb 1807 
  4. Henry Wilton, baptised 15 Jan 1809
  5. Richard Wilton, baptised on 20 Mar 1811
  6. Joseph Wilton born 1815
  7. Ann Wilton born 1817
  8. Sarah Wilton born 1819
  9. Ellen Wilton born 1819

Stephen Wilton died in 1839 in Royston and, in 1841, the widowed Elizabeth was living at Lewers Cottages, Royston with Ellen Wilton (22), Ann Wilton (20) and a Mary Whitechurch (16), all Dressmakers, in her household. 

There is then a record of a death and non-conformist burial of an Elizabeth Wilton of the right age (69), born 1777, in Great Dunmow in 1846.

Stephen Wilton and Elizabeth Hankin married by the Curate of Ashwell, Herts

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