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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

William Wykes and Elizabeth Thompson

Deptford Green, SE8
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Mike Quinn - geograph.org.uk/p/1499434

Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Solomon Thompson Jnr and Maria Willis, married William Wykes at St Andrew'sCransley, Northamptonshire, on 26 Apr 1852. William, son of Edward Wykes and Mary Davies, was born on 29 Aug 1829 in Spratton, Northamptonshire and baptised at Great Creaton on 7 Jun 1830. Witnesses to the marriage were Elizabeth's niece, Sarah Elizabeth Thompson (daughter of Elizabeth's brother, Daniel) and nephew, Daniel Botterill (son of Elizabeth's sister, Mary), first cousins who married four years later.

William and Elizabeth's family consisted:
  1. Anne Thompson born 1846 in Spratton
  2. Martha Wykes born 1853 in Brixworth
  3. Mary Ann Wykes born 1855 in Greenwich
  4. Eliza Wykes born 1857 in Greenwich
  5. Edward William Wykes born 1859 in Greenwich
  6. Elizabeth Wykes born 1861 in Greenwich
  7. John Thomas Wykes born 1864 in Greenwich
  8. Maria Sarah Elizabeth born 1868 in Greenwich
  9. William Thompson Wykes born 1869 in Greenwich

By 1861 William Wykes (29), Elizabeth Wykes (32), Anne Wykes (15), Martha (8), Mary Ann (6), Eliza (4) and Edward W (1), along with Edward Dodd (21) Lodger and John Wykes (21), are living in Deptford, where Daniel and Sarah Botterill were living then too. Anne Wykes (15) is certainly the Ann Thompson (5) who was staying with her grandmother, Maria Thompson, in 1851. It's clear she is Elizabeth's child. It's not clear if William Wykes is her biological father, even though she is using his surname (didn't find registration under either).

In 1871, William Wykes (45) Labourer, Elizabeth (42), Martha (18), Mary Ann (16), Edward (11), Sarah Elizabeth (9), John Thomas (says 0, but is 6) and William (0), are all still living in Deptford, along with Mary Thompson (85), Elizabeth's widowed mother. 

In 1881, William Wykes (51) with no employment, and son Edward William (21) Labourer, are living at  38, Deptford Green, while Elizabeth (52) is at 249, Evelyn Street, Deptford, with her occupation listed as Midwife. With her are now married daughter Martha Burnacott (28), Elizabeth Wykes (19) Assistant Nurse, John T (16) Apprentice Moulder and William T (11) Scholar.

In 1891, living in Evelyn Street, Deptford are William Wykes (63) Labourer, Elizabeth (62) Midwife and just William (21) Boiler Maker. 

William Wykes died, in Greenwich in 1892, aged 62. 

Elizabeth Wykes died, in Greenwich, just two years later in 1994, aged 65.

If you're related to any of the people written about, I'm guessing you'll recognise them from the surnames. If you are, do please get in touch.