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Showing posts with label Peckham. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peckham. Show all posts

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Stephen Wilton and Sophia Watson

St George's Church, Wells Way, Camberwell
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Marathon - geograph.org.uk/p/2696927

Stephen Wilton, son of Ann Wilton, married Sophia Watson at St George's Church, Camberwell on 4 Sep 1871. Sophia was the daughter of James Watson and Sophia Barker, who had also married in Camberwell, in 1843, although, Sophia was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1851, where her father was listed at that time, in Wellington Street, Westgate, as a Leather finisher and dyer. Stephen Wilton was a Harness Maker: a trade he undoubtedly learned while apprenticed to his uncle Thomas Clark (his mother's sister Sarah's husband), who was one of the witnesses to Stephen and Sophia's marriage.

Stephen and Sophia had a dozen children, all born in Peckham:
  1. Matilda Wilton born 1872
  2. Edward Wilton born 1873
  3. Stephen Wilton born 1875
  4. Sophia Ann born 1878 (died 1878, aged 0)
  5. Rose Wilton born 1879 (died 1881, aged 1)
  6. Jane Wilton born 1881
  7. William Wilton born 1883
  8. Minnie Wilton born 1885 (died 1886, aged 0)
  9. Robert Wilton born 16 Apr 1887
  10. Florence Wilton born 1891
  11. Maud Wilton born 1893
  12. Edith Wilton born 1895
Sophia Watson (née Barker) died in 1873, in Southwark, aged 52.

In 1881, living at 29, Sumner Road, Camberwell, were Stephen Wilton (33) Harness Maker, Sophia (30), Matilda (9), Edward (7), Stephen (5) and Jane (0).

In 1891, in Camden Grove North, Camberwell, we find Stephen Wilton (43), Sophia (40), Edward Wilton (17) Soldier - records show that Edward had joined the East Surrey Regiment in 1890 - Stephen (15) Tin plate maker, Jane (10), William (8) and Robert (4) - the last 3 at school.

In 1901, they were to be found at 24, Middle Street, Camberwell, where Stephen Wilton (53), Sophia (50) have Jane (20) Ironer, William (18) Tin worker, Robert (14) Van boy, Florence (9), Maud (8) and Edith (5) still at home.

And in 1911, at 129 Camden Grove North, Peckham: Stephen Wilton (63) Harness Maker, Sophia (60), Robert (23) Deal porter - a demanding and dangerous job done by a specialist group of workers in London's docks - Florence (19), Maud (18) Ironer and Edith (15) Book folder.

Stephen Wilton died in 1913, in Camberwell, aged 65.

Sophia Wilton (née Watson) died in 1931, aged 80. 

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Sarah Wilton and Thomas Clark

Part of the carriage drive in Southwark Park
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Marathon - geograph.org.uk/p/2649163

Sarah Wilton, daughter of Stephen Wilton and Elizabeth Hankin, married Thomas Clark, son of Claudius Clark and Hannah Cornell, on 3 Apr 1839 in Royston, Hertfordshire. Thomas was baptised on 15 Mar 1818 in Great Dunmow, where his parents were married on 27 May 1817. Claudius was a wheelwright. Thomas, like Sarah's brothers, was a Harness Maker.

Thomas and Sarah had at least ten children:

  1. Thomas Clark Wilton born 1839 in Royston
  2. Ann Clark born 1841 in Dunmow
  3. Emma Clark born 1842 in Dunmow
  4. Sarah Wilton Clark born 1845 in Braintree
  5. Alfred Clark born 1847 in Braintree
  6. Robert Clark born 1849 in Southwark
  7. Caroline Clark born 1851 in Camberwell
  8. Elizabeth Clark born 1854 in Camberwell
  9. Thomas William Clark born 1857 in Camberwell
  10. Walter Edward Clark born 1862 in Camberwell

In 1841, Thomas Clark (23) and Sarah (22) were living in Great Dunmow, with children Thomas (2) and Ann (0).

We don't catch up with them again until 1871, in Camberwell. In the household were Thomas Clark (53), Harness Maker, birthplace Dunmow; Sarah Clark (52), birthplace Royston; Robert Clark (22), Harness Maker, birthplace Southwark; Thomas Clark (13), Scholar, and Walter Clark (9), Scholar, birthplace Peckham. Also living with them were Ann Wilton (54), Needlewoman, birthplace Royston, wife's sister; Stephen Wilton (18), Harness Maker, birthplace Southwark, Nephew and Martha Wilton (10), Scholar, birthplace Peckham, Niece. 

Then Thomas Clark died, in Camberwell, in 1877, aged 59.

In 1881, Sarah Clark (62), widow, was lodging in the household of her married daughter, Caroline Thornhill (30) at 57, South Street, Camberwell.

In 1891, Sarah Clark (72), widow, was employed as a General Servant Nurse in the household of Henry R Weller (29) in Kimberley Road, Lambeth.

Sarah Clark died, in St Pancras, London, in 1903, aged 84.

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Daniel Thompson Botterill and Jessie Elizabeth Maslin and Evelyn John Gutton Budge and Gerald Foll

Bromell's Road, Clapham
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Derek Harper - geograph.org.uk/p/4349683

Daniel Thompson Botterill, second son of Dan Stephen Thompson Botterill and Mary Jane Harris, married Jessie Elizabeth Maslin (b. 27 Mar 1883), daughter of James Maslin and Jessie Elizabeth Dunford, on 2 Sep 1905, in Greenwich.

Daniel and Jessie then had two sons: 
  1. Joseph Daniel Botterill born 3rd quarter of 1907, died in the 1st quarter of 1908 and buried on 25 January 1908 at Charlton Cemetery (Greenwich)
  2. Daniel Thompson Botterill born in the 3rd quarter of 1908, in Greenwich
The second boy, like David Copperfield, was a posthumous child, because Daniel Thompson Botterill had died, aged 26, at 26 Inverine Road, Charlton and had been buried, on 18 January 1908, at Charlton Cemetery (Greenwich). 

Not unsurprisingly, therefore, we find that Jessie Elizabeth Botterill remarried, in 1910, to Welshman, Evelyn John Gutton Budge. Confirming that I'd found the correct spouse, Jessie Elizabeth Budge is living with her son, Daniel Tompson Batterell (sic) (2), in 1911 in Gillingham, Kent. Her new husband, however, was boarding in the household of a Henry Webb in Chatham. That doesn't seem far enough away for him to be boarding there for a work related necessity, so I suspected an estrangement, but I've found no evidence for a divorce.

In 1912, Jessie Elizabeth Budge was listed on the Electoral Register at 80 Queens Road, Peckham (second floor), a mystery in itself as she would not have had the vote until at least 1918 and only then if she had enough wealth.

Records also show that Evelyn John Gutton Budge had arrived in Quebec, Canada in Jun 1911 and appears to have travelled alone. In 1913, he crossed the border into the United States, where he appears to do Military Service during WWI and, in 1917, married nurse, Mabel Dorothy Morris. They applied for Naturalization in 1918 and he died in Los Angeles, California on 2 Sep 1969.

Jessie Budge (37) and son her Daniel (11) - the boy is listed incorrectly with his surname dittoed as Budge - meanwhile, are shown sailing on the RMS Empress of France (1913) from Liverpool to Quebec on 8 Jun 1921. Their last address in the UK was given as 5, Clarence Mansions, Bromells Road, Kent (Clapham, London) and their country of intended future residence as Canada.

Jessie Budge had bearly stepped ashore when she married, for the third time, to Gerald Foll (b. 30 May 1865), son of John Foll and Sarah Anne Linnell of Stowe, Northamptonshire, on 20 June 1921, in WinnipegManitoba. Gerald Foll died on 10 April 1947 and is buried at Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg

Jessie Elizabeth Foll died on 24 Sep 1965 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Further searches reveal that Jessie's first cousin, Arthur Andrew Maslin, son of her father's eldest brother, Joseph Maslin, died in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 26 Dec 1955, which would explain why she was in that area.

Daniel Tompson Botterill married Edith Evelyn Benson, in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1939. The couple had two daughters. Daniel died in Winnipeg on 18 Jul 1964.

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