Showing posts with label Southwark. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Southwark. Show all posts

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Stephen Wilton and Sophia Watson

St George's Church, Wells Way, Camberwell
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Stephen Wilton, son of Ann Wilton, married Sophia Watson at St George's Church, Camberwell in the 3rd quarter of 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 no doubt learned while apprenticed to his uncle Thomas Clark, his mother's sister Sarah's husband. 

Stephen and Sophia had a dozen children, 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

Ann Wilton

Nazareth Gardens, Peckham Rye
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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' was 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). 

Having checked the birth registrations for both of these children, they are illegitimate births and, by elimination, must therefore be Ann's children: 
  1. Stephen Wilton born 1848 in Southwark
  2. Martha Wilton born 1860 in Camberwell
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), was listed as an inmate at the Workhouse Gordon Road, Camberwell. As she is in 1891, in 1901 and for the rest of her life.

Martha Wilton (21) and still unmarried, in 1881, was a General Servant in the household of John Newlands (61) Warehouseman Fancy Goods, at 16, Talfourd Road, Camberwell. As yet, I haven't found any further records for her.

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

Sarah Wilton and Thomas Clark

Part of the carriage drive in Southwark Park
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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.

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Alfred John Day and Alice Gaunt

Southwark Bridge Rd
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Registered as John Alfred Day, son of John Day and Ellen Wilton, later always listed as Alfred John Day, married Alice Gaunt in Southwark, in 1881. 

Alfred and Alice had 11 children:
  1. William Alfred Day b. 1879
  2. Arthur Day b. 1883
  3. Alfred Day b. 1884
  4. Florence Day b. 1886
  5. Herbert Day b. 1888
  6. Frank Day b. 1889
  7. Walter Day b. 1890
  8. Sidney Day b. 1893
  9. Frederick Day b. 1895
  10. Ethel Day b. 1897
  11. Lily Day b. 1899
In 1871, aged 19, his occupation is listed was Reporter, but in 1881, Alfred (30), Alice (21) and son, William Alfred (2), were living at 174 Southwark Bridge Rd, Southwark, with Alfred's profession listed as Compositor. 

In 1891, he was a Traveller For Printing Machinery, living in Evelina Road, Camberwell, with Alfred John Day (39), Alice Day (33), William (11), Arthur (8), Alfred (7), Florence (5), Herbert (3), Frank (2) and Walter (1).

In 1901, at 10 Rosebery Ave, Thornton Heath, Croydon, Alfred's occupation was Journalist. Then we find Alfred (49), Alice (41), William (21), Herbert (13), Frank (12), Walter (11), Sidney (8), Frederick (6), Ethel (4), Lily (2).

In 1911, Alfred Day (59), Journalist, was living at 116 Birchanger Road, South Norwood, with  William (29), General Warehouseman, Arthur (27), Printer's Machinist, Florence (25), Walter (21), General Clerk, Fred Day (16), Motor Mechanic's Assistant, Ethel (14) and Lily (12). Wife, Alice Day (51), was living, seemingly on her own, at 89 Crowther Road, South Norwood. If there was any doubt whether this was the correct Alice Day, the census notes that she was born in Lambeth, has been married for 32 years and has had 11 children.

Alice Day died in 1924, aged 64.


Alfred John Day died in 1945, aged 93.

Henry Wilton Day and Emmeline Emma Sell

St John the Evangelist Church, London SE1
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Henry Wilton Day, eldest son of John Day and Ellen Wilton, married Emmeline Emma Sell, in 1867, St John the Evangelist, in Lambeth (Waterloo). 

  1. Frank H Day b. 1866
  2. Emma Day b. 1868
  3. Ellen Day b. 1872
  4. William Day b. 1874
  5. Mary Day b. 1877
  6. Alice Day b. 1881
  7. Harry Day b. 1884
In 1871, the family were living in Farnham Place in the parish of Southwark St Saviour, where Henry (27) was employed as a Railway Porter. Living with him were wife Emmeline (30), and children, Frank H (5) and Emma (2).

In 1881, still at 2, Farnham Place, St Saviour, Southwark were Henry Day (37), Railway Porter, Emma Day (40), Frank (15), Ticket Writer, Ellen (9), William (6), Mary (3) and Alice (0), as well as two boarders: Henry Garrett (26), General Labourer, and George Griffin (17), General Porter. 

Likewise, in 1891, they were still living in Farnham Place, Southwark. Henry Day (48) is a Sorter's Clerk, with Emma (50), daughter Emma (22), Box Maker, William (16), Alice (10) and John Clifford (51), lodger. 

Emmeline Emma Day died, aged 56, in 1897, in Southwark. 

In 1901, at 70, Linnell Road, Camberwell, were Henry Day (58), Widower, Railway Porter, Mary Day (23), Alice Day (20), Lady Clerk, daughter Emma Pocock (32), widow and granddaughters: Elsie Pocock (4) and Lily Pocock (2).

In 1911, Harry W Day (67), Pensioner and Former Booking Clerk, Widower, was living at 17 Rignold Road, Camberwell, with his widowed daughter, Emma Pocock (40) Elsie (14) and Lilian (12). 

Henry Wilton Day died in Camberwell, aged 71, in 1915. 

Monday, 26 April 2021

Alfred James Lynch and Sarah Green

Duke of Norfolk, Stepney, E1. Image: Ewan Munro Some rights reserved

Yet another pub in the familyAlfred James Lynch, son of John Lynch and Ann Willsher, married Sarah Green, daughter of publicans, Edward Green and Eliza Goodman, at the church of St Thomas that had stood in Arbour Square, Stepney, on 5 Jun 1871. The bridegroom's father, John Lynch, had been a butcher with, presumably a shop, at 143 High Street, Shadwell in 1861. In 1871, Alfred James Lynch was living with his widowed mother, Ann, in Sidney Street.

We find the couple, in 1881, at the Duke of Norfolk, Norfolk Street, Mile End Old Town, with their four children, a general servant and the mother-in-law, Eliza Green. A thorough search of the GRO records demystified the cryptic initials used on that census return to identify the names of the children as:

  1. Alfred Arthur Lynch born 1873
  2. Albert William Lynch born 1874
  3. George Edward Lynch born 1876
  4. Sarah Eliza Lynch born 1879
  5. Ada Lynch born 1881
In 1891, Alfred Lynch (39), Beer & Wine Retailer, Sarah (36) and son Albert (16), a Commercial Clerk, were living in CamberwellSouthwark, London. 

But by 1901, they were back at 291, Oxford Street, Mile End Old Town (which, I believe, later became Stepney Way), with Alfred Lynch (49) Laundry Man, Sarah (47), Albert (22), Railway Porter, Ada Lynch (19), Ironer, Emily Lynch (5), Granddaughter, and a Eliza Ellis (2), General Domestic Servant.

Alfred James Lynch died, in 1907, in Mile End Old Town, aged 55.

In 1911, still at 291, Oxford Street, Mile End Old Town, Sarah Lynch (56), Widow, Laundress, with her married daughter, Sarah Pope (32) and grandchildren, Joseph Pope (8), Rosa (2) and May (0).

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