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

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.

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) are living in Great Dunmow, with children Thomas (2) and Ann (0).

We catch up with them again, in 1871, in Camberwell. In the household are 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 listed are Ann Wilton (54), Needlewoman, birthplace Royston, wife's sister; Stephen Wilton (18), Harness Maker, birthplace Southwark, Nephew and finally, Martha Wilton (10), Scholar, birthplace Peckham, Niece. 

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.

But 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 1903, aged 84.

Monday, 26 April 2021

Duke of Norfolk public house in Mile End Old Town

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, are living in CamberwellSouthwark, London. 

But by 1901, they are back at 291, Oxford Street, Mile End Old Town (which, I believe, later became Stepney Way), with Alfred Lynch (49) now a 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).