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William Wilkinson

Male Abt 1807 -


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  • Documents
    1861 United Kingdom Census - 6 Taylor's Avenue, Oxford Municipal Ward, Manchester
    1861 United Kingdom Census - 6 Taylor's Avenue, Oxford Municipal Ward, Manchester
    According to the 1861 Census, William Wilkinson (age 54, a joiner) is living with his wife Mary A. (age 41), and sons Charles (age 22, a packing case maker), Thomas (age 19, an organ builder), Joseph (age 13, also an organ builder), and daughters Sarah (age 10) and Elizabeth (age 8) - both scholars.
    1881 U.K. Census - 23 Thorn Street, Manchester
    1881 U.K. Census - 23 Thorn Street, Manchester
    The Census shows William (age 74) as a widower, and still shows his profession as joiner. He is living with his unmarried daughter Sarah, age 30, a box maker, and a grandson William (age 4) and grandaughter Lydia (age 1).
    1871 U.K. Census - 84 Hart Street, Manchester
    1871 U.K. Census - 84 Hart Street, Manchester
    The 1871 Census shows William Wilkinson, a widower and carpenter (age difficult to read - should be 64), living with his daughters Sarah (age 20, a Fancy Box Maker) and Elizabeth (age 18, a domestic servant), and a grand-daughter Mary A. (age 8 months). Who are Mary's parents?
    Sarah Wilkinson - Certificate of Birth
    Sarah Wilkinson - Certificate of Birth
    Born 4 June 1850 at 40 Bloom Street, Manchester
    Birth Certificate for Joseph Wilkinson - 2 Dec 1847
    Birth Certificate for Joseph Wilkinson - 2 Dec 1847
    Birth Certificate - William Booth Wilkinson
    Birth Certificate - William Booth Wilkinson
    Marriage Certificate - Elizabeth Wilkinson and James Allen
    Marriage Certificate - Elizabeth Wilkinson and James Allen
    Cathedral and Parish Church of Manchester, 25 Dec 1873
    Marriage of William Booth Wilkinson and Ann Maria Walton
    Marriage of William Booth Wilkinson and Ann Maria Walton
    Parish Church of St. Anne's, Newton Heath, Lancashire
    Wedding of Elizabeth Wilkinson Allen to Richard Sadler - 29 June 1895
    Wedding of Elizabeth Wilkinson Allen to Richard Sadler - 29 June 1895
    Married in St. James's Church, Teignmouth Street, Collyhurst. According to Genuki, this church was founded in 1873 and closed in 1971. The witnesses were William (Booth) Wilkinson and Sarah Wilkinson. Elizabeth's father, William Wilkinson, is shown as deceased.

  • Name William Wilkinson 
    Born Abt 1807  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 04 Sep 1844  29 Spear Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1861  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    6 Taylor's Avenue
    Manchester, Lancashire
    United Kingdom 
    Residence 1871  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    84 Hart Street
    Manchester, Lancashire
    United Kingdom 
    Occupation 1861 - 1881  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    According to the 1861 Census and 1881 Census, William was a joiner. 
    Residence 1881  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    23 Thorn Street
    Manchester, Lancashire
    United Kingdom 
    Person ID I2429  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2008 

    Father James Wilkinson 
    Family ID F864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann Finney 
    Married 01 Feb 1829  St. Mary's Parsonage, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    William Wilkinson and Ann Finney Marriage
    William Wilkinson and Ann Finney Marriage
    1 February 1829 - St. Mary's Church, Manchester

    According to Gerard Lodge at Manchester Family History Research (who has been greatly assisting me with this project):

    "There had been only one church in the parish of Manchester right through until the early part of the seventeenth century, but by the middle of this century there were several other chapels within its boundaries. These were located at Blackley, Newton, Gorton, Denton, Birch, Didsbury, Chorlton and Salford. Over the years, especially from 1800, the population of the parish ballooned, necessitating the building of many churches within the parish. As the mother church had the monopoly on fees for events such as weddings and burials, this lead to discontent amongst the wider clergy and parishioners of Manchester.

    "If for instance a couple chose to marry in their local chapel or church, a fee would be payable to the church and to Manchester Parish Church, so most people just came straight the Collegiate Church. In the early part of the nineteenth century, on holidays such as Whit Monday, dozens and dozens of people got married. A chapter in the book The Manchester Man deals with this subject and tells of ten or twenty couples being married at the same time amongst scenes of utter chaos.

    "This monopoly of the fees was a major factor in the life of Joshua Brookes. He was the most prolific hatcher, matcher and dispatcher in the country. In other words he performed more marriages, baptisms and burial services than any other cleric before or since. So marrying at the Collegiate Church or as it was later, the Cathedral was not any sign of high rank or wealth. In fact the opposite may have been true with many rich and affluent couples getting married at churches such as St Thomas's, Ardwick. More often that not they married by Licence which was more expensive than marrying after Banns, so the double fees were rather hefty."

    See: http://www.uksearch2003.co.uk/page3.htm
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann Barton,   b. Abt 1820, Eccles, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Sept 1844  St. Mary's Parsonage, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Charles Wilkinson,   b. Abt 1839, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Wilkinson,   b. Abt 1842
    +3. Joseph Wilkinson,   b. 02 Dec 1847, 29 Spear Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1910, Barton upon Irwell RD, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +4. Sarah Wilkinson,   b. 04 Jun 1850, 40 Bloom Street, Manchester, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Elizabeth Wilkinson,   b. Abt 1852
    Documents
    St. Mary's Parish Church, Manchester, Lancashire, England
    St. Mary's Parish Church, Manchester, Lancashire, England
    The second marrige of William Wilkinson (identified as a widower, and a joiner). Wife was Mary Ann Barton, a spinster, living at 28 Spar Street -- next door to William at 29 Spar Street.
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S63] 1881 England Census, Class: RG11; Piece: 4003; Folio: 33; Page: 60; Line: ; GSU roll: 1341955. (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S65] 1861 England Census, Class: RG9; Piece: 2944; Folio: 34; Page: 19; GSU roll: 543053 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S64] 1871 England Census, TNA Ref RG10-4041, Image 25, Folio 11, Page 16, Entry 19 (Reliability: 2).
      From www.originsnetwork.com

    4. [S63] 1881 England Census, Class: RG11; Piece: 4003; Folio: 33; Page: 60; Line: ; GSU roll: 1341955. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4915] Parish Records - St. Mary's Church, Manchester, Page 157, Number 313 - 4 Sept 1844 (Reliability: 3).