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Joseph Wilkinson (1804-1892)

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1804 Born in Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland, son of Joseph Wilkinson and his wife Barbara nee Clemett (sic)[1]; Barbara was a sister of Joseph Clement.

1833 living in St George's parish, Southwark., married Mary Ann Wilks in St James's Bermondsey[2]

1844 After Clement's death, Wilkinson was offered his machine tools and the contents of his workshop, valued at £4000, at that price. Joseph Wilkinson took up this offer, and he continued Clement's business, but only for a short time.[3]

1851 Living at 31 St George's Road, Southwark, age 46, an engineer master employing 2 men, with Mary Ann Wilkinson 41, Frances Wilkinson 16, Joseph Wilkinson 14, Mary Ann Wilkinson 12, John W Wilkinson 10, Sarah S Wilkinson 9, Georgiana Wilkinson 6[4]

1861 Joseph Wilkinson 51/7, engineer, lived in Southwark with Mary A Wilkinson 51, Joseph Wilkinson 24, engineer, John W Wilkinson 20, engineer, Georgiana Wilkinson 16, Ellen Wilkinson 8[5]

1871 Joseph Wilkenson 66, engineer at Factory, lived in Southwark with Mary A Wilkenson 61, Ellen Wilkenson 18[6]

1881 Joseph Wilkinson 76, retired engineer, lived in Brixton with Mary A. Wilkinson 71, Frances Wilkinson 46[7]

1891 Joseph Wilkinson 87, retired mechanical engineer, lived in Epsom with his daughter, Frances Wilkinson 56[8]

1892 Died in Epsom, age 87[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. Parish records
  3. Biography of Joseph Clement, ODNB
  4. 1851 census
  5. 1861 census
  6. 1871 census
  7. 1881 census
  8. 1891 census
  9. BMD