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William Pickford Wilkins

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William Pickford Wilkins (c1819-1867) of W. P. Wilkins

1819 Born in London, son of Thomas and Arabella Wilkins[1]

1841 A coppersmith when he married Mary Ann England in Bermondsey[2]

1851 William P Wilkins 32, master engineer employing 8 men, lived in Ipswich with Mary Ann Wilkins 30, Thomas Wilkins 7, Ann Wilkins 5, Jim Wilkins 3, Amy A Wilkins 4 Months[3]

1861 William P Wilkins 42, Engineer, millwright, employing 27 men and 4 boys, lived in Ipswich with Mary Ann Wilkins 41, Thomas Wilkins 17, engineer's assistant, Anne Wilkins 15, Jane E Wilkins 13, Amy A Wilkins 10, Mary A Wilkins 8, Katharine F Wilkins 6, Arabella F Wilkins 4, Emily J Wilkins 1[4]

1867 An engineer, ironfounder, coppersmith and machinist when he died at Brixton, Surrey[5]. Engineer of Orchard Works, Ipswich, age 48.

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  1. Parish records
  2. Parish records
  3. 1851 census
  4. 1861 census
  5. National probate calendar