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The marriage of James Wilkins

Postby rob27 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:21 pm

The birth certificate of my great grandmother Ann Wilkins recorded she was born on 6th August 1870 in Whitecross Street, reg district: Holborn, Middlesex to her mother Ann Wilkins (formerly Potter born 1835) and father James Wilkins (born 1831)a Coster Monger.
My task at present is to trace the marriage of James and Ann but I have hit a brick wall.

The family are in the 1871 census: RG10/405 page 25 St Luke, Finsbury, London.

Before I chase off in the wrong direction I would appreciate any ideas or help in tracing this marriage.

Thank you.
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Re: The marriage of James Wilkins

Postby sdup26 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:27 pm

Unfortunately, there's another James Wilkins (b 1816) with wife Ann (1821), to complicate searching. They also lived in St Luke, Finsbury, and in 1861, he's a general dealer, and they have 5 children including Ann aged 8 (born c 1853). James Wilkins and Ann Holder married in 1846, when he was described as a costermonger. A lot of coincidences!

Have you found your James Wilkins and Ann Potter before daughter Ann's birth in 1870, either separately or together? Or the three of them in 1881?
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The marriage of James Wilkins

Postby Mick Loney » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:13 am

I have found no marriage between James Wilkins and Ann Potter on freebmd up to 1880.
This means they never Married or more likely, Ann was married before, so marriage to James was under her previous married name, not Potter
You need to look at the Parish Register Images for all James Wikins' who married an Ann, who was a widow, and whose father's surname was Potter.


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Re: The marriage of James Wilkins

Postby MayHam » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:48 am

Ann Wilkins may have had a little brother, Henry, who might have died young.
I couldn't find any other siblings.

WILKINS, HENRY    
POTTER  
GRO Reference: 1871  D Quarter in HOLBORN  Volume 01B  Page 712

WILKINS, HENRY    
5 (mos?) 
GRO Reference: 1872  M Quarter in HOLBORN  Volume 01B  Page 539

I also searched White Cross Street in Holborn and found the following Ann (King), who apparently was the widow of George Wilkin/Wilkins b.ca.1825/7, Stepney. I couldn't find his parents so don't know if he is related to James. George & Ann were married in Shoreditch in 1846.

1881- 180, White Cross Street, St Luke, Holborn, London, England
Ann
Wilkin
Head
Widow
Female
50
1831
Butcher
St Luke's, Middlesex, England
Henrietta
Wilkin
Daughter
Single
Female
20
1861
-
St Luke's, Middlesex, England
Clara
Wilkin
Daughter
Single
Female
18
1863
-
St Luke's, Middlesex, England
Emily
Wilkin
Daughter
Single
Female
16
1865
-
St Luke's, Middlesex, England
Arthur J
Wilkin
Son
Single
Male
14
1867
-
St Luke's, Middlesex, England
http://search.findmypast.com/record?id= ... 0001787792
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