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Thomas Wilks and Mary Barnett

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NormanB

NormanB Report 9 Feb 2013 21:01

Thomas and Mary were my great grandparents, and married in 1863 at Ross in Herefordshire.
I have many details about Thomas - but very little about Mary, can anyone help?
I have heard mary was born in 1843 in Shelsey - but i cannot find proof of this - nor can I glean any details about her parents. Any information would be much appreciated.

Yours NormieB

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K

K Report 9 Feb 2013 21:10

For reference is this the couple in 1881?

Name: Mary Wilks
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Thomas Wilks
Gender: Female
Where born: Shelsley, Worcestershire, England

Civil parish: Hartlebury
County/Island: Worcestershire
Country: England

Street Address: Low Hill
Condition as to marriage: Married
Education:

Employment status:

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Registration district: Droitwich
Sub-registration district: Ombersley
ED, institution, or vessel: 7
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2935
Folio: 96
Page Number: 5
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Wilks 59
Mary Wilks 38
John Wilks 16
Clara Wilks 13
William Wilks 11
Allice Wilks 7
Eli Wilks 3

patchem

patchem Report 9 Feb 2013 21:10

Have you got Thomas and Mary's marriage certificate, as information about her Father should be on that?

Lynski

Lynski Report 9 Feb 2013 21:12

Do you mean Shelsley?

Have you got their marriage certificate which should give her father' s name?


Marriages Mar 1863 (>99%)
BARNETT Mary Ross 6a 649
WILKS Thomas Ross 6a 649

Vera

Vera Report 9 Feb 2013 21:15

Births Dec 1844 (>99%)
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BARNETT Mary Ann Worcester 18 499



Regards Vera

K

K Report 9 Feb 2013 21:35

In 1871 she lists her birthplace as Great Shelsley which is Shelsley Beauchamp, Do you have the marriage cert in 1863 which confirms it is the right couple? If not a child's birth cert would confirm her maiden name and whether the marriage is correct.

It seems a long way to go to marry in Ross in Herefordshire, when both came from Worcestershire

Christine

Christine Report 9 Feb 2013 22:24

"It seems a long way to go to marry in Ross in Herefordshire, when both came from Worcestershire".

According to the census posted Thomas was about 21 years older than Mary. He being about 40 and she being about 19 at the time of their marriage. Perhaps they were forced into eloping?

K

K Report 10 Feb 2013 07:12

Possibly - If Normie has got the marriage cert apologies but I just think the marriage is more likely to relate to this couple with a Mary Barnett born in Upton Bishop listed as the right age in 1861

1881

Name: Thomas Wilkes
Age: 49
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Wilkes
Gender: Male
Where born: Upton Bishop, Hereford, England

Civil parish: Upton Bishop
County/Island: Herefordshire
Country: England

Street Address: The Crewse
Condition as to marriage: Married
Education:

Employment status:

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Occupation: Ag Lab

Registration district: Ross
Sub-registration district: Sollershope
ED, institution, or vessel: 7
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2584
Folio: 57
Page Number: 4
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Wilkes 49
Mary Wilkes 34
Elizabeth Wilkes 12
Mary A. Wilkes 9
Alice Wilkes 4

Mary

Mary Report 10 Feb 2013 12:07

I'am thinking the marriage in Ross is not the correct one.

Thomas Wilkes/Wilkes was in hartlebury on all census returns before and after his marriage to Mary.

Parents of Thomas?? were William 1781 and Elizabeth 1787

1841 he is with both parents
1851 with his mum Elizabeth
1861 with his sister Ann born 1828.masons labourer
1871 with wife Mary he was bricklayer
son John levi Wilks reg march 1865
Clara Alice 1867.

Maryb

K

K Report 10 Feb 2013 13:13

In 1891 Mary has the middle intial of M which ties in possibly to the marriage below

1891
Name: Mary M Wilts
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Thomas Wilts
Gender: Female
Where born: Shelsley Rings,(Kings) Worcestershire, England

Civil parish: Hartlebury
Ecclesiastical parish: St James
Town: Droitwich
County/Island: Worcestershire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status:

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Registration district: Droitwich
Sub-registration district: Ombersley
ED, institution, or vessel: 7
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2342
Folio: 87
Page Number: 10
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Wilts 68
Mary M Wilts 48
Eli A Wilts 13
Minnie M A Wilks 3

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Marriages Mar 1863 (>99%)
BAYES Sarah Kidderminster 6c 264
KING Robert Kidderminster 6c 264
>WILKES Thomas Kidderminster 6c 264
>YEOMANS Mary Maria Kidderminster 6c 264

Mary

Mary Report 10 Feb 2013 13:23

Yes I was thinking that Mary Maria yeomans but i don't think i could find her prior to marriage,I will look again.

Maryb.

patchem

patchem Report 10 Feb 2013 16:27

?
Births Dec 1841
Yeomans Mary Maria Martley 18 408

K

K Report 10 Feb 2013 16:44

Mary Martha possibly the child of this couple but I can't see them as a family past 1841

Name: William Yeomans
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Gender: Male
Where born: Worcestershire, England

Civil parish: Beauchamp
Hundred: Doddingtree (Upper Division)
County/Island: Worcestershire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

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Registration district: Martley
Sub-registration district: Martley
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 1194
Book: 3
Folio: 7
Page Number: 6
Household Members:
Name Age
William Yeomans 20
Anne Yeomans 20

Vera

Vera Report 10 Feb 2013 16:58

1851 ???

Re what Patchem and K found....

YEOMAN, Anne Head Married F 29 1822 Farm Labr
Shelsley, Worcestershire VIEW
YEOMAN, Mary Ann Daughter F 9 1842 Scholar
Shelsley, Worcestershire VIEW
YEOMAN, Hannah Daughter F 7 1844 Scholar
Shelsley, Worcestershire VIEW
YEOMAN, Sarah Ann Daughter F 5 1846 Scholar
Shelsley, Worcestershire VIEW
Piece: 2041
Folio: 56
Page: 9
Registration District: Martley
Civil Parish: Shelsley Kings Hamlet
Municipal Borough:
Address: Aarons Head, Shelsley Kings Hamlet
County: Worcestershire


1851 could be the husband of Anne

Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation
Disability Where born Image
PHIPPS, William Head Widower M 76 1775 Ag Lab
N K, Gloucestershire VIEW
STOKES, Elizabeth Lodger Widow F 46 1805
Ludlow, Shropshire VIEW
STOKES, Ellen Lodger F 6 1845
Clent, Worcestershire VIEW
BOWLER, Eliza Visitor F 2 1849
Kingswinford, Staffordshire VIEW
>>>>>>>>>>YEOMAN, William Lodger Married M 31 1820 Ag Lab
N K, Herefordshire VIEW
BISHOP, Joseph Lodger Unmarried M 23 1828 Ag Lab
Martley, Worcestershire VIEW
Piece: 2047
Folio: 504
Page: 8
Registration District: Bromsgrove
Civil Parish: Clent
Municipal Borough:
Address: Holy Cross, Clent
County: Worcestershire


Regards Vera

K

K Report 10 Feb 2013 17:26

Well done Vera

Kayx

Edit - As transcribed on Ancestry - the image is very difficult to read

Name: Mary Ann Gremant
Age: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Relation: Daughter
Mother's Name: Anne Gremant
Gender: F (Female)
Where born: Shelsley, Worcestershire, England

Civil parish: Shelsley Kings
County/Island: Worcestershire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Disability:

View image

Registration district: Martley
Sub-registration district: Martley
ED, institution, or vessel: 6
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 33
Piece: 2041
Folio: 56
Page Number: 9
Household Members:
Name Age
Anne Gremant 29
Mary Ann Gremant 9
Hannah Gremant 7
Sarah Ann Gremant 5

Lynski

Lynski Report 10 Feb 2013 20:10

PM from poster -

Hi,
I too have come up with the same possible marriage details as you have. however, I am not 100% sure if this is the correct marriage. Still trying to work around this without wasting any £'s.
Shelsey in Worcestershire is the place of mary's birth - but that is as far as i can get at present.

Thanks,
Norm.

K

K Report 10 Feb 2013 21:14

Reply from Norm

Many thanks for your hard work and input.
Your first comments re 1881 - yes, this is the correct Thomas and Mary aged 59 and 38 respectively.
I know this is the correct family because Alice, aged 7 was my grandmother born in 1874, plus the fact that she had a sister called Clara some 6 years older.
I read your second comment (9.35 on 9/2/13) with interest. I too though Ross was a long way to go to be wed so to date I have not gone to the cost of a marriage certificate as I am not 100% certain it is the correct couple.
The message from today at 7.12 - I am afraid that this is not the correct couple for the reasons stated earlier.
The details you sent at at 13.13 and 16.44 today are extremely interesting and open up a new line of research for me. At first glance it looks very positive.
Thank you very much for your assistance. i am indebted to you.

patchem

patchem Report 11 Feb 2013 06:53

If Alice is your grandmother, what is the maiden name of her mother on her birth certificate?
Clara born about 1868, also Upton?

Just putting 1871, for ref
1871 England Census
Thomas Wilkes Age: 46 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825
Relation: Head Spouse's Name: Mary Wilkes
Gender: Male Where born: Hartlebury, Worcestershire, England
Civil parish: Hartlebury
Ecclesiastical parish: Worcester County/Island: Worcestershire
Country: England Registration district: Droitwich Sub-registration district: Ombersley
ED, institution, or vessel: 7 Household schedule number: 53 Piece: 3068
Folio: 96 Page Number: 10
Thomas Wilkes 46
Mary Wilkes 28
John Levi Wilkes 6 Hartlebury
Clara Alice Wilkes 3
Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 3068; Folio: 96; Page: 10; GSU roll: 838887.

Presumably:
Births Mar 1865
Wilks John Levi Droitwich 6c 404