Previous marriages

Edwin Watkiss married 23 November 1862 to MARY STANLEY at St George's in the East, St Mary [Stepney]
Mary Stanley's father, like Edwin, was a smith. A son, Frederick Edward, was baptised Dec 4 1864 in same church [Frederick Edward Stanley "Whatkiss [sic], Stepney, Oct, Nov, Dec 1864, 1c, 4570 -- died 1870 (age at death 5, Whitechapel Jan-Feb-Mar, 1c 294). According to 1861 census, Mary born in Manchester 1839, so it looks as if she is the one who died aged 27 in 1866 (Poplar, 1c, 519, Apr, May, June). I don't know who looked after Frederick Edward after she died. Possibly the next wife for a while...

Edwin Watkiss married 17 November 1867 to JANE CADNEY at St Michael and all Angels, South Hackney. Jane's father is a merchant's clerk. Edwin now describes himself and his father as "engineer". A son, Edwin George, [Hackney, Jan-Feb-Mar 1870, 1b, 522) baptised 13 March 1870 at same church but dies later the same year (Hackney Jul-Aug-Sep, 1b, 328). According to 1851 census, Jane was born 1832-33 in London (1871 census: Bloomsbury). In 1871 census Jane and Edwin living in Thomas Street, Lambeth, so "Jane Watkish" (mistranscribed?) aged 41 died 1872 is probably her (Lambeth, Jul-Aug-Sep, Lambeth, 1d, 191)

Interesting to note that Edwin and Julia's first-born, also Edwin George, see below, was born Apr-May-Jun 1873, so conceived Jul-Aug-Sep 1872, possibly before Jane died.

Ego's paternal great grandfather

Ego's paternal great grandmother

Edwin Watkiss married 16 March 1873 to JULIA PINNER
at St Mary. Lambeth

BORN c. 1834. Christened 29 June 1834, Dawley Magna, Shropshire. Father Edward Watkiss, mother Sarah.
Aged 7 at 1841 census on 6 June 1841

BORN 25 Feb 1846 62 Bramford Road Ipswich (parish of St Matthew)

DIED 1 December 1900 at St Thomas's Hospital, Lambeth aged 66, blacksmith of 21 Holland St. Cause of death: collapse following on haemorrhage from a ruptured spleen from being run over by a van on 30th November -- accidental. Accidental death was finding of coroner

DIED 27 March 1919 at 54 Chester Road, St Pancras, daughter Annie Harrington, informant, cause of death (1) bronchopneumonia, (2)synope
Deceased's address given as of 31 Edwards Almshouses, Burrell Street, Blackfriars, widow of Edwin Watkiss a blacksmith


1851 census (Shropshire): aged 17, Blacksmith

1861 census: 26, Smith

1862 At marriage to Mary Stanley: Smith

1867 At marriage to Jane Cadney: Engineer

1871 census: 37, Blacksmith

1873 At marriage to Julia Pinner: Blacksmith

1881 census: Engine smith (E &M)



1911 census: almswoman


1841 census: Malins Lee, Dawley Magna, Shropshire [now part of Telford new town] aged 7

1851 census: staying with sister, Eliza Guy, and brother-in-law Thomas Guy at Dawley Green, Great Dawley. Thomas Guy is a butcher

1861 census: (Slightly speculative, because Edwin is listed as Edward.But I am convinced that this is a misapprehension on the part of the census enumerator – there is no indication of any Edward Watkiss of this age in London in 1851, 1871, 1881; age is about right -- 26 -- since census April 2 and Edwin prob born in June 1834; birthplace is right (Old Park = northeast Dawley; occupation is smith; and he is well placed geographicallly to have met Mary Stanley, his first wife) whom he married in 1862.
So a lodger at 8 Scouler St North, Poplar, London [near present day entrance to Blackwall Tunnel]

1863 marriage to Mary Stanley: Emma Place, Stepney

1867 marriage to Jane Cadney: Cambridge Terrace, Loddiges Road, Hackney

1871 census: 20 Thomas Street, Lambeth [near Kennington Park] aged 37, with wife Jane, aged 38

1873 marriage to Julia Pinner: Roupell Street [near Waterloo station]

1881 census: mis-reported as Watkins --3 Edward Street, Christchurch Southwark (= off Blackfriars Road, Blackfriars)

1886 Jun 17 baptisms 22 Downs Buildings

ditto 1887 baptisms

1890 electoral register as 1891 census

1891 census: 22 Downs Buildings [near Gravel Lane, Southwark]






1901 census: 21 Holland Street [Blackfriars] widow aged 55

1903 21 Holland Street (county and parochial electoral register)

1907 2 Edward's Almshouses, Burrell St (county and parochial electoral register)

1911 census: 31 Edwards Almshouses London SE [off Blackfriars Road] aged 66. Her mother Elizabeth Pinner had been at same address in 1901 census, so presumably Julia moved in with her some time between 1901 and 1908 (see above) when Elizabeth died aged 92 (Jul-Aug-Sep 1908, Southwark 1d, 12).


EDWIN GEORGE born 1874 Lambeth, baptised in the collective family baptism on 17 June 1886, Christ Church see further below.
Errand boy in 1891 census (with family).
Married Kate Susan Lucy Barratt aged 21 (father Henry Witt Barratt, bookbinder), 26 March 1899 at St Pauls Church in parish of St Mary Newington. Edwin G styled as engineer living at 7 Jerome Place; Kate at 10 Jerome Place
With mother and sisters again in 1901, engineer's labourer, but married to Kate (aged 23, born Wandsworth)
1911 census, engineer's labourer with Kate and two children: Julia (8) and Kate (7) at 25 Hatfield Street (Christchurch and St Saviour Southwark sub district)
Edwin G (widower -- engineer's mill-wright) remarried to Daisy Amy Brooks (widow 36) 13 June 1920, Walworth All Saints, Edwin G living at 6 Cavan Terrace, Surrey Row; Daisy at No 2
Edwin George died aged 88 (born c 1874) in Jan-Feb-Mar 1962, Lewisham 5d, 127

ELIZA (paternal grandmother) born 1875 Lambeth, baptised 17 June 1886
packer in 1891 census Married Harry Cameron Thomas 19 Jan 1896

MATILDA born 1876 Lambeth, (Lambeth Jan-Feb-Mar 1876, 1d 359). Baptised 17 June 1886
????book sewer??? in 1891 census. Likely marriage Apr-May-Jun 1897, St Saviour Southwark, 1d 87 to William Dennis Rector. 1901 census William is colour mixer (born Lambeth); two children, William T (3) and Catherine J (1), living at 110 Douglas Building, Marshalsea Road, St George the Martyr Southwark
William D died Apr-May-Jun 1919 Wandsworth aged 50 (Wandsworth 1d 452)
Matilda remarried Apr-May-Jun 1920, Southwark 1d 237 to David C Scutt. She died Wandsworth Oct-Nov-Dec 1949 aged 73 (5d 720)

ELIZABETH born Bermondsey according to 1881 census but Lambeth in 1891 census. Probably Jul-Aug-Sep 1877 Lambeth 1d 323
scholar in 1891 Baptised 17 June 1886
cardboard box maker in 1901. Married James William Whitney (labourer aged 28) at St Mary Newington, May 25 1901, Elizabeth living at 21 Holland St; James at 41 Dante Road
James W Whitney poss death aged 53, Southwark Jan-Feb-Mar 1927 1d 122
Elizabeth Whitney possible death aged 95, Southwark Oct, Nov, Dec 1972, 5e 172 (birth date in register given as 12 June 1877

MARY ANN born 1879 Christchurch Southwark. Baptised April 20 1887 Christ Church (then on 27 April mother is baptised as Julia Pinner)
scholar in 1891, cardboard box maker in 1901.
Married Frederick John Hunt (compositor aged 25 --- father, John Hunt, is schoolmaster), 11 April 1903, Christ Church, Southwark. Both living at 51 Stamford Street

SARAH ANN born Oct-Nov-Dec 1880 St Saviour Southwark, 1d 9. Not in 1891 census. Probably died in 1882 ??? Apr-May-Jun 1882 St Saviour Suffolk 1d 59

ANNIE FLORENCE born 1883 baptised 17 June 1886
Southwark scholar in 1891, cardboard box maker in 1901 Married Bertie Charles Harrington, 1910 Apr May Jun West Ham 4a, 68a. In 1911 census is at 6 Chester Road, Highgate with Bertie (carpenter working for builder, born Highgate, aged 27)

JULIA born 1885 Southwark, prob Oct, Nov, Dec 1885, St Saviour Southwark 1d 3
Death register record says born 17 Sep 1885. Baptised 17 June 1886
Cardboard box maker in 1901. Probably married Oct Nov Dec 1906 (to Thomas William Rosier) West Ham 4a 78
1911 census Thomas William (compositor aged 29, born Surrey, Upper Warlingham) and Julia (born Blackfriars, aged 25) with three children, all born Forest Gate, Julia Lilian (3), Annie Ethel (1), William Thomas (3 months). Address is 10 York Road, Forest Gate
But this is an instance of double enumeration, because Thomas William is also listed at parent's house in Peckham (must be visiting his mother May Smedley, previously Rosier and stepfather and various siblings)
Julia died Jul-Aug-Sep 1971 aged 86, Redbridge 5d 1413 (says was born 17 Sep 1885)



Edward Watkiss/Sarah née ????



David Pinner/Elizabeth née Ward