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Samuel Wanklin (1758-1797) and Mary Powles (1751- )
Mary Wanklin (1785-1864) and John Rawlings
Mary Rawlings and William Preece
Mary Preece and Thomas Duffell
Ann Duffell and Arthur John Noad
Father of Samuel Wanklin
Also Father of Thomas, Joseph, Joseph, Elizabeth and Richard
(?) Also Husband of Ann Lloyd
(?) Also Father of Giles, William and Henry
It is possible that Giles Wanklin first married Ann Lloyd on 29th December 1729 at Kingsland and had three children by her. These were baptised between 1732 and 1739. The youngest Henry, lived only two years. Ann died before 1742 leaving Giles a widower with two young children – Giles and William.
No burial details have been found for Ann but we do know that Giles Wanklin married Ann Moore on 8th November 1742 at Kingsland and they had at least five children. These were born between 1747 and 1758 and of these Thomas lived one year, the elder Joseph died within the year, the younger Joseph lived nineteen years and Elizabeth lived for fifteen years. It is likely that Giles’s second wife Ann (Moore) was buried on 27th August 1761 at Kingsland and Giles may have died on 22 June 1776.
Wife of Giles Wanklin
Mother of Samuel Wanklin
Also Mother of Thomas, Joseph, Joseph, Elizabeth and Richard
Ann Moore married Giles Wanklin on 8th November 1742 at Kingsland and they had at least five children. He was a widower with two young children from his first marriage. The six children of Samuel and Ann were born between 1747 and 1758 and of these Thomas lived only one year, the elder Joseph died within the year, the younger Joseph lived nineteen years and Elizabeth lived for fifteen years.
It is likely that Giles’s second wife, Ann (Moore), was buried on 27th August 1761 at Kingsland and Giles may have died on 22 June 1776.
Son of Giles Wanklin
Husband of Mary Powles
Father of Mary Rollings
Also Father of Jane, James and William
Samuel Wanklin was baptised on 25th or 28th May 1758 at Kingsland, Herefordshire. He was the fifth child and fourth son of Giles and Ann Wanklin who married at Kingsland in 1742. His father may have been previously married to Ann Lloyd and had three children between 1732 and 1739 but no death has been found for this supposed first wife.
Samuel Wanklin married Mary Powles at Dilwyn on 4th May 1778. Mary Powles had probably been baptised on 12th May 1751 at Dilwyn. They had at least four children. In 1783 there was an Order from Dilwyn for the removal of the family to Kingsland. The children included Jane aged three years and James aged one year. They were at last legally settled in Kingsland so there must have been some to-and-froing.
The Hampton Court Estate terriers of 1780 list some of the ‘New Encroachments on the manor of Kingsland: … Samuel Wanklin, a very ordinary Cottage and about 10 perches of Garden at Bucknell. Yearly value 10s.’.
Wife of Samuel Wanklin
Mother of Mary Rollings
Also Mother of Jane, James and William
Mary Powles married Samuel Wanklin at Dilwyn on 4th May 1778. Mary Powles was probably baptised on 12th May 1751 at Dilwyn, daughter of Thomas and Mary Powles.
The children of Samuel and Mary Wanklin were Great V Aunts and Uncles:
Jane Wanklin was probably born in Dilwyn in about 1779 and baptised in that year. She was removed to Kingsland with her parents in 1783. On 20th January 1804 she married William Mayo at Kingsland. Children were baptised at Kingsland between 1804 and 1818.
JAMES WANKLIN or WANKLING, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton
James Wanklin was baptised on 14th January 1781 at Dilwyn and removed to Kingsland in 1783 with his parents and elder sister. On 31st May 1808 he married Bridget Duggan at Presteigne. She had been born in about 1768 at Bleddfa.
In 1841 James and Bridget Wanclin (sic) were living at Roddhurst, Rodd, Nash and Little Brampton in Herefordshire (near to Presteigne). He was described as a sixty-year-old labourer and his wife was of the same age and not born in the county. She would have been much older.
James Wankling died on 23rd June 1849 aged seventy years. He died at Roddhurst, Herefordshire and was described as a labourer. He died of ‘Dropsy in the Chest’ (not certified). Jane Haines was present at the death and resided at Roddhurst. The death was registered on 28th June 1849 and the registrar was William Jones.
Dropsy’ a contraction for ‘Hydropsy’; oedema ,the presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the intracellular tissue spaces or body cavities. ‘Chest Dropsy’ is hydrothorax. Often caused by kidney or heart disease. A common term for ‘Congestive Cardiac Failure’.
June 1849 Presteigne and Kington
A male, James Wankling died 23 June 1849 at Roddhurst (Presteigne), aged 70 years, occupation Labourer. Cause of death ‘Dropsy in the Chest’ not certified. Informant name and residence Jane Haines, Roddhurst, present at death. Registered 28 June 1849. Registrar William Jones
James was buried on 27th June 1849 at Presteigne.
Bridget Duggan was born on 17th June 1769 (or baptised ?) at Bleddfa, Radnorshire.
In 1851 Bridget Wankelin was living at Rodd, Nash and Little Brampton, Herefordshire. She was the head, being the only occupant and was described as an eighty-two-year-old widow doing ‘nothing’ and born at Bleddfa, Radnorshire.
Bridget Wankling died on 13th December 1851 at Roddhurst, Rodd Nash and Little Brampton in Presteigne Registration District. She was aged 83, widow of James Wankling-Labourer. She died of Influenza (not certified). Informant:- X the mark of Elizabeth Price present at the death, living at Roddhurst township of Rodd Nash and Little Brampton. The death was registered on 31st December and the Registrar was William Jones.
Bridget Wankling was buried on 24th December 1851 at Presteigne (or 4th January 1852?).
WILLIAM WANKLIN, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton
William Wanklin was baptised at Kingsland in 1789, son of Samuel and Mary Wanklin.
From Janet Freeman: There is a William Wanklin listed on the England and Wales Death Index for Jan.-Mar. 1841in the Leominster Registration District who could be ‘ours’; it would help to explain why we can’t find any trace of him.
Concerning William Wanklin, Great V Uncle – youngest son of Samuel and Mary Wanklin, bpt. in 1789 at Kingsland.
There is an entry on the 1851 census for a William Wanklin, unmarried, aged 66, a retired wine merchant born and living in Kingsland. Do you think this could be our ancestor rather than the one who married Sarah Penn in 1817 and was living in London, and who was born at Aymestrey on the 1851 census? The census reference is: 1851- H.O.107/ 1981 f.398 p.16. Look like he died in Jan.-Mar. 1853, aged 68.
William Wanklin of Aymestrey: NOT OUR FAMILY
On 27th January 1817 William Wanklin married Sarah Penn at St James’s Church, Piccadilly. He signed his name and his wife made her mark.
In 1841 the couple were living at Hampstead Lane, St Pancras. He was described as a fifty-three-year-old tailor and his wife Sarah was aged fifty-one. Eliza and John were aged ten, Ann Turner aged four and John Simmonds aged three months.
In 1851 William and Sarah Wankling (sic) were living at No 1 Hampstead Lane, St Mary’s Hornsey in St Michael’s Highgate ecclesiastical parish. William was described as a tailor, aged sixty-five and born at Aymestrey in Herefordshire. Sarah was aged sixty and born at Banbury in Oxfordshire. Daughter Eliza was aged twenty three and they had a nurse child living with them.
In 1861 John Wanklin and his family were living at 40 Vittoria Street, St Mary, Islington, and described as a thirty-one-year-old baker, born in Hornsey. His wife Margaret was a twenty-nine-year-old Laundress, born in Scotland. Their children included Margaret A. Wanklin aged nine, born in Marylebone; William I. Wanklin, aged five and born in the City of London, and Thomas aged three and born in Clerkenwell. With them was Eliza Wanklin, John’s unmarried sister, aged thirty-three, a milliner and dressmaker, born in Brambury, Oxfordshire, and their mother Sarah, aged seventy-three-years, a widow, born in Hornsey.
Daughter of Samuel Wanklin and Mary (nee Powles)
Wife of John Rollings
Mother of Mary Preece
Also Mother of Jane, John, Elizabeth, Ann and Eliza
Mary Wanklin was baptised on 7th November 1785, the daughter of Samuel and Mary Wanklin or Wanchlin of Kingsland. Her parents had married at Dilwyn. On 28th April 1811 Elizabeth Wanklin, the illegitimate daughter of Mary Wanklin, was born. She was baptised at Kingsland and died there aged three years. The burial took place on 5th February 1814 at Kingsland and the infant was described as three-years-old and from Becknall. The father of the child was believed to be William Jones, Butcher of Kingsland.
Mary Wanklin married John Rollings/Rawlings at Kingsland on 25th June 1818. Neither could sign their names. From the baptism register we know that they had at least six children who were born between 1819 and 1829. John, Elizabeth, Ann and Eliza all died in infancy.
In the 1841 census return John Rawlings was described as a forty-five-year-old agricultural labourer of Becknall, Kingsland, not born in the county of Hereford. Mary, his wife, was aged fifty years and born in the county. Her daughter Mary Preece and family were living down the road at Aston.
In the 1851 census return John Rawlings was described as a fifty-four-year-old agricultural labourer, born at Wallaston, Radnorshire. His wife, Mary, was aged sixty-years and born in Kingsland, Herefordshire.
John Rollings, her husband, died in 1856 leaving her a widow.
At the time of the 1861 census William and Jane Wallwyn were living with Mary Rawlings at Becknell, Kingsland. Mary was described as a seventy-nine-year-old Land Proprietor, born in Kingsland; William was a fifty-year-old Carpenter born at Woolhope and Jane was forty-years-old and born at Kingsland.
Mary Rawlings (sic) died at Becknal (sic), Kingsland, on 9th January 1864 aged eighty-two years and was buried at Kingsland. She was described as the widow of John Rawlings, Labourer, and she died as a result of natural decay with no medical attendant. Her son-in-law, William Wallwyn (sic) of Becknal (sic) was present at the death. He had the event registered by William Mason on 12th January 1864.
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