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Re: Marriage lookup for Newport
« Reply #9 on: Monday 10 January 11 21:58 GMT (UK) »
Re Josiah Wilkinson and his son William Josiah Wilkinson.  The latter immigrated to Hong Kong where his 11 children were born.  He passed away in Hong Kong in 1926 at the tender age of 55 in Hong Kong. He joined the Royal Marines in 1888 and purchased his discharge in Hong Kong in 1894.

His eldest son, William Robert Wilkinson, was my grandfather.

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Re: Marriage lookup for Newport
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 11 January 11 09:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Many thanks for your information which is extremely interesting, I have passed it all on to my friend.
Could you tell us the name of your Grandmother and when they got married, presume it was Hong Kong? Also do you and others of the family still live there?
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Re: Marriage lookup for Newport
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 11 January 11 18:01 GMT (UK) »
What I have is:
William Josiah Wilkinson born 17 May 1871 in Newport, Monmouthsire
Death 21 February 1926 in Hong Kong
Father: Josiah Wilkinson
Mother: Elizabeth Williams

Married Dorica(aka Dora) Maria Pereira in Hong Kong  Born 1872 in Hong Kong
Died March 1952 in Hong Kong. 

Her brother is August Pereira, his daughter is Matilda Pereira.  He returned to Hong Kong from a trip to the UK and brought back a wife Annie, I believe her maiden name was Horton.  She was not the mother of Matilda.  Matilda's mother passed away previously, not sure in the UK or in Hong Kong.

Children of Dorica and William Josiah Wilkinson:
William Robert Wilkinson - born 1902 in Hong Kong (my grandfather).  He married Lenore de Souza in Hong Kong and had 9 children.  William Robert, Dorothy Mary (my mother), Norman (passed away as an infant), Norma, Hazel, Patricia, Esther, Eleanor, Angelina, David.
None reside in Hong Kong any more.  The countries of residence are: U.K., Australia and Canada.

Frederick James Wilkinson - born 22 January 1902 in Hong Kong
Harry Wilkinson - born 1906 Hong Kong
Violet Wilkinson - born 1909 in Hong Kong
Elizabeth Wilkinson - no date
Henrieta Wilkinson - no date
James Wilkinson - no date
Lily Wilkinson - no date
Joseph Wilkinson - no date
Robert Wilkinson - no date
Charles Wilkinson - no date

Some of the younger children may have been born in the U.K. because William Josiah went back and forth to the U.K. regularly.   Have a few interesting documents and photographs but don't know how to attach them here.


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Re: Marriage lookup for Newport
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 11 January 11 18:03 GMT (UK) »
Sorry typo on Dorica (aka Dora) Periera's brother's name

He is Augusto not August

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Re: Marriage lookup for Newport
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 12 January 11 14:00 GMT (UK) »
Very interesting so many thanks for all that information.
Have you gone back very far with the family history?
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Re: Marriage lookup for Newport
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 12 January 11 22:29 GMT (UK) »
I haven't gone back any further as I have been trying to get information on the maternal side of the family as well and have hit a dead end.

Need to track down William Josiah's wife's family background and Lenora Maria's side of the family - lots of mysteries involved in their histories.

Violet - one of William J.'s daughter - married and moved to Burma.  Trying to track her down as well.  Elusive.

Is there a way of attaching a photograph to the posting?
Thanks,
M.

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Re: Marriage lookup for Newport
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 13 January 11 08:49 GMT (UK) »
I think you can send a personal message after six postings? I can then send you my Email address and put you in touch with my friend, Lynton Wilkinson.
I am not sure how to put photos on here but on an Email you can attach them.
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Re: Marriage lookup for Newport
« Reply #16 on: Friday 14 January 11 03:36 GMT (UK) »
Great, look forward to sharing some photos of the Wilkinsons with him.  Is Lynton related to an offspring of William Josiah Wilkinson or Josiah Wilkinson?

Can't believe how large the family is.  I have recently found a relative of Frederick Wilkinson (my mother's uncle) in Australia.  She posted something in 2007 and I only just found it and answered, in October of 2010.  The internet, and sites like this one, makes the world a very small place.

Thanks for the information.

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Re: Marriage lookup for Newport
« Reply #17 on: Friday 14 January 11 16:08 GMT (UK) »
M,
   Have traced back to 1759 in Nuneaton.

Lynton came through from Josiah and Elizabeth Williams, where your William Josiah was born in 1871 his Charles Henry was born to the same parents in December 1882.

After William joined the Marines the family in 1891 was living in Bishop Street Coventry and between then and 1901 Charles moved to Glamorgan where he married Margaret Ellen Morgan in September 1901 in Pontypridd, by 1911 he had moved back to Coventry (Foleshill).
I can send you all my findings or leave it to Lynton to do so, it is up to you, you should soon be able to post privately.
Al