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Henry, Lucy & Jane Wilkinson 1891 mystery
« on: Thursday 08 October 20 14:45 BST (UK) »
Henry Wilkinson was born in Layham, Suffolk 1870.  He seems to have moved around the country quite a bit and married Lucy Ashmore in Rotherham, Yorks in 1891.  In the 1891 census he and Lucy are in Harrison Street, Kimberworth, Yorks together with a clutch of children:

William Howard Litemore 11
Arthur Litemore 9
Florence May Litemore 3
all born Staffs.

These are clearly not children of Henry and Lucy, although they are named as sons and daughters on the census return.  I can't find their births registered either, though there is a Lily Lucy Luxton born June Q 1895 in West Ham! (no William Howard of either surname)  Who are they, that they should be living with this newly wed couple?

Henry married for a second time, this time to Jane Guest in 1896 in Rotherham.  But when did first wife Lucy die?  If I search for deaths with that name between 1891 (H & L's marriage) and 1896 ( H & J's marriage I can only find a Lucy Wilkinson who died in 1895 in Rotherham aged 38.  Our Lucy would have been 25 in that year unless she was fibbing on the 1891 census.  Also I believe that Henry and Lucy had one or two children together.

By 1901 Henry and Jane had moved to West Drayton, Middx., where they spent the rest of their lives, along with their 14 children.  (The last ones were twins - poor mother!

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Re: Henry, Lucy & Jane Wilkinson 1891 mystery
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 October 20 14:51 BST (UK) »
Lucy Ashmore was a 30 year old widow when she married in 1891 - father Joseph Cutts a Fork Grinder.
Witnesses Thomas Cooper & Annie Cutts.
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Re: Henry, Lucy & Jane Wilkinson 1891 mystery
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 October 20 14:54 BST (UK) »
Lucy Cutts age 21 married Howard Ashmore age 20 on 27 October 1879 at  Burton on Trent
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Re: Henry, Lucy & Jane Wilkinson 1891 mystery
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 October 20 14:59 BST (UK) »
2 children to start with from Lucy's first marriage

ASHMORE, ARTHUR       CUTTS 
GRO Reference: 1882  M Quarter in BURTON UPON TRENT  Volume 06B  Page 388
   ASHMORE, WILLIAM  HOWARD     CUTTS 
GRO Reference: 1880  M Quarter in BURTON UPON TRENT  Volume 06B  Page 386

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Re: Henry, Lucy & Jane Wilkinson 1891 mystery
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 08 October 20 15:00 BST (UK) »
and the third

ASHMORE, FLORENCE  MAY     CUTTS 
GRO Reference: 1888  M Quarter in LICHFIELD  Volume 06B  Page 444

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Re: Henry, Lucy & Jane Wilkinson 1891 mystery
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 08 October 20 15:03 BST (UK) »
A 4th who who may have died

ASHMORE, LUCY  LILIAN     CUTTS 
GRO Reference: 1885  D Quarter in LICHFIELD  Volume 06B  Page 447
 
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Re: Henry, Lucy & Jane Wilkinson 1891 mystery
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 08 October 20 15:03 BST (UK) »


William Howard Litemore 11
Arthur Litemore 9
Florence May Litemore 3
all born Staffs.

These are clearly not children of Henry and Lucy, although they are named as sons and daughters on the census return.  I can't find their births registered either, though there is a Lily Lucy Luxton born June Q 1895 in West Ham! (no William Howard of either surname)  Who are they, that they should be living with this newly wed couple?ast ones were twins - poor mother!

These children are all registered as Ashmore with mmn Cutts, so they are Lucy's children from her first marriage.
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Added:  Sorry John crossed with your post
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Re: Henry, Lucy & Jane Wilkinson 1891 mystery
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 08 October 20 15:04 BST (UK) »
Lucy Cutts age 21 married Howard Ashmore age 20 on 27 October 1879 at  Burton on Trent

Death registration (found on FreeBMD)
Mar qtr 1890 Lichfield vol 6b p332 ASHMORE Howard age 30

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Re: Henry, Lucy & Jane Wilkinson 1891 mystery
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 08 October 20 15:11 BST (UK) »
The death registration for Lucy Wilkinson, Rotherham in 1895 that you found more or less fits with Rosie's info that she was a 30 year old widow on marriage to Henry in 1891.  Remember that deaths are the least reliable info as the actual person is not able to provide any information.

I would think this is the correct death.

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