William Banks was born about 1825/6 at Clerkenwell, a son of Samuel Banks and Mary formerly Jones.
He probably married Rebecca Carpenter in the Clerkenwell district in the June quarter 1847.
In 1851, at 1 Alpha Place, Edmonton, William was aged 25 a coach maker born in Clerkenwell. Rebecca his wife was aged 26 and born in Chelsea and their children were Louisa aged 2 and Rebecca aged 1 both born in Islington and William aged 5 months born in Edmonton.
In the 1861 census he was living at Alpha Place, Edmonton. He was aged 35, a coach carriage maker and born at Clerkenwell. His wife, Rebecca was aged 35 and born in Clerkenwell. Their children were William, aged 10, Rebecca aged 11, Charles aged 8, Mary A. aged 5 and Samuel aged 10 months. All were born at Edmonton.
In 1871 at 1 Hope Cottages, Snells Park, Edmonton, William was aged 45 a coach and carriage maker born in Clerkenwell, Rebecca was aged 45 and born in Clerkenwell and their children were Rebecca aged 21 a shop woman born in Islington, William aged 20 a surveyor’s assistant, Mary Ann aged 15, Samuel aged 10 and Walter aged 6 all born in Edmonton.
In the 1881 census of 1 Hope Cottages, Edmonton, William was aged 55, a coach maker, born in Clerkenwell. His wife was Rebecca, aged 55 and born in Clerkenwell. With him were his unmarried children Louisa, aged 32, born in Islington, Samuel, aged 20, born in Edmonton, a warehouseman and Walter aged 16, born in Edmonton, a clerk.
Under his uncle, William Banks's will, William was to receive a bequest of £100 and the freehold of 69, Wellington Street, Gravesend after his sister, Louisa's death.
Rebecca Banks’s death was probably registered in the September quarter 1883 in the Edmonton district aged 55.
In the 1901 census of 1 Elm Villas, Bury Street, Edmonton, William was living with his son Samuel’s family. He was aged 75 and a widower and a retired coach builder, born at Clerkenwell.
His death is registered in the March quarter 1906 in the Edmonton district. He was aged 80.
William and Rebecca’s children were:
Louisa Banks, born about 1848/9 at Islington. There is a suitable birth registration in the June quarter 1848 in the district of Islington
In the census of 1861 of 104 Hatton Garden (Liberty of Saffron Hill), London, she was aged 12, a scholar born at Islington and in the household of her grandfather Samuel Banks.
In 1881 she was unmarried, aged 32, and living at home with her parents at 1 Hope Cottages, Edmonton,.
Rebecca Banks (1849 – 1918), born about 1849 in Edmonton or Hornsey. There is a possible birth registration in the September quarter 1849 in the district of Islington.
In 1861 she was aged 11, born at Edmonton and living at home with her parents.
She married Charles James Dobson after banns at St Mary's Church, Walthamstow, 11 September 1880. She was a spinster aged 32 of Walthamstow, a daughter of William Banks, a coachmaker. Charles was a widower aged 48, a coal agent of Walthamstow, a son of Stephen Dobson, an independent minister. The witnesses were William Banks and Mary Ann Banks.
In the 1881 census, Rebecca Dobson was living at 17 Beaufoy Road, Tottenham. She was aged 34 and born at Hornsey, Middx. Her husband, James C. Dobson, was aged 46, a colliery agent, born at St Neots, Cambs. There were two children of Charles, Ellen M. aged 21 and Frederick W. aged 16, both born at Tottenham (the children of Charles by his first marriage).
Under a codicil dated 1889 to the will of her great-aunt, Mary Banks (see William Banks), Rebecca (the wife of Charles J. Dobson) was living at 2 Tiptree Villas, Cambridge Road, Southend. She was to receive half the residue of a Russian Bond after the funeral of Edward Smith had been paid for.
In 1891 at 2 Tiptree Villlas, Cambridge Road, Prittlewell, Rochford, Essex, Charles J. was aged 59, secretary to gas company born at St Neots, Rebecca, his wife was aged 41 and born at Holloway and his children were Ellen aged 31 born at Tottenham, Alice aged 9 born at Tottenham, Kate E aged 8, Rebecca E. aged 5 and Edna M aged 3, all born at Southend. There was also a servant aged 18.
Charles James Dobson died in the Rochford district in the September quarter 1893 aged 61.
In 1901 at 25 Copeland Road, Walthamstow, Rebecca was a widow aged 51 and born at Hornsey. Her children were Alice R aged 19 a restaurant waitress born at Tottenham, Kate E aged 18 a restaurant waitress, Rebecca aged 15 a corn merchant’s assistant and Edna M aged 13 all born at Southend.
In 1911 at 25 Copeland Road, Walthamstow, in 6 rooms, Rebecca was aged 61 and born at Hornsey. She claimed to be married, for 31 years and had had 4 children none of whom had died. Her children were Kate Emmeline aged 28 and Edna Mabel aged 23 both single and assistants at a restaurant and born in Southend.
Rebecca died in the West Ham district (includes Walthamstow) in the March quarter 1918 aged 68. Charles and Rebecca’s children were:
Alice Ruth Dobson (1881 – 1934), birth registered in the Edmonton district (includes Tottenham) in the September quarter 1881. She married Thomas Frederick Frayne in the West Ham district in the June quarter 1905. In 1911 at 3 Copeland Road Walthamstow, in 6 rooms, Thomas was aged 50 a commercial enquiry clerk born in Moydow parish, Longford, Ireland. Alice was aged 29 and born in Tottenham. They had been married for 5 years last June (!) and had had 1 child who was still living. She was Doreen Ruth Frayne aged 5 and born at Walthamstow. Alice R Frayne’s death was in the West Ham district in the September quarter 1934 aged 52. Their child(ren?) was:
Doreen Ruth Frayne, born about 1906 in Walthamstow.
Kate Emmeline Dobson (1882 – 1952), birth registered in the Rochford district in the December quarter 1882. In 1939, at 25 Copeland Road, Walthamstow, she was a matron housekeeper with a date of birth of 9 October 1882 and single, living with Edna. She died in the Essex SW district in the March quarter 1952.
Rebecca Edith Dobson (1885 – 1951), birth registered in the Rochford district in the September quarter 1885. She married William Ewan Clark in the West Ham district in the December quarter 1906. In 1911 at 187 Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, William was aged 37 a hosiery warehouseman born in Bethnal Green, Rebecca was aged 25, assisting in confectionary shop business, born in Southend and had been married for 4 years and had had one child who was still living. This was Stanley Charles Ewan Clark aged 8 months. (no birthplace). In 1939 at 5 Sheredan Road, Walthamstow, William (d of b 28 July 1873) was a wholesale hosiery warehouseman retired. Rebecca had a date of birth 26 July 1885, and Stanley, single (d of b 15 July 1910) was a wholesale hosiery warehouseman. There were two whose records were closed but one of them in the transcription was Rebecca O Clark, married, (d of b 26 July 1884). Rebecca E Clark’s death was in the Essex SW district in the June quarter 1951 aged 65. Their child(ren?) was
Stanley Charles Ewan Clark, born 15 July 1910 (1939 register). In 1939 he was with his parents.
Edna Mabel Dobson (1888 – 1944), birth registered in the Rochford district in the March quarter 1888. In 1939, at 25 Copeland Road, Walthamstow, she was a shorthand typist and teacher of elocution (LRAM Elec) with a date of birth of 3 January 1888 and single, living with Kate. She died 21 September 1944 at Connaught Hospital, Walthamstow and was of 25 Copeland Road. Admon (with will) was granted 28 November 1944 at Llandudno to Kate Emmeline Dobson, spinster. Her effects were £754.8s.3d.
William Banks, born about 1850 at Edmonton. There is a possible birth registration in the December quarter 1850 in the district of Edmonton. In 1861 he was aged 10, born at Edmonton and living at home with his parents. He married Anne Mary Everett in the June quarter 1876 in the Islington district. In 1881 he was living at 5 Victoria Street, Rochester (St Margaret), Kent. He was aged 30, a surveyor of highways and born at Edmonton. His wife was Annie M., aged 30, a surveyor's wife, and born in London, Middx. Their children were Ethel M. aged 2 and Ernest E., aged 1, both born at Rochester. There was also a general servant, Amy Willis, aged 19 and born on the Isle of Wight. William proved his aunt, Louisa Sarah Banks’s will in 1889. He was of 11 Victoria Street, Rochester and a surveyor.
In 1891 at 10 Albany Road, Rochester, William was aged 40 a surveyor city Rochester and born at Edmonton. His wife, Anne M was aged 40 and born in Bloomsbury. Their children were Ethel M aged 12, Mary aged 7, Herbert W aged 3 and Dorothy aged 1, all born in Rochester. There was also a servant aged 22. In 1901 at the same address, William was 50, a civil engineer, and Anne M was also 50, born in Edmonton and Bloomsbury. Their children were Herbert W aged 13 and Dorothy aged 10, both born in Rochester. There was a servant aged 21. In 1911 at the same address, in 8 rooms, William was aged 60 City surveyor Rochester and born in Edmonton. Anne Mary was aged 60 and born in Bloomsbury. They had been married for 34 years and had had 7 children of whom 3 had died. Their child was Dorothy aged 20 and born in Rochester. There was also a servant. A possible death registration is in the Medway district in 1928.
William and Annie's children were:
Ethel Mary Banks, born about 1878 at Rochester and registered in the September quarter 1878 in the Medway district.
Ernest Everett Banks, born about 1879 at Rochester and registered in the September quarter 1879 in the Medway district.
Ethel M. Banks, born about1879
Mary Banks, born about 1883
Herbert W. Banks, born about 1887
Dorothy Banks, born about 1890.
Charles Banks, born about 1852 at Edmonton. There is a suitable birth registration in the June quarter 1853 in the district of Edmonton. In 1861 he was aged 8, born at Edmonton and living at home with his parents. He married Susannah Ellen Washington in the Lambeth district in the September quarter 1876. In 1881, living at Eden Road, Walthamstow, he was aged 28 , born at Edmonton and a book keeper (clerk). His wife Susannah E. was born at March, Cambridge and aged 28, and their children were Edith E. (4, London Middx), and Maria E. (3 months, Walthamstow). There was also a boarder, George Clark (32, London Middx and a hosier’s assistant). In 1891 (Index) Charles was living in the West Ham district aged 38 with Susannah aged 37, Edith E aged 14 and Maria E aged 10.
In the 1901 census index he was aged 48, born at Edmonton and living in Walthamstow. He was a Counting House Manager Pencils.
Charles and Susannah’s children were:
Edith E. Banks, born about 1876 in London Middx. She may have been registered as Edith Emily in the March quarter 1877 in the Pancras district.
Maria E. Banks, born about December 1880 at Walthamstow.
Mary Ann Banks, born about 1855 at Edmonton. There is a possible birth registration for Mary Ann Banks in the March quarter 1856 in the Edmonton district. A second, less likely possibility is in the September quarter 1856, also in Edmonton. In 1861 she was aged 5, born at Edmonton and living at home with her parents. In 1881, as Mary Banks, she appears to be a dressmaker, unmarried, aged 25 and born at Edmonton, an assistant living in the household of Charles Croxon, a linen draper, of High Street Ewell, Surrey.
Samuel Banks, born about May 1860 at Edmonton. A possible birth registration is in the September quarter 1860 in the Edmonton district. In 1861 he was aged 10 months, born at Edmonton and living at home with his parents. In 1881 he was single, a warehouseman aged 20 and living with his parents. He married Eliza Ives in the September quarter 1884 in the Poplar district. In the 1901 census of 1 Elm Villas, Bury Street, Edmonton, he was aged 40, a manager of a brick works and born at Edmonton. His wife, Eliza was born at Gravesend and was aged 39, and their children were Hilda C. aged 15, Constance E. aged 8 and Gladys V. aged 3, all born at Edmonton. His father William was also living with them.
The children of Samuel and Eliza were:
Hilda Cecilia Banks, birth registered in the June quarter 1885 at Edmonton. She married Frank Maller in the Edmonton district in the December quarter 1916. No children appear to have been registered.
Constance Ethel Banks, birth registered December quarter 1892 at Edmonton.
Gladys Victoria Banks, birth registered September quarter 1897 at Edmonton. She appears to have married Frederick E Sheldrake twice, in the St Martins district in the September quarter 1922 and the Edmonton district in the June quarter 1923. No children appear to have been registered. There is the death of a Frederick E. Sheldrake in the Westminster district in the December quarter 1950, aged 57, and the death of a Gladys V. Sheldrake in the Wood Green district in the December quarter 1962, aged 65.
Walter Banks, born about 1864/5 at Edmonton. There is a possible birth registration in the September quarter 1864 in the Edmonton district. In 1881 he was aged 16, a clerk and living with his parents. In 1901 (Index) he may have been aged 36 and living in Strood (born Edmonton).
Posted April 2017