Jane Elizabeth Gallopin late Kendall formerly Wyborn

Jane Elizabeth was baptised 21 October 1838 at St Mary Lewisham, a daughter of Thomas Wyborn and Jane Elizabeth formerly Pearce.

In the 1841 census of Western Road, Brighton, in her parents’ home, she was aged 3, and born in the county (Sussex).

She was not with her father and step-mother in 1851.

She married William Frances Kendall on 26 June 1865 in the parish church of Maidstone, after banns. William was aged 23, a bachelor and shoemaker of Earl Street, Maidstone, the son of John Kendall (deceased), a coachmaker. Jane was aged 27, a spinster of Earl Street, Maidstone, the daughter of Thomas Wyborn (deceased), a chemist. The witnesses were William Wyborn and Adelaide Blundell. Jane Gertrude Wyborn stated that when Thomas married Eliza Mitten, Jane went to live with relatives called Epps, in Kent. In 1861 Ann Epps, Jane's cousin, was living in Earl Street, Maidstone, and Jane was married from Earl Street, so it seems that Jane Gertrude was remembering correctly.

She (as Jane Elizabeth Wyborn, not Kendall) married Olisine Gustave Gallopin in the parish church of St Pancras, London, after banns, on 14 November 1869. She was of full age and stated to be a spinster but should have been a widow. She was of St Pancras and her unnamed father was 'Dead'. Gustave (as he was known by the family) was also of full age, a bachelor and clerk of St Pancras and the son of August Gallopin, a carpenter. The witnesses were John Thomas Epps and E. A. Epps (her cousin Anne Wyborn was married to John Thomas Epps). Gustave was a 'jolly' man.

In 1871 Gustave and Jane were living at 13 Goldington Street, St Pancras, London. He was 27, a waiter, born in France, a French subject. Jane was aged 31 and born in Lewisham.

Gustave Gallopin founded a business in Paris (1st September 1876), which still operates as a brasserie to this day. It is known as Le Gallopin, at 40 Rue Notre Dame des Victoires, 75002, Paris and contains some features that Gustave installed in 1900. The web address is www.brasseriegallopin.com.

Jane spoke fluent French and undertook translating work. She had a job as a rep of some firm at the Great Exhibition in Paris (this was perhaps 1889, not 1851 as Jane Gertrude had said?) and died whilst Harry Wyborn was still at school. As she was paying for his education this caused him to leave and become a plumber.

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Posted 4 November 2008