The Family of William Wyborn

William was born 28 September 1796 and baptised 16 October 1796 at Ramsgate Chapel, a son of Thomas Wyborn and Mary formerly Castle.

He married Sarah Underdown.

In the census of 1841 of Royal Terrace, Ramsgate, William was aged 37, a cordwainer, Sarah was 39, with William 8, Thomas 6, Alfred 5, Mary 16, Eleanor 12, Ann 10 and Eliza 2.

In Bagshaw's Directory of County Kent Vol 2, 1847 there is an entry for William Wyburn, Boot and Shoemaker, 7 Harbour Street, Ramsgate. It seems that after Thomas' death, William took over the business.

In the 1851 census of 87 King Street, Ramsgate, William was 53, a cordwainer, born at Ramsgate, his wife, Sarah, was 54, born at Lydden, and their children were William 22 a painter, Thomas 19 a cordwainer's apprentice, Alfred 15 a blacksmith's apprentice, and Eliza. There was also a visitor, Elizabeth aged 27 born Middx.

In 1861 he was living at 28 King Street Maidstone. He was aged 63, a master cordwainer and born at Ramsgate. His wife, Sarah, was aged 65 and born at Dover, and his daughter Helenor (sic) was unmarried, aged 36 and a needlewoman, born at Ramsgate.

Sarah died 10 January 1869, aged 73 at 60 King Street, Maidstone. She died of general anasarca and ascites 12 months and her death was registered by Ann Epps of Old St Pancras Road, London. Anasarca is generalised massive oedema (due to heart or renal failure) and ascites is fluid within the abdomen (heart or renal failure or possibly liver disease or secondary cancer).

In the 1881 census of 86 Pancras Road, London, William was aged 83, a widower and bootmaker, born at Ramsgate. In the same building was the household of Ann Epps, aged 53, a widow and nurse, born at Ramsgate and Judith Epps, her daughter, aged 20 a shell worker born at Maidstone.

William died 16 February 1887 at 18 Pancras Road, Camden Town, London. He was aged 91, a shoemaker and died of senile decay. His death was registered by Ann Wyborn (sic) his daughter of 18 Pancras Road.

William and Sarah's children were:

  1. Mary. She was born 25 August 1820 St Mary le Bow, London and baptised 12 February 1826 at St Lawrence, Thanet (IGI has Zion Independent Chapel, Hadres Street, Ramsgate). She married Douglas Potts Cocker on 22 November 1842 at the Ebenezer Chapel, Ramsgate. Douglas was a bachelor and image maker of 233 Tottenham Court Road, London, the son of George Cocker, a modeller. Mary was a spinster of 10 Royal Terrace, Ramsgate, the daughter of William Wyborn, a cordwainer. They were both of full age. The witnesses were William Wyborn and Elizabeth Wyborn.
  2. Elizabeth. She was born 16 February 1822 at Clerkenwell and baptised 12 February 1826 at St Lawrence, Thanet (IGI has 22 February 1822 for the birth and the baptism at Zion Independent Chapel, Hadres Street, Ramsgate).
  3. Eleanor. She was born 16 February 1825 at Ramsgate and baptised 12 February 1826 at St Lawrence, Thanet ((IGI has Zion Independent Chapel, Hadres Street, Ramsgate). In 1861 she was living with her parents at 28 King Street, Maidstone, unmarried, aged 36, a needle woman, born at Ramsgate.
  4. Anne. She was born 3 November 1826 at Ramsgate and baptised 3 December 1826 at St Lawrence, Thanet ((IGI has Zion Independent Chapel, Hadres Street, Ramsgate). She married John Thomas Epps on 25 November 1847 at St George's, Ramsgate, after banns. John was a bachelor and brazier of Ramsgate, the son of John Epps, a cooper. Anne was a spinster of St John's, Thanet, the daughter of William Wyborn, a cordwainer. They were both of full age. The witnesses were William Wyborn and Mary Ann Underdown Epps. In 1861 she was living at 43/44 Earl Street, Maidstone. She was aged 30, and born at Ramsgate. With her was her husband, John T. Epps, aged 35, a gas fitter, born at Ramsgate and their children Robert aged 15, born at Margate, Elizabeth aged 6 and Judith aged 1 both born at Maidstone. John Thomas Epps appears to have died before 1881 because in the 1881 census Anne was a widow and living with her father (probably her father went to live with her!) in St Pancras. Their child was Anne and John's children were:
    1. Robert, born about 1845 at Margate.
    2. Elizabeth, born about 1854 at Maidstone.
    3. Judith, born about 1860 at Maidstone.
  5. William (1828 - 1893). He was born 28 November 1828 at Ramsgate and baptised 30 November 1828 at St Lawrence, Thanet (IGI has 23 October 1828 for the date of birth and the baptism at Zion Independent Chapel, Hadres Street, Ramsgate). He married Elizabeth Weatherhead at St Mary's Dover on 24 December 1854, after banns. William was aged 26, a bachelor and painter of York Terrace, Dover, the son of William Wyborn, a shoe maker. Elizabeth was aged 23, a spinster of York Terrace, the daughter of Robert Weatherhead, a mariner. The witnesses were Robert Corbell (X) and Caroline West. In 1861 he was living at 25 Fancy Street, Folkestone. He was aged 32, a painter (journey man) and born at Ramsgate. His wife, Elizabeth, was aged 29 and born at Folkestone. Their children were Eliza, aged 3 and William Robert, aged 6 months, both born at Folkestone. In the 1881 census of 5 Richmond Street, Folkestone, William was aged 52, a painter employing 1 man and 2 boys and born at Ramsgate. His wife, Elizabeth was aged 49 and born at Folkestone. Their children were William, a painter aged 20, Esther, aged 15, Robert aged 13 and Alfred aged 10, all were born at Folkestone. William died 7 June 1893 at 5 Richmond Street, Folkestone. His will was dated 4 June 1893 and his executor was George Charles Allen, Ironmonger, of 7 Middle Row, Ashford. He left everything to his wife Elizabeth. The witnesses were George C. Allen and George Sandelands of 1 Richmond Street. Probate was granted 25 May 1894. William and Elizabeth's children were:
    1. Eliza, born about 1857 at Folkestone.
    2. William Robert, born autumn 1860 at Folkestone.
    3. Esther, born about 1866 at Folkestone.
    4. Robert, born about 1868 at Folkestone.
    5. Alfred, born about 1871 at Folkestone.
  6. Thomas. He was born 14 August 1831 at Ramsgate and baptised 9 October 1831 at St Lawrence, Thanet (IGI has 12 August for the date of birth and the baptism at Zion Independent Chapel, Hadres Street, Ramsgate). He married Frances Adelaide Nash at St Pancras Church, St Pancras, London, on 6 July 1856, after banns. Thomas was a bachelor and shoemaker of Stephen Street, the son of William Wyborn, a shoemaker. Frances was a spinster also of Stephen Street, the daughter of Henry Nash, a carpenter. They were both of full age. The witnesses were F Woods and M Buckeridge. He may be the Thomas Wyborn, aged 26, indicted for stealing a quantity of boots and shoes, value 40, the property of John Hedges, his master (The Times, 10 April 1860). He pleaded 'guilty'. John Hedges carried on a boot and shoe manufacturing business in Tottenham Court Road and there was reason to believe that the prisoner, who had been in his service 6 or 7 years, had been plundering him during the greater part of that time. 40 worth of property had been found in his bedroom by the policeman in this case, Lambert 68E. The assistant judge said it was a very bad case and the court must pass a sentence that would operate as a warning that however long and successfully they may rob their employers, detection will follow and punishment fall upon them. The sentence upon him was 18 months hard labour. A watch, which the prisoner purchased some months ago, was given up to the prosecutor by order of the court. In the 1861 census Francis A. Wyborn was living at 56 Warren Street, St Pancras. She was head of the household. This suggests that her husband, Thomas, is the same Thomas who was sentenced to 18 months hard labour above, as this Thomas would have been in prison at the time of the census. Also Warren Street is close to Tottenham Court Road. Frances was aged 25, a boot binder and born at Chislet, Kent. With her was her son, Thomas H., aged 4 and born in St Pancras. There was also a lodger, John Derbyshire, a widower, aged 66, a surgeon born in Dukes Place, Helensditch. In the 1881 census of 12 Carburton Street, London Middx, Thomas was aged 48, a baker's porter, born at Ramsgate. His wife, Frances A., was aged 44 and born at Chislett, Kent. Their children were Horace E., aged 18, a law clerk, born at Marylebone and Fanny aged 12 and born at Marylebone. In the census of 1891 Thomas was living at 22 Robert Street, St Pancras, a messenger, aged 59 and born at Ramsgate and his wife, Frances A., was aged 55 and born at Chislet, Kent. In the census of 1901 index Thomas was living in St Pancras, aged 69, born at Ramsgate and a messenger. Frances was aged 66, born at Chislett and a needlewoman. Thomas and Frances' children were:
    1. Thomas Henry, birth registered in the June quarter 1857 in the Pancras district.
    2. Horace Edward, born 1862 at Marylebone (registered in the September quarter 1862, Marylebone district 1a 373).
    3. Fanny, born about 1869 at Marylebone.
  7. Alfred (1833 - 1834). He was baptised at St George, Ramsgate on 8 September 1833 (shoemaker) and was buried there 25 April 1834 (infant).
  8. Alfred. He was born about 1836. He married Mary Ann Wills at Holy Trinity, Dorchester on 4 December 1859, after banns. Alfred was a bachelor and private in the First Battalion Rifle Brigade, the son of William Wyborn, a shoemaker. Mary (X) was a spinster, the daughter of John Wills, a labourer. They were both of full age and of Holy Trinity. The witnesses were Henry Wills (X) and Charlotte Jane Pitfield (X). In the 1881 census of 56 Froome Terrace, Dorchester (St Peter), Alfred was aged 46, a mason's labourer and born at Ramsgate. His wife, Mary A., was aged 48 and born at Dorchester and their children were Alfred E. aged 13 and born at Wormshill, Kent, Eliza aged 9, William aged 7, Louisa aged 4 and Clara aged 3, all born at Dorchester. Mary Ann's death was registered in the September quarter 1896, in the Dorchester district (5a 183). She was aged 63. In the 1901 census index, Alfred was living in Dorchester St Peter's, aged 66, born at Ramsgate and a builder's labourer. Alfred and Mary Ann's children were:
    1. Mary Elinor, birth registered in the December quarter 1861 in the Dorchester district.
    2. Alfred E., born about 1868 at Wormshill, Kent. He married in the Dorchester district in the December quarter 1911 (5a 826).
    3. Frances Mary A, birth registered in the March quarter of 1871, in the Dorchester district.
    4. Eliza, born about 1872 at Dorchester.
    5. William, born about 1874 at Dorchester.
    6. Louisa, born about 1877 at Dorchester.
    7. Clara, born about 1878 at Dorchester.
  9. Eliza. She was born about 1838 at Ramsgate . She married Henry Barnes at the Register Office, St Pancras, on 27 December 1858. Henry was a widower, aged 28, a tailor of 26 Brook Street, the son of Ambrose Barnes, a tailor. Eliza was aged 22, a spinster of 12 Mary Street, the daughter of William Wyborn, a shoemaker. The witnesses were John Radley and Ann Maria .?. . In the 1881 census of 25 Sherwood Street, London Middx., Eliza was aged 43, born at Ramsgate. Her husband, Henry, was aged 53, a tailor, born in London Middx. Their children were Louisa E., aged 18, a tailoress, Kate aged 15, Minnie aged 14 and Ada aged 11, all born in London Middx. Eliza and Henry's children were:
    1. Louisa E., born about 1863 in London Middx.
    2. Kate, born about 1866 in London Middx.
    3. Minnie, born about 1867 in London Middx.
    4. Ada, born about 1870 in London Middx.

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    Posted 18 January 2007