Birth: 7th December 1825 Shoreditch
Baptism: 5th February 1826.
1839 For 2 months at Shoreditch workhouse
1841 census: Hull Street, Finsbury St Lukes
1851 census: Edwin and friend, Charles Morley, have moved from London to Harford Street, Liverpool
October 1851: First marriage, to Mary Parry.
July 1853: First child, Edwin, born but Mary dies in childbirth.
February 1858: Second marriage to Mary's younger sister, Harriet Louisa Parry.
1861 census: Seel Street, Liverpool.
1871 census: Oldham Place, Liverpool.
1881 census: Leander Street, Liverpool
Death not yet researched, but before 1891.
Edwin's birth and baptism
Edwin was born on 7th December 1825 in the parish of St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex. His parents were John Thomas Wheate, turner, and Sarah Jebson, daughter of William and Sarah Jebson.
He was baptised at Philadelphia Chapel, Windmill Street, now Tabernacle Street, Finsbury, in the parish of St Luke on 5th February 1825.
Edwin's father had died in 1834 at Hanwell Asylum, Middlesex. Edwin, his mother and two younger sisters were eventually forced to the workhouse.
Borough of Hackney, Shoreditch Workhouse:
Edwd Wheat, Admission Age 14, Admission Date 11th November 1839, Discharge Date 6th December 1839 "On Liking"
I believe this to be Edwin as an apprentice in 1841, in rooms in Hull Street, Finsbury, Parish of St Luke:
John Angell age 81 Cordwainer
George Heales age 24 Secret Springer (hard to decipher on the census but occupation taken from George's marriage certificate)
Susan Heales age 20
George Heales age 2
Edwin Weate age 16 Ap(rentice)
John Hazard age 53 Lab
Ann Hazard age 49
Wm Hazard age 11
Edwin Hazard age 8
This is almost certainly Edwin in 1851 as a 'visitor' to Liverpool, staying at 17 Harford Street, Liverpool
(also living in the same house was Charles Morley, son of Samuel Morley, watchmaker, who had lived very close to Edwin in 1841, in John Place, London. Charles did not stay in Liverpool but returned home to London with Sarah Griffin. They married in 1855 and settled with Charles' father.)
Susannah Davies age 67, Proprietress of houses, born Flintshire, Caerwys
Ann Holmes (Susannah's sister) age 69, also of Caerwys
Martha Jones (Susannah's niece) age 16, general servant, born Caerwys
Edward Miles, Lodger, age 25, Printer's compositor, born Yorkshire
William Harding Miles, age 10 months, born Liverpool
Harriet Miles age 23?, Compositor's wife, born Shropshire
Charles Morley, Visitor, age 19, Watch Spring Maker, Middlesex, London
Edwin White, Visitor, age 24, Watch Maker, Middlesex, London
Edwin's first marriage (from certificate)
married Mary Parry on 26th October 1851 at the Parish Church, Liverpool, after banns.
Both were of full age. Edwin a bachelor, Mary a spinster.
Edwin, a watchcase spring maker, was resident in Harford Street and gave his father's name as John Thomas Wheate, a turner.
Mary was resident in Mount Pleasant and gave her father's name as Edward Parry, labourer.
Witnesses were William Owen and Mary Ann Owen.
[At the time of the 1851 census, (30th March), Mary Parry had been living, as a servant, in the house of the Taylor family of 7, Harmony Place, Great Richmond Street, Liverpool. The family were also from Mary's birthplace, Llanymynech
Mary died in childbirth
From their child Edwin's birth certificate:-
Edwin was born on 4th July 1853. (His birth was registered the following day and his mother, Mary, formerly Parry, described as 'deceased', meaning that she died during or soon after childbirth.)
His father was described as Edwin Wheate, watchmaker, of Salisbury Terrace, Everton
[Salisbury Terrace was one of the small roads off Salisbury Street]
Edwin's second marriage, to Harriett Louisa Parry, Mary's sister. (from certificate) Link to Parry family
NB. It only became legal to marry a deceased wife's sister following the Act of Parliament in 1907, so this might explain why Edwin described himself as a batchelor for his second marriage and had the ceremony at a different church.
Old Hall Street
Great Howard Street
Edwin Wheate married Harriet Louisa Parry on 8th February 1858 at St Nicholas Church, Liverpool, after banns.
Both were of full age. Edwin a bachelor, Harriet a spinster.
Edwin, a watch case springer, was resident in Old Hall Street and gave his father's name as John Thomas Wheate, a tanner.
Harriet was resident in Gt Howard Street and gave her father's name as Edward Parry, labourer.
Witnesses were William Macalley (or Malalley?) and Jane Jones.
47 Seel Street, Liverpool
Edwin Wheate age 35, Watchcase Spring Maker, born Middlesex, London.
Harriet Wheate age 28, born Salop Shrewsbury.
Edwin Wheate age 7, born Lancashire Liverpool.
Harriet Wheate age 4, born Liverpool.
Mary Wheate age 3, born Liverpool.
Elizabeth Wheate age 3 months, born Liverpool.
No 1 Court, No 1 House, Oldham Place, Liverpool.
Edwin Wheate age 45, Watch Case Springer, born London, Shoreditch.
Harriet Wheate age 39, born Salop, Llanymynech.
Edwin Wheate, age 17, Porter, born Lancashire Liverpool.
Harriet Wheate age 14, born Liverpool.
Elizabeth Wheate age 10, born Liverpool.
William Wheate age 9, born Liverpool.
Francess Wheate age 7, born Liverpool.
Jane Wheate age 4, born Liverpool.
Ellen Wheate age 1, born Liverpool. Sarah Ellen)
14 Leander Street, Liverpool
age 54, Watch Case Springer, born Middlesex, London.
age 48, born Salop, Wem.
Edwin Wheate, age 27, Carter, born Lancashire Liverpool.
age 14, born Liverpool.
Fanny Wheate age 17, seamstress, born Liverpool.
Jane Wheate age 13, born Liverpool.
Ellen Wheate age 11, born Liverpool. Sarah Ellen)
Charles Appleton, nephew, age 24, born Liverpool.
George Farming, lodger, age 44, Tinsmith, born Ireland.
[We are not sure of the relationship between Charles Appleton and The Wheate family. Charles was son of John Appleton, a watch escapement maker, and Esther Oakes from Cheshire.
It is likely that Edwin Wheate and John Appleton knew each other in the watch-making business and Edwin treated Charles as a nephew.}
Edwin Wheate died in 1886, aged 60.
GRO Reference: 1886 M Quarter in LIVERPOOL Volume 08B Page 106
Edwin has died, leaving Harriet and daughter, Sarah, living at 2 Timpron Street, Liverpool.
Harriet Wheate age 60, born Salop.
Sarah E. Wheate age 21, tailoress, born St Andrews, Liverpool.
Alfred Radcliffe (boarder), age 38, general labourer, born St Neots, Huntingdonshire.
Maria Radcliffe (visitor), age 30, born St Neots, Huntingdonshire.
Lily Radcliffe (visitor), age 4, St Neots, Huntingdonshire.
Nellie Radcliffe (visitor), age 2, Hansbury, Staffs.
Philip Carter, (boarder), age 22, General labourer, born Lowestoft, Suffolk.
William Gallant, (boarder), age 19, General labourer, born Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Harriet, living with her daughter Frances and family at 15 Frank Street, Liverpool
Thomas Lowe age 57, coach driver, born Liverpool
Frances Lowe, age 47, at home, born Liverpool
Eleanor Lowe, age 22, shop assistant born Liverpool
Lillian Lowe, age 19, at home, born Liverpool
Minnie Lowe, age 15, shop assistant, born Liverpool
William Lowe, age 14, shop boy, Liverpool
Harriet Wheate, grandmother, widow, age 81, born Liverpool (show as ditto marks, so the person filling in the form probably did not know her birthplace)
There is a Harriet L. Wheate aged 82 in the death index for the 3rd qtr of 1912 in the West Derby district.