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Dave's Ancestors - Wilson Family

The Wilson Family


Generation 1

William Wilson (1768 - ) Husband of Ellen Rymer (1772 - )

Generation 2


Children of William and Ellen


Oliver Wilson (1794 - )
[baptised 16th March 1794, North Meols]
James Wilson (1796 - ) [baptised 10th April 1794, North Meols]
Thomas Wilson (1798 - )
Matthew Wilson (1803 - 1875)
Husband of Alice Ball (1804 - ) [daughter of William Ball and Jane Corner, baptised 12th August 1904, North Meols.]
Richard Wilson (1806 - )
[baptised 18th May, 1794 North Meols]
Nich. Wilson (1806 - 1807)
[This is either a twin of Richard, named Nicholas, or is a transcription error (Lancashire OPC) and refers to Richard. This person died on 9th February 1807 aged 9 months.]
Mary Wilson (1808 - )
[baptised 13th March 1808, North Meols]
Nicholas Wilson (1811 - 1833)
[baptised 17th February 1811, buried 5th May 1855, North Meols]
William Wilson (1811 - )
[baptised 17th February 1811, North Meols]
Robert Wilson (1813 - )
[baptised 7th November 1813, North Meols]

Generation 3 Wilson Family Tree 0

Children of Matthew and Alice


Betty Wilson (1829 - )
Ellen Wilson (1830 - )
William Wilson (1834 - )
[baptised 9th March 1834, St Cuthbert, North Meols, married to Marianne Bentham on 20th January 1857 at St Peter, Fleetwood]
James Wilson (1834 - )
[Husband of Betsey Leadbetter (1834 - )] [Betsey is sometimes Elizabeth - names vary from record to record]
Mary Wilson (1838 - )
[married to Joseph Salthouse on 24th June 1861 at St Peter, Fleetwood]
Matthew Wilson (1841 - )
[married to Jane Salthouse on 3rd December 1859 at St Peter, Fleetwood]
Oliver Wilson (1843 - )
[married to Mary Gregson on 28th Februry 1863 at St Peter, Fleetwood]
Peter Wilson (1846 - )
John Wilson (1850 - )

Generation4 Wilson Family Tree 1

Children of James and Betsey


Mary Wilson (1854 - )
[Born 1854 January 1854, baptised at the Primitive Methodist Meeting Place behind the Kings Arms hotel, Fleetwood; married Samuel Pearson Colley at Kirkham Congregational Church 28th August 1869 ]
Alice Wilson (1856 - )
Elizabeth Ann(e) Wilson (1859 - 1940)
[baptised 16th October 1859, married John Peter Olsson (1865 - 1928) on 28th July 1880 at St Peter, Fleetwood]
Ann J Wilson (1859 - )
Peter Wilson (1861 - )
Jane Wilson (1864 - )
Martha Wilson (1867 - )
[married to James Neill on 18th October 1886 at St Peter, Fleetwood]
James Wilson (1870 - )
[baptised on 14th December 1873 at St Peter, Fleetwood] [husband of Annie Nicholson (1872 - ), father of Bessie Wilson (1888 - )]
Rachel Wilson (1872 - 1923)
[married to Thomas James Sumner (1873 - ) on 20th April 1889 at St Peter, Fleetwood]
Matthew Leadbetter Wilson (1877 - )
[baptised on 8th December 1877 at St Peter, Fleetwood]
Henry Leadbetter Wilson (1878 - )

Link to Whiteside Family

Generation 5 Whiteside Family Tree 3

Children of Alice and Robert


Elizabeth Ann Whiteside (1875 - )
Zachariah Whiteside (1876 - 1952)
George Whiteside (1878 - )
James Wilson Whiteside (1880 - )
Peter Whiteside (1882 - )
[husband of Sarah Lucy Tyler (1880 - )]





Further details of Dave's direct Wilson ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.



William Wilson (1768 - )


In Brief:


In detail:

Birth

William Wilson was born about 1768 - based on census data

Marriage

William Wilson married Ellen Rimer (Rymer) (1772 - ) on 10th December 1793 in North Meols [Lan-OPC]

1841 census
Banks
HO107 514/5

Link to Banks North Meols at nls.uk
Link to Banks North Meols at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Banks
William Wilson age 70, Ag Lab
Ellen Wilson age 60
Thomas Wilson age 40

1851 census
Marsh House, Banks
(Two doors away from daughter in law Alice Wilson (1805 - ) and family)

William Wilson age 82, agricultural lab {pauper}, born Lancs North Meols
Ellen Wilson age 80, ag lab wife {pauper}, born North Meols
Thomas Wilson age 55, agricultural labourer, born North Meols

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Matthew Wilson (1803 - 1875)


In Brief:


In detail:

Birth

Matthew Wilson was born in 1803.
He was baptised on 23rd October 1803 in North Meols

Marriage

Matthew Wilson married Alice Ball (1804 - ) on 25th December 1828 at St Cuthbert, North Meols

1841 census
Banks
HO107 514/5

Link to Banks North Meols at nls.uk
Link to Banks North Meols at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Banks
Matthew Wilson age 25, Fisherman
Alice Wilson age 35
Betty Wilson age 13
Ellen Wilson age 10
William Wilson age 7
James Wilson age 5
Mary Wilson age 3
Matthew Wilson age 6 months

1851 census
Matthew not yet found.
His wife Alice and their children were at Marsh House, Banks, North Meols

Link to Banks North Meols at nls.uk
Link to Banks North Meols at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Banks
Alice Wilson age 46, fisherman's wife, born North Meols
Betty Wilson age 22, Hand Loom Weaver, silk, born North Meols
William Wilson age 17, Hand Loom Weaver, silk, born North Meols
Mary Wilson age 12, At home, born North Meols
Matthew Wilson age 10, At home, winder of silk, born North Meols
Oliver Wilson age 8, scholar, born North Meols
Peter Wilson age 5, scholar, born North Meols
John Wilson age 1, born North Meols

1861 Census
35 Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood

Link to Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood at nls.uk
Link to Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood
Matthew Wilson age 58, fisherman, Southport
Alice Wilson age 57, born Southport
Mary Wilson age 22, born Southport
Oliver Wilson age 18, Fisherman
Peter Wilson age 15, Fisherman
John Wilson age 11, Scholar

1871 Census
26 Higher Warren Street, Fleetwood

Link to Higher (now Upper) Warren Street, Fleetwood at nls.uk
Link to Higher (now Upper) Warren Street, Fleetwood at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Higher (now Upper) Warren Street, Fleetwood at
Matthew Wilson age 67, labourer, born North Meols
Alice Wilson age 66, born North Meols
John Wilson age 21, mariner, born North Meols
also
William Forshaw age 19, boarder, Fisherman, born North Meols. (It is likely that this is the son of James and Ellen Forshaw, still living at Brow Side, Banks. Ellen was Matthew and Alice's daughter and had married James Forshaw in 1850)

Matthew's Death

Matthew died in the last quarter of 1875.
(Fylde 1875 8e 471)

Death of Matthew's widow

Matthew's widow, Alice, died on 1st December 1878, aged 74, at Lower Dock Street, Fleetwood.
(As reported in the Preston Chronicle, 7th December 1878.)


James Wilson (1836 - 1914)



In Brief:


In detail:

Birth and Baptism

James Wilson was born 1836 in Banks, near Southport, Lancashire.
He was baptised on 24th January at St Cuthbert, North Meols

1841 census
Banks
HO107 514/5

Link to Banks North Meols at nls.uk
Link to Banks North Meols at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Banks
Matthew Wilson age 25, Fisherman
Alice Wilson age 35
Betty Wilson age 13
Ellen Wilson age 10
William Wilson age 7
James Wilson age 5
Mary Wilson age 3
Matthew Wilson age 6 months

1851 census

James not yet found.

His mother Alice and his brothers and sisters were at Marsh House, North Meols

Link to Banks North Meols at nls.uk
Link to Banks North Meols at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Banks
Alice Wilson age 46, fisherman's wife, born North Meols
Betty Wilson age 22, Hand Loom Weaver, silk, born North Meols
William Wilson age 17, Hand Loom Weaver, silk, born North Meols
Mary Wilson age 12, At home, born North Meols
Matthew Wilson age 10, At home, winder of silk, born North Meols
Oliver Wilson age 8, scholar, born North Meols
Peter Wilson age 5, scholar, born North Meols
John Wilson age 1, born North Meols


Marriage

Link to St Peters, Fleetwood at nls.uk
Link to St Peters, Fleetwood at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing St Peters, Fleetwood
James Wilson was married to Elizabeth Ann (Betsey) Leadbetter on 30th June 1853, at the church of St Peter, Fleetwood. Betsey was of the same age, also from Banks.
James is described on the marriage certificate as a sailor. His father was Matthew Wilson, sailor and Betsey's father was Peter Leadbetter, sailor.
Witnesses at the wedding were James Cowell and Sarah Wilson

Link to Leadbetter Family

Religion

James Wilson himself was baptised into the Church of England and, although I have not yet found her own baptism, Betsey's elder siblings were also baptised into the Church of Englnd.
However, James and Betsey must have been swayed by the Primitive Methodist Movement, which was stirring at that time. Their first daughter, Mary, was "... christened at the bonded warehouse, off Mount Street, behind the Kings Arms Hotel, then occupied by the Primitive Methodists as a meeting place..." [Quoted from a newspaper report on the occasion of Mary's diamond wedding anniversary in 1929 (Fleetwood Chronicle)]
Perhaps James and Betsey had second thoughts because their third daughter, Elizabeth Ann was baptised in 1859 into the Church of England at St Peter, Fleetwood.

1861 census
3 West Street, Fleetwood


Link to West Street, Fleetwood at nls.uk
Link to West Street, Fleetwood at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing West Street, (now Lord Street), Fleetwood
James Wilson age 25, fisherman, born Southport
Betty Wilson age 24, born Southport
Mary Wilson age 7 born Fleetwood
Alice Wilson age 4, born Fleetwood
Ann J. age 1, born Fleetwood

1971 census
38 Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood

Link to Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood at nls.uk
Link to Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood
James Wilson age 35 Fisherman, born Banks
Elizabeth Wilson age 35 born Banks
Alice Wilson age 14, born Banks
Ann Wilson age 11, born Fleetwood
Peter Wilson age 9, born Fleetwood
Jane Wilson age 8, born Fleetwood
Martha Wilson age 4, born Fleetwood
James Wilson age 1, born Fleetwood

1881 census

I cannot find James and Betsey in 1881.
Jane, Martha and Rachel were staying with their sister, Alice and husband Robert Whiteside and family at 55 Preston Street.
Link to Whiteside Family

1891 census
52 Upper Preston Street, Fleetwood

Link to Preston Street, Fleetwood at nls.uk
Link to Preston Street, Fleetwood at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Preston Street, Fleetwood
James Wilson age 56, Fisherman, born Banks
Elizabeth Wilson age 56, born Banks
Matthew L. Wilson age 14, Fisher boy, born Fleetwood
Henry L. Wilson age 12, born Fleetwood
Bessie Wilson, granddaughter, age 3, born Fleetwood
James Wilson age 21, Fisherman, born Fleetwood
Annie Wilson (wife of 'young' James) age 19, born Askham?

1901 census
52 Preston Street, Fleetwood

Link to Preston Street, Fleetwood at nls.uk
Link to Preston Street, Fleetwood at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Preston Street, Fleetwood
James Wilson age 67, Prawn Fisherman (employer) born Banks
Elizabeth Wilson age 67, born Banks
Bessie Wilson age 10, Granddaughter, born Fleetwood
John Peter Olsson, age 46, Son in Law, Shipping Clerk (chemicals) born Sweden
Elizabeth Ann Olsson Daughter (of James) age 41 born Fleetwood


1911 census


Link to Landskrona, (No 360, Fleetwood Road) at nls.uk
Link to Landskrona, (No 360, Fleetwood Road) at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Landskrona, Fleetwood.

James and Elizabeth at the home of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann, at "Landskrona", Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood.

John Peter Olsson, age 56, Shipping Clerk for chemical manufacturers, born Sweden, Naturalised British Subject
Elizabeth Ann, age 51, married 30 years with no children, born Fleetwood
James Wilson, (Elizabeth's father) age 75, Retired Fisherman, Born Banks,
Elizabeth Wilson, age 74, Married 57 years, with 13 children from that marriage, 10 of whom still alive, born Banks
Alice Whiteside, Elizabeth Ann's sister, age 54, married 37 years, with 5 children from her marriage, all still alive, born Fleetwood

Death


James Wilson died aged 78 in April 1914 and is buried in Fleetwood cemetery.


Alice Wilson


Birth (from certificate)

Alice Wilson was born on 5th December 1856 in Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood. Her parents were James Wilson and "Betty Wilson formerly Leadbeater".
The birth was registered on 13th December 1856.

1861 census
3 West Street, Fleetwood

Link to West Street, Fleetwood at nls.uk
Link to West Street, Fleetwood at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing West Street, (now Lord Street), Fleetwood
James Wilson age 25, fisherman, born Southport
Betty Wilson age 24, born Southport
Mary Wilson age 7 born Fleetwood
Alice Wilson age 4, born Fleetwood
Ann J. Wilson age 1, born Fleetwood

1871 census
38 Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood

Link to Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood at nls.uk
Link to Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Upper Dock Street, Fleetwood
James Wilson age 35 Fisherman, born Banks
Elizabeth Wilson age 35 born Banks
Alice Wilson age 14, born Banks
Ann Wilson age 11, born Fleetwood
Peter Wilson age 9, born Fleetwood
Jane Wilson age 8, born Fleetwood
Martha Wilson age 4, born Fleetwood
James Wilson age 1, born Fleetwood

Marriage

Link to St Peters, Fleetwood at nls.uk
Link to St Peters, Fleetwood at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing St Peters, Fleetwood
Alice Wilson was married to Robert Whiteside at the Parish Church, Fleetwood, on May 31st 1874. From the certificate, Robert was a railway porter from Lower Dock Street, and his father was George Whiteside, also a railway porter.
Alice was daughter of James Wilson, a fisherman. They lived in Preston Street.
Witnesses were Elizabeth Ann Wilson and Joseph Salthouse.
Link to Whiteside Family

1881 census
55 Preston Street

Link to Preston Street, Fleetwood at nls.uk
Link to Preston Street, Fleetwood at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Preston Street, Fleetwood
Robert Whiteside age 26, Gas Stoker born Blackpool
Alice Whiteside age 24, born Fleetwood
Elizabeth Whiteside age 6 born Fleetwood
Zachariah Whiteside age 4, born Fleetwood
George Whiteside age 2, born Fleetwood
James Whiteside age 8 months, born Fleetwood

Jane Wilson, Boarder, age 17, India Rubber Works, born Fleetwood
Martha Wilson age 13, General Servant, born Fleetwood
Rachel Wilson age 9, born Fleetwood
Jane, Martha and Rachel were Alice's sisters.

1891 census

2 Palmerston Road, Garston

Link to Palmerston Road, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Palmerston Road, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Palmerston Road, Garston
Robert Whiteside age 36, Dock Labourer, born Blackpool
Alice Whiteside age 34, born Fleetwood
Elizabeth Whiteside age 16, born Fleetwood
Zachariah Whiteside age 14, Bar Boy, born Fleetwood
George Whiteside age 12, shop boy, born Fleetwood
James W. Whiteside age 10 born Fleetwood
Peter Whiteside age 8, born Fulton le Fylde (sic)
also, as boarders,
Richard Ince age 45, Engine Driver Railway, born London
Frank Ince age 12, born Wigan


1901 census
Alice now head of the family at 10 Gilbert Street, Garston

Link to Gilbert Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Gilbert Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Gilbert Street
Alice Whiteside age 44, born Fleetwood
George Whiteside age 22, Railway Platelayer, born Fleetwood
James Whiteside age 20, Railway Platelayer, born Fleetwood
Boarders: Richard Ince (Widower) age 55, Railway Engine Driver, Born Camden, London
Charles Ince age 19, (Ship's Carpenter, born Garston

1911 census


Link to Landskrona, (No 360, Fleetwood Road) at nls.uk
Link to Landskrona, (No 360, Fleetwood Road) at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Landskrona, Fleetwood.

Alice living back in Fleetwood, with her parents, at the home of her sister, Elizabeth Ann, at "Landskrona", Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood.

John Peter Olsson, age 56, Shipping Clerk for chemical manufacturers, born Sweden, Naturalised British Subject
Elizabeth Ann, age 51, married 30 years with no children, born Fleetwood
James Wilson, (Elizabeth's father) age 75, Retired Fisherman, Born Banks,
Elizabeth Wilson, age 74, Married 57 years, with 13 children from that marriage, 10 of whom still alive, born Banks
Alice Whiteside, Elizabeth Ann's sister, age 54, married 37 years, with 5 children from her marriage, all still alive, born Fleetwood

Alice's second Marriage

Alice married John W. Crossley in 1916.