Edwin Wheate (1825 to 1886).
Birth: 7th December 1825, Shoreditch.
Baptism: 5th February 1826, Finsbury.
1839: For 2 months at Shoreditch workhouse, with mother, Sarah, and two sisters.
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: 1886, Liverpool.
Edwin Wheate'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.
Admission to the workhouse, 1839:
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:
Sarah Wheat, Admission, Age 46, Admission Date 27th September 1839, Discharge date 15th March 1841, "By Committee Call Over".
Edwd Wheat(sic) Sarah's son, Edwin, Admission Age 14, Admission Date 11th November 1839, Discharge Date 6th December 1839 "On Liking".
Eliza Wheat, Admission Age 11, Admission Date 11th November 1839, Discharge Date 15th March 1841 "With Mother".
Elizth Wheat, Admission Age 9½, Admission Date 11th November 1839, Discharge Date 15th March 1841 "With Mother".
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's 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.
Mary Wheate (née Parry) died on 4th July 1853, aged 26.
She was buried on 7th July at the Liverpool Necropolis.
Her address was Salisbury Street and the cause of death given as Apoplexy (haemorrhage).
[GRO Reference: 1853. WHEATE, MARY, Age 26, September Quarter, in WEST DERBY. Volume 08B Page 229.]
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.]
Following Mary's death, it would seem that Mary's sister Harriet Parry
moved in to look after Edwin and Mary's child, Edwin.
In consequence, Edwin and Harriet had two children together: Thomas, born in December 1855 but survived only 12 hours, and Harriet Louisa
, born on 9th October 1856.
With another child on the way, Edwin and Harriet decided to marry in 1858.
Edwin's second marriage, to Harriet Louisa Parry, Mary Parry's sister.
Old Hall Street
Great Howard Street
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.
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 Mullaley and Jane Jones.
Children born between 1858 and 1861:
Mary Wheate (1858 - )
[born on 2nd June 1858, baptised on 31st January 1859 at St Peter, Liverpool. ].
Elizabeth Wheate (1861 - ),
[born 1861, baptised as Lily Wheate, age 16, on 10th June 1877 at St Anne, Liverpool. ].
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.
age 3 months, born Liverpool.
Children born after 1861:
William Edward Wheate (1862 - ),
[Born 1862, married Elizabeth Shannon (1866 - ) on 13th October 1890 at St Mary, Walton. Their children: William Shannon (1891), Ida Florence (1893), Harold (1894), Ronald (1896), William (1900), Norman (1902), Dorothy (1904), Norah (1906).]
Francis (Fanny) Wheate (1863 - ),
[ born 1863, married to Thomas Lowe (1853 - ) on 21st March 1887 at St Silas, Liverpool. Their children: Eleanor Jane (1888), Thomas (1889), Lilian Thomasine (1891), Arthur (1893), Minnie (1895), William Sephton (1896).]
Elizabeth Jane Wheate (1867 - ).
[born 1867, married to Henry Guy (1870 - 1903) at St Simon, Liverpool. Their children: Sarah Ellen (1891), Henry (1892), Elizabeth Jane (1896), George Frederick (1900), Doris May (1902), William (1903).]
Sarah Ellen Wheate (1869 - ),
[born on 13th November 1869, baptised on 20th November 1869, married to John Buckland (1867 - )in 1898. Their children: John George Edward (1898), Harold (1900), Nellie (1902), William Thomas (1905), Edwin (1907-07), Leonora (1911).]
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 on 6th February 1886, aged 60.
He was buried at 3.00pm on 10th February at the Liverpool Necropolis.
GRO Reference: 1886. March 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, (shown 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 GRO death index for the 3rd qtr of 1912 in the West Derby district.