Emma Wilkins

b. 14 August 1836
FatherWilliam Wilkins b. 22 Feb 1804, d. 1865
MotherSarah Lewis b. 1802, d. 1863
     Emma Wilkins was baptized on 14 August 1836 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Wilkins and Sarah Lewis.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Emma Wilkins

b. 1857, d. 7 April 1931
FatherJames Wilkins b. 25 Jan 1818, d. 17 Jul 1896
MotherEllen Wise b. c 1820, d. 4 Aug 1894
     Emma Wilkins was born in 1857 at Dunolly, Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of James Wilkins and Ellen Wise.
Emma Wilkins married Walter Hollibone, son of Henry Hollibone and Susanna Wilkins, in 1876 at Victoria, Australia.
Emma Wilkins died on 7 April 1931 at Kew, Victoria, Australia.

Family

Walter Hollibone b. 1851, d. 19 Aug 1929
Marriage*
Emma Wilkins married Walter Hollibone, son of Henry Hollibone and Susanna Wilkins, in 1876 at Victoria, Australia

Emma Caroline Wilkins

b. 1870
FatherHenry Wilkins b. 28 Sep 1834, d. 1907
MotherMary Elizabeth Gravett b. 1833, d. 1880
     Emma Caroline Wilkins was born in 1870. She was the daughter of Henry Wilkins and Mary Elizabeth Gravett.

Fanny Wilkins

b. 16 September 1838, d. 1905
FatherWilliam Wilkins b. 22 Feb 1804, d. 1865
MotherSarah Lewis b. 1802, d. 1863
     Fanny Wilkins was baptized on 16 September 1838 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Wilkins and Sarah Lewis.
Fanny Wilkins married John Barnard, son of John Barnard, in August 1859 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
In 1871 Fanny Wilkins lived at Chatham, Kent, England.2
In 1881 Fanny Wilkins and John Barnard lived at Islington, London, England.3
Fanny Wilkins died in 1905 at Islington, London, England.

Family

John Barnard b. 1834
Marriage*
Fanny Wilkins married John Barnard, son of John Barnard, in August 1859 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S69] 1871 Census for England,.
  3. [S70] 1881 Census for England,.

Fanny Esther Wilkins

b. circa 1852
     Fanny Esther Wilkins was born circa 1852 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Fanny Esther Wilkins married Frederick Gardner in 1872 at Brighton, Sussex, England.

Family

Frederick Gardner b. 1850, d. 1893
Marriage*
Fanny Esther Wilkins married Frederick Gardner in 1872 at Brighton, Sussex, England
Child

Frederick Wilkins

b. 1862, d. 6 March 1946
FatherJames Wilkins b. 25 Jan 1818, d. 17 Jul 1896
MotherEllen Wise b. c 1820, d. 4 Aug 1894
Frederick Wilkins and Elizabeth Hannah Snape at their wedding 1906.
Photo courtesy of Peter Simpson 2013.
     Frederick Wilkins was born in 1862 at Gooramadda, Victoria, Australia. He was the son of James Wilkins and Ellen Wise.
Frederick Wilkins married Elizabeth Hannah Snape in 1906 at Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia.
Frederick Wilkins died on 6 March 1946 at Herald Street, Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia. He died of Broncho-pneumonia/Cerebal Thrombis.
Frederick Wilkins was buried on 7 March 1946 at New Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia.

Family

Elizabeth Hannah Snape b. 1884, d. 1958
Marriage*
Frederick Wilkins married Elizabeth Hannah Snape in 1906 at Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
Children

George Wilkins

b. 20 April 1788
FatherJoseph Wilkins b. 27 Feb 1750/51, d. 1827
MotherSusanna Knight b. 9 Oct 1751, d. 4 Feb 1829
     George Wilkins was baptized on 20 April 1788 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Wilkins and Susanna Knight.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

George Wilkins

b. 10 May 1807
FatherJoseph Wilkins b. 20 Apr 1777, d. 27 Aug 1851
MotherMary Hunt b. c 1776, d. 24 Nov 1845
     George Wilkins was baptized on 10 May 1807 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He was the son of Joseph Wilkins and Mary Hunt.

George Wilkins

b. 1841
FatherWilliam Wilkins b. 22 Feb 1804, d. 1865
MotherSarah Lewis b. 1802, d. 1863
     George Wilkins was baptized in 1841. He was the son of William Wilkins and Sarah Lewis.

Gift Wilkins

b. 1850, d. 1852
FatherJames Wilkins b. 25 Jan 1818, d. 17 Jul 1896
MotherEllen Wise b. c 1820, d. 4 Aug 1894
     Gift Wilkins was born in 1850 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of James Wilkins and Ellen Wise.
Gift Wilkins died in 1852. Died at sea.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 133 page 58."

Henry Wilkins

b. 28 September 1834, d. 1907
FatherWilliam Wilkins b. 22 Feb 1804, d. 1865
MotherSarah Lewis b. 1802, d. 1863
     Henry Wilkins was baptized on 28 September 1834 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Wilkins and Sarah Lewis.
Henry Wilkins married Mary Elizabeth Gravett in 1860 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2
Henry Wilkins died in 1907 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family

Mary Elizabeth Gravett b. 1833, d. 1880
Marriage*
Henry Wilkins married Mary Elizabeth Gravett in 1860 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1860, Eastbourne, Vol 2b Page 80."

Henry Wilkins

b. 1861, d. 17 June 1883
FatherHenry Wilkins b. 28 Sep 1834, d. 1907
MotherMary Elizabeth Gravett b. 1833, d. 1880
     Henry Wilkins was born in 1861. He was the son of Henry Wilkins and Mary Elizabeth Gravett.
Henry Wilkins married Lois Annie Nye, daughter of Lucy (?), in 1882 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1
Henry Wilkins was a lamplighter in 1883.
Henry Wilkins died on 17 June 1883 at Selmeston, Sussex, England. "age 22 years". Cause of death was Morbus Brightis Nramia(?) 48 hours (Brights Disease).2

Family

Lois Annie Nye b. 1860, d. 1945
Marriage*
Henry Wilkins married Lois Annie Nye, daughter of Lucy (?), in 1882 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1882, Eastbourne, Vol 2b Page 87."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1883, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 123, age 22 years."

Henry Charles Wilkins

b. 16 July 1883, d. 17 August 1958
FatherHenry Wilkins b. 1861, d. 17 Jun 1883
MotherLois Annie Nye b. 1860, d. 1945
Henry Charles Wilkins and Annie Louise Langford and children c1911. Photo courtesy of Ralph Wilkins.
     Henry Charles Wilkins was born on 16 July 1883 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He was the son of Henry Wilkins and Lois Annie Nye.
Henry Charles Wilkins was also known as Harry.
Harry worked as a labourer on the building of the Eastbourne lighthouse c1904, and on Brassey Ave new houses c1908. He then worked as a gardener at the Gildredge/Downside Hospital until retirement.
Henry Charles Wilkins married Annie Louisa Langford on 20 April 1908 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1
Harry served with the Royal Sussex Regiment during WW1.
Henry Charles Wilkins died on 17 August 1958 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, at age 75. "age 75 years."2
Henry Charles Wilkins was buried after 17 August 1958 at Ocklynge Cemetery, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family

Annie Louisa Langford b. 24 Feb 1880, d. 26 Aug 1937
Marriage*
Henry Charles Wilkins married Annie Louisa Langford on 20 April 1908 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1908, Eastbourne, Vol 2b Page 148."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1958, Eastbourne, Vol 5h Page 227, age 75 years."

James Wilkins

b. 25 January 1818, d. 17 July 1896
FatherJoseph Wilkins b. 20 Apr 1777, d. 27 Aug 1851
MotherMary Hunt b. c 1776, d. 24 Nov 1845
James Wilkins (we think) far right, his son Frederick Wilkins (front with hands on hips), son in law William Hollibone Birch back left, and an unknown person back right. Photo taken in the late 1870’s/80’s probably near Rutherglen.
Photo courtesy of Peter Simpson 2013.
     James Wilkins was baptized on 25 January 1818 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Joseph Wilkins and Mary Hunt.
James Wilkins married Ellen Wise in 1840 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.2
James Wilkins was a labourer on 30 March 1851.3
On 30 March 1851 James Wilkins and Ellen Wise lived at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, with daughter Gift.3
James Wilkins and Ellen Wise emigrated in 1852 to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, arriving February 1853 at Port Melbourne on the ship "Banshee". Their Daughter “Gift“ 2 years old died, she was born 4th July 1850. She died at sea according to the passenger list. She was named Gift after 9 years of miscarriages.
Peter Simpson is a descendant of James Wilkins and he writes:
James came out to Australia landing here in Melbourne in 1853 with his wife Mary Ann (Ellen) Wise. They married at St Mary’s Church at Eastbourne Sussex in 1840, They went on to have 3 children here, 2 girls & 1 boy my Grandfather Frederick born 1862 near Rutherglen Vic . I was very impressed with your family website, we have a picture of a Sussanah Wilkins , James’s older Sister born 1810 (picture was taken in 1855- 65 ) & also a picture of her & her husband’s grave at Hailsham Sussex, my Grandfathers Sister & husband visiting it in 1910.
After arriving in Melbourne, James & Mary moved about through some of the Gold rush areas as their next 3 children were all born at different places across country Victoria. Emma Wilkins was born at Dunnoly 25th December 1856 , Frederick Wilkins born 31st March 1862 at Gooramadda , Alice Wilkins born at Goorong 18th August 1864 . Gooamadda & Goorong are very close to Rutherglen & James’s Nephew Henry Hollibone lived there and it seems James worked for him at times . Hollibone family folk law thought James came out with Henry Hollibone as there was mention of a Mr Wilkins but we think there may have been a Joseph Wilkins that came out then , a son of Geoge or Joseph Wilkins born about 1830 as all we can find is a Joseph Wilkins died in Dunnoly aged 74 in 1904. There is talk on Ian McPhail's information that James had a Butcher shop in Gooramadda. On Frederick's marriage certificate he is listed as retired Farmer but we know he worked as a carpenter, farm laborer, so it could have been Joseph Wilkins that had the Butcher shop?, we cannot find any arrivals on shipping list etc. The Hollibone family said that there was a group of 6 single men that landed in South Australia & worked their way overland following the Murray River & Henry Hollibone was one , but given that Joseph was his Cousin we are not sure. We just haven't found the right links as in Eastbourne there were 2 Joseph Wilkins born around 1830 1 appears on the 1851 censes but Henry Hollibone does not. My Mother said her Father Frederick worked at a Butcher Shop as a very young boy & that they butchered stolen cattle for the Kelly gang and Frederick went to School with Kate Kelly the youngest sister of Ned , as the Kelly farm at Eleven Mile Creek was close to Gooramadda .
Regards Peter.

According to notes from Ian McPhail (2012): James Wilkins migrated to Australia and who in turn was the father of Alice Wilkins who married William Hollibone Birch. The Birch, Hollibone and Wilkins families remained close and indeed there were many several cross marriages in all the families.
James Wilkins died on 17 July 1896 at 87 Cowper Street, Footscray, Victoria, Australia, at age 78. He died of bronchia pnuemonia and cardiac failure.
James Wilkins was buried on 19 July 1896 at Footscray Cemetery, Footscray, Victoria, Australia.

Family

Ellen Wise b. c 1820, d. 4 Aug 1894
Marriage*
James Wilkins married Ellen Wise in 1840 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1840, Hailsham, Vol 7 Page 377."
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 133 page 58."

James Wilkins

b. 13 May 1827
FatherWilliam Wilkins b. 22 Feb 1804, d. 1865
MotherSarah Lewis b. 1802, d. 1863
     James Wilkins was baptized on 13 May 1827 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Wilkins and Sarah Lewis.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

James Carter Wilkins

b. 26 February 1744/45, d. 1745
FatherThomas Wilkins b. c 1719, d. 24 Apr 1781
MotherSusanna Carter b. 18 Dec 1719, d. 1788
     James Carter Wilkins was baptized on 26 February 1744/45 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Wilkins and Susanna Carter.
James Carter Wilkins died in 1745 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
James Carter Wilkins was buried on 1 April 1745 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, infant.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Jane Wilkins

b. 7 November 1790
FatherJoseph Wilkins b. 27 Feb 1750/51, d. 1827
MotherSusanna Knight b. 9 Oct 1751, d. 4 Feb 1829
     Jane Wilkins was baptized on 7 November 1790 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Wilkins and Susanna Knight.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Jane Wilkins

b. 24 April 1808
FatherJoseph Wilkins b. 20 Apr 1777, d. 27 Aug 1851
MotherMary Hunt b. c 1776, d. 24 Nov 1845
     Jane Wilkins was baptized on 24 April 1808 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Wilkins and Mary Hunt.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Jane Wilkins

b. 13 February 1831
FatherWilliam Wilkins b. 22 Feb 1804, d. 1865
MotherSarah Lewis b. 1802, d. 1863
     Jane Wilkins was baptized on 13 February 1831 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Wilkins and Sarah Lewis.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Joseph Wilkins

b. 27 February 1750/51, d. 1827
FatherThomas Wilkins b. c 1719, d. 24 Apr 1781
MotherSusanna Carter b. 18 Dec 1719, d. 1788
     Joseph Wilkins was baptized on 27 February 1750/51 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Wilkins and Susanna Carter.
Joseph Wilkins married Susanna Knight, daughter of William Knight and Sarah Moor, on 31 January 1774 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Both of this parish. Witnesses; Thos. MUGRIDGE, John HURT.2
Joseph and Susannah were beneficiaries of Susanna's father William Knight's will made 5 Apr 1809 and proved 22 Mar 1810.3
Joseph Wilkins witnessed the will of William Knight dated 5 April 1809 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Ralph Wilkins of Eastbourne, a descendant of Joseph, writes: "Joseph Wilkins 1750 - 1827 was landlord of the Crown Inn, Crown Street, Eastbourne close to St Mary's church. He is buried in the church yard and paid a Tithe to the church, he left a lot of money in his will. He had eight children after marrying Susanna Knight in 1774 Second son also Joseph 1777 -1851 died of liver sclerosis and had 13 children. The pub stayed in family hands until the early 1900's and still exists today."
Joseph Wilkins died in 1827 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Joseph Wilkins was buried in 1827 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family

Susanna Knight b. 9 Oct 1751, d. 4 Feb 1829
Marriage*
Joseph Wilkins married Susanna Knight, daughter of William Knight and Sarah Moor, on 31 January 1774 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Both of this parish. Witnesses; Thos. MUGRIDGE, John HURT.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S266] Index to Sussex People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 88, entry: 67263."