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WIGLEY FAMILY HISTORY

page 6

YOUNGER KENT LINE

ELDER USA LINE

(for an explanation of the various lines, see page 1)

► ALSO THE WIGLEY KENT FAMILY SITE

GENERATIONS ARE NUMBERED FROM THE FIRST TRACED ANCESTOR, RICHARD WIGLEY I (about 1600-1661), AND HAVE THE FOLLOWING BACKGROUND COLOUR:

1

4

7

10

13

2

5

8

11

14

3

6

9

12

15

EDWARD WIGLEY II’s CHILDREN (continued)

DAVID WIGLEY I’s FAMILY

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DAVID WIGLEY I

PHOTOS

GENERATION

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born 21 SEP 1848CERT, CENSUS, St George in the East (Stepney), MiddxCERT

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died 25 OCT 1945, Hothfield (County) Hospital, Ashford, Kent, age 97 [died of chronic bronchitis]CERT

married 4 OCT 1871, Faversham R/O, Kent, ANN(IE) HOWECERT, daughter of John Howe I and Ann Knowles

born 6 SEP 1845, Boughton under Blean, KentCERT, baptized 12 OCT 1845, St Peter & Paul, Boughton under Blean, KentCERT

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died 20 MAR 1911, Workhouse Infirmary, Faversham, Kent, age 65 [died of hemiplegia cardiac failure]

when he died, a newspaper report said David left 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren

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it is said that Ann(ie) Howe ran a schoolFAM

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

ANN(IE) WIGLEY VII

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7 AUG 1872, Dunkirk, KentCERT

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17 FEB 1950, Gravesend, Kent, age 77, buried Gravesend, Kent [died of bronchitis, arterio-sclerosis] WILL

SEE BELOW

SARAH ELEANOR WIGLEY

3 APR 1874CERT, CENSUS, Boughton [under Blean], KentCERT

 

7 APR 1944, Chatham, Kent R/D, age 70

HERBERT WILLIAM WIGLEY

15 JAN 1876, Oversland, Boughton [under Blean], KentCERT

 

SEP 1956, USA, age 80

EDWARD JOHN WIGLEY

 

Q2 1878, Faversham, Kent R/DBMD

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9 FEB 1879, Boughton, Kent, age 9 months [cause of death “unknown”]CERT, buried 14 FEB 1879, St Peter &  Paul, Boughton under Blean, Kent, age 9 monthsCERT

nothing more is known about him

ELIZABETH WIGLEY VII “Lizzie”

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12 APR 1880, Oversland, Boughton [under Blean], KentCERT, baptized 13 JUN 1880, St Peter &  Paul, Boughton under Blean, KentCERT

 

8WILL / 12FAM SEP 1946, Redhill, SurreyWILL, age 66 WILL

SEE BELOW

ALBERT JAMES WIGLEY I

2 AUG 1884, Oversland, Boughton [under Blean], KentCERT

 

12 MAY 1961, St Bartholomews Hospital, Rochester, KentWILL, age 76 WILL

DAVID WIGLEY I’s CHILDREN

ANN(IE) WIGLEY VII

PHOTOS

W I L L

GENERATION

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born 7 AUG 1872, Dunkirk, KentCERT

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died 17 FEB 1950, Gravesend, Kent, age 77, buried Gravesend, Kent [died of bronchitis, arterio-sclerosis] WILL

married 1 AUG 1891, St Alphage, Greenwich, Kent, CHARLES WILLIAM DURHAM II, son of William Jacob Smith Durham, licensed victualler, and Henrietta Martin

born 16 APR 1866, City of London, MiddxCERT, baptized 8 NOV 1866, St Andrew, Holborn, City of London, MiddxCERT

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12 AUG 1948, Gravesend, Kent, age 82, buried Gravesend, Kent [died of carcinoma of the bladder, chronic bronchitis] WILL

CHILDREN: SEE DURHAM FAMILY

 

SARAH ELEANOR WIGLEY

PHOTOS

GENERATION

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born 3 APR 1874CERT, CENSUS, Boughton [under Blean], KentCERT

died 7 APR 1944, Chatham, Kent R/D, age 70

married 31 JUL 1898, West Ham, Essex, ABRAHAM MACKLIN, son of Abraham Macklin and Elizabeth --

 

born Q2 1878, Rochford, Essex R/DBMD / 15 APR 1878, Thundersley, EssexFAM / 15 APR 1876CENSUS

died 13 NOV 1951, Chatham, Kent R/D, age 73

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● Abraham came from a large family, and there are several people researching his father on Ancestry and GenesReunited

● they were a travelling family, who mainly lived in caravans

CHILDREN: SEE MACKLIN FAMILY

 

HERBERT WILLIAM WIGLEY

PHOTOS

WW1 DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD

GENERATION

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born 15 JAN 1876, Oversland, Boughton [under Blean], KentCERT

died SEP 1956, USAFAM, age 80

married (1) 26 DEC 1899, Elham, Kent, FRANCES HARRIET BLACKMAN, daughter of William Blackman, farm labourerCERT, and Mary Ann KemsleyFAM

born 18 JUL 1874, Whitstable, KentCERT

died 1 JUN 1912, USAFAM, age 37

 

married (2) 1919, USA, EMMA DOINFAM, daughter of Abel Doin, Canadian, gasworks labourer, and Louisa --, American, Canadian descentCENSUS, divorced before 1930

 

born about 1885, New York state, USACENSUS

died 1963, USA?, age about 78

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● Herbert William and Frances Harriet emigrated to the USA in 1904 - the ticket was paid for, and they went to stay with, his cousin, Henry (Harry) Otten II

● Herbert William was naturalized a US citizen in 1925

● he visited the UK in 1926, arriving 19 MAR and departing 5 MAY – he gave as his address in the UK as Oak Corner, Overland [sic], Faversham, David Wigley I’s address

● no marriage can be found with Emma Doin, but, interestingly, there is a marriage between a plain Herbert Wigley and Emma Baumis, 21 OCT 1919, in Rensselaer County, New York - Rensselaer County is just across the Hudson River from Albany, New York – could there be a mistranscription of the surname somewhere?

● nothing more is known about Frances Harriet Blackman or Emma Doin

CHILDREN 1st marriage

BORN

DIED

NOTES

NELLIE ELIZABETH WIGLEY

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25 DEC 1901, Faversham, Kent….., baptized 26 JAN 1902, St Mary the Virgin, Elham, KentCERT

29 NOV 1994, last residence Delmar, Albany county, New York, USABMD, age 92

SEE BELOW

CLARA -- WIGLEY

 

about 1905, New York state, USACENSUS

APR 1976, USAFAM, age about 71

ANNE ELEANOR WIGLEY

 

9 MAR 1908, New York state, USA

26 JAN 1993, New York state, USA, age 84

HERBERT W. WIGLEY

 

about 1909, New York state, USA

1938, USAFAM, age about 29, [killed in a railway (level crossing?) accident]

  unmarried

● nothing more is known about him

CHILDREN 2nd marriage

 

 

 

DAVID WIGLEY II

 

17 MAR 1921, New York state?, USA

7 APR 1992, New York state, USA, age 71

SEE BELOW

 

ELIZABETH WIGLEY VII “Lizzie”

PHOTOS

GENERATION

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born 12 APR 1880, Oversland, Boughton [under Blean], KentCERT, baptized 13 JUN 1880, St Peter &  Paul, Boughton under Blean, KentCERT

died 8WILL / 12FAM SEP 1946, Redhill, SurreyWILL, age 66 WILL

married 25 DEC? 1901, Faversham, Kent, GEORGE CHARLES DAVIS I, son of George Samuel Davis, carpenterCERT, and Elizabeth Sarah FowlerFAM

 

born 20 OCT? 1877, Ashford, Kent

died Q3 1941, Surrey South Eastern R/D, age 63?BMD

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nothing more is known about George Charles Davis

CHILDREN: SEE DAVIS FAMILY

 

ALBERT JAMES WIGLEY I

PHOTOS

GENERATION

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born 2 AUG 1884, Oversland, Boughton [under Blean], KentCERT

died 12 MAY 1961, St Bartholomews Hospital, Rochester, KentWILL, age 76 WILL

married (1) 21 APR 1913, Holy Trinity, East Peckham, Kent, AMELIA MARY SHOEBRIDGE, daughter of Thomas Shoebridge, agricultural labourer, later estate keeper?, and Anne Geer

 

born 18 JUN 1891CENSUS, Yalding, Kent

died Q3 1948, Chatham, Kent R/D, age 57, buried Strood Cemetery, Kent

 

married (2) 26 MAR 1955, Chatham R/O, Kent, FRANCES (SUSAN?) HADWELL née BAKER "Sue", daughter of Jesse Baker

 

born 24 JUN 1900

DEC 1992, Hastings, Kent R/D, age 92?BMD

 

● Frances (Susan?) married (1) Hadwell, no children

● nothing more is known about her

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

ELSIE AMELIA WIGLEY

22 SEP 1913CENSUS, Margate, Kent

5 JUN 1990, Medway Hospital, Gillingham, KentFAM, age 76

SEE BELOW

ANNIE LILLIAN WIGLEY

4 OCT 1917CENSUS, Malling, Kent R/D

Q4 1947, Chatham, Kent R/DBMD, age 30, buried Strood Cemetery, Kent

  unmarried

● nothing more is known about her

EVELYN ADA WIGLEY

11 APR 1929FAM, Strood, Kent R/DBMD

27 DEC 2011, residence place at death Maidstone, KentBMD, age 82

SEE BELOW

HERBERT WILLIAM WIGLEY’s CHILDREN

ELDER USA LINE

NELLIE ELIZABETH WIGLEY

GENERATION

10

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born 25 DEC 1901, Faversham, Kent….., baptized 26 JAN 1902, St Mary the Virgin, Elham, KentCERT

died 29 NOV 1994, last residence Delmar, Albany county, New York, USABMD, age 92

 

married (1) 29 FEB 1928, Los Angeles, California, USA, OVID LESTER SEARS, son of William L(eviFAM) Sears and Emily ThompsonBMD

 

 

born 30 JUN 1890, CenterWW2 DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD, Missouri, USADEATH BMD

died 23 APR 1962, San Bernardino, California, USABMD, age 71, buried Green Acres Memorial Park, Bloomington, San Bernardino county, California, USAFINDAGRAVE.COM

 

 

married ALBERT E. HERRICKFAM

 

 

born 13 JUN 1884?.....

died JAN 1965, USAFAM, age 80

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● Nellie Elizabeth emigrated with her parents to the USA in 1904

● in the 1925 census she was at home in New York state with her father

● in 1930 a Nellie Sears, 28, married, born in England of parents both born in England, was a maid with the Tight family in San Francisco, California - this may be her

● in 1940 a Nellie Sears, 40, married, born in England, was a housekeeper with the Silberman family in Albany, New York – again, this may be her

● she was living in the same city in 1935

● no marriage can be found online with Albert E. Herrick

● in 1979 the author met Nellie Elizabeth - she was still driving round the Schenectady, New York area in a “little Cadillac”!

● Ovid Lester married (1?) 15 MAR 1925, Los Angeles, California, USA, Carmen Irene Pfrimmer, born about 1903, daughter of S. A. Pfrimmer and –, and possibly had a daughter, Alberta Colleen Sears, born 4 AUG 1925, Los Angeles County, California, mother's maiden name Pfrimmer

● he married (3?) Wilma April Graves1940 CENSUS, born 29 APR 1915, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA, died 10 APR 2003FAM - an Ancestry source states with children born 1935 onwards, but gives no date or sources

● however, there are 2 births, 14 AUG 1938 and 10 JUL 1940, Los Angeles County, California, mother's maiden name Graves

● he possibly married (4?) 7 APR 1950, Riverside, California, USA, Pearl I. Salisbury, born about 1910BMD

● however, the groom’s age as 52 (so born about 1898)

● but from 1952 an Ovid Lester and Pearl I. Sears are at the same address in the electoral register

● nothing more is known about Ovid Lester Sears

● nothing more is known about Albert E. Herrick

NO CHILDRENFAM

 

CLARA -- WIGLEY

GENERATION

10

 

born about 1905, New York state, USACENSUS

died APR 1976, USAFAM, age about 71

 

married about 1927, MOSES WEIRCENSUS, son of -- Weir and Lavinia --…..

 

born 1888, Bainbridge, County Armagh/Down, Ireland R/D?BMD / about 1889, Northern IrelandCENSUS

died before 1940?

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● Moses emigrated to the USA in 1920CENSUS

● if the 1940 census entry for Clara Weir, widow, is her, he died before then

● nothing more is known about him

NO CHILDREN

 

ANNE ELEANOR WIGLEY

GENERATION

10

 

born 9 MAR 1908, New York state, USA

died 1993 JAN 26, New York state, USA, age 84

 

married about 1924, divorced ….., and 1947, ALBERT WILLIAMS I

 

born about 1905, USA

died SEP 1966, age about 61

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● Albert had 2 children by his 2nd marriage

● nothing more is known about him

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

ALBERT WILLIAMS II

1925, New York state, USA

16 DEC 1985, USA, age about 60

leaves wife, 3 children

KENNETH ALVIN WILLIAMS

5 OCT 1948, New York state, USA

31 DEC 1999, Illinois, USA, age 51

● leaves wife, divorced, 2 children

SEE NEXT PAGE

 

DAVID WIGLEY II

GENERATION

10

 

born 17 MAR 1921, New York state?, USA

died 7 APR 1992, New York state, USA, age 71

 

married 1940’s, IRENE CLEARY, daughter of Thomas? Cleary, electrician, and Blanche --?

 

born 28 AUG 1921, Connecticut?, USA

died 29 OCT 1997, New York state, USA, age 76

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nothing more is known about Irene Cleary

2 SONS, 7 GRANDCHILDREN, GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, including the WILKINSON family – SEE NEXT PAGE

ALBERT JAMES WIGLEY I’s CHILDREN

ELSIE AMELIA WIGLEY

GENERATION

10

 

born 22 SEP 1913CENSUS, Margate, Kent

died 5 JUN 1990, Medway Hospital, Gillingham, KentFAM, age 76

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married 26 OCT 1935, St Mary The Virgin, Strood, Kent, JAMES FREDERICK MEARS, son of Edward Thomas Mears, boiler makerCERT, and Florence Minnie RuleFAM

 

born 20 AUG 1907DEATH BMD, Chatham, KentFAM

died 17 APR 1994WILL, Chatham Hospital, KentFAM, age 87

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nothing more is known about James Frederick Mears

3 CHILDREN, 6 GRANDCHILDREN, 7 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, including the WATSON family – SEE NEXT PAGE

 

EVELYN ADA WIGLEY

GENERATION

10

 

born 11 APR 1929FAM, Strood, Kent R/DBMD

died 27 DEC 2011, residence place at death Maidstone, KentBMD, age 82

 

married

 

married 9 APR 1952, St. Mary The Virgin, Strood, Kent, JACK EDWARD WELLSFAM, her 2nd cousin once removed, son of Leo John Wells (himself son of George Edward Wells I and Mary Ellen Wigley) and Dorothy M. Ashby – see WIGLEY FAMILY page 4

 

born Q3 1929, Thanet, Kent R/DBMD

2 DAUGHTERS, 3 GRANDCHILDREN, including the BASSETT and WARNER familiesFAM, BMDSEE NEXT PAGE

 

NOTES

Roman numerals after a person’s name, eg. Richard I, are purely to distinguish different people with the same name

R/D

Registration District

death notices, graves, monumental inscriptions

R/O

Register Office

(for an explanation of these two terms, see homepage)

@

addresses, homes

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certificate / original parish record available

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odd notes

items from the newspapers

symbols may appear differently in various browsers

SOURCE ABBREVIATIONS

BMD

online birth/marriage/death indexes

FAM

family sources / online family sites where no source is quoted

(not always completely reliable)

CENSUS

census records

IGI

International Genealogical Index / FamilySearch

(not always completely reliable)

CERT

birth/marriage/death certificate / original parish record available

WILL

will/letters of administration/probate details

ELECT

electoral registers

 

 

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