Person:Isaac Wilks (1)

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Isaac WILKS
m. 13 MAR 1825
  1. John WILKS1825 -
  2. Harriet WILKS1828 -
  3. Mary WILKS1830 -
  4. Ellen WILKS1832 -
  5. Isaac WILKS1836 - ABT 1925
  6. Hannah WILKS1838 -
  7. Henry WilksAbt 1840 -
  8. Esther WILKSABT 1844 -
  9. Elizabeth WILKSABT 1850 -
  • HIsaac WILKS1836 - ABT 1925
  • WEliza StraneABT 1837 - BEF 1887
m. 23 MAY 1862
m. 16 JUN 1887
  1. Marguerite McGowan WILKS1893 - 1982
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Name[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15] Isaac WILKS
Alt Name[4] Isaac WILKES
Gender Male
Birth[16][17][18][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][19][14][20][15] NOV 1836 Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Baptism[2] 02 APR 1837 Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Residence[10] 1841 Leeds, Yorkshire, EnglandHe was a shopman. According to the 1841 rules shopman should be written as "Shm."
Residence[6] 1851 Leeds, Yorkshire, England5 Upper Cross Street
Other[14] OCT 1858 Liverpool, EnglandDeparture
Other[5][14] 08 NOV 1858 Boston, MassachusettsShip: Bark Ironsides (came with his parents) Arrival
Residence[12][14] AFT 08 NOV 1858 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[15] 1860 Lawrence Ward 1, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesAge in 1860: 24
Marriage 23 MAY 1862 Lawrence, Massachusettsto Eliza Strane
Residence[4][11] 1870 Lawrence Ward 2, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[21][8] 1880 Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Marriage 16 JUN 1887 Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey, United StatesChurch of Sacred Heart
to Catherine A. McGowan
Residence[5][20] 1900 Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey, USA
Residence[3][9] 1910 Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey, USA
Death[18] ABT 1925 New Jersey, U.S.A
Other? Census Summary

Names: Isaac Wilkes

Early bearers of the name Wilkes [Wylkys]: John [1st] de Wylkys of Pouleshale in Wylkyshire, tem. Hen. III. A. D. 1216-1272. John [2nd] de Wylkys, Kn., [Knight] born at Pouleshall, A.D. 1258. Removed to Hertshire before 1312. John [3rd] de Wylkysof Walton Surrey, and of Moorhouse in Yerdelaye Herts., fl. 1312. John [4th] de Wylkys, Kn. Fought in all the King's battles in the first half of the 14th century in Gascony and in France. His arms [these arms undifferenced from their original "plain" form] were carried at Crecy-en-Ponthieu 1346. Slain the same year under the walls of Calais. 1272 was the year that the English monarchy changed from Henry III to Edward . The Hundred Years War started in 1337. Probably the first of theWilkes line in America was Robert Thomas Wilkes, known as Thomas, who along with his brother Wiliam was sentenced to transportation to the colonies by Cromwell following the execution of their father, John Wilkes, Mayor of Shrewsbury, Shopshire, England, for leading the defense of the city during Cromwell's siege and capture of that city in 1650. This was reported in recent years by a Mr. Charles Wilkes, professor of History at London University. This John Wilkes was a descendant of the early Wilkes bearing these arms. Origins of the Wilkes' family: Prior to the year 1,000 A.D, people other than the nobility did not use surnames as we know them today. The Welsh people and others did recite their genealogy, but it was a long list of ancestors, inappropriate for use as a surname. Around the time of the Norman conquest in 1066, surnames did come into wider use, but was often applied to individuals who came from someplace else. Thus the Normal [Norman?] names "de Wylkys," as it was then written, meant "he who comes from a family in Wiltshire". The name "Wilkes", in Norman times spelled "Wylkys" originated with those of the name living in "Wylkyshire" now "Wiltshire". The Gaelic name "Wylk" meant "Wolf". Thus the name Wylkyshire" meant the province of the Wolves. About the time of the Protestant Reformation, the name was spelled both as "Wilkes" and as "Wilks" - the latter spelling being the phonetic equivalent of the true single syllable pronunciation of the name. The same name spelled "Wilkes" is also found in the Netherlands and in Germany, but there it is pronounced "Vil-kes" in two syllables. In England, some of the name became Protestants, while others remained Catholic. Such divisions always caused much trouble among family members, and this was no exception. The Catholic members kept the spelling of "Wilkes" - followers of tradition are loath to change things for the sake of changing. this group lived primarily near the city of Yorkshire in East-Central England. Others who became Protestant, spelled their name "Wilks" to differentiate themselves from their despised kinsmen who did not follow King Henry VIII's wishes. Eventually this distinction was forgotten, but both spellings persisted. In what is not the United States, most families farmed for a living, and were not of high education. When these family members bought or sold real estate, recorded births, marriages and deaths, they often verbally told the county recorders their names, who then recorded it as it sounded to them. If the recorders did not know better or were not told differently, they would write the name as "Wilks", spelling the name as it sounded. If they did know better, or if the family member thought to spell it for them, it was written as "Wilkes". At times the same name appears under both spellings in the same document. Thus families spelling their name either way were in fact the same family, and not two distinct families.

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    Birth date: Nov 1836 Birth place: England Marriage date: 1887 Marriage place: Residence date: 1900 Residence place: Bloomfield town, Essex, New Jersey Arrival date: 1858 Arrival place:

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    Birth date: 1838 Birth place: England Residence date: 1910 Residence place: Bloomfield Ward 2, Essex, New Jersey Arrival date: 1861 Arrival place:

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    Birth date: abt 1836
    Birth place: Yorkshire, England
    Residence date: 1841
    Residence place: Leeds, Yorkshire, England

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