Person:Frederick Wiles (2)

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Frederick Wiles
  • HFrederick Wiles1853 - 1926
  • WAmy Lewis1855 - 1904
m. 9 Oct 1871
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Name Frederick Wiles
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1853 Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Census[2] 7 Apr 1861 Luton, Bedfordshire, England14 Clarke's Cottages
Census[3] 2 Apr 1871 Luton, Bedfordshire, England25 Hitchin Road
Marriage 9 Oct 1871 Luton, Bedfordshire, EnglandSt Mary
to Amy Lewis
Census[4] 3 Apr 1881 Islington, London, England29 Campbell Road
Census[5] 5 Apr 1891 Willesden, Middlesex, England3 Boyer Road
Census[6] 31 Mar 1901 Epsom, Surrey, EnglandQuantock, 52 Miles Road
Census[7] 2 Apr 1911 Willesden, Middlesex, England39 Brett Road, Stonebridge Park
Death[8] 1926 Middlesex, England

Frederick Wiles was born in 1853 at Luton in Bedfordshire, son of a straw bonnet maker called Sophia Wiles, formerly Jakes, and her husband Joseph Wiles, a straw bonnet blocker. Frederick appears in the 1861 census living with his parents and siblings at 14 Clarke's Cottages in Luton. By 1871 the family was living at 25 Hitchin Road and Frederick was working as a blocker.

Frederick was married on 9th October 1871, aged eighteen, to Amy Lewis, who was sixteen. They went on to have a remarkable nineteen children together between 1872 and 1895, although nine of them died as infants. They had two pairs of twins: Joseph Cain and Thomas Abel in 1881, and Mary Ann and Samuel in 1884. Only Thomas of these four twins survived infancy.

Some time between 1875 and 1877 the family left Luton, where their first four children had been born, and moved to London, living for a time at Hoxton in the inner eastern suburbs, where they had children in 1877 and 1879. By 1880 they had moved to nearby Islington, having another child there, and appearing there in the 1881 census, when Frederick was described as a straw hat blocker and Amy as a straw hat maker.

Later in 1881 they moved north from Islington to Wood Green, having five children there between 1881 and 1884, including both pairs of twins. By 1886 they had moved to the Kilburn area to the north-west of London, and their remaining seven children were born in that area between 1886 and 1895. The 1891 census finds the family living in two rooms at 3 Boyer Road in the part of Kilburn which fell within the parish of Willesden. Frederick was working as a carman. Electoral rolls show that the family was at 3 Boyer Road from at least 1891 to 1895 and that they lived in the basement of that house. Around 1898 they briefly lived on the top floor of 11 Boyer Road.

By 1899 the family had moved to Epsom in Surrey, where they briefly lived at 18 Hook Road before settling at 52 Miles Road. They appear there in the 1901 census, when Frederick was working as a builder's labourer.

Amy died in 1904, aged 49. After her death Frederick moved away from Epsom. He appears to have returned to the Kilburn / Willesden area north-west of London to work as a dustman. Frederick appears to have survived Amy by nearly 22 years, dying in the Edmonton area in 1926, aged 73.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    b. Frederick WILES, June Quarter 1853, Luton Registration District, Volume 3b, page 401, mother's maiden name Jakes

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1861 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG9; Piece 1014; Folio 148; Page 15, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: 14 Clarkes Cottages, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Joseph Wiles, head, married, male, 22 [1838/9], Straw Bonnet Blocker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Sophia Wiles, wife, married, female, 22 [1838/9], Straw Bonnet Maker, b. Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
    Fred[eric]k Wiles, son, male, 8 [1852/3], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Cha[rle]s Wiles, son, male, 5 [1855/6], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Sophia Wiles, daughter, female, 2 [1858/9], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Mary Ann Wiles, daughter, 1 [1859/60], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Alice Woodley, lodger, female, 14 [1844/5], Straw Bonner Maker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1871 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG10; Piece 1574; Folio 7; Page 6, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: 25 Hitchin Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Joseph Wiles, head, married, male, 40 [1830/1], Blocker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Sophia Wiles, wife, married, female, 39 [1831/2], Bonnet Sewer, b. Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
    Frederick Wiles, son, unmarried, male, 17 [1853/4], Blocker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Charles Wiles, son, unmarried, male, 14 [1856/7], Laborer, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Sophia Wiles, daughter, female, 13 [1857/8], Sewer, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Mariah Wiles, daughter, female, 11 [1859/60], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Catherine Wiles, daughter, female, 8 [1862/3], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Arthur J. Wiles, son, male, 3 [1867/8], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1881 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands: . (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG11; Piece 260; Folio 13; Page 21, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: 29 Campbell Road, Islington, London
    Frederick Wiles, head, married, male, 30 [1850/1], Straw Hat Blocker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Amy Wiles, wife, married, female, 28 [1852/3], Straw Hat Maker, b. Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
    Frederick Wiles, son, male, 9 [1871/2], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Helen Wiles, daughter, female, 7 [1873/4], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth Wiles, daughter, female, 5 [1875/6], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Alfred Wiles, son, male, 4 [1876/7], b. London, Middlesex
    John Wiles, son, male, 2 [1878/9], b. London, Middlesex

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1891 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG12; Piece 1046; Folio 103; Page 24, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: 3 Boyer Road, Willesden, Middlesex
    2 rooms occupied
    Frederick Wiles, head, married, male, 38 [1852/3], Carman, employed, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Amy Wiles, wife, married, female, 36 [1854/5], b. Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
    Frederick Wiles, son, single, male, 19 [1871/2], Carman, employed, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Alfred Wiles, son, male, 14 [1876/7], b. Hoxton, Middlesex
    John Wiles, son, male, 12 [1878/9], Scholar, b. Hoxton, Middlesex
    Thomas Wiles, son, male, 9 [1881/2], b. Wood Green, Middlesex
    Frank Wiles, son, male, 8 [1882/3], Scholar, b. Wood Green, Middlesex
    Ernest Wiles, son, male, 3 [1887/8], b. Kilburn, Middlesex
    Bertie Wiles, son, male, 3mo [1890/1], b. Kilburn, Middlesex

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1901 Census Schedules: also for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG13; Piece 584; Folio 50; Page 24, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: No. 52 Quantock, Miles Road, Epsom, Surrey
    Frederick Wiles, head, married, male, 48 [1852/3], Labourer Builders, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Amy Wiles, wife, married, female, 45 [1855/6], b. Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
    Alfred Wiles, son, single, male, 24 [1876/7], Labourer Builders, worker, b. Hoxton, London
    Thomas Wiles, son, single, male, 19 [1881/2], Carman, worker, b. Wood Green, Middlesex
    Frank Wiles, son, single, male, 18 [1882/3], Butchers Assistant, worker, b. Wood Green, Middlesex
    Ernest Wiles, son, single, male, 14 [1886/7], Grocer's Assistant, worker, b. Kilburn, London
    Bertie Wiles, son, single, male, 10 [1890/1], School, b. Kilburn, London
    Annie Wiles, daughter, single, female, 8 [1892/3], School, b. Kilburn, London

  7. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1911 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG14; Piece 7027; Schedule 393, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 39 Brett Road, Stonebridge Park, Willesden, Middlesex
    3 rooms occupied
    Mary Johnson, wife, female, 53 [1857/8], married 34 years, 9 children born to marriage, 8 children still living, House keeper, b. Market Weston, Suffolk
    Ellen Rose, granddaughter, female, 13 [1897/8], School, b. New Merstham, Surrey
    Edith Road, granddaughter, female, 12 [1898/9], School, b. Redhill, Surrey
    Fred Wiles, lodger, male, 60 [1850/1], widower, Dustman, b. blank
    Joe Read, lodger, male, 60 [1850/1], single, Labourer, b. blank
    John Edwards, lodger, male, 40 [1870/1], single, Labourer, b. blank

  8. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. Frederick WILES, September Quarter 1926, Edmonton Registration District, Volume 3a, page 462, aged 73 [1852/3]

  9.   Surrey, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1962.

    1899: 18 Hook Road, Epsom, Surrey: Frederick Wiles
    1901: Quantock cottages, Miles' Road, Epsom, Surrey: Frederick Wiles
    1902: Quantock cottages, Miles' Road, Epsom, Surrey: Frederick Wiles
    1903: 52 Miles Road, Epsom, Surrey: Frederick Wiles
    1904: 52 Miles Road, Epsom, Surrey: Frederick Wiles
    1905: 52 Miles Road, Epsom, Surrey: Frederick Wiles
    1906: 52 Miles Road, Epsom, Surrey: Frederick Wiles
    1907: 52 Miles Road, Epsom, Surrey: Frederick Wiles
    1908 electoral register has Charles Marshall at 52 Miles Road

  10.   London, Electoral Registers.

    1891: 3 Boyer Road, Kilburn, Willesden (basement): Frederick Wiles
    1893: 3 Boyer Road, Kilburn, Willesden (basement): Frederick Wiles
    1894: 3 Boyer Road, Kilburn, Willesden (basement): Frederick Wiles
    1895: 3 Boyer Road, Kilburn, Willesden (basement): Frederick Wiles
    1898: 11 Boyer Road, Kilburn, Willesden (top floor): Frederick Wiles
    1905: 7 Granville Road, Kilburn, Willesden (basement): Frederick Wiles
    1913: 19 Salusbury Road, Kilburn, Willesden (basement, and 93 Granville Road basement): Frederick Wiles