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26 May 2024
Emily Wilson, 2nd Great Grandmother of Alan Morris.

Emily Wilson was my great-great-grandmother. She died fifty-five years before I was born.

Emily Wilson.

Birth of Emily Wilson.

Emily Wilson was born 8 November 1833 in Rotherhithe, London, England. She was the daughter of Mary Harding and William Wilson, who lived in Cottage Place, Rotherhithe. She was baptised in St Mary's Church on April 20th 1834. Her father, William's occupation was a Labourer.

Wedding of Emily Wilson and Lancelot James Read.

Emily Wilson married Lancelot James Read in 1862 in Camberwell, London, England and they had six children together.

Children of Emily Wilson and Lancelot James Read.

  1. Emily Read. 1863-
  2. William Charles Read. 1865-1898
  3. Annie Read. 1867-1943
  4. Elizabeth Read. 1869-
  5. Maria Harris Read. 1873-1961
  6. Frederick Read. 1875-1934

Census Records for Emily.

I found Emily on the 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 census records.

1871 Census taken on 2 April.

This Census was taken in Homerton, Hackney, London, England. It shows the family living at 31 Margaret Street.

Name.Relation to Head.Age.Occupation.Birthplace.
Lancelot Read. Head. 39. Plasterer labourer. Hackney.
Emily Read. Wife. 37.   Deptford.
Emily Read. Daughter. 8.   Southwark.
William Read. Son. 6.   Hackney.
Annie Read. Daughter. 4.   Hackney.
Elizabeth Read. Daughter. 2.   Hackney.

1881 Census taken on 3 April.

This Census was taken in Hackney, Middlesex, England. It shows the family living at 45 Palace Road.

Name.Relation to Head.Age.Occupation.Birthplace.
Lancelot J Read. Head. 49. Painter. Dulston, Middlesex, England.
Emily Read. Wife. 47.   Rotherhithe, London, England.
Emily Read. Daughter. 17.   Southwark, London, England.
William Read. Son. 16. Rope spinner. Hackney, Middlesex, England.
Elizabeth Read. Daughter. 12. Scholar. Hackney, Middlesex, England.
Maria H Read. Daughter. 7. Scholar. Hackney, Middlesex, England.
Frederick. Son. 5. Scholar. Hackney, Middlesex, England.

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1891 Census taken on 5 April.

This Census was taken in Homerton, Hackney, London, England. It shows the family living at 43 Maltland Street.

Name.Relation to Head.Age.Occupation.Birthplace.
Lancelot J Read. Head. 59. Painter. Hackney, Middlesex, England.
Emily Read. Wife. 57.   Rotherhithe, London, England.
William Read. Son. 26. Labourer. Hackney, Middlesex, England.
Maria H Read.. Daughter. 16. Xylonite worker. Hackney, Middlesex, England.
Frederick. Son. 14. Xylonite worker. Hackney, Middlesex, England.

1901 Census taken on 31 March.

This Census was taken in Stratford, Bow, London, England. It shows the family living at 64 Morner Road.

Name.Relation to Head.Age.Occupation.Birthplace.
Emily Read. Head. 67.  Laundry worker. Rotherhithe, London, England.
John Singleton. Head. 34. Wood chopper. Hackney, Middlesex, England.
Mary Singleton. Wife. 36. Tailors finisher. Ireland.
John Singleton. Son. 15. Errand Boy. Camberwell, London, England.

1911 Census taken 2 April.

This Census was taken in Poplar, Bow London, England. It shows her living alone at 7 Dace Road.

Name.Relation to Head.Age.Occupation.Birthplace.
Emily Read. Head. 77.   Rotherhithe, London, England.

Death of Emily Read.

Emily died in February 1912 in Poplar, London, England. She was buried on the 12th of February 1912 in Newham, London, England.