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Wilkinson, John

Male Abt 1802 - 1878  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name Wilkinson, John 
    Born Abt 1802 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Mar 1878  Coolkill,Benburb,Dungannon,Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I312  Wilkinson
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2019 

    Family Sarah,   b. 1799?,   d. 31 Aug 1881, Gortshalgen,Coalisland,Dungannon,Tyrone, Ulster. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There is a marriage of a John WILKINSON and a Sarah (BAINBRIDGE) in York, on Marriages registered in Jan, Feb, Mar 1846:

      John WILKINSON, registered York, Vol. 23, page 633

      Sarah BAINBRIDGE, registered York, Vol. 23, page 633

      You could obtain this marriage certificate to find out who their father's were. Also their ages at the time of the marriage.

      Also, you could obtain the death certificate for John WILKINSON, d. 1878, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. The death certificate will tell you John's age at death so that will give a place to start for a birth year.
      [Lynn Wilkinson Sylvester, ]

      There's a John Wilkinson married to Sarah Atkinson, Monday 5 March, 1821, both of Preston, Lancs. {Newspapar: The Lancaster Gazette and General Advertiser, for Lancaster, Westmorland, &c; Saturday March 10, 1821; issue 1030. Marriage Notices}
     1. Wilkinson, Thomas,   b. 1836, Coolkill,Dungannon,Co Tyrone,NI. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1926, 14 Clonlee Drive,Belfast,Co Down,NI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Griffith Valuation (1851)lists a John Wilkinson in Coolkill townland, Clonfeacle Parish, Co. Tyrone. In 1876, grandson? Charles was born in Coolkill.
      Also a listing for a Thomas L. Wilkinson in nearby Benburb townland, Clonfeacle also: Thomas L. Wilkinson in Drumgose, Clonfeacle; Thomas L. Wilkinson in Moyard, Clonfeacle, Alexander Wilkinson in Kilnacart, Clonfeacle; and a William Wilkinson in Tyhan, Clonfeacle.

      The Tithe Applotment Books 1832, lists a Mr Wilkinson of Dungannon Gardens, Parish of Drumglass. {}
      "The Tithe Applotment Books in Drumglass parish and throughout the entire country record the results of a unique land survey taken to determine the amount of tax payable by landholders to the Church of Ireland. They are known as the Tithe Applotment Books because the results of this land survey were originally compiled in nearly 2,000 hand-written books. This data set represents a virtual census for pre-Famine Ireland and as it covered most of the country it is very important for historians and genealogists researching family origins or the history of specific areas."

      The Tithe Applotments created a lot of civil unrest in Ireland especially from the Catholic population as they vigorously disagreed to paying taxes to a Protestant church. The Tithe Applotments were carried out in Drumglass Parish in 1832.

      BIRTH: There's a record in the "Ireland, Civil Registration, Deaths Index (1864-1958)" of a John Wilkinson who died in Dungannon between Jan-Mar 1878; estimated dob, about 1802. If this is 'my' John Wilkinson, then his son Thomas would have been born when he was 50/51 yo. Possible, but unusual. However I don't yet have any info on son Thos Wilkinson's siblings. {data base:}

      There is a Record of Civil Marriage, 26 Jan 1857, between Charles O'Hara and Mary Wilkinson in the Derrygortreavy Church of Ireland, Clonfeacle, Dungannon, Tyrone.
      This is the same year that John Wilkinson married Margaret O'Hara. Were Mary and John siblings? There's a Charles O'Hara who was father to Margaret; was the former Charles a son of the latter? John and Margaret Wilkinson (O'Hara) lived in Clonfeacle.

      DEATH: Death Registration record on file. Vol 1, Page 478, FHL Film No. 101589. Registration District: Dungannon. Age at death, 76 making his dob abt 1802.

      A speculation.
      Is my greatgrandfather Thomas Wilkinson (1853-1926) related to the Wilkinson (Sword) steel maker family?
      John Wilkinson (1728-1808) had 2 daughters and a son John (1806- ), all illegitimate, by Ann Lewis. After his second wife Mary's death in 1806, he legitimised them. John (1806- ) married 'an American woman'. Now it is said in the family that my Wilkinson's descended from John Wilkinson (Iron Master) and that they went to America.
      Great-grandfather Thomas (c.1853 - 1926) was born in Dungannon, Tyrone and his father John, who married Sarah, may have been born around 1830 and Thomas' grandfather (maybe another John) about 1805. Did John Wilkinson (1806-) return to the UK and live in Ireland? Did he have a son, John about 1830?

      The Ulster canal was built between 1825 and 1841. It connects the Blackwater River, which runs from Lough Neigh near Dungannon, to the Shannon River. Thomas was born in Dungannon and his family lived for a time in Coolkill, Benburb, Clonfeacle, Tyrone adjacent the Blackwater River in 'Blackwater country'. Being an engineering family, did the 'American' John W. return to Ireland to help construct this canal? Was there a depression in the US at that time to cause John Wilkinson to seek work in Ireland? If he did emigrate to Ireland, when did he travel? Was he already married or did he marry in Ireland? Or, did he marry late? Both my John Wilkinson and Sarah were about the same age. Was Thomas their son? Was he a 'late arrival' having several older siblings, if so then Sarah would have been 40+ when Thomas was born? Or, did John (1806 - ) have a son John who married Sarah, went to Ireland (before or after marriage) and had a son Thomas?

      In another thread, John Wilkinson's sister Sarah (1745- ) married Thomas Jones, a Leeds surgeon. Their son Thomas was born in 1773. After his uncle's death in 1808 he claimed rights to the Wilkinson fortune as being the only legitimate (male) descendant. After a lengthy legal battle, which exhausted the Wilkinson fortune, he was awarded 1d compensation. He was also allowed by Royal assent to take the Wilkinson name. I have been unable to trace any male descendants of Thomas & Sarah or a plausable link to my line. Interestingly, family folklore has my Wilkinson's coming from York, on the other side of Yorkshire to Leeds, but I have been unable to confirm this.

      OCCUPATION: listed as "farmer" on grandson's birth notice.

      Portadown-Dungannon Railway, which went pat Morrow Hill:,_Dungannon_and_Omagh_Junction_Railway