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Wilkinson



Location of William Wilkinson's house and business, 4 Mungret St, Limerick (near corner with John's Street to the N).
(Assuming street numbering is the same in 1867 and 1897.)
From Insurance plan of Limerick, 1897, by Charles E. Goad, Leonard Collection at UL library.
The location is completely cleared today. See street view.




James Wilkinson,
of Denmark St, Limerick,
mar Jane Dickson,
listed as "tradesman" at son's mar,
[Griffiths Valuation, 1850] shows "James T. Wilkinson" and "Jane Wilkinson" holding and leasing out a number of properties in Mungret Street, Limerick, "James T. Wilkinson" is leasing plot no.30, Mungret St, to Andrew Lynch,
had issue:


William Wilkinson,
William Dickson Wilkinson, born 1826,
listed as Tradesman, Church of Ireland, living Mungret St, Limerick, at mar,
mar 5 Apr 1853, St.John's (CoI), Limerick, to Mary Anne Gould [born 1832],
see mar cert from [GROI],
she inherited Gould family wool business in Mungret Street, Limerick,
they lived Mungret St, Limerick, at least 1853 to 1869,
William is listed as "Dyer", Mungret St, at children's bapts 1854-60,
probate of Mary Anne's father's will granted 8th May 1854,
William is listed as "Blackdyer", Mungret St, at son's bapt 1863,
even though he was Protestant, he witnessed the Catholic marriage of what must be his wife's 1st cousin William Ebrill in 1864,
William Wilkinson, 4 Mungret St, listed under "Dyers" in [Henry & Coghlan's directory, 1867],
listed as "Dyer", Mungret St, at son's death 1867,
he died at his home, Mungret St, Feb 9, 1869, aged 43 years,
bur Wilkinson grave, St.John's (CoI), Limerick,
see death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 9 Feb 1869,
(todo) see death of William D Wilkinson, Limerick, [GROI], 1869, age 43, vol 5 p 346,

she later lived with her son James, apparently at "Strand, Circular Road" (perhaps error for "South Circular Road"), Limerick,
she died July 9, 1897, age 65 yrs, at her son's house, Ivy Bank, Ennis Rd, Limerick,
see death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 10 July 1897,
funeral Sun 11 July, bur Wilkinson grave, St.John's (CoI), Limerick,
(todo) see death of Mary A Wilkinson, Limerick, [GROI], 3rd qr 1897, age 65, vol 5 p 230,
had issue:


  1. James Wilkinson,
    James Gould Wilkinson, born 16 Mar 1854, Limerick city,
    bapt 28 Mar 1854 [St.John's CoI, Limerick],
    mar 1884 to Lydia Ellen Swain [born 1863, Lancashire, England, dau of William Henry Swain and Sarah Anne Lill],
    (todo) see birth of Lydia Ellen Swain, [GRO.UK], Barton, 1st qr 1863, vol 8c p 484,
    Lydia was born in England but her father moved to Limerick, Ireland when she was young,
    she was sister of Rev. George Lill Swain, the CoI Dean of Limerick and Rector of St Mary's Cathedral,
    (todo) see mar of James Gould Wilkinson and Lydia Ellen Swain, Limerick, [GROI], 1st qr 1884, vol 5 p 365,
    no issue [census],
    James is listed at Catherine Street, Limerick, in 1885 Register of Electors,
    he was one of the Protestants who joined the Home Rule movement under Parnell [his wife's death notice],
    [Guy's, 1893] lists him as honorary secretary of Limerick Boat Club, living 3 Catherine Place, Catherine St, Limerick,
    apparently lived pre-1897 at "Strand, Circular Road" (perhaps error for "South Circular Road"), Limerick,
    lived Ivy Bank, Ennis Rd, Limerick (see map), there by 1897,
    Journal of the Limerick Field Club, vol.I, no.3, 1899, shows "J.G. Wilkinson, Ivy Bank" joined Limerick Field Club 1896, his wife joined 1897,
    Journal of the Limerick Field Club, vol.I, 1897-1900, published 1901, p.vi, lists "Mr. J.G. Wilkinson, Ivy Bank" as member of Limerick Field Club,
    both listed as Church of Ireland in census,
    he is listed as "Wool Dyer (Master)" in 1901 census,
    they are listed at Ennis Rd, Limerick, in [Census, 1901], Lydia's widowed mother visiting, they have one servant living with them,
    they are listed at Ennis Rd, Limerick, in [Census, 1911], Lydia's widowed mother living with them, they have one servant living with them,
    living Ivy Bank, Ennis Rd, in [Guy's directory, 1912],
    still living Ennis Rd 1935,

    Lydia died at her house on Ennis Rd, 12 Feb 1935, age 72 yrs, bur Wilkinson grave, St.John's (CoI), Limerick,
    (todo) see death of Lydia Ellen Wilkinson, Limerick, [GROI], 1st qr 1935, age 72, vol 5 p 226,
    see death notice in Limerick Leader, February 13, 1935,

    James is described as late of Ivy Bank, Ennis Rd, retired merchant, at probate of will,
    he died 31 Dec 1938, age 84 yrs, bur Wilkinson grave, St.John's (CoI), Limerick,
    (todo) see death of James Gould Wilkinson, Limerick, [GROI], 1st qr 1939, age 84, vol 5 p 227,
    probate of will granted 16 Mar 1939 at Limerick to Joan Lydia Isabel Swain, spinster, effects £980,
    (todo) see, held at [NAI] offsite (order in advance),
    she is clearly relation of his wife, indicates no children.


  2. Anne Wilkinson, born 18 Oct 1855,
    bapt 12 Nov 1855 [St.John's CoI, Limerick],
    died 12 Jan 1858, Mungret St, Limerick, aged 2 years, of croup,
    see death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 13 Jan 1858,
    bur Wilkinson grave, St.John's (CoI), Limerick.


  3. Jane Wilkinson, born 3 May 1858,
    bapt 9 May 1858 [St.John's CoI, Limerick],
    died 29 May 1860 [burial record] (NOT 19 May 1870), age 2 yrs,
    bur Wilkinson grave, St.John's (CoI), Limerick.


  4. Mary Jane Wilkinson, born 24 May 1860,
    bapt 10 June 1860 [St.John's CoI, Limerick],
    died 3 June 1861, aged 1 year,
    bur Wilkinson grave, St.John's (CoI), Limerick.


  5. William Wilkinson, born 8 Apr 1863,
    bapt 19 Apr 1863 [St.John's CoI, Limerick],
    died Mungret St, 26 Jan 1867, aged 3 years, of "disease of spine and general debility",
    see death cert from [GROI],
    see death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 26 Jan 1867,
    bur Wilkinson grave, St.John's (CoI), Limerick.






St.John's CoI church (location of Wilkinson grave) on Map of Limerick, 1752, by William Eyres, at [BL]. S is to the left.
The medieval St.John's church was at the S end of the medieval walled city of Limerick.
See 1829 to 1842 map.
St.John's church was re-built 1843.
It is now disused. See street view.





Ivy Bank, Ennis Rd, Limerick



Red cross is location of Ivy Bank, Ennis Rd, Limerick, according to Google Maps.
Though building there now seems modern.
Above is modern OSI map.



Red cross on 1887 to 1913 map.
Note Strand House on RHS.
It is unclear where Ivy Bank was.
See street view of what are apparently the old gates. (Or are they the old gates of Strand House?)




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