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James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson living at Ivy Bank, Ennis Road, Limerick, at death of his mother in 1897.

James Wilkinson,
James Gould Wilkinson, born 16 Mar 1854, Limerick,
Protestant merchant, inherited his family's wool dyeing business in Limerick city.
Listed as gentleman, CoI, living St.John's Square, Limerick, at mar.

He mar 14 Feb 1884 [St.Michael's CoI, Limerick] to Lydia Ellen Swain [born 1863, Lancashire, England].
She was dau of William Henry Swain, merchant, 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 1929-53 and Rector of St Mary's Cathedral.
She is listed as CoI, living Victoria Terrace, Limerick, at mar.
See mar cert from here.
They had 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", Limerick (this must be Ivy Bank, close to North Circular Road).
Lived Ivy Bank, Ennis Rd, Limerick. Listed there by 1897.
"Mr. J.G. Wilkinson, Ivy Bank" listed in [Members of Limerick Field Club, 1897].
Journal of the Limerick Field Club, vol.I, no.3, 1899, shows "J.G. Wilkinson, Ivy Bank" joined Limerick Field Club 1896, and his wife joined 1897.
They are listed in 1901 census at Ennis Rd, Limerick. Both Church of Ireland. He is "Wool Dyer (Master)". Lydia's widowed mother is visiting. They have one servant living with them.
They are listed in 1911 census at Ennis Rd, Limerick. Lydia's widowed mother is living with them. They have one servant living with them.
They are living Ivy Bank, Ennis Rd, in [Guy's directory, 1912].
Still living Ennis Rd 1935.

Lydia dies, 1935:
Lydia died at her house, Ivy Bank, Ennis Rd, 12 Feb 1935, age 72 yrs.
See death cert from here.
She was bur Wilkinson grave, St.John's (CoI), Limerick.
See death notice in Limerick Leader, February 13, 1935.

James dies, 1938:
He died at his house, Ivy Bank, Ennis Rd, 31 Dec 1938, age 84 yrs.
See death cert from here.
He was bur Wilkinson grave, St.John's (CoI), Limerick.
Probate of will granted 16 Mar 1939 at Limerick to Joan Lydia Isabel Swain, spinster, effects £980. She is clearly relation of his wife. Indicates no children. James is described as late of Ivy Bank, Ennis Rd, retired merchant.

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