Charles Allen Du Val

His life and works

Frederick Wilkinson 1840-1899

Frederick Wilkinson
Born: 1840 Stockport, Cheshire
Died: 1899 Stockport, Cheshire
George Wilkinson 1814-1878
Elizabeth Lawton 1816-1854
Elizabeth Wilkinson 1838-
James Francis Wilkinson 1842-
John Wilkinson 1844-
Charles E Wilkinson 1849-
Emma Wilkinson 1851-
George L Wilkinson 1853-
Oswald Wilkinson 1854-
Mary A R Wilkinson 1858-
Katharine H Wilkinson 1860-
Harold O Wilkinson 1861-
Arthur C Wilkinson 1864-
Hugh W J Wilkinson 1866-
Sarah F Wilkinson 1868-
Philip Wilkinson 1871-
David E Wilkinson 1875-
Stephen Wilkinson 1877-
Frances Du Val 1846-1920
Samuel Wright Wilkinson born 1866
Florence Lawton Wilkinson born 1868
Kate May Wilkinson born 1874
Frederick Wilkinson born 1876

Frederick Wilkinson was born in 1840 in Stockport in Cheshire, the son of George Wilkinson, a cotton manufacturer, and his wife Elizabeth Lawton.

On 9 February 1865 he married Frances Du Val in Manchester Cathedral. He was then a cotton yarn agent, but later became a mill owner. She was born on 11 September 1846, the daughter of Charles Allen Du Val and his wife formerly Elizabeth Renney.

They had the following children:

Samuel Wright Wilkinson. He was born in 1866. Dr Samuel Wright Wilkinson DPhil became a mining engineer and chemist. He married Eva Geraldine S. Cathrey from Middlesbrough, sister of Frank Cathrey, an actor-manager. In 1901 they were living in Fulham, but by 1911 Samuel, who by then described himself as a "miniaturist and process artist in enamels" was living in Poole in Dorset with his two daughters Frances Wilkinson aged 12 and Doris Wilkinson aged 10 years.

Florence Lawton Wilkinson. She was born in 1868. She was married in 1892 to George Percy Haworth, a solicitor. They lived at Bayfield House, Stamford Road, Bowdon in Cheshire. They had one child, Percy Haworth.

Kate May Wilkinson. She was born in 1874. She was married in 1900 to Edward Alexander Coulborn in Stockport.

Frederick Wilkinson. He was born in 1876. By 1901 he was a mechanical engineer, living with his parents. On 31 December 1906 he married Mildred Amelia Ollivant at Bowden in Cheshire. She was the daughter of Alfred and Sarah Ollivant. He was a shipping merchant, born in Old Trafford in 1843. In 1911 Frederick and Mildred Wilkinson were living in Bournemouth, Hampshire.

In 1871 the family were living at Wellington Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport in Cheshire, where their son Samuel Wright Wilkinson and daughter Florence Lawton Wilkinson were born. When the 1881 Census was taken they had moved to Oak Bank House in Bollington near Macclesfield in Cheshire. By then their two other children had been born, and with them was James Francis Wilkinson, the widowed brother of Frederick Wilkinson, and his daughter Beatrice. (In 1868 Frederick Wilkinson's brother James Francis Wilkinson had married Catherine Sarah Du Val, sister of Frances Du Val.)

Frederick Wilkinson died in Stockport in 1899 aged 59 years. His widow married Arthur Platt-Higgins on 14 June 1900. He was born in 1852, the son of James Higgins 1813-1882 of Salford and his wife nee Ann Renshaw.