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From: "Martha Allan" <>
Subject: Re: [WILKES-UK] John Wilkes of Shrewsbury, Shropshire/London
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 07:23:12 -0400
I'm very new to this list and am from USA. I live just outside of our
Capital, Washington, DC.
I'm a descendant of the Wilkes family, most probably the clans surrounding
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, & London, England. My family has a main link
missing, but we feel we are connected to John Wilkes of Shrewsbury,
Shropshire. In one book I've read lists John Wilkes as Mayor of Shrewsbury,
Shopshire, England, who led the defense of the city during Cromwell's seige
and capture of that city in 1650. John Wilkes was executed and his sons,
Robert Thomas and William were sentenced to transportation to the colonies
by Cromwell following their father's execution. On the other hand I have
discrepancies from Family Lore that his son's were Robert Thomas, John &
Joseph Wilks. Can someone tell me the exact names of his sons?
This family history is widely reported and accepted on the Wilkes Genealogy
forum, and many other genealogist who are researching the Wilkes Surname.
This is all disputed by Gary Magee Wilkes on 1/30/2000 who traveled to
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England and checked the facts. He could find no
Wilkes in that town up to 1700.
I understand now that genealogists and court workers are finding records
relating to the Wilkes in the area by using ultraviolet lights to read the
older, faint handwriting and records which were probably ordered to be
Has anyone found ascendants of John Wilkes (his father, mother and
siblings)? We have many records of John's son, Joseph's descendants, but
not of his other sons. Has anyone had luck with them?
Am willing to share information.
Ann Wilkes Allan
46881 Ducksprings Way
Sterling, VA 20164
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My four grandparents family names that I am researching.
CLEMENCE, BARRETT, HYMUS, OKEY, BROWNE (Symond 1500's), NEBOLD,
BROWNE (John 1700's), TOFTS, DOCKERILL, WILLOWS, RICHMOND,
FOWLER, NUNN, SMOOTHY, PIGGOTT, BUTTOLPH, CHAPMAN, CRANE, DOVER, O'DELL,
REYNOLDS, JOHNSON. (+ all VARs.)
PLAYLE, MILBOURN, WHITEHEAD, ALLEN, FARRAR, CRANE, GOWER, PAWSEY, SMOOTHY,
HURRIL, HEARD, BARRETT, NUNN, BURTON, WALFARE, HYMUS, SORRELL, FRANCES,
WAKEFIELD, HASLER, COWLE.
(+ all VARs.)
YONGE, WOOTTON. (+ all VARs.)
AUSTIN, YOUNG, MARLOE, JACKSON, HIBBERT. (+ all VARs.)
ROSER, WILSON, AUSTIN, KINGSLAND, COVENEY, DREWRY, JACOB, MILLGATE. (+ all
YOUARD. (+ all VARs.)
YOUARD, AUSTIN, DREWRY, SHAW, YOUNG. (+ all VARs.)
AUSTIN, DREWRY, SHAW, YOUARD, KAHN, YOUNG. (+ all VARs.)
ANGELL, JOHNSON, YOUARD, (+ all VARs.)
JONES, PAYNE, YONGE, FLOWER, WOOTTON. (+ all VARs.)
SMOOTHY, BARRETT, WARREN, SWAN, CRANE, TAYLOR. (+ all VARs).
YOUARD, HASLER, CRANE, ROSER, WILSON. (+ all VARs.)
WADHAMS, YOUARD, WILKES, STANTON. (+ all VARs.)
AUSTIN, YOUNG, SHAW. (+ all VARs.)
YOUARD, WILKES, MEDDINGS. (+ all VARs.)
MEDDINGS. (+ all VARs.)
***Somewhere in the UK***
DAY, James b c1808.
CHEATHAM, Sarah Ann b c1810.
MOTTERSHEAD, Agnes b c1846 (father John).
FEGAN, Martha (Dublin, Ireland)
SMITH, KEANE, FEGAN, NELSON, AUSTIN.
**New South Wales.
AUSTIN, POND, YOUARD, PLAYLE, ROSER, DAY, HYMUS, WILKES, MOTTERSHEAD,
FALLON, WHITE, JONES, HENSHAW, BOILEAU.
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