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WICKS, George Charles

Male 1865 - 1912  (47 years)


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  • Name WICKS, George Charles 
    Born 1865  Truro, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 1218 
    _UID 92893DA52B6542B0BD6B93A0CEAB79FECA8D 
    Buried 1912  Kenwyn, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 29 Jan 1912  Truro, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1218  Edgoose
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2017 

    Family ID F249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • GEORGE CHARLES WICKS 1865-1912

      The birth of George Charles WICKS was registered in 1865.
      (GRO December Q 1865 Truro 5c 183)

      The 1881 census for Pydar Street, Truro St. Mary, Cornwall:
      George T. WICKS, head, widower, aged 39, bookbinder, born at Reading, Berkshire;
      *George C. WICKS, son, aged 14, bookbinder, born at Truro;
      Emily WICKS, daughter, aged 11, born at Truro;
      Alfred WICKS, son, aged 10, born at Truro;
      Fredrick (sic) WICKS, son, aged 8, born at Truro;
      Florence WICKS, daughter, aged 6, born at Truro;
      Ada WICKS, daughter, aged 4, born at Truro;
      Catherine DONITHORNE, aged 30, domestic servant, born at Penzance, Cornwall.
      (RG11/2311/40/2)

      He was living at 10 Pydar Street, Truro, in 1891:
      George Thomas WICKS, head, aged 49, a bookbinder, born at Reading in Berkshire;
      Ruth WICKS, wife, 49 years old, born at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire;
      *George C. WICKS, son, aged 25, bookbinder, born Truro;
      Alfred E. WICKS, son, aged 20, a printer compositor, born Truro;
      Florence WICKS, daughter, aged 16, scholar, born Truro;
      Ada WICKS, daughter, aged 14, scholar, born Truro;
      Edward W. WICKS, son, aged 12, scholar, born Truro;
      Stanton T. S. WICKS, son, aged 7, scholar, born Truro.
      (RG12/1829/145/2).

      The 1901 census of 93 Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall:
      *George C. WICKS, boarder, aged 38, single, bookbinder, was boarding at the house of Frederick and George EVANS.
      (RG13/2221/98/5)

      In Kelly's Directories for 1902 and 1906 George Charles WICKS, bookbinder, was listed at 27 St. Clement Street and 12 Stratton Terrace, Truro. There was no mention of him in the 1910 directory.

      George Charles WICKS of St. George's Road, Truro, appeared in the 1907-1908 Register of Electors.

      The index to the 1911 census shows that a George C. WICKS and a Julia WICKS were living together in Truro. She was 53 years old. There is little doubt that she was the Julia BROMHAM widow to whom probate of his will was granted the following year.

      His death aged 47 was registered in 1912.
      (GRO March Q 1912 Truro 5c 191)

      George Charles WICKS of 14 St. George's Road, Truro, died aged 47 on 29 January 1912. Probate was granted at London on 19 March to Julia BROMHAM, widow.
      Effects amounted to 391.
      (National Probate Calendar 1912)

      Monumental Inscription in Kenwyn Churchyard, Truro:
      In
      Loving Memory of
      My Dear Husband
      GEORGE C. WICKS,
      Who died January 29th, 1912
      Aged 47 Years

      NOTES & QUERIES:
      When and where did he marry?
      What was his wife's name?
      Who was Julia BROMHAM widow? Was she the common law wife of George Charles WICKS?
      In the Kelly's Directory for 1923 a Mrs. WICKS was listed at 14 St. George's Road, Truro.

      (revised 17.06.2012)