WILSON OF KESWICK

 

The parentages of Edward Wilson and Mary Allason who married in 1781 are uncertain. There was an Edward Wilson, son of Thomas Wilson, baptised in 1755 at Greystoke. However, the will of Thomas Wilson of Greystoke, written in 1786, mentions his son Edward Wilson and grandson Elwood Wilson.[1] Elwood Wilson, son of Edward and Peggy Wilson, was baptised at Greystoke in 1782. This appears to rule out the Edward baptised at Greystoke in 1755 being the Edward Wilson who married Mary Allason in 1781. There were other Wilsons in the Borrowdale area who may be relevant, for example Joseph Wilson and Isabel Tyson, both of Rosthwaite, who were married in 1752 at Crosthwaite.

 

One of the witnesses at the marriage of Edward and Mary (Allason) Wilson was a John Allison. It is possible that Mary was a daughter of Thomas Allason of Rosthwaite and Sarah Wren of Pyetnest who were married at Crosthwaite on 6 February 1758. Sarah was a daughter of Peter Wren whose will was written in 1772.[2]

 

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WILSON

 

EDWARD WILSON of Peat Howe, Borrowdale, Cumberland, and of Keswick, shoemaker, was born about 1753 and buried on 23 September 1826 at Crosthwaite.[3] He married on 17 November 1781 at Crosthwaite, MARY ALLASON.[4] Mary was born about 1758 and buried on 16 December 1817 at Crosthwaite.[5]

 

Children of Edward and Mary (Allason) Wilson:

 

i               JOHN WILSON, bap 20 Oct 1782, Borrowdale,[6] bur 27 Mar 1799, Crosthwaite.[7]

ii             THOMAS WILSON of Keswick, shoemaker,[8] bap 2 May 1784, Borrowdale,[9] d 28 Jan 1860, Keswick;[10] m JANE.[11]

iii            EDWARD WILSON of Keswick, shoemaker, b Borrowdale,[12] bap 29 Jan 1786, Borrowdale;[13] m 20 Nov 1815, Crosthwaite, MARY GRIGG.[14]

iv            JOSEPH WILSON of Keswick, nail maker, b Borrowdale,[15] bap 29 Jan 1788, Borrowdale;[16] m 17 May 1815, Crosthwaite, ANN CARDUS.[17]

v              MARY WILSON, bap 29 Jan 1788, Borrowdale,[18] bur 5 Feb 1816, Crosthwaite;[19] m 4 Nov 1809, Crosthwaite, ISAAC WILSON[20] (see here).

vi            ISAAC WILSON, bap 15 Oct 1789, Borrowdale,[21] bur 22 Jul 1791, Crosthwaite.[22]

vii           ROBERT WILSON, bap 15 Jul 1792, Crosthwaite,[23] bur 24 Oct 1804, Crosthwaite.[24]

viii          BENJAMIN WILSON, shoemaker, b Keswick,[25] bap 1 Nov 1795, Crosthwaite,[26] d 5 Mar 1884, Keswick;[27] m 9 Jun 1824, Crosthwaite, ANN TAYLOR.[28]



[1] Cumbria Archive Service, PROB/1788/W729.

[2] Cumbria Archive Service, PROB/1773/W239.

[3] Crosthwaite parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[4] Crosthwaite parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[5] Crosthwaite parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[6] www.familysearch.org, citing Borrowdale bishop’s transcripts.

[7] Henry Brierley and Francis Haswell, eds., The Registers of Crosthwaite, 4 vols. (Penrith, 1928-31), 4:136.

[8] The notice of the marriage of George Dixon and Mary Wilson in The Carlisle Journal, 21 Apr 1838, notes that Mary was “niece of Mr. Thomas Wilson, boot and shoe maker”.

[9] www.familysearch.org, citing Borrowdale bishop’s transcripts.

[10] Grant of probate; The Carlisle Journal, 3 Feb 1860.

[11] Grant of probate. Thomas Wilson and Jane Dalton were married at Crosthwaite in 1811 and Thomas Wilson and Jane Douthwaite were married there in 1816.

[12] 1851 census returns, Keswick (National Archives, HO 107/2434, fol. 69).

[13] www.familysearch.org, citing Borrowdale bishop’s transcripts.

[14] www.familysearch.org, citing Crosthwaite parish registers or bishop’s transcripts.

[15] 1851 census returns, Keswick (National Archives, HO 107/2434, fol. 69).

[16] Borrowdale parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[17] www.familysearch.org, citing Crosthwaite parish registers or bishop’s transcripts.

[18] Borrowdale parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[19] Crosthwaite parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[20] Crosthwaite parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[21] www.familysearch.org, citing Borrowdale bishop’s transcripts.

[22] Henry Brierley and Francis Haswell, eds., The Registers of Crosthwaite, 4 vols. (Penrith, 1928-31), 4:127.

[23] Henry Brierley and Francis Haswell, eds., The Registers of Crosthwaite, 4 vols. (Penrith, 1928-31), 3:182.

[24] Henry Brierley and Francis Haswell, eds., The Registers of Crosthwaite, 4 vols. (Penrith, 1928-31), 4:142.

[25] 1851 census returns, Keswick (National Archives, HO 107/2434, fol. 73).

[26] Henry Brierley and Francis Haswell, eds., The Registers of Crosthwaite, 4 vols. (Penrith, 1928-31), 3:189.

[27] The English Lakes Visitor, 8 Mar 1884.

[28] The Cumberland Pacquet, 14 Jun 1824; www.familysearch.org, citing Crosthwaite parish registers or bishop’s transcripts.