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WILKINS, BENJAMIN

Male 1790 - 1859  (69 years)


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  • Name WILKINS, BENJAMIN   [1, 2
    Born 14 Feb 1790  Corsley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 1812  Baptist Church, Chapmanslade, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    After converting in 1810. From the biography of Benjamin by his son Joseph. 
    Occupation 21 Sep 1828  North Bradley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Became settled Pastor of the Baptist Church, North Bradley. 
    Residence 1841  Woodmarsh, North Bradley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1851  Horse Castle, Yatton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 17 Feb 1859  North Bradley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID P-2062316325  Relph_Willis | Descendants of William Frank Willis, Ancestors of Agnes Muriel Willis 1913 - 2011
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2013 

    Father WILKINS, ANTHONY,   b. Abt 1760, UK, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother BABER, ANN,   b. Bef 15 May 1758, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Nov 1785  Corsley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet

    Family 1 HILL, MARY,   b. 1789, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1845, North Bradley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1808  Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
    +1. WILKINS, Charlotte,   b. 10 May 1809, Corsley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889, Frome District, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. WILKINS, John,   b. 18 Aug 1812, Corsley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. WILKINS, Anna,   b. 14 Jul 1815, North Bradley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. WILKINS, Nathaniel,   b. 29 Sep 1817, UK, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1818  (Age 1 years)
     5. WILKINS, Nathaniel,   b. 25 Oct 1819, Chapmanslade, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, Melksham District, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. WILKINS, MERCY,   b. 26 Aug 1821, Corsley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1892, Westbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. WILKINS, Joseph,   b. 1 Oct 1823, Chapmanslade Corsley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Steyning District, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     8. WILKINS, Asaph,   b. 24 Aug 1825, UK, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. WILKINS, Lydia,   b. 1 Oct 1827, North Bradley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. WILKINS, Myra,   b. 29 Apr 1830, North Bradley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. WILKINS, James,   b. 8 Sep 1832, North Bradley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. WILKINS, William,   b. 15 Aug 1834, North Bradley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

    Family 2 WOODFIN, Elizabeth Bulley,   b. Bef 29 May 1809, Totnes, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893, Melksham District, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 1846  Probably North Bradley Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. WILKINS, Mary,   b. Abt 1848, North Bradley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. WILKINS, Jemima,   b. 1848, North Bradley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. WILKINS, Rhoda Woodfin,   b. 1851, Yatton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Bristol District, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    WILKINS, Benjamin Probate 1859
    WILKINS, Benjamin Probate 1859

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin and Mary Married Whittuesday 1808.
      Both buried in North Bradley Baptist Chapel Yard.
      Source: Notes from Ruth Purnell nee Perry.

      Benjamin married again in 1846 and had 3 more children, no details.
      Source: Son Joseph's biographical note on Benjamin, via Ruth Perry.

    • Biographical note from son Joseph, received from Ruth Purnell:
      BENJAMIN WILKINS, son of Anthony and Ann Wilkins, was born at Corsley
      on Feb. 14th 1790. His parents were among the earliest friends of the Baptist Church,
      Chapmanslade, Wilts., and his progenitors were a branch of that family whose ancestors
      were so early connected with the Baptist Church, Westbury Leigh, two of whom, John
      and William Wilkins were successively Pastors from 1724 to 1761 of that Church.
      The maternal grandfather's name was Baber, and he had one son and three daughters,
      who with their husbands and wives, fostered the Baptist cause at Chapmanslade in those
      early days. Thus his father and mother were both descendants of Champions of the
      Baptist denomination.
      He was married in 1808, converted in 1810, baptised in 1812, and commenced preaching
      shortly after. In 1821 he received and accepted the first invitation to supply the pulpit for
      a Lord's Day at North Bradley, and was dismissed from the Church at Chapmanslade to
      the Church at North Bradley to become the settled Pastor Sept. 21st 1828.
      He was very successful, and many were added to the Church. He was also in much
      request to help other Churches for many miles around.
      Mrs. Wilkins died April 13th 1845, and the death was much regretted, for she had, by her
      frankness, usefulness and simplicity gained the affection of all who knew her.
      In 1846 he married again, a woman whose tender affection and kindness could not be
      surpassed. Her sympathy, talent and Christian fortitude afforded him unspeakable
      assistance for the remaining part of his life, and by whom three more children were added
      to the family of twelve by his first wife, He died Feb. 17th 1859 in his 70th year, and
      was buried at North Bradley.
      This is a brief account of a long life (so that much must be read between the lines) and
      has been taken from his memoirs which were written by his son Joseph, who was
      Minister of Queen's Square Baptist Church, Brighton, for many years until his death

  • Sources 
    1. [S-2058878304] 1841 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1841. Data imaged from the National Archives, ), Class: HO107; Civil Parish: North Bradley; County: Wiltshire; Enumeration District: 2; Page: 14; Line: 1; GSU roll: 464203..
      Name: Benjamin WilkinsBirth: abt 1790Wiltshire, EnglandResidence: 1841North Bradley, Wiltshire, England

    2. [S-2058853308] 1851 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851. Data imaged from the National Archives, ), Class: ; Piece: 1946; Folio: 392; Page: 41; GSU roll: ..
      Birth date: abt 1790Birth place: Crosby, Wiltshire, EnglandResidence date: 1851Residence place: Yatton, Somerset, England

    3. [S-2033095295] Family Search International Genealogical Index, Benjamin WILKINS: birth, Accessed 15 Jul 2008.
      IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0British IslesBENJAMIN WILKINSMale Event(s):Birth: 14 FEB 1790 Baptist, North Bradley, Wiltshire, EnglandChristening: Death: Burial: Parents:Father: ANTHONEY WILKINS Mother: ANN Messages:Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.Source Information:Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type: C093211 1776 - 1837 0816595 (RG4 3045) Film NONE Sheet: 00

    4. [S-1933896364] Personal record, Benjamin Wilkins: death.
      He died Feb. 17th 1859 in his 70th year, andwas buried at North Bradley.
      Extract from son Joseph's brief biography of Benjamin Wilkins.

    5. [S872530743] Wilts OPC, Anthony WILKINS marriage to Ann BABER (Reliability: 2), Accessed 7 Jan 2013.
      WIL Corsley 1 Nov 1785 Anthony WILKINS otp Anne BABER otp Mary PEARCE William BERBER? Banns

    6. [S-2033095295] Family Search International Genealogical Index, Benjamin Wilkins marriage to Mary Hill, Accessed 15 Aug 2007.
      IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0British IslesSearch Results | DownloadBENJAMIN WILKINS PedigreeMale FamilyEvent(s):Birth: Christening: Death: Burial: Marriages:Spouse: MARY HILL FamilyMarriage: 07 JUN 1808 Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire, EnglandMessages:Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.Source Information:Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type: M154061 1654 - 1837 1279363 Film NONE Sheet:

    7. [S-1933896364] Personal record, Joseph Wilkins marriage to Mary, Undated.
      He was married in 1808, converted in 1810, baptised in 1812, and commenced preaching shortly after.
      Joseph Wilkins brief biography. Also in information from Ruth Purnell, he was married on Whittuesday.

    8. [S-1422710048] FreeBMD.org.uk, Benjamin WILKINS marriage to Elizabeth Bulley WOODFIN, Accessed 31 Aug 2008.
      Surname First name(s) District Vol Page ________________________________________Marriages Jun 1846 ________________________________________WILKINS Benjamin Westbury &c 8 777 Woodfin Elizabeth Westbury &c 8 777