Posted By:Karen Hobson
Subject:Re: Thomas Wildman....Tamworth Staffs
Post Date:March 12, 2011 at 20:57:18
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Forum:Wildman Family Genealogy Forum
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Ernest said that he descends from Thomas Wildman b 1840, so I'm hoping he can help fill in some blanks on Thomas' son, William Henry Oakley Wildman born abt 1869.

Annie Blackmore (1872-1918) and William Henry Oakley Wildman (born abt 1869) were married in Islington, Middlesex on May 27, 1891. Their sons were: Henry Ernest Wildman 1892-1917 & Sidney Frank Wildman 1895-1969.

In the 1901 Census, Annie (Blackmore) Wildman is living with her 2 sons at her father's home (Joshua Blackmore - widow). I may have located William Henry Oakley Wildman in Wormwood Scrubs prison in 1901, but I'm not 100% sure it's him. The thing that makes this all one big mystery is the fact that in the 4th quarter of 1900, William Harry Tom Wildman is born & his baptism on Nov 11, 1900 lists William Henry Oakley Wildman as his father and Ellen Sarah as his mother. I can't locate baby William Harry Tom Wildman, or his mother or father in the 1901 Cenus or in 1911. And to add more mystery on top of this mystery is the fact that William Henry Oakley & Annie Wildman's son Sidney Frank Wildman was not baptized until 1904, even though he was born 1895. Sidney's older brother Henry had been baptized within 2 months of his birth, on Feb 26, 1893.

In the 1911 Census Annie (Blackmore) Wildman is sharing a house with her sister Edith Andrews. Both of Annie & William's sons, Ernest & Sidney, are here also. William Henry Oakley Wildman is not here and Edith's husband isn't there either.

Willam Henry Oakley Wildman does not seem like a common name. Where was "my" William Wildman in 1901 AND 1911? Was that him in Wormwood Scrubs Prison in 1901? Where is baby William Harry Tom Wildman in 1901 & 1911? And is William Harry Tom's father the same man that was married to Annie Blackmore?

I have tried every angle I can think of try to solve this mystery.

Would REALLY appreciate any help!

Thanks :)

Karen, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada