See also

Family of Robert WILSON and ? ?

Husband: Robert WILSON ( - )
Wife: ? ? ( - )
Children: Joseph Berkley WILSON (1859-bef1915)
Thomas WILSON ( - )
Robert WILSON ( - )

Husband: Robert WILSON

Name: Robert WILSON
Sex: Male
Father: Joseph WILSON ( - )
Mother: ? ? ( - )
Occupation Pencil Maker

Wife: ? ?

Name: ? ?
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Child 1: Joseph Berkley WILSON

Name: Joseph Berkley WILSON
Sex: Male
Spouse: Georgina GORDON (1858-bef1911)
Birth Q2 1859 Crossthwaite, Cumberland1
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 42) Hampstead, London2
12 Alexandra Road
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 41) Bank Accountant; Hampstead, London2
Death bef 2 Mar 1915 (age 55) Hampstead, London
Burial 2 Mar 1915 Hampstead, London
Hamstead Cemetery, Fortune Green Road, Hamstead, London, NW6

Child 2: Thomas WILSON

Name: Thomas WILSON
Sex: Male

Child 3: Robert WILSON

Name: Robert WILSON
Sex: Male

Note on Husband: Robert WILSON

It would seem that Joseph's son (Robert) left the small holding in Borrowdale to go to Keswick and become a pencil maker.


There were many in Keswick at the time. However as the century proceeded the jobbing pencil makers disappeared except for a number of big ones.


Roberts grew and was successful and eventually became the Cumberland pencil company.


(Email to Graham Hoadly from David Wilson, 29/06/2007)


1"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website:" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Name: WILSON, Joseph Birkley
Record Type: Births
Quarter: June
Year: 1859
District: Cockermouth
County: Cumbria Cumberland
Volume: 10b
Page: 453
Internet. Call Number: (electronic).
2"Census 1901 (David George Gordon) Hampstead, London RG13/124/105/23".
Text From Source: Census 1901 Hampstead, London RG13/124/105/23
12 Alexandra Road

Joseph B. Wilson Head M Bank Accountant Cumberland Crossthwaite
Georgina Wilson Wife M Shropshire Shrewsbury
George B. Wilson Son S Lancashire Manchester
Dorothy Wilson Dau S Lancashire Manchester
Elizabeth Gordon M in L Wid Shropshire Shrewsbury
George Gordon B in L M Salesman (Mantles) Clothier D Shropshire Shrewsbury
Edith C. McKillop Visitor S Leicestershire Leicester
Assessment: Primary evidence.