The Wilmott Family

Edward Wilmott

Birth: 24 May 1811, in Lewes, Sussex, England

Baptism: 9 June 1811, in St John the Baptist, Lewes, Sussex, England

Father: George Wilmott

Mother: Mary (Glover) Wilmott

Married: Mary Ann Hulke on 29 October 1846, in Deal, Kent, England
The Patrician vol 2 1846 p387
Wilmott, Edward, Esq. of Lewes, Sussex, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of William Hulke, Esq., surgeon, Deal, Kent, 29th Oct.


Occupation: Landed Proprietor (1851, 1861)

Buried: in Hitchin cemetery (old section), Hertfordshire, England
The headstone reads:
Sacred to the memory of / MARY ANN the beloved wife of / EDWARD WILMOTT esq. of Hitchin / who died 14th Jan 1865 / aged 44 years / EDWARD WILMOTT / who died 8th June ???? / aged ?8 years

1851: Abinger Place, Saint John Under the Castle, Sussex
1861: 3 Landport Terrace, Portsea, Hampshire


Edward William Wilmott

Birth: 1847, in Lewes, East Sussex, England

Father: Edward Wilmott

Mother: Mary Ann (Hulke) Wilmott

Education: Enfield School, and Jesus College, Cambridge
Alumni Cantabrigienses vol 6 p514
WILMOTT, EDWARD WILLIAM. Adm. pens, (age 22) at Jesus, Jan. 1, 1870. S. of Edward, Esq. B. at Lewes, Sussex. School, Enfield. Matric. Lent, 1870; B.A. 1873; M.A. 1876. Ord. deacon (Ely), 1895; priest, 1896; C. of Dunstable, Beds., 1895-9. V. of Baulking with Woolstone, Berks., 1899-1900. C. of Basingstoke, 1900-3. C. of Witham, Essex, 1903-8. V. of Cornish Hall End, 1908-21. R. of Stanningfield and Bradfield Combust, Suffolk, 1921-6. V. of Poslingford, 1926-8. Married, June 20, 1899, Margaret Sophia Cleverly, youngest dau. of Lieut.-Col. B. G. Lake, of The Priory, Orpington. Died May 31, 1928. (Scott, MSS.;
Crockford; The Times, June 2, 1928.)

Married (1st): Sarah Elizabeth Fearnside on 7 October 1874, in Huttoft, Lincolnshire, England
Edward William Wilmott is recorded as single, the son of Edward Wilmott. Sarah Elizabeth Fearnside is recorded as single, the daughter of John Fearnside.

Sarah was born on 4 November 1844, in Roberttown, Liversedge, Yorkshire West Riding, the daughter of John Fearnside. She was a governess prior to her marriage. She died on 26 September 1888, and is buried in Ta Braxia cemetery, Malta.
1851: Sarah E. Fearnside is aged 6, born in Leversedge, Yorkshire
1871: Bovingdon Green House, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire
1881: 1 West Terrace, Folkestone, Kent

Married (2nd): Margaret Sophia Cleverly Lake on 20 June 1899 in All Saints, Orpington, Kent, England
Edward William Wilmott is recorded as aged 51, the son of Edward Wilmott. Margaret Sophia Cleverly Lake is recorded as aged 31, the daughter of Benjamin Greene Lake.
Guardian 28 June 1899 p16
WILMOTT—LAKE.—On the 20th inst., at the Church of All Saints, Orpington, by the Rev. H. A. Lake, Rector of Chelmsford, and uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. F. Baldwin and the Rev. F. C. Trench, Edward William Wilmott, M.A. Cantab, Vicar of Baulking cum Woolstone, Berkshire, to Margaret Sophia Cleverly, younger daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. B. G. Lake, of the Priory, Orpington. (At home after August 1st.)

Margaret was born in 1867/8, in Highgate, Middlesex, the daughter of Benjamin Greene Lake and Louisa Mary Cleverley. She died in 1950 in Leeds district, Yorkshire West Riding, aged 82
1871: Kingsbury, Middlesex
1881: 1 The Grove, St Pancras, Middlesex
1901: Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire
1911: Finchingfield, Essex: Margaret Sophia Cleverley Wilmott is aged 43, born in Kingbury, Middlesex

Occupation: Agent for the Orient Shipping Line; later a Clergyman.
In 1888, Edward is recorded as an Agent for the Orient Shipping Line in Malta. He was ordained deacon in 1895 and priest in 1896. He was curate of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, from 1895 until 1899,  vicar of Baulking with Woolstone, Berkshire, from 1899 to 1900,  curate of Basingstoke from 1900 until 1903,  curate of Witham, Essex, from 1903 until 1908, vicar of Cornish Hall End from 1908 until 1921, rector of Stanningfield and Bradfield Combust, Suffolk, from 1921 to 1926, and vicar of Poslingford, West Suffolk from 1926 until 1928. In 1881, Edward was listed as living on income from dividends.
Teesdale Mercury 16 October 1907 p2
  Admiral Sir William Luard, the senior naval officer in Essex, and one of the most prominent lay churchmen in the county, protested in a dramatic way during the harvest festival service at the church at Witham, where he resides, against a clerical reference to the Deceased Wife's Sister Act.
  The Rev. E. W. Wilmott, the senior curate, preaching to a crowded congregation, made pointed reference "to the sin which could be found in the House of Commons." The preacher went on to speak in forcible language of the Deceased Wife's Sister Act, when Admiral Sir W. Luard, whose pew is quite close to the pulpit, snatched up his hat and, to the consternation of the worshippers, walked out of the church as a protest against the curate's action. After the admiral's departure the service was brought to a rapid conclusion.
  Admiral Luard, who is 87 years of age, has had a distinguished career in the Navy, and at Witham he is popularly known as the "grand
old man."

Marlborough Express (Blenheim, New Zealand) 1 September 1908 p6
  A short time back, at a meeting of a combative Protestant body in Melbourne, the fact of Father Vaughan, of Dublin, having patted champion Burns on the back, and expressed approval of his methods, drew, cries of; "Shame!" from clergy and good churchmen; and one prominent speaker declared that such a thing would be impossible in a Protestant clergyman. Now we are told of the Rev. Wilmott, Anglican curate at Witham, England, challenging any man his weight on the side of the publicans. The Rev. Wilmott is a boxing enthusiast and a zealous teetotaller, and he wants to prove the superiority of strict abstinence by putting up a fight to a finish with any champion of alcohol, 6oz. gloves, Queensberry rules, professionals barred. This indicates that the Melbourne gentlemen of the meeting referred to are very much mistaken in imagining that all Protestant ministers regard glove fighting with horror. Taking into consideration the experience publicans have in putting a head on a man, Mr Wilmott's challenge is particularly game.

Edward was an executor of the will of his aunt, Emily Jane Hulke in 1894.

Death: 31 May 1928, in Risbridge district, West Suffolk, aged 80

Census & Addresses:
1851: Abinger Place, Saint John Under the Castle, Sussex
1861: Queens Cr, St Marys Hall, Portsea, Hampshire: E. W. Wilmott, pupil, is aged 13, born in Lewes, Sussex
1871: Pinner, Middlesex
1881: 1 West Terrace, Folkestone, Kent
1889: 39 Strada Reale, Valetta, Malta   (Archaeologia Cantiana 1889 page xxxi)
1901: Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire
1911: Finchingfield, Essex: Edward William Wilmott is aged 63, born in Lewes, Sussex
1924: Stannington Rectory, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk   (The London Gazette 23 December 1924 p9372)

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