WALLIS, Robert (Grimwade p.692)

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WALLIS, Robert (Grimwade p.692)

Postby MCB » Sat May 05, 2012 7:41 am

Christening records at St Leonard, Shoreditch 1829-40 for three children of Robert Henry and Mary Wallis show their father as a silversmith at Queens Street from where he had entered a maker’s mark at Goldsmiths Hall in 1836 as a spoon maker.
The 1841 UK Census for Hoxton Market recorded him aged 45 years as a silversmith. Resident with him his sons Henry aged 20 years, William and Charles aged 15 years were also recorded in the silversmith business.
The 1851 UK Census recorded him at President Street aged 55 years, still a silversmith and employing 6 men. He had notified Goldsmiths Hall of a change to this address in 1841.
No relevant registry of death has been found.

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Re: WALLIS, Robert (Grimwade p.692)

Postby silverly » Sat May 05, 2012 10:50 am

MCB wrote:Christening records at St Leonard, Shoreditch 1829-40 for three children of Robert Henry and Mary Wallis show their father as a silversmith at Queens Street ....
William Wallis's christening is recorded with the year of birth 1821.

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Re: WALLIS, Robert (Grimwade p.692)

Postby silverly » Sun May 11, 2014 2:56 pm

November 1814 - April 1815 Robert son of Thomas Wallis (Grimwade p.692) goldsmith of London admitted into the freedom of the city by patrimony. Robert's year of birth and Thomas's year of freedom shown on this freedom by patrimony paper were 1790 and 1756 respectively.

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Re: WALLIS, Robert (Grimwade p.692)

Postby DPG » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:38 pm

The will of silver spoon manufacturer Robert Henry Walliss of 6 President Street East, King Square, in the parish of St Luke, Middlesex, was signed on 14 June 1852 and proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 1853 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D13577).

His gravestone at Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, shows that he died in July 1852 aged 58 (https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=84819247&ref=acom) but his age was recorded as 57 when the death was registered (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp).

The will provides for his children Henry Robert Walliss (£150), Frederick Walliss (£550 + various household goods, including several specified silver items), Amelia Walliss (to be kept at school until aged 15) and Charles Walliss (executor, residual legatee and guardian of sister Amelia). Also mentioned are the testator's brother George Walliss (£19 19s.) and Doctor Campbell of Tabernacle House, Moorfields (£19 19s.). [John Campbell (1795-1867) was a Congregationalist minister - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Campbell_(minister).] Silversmith Robert Death of Wellington Street, St Luke, was to receive 19 guineas for his trouble as executor but he does not appear to have acted in that capacity.

I wonder whether Robert Henry Walliss was the son of "Wallis" and Sarah Wallis who was born on 19 Nov. 1794 and baptized as Robert Wallis at St Luke, Old Street, Finsbury, on 21 Dec. 1794 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMJH-899).

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Re: WALLIS, Robert (Grimwade p.692)

Postby dognose » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:54 pm

Hi DPG,

Welcome to the Forum.

Many thanks for adding this information to the topic.

Trev.


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