WHILKES Francis William Herbert

Name Francis William Herbert WHILKES
Country Of Origin unknown
Born 1840
Died unknown
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1840
Parents Charles William (watchmaker) and Frances Agnes Wilkes (formerly Caulfield)
Apprenticeship Most likely with his father
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker
Work Locations Campbell Town, Sorell
Street Address
Marriage/Spouse 2 September 1867, Registrar’s Office, Fitzroy, Victoria, to Jane Annie Cecilia McDonald.

6 April 1876, at the residence of Thomas Townsend, Bream Creek, to Emily Cook.
Francis (35-year-old widower), Emily (20-year-old farmer’s daughter).

Arrival Date unknown, ‘free’ to colony on the ship, Tamar.
Other 1873: ‘Francis William Henry Wilkes, alias Clockey’, three-month sentence for theft, residence, Richmond.
Note: Birthplace was recorded as Brussels, Belgium, and on the 1867 marriage record as Birmingham, England.April 1879: Charged with the manslaughter of a painter, Henry Entwhistle at Campbell Town, found not guilty.

Late 1870s-early 1880s: Recorded as a clock and watchmaker on his children’s birth records at Sorell and Campbell Town.

Death unknown
TAHO: RGD37/1/35 no715 Marriage 1876, RGD33/1/55 no1677 Birth 1877, RGD35/1/46 no795 Death 1877, RGD33/1/56 no117 Birth 1878, RGD35/1/47 no52 Death 1878, RGD33/1/57 no2388 Birth 1879, SC32/1/9 Court 1879 [Thomas Whilkes], RG33/1/59 no2144 Birth 1881.
Web: Births Death Marriages Victoria, Registration No. 3292/No. 97/1867 [Francis William Henry Wilkes];
Ancestry: Tasmania, Reports of Crime 1873.
The Mercury (Hobart) 2 April 1879, 4 April 1879; The Tasmanian Tribune 9 June 1879.