Jane Ellen Johnson 1853-1908

Jane Ellen JOHNSON is Ben’s 2nd grandmother. She was born at 11 Wellington Place, Middlesex on 06 August 18531. She is the daughter of William John JOHNSON and Sophia ENGLISH. She was baptised on 04 September 1853 at St Dunstan and All Saints Church, Stepney, Middlesex2.

When BornWhen BaptisedChild’s Christian NameParent’s NamesAbodeQuality, Trade or Profession
06 August 185304 September 1853Jane EllenWilliam John & Sophia JOHNSONWellington PlaceCutter

1861 Census

In 1861 Jane Ellen JOHNSON was living at 2 Beaumont Lane, Mile End Old Town, Middlesex3. Jane Ellen JOHNSON was 7 years old and living with her parents William and Sophia JOHNSON.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeRank, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
William JOHNSONHeadMarried35Clothes cutterBarkingside, Essex
Sophia JOHNSONWifeMarried34Stepney, Middlesex
William JOHNSONSon10ScholarStepney, Middlesex
Jane Ellen JOHNSONDaur.7ScholarStepney, Middlesex
Anna Sophia JOHNSONDaur.5ScholarStepney, Middlesex
Walter Davis JOHNSONDaur.1Stepney, Middlesex

1871 Census

In 1871 Jane Ellen JOHNSON was living at 4 Wellington Road, Bromley, Kent4. She was living with her parents William & Sophia JOHNSON, and her siblings William, Anne, Walter, Hilda & Emile (Emily).

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeRank, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
W[illia]m John JOHNSONHeadMarried45Clothes cutterBarking, Essex
Sophia JOHNSONWifeMarried44Stepney, Middlesex
Will[iam] Jun[ior] JOHNSONSonUnmarried20Clothier’s packerRatcliff, Middlesex
Jane Ellen JOHNSONDaur17ScholarStepney, Middlesex
Anne A JOHNSONDaur14ScholarStepney, Middlesex
Walter D JOHNSONSon11ScholarStepney, Middlesex
Hilda A JOHNSONDaur3ScholarBromley, Middlesex
Emile C JOHNSONDaur6 monthsBromley, Middlesex

1881 Census

In 1881 Jane Ellen JOHNSON was living at 4 Princes Terrace, Plaistow, Essex5. She was living with her father William John JOHNSON, who was now a widower.

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeRank, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
Will[ia]m John JOHNSONHeadWidower55Shirt cutter, unemployedBarkingside, Essex
Will J JOHNSONSonUnmarried30Tailor’s clothier packerStepney, Middlesex
Jane Ellen JOHNSONDaurUnmarried27Stepney, Middlesex
Walter D JOHNSONSonUnmarried21Clothier’s warehousemanStepney, Middlesex
Hilda A JOHNSONDaur13ScholarStepney, Middlesex
Emily C JOHNSONDaur10ScholarStepney, Middlesex
Eliza FAIRWEATHERServantUnmarried19Domestic servantIslington, Middlesex


William Thomas KING married Jane Ellen JOHNSON on 30 December 1882 at All Saints Church, West Ham, Essex6. The transcription of the marriage record gives the couple’s fathers’ names: John KING, a farmer, and William John JOHNSON, a gentleman.

1891 Census

In 1891 Jane Ellen JOHNSON (KING) was living at East End, Wells, Norfolk7, which is where her daughter Jane Lilian Annie KING was born on 10 April 18918 (5 days after the census was taken).

Name and SurnameRelation to HeadConditionAgeRank, Profession or OccupationWhere Born
William Tho[ma]s KINGHeadMarried45Coal carterStibbard, Norfolk
Jane Ellen KINGWifeMarried37Stepney, London
William Tho[ma]s Proctor KINGSonSingle7ScholarUpton, Essex
Albert E Vernon KINGSonSingle3ScholarWells, Norfolk
John HOWARDLodgerWidower63Dock porter on quayWells, Norfolk
Harry LOOSELodgerWidower60LabourerWells, Norfolk


Jane Ellen JOHNSON (KING) died before her husband William KING appeared on the 1911 census, even though he said he was married instead of a widower. I don’t have a copy of the death certificate for Jane Ellen JOHNSON, but I believe she died Poplar, Middlesex in the last quarter of 19089.

Family Members:

Husband:William Thomas KING 1846-
Daughter (Direct Ancestor):Jane Lilian Annie KING 1891-1960
Father:William John JOHNSON 1826-
Mother:Sophia English 1827-

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  1. Birth Index (CR) England & Wales. RD Stepney, [Middlesex]. 3rd Q., 1853. JOHNSON, Jane Ellen. Vol. 1c. p. 462. http://www.gro.gov.uk : accessed 09 January 2022.
  2. Baptisms (PR) England. Stepney, Middlesex. 04 September 1853. JOHNSON, Jane Ellen. Collection: London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1920. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 29 December 2021.
  3. Census Records. Mile End Old Town, London. 07 April 1861. JOHNSON, William (head). ED 21. SN 66. PN 296. FN 92. p. 11. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 29 December 2021.
  4. Census Records. England. Bromley, Kent. 02 April 1871. JOHNSON, Wm John (head). ED 15. SN 230. PN 571. FN 75. p. 43. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 09 January 2022.
  5. Census Records. Plaistow, Essex. 03 April 1881. JOHNSON, Will[ia]m John (head). PN 1709. FN 61. p. 14. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 20 November 2020.
  6. Marriages (CR) England. West Ham, Middlesex. 30 December 1882. KING, William Thomas and JOHNSON, Jane Ellen. Collection: Essex Marriages And Banns 1537-1935. http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 29 December 2021.
  7. Census Records. England. Wells, Norfolk. 05 April 1891. KING, William Thos (head). ED 8. PN 1560. FN 85. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 03 January 2022.
  8. Births (CR) England. Wells, Norfolk. 10 April 1891. KING, Jane Lilian Annie. Entry No. [?]67.
  9. Death Index (CR) England & Wales. RD Poplar, [Middlesex]. 4th Q., 1908. KING, Jane Ellen. Vol. 1c. p. 288. Collection: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 29 December 2021.


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