Ben’s Great Grandmother, Jane Lilian Annie KING was born on 10 April 1891 in Wells, Norfolk1. Sometimes she also goes by the name Lillian Jane Annie KING. Her father William Thomas KING was a warrener and coal carter, which matches the occupation on some business cards the family have in their possession.
|When and Where Born||Name||Sex||Name and Surname of Father||Name and Maiden Surname of Mother||Rank or Profession of Father||Description and Residence of Informant||When Registered|
|10 April 1891. East End, Wells||Jane Lilian Annie||Girl||William Thomas KING||Jane Ellen KING formerly JOHNSON||Warrener and coal carter||J E KING. Mother. East End, Wells||29 May 1891|
In 1911, Jane Lilian Annie KING was living at home with her father William KING at 1 Vernon Road, Poplar, Middlesex2. Jane’s future husband, George HOPKINS was a boarder in the household when the census was taken. Jane and George were married later that same year.
|Name and Surname||Relationship to Head||Age||Particulars as to Marriage||Children||Profession or Occupation||Birthplace|
|William KING||Head||62||Married||3 born, 3 living, 0 died||Railway Goods Checker||Stibbard, Norfolk|
|Albert KING||Son||23||Single||Motor Driver||Wells, Norfolk|
|Lily KING||Daur.||19||Single||Wells, Norfolk|
|George HOPKINS||Boarder||25||Single||Clerk||Bexley Heath, Kent|
George Albert HOPKINS and Lillian Jane KING were married St John’s Church, Stratford, Essex on 16 July 1911. They gave addresses which would have made them neighbours – although it was not the same address (1 Vernon Road) where they were living earlier that year. Jane Lillian Annie KING’s father William was a railway goods checker.
|When Married||Name and Surname||Age||Condition||Rank or Profession||Residence||Father’s Name and Surname||Rank or Profession of Father|
|16 July 1911||George Albert HOPKINS||25||Bachelor||Clerk||25 Shirley Road||Richard Isaac HOPKINS||Gas Fitter|
|Lillian Jane Annie KING||20||Spinster||27 Shirley Road||William KING||Railway Goods Checker|
In 1939, George Albert and Jane L[illian] HOPKINS were living at 44 Ravenscroft Road, Beckenham, Kent3. George was working as a manager of the wall paper department in a builder’s merchants. George and Jane HOPKINS had 3 children, Lilian, Georgina, and George (whose record was closed). There is an additional closed record on the household which may become available to view at a later date.
|Surnames and Other Names||M or F||Birth||S, M, W or D||Personal Occupation|
|George A HOPKINS||M||24 December 1885||M||Manager Wall Paper Dept., Builders Merchants|
|Jane L HOPKINS||F||10 April 1891||M||Unpaid Domestic Duties|
|Lillian E HOPKINS (also BAKER)||F||20 October 1912||S||L.C.C. Assistant Laundress|
|Georgina M HOPKINS (also WARD)||F||27 February 1917||S||L.C.C. Laundress|
Jane Lilian Annie KING (HOPKINS) died at 11 Boundary Road, Ramsgate, Kent on 11 January 1960.
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- Wells, Norfolk. 10 April 1891. KING, Jane Lilian Annie. Entry No. [?]67.
- Census Records. England. Poplar, London. 02 April 1911. KING, William (head). RD 22. ED 18. PN 1668. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 13 April 2021.
- 1939 Register. England & Wales. Beckenham, Kent. HOPKINS, George A. 29 September 1939. Ref: RG 101/1220A. National Archives (Great Britain), Kew, England. Collection: 1939 Register. http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 13 April 2021.