Jane Lilian Annie King 1891-1960

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 BornNameSexName and Surname of FatherName and Maiden Surname of MotherRank or Profession of FatherDescription and Residence of InformantWhen Registered
10 April 1891. East End, WellsJane Lilian AnnieGirlWilliam Thomas KINGJane Ellen KING formerly JOHNSONWarrener and coal carterJ E KING. Mother. East End, Wells29 May 1891

1911 Census

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 SurnameRelationship to HeadAgeParticulars as to MarriageChildrenProfession or OccupationBirthplace
William KINGHead62Married3 born, 3 living, 0 diedRailway Goods CheckerStibbard, Norfolk
Albert KINGSon23SingleMotor DriverWells, Norfolk
Lily KINGDaur.19SingleWells, Norfolk
George HOPKINSBoarder25SingleClerkBexley 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 MarriedName and SurnameAgeConditionRank or ProfessionResidenceFather’s Name and SurnameRank or Profession of Father
16 July 1911George Albert HOPKINS25BachelorClerk25 Shirley RoadRichard Isaac HOPKINSGas Fitter
Lillian Jane Annie KING20Spinster27 Shirley RoadWilliam KINGRailway Goods Checker
Witnesses: Isaac Richard HOPKINS, James HOPKINS & H GREGORY

1939 Register

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 NamesM or FBirthS, M, W or DPersonal Occupation
George A HOPKINSM24 December 1885MManager Wall Paper Dept., Builders Merchants
Jane L HOPKINSF10 April 1891MUnpaid Domestic Duties
Lillian E HOPKINS (also BAKER)F20 October 1912SL.C.C. Assistant Laundress
Georgina M HOPKINS (also WARD)F27 February 1917SL.C.C. Laundress
Record Closed
Record Closed


Jane Lilian Annie KING (HOPKINS) died at 11 Boundary Road, Ramsgate, Kent on 11 January 1960.

Jane Lilian Annie KING

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  1. Wells, Norfolk. 10 April 1891. KING, Jane Lilian Annie. Entry No. [?]67.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


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