The Wilkey Family of Bath & London
Descendants of Charles Ambrose and Martha Caroline Wilkey of Stepney.
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The Wilkey family of Bath & London can be traced back to the early 1600's (the marriage of Richard Wilkey and Joanna Tavenor in 1622) in the parish of St James in Taunton. This is where the traceable family roots were first identified in particular through the name of Tavenor Wilkey, born in 1623 to Richard and Joanna, unusual in that the name 'Tavenor' only exists in one Wilkey family line in the UK. The earliest known Bath family is that of Tavenor and Ruth Wilkey (1724 onwards) who are buried in the graveyard of All Saints Parish Church in Weston village, Bath. Moving to Bathwick a generation later his son William and wife Mary Anne Cooper had four children, three sons and a daughter. Two of William's sons, Ambrose and William moved to St Pancras and Stepney where further family roots were laid. William & Mary Anne's first born, Richard Cooper Wilkey (christened in St Marys, Bathwick in 1819) remained in Bath and the family has prospered in the Bath area ever since. In the early 1900's the Stepney Wilkeys flourished and at least two large families ensured that the family name survived.
At the current time Robin is recovering from a stroke which occured on 30 May 2010. Robin sends everyone his best wishes. Some updating continuing on a limited basis from 10 February, 2020, see updates link below. Hilary Wilkey
Detailed family history articles can be found by clicking on the navigation buttons on the side panel above and then on the arrows within the pages marked 'Learn more about these families'. See 1700's to 1900's for examples.
The main events and local geography of the Wilkey Family CLICK HERE
The Wilkey Family and their social class CLICK HERE
To find out more about the meaning of the Wilkey surname, and to see a national profile of the surname CLICK HERE
The Wilkey Family and the two World Wars CLICK HERE
|The administrator would like to hear from any member of the family not known to him either in the Bath area, or those whose roots are known to be in Stepney, Shoreditch or St Pancras. Please contact: Robin Wilkey||A CD Rom is available with the details of the family history that includes photographs, census returns & BMD's. Release 2 is now available. For more information CLICK HERE|
The website administrator, Robin Wilkey, has recently published a novel called 'The Dark Mirror of Desire'. Published in hardback and softcover, details of the book may be seen by clicking HERE
|David Wilkey, Robin's twin, has also just published a book called 'Waterfalls in the South Brecons', a definitive work on the subject and details of the book may be seen by clicking HERE|
|The Wilkey Family from Anglo Saxon times onwards||Exclusive sub-domains are available to members of the Wilkey family from the website administrator such as 'www.you.wilkey.org.uk'. You will have your own stats and website support. Contact the website administrator at: Robin Wilkey|
Site last updated 21 March, 2020 (CLICK HERE for updates)