History of middle-class family of Wilkins 1620 to 1905

The name of the bourgeois family Wilkins has a history. This family was in 17. Wilke century documentary. This style of writing you first met in the church records of ev. St. St. John's church in Memel. In the middle of 17. Century and in the 18. Century is also the spelling Wilcke, Wielke, Wilck. The Latinized form of the surname Wilke was Wilkius, also Wilckius.

Of the sons of Mayor David Wilke from Memel the same son went after his studies to travel and ended up including in Cambridge and Oxford. Here it occurred to him, to Anglicize his name and there was nothing closer, assumed to be the name of Wilkins, of the person of the Bishop of Chester, John Wilkins (1614-1672) was already famous. David Wilkins used the anglicised form of the name shown in the first entry, which he at 19. July 1709 deposited in Rostock in the root directory of his friend Lilienthal. When David moved definitively to England, He kept these names.

The pedigree of the bourgeois family Wilkins has 9 Generations:

Frederick Wilke (Wilcke) Born to 1620 is assumed to be a progenitor of the. He was just like his son, David Memel a respected businessman and settled in the years 1656 to 1658 entered in the register of merchant guild. David was already 1692 Senator (Member of the Council of the city of Memel) then he became a judge and eventually mayor of this town. He died in 62. Age at 6. January 1711. David was married to Catherine Murray, on 7. January 1711 died. Came from this marriage 10 Children, but of which only 5 the parents survived, including David * 1685, went to England (see above)


Georg Conrad: History of middle-class family of Wilkins 1620 to 1905, Goerlitz: Strong publishing 1905 (Download)

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