Steve & Pauline Jones’ Family History

Census transcript for William Witpen (1852-1938) & family

1861: 3 James Street, St George in the East, London. Henry Witpen (head) age 43, born Whitechapel Middlesex occ Wine Porter. Caroline Witpen (wife) age 40, born Peper Surrey. Henry Witpen (son) age 20, born Turnham Green Middlesex occ Hot Presser. Caroline Witpen (dtr) age 16, born St Georges Middlesex occ Waistcoat Maker. William Witpen (son) age 8, born St Georges Middlesex. Charles Witpen (son) age 6, born St Georges Middlesex. NA ref RG9/277/87 page 35 sch 203

1871: 1871: 28 James Street, St George in the East, London. Caroline Witpen (head, widow) age 50, born Peperharrow [sic] Surrey occ "Nil". William Witpen (son) age 18, born St George East Middlesex occ Law writer. Charles Witpen (son) age 14, born St George East Middlesex occ Tea merchant. NA ref RG10/531/75 page 24 sch 129

1881: No trace

1891: 4 Guildford Place, Camberwell, London. William Witpen (head, married) age 38, born Camberwell London occ [left blank]. Jane Witpen (wife, married) age 38, born born Camberwell London. Albert Witpen (son) age 11, born Camberwell London. Joseph Witpen (son) age 8, born Camberwell London. Eliza Witpen (dtr) age 6, born  London. Charles Witpen (son) age 4, born London. Herbert Witpen (son) age 3, born London. NA ref RG12/463/24-25 pages 44-45 sch 265

1901: 25 Empress Street, Newington, London. William Whitpen [sic] (head, widower) age 52, born St Georges London occ Clerk (unemployed). Joseph Whitpen (son) age 18, born Camberwell Surrey occ Carter's porter. Herbert Whitpen (son) age 11, born Camberwell Surrey. NA ref RG13/376/47 page 11 sch 62

1911: Boys' Home, 88 Blackfriar's Road, Southwark, London. Herbert Witpen (servant, single) age 21, born Camberwell Green London occ Kitchen porter. Infirmity: Feeble minded - birth. The census recorded 61 14-19 year old boys at the home, overseen by a Superintendent (Thomas Radley), a Matron (his wife Hilda) and 2 servants one of which was Herbert. All the boys were employed. NA ref RG14 PN1757 RD23 SD1 ED8 SCH 44