Charles WILCOX
(Abt 1777-1854)
(Abt 1772-1838)


Family Links

1. Hannah CORDELL

3. Jane PILE


  • Born: 25 Aug 1808, Newington, Surrey 30,112,412
  • Christened: 16 Sep 1808, St Mary, Newington 112
  • Marriage (1): Hannah CORDELL on 18 Mar 1834 in Camberwell, Surrey 102,112,337
  • Marriage (2): Jane PHILLIPS about 1848
  • Marriage (3): Jane PILE about 1850
  • Died: 28 Aug 1883, Camberwell, Surrey aged 75 30,412
  • Buried: 3 Sep 1883, Camberwell Old Cemetery 225

bullet   Cause of his death was senile decay.


bullet  General Notes:

The SHARP history is in fact the WILCOX history! As with most of these Londoners living in rented properties and moving around very frequently this family is very difficult to trace back. We start with John Wilcox, a jobbing gardener, born in 1776 in Fulham, son of Charles and Martha Wilcox. He had a son, also John and also a jobbing gardener, who had married Hannah Cordell in 1834 and had several children before the marriage broke up. He later spent the rest of his life at 47 Cork Street, Camberwell with Jane (Pile) who was probably a common law wife. My great-grandfather Charles Wilcox whose mother was Hannah Cordell gave no name of the father on his marriage certificate but by then his parents' marriage had ended, presumably with a certain amount of acrimony. Around this time Charles started using the surname Sharp instead of Wilcox. It was not necessary to change his name by deed poll. Despite this, all of Charles' and Cecilia's children were registered under the name Wilcox although they never used that name any more. On the 1871 census we find Charles' mother Hannah living with the family, entered as Hannah Sharp, a widow. I have now found the source of the name change. In 1861 Hannah Wilcox still described as married, was the housekeeper to George Sharp, cordwainer, also married (but not to each other). Hannah's three youngest children were living with them (including Charles) and were already using the name Sharp. George Sharp died in 1866 and then Hannah started describing herself as a widow. It seems that she was a common law wife.

bullet  Death Notes:

Cause of death: senile decay.

bullet  Burial Notes:

Grave number 8160 (public grave)


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: jobbing gardener. 30,86,337

Residence: 15 Charles Street, 1839, Newington, Surrey. 21

Residence: 10 East Street, From Mar 1841 to Dec 1841, Newington, Surrey. 21,103

Residence: 34 James Street, 1843, Camberwell, Surrey. 30

Residence: 47 Cork Street, From 1851 to 1871, Camberwell, Surrey. 139,235,413 Also called 7 Pilgrims Buildings in 1851 and 7 Killburn Place in 1871.

Residence: Camberwell Workhouse, 1881, Camberwell, Surrey. 412


John married Hannah CORDELL, daughter of Joseph CORDELL and Elizabeth CHIDLEY, on 18 Mar 1834 in Camberwell, Surrey 102,112.,337 (Hannah CORDELL was born about 1812 in Bermondsey, Surrey 117,235 and died on 10 Oct 1889 in St Saviours Infirmary 30.). The cause of her death was Acute bronchitis.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Marriage recorded in Pallot's Marriage index. 1834, parish name C-Geo. (St George, Camberwell).
Marriage recorded in Pallot's Marriage index. 1834, parish name C-Geo.
In the presence of Charles Stevens, P. Burrows. 112


John next married Jane PHILLIPS about 1848.


John next married Jane PILE, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, about 1850. (Jane PILE was born about 1818 in Hampstead, Middlesex 8,139,414 and died about May 1878 8,415.)

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