Lucy Wake

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Lucy Wake

Birthplace: Walsingham, Norfolk
Death: July 14, 1873 (79-80)
943 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Place of Burial: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
Immediate Family:

Wife of John Skippon
Mother of Robert Skippon; Esther C. Skippon; Belinda Bridget Skippon; Elizabeth Wynn Skippon; John Skippon and 4 others

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About Lucy Wake


Born in 1794 in Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England March 1, 1814: John Skippon married Lucy Wake, daughter of John Wake and Lucy Spooner in the Swanton Novers parish church. Witnesses to the marriage were John Maris and Rebecca Wake. Birth and marriage in Swanton Novers parish register. Immigrated to New York on the Thomas Bennett, arriving June 1836 1840 Census: Reel 299 Page 71 (132 on right of reel) 2nd ward NYC John Skippon (40-50) employed in mfg & trades Lucy (40-50) Male (20-30) John 26 Male (15-20) Robert 18 Female (15-20) Lucy 20 Females - 2 (10-15) Mary 15 Ester 13 Females - 2 ( 5-10) Martha 8 Belinda 6 Samuel Giles (20-30) employed in mfg & trades Ann (20-30) Male (under 5) Samuel 2 1850 Census: Reel 517, Page 517 (261 on right of reel) 2nd Ward Brooklyn. Lucy and John, both age 55, are living with five of their children.

1854 Brooklyn Census: 2nd Dist. 2nd Ward. Residing at Adams Street, corner York Street. 1860 Census: Reel 763 Page 103 (279 on right of reel) Dist. 2, 2nd Ward Brooklyn (possibly 47 York St, as this is where young John was when he died two months later) John "Skelpin" age 66 was a carpenter with net worth of $500, living with his wife "Laura" age 66, son John, age 45 and one servant, age 16. Their daughter, "Linda" Humphrey and her family were also living with them. 1870 Census: 21st Ward Brooklyn, NY Last name is noted as "McHarding". Henry, a 37 year old merchant Tailor from Maine w/personal property valued at $1000. His wife's name is Malinda, age 31 and son Francis, age 3. John Skippon and his wife, Lucy, both age 77 and servant, Ella, age 25 are also living with their daughter's family. July 14, 1873: Brooklyn Death Certificate #5593 Lucy Skippon died at 243 Franklin Avenue (two family house), 7th Ward, Brooklyn, NY Funeral was held at the McHarg house: 943 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY July 16, 1873: Interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Sect 91, Plot 5914, no headstone

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Lucy Wake's Timeline

Walsingham, Norfolk
November 21, 1814
Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England
February 16, 1817
Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England
November 1819
Swanton Novers, Norfolk
August 25, 1822
Swanton Novers, Norfolk
July 16, 1825
Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England
October 28, 1827
Swanton Novers, Norfolk
March 27, 1830
Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England
September 1832
Swanton Novers, Norfolk, England