Census Returns: Corker Family

The Corker Family in Census Returns

The Corker Family: Clock & Watch Makers of Staffordshire and London

Census returns, maintained by The National Archives, can be viewed at the Ancestry family history website.
Note: In the 1841 census, the age was rounded down to the nearest five for those aged 15 or over.

The Corker Family, Watchmakers of London
Name Age   Occupation Born in County?
1841 census – Commercial Road, Stepney     Reference: HO107/712/14 (folio 6, p. 5)
Daniel Corker 50 Watchmaker  
Elizabeth Corker 50   Y
Sarah Corker 25   Y
Daniel Corker 20 Watchmaker Y
Alfred Corker 20 Watchmaker Y
William Corker 18 Watchmaker apprentice Y
Edward Corker 16 Watchmaker apprentice Y
Frederick Corker 6   Y
 
Name and relation to
Head of household
Marital
Status
Age Occupation Birth Place
1851 census – 18 Langley Place, Commercial Road (north side), Mile End Old Town, Stepney
                      Reference: HO107/1552 (folio 732, p. 4)
Daniel Corker Head Married 65 Watchmaker Staffordshire
Eliza Corker Wife Married 60   London
Sarah Corker Daughter Unmarried 38   Stepney
Alfred Corker Son Unmarried 30 Clerk Stepney
Frederick Corker Son Unmarried 15   Stepney
Mary Chapman Servant Unmarried 18 House servant Hackney
1851 census – area of Goswell Street, Clerkenwell     Reference: HO107/1519 (folio 70, p. 25)
William Corker Lodger Unmarried 23 Watch Examiner Stepney
Note: The age may have been incorrectly recorded – the above appears to be the William Corker, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Corker, who was born at Stepney on 5 July 1822 (London Parish Records, Ancestry website). This would make him 28 years old on census day 30 March 1851. The next census return shows William’s younger brother Edward Corker.
1851 census – 36 Queen Street, Mile End Old Town     Reference: HO107/1552 (folio 910, p. 41)
Edward Corker Head Married 26 Watchmaker Stepney
Mary Ann Corker Wife Married 25   Stepney
Note: A Map of London 1868, by Edward Weller shows Queen Street intersecting with Green Street, north of Commercial Road. Walking west along Commercial Road leads to Langley Place where Edward’s parents Daniel and Elizabeth Corker lived.
 
1861 census – 18 Commercial Road, Mile End Old Town     Reference: RG09/293 (folio 5, p. 5)
Edward Corker Head Married 36 Watchmaker Stepney
Mary Ann Corker Wife Married 36 Watchmaker's wife Stepney
Alfred Corker Son   8 Scholar Stepney
Frederick Corker Son   6 Scholar Stepney
Florence Corker Daughter   4   Stepney
Augustus Corker Son   2   Stepney
Sarah Corker Sister Unmarried 48 at home Stepney
Alfred Corker [Brother] Unmarried 40 at home Stepney
Maria Tomkins Servant Unmarried 16 Servant Stepney
 
1871 census – 2 Margaret Street, Limehouse     Reference: RG10/550 (folio 86, p. 1)
Edward Samuel Corker Head Married 46 Watchmaker Stepney
Mary Ann Corker Wife Married 45   Stepney
Alfred James Corker Son Unmarried 18   Stepney
Frederick Walter Corker Son Unmarried 16 Office boy Stepney
Florence Corker Daughter Unmarried 14   Stepney
Augustus Edward Corker Son   12   Stepney
Alice Corker Daughter   8   Limehouse
Arthur William Corker Son   5   Limehouse
Emma Corker Daughter   3   Limehouse
Edgar Frank Corker Son   1   Limehouse
Note: A Map of London 1868, by Edward Weller shows Margaret Street intersecting with Warkworth Terrace on the north side of Commercial Road East, just east of where Regent’s Canal connects to Limehouse Basin.
 
1881 census – 59 Salmons Lane, Limehouse     Reference: RG11/466 (folio 76, p. 33)
Edward Corker Head Widower 56 Watchmaker Stepney
Alfred J Corker Son Unmarried 28 Clerk (machinist co.) Stepney
Florence Corker Daughter Unmarried 24   Stepney
Augustus E Corker Son Unmarried 22 Clerk (docks) Stepney
Alice Corker Daughter Unmarried 18   Limehouse
Emma Corker Daughter   12 Scholar Limehouse
Edgar F Corker Son   11 Scholar Limehouse
 
1891 census – 105 Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth     Reference: RG12/391 (folio 94, p. 19)
Edward Corker Head Widower 66 Watchmaker Stepney, London
Alfred J Corker Son Single 38 Superintendent of
Sewing Machines
Stepney, London
Edgar F Corker Son Single 21 Clerk Limehouse, London
Alice Corker Daughter Single 28   Limehouse, London
1891 census – 2 Clemence Street, Limehouse     Reference: RG12/298 (folio 14, p. 20)
Augustus E Corker Head Married 32 Assistant Warehouse
Keeper, London dock
Stepney, London
Ada F Corker Wife Married 23   Rainham, Essex
Ethel A Corker Daughter   3 months Limehouse, London
 
1901 census – 3 Rectory Road, Little Ilford, East Ham     Reference: RG13/1602 (folio 110, p. 5)
Edward S Corker Head [Widower] 76 Watchmaker Stepney, London
Alfred J Corker Son Single 48 Glass bender's clerk Stepney
Alice Corker Daughter Single 37   Stepney
1901 census – 17 Rutland Road, Ilford, Essex [Greater London]
                      Reference: RG13/1650 (folio 181, p. 26)
Augustus E Corker Head Married 42 Assistant Whsekeeper
[Warehouse Keeper]
London dock
London
Ada F Corker Wife Married 33   Rainham, Essex
Augustus E S Corker Son   7   London
Alfred F Corker Son   6   Ilford, Essex
Ernest H Corker Son   4   Ilford, Essex
Winifred G Corker Daughter   1   Ilford, Essex
 
1911 census – 17 Rutland Road, Ilford, Essex [Greater London]
                      Reference: RG14/9894
Augustus Edward
  Corker
Head Married 52 Clerk, Port of
London Authority
Stepney
Ada Frances Corker Wife Married 43   Rainham, Essex
Augustus Edward
  Stevens Corker
Son Single 17 Junior Clerk,
Publishers
Limehouse East
Alfred Frank Corker Son   16 Junior Clerk,
Coal Contractors
Ilford, Essex
Ernest Henry Corker Son   14 Junior Clerk, Solicitors Ilford, Essex
Winifred Grace Corker Daughter   11 School Ilford, Essex
Ada Beatrice Corker Daughter   5   Ilford, Essex
 


    Daniel Shipston Corker and Family
1851 census – High Street, Tooting Graveney     Reference: HO107/1579 (folio 209, p. 20)
Daniel S Corker Head Married 36 Watchmaker Master Stepney
Emily Corker Wife Married 32   Middlesex
Amelia Corker Daughter   2   Tooting, Surrey
Henry D Corker Son   6 months Tooting, Surrey
Mary Courtniey Servant Unmarried 16 House servant not known
 
1861 census – High Street, Tooting     Reference: RG09/376 (folio 74, pp. 16–17)
Daniel S Corker Head Married 45 Watchmaker Stepney
Emily Corker Wife Married 42 Watchmaker's wife St Lukes, Middlesex
Amelia Corker Daughter   12 Scholar Tooting, Surrey
Henry D Corker Son   10 Scholar Tooting, Surrey
Ellen S Corker Daughter   9 Scholar Tooting, Surrey
Jessie Corker Daughter   7 Scholar Tooting, Surrey
Joseph E Corker Son   5 Scholar Tooting, Surrey
Frederick Corker Son   3   Tooting, Surrey
John S Corker Son   1   Tooting, Surrey
Note: On the census form the family was listed next to the Independent Chapel on Tooting High Street.

1871 census – High Street, Tooting Graveney     Reference: RG10/720 (folio 67, p. 7)
Daniel S Corker Head Married 55 Watchmaker master Stepney, Middlesex
Emily Corker Wife Married 52   St Lukes, Middlesex
Amelia Corker Daughter Unmarried 22   Tooting, Surrey
Henry D Corker Son Unmarried 20   Tooting, Surrey
Jessie E Corker Daughter Unmarried 17   Tooting, Surrey
Joseph E Corker Son Unmarried 15 Office boy
at civil engineer
Tooting, Surrey
Frederick Corker Son   13 Scholar Tooting, Surrey
John S Corker Son   11 Scholar Tooting, Surrey
Arthur C Corker Son   8 Scholar Tooting, Surrey
 
1881 census – 11 High Street, Tooting Graveney     Reference: RG11/668 (folio 46, p. 7)
Daniel S Corker Head Married 65 Watchmaker Stepney, Middlesex
Emily Corker Wife Married 62   St Lukes, Middlesex
Jessie E Corker Daughter Unmarried 27   Tooting, Surrey
Arthur Corker Son Unmarried 18 Watchmaker's apprentice Tooting, Surrey
 
1891 census – High Street, Lower Tooting, Tooting Graveney     Reference: RG12/460 (folio 6, p. 6)
Daniel Corker Head Married 75 Watchmaker Stepney, London
Emily Corker Wife Married 72   St Lukes, London
Amelia Corker Daughter Single 42   Tooting, Surrey
 
1901 census – 5 Ravensbourne Road, Lewisham, London     Reference: RG13/559 (folio 7, p. 5)
Joseph E Corker Head Widower 45 Civil engineer’s clerk Tooting, Surrey
Archibald G Corker Son Single 16   Catford, Kent
Emily Corker Mother Widow 82   Finsbury Place,
London
Jessie E Corker Sister Single 47   Tooting, Surrey
 


1851 census – 49 South Molton Street, Westminster     Reference: HO107/1475 (folio 102, p. 34)
Nathaniel S Corker Head Unmarried 41 Watchmaker St George in the East,
Middlesex
Sarah Corker Mother Widow 58 Proprietor of a house St Ethelburga
 
1861 census – 6 High Street, Kensington     Reference: RG09/16 (folio 85, p. 5)
Nathaniel Corker Head Married 52 Watchmaker master Middlesex
Elizabeth Corker Wife Married 47   Middlesex
Lucy Goodhall Aunt Unmarried 62 no occupation Middlesex
Sarah Becket Visitor Widow 70   Middlesex
 
1871 census – 5 High Street, Kensington     Reference: RG10/30 (folio 70, p. 7)
Nathaniel Corker Head Married 61 Watchmaker St George in the East
Elizabeth Corker Wife Married 60   St Paul's Shadwell
Lucy Goodhall Aunt Unmarried 72 Lease-holder St John's Wapping
Elizabeth Goodhall Aunt Unmarried 70 Lease-holder St John's Wapping
Amelia Calder Friend Unmarried 73 Annuitant Woolwich, Kent
Nathaniel Evans Nephew Unmarried 18 Watchmaker St George in the East
Note: The census form recorded that both Nathaniel Corker and his wife Elizabeth were blind.
 
1881 census – 163A Mile End Road, Mile End Old Town     Reference: RG11/478 (folio 27, p. 2)
Nathaniel C Evans Head Unmarried 28 Jeweller (master
  employing 1 man)
St George in the East
Julia Evans Mother Widow 67   St George in the East
Elizabeth Corker Aunt Unmarried 69   St George in the East
Note: Elizabeth Corker and Julia Evans were sisters – their sister-in-law, another Elizabeth Corker, is shown in the next census return.
1881 census – 98 Stepney Green, Mile End Old Town     Reference: RG11/482 (folio 3, p. 2)
Elizabeth Ainsley Head Unmarried 44   Shadwell, Middlesex
William Mouat Nephew Unmarried 18 Estate Clerk British Columbia,
Canada
Elizabeth Corker Visitor Widow 70 Annuitant   (blind) Shadwell, Middlesex
 
1891 census – 42 Grove Road, Eastbourne, Sussex     Reference: RG12/772 (folio 52, p. 6)
Nathaniel C Evans Head Married 38 Watchmaker & Jeweller London
Charlotte Evans Wife Married 34   London
Ethel J Evans Daughter   6   Paddington, London
Arthur D Evans Son   4   Paddington, London
Albert S Evans Son   3   Paddington, London
 
1901 census – 8 Preston Road, Preston, Brighton, Sussex     Reference: RG13/940 (folio 148, p. 1)
Nathaniel Evans Head Married 48 Watchmaker & Jeweller St George in the East,
London
Charlotte Evans Wife Married 44   Camberwell, London
Ethel Evans Daughter Single 16   Maida Vale, London
Arthur Evans Son   14   Maida Vale, London
Albert Evans Son   13   Maida Vale, London
 
1911 census – 23 Beaconsfield Road, Preston, Brighton, Sussex
                      Reference: RG14/5165 (schedule number 44)
Nathaniel C Evans Head Married 58 Watch & Clock repairer St George’s London
Charlotte Evans Wife Married 54   Walworth, London
Albert Shipston Evans Son Single 23 Schoolmaster (assistant) Marylebone, London
Note: The 1918 Kelly’s Directory (City and County Directories, Ancestry website) had an entry for Nathaniel Corker Evans, watchmaker of 23 Beaconsfield Road, Brighton, Sussex.
 
The Corker Family, Watchmakers of Stafford
Name Age   Occupation Born in County?
1841 census – Green Gate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire     Reference: HO107/1010/3 (folio 44, p. 25)
Thomas Corker 60 Watchmaker Y
Sarah Corker 50   Y
Daniel Corker 30   Y
John Corker 25   Y
Matilda Corker 20   Y
Sarah Corker 15   Y
Hariett Corker 9   Y
 
Name and relation to
Head of household
Marital
Status
Age Occupation Birth Place
1851 census – 15 Greengate Street, Stafford     Reference: HO107/1999 (folio 97, p. 2)
Sarah Corker Head Widow 63 Watchmaker Stafford
John Corker Son Unmarried 38 Watchmaker Stafford
Sarah Corker Daughter Unmarried 25   Stafford
Susan Ann Corker Daughter Unmarried 23   Stafford
Harriett Corker Daughter Unmarried 19   Stafford
Matilda Jones Visitor Married 29 Draper's wife Stafford
1851 census – 31 Greengate Street, Stafford     Reference: HO107/1999 (folio 87, p. 33)
Thomas Corker Head Married 37 Watchmaker Stafford
Mary Ann Corker Wife Married 45 Plain needlewoman Mitcheldean,
Gloucestershire
George Corker Son   8 Scholar Stafford
Note: Young George was the son of Thomas Corker’s first wife Ellen Bentley who died in 1843, a few months after George was born.
 
1861 census – 15 Greengate Street, Stafford     Reference: RG09/1906 (folio 28, p. 6)
Sarah Corker Head Widow 74 Widow of a Watchmaker Stafford
John Corker Son Unmarried 48 Watchmaker Stafford
Susan Ann Corker Daughter Unmarried 33 Governess Stafford
 
1871 census – New Bond Street, Westminster, London     Reference: RG10/96 (folio 45, p. 8)
George Corker Head Married 28 Commissionaire Staffordshire
Mary Corker Wife Married 23   Berkshire
Phoebe Bint Sister   10 Scholar Berkshire
Notes: The Corps of Commissionaires was founded in 1859 to provide employment for veterans of the Crimean War (Corps Security History ).
George Corker, born in Staffordshire, joined the Royal Marines in 1859, and was invalided out of service in 1866 (National Archives Discovery online catalogue reference: ADM 157/92/156).

1881 census – 105a Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London     Reference: RG11/85 (folio 93, p. 28)
George Corker Head Married 39 Commissionaire Stafford
Mary Corker Wife Married 32 Sunningdale, Berkshire
William G. Corker Son   9 Scholar Lambeth
Mary A. Corker Daughter   7 Scholar Lambeth
Emma J. Corker Daughter   5 Scholar Lambeth
Phoebe A. Corker Daughter   3   Lambeth
Thomas J. Corker Son   6 months Chelsea
 


Name Age   Occupation Born in County?
1841 census – Market Street, Lane End, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
                      Reference: HO107/991/1 (folio 43, p. 33)
Richard Saville 30 Linen Draper N
Laura Saville 30   N
Laura Saville 8   Y
Richard Saville 6   Y
Caroline Saville 3   Y
Charles Saville 1   Y
Note: Laura, the wife of Richard Saville, was the daughter of John Corker, a watchmaker of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
 
Name and relation to
Head of household
Marital
Status
Age Occupation Birth Place
1861 census – Baxter Gate, Doncaster, Yorkshire     Reference: RG9/3517 (folio 65, p. 29)
Laura E Saville Lodger Unmarried 27 Hosier's Shopwoman Longton, Staffordshire
Caroline Saville Lodger Unmarried 22 Hosier's Shopwoman Longton, Staffordshire
 
1871 census – Baxter Gate, Doncaster, Yorkshire     Reference: RG10/4718 (folio 71, p. 11)
Laura E Saville Head Unmarried 37 Hosier & Haberdasher Longton, Staffordshire
Caroline Saville Sister Unmarried 32 Hosier & Haberdasher
Assistant
Longton, Staffordshire
Harriet Claridge Assistant Unmarried 20 Hosier & Haberdasher
Assistant
Manchester,
Lancashire
Harriet Wright Servant Unmarried 24 General servant Caythorpe,
Lincolnshire


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