Richard William Welbank

Richard William Welbank

Male 1855 - 1940

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  • Name  Richard William Welbank 
    Residence  1851  21 Sloane Square, Chelsea, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born  3 Apr 1855  St Luke, Chelsea. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth: Richard William Welbank
      Sex: boy
      Date: 3rd April 1855
      Place: St Luke Chelsea, North East Chelsea. [Cert.279]
      Father: Richard Welbank
      Father's Occupation: Newspaper agent
      Mother: Mary Ann Welbank formerly Hawkins
      Informant: M.A.Welbank - Mother - 21 Sloane Square, Chelsea.
      Date of Reg: 27th April 1855
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  2 Jun 1879  7 Alexandra Road, Heigham, Norwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Engineer 
    Residence  2 Jun 1879  7 Alexandra Road, Heigham, Norwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1881  Church Road, Wacton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: Richard Wellbank Age: 26
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
    Relation: Visitor
    Gender: Male
    Where born: London Chelsea, London, Middlesex, England
    Civil parish: Wacton
    County/Island: Norfolk
    Country: England
    Street Address: Church Rd (Wacton Road)
    Condition as to marriage: Married
    Occupation: Foreman Mechanical Engineer

    Frank Snelling 21 Head Unmar Farmer 168 Acres 7 men 3 boys
    Kate Snelling 17 Sister 17 Unmar
    Richard Wellbank 26 Visitor Mar Foreman Mechanical Engineers
    James Pearce 67 Mar Stockman on farm
    Mary Pearce 51 Mar Housekeeper

    This looks like a case of Richard going off on evangelical? purposes. His 21 year old wife is in Norwich on this day. 
    Census  1891  Croft, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On 1891 census night, Richard 36 was lodging with his 7 year old son John William at 1 Clifton Cottages, Croft, Leics; the home of Frederick H Webb 26 Bricklayer, wife Lydia Webb 27 and daughter Minnie A Webb 9 months.  
    Census  1901  North Newington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    34 Duplex Works
    Alice M Welbank, Head wife, M, 41
    John W Welbank, son, S, 17, Manager Works
    Grace E Welbank, dau, s, 14, Clerk in Office
    James Welbank, son, 9
    William Welbank, son, 3

     
    Census  1911  Chiswick Find all individuals with events at this location 
    81 St Albans Avenue, Bedford Park, Chiswick W
    Richard William Welbank 56
    Alice Marian Welbank 51
    James Welbank 19 
    Note  1940  Will Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Welbank Richard William of 54 Broughton Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire died 20 January 1940 at 192 Warwick-road Banbury.
    Probate London 4 March to William Welbank hardware manufacturer. Effects 2096 18s 10d 
    Residence  11 Broughton Road, Banbury. Oxon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  20 Jan 1940  192 Warwick Road, Banbury Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I008  Welbank1
    Last Modified  5 Jun 2016 

    Father  Richard Welbank,   b. 8 Aug 1809, Camden, St Giles in The Fields Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1874, 220 Grays Inn Rd, Middx Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Ann Hawkins,   b. 1832, Kingsbridge, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 May 1852  St Saviours, Upper Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F005  Group Sheet

    Family  Alice Marian Pike,   b. 1859 
    Married  2 Jun 1879  Presbyterian Church, Norwich Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage: Richard William Welbank to Alice Marian Pike
      Date: 2nd June 1879
      Place: The Presbyterian Church, Norwich Cert.189
      Richard William Welbank , age 24, bachelor
      Rank or Profession: Engineer
      Residence: 7 Alexandra Road, Heigham, Norwich
      Father: Richard Welbank (deceased)
      Father's Rank or Profession: Stationer
      Alice Marian Pike, age 20, spinster
      Rank or Profession: Confectioners Assistant
      Residence: 3 Alexandra Road, Heigham, Norwich
      Father: James Colby Pike
      Father's Rank or Profession: Shoe Manufacturer

      Witnesses:
      James C Pike
      Mary Ann Eliza Welbank
      C E Stannard
    Children 
     1. William John Welbank,   b. 16 Aug 1880, 7 Alexandra Rd, Heigham. Cert. 121 (Norwich, 3rd Qtr 4b 173) Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ernest Welbank,   b. 1881, Norwich. 4th Qtr, 4b 159 or 169 Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John William Welbank,   b. 24 Apr 1883, 7 Alexandra Rd, Heigham. Cert. 124 (2nd Qtr, Norwich, 4b 181) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1918, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Grace Eliza Welbank,   b. 1886, Banbury. 4th Qtr 3a 873 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1975, Turners Hill, Crawley, Sussex. age 88 Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Henry Welbank,   b. 1888, Banbury. 4th Qtr 3a 895 Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ruth Marian Welbank,   b. 1890, Norwich, 3rd Qtr, 4b 167 Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. James Welbank,   b. 7 Feb 1892, North Newington, Banbury. 1st Qtr 3a 915 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1970, Yealand, Redmayne, Carnforth, Lancs Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. William Welbank,   b. 24 Mar 1898, Banbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1978, St Michael's Hospital, Aylsham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  4 Jan 2012 
    Family ID  F004  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Richard William Welbank
    Richard William Welbank
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    Alice + Richard William + 2 others
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  • Notes 
    • Richard and Alice appear to have lived at 7 Alexandra Road, Heigham, Norwich after their marriage in 1879, at least until 1883, although there seems to be toing and froing from the Broughton Road, Banbury residence. Richard attended a Presbyterian training course in Nottingham at one point. Four of the children did not survive.


      Richard William invented and manufactured the 'Welbank Boilerette'; a device for cooking vegetables without large quantities of water. One of his Boilerettes can be seen in the Science Museum, London.


      He built the devices at his works in North Newington, Banbury. As a keen Presbyterian, he maintained a printing press at the works and sold the devices accompanied by printed religious tracts.