Richard William Welbank

Richard William Welbank

Male 1855 - 1940  (84 years)

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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 
    Note 16 Oct 1880  The Norfolk News Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A LARGE ROOM Wanted, in neighbourhood of North Heigham, for MISSION WORK, to Seat about 150. - Apply, R. Welbank, Alexandra Road, Norwich. 
    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.  
    Occupation 1893 
    Richard William filed his patent for the Boilerette. According to publicity material included with the vessels, he invented it to cook "porridge to perfection" as it would stick to the bottom and burn in an ordinary saucepan, but if it was cooked in a bain-marie it didn't quite get hot enough. His solution was to put a lightly pressurised jacket around the cooking vessel, filled with water boiling at higher temperature than 100C. The vessels were heavily promoted as good for healthy cooking, suitable for schools and hospitals, needing little supervision so ideal for families without servants or single people living alone with just a Primus stove for cooking, and so on. 
    Occupation 1895  North Newington, Banbury. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Listed as an engineer in Kelly's Directory. 
    Census 1901  North Newington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    44 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 26 Jul 2021 

    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  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Hawkins,   b. 1832, Kingsbridge, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1927, Ferme Park Mansions, Ferme Park Road, Crouch End, Middx Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 3 May 1852  St Saviours, Upper Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Marian Pike,   b. 1859,   d. 1958, Maidstone, Kent age 99 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    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,   d. 1880, Norwich 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,   d. 1881, Norwich Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     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  (Age 35 years)
     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  (Age 89 years)
     5. Henry Welbank,   b. 1888, Banbury. 4th Qtr 3a 895 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895, Banbury Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     6. Ruth Marian Welbank,   b. 1890, Norwich, 3rd Qtr, 4b 167 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895, Banbury Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     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  (Age 78 years)
     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  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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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.