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The Ancestors And Descendants Of Charles Poole And Louisa Wakelin</head>

The Ancestors And Descendants Of Charles Poole And Louisa Wakelin

Louisa was christened on the 4th of March 1866 and was the youngest daughter of Benjamin and Harriet Wakelin. She was born at Little Packington (also known as Packington Parva) in Warwickshire. On the assumption that most babies were born at home in those days this would have been the family home at Park Cottages in Hermitage Lane.

Hermitage Lane is nowhere to be found on a modern map, but a 1967 ordnance survey map shows a track from Little Packington which passes through Hermitage Farm leading to Maxtoke Lane, perhaps this was Hermitage Lane. Today Hermitage Farm is a Golf Course with the old farmhouse being used as the clubhouse, apart from this however not very much in the Little Packington area appears to have changed very much.

Louisa was a pupil at the Earl Of Aylesford school where the school log book shows she recieved many awards for sewing and dressmaking. By the age of 15 she was still living at home and working as a Domestic Servant

On the 8th March 1893 she married Charles Poole. They were both 27 years old and for a short time they lived in Stirchley Worcestershire (now a Birmingham suburb). By October of that year their first child was born. A daughter named Alice Gertrude.

The next year they moved to Binley in Warwickshire which is now a part of Coventry where their second child a son named George was born. There was a third child named Lewis Charles who died aged 18 months in May 1897. By November of that year Charles had also died leaving Louisa a widow at the age of 31.

Her occupation on the 1901 census shows her as being a shopkeeper although no specific line of business is mentioned. However on one of the childrens baptism records provisions/drapery is shown in the parents occupation column.

Charles was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary Poole and was born in Binley in 1866. At the age of 15 he was employed as a labourer.

It is interesting to note that the 1881 census shows that his mother was a tailoress. There is a strong possiblity that Charles and Louisa moved to his parents home at Coventry Road, Binley after leaving Stirchley. It is also a possibility that Louisa continued with an already established family business, given her flair for dressmaking and sewing during her school years.

On the 11th of February 1909 Louisa re-married, this time to a man named Thomas Powell Mayo who was a bachelor. Considering Louisa's age at this time it is possible that there were no children by this marriage. For a long time up until their deaths they lived at 26 Binley Road, (re-numbered 83 Binley Road during 1920's) Coventry.

Louisa died 29th November 1942 at the Municiple Hospital, Gulson Road, Coventry. Thomas died also at the Municiple Hospital on the 9th December 1942 and probate was awarded to Hilda Evelyn Mayo who was the wife of Fred Mayo.

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