Family of William Bancks - first wife Alice Atherton, second wife Mary Willis

Parents William Bancks
3x great grandfather
Alice Atherton
3x step great grandmother
Signature of William Bancks on second marriage certificate 1824
Born : 9 February 1781 Wigan LAN
Baptised : 9 March 1781 All Saints Wigan LAN
Buried : 3 December 1854 All Saints Wigan LAN
"of Chapel Lane, age 73, formerly Clerk of the Parish"
Occupation
cotton manufacturer 1808-11
warehouseman 1825
warper 1827
manufacturer 1830 1835
parish clerk 1837
Born : 1783/1784
daughter of Thomas and Catherine Atherton
Buried : 22 October 1821 All Saints Wigan LAN
age 38 years "in childbed"
Occupation : not known
Extract from Sexton's Notebook held at Wigan Archive
1821 October 22nd Alice wife of William Bancks
She lies in the Banckes Breadth under the Pew next to Walmsleys Gallery with her feet towards communion and her head towards Bishopsgate. She lies about 6 feet deep it will hold 2 or 3 more. She died of childbed age 38 years

First marriage : 19 August 1807 Leigh LAN both of this parish William signed
Addresses : Wallgate 1808 Queen's Street 1811-1821

Mary WILLIS
3x great grandmother
Further research needed
Born : 1796 Ireland
Baptised : not known
Died : not known
Occupation : not known

Second marriage : 4 July 1824 Deane LAN
Addresses : Princes Street 1825
Chapel Lane 1827-32
Hallgate 1835-41
116 Douglas Terrace 1851
CHILDREN of first marriage
Isabel BANCKS step 3x great aunt Born : 17 July 1808 Wigan LAN
Baptised : 15 August 1808 All Saints Wigan LAN
Died/buried : not known
Living with father and his second family in 1841 together with her seven year old son William
Alice BANCKS step 3x great aunt Born : 30 January 1811 Wigan LAN
Baptised : 26 February 1811 All Saints Wigan LAN
Died/buried : not known
Margaret BANCKS step 3x great aunt Born : not known
Baptised : 10 Feb 1817 All Saints Wigan LAN
Died/buried : not known
married James Sutherland (5 March 1848). Wedding certificate shows Margaret's father as William Bancks Parish Clerk
Thomas Bancks step 3x great uncle Born : not known
Baptised : 22 Oct 1821 All Saints Wigan LAN
Died/buried : not known
CHILDREN of second marriage
Ann BANCKS 3x great aunt Born : 4 May 1825 Wigan LAN
Baptised : 12 June 1825 All Saints Wigan LAN
Died/buried : not known
Elizabeth BANCKS 3x great aunt Born : 11 June 1827 Wigan LAN
Baptised : 18 June 1827 All Saints Wigan LAN
Died/buried : not known
William BANCKS 3x great uncle Born : not known
Baptised : 12 July 1830 All Saints Wigan LAN
Died/buried : not known
John Gerard Bancks 2x great grandfather Born : 19 October 1832 Wigan LAN
Baptised : 2 November 1832 All Saints Wigan LAN
Died/buried : after 1901
Next Generation
James BANCKS 3x great uncle Born : 22 December 1834 Wigan LAN
Baptised : 15 February 1835 All Saints Wigan LAN
Died/buried : not known
Henry BANCKS 3x great uncle Born : November 1837 Wigan LAN
Baptised : 10 December 1837 All Saints Wigan LAN
Died/buried : not known

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Updated: 8 February 2007