NameJohn Bickerton DEAKIN , GG Grandfather
Birth20 May 1812, Woodcote, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
Death29 Sep 1879, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, Stafford, England
Burial4 Oct 1879, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, Stafford, England
OccupationAttorney, Solicitor, Landowner
FatherRobert DEAKIN (1777-1815)
MotherMary BICKERTON (1787-1857)
1Elizabeth Sarah HOMER , GG Grandmother
Birth20 Apr 1821, Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England
Baptism21 Apr 1821, Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England
Death20 Feb 1920, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, Stafford, England
Burial24 Feb 1920, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, Stafford, England
FatherCharles Kemp HOMER (1795-1857)
MotherAnne Mary LEAKE (1793-1872)
Marriage20 Apr 1843, Pedmore, Worcestershire, England
ChildrenBickerton Homer (1844-1916)
 Keelinge Addison (1845-1918)
 Elizabeth Homer (1847-1934)
 Robert Henry (1848-1930)
 Mary Lucy (1849-1929)
 Julia Ann (1851-1930)
 Charles Frederick (1853-1935)
 John Bickerton (1854-1927)
 Richard Cradock (1856-1856)
 James Richard Cradock (1858-1859)
 Constance Marguerite (1860-1925)
 Alice Gertrude (1862-1946)
 George Reginald (1864-1927)
Notes for John Bickerton DEAKIN
From Pedigree of the Deakin Family, October 1859
[With details of later family members added afterwards]
In the possession of Alice Gertrude Deakin (1862 to 1946) to her grand nephew Arthur Keelinge Deakin (1917 to 1944) to his father Guy Barton Deakin (1882 to 1973) to his daughter Isabella Vera Deakin (1913 to 2005) to David Cooper.
John Bickerton Deakin
Born 20th May 1812
Married at Pedmore county of Worcester 20th April 1843
Died 29th September 1879
Burial at Tettenhall 4th October 1879
Will dated 2 September 1869 codicil dated 10 September 1878 proved at Lichfield 14 November 1879.
Wife Elizabeth Sarah Homer
Born 20th April 1821
Baptized at Oldswinford
Died 20th February, 1920
Buried at Tettenhall 24th February, 1920
Will dated 13 march 1890 codicils dated 29 April 1902, 16 March 1903, 8 May 1908 and 1 August 1916 proved 21 January 1921.

England Select Births and Christenings
John Bickerton Deakin, born May 20, 1812, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, father Robert Deakin, mother Mary.

Birmingham Gazette April 24, 1843
On Thursday last, at Pedmore, by the Reverend Mr. Philpott, Rector, John Bickerton Deakin, Esq. of Wolverhampton, to Elizabeth Sarah, only daughter of Mr. Charles Homer, of Norton Cottage, Stourbridge, and grand-daughter of Richard Homer, Esq. of Pedmore Hall, Worcestershire.

John Bickerton Deakin listed in the April to June 1843 marriage index, Bromsgrove, volume 18 page 335. Listed on the same page is Elizabeth Sarah Homer.

The 1843 Law List lists him at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire as Richard Price Hope with John Bickerton Deakin and Wm. Dent.

The Legal Observer November 1833 to April 1834
Attorneys to be Admitted
Hilary Term 1834
Kings Bench
John Bickerton Deakin, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Post Office Directory 1845
John Bickerton Deakin, Esquire, George Street
Firm of Richard Price & Co.

In the 1851 census Ecclesiastical parish of St John, Civil parish Wolverhampton at 9? George Street.
Jno. Bickerton Deakin, head, married, age 38, Attorney at Law, born Bromsgrove, Worcester.
Wife Sarah Elizabeth Deakin age 29, ?????, Worcester.
Son Bickerton H. Deakin age 6, scholar at home, born Wolverhampton.
Son Keeling A. Deakin age 5, scholar at home, born Wolverhampton.
Daughter Eliz Homer Deakin age 4m, born Wolverhampton.
Son Rt. Hy. Deakin age 2, born Wolverhampton.
Daughter Marcy Lucy Deakin age 1 born Wolverhampton.
4 servants 1 cook, 1 housemaid 2 nurses.

From the Free School and Endowments of Staffordshire - 1860
Wolverhampton Free Grammar School - . . . The following persons are intended to be proposed to the said court as such trustees: . . . John Bickerton Deakin . . . Dated the 21st day of February 1860. John S. Rutter Solicitor and Secretary to the said trustees. [Note the son of John S. Rutter (Richard) and the daughter of John Bickerton Deakin (Elizabeth) would marry 8 years later.]

In the 1861 census Tettenhall Staffordshire, no address is given in the Hamlet of Tettenhall Wood, Tettenhall. The address before is Wood Hill Cottage and and after is Wood Villa.
Head, John Bickerton Deakin, age 48, attorney and solicitor, born Bromsgrove.
Wife Elizabeth Sarah Deakin, age 39, born Bromsgrove Worcestershire.
Daughter Elizabeth Homer Deakin, age 14, born Wolverhampton.
Son Robert Henry Deakin, age 12, scholar, born Wolverhampton.
Daughter Mary Lucy Deakin, age 11, scholar, born Wolverhampton.
Daughter Julia Ann Deakin, age 9, scholar, born Wolverhampton.
Son Charles Frederick Deakin, age 8, scholar, born Tettenhall.
Son John Bickerton Deakin, age 6, scholar, born Tettenhall.
Daughter Constance Marguerite? Deakin, age 9 months, born Tettenhall.
A Governess, 2 nursemaids and a housemaid.

In the 1871 census living at Ormes Lane, Tettenhall.
Head John B. Deakin, age 58, Attorney, solicitor, and landowner, born Bromsgrove.
Wife Elizabeth S Deakin born Stourbridge.
Daughter Mary L Deakin, age 21, unmarried, born Wolverhampton.
Daughter Julia A Deakin, age 19, single, born Wolverhampton.
Son Charles F Deakin, age 18, scholar, born Tettenhall.
Son John B Deakin, age 16, scholar, born Tettenhall.
Daughter Constance M Deakin, age 10, scholar, born Tettenhall.
Daughter Alice G Deakin, age 7, scholar, born Tettenhall.
Son George R. Deakin, age 6, scholar, born Tettenhall.
A teacher (governess) and 4 servants.

1876 Kelley’s Directory, Staffordshire
John Bickerton Deakin (firm Deakin, Dent & Son) 58 Darlington Street, Wolverhampton.

Listed in the July to September 1879 Death Index John Bickerton Deakin age 67 Wolverhampton volume 6b page 236

British Newspapers no date given
At his residence, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton, after twenty-four hours illness, John Bickerton Deakin; deeply regretted.

From the London Gazette 2 January, 1880
NOTICE is hereby given, that all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands against the estate of John Bickerton Deakin, of Tettenhall Wood, in the county of Stafford, Esq., deceased (who died on the 29th day of September, 1879, and whose will, with a codicil thereto, was proved in the District Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, at Lichfield, on the 14th day of November, 1879, by Elizabeth Sarah Deakin, of Tettenhall Wood, in the county of Stafford, Widow, the lawful widow and relict of the deceased and sole executrix named in his said will), etc.

From the National Probate Calendar
14 November 1879. The will with a Codicil of John Bickerton Deakin late of Tettenhall Wood in the County of Stafford Esquire who died 29 September 1879 at Tettenhall Wood was proved at Lichfield by Elizabeth Sarah Deakin of Tettenhall Wood Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. Personal Estate under 4000 pounds.

Courtesy of Anna Kingsley-Curry
the text of a brass plaque in Dodford Church (which was built in 1908),
Notes for Elizabeth Sarah (Spouse 1)
The IGI lists Elizabeth Sarah Homer christened April 21, 1821, Old Swinford, Worcester, father Charles Homer, mother Ann Mary.

In the 1841 census living at Pedmore Hall, Pedmore, Worcestershire.
Richard Homer, age 70 living independently,
Elizabeth age 65, not born in the county, and
Elizabeth Homer, age 15, born in the county.
and 3 servants.
[probably Elizabeth age 15 is his granddaughter. Remember ages in the 1841 census were rounded to 5 years, and not always to the nearest 5 years.]

The 1881 census living at Ormeslane, Tettenhall, Stafford.
Head Elizabeth T. [must be an error] Deakin, widow, age 59, Income derived from lands, born Stourbridge, Worcestershire.
Daughter Julia A Deakin, unmarried, age 29, born Wolverhampton.
Daughter Constance Deakin, unmarried, age 20, born Tettenhall.
Daughter Alice G Deakin, age 18, born Tettenhall.
Son Reginold Deakin, age 16, scholar, born Tettenhall.
2 servants.

In the 1891 census living at Ormes Lane, Tettenhall.
Head Elizabeth S. Deakin, age 79, widow, living on her own meansborn Stourbridge.
Daughter Mary L. Deakin, born Wolverhampton.
Daughter Constance M. Deakin, born Tettenhall.
Daughter Alice G. Deakin, born Tettenhall. T
hey were all listed as living on their own means.
The daughters are all single.
There were 2 servants.

In the 1901 census living at Tettenhall Wood,
Head Elizabeth S. Deakin widow living on her own means. born Stourbridge.
Daughter Constance M. Deakin, single, age 40,living on her own means, born Tettenhall.
Daughter Alice G Deakin, single, age 38, living on her own means, born Tettenhall.
Son George R. Deakin, single, age 36, living on own means, born Tettenhall.
2 servants.

In the 1911 census 1 Ormes Lane Tettenhall Wood, W Hampton,
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Tettenhall parish.
Head Elizabeth Sarah Deakin, widow, age 89, private means, born Stourbridge Worc.
Daughter Constance Margarite Deakin, single, age 50, private means, born Tettenhall Wood.
Daughter Alice Gertrude Deakin, age 48, single, born Tettenhall Wood.
2 servants.

Listed in the Jan to Mar 1920 Death Index Elizabeth S. Deakin age 98 Wolverhampton vol 6b page 557.

National Probate Calendar
Elizabeth Sarah Deakin of Tettenhall Wood Staffordshire died 20 February 1920 Probate London 21 January 1921 to George Reginald Deakin gentleman [son] and John Twigg Homer deputy lieutenant [nephew] Effects 2152 pounds 10 shillings and 3 pence
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