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Ernest John Wilkes (c1887-1976) of Wilkes and Co
1891 Living at 53 Chichester Road, Portsmouth: Thomas K. Wilkes (age 52 born Portsmouth), Engineer, Boiler Maker and Blacksmith - Employer. With his wife Sarah Wilkes (age 45 born Liverpool) and his four children; Ada J. Wilkes (age 23 born Southampton), Stay and Corset Maker; Harriett Wilkes (age 17 born Portsmouth); Thomas C. Wilkes (age 16 born Portsmouth), Boiler Maker Apprentice; and Ernest J. Wilkes (age 4 born Portsmouth)