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Folk Biography Information

Folk Biography Information

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NameLuker, Jane Mrs.
Date of Birth1871
Location/CommunityArlington
NotesCollected by Alfred Williams as Mrs Jane Looker.

Birth / baptism
Wiltshire, Cricklade, 1870, Oct, Nov, Dec, Vo. 5a, p 34;

Marriage
Wiltshire, Highworth, 1892, Apr May Jun, Vol. 5a, p 31, William Luker married Jane Tanner.

Death / burial
Wiltshire, Swindon, 1936, Vol. 5a, p 46, age, 65;
10 March, 1930 [AB]

Williams / others notes
The identity of Jane Looker is a matter of debate. The person listed is my suggestion. Collectors would hear names spoken and would transcribe them phonetically. Andrew Bathe considers that the person collected by Williams died 10 March 1930 [CDW]
Census InformationCensus 1911
A Jane Luker is listed. Place of birth, Purton, Wiltshire, c. 1871, age, 40; address, 46 Bruce Street, Swindon; living with husband, William H., age, 45; place of birth, Cirencester; occupation, gas manufacturer, in GWR works, Swindon; son, William O, age, 18; occupation, boilermaker apprentice, GWR works, Swindon; son, Frederick H., age, 16; occupation, boilermaker apprentice, GWR works, Swindon; son, Gilbert V., age, 11; son, Albert T., age, 7; daughter, Ivy, J., age, 3; place of birth all siblings, Swindon.

Census 1901
Jane Luker. Place of birth, Purton, Wiltshire; c. 1871; Age, 30; address, 53 Albion Street, Swindon, Wiltshire; living with, husband, William, age, 35; place of birth, Cirencester, Gloucestershire; occupation, chargeman, railway engine cleaner; son, William, age, 8; son, Frederick, age, 6; son, Gilbert, age, 1; place of birth all siblings, Swindon. Also, brother, Ernest, age 20; place of birth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire; occupation, railway messenger.

Census 1891
A Jane Tanner, place of birth, Purton; c. 1871; Age, 20; address, Park Hotel, William Street, Swindon; occupation, domestic servant; living in the household of Ann E. Harvey, age, 53; place of birth, Keynsham, Somerset; occupation hotel keeper.

Census 1881
A Jane Tanner, place of birth, Purton, Wiltshire; c. 1871; Age, 10; scholar; address, 51 Cambria Cottages, Swindon, Wiltshire; living with father, Charles, age, 42; place of birth, Purton; occupation, labourer, general; mother, Ann, age, 39; place of birth, Swindon; brother, William, age, 17; occupation, labourer, general; brother, Henry, age, 15; occupation, labourer, general; brother, Frederick, age, 13; occupation, labourer, general; sister, Emily, age, 1; place of birth all siblings, Purton.

Census 1871
A Jane Tanner, place of birth, Purton, Wiltshire; c. 1870; Age, 4 months, address, in village, Purton; living with father, Charles, age, 32; place of birth, Tockenham, Wiltshire; occupation, agricultural labourer; mother, Ann, age, 29; place of birth, Purton; brother, William,James, age, 7; scholar; brother, Henry, age, 5; scholar; brother, Frederick, age, 3; scholar; sister, Elizabeth, age, 2; place of birth, all siblings, Purton.
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