John Mason
(Bef 1780-)
Elizabeth Pitcher
(Bef 1780-)
Lydia Mason


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Joseph Faulkner

Lydia Mason 4

  • Born: 18 Jul 1813, Blackfriars, Surrey 5 6
  • Christened: 11 Dec 1814, St Bride, Fleet Street 7
  • Marriage: Joseph Faulkner on 24 Apr 1833 in St Marys, Lambeth 1 2 3
  • Died: 4 Aug 1873, 43 Marshall Street, St Saviour, Surrey 8

  General Notes:

Lydia and 6 of her siblings, all older than her, were baptised on the 11th December 1814 at St Bride, Fleet Street. The ceremonies were performed by a "Mr Jones" and is interesting to note that the first witness at her marriage was also a "Mr Jones" (the other was a church official judging by his appearance as a witness at other marriages that day) .

In 1851 Lydia's birthplace was given as "Surry, Blackfriars" and in 1861 it was "Surrey Christchurch". These suggest that she was born just south of the river over Blackfriar's Brdge which was opened in 1769. St Brides is just north of the bridge.

Note that there is a James Cooper, 35, living with the family in 1841 and an Ann Cooper present at Lydia's death.
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Southwark like this:
"CHRISTCHURCH-SOUTHWARK, a parish and a sub-district in St. Saviour-Southwark district, Surrey; on the Thames, in the neighbourhood of Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark. Acres, 95; of which 21 are water. Real property, £70, 827. Pop. in 1841, 14, 616; in 1861. 17, 069. Houses, 1, 891. The parish was constituted in 1670; and it previously formed the part of St. Saviour-Southwark parish known as the manor of Paris Garden. Here was one of the ancient play-houses of the metropolis; and here were exhibited the barbarous bear-baitings anciently in vogue. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £600.* Patrons, the Trustees of Marshall's Charities. The church, the stipend, and extensive charities, sprang from a bequest in 1627 by Mr. John Marshall. St. Saviour's workhouse is here. -The sub-district is contaminate with the parish."



In 1861 she was Widow working as a Charwoman and was a Lodger at 12 Prospect Road(?), Newington, Surrey with her daughters Emily and Elizabeth. Her birthplace ius shown as Christchurch which is close by Blackfriars Bridge in Southwark. 9


Lydia married Joseph Faulkner, son of John Faulkner and Mary, on 24 Apr 1833 in St Marys, Lambeth.1 2 3 (Joseph Faulkner was born on 9 Mar 1811 in Newington, Surrey 10 11, christened on 10 Mar 1811 in St Mary, Newington 7 and died on 4 Feb 1858 in 4 Church Cottages??, Newington 12 13 14.)


1 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,, Record supplied by LDS member. Thank you for your recent application for the marriage certificate of Joseph Faulkner & Lydia.

The reference supplied was December 1850 Lambeth 4 423.

Unfortunately, this reference does not appear to relate to the entry you are seeking because the bride's name is not Lydia. Therefore, we are unable to issue a certificate.

2 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, Joseph Faulkner Marriages: Spouse: Lydia Mason Marriage: 24 APR 1833 Lambeth, Surrey, England.

3 Online Census and BMD,, London Marriages. bachelor and Spinster of this parish (St Marys Lambeth) - witness Wm Jones and Jas Longman Gawler (probably connected to church as was witness at other weddings on page).

4 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,, Birth ELF 1849.

5 1837online (now findmypast),, 1861C. Cal 1816, ????? Surrey.

6 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,, Death. 49 in Aug 1873.

7 Online Census and BMD,, London Baptisms.

8 Online Census and BMD,, Name: FAULKNER, Lydia Record Type: Deaths Age at death: 49 Quarter: September Year: 1873 District: St Saviour Southwark County: London Surrey Volume: 1d Page: 50. Age is wrong but place and date ok.

9 1837online (now findmypast),, 1861C.

10 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,, Death.

11 Online Census and BMD,, 1851C. 40 y o ; b Newington Surrey.

12 1837online (now findmypast),, 1861C. Lydia is Wid (if correct Lydia).

13 Online Census and BMD,, Faulkner, Joseph Record Type: Deaths Quarter: March Year: 1858 District: Newington. Tentative.

14 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,