For more information on the history of Brixton Road, click here.
Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 134 Brixton Road was Gilbert Hamilton Wilkins, a surgeon.
Expanding on the info taken from Kelly’s Directory and looking at the Census we find out a little more…
On the Census of 1881 we can see Mr Wilkins living in this property with his family. Generally Brixton road was inhabited by fairly well-to-do home owners in rather sizeable Victorian houses. Mr Wilkins, a surgeon would have been no exception.
|Name||Relation to head of household||Age||Year born||Town of birth||City of birth||Country of birth||Profession|
|Gilbert Wilkins||Head||30||abt 1851||London, London||Middlesex||England||M.R.C.S. Physician|
|Anne Wilkins||Wife||32||abt 1849||Newport||/||/||/|
|Trevor H. Wilkins||Son||1||abt 1880||Lambeth||London||England||/|
|Charlotte Fulford||Servant||19||abt 1862||Lambeth||London||England||Servant|
Ten years later in 1891 the Wilkin’s have more children and are living at the same property.
1891[table “75” not found /]
In researching the Wilkins family I noticed that their youngest son Geoffrey who is named on the census above was killed in 1915 in the Great War. He is named on the All Souls Church, Twickenham war memorial. The below document is taken from here.
The column on the right of the table above suggests that Geoffrey’s father Gilbert Wilkins died in 1898, he would only have been in his late forties, I wonder why this was?
Number 134 Brixton road is still standing, see below: