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Joseph Wilkin, Engineer in Bergen

Joseph Wilkin, Engineer in Bergen

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 3:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Mar 2013 3:06AM GMT
Surnames: Wilkin, Campbell
I'm looking for information about Joseph Wilkin. All we know is that he was an Engineer in Bergen. He had a son, Joseph Alexander Wilkin who was born in 1837, and left a private boarding school to join a whaling ship. He eventually made his way to akaroa, New Zealand, where he married Elizabeth Campbell and had 11 sons and 3 daughters, one of whom was Francis Wilkin, my gt gt grandfather. Any information would be a huge help, thank you!

Re: Joseph Wilkin, Engineer in Bergen

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 3:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Mar 2013 10:27AM GMT
When was he in Bergen?

Re: Joseph Wilkin, Engineer in Bergen

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 6:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Mar 2013 6:29AM GMT
Wilkin / Wilken is a rather unusual name for a Nowegian. I would assume this record is somehow tied to your family:

Johan Henrik Wilken (Andersen)
Born 10 Aug 1832 in Bergen
Baptized 16 Sep 1832 in Nykirken church
Father: Anders Hansen Tømmerdal
Mother: Anne Marie Wilken

http://digitalarkivet.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&am...

Also look for the spelling "Vilkin/Vilken". The name could possibly originate from Granvin, Hordaland.

Re: Joseph Wilkin, Engineer in Bergen

Posted: 3 Apr 2013 11:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Private boarding schools have never been common in Norway, and the first Norwegian whaling expedition to the Antarctic Ocean took place in the 1890s.

Could this be Joseph's parents?
Family search, "England, Marriages, 1538–1973"
Joseph Wilshin and Elizabeth Roberts, 27 Feb 1837

Re: Joseph Wilkin, Engineer in Bergen

Posted: 4 Apr 2013 6:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
from a search in google, this came up.

Wilkin Family Genealogy Forum
children of Tilman Wilkin, Spencerville, OH, 1837 - donna wilkin 7/09/07 ..... Re: JOSEPH ALEXANDER WILKIN- NEW ZEALAND - Robin Wilkin ...
genforum.genealogy.com/wilkin/
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