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Henry Hay Wake                                1844-1911
throughout the country, and was held in high esteem as an engineer, and was frequently consulted on engineering works. He died at his residence, 14 Thornhill Gardens, Sunderland, at age 67 on 17 February 1911.
Henry was born on 2 January 1844, the son of William Morgan and Margaret Wake. He was educated at the Grange School, and then served under Mr. Thomas Meek, engineer to the River Wear Commission. When Mr. Meek retired in 1868, Henry was appointed his successor. Henry was known

Isabella Thompson                               1846-1902
  Isabella was born at Monkwearmouth Shore, on 24 December 1846, the daughter of Robert Thompson and Sarah Barbar.   She was baptized at the Whitburn Street Wesleyan Methodist Church.   She married Henry Hay Wake on 9 July 1873.   The photo at right was taken on the next day.
 
I have found the following children:
Gordon Tryvellion Born 16 Aug 1874   Bishopwearmouth Died 23 May 1902   Age 27
Robert Thompson "Bertie" Born 24 Aug 1875   Bishopwearmouth Died 17 Sep 1898   Age 23
Verna Trevor Born 4 Oct 1876   Bishopwearmouth Died on 13 Mar 1883 Age 6
Harry Stafford Born abt 1878   Bishopwearmouth Married Margaret "Daisy" Cogdon
Rhoda Beryl Born abt 1879   Bishopwearmouth Married Col. Hugh Wilson
Dora Reth Born abt 1881   Bishopwearmouth Married Edgar Kershaw Middleton
Mervyn Hay Born 28 Aug 1884   Bishopwearmouth Married Jessie Eudora Wawn
Enid Hay Born 10 Feb 1891   Bishopwearmouth Married Norman Dugdale

Birth of Parents
Isabella Thompson b: 24 Dec 1846  c: 4 Apr 1847     Monkwearmouth Shore       1846 4Q Sunderland 24 324
daughter of Robert Thompson and Sarah Barbar, 6 York Street

Henry Hay Wake b: 2 January 1844       Monkwearmouth Shore      1844 1Q Sunderland 24 275
son of William Morgan and Margaret Wake
Marriage
9 Jul 1873
Henry Hay Wake (29)
Isabella Thompson (26)
Venerable Bede Church, Monkwearmouth
Bachelor, Civil Engineer, Roker,Father: William Morgan Wake         1873 3Q Sunderland 10a 807
Spinster, Carley Lodge, Father: Robert Thompson, Shipbuilder
after Banns, Witnesses: Robert Thompson, William Morgan Wake, Margaret Jane Thompson
Children
Gordon Tryvellion Wake b: 16 Aug 1874   Bishopwearmouth, County Durham    1874 3Q Sunderland 10a 724
son of Henry Hay Wake and Isabella Thompson   Died 23 May 1902  Age 27
Robert Thompson Wake
b: 24 Aug 1875  c 29 Dec 1875     Venerable Bede Church, Monkwearmouth
son of Henry Hay Wake and Isabella Thompson       1875 4Q Sunderland 10a 593

Robert Thompson Wake, Civil Engineer,
Drowned in the River Wear, 17 Sep 1898  Age 23
      1898 3Q Sunderland 10a 469

Burial: 20 Sep 1898

Rev. Alexander Alfred Boddy, Curate of Elwick Hall (Church), Durham

Verna Trevor Wake
b: 4 Oct 1876  c 27 Dec 1876     Venerable Bede Church, Monkwearmouth
daughter of Henry Hay Wake and Isabella Thompson           1876 4Q Sunderland 10a 630

Died on 13 Mar 1883, Age 6, Thornhill Gardens       1883 1Q Sunderland 10a 367

Burial: 16 Mar 1883

Rev. William Scott Moncrieff, Vicar of Bishopwearmouth Church
Harry Stafford Wake b: abt 1878  c 22 Sep 1878     Venerable Bede Church, Monkwearmouth
son of Henry Hay Wake and Isabella Thompson    1878 2Q Sunderland 10a 663
Rhoda Beryl Wake b: abt 1879  c 30 Dec 1879     Venerable Bede Church, Monkwearmouth
daughter of Henry Hay Wake and Isabella Thompson    1879 4Q Sunderland 10a 519

1881 Census RG11-4994 4 April 1881 Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
3 Esplanade W.
Henry H. Wake
Isabella (Wife)
Gordon T.
Robert T.
Verna T.
Harry S.
Rhoda B.
Age 37
Age 33
Age 6
Age 5
Age 4
Age 3
Age 1
Civil Engineer Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
2 Jan 1844
24 Dec 1846
16 Aug 1874
24 Aug 1875
4 Oct 1876
abt 1878
abt 1879
Plus 1 Servant and 2 Nurses

Dora Reth Wake b: abt 1881  c: 13 Sep 1881     Venerable Bede Church, Monkwearmouth
daughter of Henry Hay Wake and Isabella Thompson    1881 3Q Sunderland 10a 610
Mervyn Hay Wake b: 28 Aug 1884   Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
son of Henry Hay Wake and Isabella Thompson    1884 4Q Sunderland 10a 614
Enid Hay Wake b: 10 Feb 1891   Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
daughter of Henry Hay Wake and Isabella Thompson    1891 2Q Sunderland 10a 680

1891 Census RG12-4133 6 April 1891 Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
14 Thornhill Gardens
Henry H. Wake
Isabella (Wife)
Gordon T.
Robert T.
Harry S.
Rhoda B.
Dora R.
Mervyn H.
Enid H.
Louisa H. (Sister)
Plus 4 Servants
Age 47
Age 44
Age 16
Age 15
Age 13
Age 11
Age 9
Age 6
Age 6 Mo
Age 43
Civil Engineer

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

Living on own Means
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Bishopwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
2 Jan 1844
24 Dec 1846
16 Aug 1874
24 Aug 1875
abt 1878
abt 1879
abt 1881
28 Aug 1884
10 Feb 1891
abt 1847

Isabella and Enid
Henry Hay Wake
Isabella (Thompson) Wake

1901 Census RG13-4722 1 Apr 1901 Sunderland, County Durham
North Cliffe, Roker
Henry H. Wake
Isabella (Wife)
Gordon T.
Stafford H.
Rhoda B.
Enid H.
Plus 3 Servants
Age 57
Age 54
Age 25
Age 22
Age 21
Age 10
Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer
Civil Engineer
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
2 Jan 1844
24 Dec 1846
16 Aug 1874
abt 1878
abt 1879
10 Feb 1891

Death
Isabella (Thompson) Wake Died 5 June 1902   Age 55
Burial in Bishopwearmouth Cemetery

Cunard Line's SS Etruria
Henry Hay Wake
U. S. Immigration Manifest
Henry Hay Wake, Engineer, of Roker, departed Liverpool 3 Sept. 1904, on SS Etruria, and arrived New York City on 10 Sept. 1904. No indication of purpose of trip. Record states he is in good health.
Henry Hay Wake (On Left)

Henry Hay Wake Died 17 Feb 1911, Age 67
Burial in Bishopwearmouth Cemetery 20 Feb 1911         1911 1Q Sunderland 10a 365

DURHAM   4 Apr 1911                         Probate
WAKE Henry Hay, of 14 Thornhill-gardens, Sunderland, died 17 February 1911, Probate Durham, 4 April, to Harry Stafford Wake and Mervyn Hay Wake, civil engineers, and Leonard Iliff, solicitor.
  Effects £3,745 3s. 8d.   Resworn £3,482 13s. 8d.
Read Sunderland Newspaper articles
regarding his death.

Summary of the Will of Henry Hay Wake
of 14 Thornhill Gardens, Sunderland, County Durham
1844 - 1911     Dated 8 June 1910
(He left £3,482 13s 8d)
Trustees and Executors:(Sons) Harry Stafford Wake, Mervyn Hay Wake, and
Leonard Scott Iliff, Solicitor, of Sunderland.
Under my Marriage Settlement dated 8 July 1873, certain special powers of appointment over a certain Policy of Insurance and certain household furniture are, in the events which have happened, now vested in me.
Harry Stafford Wake
Mervyn Hay Wake
Enid Hay Wake, if unmarried at the time of my death:


To all my children (Who survive me, and attain age 21.):
My Watch
My dressingcase
The household furniture, and the income from my Residual Trust
until either marriage or death.

The above mentioned Policy of Insurance,
and the household furniture (If not claimed by Enid, above.)
my Residual Trust, in equal shares, following the death or
marriage of Enid Hay Wake.
At the time this Will was prepared, Henry Hay Wake was incapacitated by illness, and could only sign it with an X.
ISABELLA WAKE
Wife of HENRY HAY WAKE
Of Peareth, Roker
Born at Monk Wearmouth
24th December 1846
Died 5th June 1902


GORDON TREVELLION WAKE
Their Eldest Son
Born at Bishop Wearmouth
16th August 1874
Died 23rd May 1902

Also the above

HENRY HAY WAKE
Born January 2nd 1844
Died February 17th 1911

Vigila et ora
Bishopwearmouth CEMETERY       PHOTOS BY T.G. WHITE