Christiana Caroline Wiedhofft (Pemberton)

Christiana was born at 77 Barton Street, Haggerston, Shoreditch, N London on Sunday the 3rd April 1842. The register was signed by Martha Wiedhofft and Daniel is described as a brass finisher again.

1851 Census 53 Compton St, St James, Clerkenwell (Do = ditto)
Daniel Widhoffs Head 55   Journeyman Brass Worker Germany
Martha Do Wife   50   London
Frederick Do son 25   Labourer Do
Martha Do Daur   15   Do
Christina Do Son   8   Do

The 1851 census shows Daniel Widhofft as a 53 year old journeyman brass worker/plater (difficult to read) born in Germany, together with his wife Martha (age 50, born London) and son Frederick age 25 (born about 1825) a labourer born in London, also in the household was daughter Martha aged 15 (born about 1835 in London) (no details of occupation/scholar, etc.) and 8 year old Christiana (born abt 1842) (as Christina - a female, although relationship looks like son). The address is 53 Compton Street, St James, Clerkenwell, London.

1861 Census 37 Upper Rosoman Street, Clerkenwell. London
Name Relation Condition Age Rank/Profession Where born
Daniel Wiedhoefft Head Married 63 Brass finisher Germany
Martha Wife Married 60   Mddx. Soho
Martha E Dghtr Unmrrd 23 Artificial Florist Mddx, Westminster
Christiana C Dghtr Unmrrd 19 Artificial Florist Mddx, Bethnal Green

Christiana's father died at 37 Rosoman St in the May of 1864 and her mother passed away in the Clerkenwell Workhouse in March 1868.

Just months after her mother's death Christiana Caroline married Alfred Robert Pemberton (a sadler) at St Marks Church, Clerkenwell. The marriage took place on Sunday the 4th of October 1868 with Henry Palmer and Marrianna Elizabeth Lu?ence (perhaps Lawrence?) acting as witnesses. Both gave their address as 38 Margaret Street (Clerkenwell) The grooms father William was recorded as a builder and the brides father Daniel Christian Weidhofft as a brass finisher. Once again Christiana's name was spelt Weidhofft. In about 1869 son Alfred W Pemberton was born in Clerkenwell.

1871 Census 9 New Chesterfield St. St Marylebone
Alfred R Pemberton Head 27 Harness maker b Hoxton
Christiana " wife 28   b Hackney
Alfred W son 1   b Clerkenwell
Infant (F) dau 2 mo   Marylebone

Daughter Christina Pemberton followed about a year later in the Marylebone area of London. Another daughter Martha F. Pemberton (named after grandmother?) joined the family in about 1874.

1881 Census 7 Charlton St Cottage At St Marylebone, London, Middlesex, PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0136 Folio 56 Page 13
    Marr Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
Alfred R. PEMBERTON Hd M 37 M Harness Maker Islington, Middlesex,
Christina " Wife M 39 F   Hackney, Middlesex
Alfred W. " Son   11 M Scholar Clerkenwell, Middlesex
Christina " Daur   10 F Scholar Marylebone, Middlesex,
Martha F. " Daur   6 F Scholar Paddington, Middlesex,

Christiana's husband Alfred died aged 42 in the June quarter of 1886 with the death registered in the Holborn district.

1891 Census 19 Wharton St Clerkenwell,
Christiana Pemberton 46 Widow Florist b Hackney
Alfred 21 son Harness Maker b Clerkenwell,
Christiana 20 dau florist b Marylebone
Martha 16 dau florist/artif b Hyde Park

The GRO Marriage indexes for December 1893 and March 1894 both show a marriage for a Christiana Caroline Pemberton married Islington. Daughter Christiana 1B 521 married blacksmith Robert Page in the 1893 wedding with her mum re-marrying a few months later. (Davis or Long).

A possible death entry may be Christiana C Davis age 73, Pancras 1b 55 Sep 1918

Christiana Caroline Wiedhofft
b. London 1842,
m. Alfred Pemberton
London 1868,
d. 1918?

St Marks Church, Clerkenwell
Old drawing of St Marks, Clerkenwell


Simon Wiedhoefft & Anna Christina Bissinger.


Daniel Chrystal Wiedhofft and Martha Baker


Frederick C1825
William Frederick 1826
William Daniel 1828
Martha Eliza 1836
Daniel Christian 1838


Alfed W Pemberton 1869
Christiana C Pemberton
Martha F Pemberton 1874


Alfred E Page c1894
Lilian E Page c1901
maybe more

Interior of St Marks, Clerkenwell

Inside St Marks, Clerkenwell

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