Document referenceHRA/DX709
Level of description Fonds
TitleWiskin family of Hughesovka and Irlam papers
Date1895-c1991
Creator(s)Wiskin family (branch descended from John James Wiskin)
BackgroundGeorge Wiskin and his wife Charlotte went to Riga with their family in 1859 and on to Hughesovka in 1869. Their eldest son, James, was born in London in 1852 and died in Hughesovka in 1913. He married Annie Amanda Benton Caddick, and they had 10 children; they also looked after the children of his brother George Alfred, after the death of their mother. The seventh child of James Wiskin was John James Wiskin (1895-1951). He worked in the Electrical Department of the New Russia Company from 1911 to December 1914, when he left to join Kitcheners Army. The Wiskin family returned to the UK in 1917, except for one son, Frederick James Job, who stayed in the Ukraine with his Ukrainian wife, Anna. John James Wiskin settled in Irlam, Lancashire, where he worked for the Partington Steel and Iron Company.
DescriptionFamily papers and photographs, copies made c.1991
LanguageEnglish
Extent0.002 cubic metres (14 papers, 11 photographs)
Physical characteristicsGood condition
AppraisalAll records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Source of AcquisitionDeposited by the daughter of John James Wiskin
Finding AidsDetailed list available.
Conditions of accessNormal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply
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