John Thomas Jinks
Occupation, Railway Goods Checker
John Thomas Jinks was born in 1870 the son of John Jinks and Susan Ricketts. He had a much older brother James and then 13 years later along came John Thomas, Albert Edward and Mary Ann. His mother was 36 when she had him which was very old for a second child, one can only assume she suffered from miscarriages, still births or was ill for 10 years.No records of infant deaths can be found between the 2 eldest children but there was a baby (William George) born in 1865 who died 15 August 1866 at Coleman Street from Marasmus (literally wasting away) Matilda Ratford was present at the death. In 1881 at their premises in 3 Vale Place ( when he was 13 ) he was living with his mother, father and 2 siblings and his elder brother James was next door at number 4 with his young family. His father John had died by 1891 but he had already moved out and was living with his wife Caroline 3 doors away at No 82 Rupert Street. The same trend appears to have happened with his family as with his mother and father. Edwin was born in 1888 but the next child wasn't born until 1898 - 10 years later although they did have Violet Jinks who died from pneumonia aged 13 months on 20 November 1891 wilst living at 223 Heanage St.