Past and Present
by Janet McNeilly © 2002
15 May 2011
Alfred Stanley Donkin
Baptised at Eaglescliffe Parish church on the 10th of June 1883, son of Robert Donkin, platelayer, and Jane, of Eaglescliffe.
1891 census for Eaglescliffe shows -
Robert Donkin, head, married, 49 platelayer, born Sowerby, Yks
Jane Donkin, wife, 48, born Eaglescliffe, Durham
Alice M Donkin, daughter, 16, born Eaglescliffe, Durham
Ada M Donkin, daughter12, scholar, born Eaglescliffe, Durham
Alfred S Donkin, son, 8, scholar, born Eaglescliffe, Durham
1901 census for Eaglescliffe shows -
Robert Donkin 59 railway platelayer born Sowerby, Yks
Jane Donkin wife 57 born Eaglescliffe Durham
Alice M Donkin daughter 26 worker at home born Eaglescliffe Durham
Alfred S Donkin son 17 gardener (domestic) born Eaglescliffe Durham
In 1902 was witness to the marriage of sister Florence to Thomas Waller Cooke.
In 1905 was a witnesss, along with Elizabeth Caroline Herrington, to the marriage of his sister Edith to Thomas Sowerby.
Alfred and Caroline had the following children:-
Alfred died in 1952 and was buried at St John the Baptist Church, Eaglescliffe, Durham.
The Monumental Inscription reads -
In Loving Memory of ALFRED STANLEY DONKIN Died 4th Dec 1952 aged 69 years.