Vokes, Fred

BORN 22 Jan 1846, London - DIED 3 Jun 1888, London: Burleigh House, Loudon Road, St. John's Wood
BIRTH NAME Vokes, Frederick Mortimer
CAUSE OF DEATH paralysis
GRAVE LOCATION London: Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton (4E 110,,0 x 30,,6)

Frederick Mortimer Vokes debuted in 1854 in Surrey and formed the Vokes Children with his three siblings. When they grew up they changed their name in Vokes family. After appearing together in Edinburgh in 1861 they toured the country for several years. In 1865 they were a success at the Lyceum in London. For many years they performed at Drury Lane.

Rosina Vokes left the group after her marriage but the other ones continued. After their last appearance at Drury Lane in 1879 they were in the pantomine at Covent Garden in 1880. He married Bella Moore, who came from the Moore family of minstrels. Together with his sisters he visited the USA several times.

In 1888 he fell ill and had to cancel several engagements. In June of that year he died at the home of his sister Victoria.

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The grave of Frederick Mortimer Vokes, Jessie Vokes and Victoria Vokes at Brompton Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (27 May 2004)


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Vokes, Victoria

Published: 19 Apr 2014
Last update: 25 Dec 2021