Family:Whitney, William (c1777-a1851)

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William Whitney, parentage unknown, was born about 1781 [age 60 in 1841], Herefordshire, England.

He married Mary -----. She was born about 1787, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, England.

In 1851 the family was enumerated in Hopton Wafers, Shropshire, England where William worked as an agricultural laborer and Mary worked as a washerwoman.

Children of William and Mary (-----) Whitney:

i. Thomas Whitney, b. ca. 1816; m. 11 May 1841, Hopton Wafers, Shropshire, England, Mary Faulkner.
ii. John Whitney, b. 4 Jun 1820, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, England; bapt. 25 Jun 1820, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, England.
iii. James Whitney, bapt. 30 Mar 1823, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, England; m. Ann -----.
iv. Joseph Whitney, b. 25 Jun 1826, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, England; bapt. 9 Jul 1826, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, England; m. Mary -----.
v. Mary Whitney, b. ca. 1830, Cleobury, Shropshire, England; bapt. 5 Jul 1829, Hopton Wafers, Shropshire, England; m. ----- Hill. Children:
a. James Hill, b. ca. 1850, Hopton Wafers, Shropshire, England

Notes

There was a William Whitnee, bapt. 16 Nov 1764, Cleobury, Shropshire, England, son of John and Isabel (Williams) Whitnee. This is a bit too old for the above head of household, but was probably a relative (possibly an uncle).

References

  • 1841 U.K. Census, Hopton Wafers, Shropshire, England.
  • 1851 U.K. Census, Hopton Wafers, Shropshire, England.

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