Florence RM WHITTINGTON's parents & Grandparents (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Thursday, September 21, 2017, 21:48 (366 days ago) @ Jefff

Revisiting FreeBMD to search for the marriage of Florence Rose Miriam Whittington's parents, this seems a possible fit.

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Marriages Dec 1883 (>99%)
PREECE Eliza Ann Westbury S. 6a 483
WHITTINGTON Frederick Westbury S. 6a 483

GlosBMD confirms this is another Registry Office marriage, so unfortunately no church PR so no more clues as to their parents, ages, etc, without buying the certificate.

Groom Surname Groom Forename Bride Surname Bride Forename District Parish Building Year Register Entry
WHITTINGTON Frederick PREECE Eliza Ann Forest of Dean Westbury-on-Severn (FoD) Register Office [Closed] 1883 7 125


Altho Fred's name is only a very rough fit, given his Brierley birthplace/date I'm drawn to this next Census record c/o FamilySearch site. Especially as Fred's 1891 census (previous post) suggested his first son was John, perhaps he was named after his father Fred ??

1871 Census, East Dean, Glos, England.
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Joseph Whittington Head M 40 Collier. Lydbrook, Gloucestershire
Lydia Whittington Wife F 40 Ruardean, Gloucestershire
Thomas Whittington Son M 16 Brierley, Gloucestershire
George Whittington Son M 14 Brierley, Gloucestershire
Trypene Whittington Daughter F 11 Brierley, Gloucestershire
J F Whittington Son M 9 Brierley, Gloucestershire
Leonard Whittington Son M 6 Brierley, Gloucestershire
Amy B Whittington Daughter F 4 Brierley, Gloucestershire
Alice Whittington Daughter F 2 Brierley, Gloucestershire

Revisiting this FoDFH PRs, searching for Fred & Eliza Ann's son "John J Whittington" born abt 1887 (as per their 1891 Census posted earlier), I find this Baptism which seems a good fit in all respects !

Record_ID: 16461
Entry_Number: 1523
Year: 1887
Month: Sep
Day: 18
Parents_Surname: WHITTINGTON
Child_Forenames: John James
Fathers_Forenames: John Frederick
Mothers_Forenames: Eliza Ann
Residence: Ruardean Hill
Occupation: Coal Miner
Officiating_Minister: F.L.Julian Curate
Event: Baptism
Register_Reference: PFC109 IN 1/4
Page_Number: 191
Parish_Chapel: Drybrook
Soundex: W352

Similarly these records both appear to be John James' father John Frederick (aka "Fred" who was born Brierley abt 1862 according to the above 1871 & 1911 census.

Record_ID: 78354
Entry_Number: 1573
Year: 1861
Month: Oct
Day: 13
Parents_Surname: WHITTINGTON
Child_Forenames: John Frederick
Fathers_Forenames: Joseph
Mothers_Forenames: Lydia
Residence: Brierley
Occupation: Collier
Officiating_Minister: William Lockett
Event: Baptism
Register_Reference: P109 IN 1/2
Page_Number: 198
Parish_Chapel: Drybrook
Soundex: W352

Record_ID: 250069
Entry_Number: 1578
Year: 1933
Month: Feb
Day: 15
Forenames: John Frederick
Residence: Ruardean Hill
Age_at_death: 71 years
Officiating_Minister: George R Newman Vicar
Event: Burial
Register_Reference: P109 IN 1/14
Page_No: 198
Parish_Chapel: Drybrook
Soundex: W352


Back to his parents, following on from 1871 Census posted above,

1861 Census, ??? Hill, Holy Trinity Parish, Glos.
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Joseph Wittington Head M 31 Coal miner. West Dean, Gloucestershire
Lydia Wittington Wife F 30 ..., Gloucestershire
Rhoda Wittington Daughter F 9 East Dean, Gloucestershire
Thomas Wittington Son M 6 East Dean, Gloucestershire
George Wittington Son M 7 East Dean, Gloucestershire
Tryfana Wittington Daughter F 1 East Dean, Gloucestershire

Transcript unclear as to which "Hill" is their residence, but Holy Trinity implies Drybrook aka "Forest Church", so the Hill maybe Harrow or more likely Ruardean Hill.

FreeBMD has this possible Marriage Record;
Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Marriages Sep 1854 (>99%)
Mason Lydia Westbury S. 6a 343
Wittington Joseph Westbury S 6a 343

Which is confirmed by GlosBMD as probably our couple given the actual Church
Groom Surname Groom Forename Bride Surname Bride Forename District Parish Building Year Register Entry
WHITTINGTON Joseph MASON Lydia Forest of Dean Drybrook Holy Trinity 1854 1 144

Eventually found this Marriage PR;

Record_ID: 4187
Entry_Number: 144
Year: 1854
Month: Aug
Day: 27
Grooms_Surname: WHITTINGTON
Grooms_Forenames: Jospeh
Grooms_Age: 25
Groom_Condition: Bachelor
Grooms_Occupation: Collier
Grooms_Residence: Bisley
Grooms_Fathers_Surname: Whittington
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames: Thomas
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation: Miner
Brides_Surname: MASON
Brides_Forenames: Lydia
Brides_Age: 24
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Residence: Bisley
Brides_Fathers_Surname: Mason
Brides_Fathers_Forenames: George
Brides_Fathers_Occupation: Stone Cutter
Licence_or_Banns: :
Signature_or_Mark: He Mark She Signs
Witness_1: Thomas Whittington
Witness_2: Rebekah Mason
Officiating_Minister: Henry G Nicholls
Event: Marriage
Register_Reference: P109 IN 1/6
Page_Number: 72
Parish_Chapel: Drybrook
Soundex_Groom: W352
Soundex_Bride: M250

This site's PRs also includes baptisms for four more of their children, all at Drybrook (Holy Trinity) church.

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