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Daniel Whiting c.1690-?

Parents:     John Whiting and Frances(1)

Born:          c.1690 

Baptised:   30th January 1690 at St Mary's Church, Haverhill(1)                   

Married:     Sarah Bridge on 22nd April 1718 at St Mary's Church, Haverhill(2)        

Children:    Daniel Whiting

Died:           ?


Bio:             When several pieces of information combine together in a promising way it is sometimes best to roll with it - and put it out there as 'educated guesswork', as long as you make it clear that is all it is and show the evidence you've used. One example of this is the baptism and marriage of one Daniel Whiting which takes us back into the Seventeenth century and provides a possible extension of the Whiting line even further back.

Daniel Whiting was baptised on 30th January 1690 at St Mary's Church, Haverhill, the son of John and Frances Whiting. The baptism entries in this part of the parish register are particularly hard to read, but I have this one recorded as 1690 rather than the 1699 given on some transcriptions. 

The Daniel baptised on this date is a good fit to be the Daniel who married Sarah Bridge at St Mary's, Haverhill, on 22nd April 1718.
No record of any of their children have been found among the parish registers of St Mary's, but the timing of the marriage along with the names would fit well with him being the father of Daniel Whiting c.1725-1782.

It must be noted that there is no record of the birth of this Daniel Whiting, and so Daniel Whiting and Sarah Bridge just seem like the best candidates to have been his parents.


(1) Suffolk Records Office, Bury St Edmunds, Parish Registers of St Mary's Church, Haverhill. Fiche FL578/4/p1 of 37

(2) Suffolk Records Office, Bury St Edmunds, Parish Registers of St Mary's Church, Haverhill. Fiche FL578/4/p2 of 37