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Margaret Annie Whiting 1880-?

Parents:        Frederick Whiting and Sarah Backler (1)

Born:             1880 (1)

Baptised:      ?

Married:         Harry Arthur Taylor, 21, batchelor, horse keeper, of St Loy's Road, Tottenham, son of Robert Taylor, Farm bailiff, on 27th January 1901 at Holy Trinity Church, Tottenham. Witnessed by George James Whiting and Lillie Ethel Taylor. (2,3)

Children:       Arthur Taylor b.1901, Florence Taylor b.1903, Ernest Taylor b.1908 and Charles Taylor b.1909

Died:               ?

 

Bio:                 Margaret, or Annie as she's sometimes known,  just makes it onto the 1881 census. She is living with her parents and older siblings in Burton End, Haverhill. On the 1891 census she is a scholar living with her parents again, this time at 9 Duddery Road.
It was looks like Margaret was a witness at her brother George's wedding to Gertrude Scott in 1900, and George returned the favour the year after when Margaret herself was married on 27th January 1901 to Harry Arthur Taylor. Although they shared the same surname, Harry does not appear to have been closely related to John Taylor, husband of Margaret's older sister Martha. John was originally from Castle Camps and Harry was born in Barnardiston, a village equidistant from, but on the opposite side of Haverhill.
On the 1901 census Margaret and Harry are living at 20 St Loy's Road, Tottenham. By 1910(4) they are living at 9 Bomore Road, Notting Hill, and on the 1911 census we see them with four children living at the same address. Harry is a groom. The implication from this census is that they moved to Notting Hill at some point before 1904 and lived back in Haverhill for a while around 1908 as their son Ernest was born there. Staying with the Taylors is Spencer Whiting, 19, a relative who I believe must be David Spencer, Margaret's younger brother. He is working as an attendant. Four year later he was to die in the Great War, killed at Gallipoli serving in the Suffolk Regiment.
This is the last sighting we get of Margaret and Harry.
It is not obvious from looking at death indexes when Margaret died, or her husband for that matter. Hopefully more information will come to light.
 
Sources:      (1) Birth Register. 2nd Quarter 1880, Risbridge District, Volume 4a Page 533
                        (2) London Metropolitan Archives, Holy Trinity, Tottenham, Register of marriages, DRO/066, Item 019
                        (3) Marriage Register. 1st Quarter 1901, Edmonton District, Volume 3a Page 440
                        (4) Ancestry.com, Electoral Registers, London, England, 1835-1965.