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Robert Whiting c.1779-1821

Parents:     Robert Whiting and Mary Hazlewood(1)

Born:          c.1779

Baptised:   10th February 1779 at the St Mary's Church, Haverhill (1)                      

Married:      Ann Shipster, spinster, on 22nd September 1799 at St Nicholas' Church, Plumstead, Greenwich. Witnessed by James Cook and Elizabeth ? (2)   

Children:    Charlotte Paine Whiting b.3 Dec 1801, Robert Caleb Paine Whiting b.30 Sep 1803

Died:           January 1821 in Stowage, Greenwich. Buried on 12th January 1821 at St Nicholas' Church, Deptford.(4)


Bio:             Robert was born in Haverhill and baptised at St Mary's on 21st February 1778, he was the second son of that name born to Robert Whiting and Mary Hazlewood, the first having died in infancy.
It seems likely that Robert's parents and siblings moved from Haverhill to Woolwich in around 1793, possibly to get work on the docks,and Robert made this transition with them. be continued


(1) Entry 41/14, Suffolk Baptism Index (1754-1812) for Clare Deanery, SFHS (2010)
London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p97/nic/002.
London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906/Church of England Parish Registers, 1813-1906; Reference Number: p78/nic/041.