Acknowledgements & Links
This site is dedicated to the memory of my Grandmother, Lorna Joan Smith (nee Whiting) 1921-2009. She had a lifelong interest in history, a close connection with Haverhill, and was the inspiration for this research.
I would like to say a big 'thank you' to the following (in no particular order) for the help they have provided. Apologies for any omissions; I'm sure this list will grow bigger as time goes on. If I've missed you here, you may be mentioned elsewhere on the site.
The Suffolk Records Office at Bury St Edmunds - for access to all manner of parish records and Barnabas Webb's diary. Always a pleasure to spend time there.
The National Archives - invaluable for researching military history.
The British Library - for kind permission to reproduce extracts of newspapers from their wonderful online resource British Newspapers 1800-1900.
www.haverhillhistory.org.uk - The Haverhill & District Local History Group, Haverhill Arts and Recreation Centre - helpful and friendly; a treasure trove of information about Haverhill's history.
www.haverhill-uk.com - a great website about Haverhill with information on all aspects of the town including baptism, burial and marriage records.
www.ancestry.co.uk - for a wealth of genealogical and census data.
www.Freebmd.org.uk a site that gives free access to the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths in England.
www.myheritage.com for providing a great family tree builder.
www.findmypast.com for 1911 census information, and online military records.
www.redpathpittfamily.net and Ian Redpath for help tracking down some of the Whitings that ended up in Australia.
www.theshipslist.com - for passenger lists of ships travelling to Australia in the 19th Century.
www.rootschat.com - an excellent, free genealogy forum that is easy to use.
Cindy's List - for a huge amount of genealogical links and information.
Brewery History Society - useful resource for those with ancestors in the industry.
West Bergholt History Group - for help locating the old Daniell & Sons Brewery building.
British Newspaper Archive - for scans of regional newspapers after the C19th.
Gurteen Mens Wear - for help with enquiries about the firms history in Haverhill.
www.britishwargraves.co.uk - a great free site by Mick McCann featuring British war graves from around the world.
essexarchivesonline.co.uk - a website featuring scans for Essex parish registers.
Suffolk FHS - A great help for those studying Suffolk genealogy. Useful baptism, marriage and burial details transcribed from parish registers available on CD
www.Australiancemeteries.com - very helpful free resource for tracking down Australian burials. some photos included.
Adelaide Cemeteries Authority - extensive online records of burials in Adelaide.
Trove - excellent free resource from National Library of Australia for digitized newspapers.
www.whiting-global.org - global centre for collaboration on the Whiting surname, a great new resource.
Sue MacDonald, Cemeteries Registrar at St Edmundsbury borough council - for help finding Whitings buried in Haverhill Cemetery.
Lauraine McPhee, for information about the Farrant family and the Whiting baptisms and marriages that inspired me to investigate the parish registers.
John Orchard, for baptism, marriage and burial information about Whitings and connected families.
John Wilson and Elisabeth Burton, for help on the Farrants
Linda Hendry, for information on the Whiting/Boreham connection.
Fiona Errington, for her work on the Butlers in Australia.
Michael Young, Army Service Corps expert and author of 'Army Service Corps 1902-1918', for his useful comments and insights into the role of the Labour Corps.
Matt Whiting, for useful feedback and use of a picture from his site www.ceciljackwhiting.co.uk
Paul Garrard, for valuable insights about Moses Whiting. See his blog 'Oh Moses! Murder in the family'
Juno George, for information about Joseph Jabez Whitings family.
Lee Martyn, for information about Mary Ann Whiting/Farrant.
Bob Revie, for a great account of one Whiting's involvement in the Great War.
Patrick Ives, for filling me in on the Ives/Whiting connection.
Ian Parker, for information about Charles Whiting and descendants in West Bergholt
Jacqui Ramsden, for useful information about George and Charles Whiting's involvement with the Salvation Army.
Jenny Henson, for lots of help with the descendants of George Scott Whiting.
Mike Reeve, for extracts from the 91st RGA war diary.
Kym H, of Dead Search for extensive help with Australian headstones.
John Pavey, for some great pictures of the Whiting/Farthing family.
Jo Taylor, for information and a picture of Mary Ann Whiting/Marsh
Crispin Whiting, for a wealth of information on his branch of the Whiting family.
Colin Farrant, for some great photos and information.
Roy Brazier and Dr Peter Crouch, for their wonderful books on Haverhill.
Sue Munson, at Hadleigh Council for help with cemetery records.
Stephanie Edmans, burial administrator at Stowmarket cemetery.
Karen Lampe, for information about the Shipp/Whitings.
Clive Hutchins, for lots of great cuttings about Bennett Whiting.
Ann Abbott, for some helpful information on Rose Whiting.
Jean Griffin, for details about Ellen Whiting.
Anne Newman, for some great pictures of Albert Whiting and the Shilling family.
Andrew Whiting, for excellent pictures of Joseph Whiting and his sons.
Kym Jones, for information about the Buttle/Whiting descendants and their connection with the Henerys at Alpana Station, South Australia.
Judy Stratford, for lots of help with 'Missing Whitings' and some great finds in local newspaper archives.