Charlotte Whiting c.1808-1842

Parents: Daniel Whiting and Elizabeth Archer (1)
Born: c.1808 in Shudy Camps (1)
Baptised: 9th October 1808 at St Mary's Parish Church, Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire (1)
Married: John Piper on 19th February 1825 at St Mary's Parish Church, Haverhill.(2)
Children: John Piper b.1826, Henry Piper b.1828 died aged 3, Anne Piper b.1830, Susannah Piper b.1833 died aged 12, Harriet Piper b.1836 died in infancy and Walter Joseph Piper b.1838 died aged 5
Died: Aug 1842 in Burton End, Haverhill.(4) Buried on 21st August 1842 at St Mary's Parish Church, Haverhill.(3)

Bio: Charlotte was born in Shudy Camps, which is where her mother Elizabeth came from and where her parents lived for a time after their marriage.

After the family moved back to Haverhill, Charlotte married John Piper when she was 17.

John appears to have been the son of Thomas Piper and Susan Whibrow, born on 2nd June 1803 and baptised at St Mary's on 17th July 1803.(5) It is not clear what happens to John in later years. It appears he may have died sometime between the birth of their fourth child Walter in 1838 and before the 1841 census, because at this time Charlotte is living alone with her children John, Anne, Susan and Walter next door to her parents in Burton End, Haverhill. She died the next year, and was buried at St Mary's Church on 21st August 1842.(3)

On the burial register her abode is given as Burton End which ties in, and her age is quoted as 48, which although a little too old to make her the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth must surely be down to clerical error. There were no other Charlotte Pipers around at this time in Burton End as far as I am aware.

On the 1851 census, her daughter Anne is living with her grandparents in Burton End.


(1) Cambridge Family History Society, Transcriptions of the Parish Registers of Shudy Camps. Baptisms at St Mary's Church.
(2) Suffolk Records Office, Bury St Edmunds, Parish Registers of St Mary's Church, Haverhill. Fiche 578/4
(3) SFHS, Suffolk Burial Index, issue 2, 1538-1900.
(4) Death Register. 3rd Quarter 1842, Risbridge district, Volume 12 Page 270
(5) SFHS, Suffolk Baptism Index, Clare Deanery 1754-1812