Elizabeth Whiting 1841-1904

Parents:     George Whiting and Rose Rowlinson (1,2)
Born:          ?
Baptised:   30th May 1841 at St Mary's Church, Withersfield (1)                    
Married:      John Martin, 25, labourer, batchelor, of Withersfield, son of John Martin, labourer in 1859.(3)
Children:    None.
Died:           September 1904 in Withersfield. Buried at St Mary's Church, Withersfield on 15th September 1904.(3,4)


Bio:             Elizabeth was the last child born to George and Rose who survived past early childhood. She was baptised on 30th May 1841 and just made it onto the 1841 census. We find her living in Withersfield with her parents and siblings Samuel (a half brother), Sarah, William, Hannah and Richard.

She is there again on the 1851 census living at home with her family.

Towards the end of this decade she married John Martin, also an inhabitant of Withersfield, who was the son of John and Sarah Martin. He was baptised at the local church on Christmas day 1834.(1)

Elizabeth and John show up on the 1861 census still living in Withersfield, but now having set up there own home. They have no children at this point. John is working as an agricultural labourer.

On the 1871 census we find the couple living in Church Street, Withersfield. John has the same occupation, and they are still childless.

The 1881 census shows that there circumstances have not changed. Living a couple of doors down from them is Elizabeth's father George and sister Sarah.

No change yet again for the 1891 census. This time sister Sarah is a boarder with them now their father has died.

At the time of the 1901 census Elizabeth and John are living in Queen Street, Withersfield. John is listed as being a retired shepherd. They have a boarder, John Tilbrook, 16, who is a brush maker.

Elizabeth died in 1904.(4) John followed five years later in 1909.(5)


(1) Suffolk Baptism Index, SFHS, Clare Deanery 1813-1900.
(2) Birth Register. 1st Quarter 1841, Risbridge District, Volume 12 Page 411
(3) Marriage Register. 4th Quarter 1859, Risbridge District, Volume 4a Page 811
(4) Death Register. 1st Quarter 1904, Risbridge District, Volume 4a Page 494
(5) Death Register. 3rd Quarter 1909, Risbridge District, Volume 4a Page 383