John Whiting c.1850-?
Parents: Sarah Whiting?
Born: c.1850 in Haverhill
Bio: It's not often I've had to make a page dedicated to someone that I know this little about. John is on the 1851 census living with his grandparents Joseph and Rebecca Whiting. My main problem is that I have no definite baptism or birth records for John so I cannot be certain whose son he is. My guess is that he is the illegitimate son of Sarah Whiting, who marries Thomas Nunn later that year. The Nunns went to live in London, and I have not found them on the 1861 census. I suspect this is because there are a number of London parishes that are missing from this census collection. So we do not know if John moved with them.
He could be John Jabez Whiting born in the Risbridge district in 1849, who GRO birth indexes reveal was illegitimate.(1)
(1) Birth Register. 3rd Quarter 1849, Risbridge District, Volume 4a Page 394