Susannah Kiddy 1831-1897

Parents: Thomas Kiddy and Ann Kiddy (1)
Born: 20th July 1831 in Burton End, Haverhill (1)
Baptised: 14th August 1831 at St Mary's Parish Church, Haverhill (1)
Married: Daniel Whiting, 19, batchelor of Burton End, labourer, son of Henry Whiting, Labourer, deceased, on 12 May 1854 at St Mary's Parish Church, Haverhill. Witnessed by John and Harriet Claydon.(2,3)
Children: Henry Whiting b.1855, Emily b.1858 died in infancy, Emily Whiting b.1859, Elizabeth Whiting b.1863, William Whiting b.1865, Daniel Whiting b.1868 and Sophia Whiting b.1871
Died: April 1897 at 23 Burton End, Haverhill. Buried at Haverhill Cemetery on 1st April 1897.(4,5)

Bio: Susannah was born in Burton End, Haverhill, in 1831, and appears on the 1841 census living there with older siblings John, Rhoda and Edward. It is not clear what has happened to their parents - presumably they are both dead? On the next census, in 1851, Susannah is a domestic servant in the household of Philip Cross, a farmer of 170 acres, living at Hazel Stub Farm in Burton End. She was to marry Daniel three years later, and lived with him until his death in 1881.(see Daniel's page for their life together). On the 1891 census there is a Susan Whiting, widow, living next to Henry Whiting at 23 Burton End. Her age is given as 66, which is about six years out, but it would make sense as she and Daniel were living nextdoor to Henry on the previous census. She has a widower, John Kiddy, 70, living with her, and two lodgers, George Barber and Joseph Poole. Susannah doesn't seem to appear on further censuses and there is a Susan Whiting, widow, who is buried at Haverhill Cemetery in 1897. Her abode is given as 23 Burton End(6) which matches up with the 1891 census entry.


(1) SFHS. Suffolk Baptism Index, Clare Deanery 1813-1900
(2) Suffolk Records Office, Bury St Edmunds, Parish Registers of St Mary's Church, Haverhill. Fiche 578/4/p25 of 37
(3) Marriage Register. 2nd Quarter 1854, Risbridge District, Volume 4a Page 518
(4) Death Register. 1st Quarter 1897, Risbridge District, Volume 4a Page 405
(5) Haverhill Cemetery, Ref.2330.
(6) SFHS. Suffolk Burial Index, issue 2, 1538-1900