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James Whitaker (abt. 1849 - 1922)

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James Whitaker
Born about in Otley, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Parish Church, Otley, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Wombwell, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Genealogically Defined

Biography

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James Whitaker was born in , England.

James was born in in 1849. [1][2] He was the second son of Ambrose Whitaker and Nancy Light. He was christened on 29 August 1849 at Otley Parish Church. [3]

In 1851 at the time of the census James and his parents were living at Brown Yard, Westgate, Otley.[4] By the end of 1851 he had a baby sister Sarah Ellen Whitaker. Sadly Sarah Ellen died in the summer of 1852.

The family had grown by 1861 when the census shows his parents at home with James (11), already working as a Worsted Factory Spinner, and two more sons, Charles Whitaker. (7) and Arthur Whitaker (2) [5]

In 1871 the family was living at Browns Court, Otley, Yorkshire. [6] Presumably this was the same place as Brown Yard, but the name had been changed. At this address was James (21), with his parents Ambrose and Nancy, three brothers, Charles (17) and Arthur (12) and his sister Derinda Whitaker (4). James was now working as a Carpenter.

He was still working as a carpenter when he married Augusta Sokell at Otley Parish Church on 9th January 1875.[7][3] Soon after their marriage James and Augusta moved to Wombwell, and it was there that their first child, George Whitaker was born towards the end of 1876.[8] George died the following spring.[9]

In 1881 James was working as a Joiner and Cabinet Maker, He and Augusta were living at 4 Park Street Wombwell, Yorkshire.[10] They now had another son, Ambrose Whitaker who was born in 1879. Boarding with them were Augusta’s younger sister Ann Sokell and her husband George Siddall. Ann and George had married at the beginning of 1881. .[11]

In 1891 the family were living at 19 Bond. Street, Wombwell.[12] James and Augusta now had four children, Ambrose (11), Lucy Whitaker (9), Albert Whitaker (7), and Charles Whitaker (2).

In 1901 James and Augusta were living at 29 Bond Street with Ambrose (21), Lucy (19), Albert (17), Charles (12) and another daughter, Derinda Whitaker (7). James was working as a carpenter in a coal mine, and his sons, Ambrose and Albert, were also working in the mines.[13]

On 23 April 1903 Augusta died.[14] She was buried a few days later in Wombwell Cemetery.[15]

James was still at 29 Bond Street, Wombwell and was working as a Coal Miner in 1911. [16] His younger daughter, Derinda, is found visiting friends a few streets away, but probably still lived at home with her father, because her name appears below her fathers on the census form, but it is crossed out. Lucy had married James Senior in 1901.[17] Albert was lodging with the Seniors at the time of the 1911 census, and in December that year he married Alice Jessop.[18] Ambrose had married Clara Rogers in 1903[19] and Charles had married Florence Keeling in 1910.[20] James also had several grandchildren. The whole of the family still lived in Wombwell.

James died on 20 July 1922 [21][22] and was buried in Wombwelll Cemetery on 22 July 1922. [15]

Census

  • 1851 - Brown Yard, Westgate, Otley, Yorkshire[4]
    • Ambrose Whitaker - Head - - 27 - Labourer - Otley, Yorks.
    • Nancy Light - Wife - M - 28 - - Otley, Yorks.
    • James Whitaker - Son - U - 1 - Otley, Yorks.
  • 1861 -Brown Yard, Westgate, Otley, Yorkshire[5]
    • Ambrose Whitaker - Head - M - 37 - Cart Driver (Serv) - Otley, Yorks.
    • Ann Whitaker - Wife - M - 38 - - Otley, Yorks.
    • James Whitaker - Son - U - 11 - Worsted Factory Spinner - Otley, Yorks.
    • Charles L. Whitaker - Son - U - 7 - Scholar - Otley, Yorks.
    • Arthur Whitaker - Son - U - 2 - - Otley, Yorks.
  • 1871 - Brown Court, Otley, Yorkshire[6]
    • Ambrose Whitaker - Head - M - 47 - Carter - Otley, Yorks.
    • Ann Whitaker - Wife - M - 48 - - Otley, Yorks.
    • James Whitaker - Son - U - 21 - Carpenter - Otley, Yorks.
    • Charles L. Whitaker - Son - U - 17 - Moulder - Otley, Yorks.
    • Arthur Whitaker - Son - U - 12 - Worsted Spinner - Otley, Yorks.
    • Dorinda Whitaker - Daur - U - 4 - Scholar - Otley, Yorks.
  • 1881 - 4 Park Street Wombwell, Yorkshire[10]
    • James Whittaker - Head - M - 30 - Joiner and Cabinet Maker - Otley, Yorks.
    • Augusta Whittaker - Wife - M - 26 - - Worsbrough, Yorks.
    • Ambrose Whittaker - Son - - 1 - - Wombwell, Yorks.
    • George Siddall - Boarder - M - 20 - Coal Miner - Hordfield, Derbys.
    • Ann Siddall - Wife - M - 27 - - Worsbrough Dale, Yorks.
  • 1891 -19 Bond. Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire[12]
    • James Whittaker - Head - M - 41 - Joiner - Yorks, Otley
    • Augusta Whittaker - Wife - M - 36 - - Yorks, Wombwell
    • Ambrose Whittaker - Son - - 11 - - Yorks, Wombwell
    • Lucy Whittaker - Daur - - 9 - - Yorks, Wombwell
    • Albert Whittaker - Son - - 7 - - Yorks, Wombwell
    • Charles Whittaker - Son - - 6 - - Yorks, Wombwell
  • 1901 - 29 Bond Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire[13]
    • James Whitaker - 51 - Head - Miner, carpenter - Otley, Yorkshire
    • Augusta Whitaker - 47 - Wife - Wortley, Yorkshire
    • Ambrose Whitaker - 21 - Son - Coal miner underground -Wombwell, Yorkshire
    • Lucy Whitaker -- 19 - Daughter - Wombwell, Yorkhshire
    • Albert Whitaker - 17 - Son - Coal Miner Pony Driver underground - Wombwell, Yorkshire
    • Charles Whitaker - 12 - Son - Wombwell, Yorkshire
    • Derinda Whitaker - 7 - Daughter - Wombwell, Yorkshire
    • Charles Sernior - 9 - Visitor - Leeds, Yorkshire
  • 1911 - 29 Bond Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire[16]
    • William Whitaker - 61 - 1850 - Male - Head - Widowed - Coal Miner Hewer - Otley, Yorks.

Sources

  1. General Register Office index (Births) WHITAKER, JAMES - LIGHT Order GRO Reference: 1849 S Quarter in OTLEY Volume 23 Page 508 GRO Online Birth Indexes
  2. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XSN-VFL : 1 October 2014), James Whitaker, 1849; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Otley, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Otley Parish Records - Leeds Archives
  4. 4.0 4.1 Uk census 1851 - Brown Yard, Westgate, Otley, Yorkshire
  5. 5.0 5.1 UK census 1861 - Browns Court, Otley, Yorkshire
  6. 6.0 6.1 UK census 1871 - Browns Court, Otley, Yorkshire
  7. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DPW-HR1 : 13 December 2014), James Whitaker, 1875; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1875, quarter 1, vol. 9A, p. 181, Wharfedale, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  8. General Register Office Index (Births) - WHITAKER, GEORGE - SOKELL Order GRO Reference: 1876 D Quarter in BARNSLEY UNION Volume 09C Page 219 GRO Online Birth Indexes
  9. General Register Office index (Deaths) - WHITAKER, GEORGE    0   GRO Reference: 1877  J Quarter in BARNSLEY UNION  Volume 09C  Page 111 GRO Online Death Indexes
  10. 10.0 10.1 UK census 1881 4 Park Street Wombwell, Yorkshire
  11. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DR1-1KQ : 13 December 2014), Ann Sokell, 1881; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1881, quarter 1, vol. 9C, p. 208, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  12. 12.0 12.1 UK census 1891 - 19 Bond. Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire
  13. 13.0 13.1 UK census 1901 - 29 Bond Street, Wombwell, Yorkshire
  14. General Register Offoce index (Deaths) - WHITAKER, AUGUSTA     48   GRO Reference: 1903  J Quarter in BARNSLEY  Volume 09C  Page 142 GRO Online Death Indexes
  15. 15.0 15.1 Wombwell Burial Records Barnsley Archives
  16. 16.0 16.1 UK census 1911 - 29 Bond Street, Wombwell
  17. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26S5-FLQ : 13 December 2014), Lucy Whittaker, 1901; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1901, quarter 2, vol. 9C, p. 421, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  18. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26WX-H6Z : 13 December 2014), Albert Whittaker, 1911; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1911, quarter 4, vol. 9C, p. 479, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  19. Lancashire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936 - Ambrose Whitaker & Clara Rogers, 2 Mar 1903, Bispham, All Hallows, Lancashire
  20. Marriage Certificate
  21. General Register Office index (Deaths) - WHITAKER, JAMES 72 Order GRO Reference: 1922 S Quarter in BARNSLEY Volume 09C Page 227 GRO Online Death Indexes
  22. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHW-1CMN : 4 September 2014), James Whitaker, 1922; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England


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