and Ellen FURNER (?-?)
and Sarah BURGESS (1801-1882)
William Whiteman first married Ellen Furner on 4 May 1815 in Brede, Sussex. The
witnesses to their marriage were William Whiteman and Mary
Whiteman. He then married Sarah Burgess by banns on 1
July 1822 in Bexhill. (They were not my direct
ancestors. William's aunt,
Whiteman (1776-1845) was my 4x Great Grandmother.)
William Whiteman was baptised on 16 May 1793 in Udimore, Sussex.
He was the son of William
Whiteman (1773-1852) and
died aged 74 years and his death was registered in the third quarter of
1867 in the Hastings registration district.
Ellen Furner's date and place of birth/baptism are
unknown, to me.
Sarah Burgis was born
on 1 February 1801 and baptised on 1 March 1801 in Ewhurst, Sussex.
She was the daughter of
William Burgis and Sarah. Sarah died aged 81 years
and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1882 in the Hastings
When the 1841 census was recorded, William and Sarah together with 4
children and 62 year old Joseph Lew were living at Strand in
Winchelsea and William was then an agricultural labourer.
September 1842 a removal order was issued to the family returning them to Udimore from Winchelsea.
By 1851 they had moved to Hastings.
In 1861 the couple and their youngest son were living at 2 Mount Pleasant
William Whiteman and
Ellen Furner had 2 known children:
William Whiteman was born about 1816 in Udimore. He died on
30 December 1892 in Waratah, NSW, Australia. He emigrated to
Australia in 1839.
Tucker on 6 May 1849 in Australia.
Francis Alfred Whiteman was baptised on 2 August 1818 in Udimore.
His mother's name was recorded as Alice in the baptism register.
William Whiteman and Sarah Burgess had 5 known children:
Alfred Whiteman was baptised on 21 February 1826 at the Wesleyan
Chapel in Rye. The 1841 census records that he was 14 year old Alfred Whiteman and he was then living with his parents. He was
15 years old when the removal order was issued to his father.
Spencer Whiteman was born about 1831 in Udimore, although his
baptism does not seem to have been recorded in the Udimore parish
register. He was 8 years old in 1841. On 10 September 1842 he
was 11 years old. In 1851 he was a 20 year old house servant in the
home of 77 year old John Willis at All Saints Cottage in Hastings.
Edwin Whiteman was baptised on 20 July 1834 in Udimore. In
1841 he was 7 years old. He was 8 years old when the removal order
was issued in 1842. He was a 16 year old house servant in 1851.
more details about Edwin and his family, please see:
Jane Frances Grout and they had 9 known children:
Edwin Henry Whiteman
(1861-1911). The photograph on the right is of William. Many
thanks to his grandson, Felix Elliott for providing the picture.
Walter Thomas Whiteman
Jane Lydia Whiteman
Felix Elliott's database at RootsWeb for more details about the
Sarah Whiteman was baptised on 29 May 1836 in Udimore. She
was 5 years old in 1841 and 6 years old in 1841. In 1851 she was a
14 year old house servant.
Albert Whiteman was born about 1844 in Winchelsea. When the
removal order was issued on 10 September 1842 he was 4 months old.
In 1851 he was a 7 year old scholar. The 1861 census records that he
was an 18 year old bookseller and stationer.
1841 census - Strand, Winchelsea,
Sussex (HO107/1109, folio 20, page 3)
Wm Whiteman, 45, Ag Lab, born in Sussex
Sarah Whiteman, 40, born in Sussex
Alfred Whiteman, 14, born in Sussex
Spencer Whiteman, 8, born in Sussex
Edwin Whiteman, 7, born in Sussex
Sarah Whiteman, 5, born in Sussex
Joseph Lew, 62, P, not born in Sussex
1851 census -9 Lavatory, Hastings, St.
Mary Magdalen, Sussex (HO107/1635, folio 517, page 36)
William Whiteman, Head, M, 57, Farm
Laborer, born Sussex, Udimore
Sarah Whiteman, Wife, M, 50, born
Edwin Whiteman, Son, 16, House Servt,
born Sussex, Udimore
Sarah Whiteman, Dau, 14, House Servt,
born Sussex, Udimore
Albert Whiteman, Son, 7, Scholar, born
1861 census - 2 Mount Pleasant,
Hastings, St. Mary Magdalen, Sussex (RG9/561, folio 156, page 30)
William Whiteman, Head, Mar, 69, born
Sarah Whiteman, Wife, Mar, 60, born
Albert Whiteman, Son, 18, Bookseller &
Stationer, born Sussex, Winchelsea
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