The Upper Whiteman Line
This page is part of Irene Gladys Whiteman's web-site.
It contains the family-tree of her name-line, including her Great-Grandparents
James and Caroline (1. below), and her Grandparents (Henry William and Mary
Ann, child 8. below).
Rene's blood-relations in the Whiteman line are picked out in bold-face
Rene's immediate family is on a separate page.
John WHITEMAN (1790s?->1816)
Bruce Weir has seen evidence that John was a blacksmith
m. Mary ? (1790s?->1816)
- James WHITEMAN (1816/17-1899)
James was b. 5 Apr 1816 - 4 Apr 1817, chr. 09 Feb 1817 at Maulden
(Maulden is the nearest village to Houghton Conquest, 5 km south)
m. Caroline Wagstaff (1820-1893) on 8 Oct 1838 (Cert
Caroline was chr. 5 Mar 1820 at Houghton Conquest (or 1821? or 1817-18?)
[Courtesy of Jane Gravelle, we have a good picture of the
James was a Blacksmith in Maulden (the shed behind the Flying Horse pub, said
Here are the family's 1841 Census
entry and extract, with their first
two children. Here are the 1851
Census entry and extract, the 1861
Census entry and extract, the 1871
Census entry and extract, and the
1881 Census entry and extract.
The children's births were spread over 22 years, when Caroline was 19-22 (had
at least one Child), 20-23 (Died Young), 25-28 (Died Young), 26-29 (Ch), 30-33
(D > 11), 32-35 (DY?), 38-41 (Ch) and 41-44 (Ch).
Rene's line, the family of the 8th child, lost contact with the other lines
from the 1930s onwards, with the exception of Beryl Hawkes (who also had only
a very vague knowledge of her family). Contact was only re-established with
the family of the 4th child, the Dunkleys, in 2008, when Caroline Dickens
discovered this web-page. That was after the deaths of all three of the 8th
child's grandchildren, i.e. of the whole 1925-2000 generation in my line.
Caroline d. Sept Qtr 1893 at Ampthill, at 76 (cf. the expected 73?) (3b, p.
James d. June Qtr 1899, at Ampthill, at 82 (3b, p. 230)
- George Whiteman (1839->1920)
b. or chr. 3 Feb 1839, Houghton Conquest
m. Mary Ann Davis (1838->1859), on 7 Nov 1859 in Radwell Beds.
in the 1881 Census, they were in Chapel End, as Farm Labourer and Lacemaker
Mary Ann may have d. <1909, because she's not mentioned in George's
Will of 1909
George d. 1920s
- Arabella Whiteman (c. 1859->1910) in Houghton Conquest
Possibly Anabella, sometimes confused with her aunt 2. immediately
m. Harry Rule on 19 Dec 1891
Harry was b. c. 1860, engineer of Mortlake Surrey
As far as we know, there was no further issue in this line
- Annabelle or Arabella Whiteman (1840->1874)
She was b. c. Nov 1840, chr. 10 Jan 1841, Houghton Conquest
m1 ? Luton, but if so then it must have been early and brief
m2 Henry LOWIN, children 1-3
Henry was b. 1839 Luton
- Emma Lowin (1860->1887)
Emma was b. 1860 Luton
m. Moses SIBLEY (1858->1886) in 1878, Luton
Moses was b. 1858 Luton
- Lizzie Sibley (1886->1925)
Lizzie was b. 1886 Luton
m. Alfred HAWKES
Alfred was b. 1885 Luton
- Beryl Hawkes (1925-1992?)
Beryl was b. 1925 Luton
Click on the thumbprints below for photos of Beryl, firstly
c.1955 at 30?, then in 1977 at 52, lunching at the Bedford Arms,
Woburn, with her second cousins in the Henry William line, Maggie
- Nellie Sibley (1887-?)
Nellie was b. 1887 Luton
- Elizabeth Lowin (1863-1863)
b. 1863 d. 1863 Luton
- Elizabeth Lowin (1874-?)
A second Elizabeth was b. 1874
- William Whiteman (1845-1845)
chr. 4 May 1845, Houghton Conquest
d. June Qtr 1845
- Mary Ann Whiteman (1847->1891)
b. 25 Feb 1847, chr. 10 Mar 1847, Houghton Conquest (Cert)
m. William DUNKLEY, 22 Dec 1865 (Cert),
when Mary Ann was 18/19 years of age.
A separate page provides an outline of the substantial
- Elizabeth Whiteman (1849->1861)
Elizabeth was b. 5 Apr 1849 - 10 Jul 1849, chr. 11 Jul 1849, Houghton
She d. > 4 Apr 1861
- William Henry Whiteman (1852-<1861)
chr. 11 Jul 1852, Houghton Conquest
d. young?, < 4 Apr 1861?
- Emma Susan Whiteman (1856->1891)
b. 5 Apr 1856 - 13 Sep 1856, chr. 14 Sep 1856, Houghton Conquest
m. 9 Apr 1882 Alfred William LITCHFIELD (c. 1857->1891)
Alfred was b. c. 1857
Both d. > 4 Apr 1891
We have no further knowledge of this line beyond the 1891 Census. In 2008,
there were 21 Litchfields listed in the White Pages in and near Bedford,
but none in Houghton Conquest itself.
Here's the family's 1891
Census entry and extract
- Eva Litchfield, b. Bedford 5 April 1883 - 4 April 1884
- Harold Litchfield, b. Bedford 5 April 1885 - 4 April 1886
- Ella Litchfield, b. Houghton Conquest 5 April 1886 - 4 April 1887
- Horace Litchfield, b. Bedford 5 April 1888 - 4 April 1889
- Hilda Litchfield, b. Bedford March 1890
- Henry William Whiteman (1861-1900/1916?)
b. 1 Jun 1861 (Cert L, R),
chr. 19 Jul 1861
(A mystery arises from Henry's birth certificate, in the form of his mother's
maiden name. It's recorded as 'Caroline Whiteman formerly Wright'. We
understand her previous name to have been Wagstaff. Unless further evidence
comes to light, I'm assuming this was a Registrar's error).
m. Mary Ann (Polly) SMART (1860-1934)
They were m. Dec qtr 1886 (Ampthill, 3b 787)
Polly was b. 15 Jul 1860 (Cert),
in Houghton Conquest.
[Polly's parents were Henry Smart b. 1833/34 and Ann formerly WEBB b.
1836/37. The family lived in Houghton Conquest. Here's the Smart family's
1861 Census entry and extract.
Henry Smart died between the ages of 48 and 58, and Ann not earlier than
the age of 55, because Ann is a widow in the
Census entry of 1891.
[As shown in the Census entries for 1871
and 1881, Polly was the 2nd of
8 children. Polly's younger sister Emily (b. 1868) married Henry's nephew
Thomas Dunkley (under child no. 4 above). Although Henry was Thomas' uncle,
Thomas was only 7 years younger than Henry.]
Here's Henry, Mary Anne and two children in the 1891
Census entry and extract
Between 1860 and 1891, Henry has changed from Farm Laborer to Railway
(Mar Qtr 1895, at 33, at Ampthill Vol 3b, p.277, kids 13, 6 and <3?)
Henry d. c. 1900?, Fred thought in a railway accident (or c. 1916, someone
Here's the 1901 Census entry
and extract – without Henry.
Mary Ann d. Sept Qtr 1934 (Ampthill 3b p.334).
We're not aware of anyone ever having had photos of
Henry, nor of any of his forebears.
Click on the thumbprints below for photos of Mary Ann c. 1900?, and in
1933. In the 1933 photo, she's in the centre, with her sister Emily on
the right and Emily's daughter Lizzie on the left. For more details on
them, see the Dunkley line. The third photo
is a clipping from the second one, mounted on a postcard, that is in the
possession of Irene Dunkley:
- Herbert SMART (1882-1952)
b. Houghton Conquest 3 Jun 1882 (Cert
m. Maud Emma Irons (1884/86-1958)
They were m. 16 Jun 1923
A separate page provides Herbert's and
Maud's family, incl. Maggie Roberts.
- Edward John (Ted) Whiteman (1889-1965)
b. Houghton Conquest 1889
m1 Mary Ann Elizabeth Whittington (1891-1938)
They were m. 24 Dec 1915
Children 1 and 2
m2 Betty Carpenter (?-1970s) in the 1940s?
A separate page provides Ted's family,
incl. Joyce Morris, and David.
- James Whiteman (1893-1954)
b. Houghton Conquest 31 May 1893 (Cert
m. Hannah Russell (1892-1952)
They were m. 27 Feb 1916, Portsmouth (Cert
A separate page provides Jame's and
Hannah's family, incl. Rene Clarke, and me.
This page benefited from a lot of research by Anne Kratzmann, my cousin on
the other side of the family. Some information was added in 2010 from Whiteman
family researcher Bruce Weir, of Kanata, near Ottawa
This a page within Roger
Clarke's Family Web-Site
Contact: Roger Clarke
Created: 2 September 2006; Last Amended: 17 March 2010