This page is part of Irene Gladys Whiteman's web-site.
It contains her family-tree from her parents via herself and her husband down to her descendants. The upper parts of Rene's tree are as follows:
James Whiteman was the second and last child of Henry William (Harry) Whiteman (1861-1900, platelayer) and Mary Ann (Polly) Smart (1860-1934). He was the third child of Polly, who had a previous son out of wedlock. His elder brothers were Herbert Smart (1882-1952) and Edward John (Ted) Whiteman (1889-1965).
b. Houghton Conquest (rural Beds.), 31 May 1893 (Cert L, R)
His mother Polly made her mark on the birth entry.
James worked on the railways, presumably 1908-1914, on Army railways incl. behind the front in northern France, some time 1914-1919, and from 1920 to the early 1950s.
A reasonable guess is that he spent time in or near Portsmouth
m. 27 Feb 1916, Portsmouth (Cert L, R), at St Margaret's, Highland Rd, just into Eastney
b. Neasden 21 May 1892 (Cert L, R)
More detail about their lives is on Hannah and James' home-page.
James moved in with Hannah and her parents at 36 St Augustine's Rd Southsea
(For all we know, he might have been billeted on them when he was posted to Portsmouth).
Hannah's father Fred d. in 1931, aged 71.
Hannah's mother (also Hannah) moved out c. 1934 and d. in Chesterfield in 1938.
Hannah ran a Boarding House in the 1930s.
The house was destroyed in April 1941, when James and Hannah were 47 and Rene 14.
Hannah and Rene were evacuated to Basingstoke (for a few months? a year?). Housing in Portsmouth was a mess after the Blitz. They lived at 19 Exeter Road, Southsea (?Jun 1942-?Jun 1944), and then at 89 St Mary's Rd, Southsea (?Jun 1944 - 1952/54).
Hannah d. 13 Feb 1952 (Cert L, R), aged 59 yrs 8 mths.
Jeames d. 7 Feb 1954 (Cert L, R),
aged 60 yrs 8 mths.
He died intestate. There was Stg 287-19-2 to 'distribute' to the only child.
This a page within Roger
Clarke's Family Web-Site
Contact: Roger Clarke
Created: 2 Sep 2006; Last Amended: 7 Mar 2011, 23 Dec 2016, 29 Dec 2017 (Darius), 9 Nov 2020 (Xavier)