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WHITE, Jane (b. 1769, d. MAR 1795)

Source: (Baptism)
Title: Adrian Gibbs 3/11/2013
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHITE 0800/WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0701
Reference: 00093

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BEERE, Phoebe DEERE or (b. ABT 1772, d. BET JAN AND MAR 1841)
Note: Addresses
1794 Colne, Huntingdonshire (Malcolm CLYDESDALE 4/11/1985)
1801 Cottenham, Huntingdonshire (Malcolm CLYDESDALE 4/11/1985)

Phoebe WHEATON née DEERE married again to John TODD 22 November 1801 in St Helen, Colne, Huntingdonshire. John TODD was born about 1767 in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire and possibly died June quarter 1844 Chesterton District, Cambridgeshire. In 1801 John was living in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire
Source: (Birth)
Title: Approximation
Media: Book
Source: (Death)
Title: Ancestry.com web site
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0701
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Reference: 00094

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PAPWORTH, Robert (b. ABT 1765, d. BET JUL AND SEP 1837)
Note: Addresses
1841 Not found
Source: (Birth)
Title: Approximation
Media: Book
Source: (Death)
Title: findmypast
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0800
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Reference: 00097

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WHITE, Catherine (b. ABT 1773, d. MAY 1860)
Note: Addresses
1841 High Street, Bluntisham
Robert WHEATON with wife Catherine and granddaughter Rebecca.
The ages given do not correspond, but there is no other Robert and Catherine WHEATON
living in Bluntisham at this time, given that most of the lines of descent have been followed.
The parent of Rebecca (age 14) has not yet been ascertained. See her file for details.
Living with the family was William SKINNER (25) Shepherd born not in Huntingdonshire
1851 High Street, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire as a widow
Living with her were two of her grandchildren, Daniel and Rebecca LEE
Source: (Name)
Title: 1841 Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire
Media: Book
Source: (Name)
Title: 1851 Bluntisham
Source: (Death)
Title: Microfiche of Bluntisham Parish Church Registers
Source: (Baptism)
Title: Dave Edwards 10/4/2006
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHITE 0800/WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0702
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Occupation: Place: 1851 Farmer's widow
Reference: 00099

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DONCASTER, Henry (b. ABT 1769, d. UNKNOWN)
Note: Addresses
1841 Not found
Source: (Birth)
Title: Approximation
Media: Book
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0800
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Reference: 00101

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PIGGOTT, Elizabeth (b. ABT 1778, d. JAN 1814)
Note: Addresses
1805 Doddington, Cambridgeshire

There is an Elizabeth PIGGOT baptism 22 April 1778 in Mepal, Cambridgeshire
Parents Joseph and Honour PIGGOT
Siblings Mary baptised 16 April 1780 and Sarah baptised 19 January 1783 both Mepal, Cambridgeshire
Source: (Death)
Title: Cambridgeshire Burial Index
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0703
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Reference: 00103

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JAMES, Anne (b. ABT 1796, d. 20 SEP 1842)
Note: Addresses
1839 Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
1841 Slade End, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
Source: (Name)
Title: 1841 Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
Media: Book
Source: (Death)
Title: Death Certificate
Source: (Burial)
Title: Chatteris, Cambridgeshire Parish Registers
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0800/WHEATON 0703
Event: Type: Informant of Death
Place: Philip WHEATON husband
Reference: 00104
Cause: Decline

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WHEATON, Thomas WHEATLEY or (b. ABT 1700, d. SEP 1754)
Note: THOMAS WHEATON c1700 - 1754
There was obviously confusion about the surname of our Thomas. In the early eighteenth century WHEATON was not a name used in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire, but there were many WHEATLEYs. In legal documents, such as the Marriage Licence, and the Wills of Richard SPARROW and Thomas himself, his name appears as WHEATON. It is also WHEATON in the marriage register for his daughter and in the burial register at the time of the death of Thomas and his second wife. However, in the baptism register, the 1726 and 1746 marriages and the 1734 burial registers of the Hilton parish his name is written as WHEATLEY. Thomas signed his marriage licence with a cross, so could not read or write. We assume that the parish clerk, unfamiliar with the name WHEATON had written WHEATLEY in the registers, and Thomas, unable to read, did not correct the mistake.

Thomas first appears in Huntingdonshire when his daughter Anne WHEATLEY was baptised in the church of St Mary Magdalene, in Hilton, on the 10th April 1726.

It would seem likely that his father was not with Thomas in Huntingdonshire, because a few weeks later, on the 12th May 1726, it was not his father, but Bardolph CATER who is shown as standing surety for Thomas WHEATON on a marriage licence.

The only clues about a connection between Thomas WHEATON and Bardolph CATER come from the latter's Will, dated the 30th May 1781. He left his property to his niece, Eleanor GRAVES, whose husband William was a Butcher in 1762 the same year that Eleanor had married in Houghton, Huntingdonshire where her father lived at the time of his death. William WHEATON, the son of Thomas WHEATON, was a Butcher and he was in Houghton in 1767. Was Bardolph CATER a family friend, and were he and his family in some way still responsible for the family of Thomas at this time? It seems unlikely that we shall ever know!

On the day following the date on the licence, and a month after the baptism of his daughter, Thomas WHEATLEY married Ann(e) SPARROW in Hilton. We learn later that Thomas was a shepherd and we understand that good shepherds were much respected members of the community, although probably not in this case as Ann(e) SPARROW belonged to one of the wealthiest families in Hilton and the circumstances surrounding the birth of her daughter and her marriage might not have encouraged the people of Hilton to be too enthusiastic about the newcomer, Thomas WHEATON.

The job of a shepherd involved much more than just watching the sheep eat the grass. Before the lambs were born there was work to do in erecting the sheepfold of hurdles to protect the ewes and where the shepherd could keep an eye on the newly born lambs. To ensure the animals had enough to eat sheepfolds were erected in fields and moved around to obtain the greatest benefit. The sheepfold was also used for selecting the animals which were to be driven to market or to the annual sheep fair. These were usually great social events, with sideshows, races, tugs of war, and lots of ale to drink. They were also places to meet old friends. However the prime purpose of the fair was for the sale of the animals which the shepherd had cared for during the year, undertaking such activities as shearing, branding, tail docking, treating them when they were attacked by disease, introducing new animals for rearing, as well as searching for those which were lost. The shepherd would usually be accompanied by his dog and carry a crook, but other equipment included lanterns, bells, shears, branding equipment, saw for trimming overgrown horns, salve box for ointment, drenching horns for medicine, brazier and docking irons. I wonder if Thomas wore a smock? These were usually made from five rectangular pieces of hemp or flax which had been spun at home. They were made large to allow for freedom of movement and the garment was reversible. On the chest and cuffs and where the sleeves join the shoulders, there would have been gathering with a smocking stitch which varied from smock to smock, and county to county.

On the 20th August 1729 Richard SPARROW was buried in Hilton and in his will he left property to "Ann WHEATON, wife of Thomas WHEATON shepherd". Was Richard Ann(e)'s grandfather? If not, why was the property left to her? Most of Richard's property was left to his natural son William SPARROW and the change in ownership is noted in the Court Rolls, although there is no reference to Ann(e) WHEATON acquiring the ownership of the property mentioned in the Will. So, in 1729 was Thomas WHEATON living with his wife Ann(e) in Hilton, in the "cottage with adjoining close, pasture ground and orchard" left to Ann(e) by Richard SPARROW? Or had the executor of the Will, William SPARROW, the natural son, not carried out his father's wishes?

In the following year Thomas and Ann(e) baptised a second daughter, Elizabeth WHEATLEY. A son, William, was then born within the next two years, and was buried in Hilton on the 22nd August 1732. This was followed a few months later, on the 3rd December 1732 by the baptism of another son, again called William WHEATLEY.

Ann(e) did not survive the birth of this son for very long and was buried at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Hilton on the 27th October 1734 leaving Thomas with two young daughters and a baby, Anne aged eight, Elizabeth aged four and William aged two. Who helped Thomas look after his young family? We have not found a family for either Thomas or Ann(e). There does not appear to be any references to this family in the Parish Records showing that they were in need of assistance, so perhaps there were aunts or neighbours who were able to help. Within a few years it is probable that his daughter, Anne, was able to take on some of the household duties.

Twelve years after the death of his first wife Thomas WHEATLEY married again, to Elizabeth HAROP, on the 28th April 1746 in Hilton parish church. At this time, daughter Anne was twenty years old, surely old enough to run the household. I wonder if she was pleased to have another woman in the home? Anne did not marry for another four years and is shown as Anne WHEATON in the parish register for her marriage to Richard BRACE in Hilton on the 28th October 1750.

There is no indication that Elizabeth (who was still single in 1754) or her brother, William, remained at home with their father Thomas and his wife, but all three of Thomas's children were mentioned in his Will which was dated 3rd April 1754. In it he left one guinea to Anne BRACE, five pounds to Elizabeth WHEATON and the rest of his goods, chattels and personal estate to his son, William. There was also a bequest of fifteen shillings a year to his wife, Elizabeth, but Thomas was buried on the 3rd September of that year, to be followed two days later by his wife.

In his Will there is no mention of the property which was left by Richard SPARROW to Ann(e) SPARROW. William WHEATON, Thomas's son, did not remain in Hilton parish long after the death of his father. He may have been in Grantham in Lincolnshire in 1758, before moving to Woodhurst where he was married in 1761. So if the property did come to Ann(e) SPARROW, what had happened for the family to have lost it probably by 1754? Or if Thomas had made it over to William during his life time, what did William do to lose it before he left Hilton to begin his married life in the parish of Woodhurst?


WILL OF THOMAS WHEATON
Wheaton Thos of Hilton
In the Name of God Amen the third day of April One thousand seven hundred and fifty four I Thomas Wheaton of Hilton in the County of Huntingdon Shepherd being very sick and weak in body but Thanks be to God of a perfect Mind and Memory Do make and Ordain this is my last Will and Testament, that is to say, Principally and first of all I Give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it hoping for Salvation through the Merits of Jesus Christ And as for my Body I desire may be buried in a Christian like and decent Manner at the Discretion of my Executor herein after named And as touching such Personal Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this Life I Give Devise and Dispose of the same in manner and form following ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Impris I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Brace one Guinea to be paid by my executor One Year after my Decease Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Wheaton the sum of five Pound of good and lawful Money of Great Britain One Year after my Decease and to be paid by my Executor. Item I give and Bequeath to my Wife Elizabeth Wheaton the sum of fifteen shillings a Year during the term of her natural Life and to be paid by my Executor Item All the Rest of my Goods Chattel and Personal Estate whatsoever I give and Bequeath unto my son William Wheaton whom I do also hereby constitute and appoint and Ordain my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness hereof I have set my hand and seal the Day and Year above written

Thomas Wheaton his mark

Signed Sealed and declared by the said Thomas Wheaton to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of Us,
Oliver Papworth
William Hart his Mark,
Mary Holson her Mark

This Will was proved the 5th day of October 1754 Before
the Revd John Pennington Cl Surrogate Vcr By the Oath
of William Wheaton the Executor To whom was committed Admon~~~


In an attempt to discover the birth place of Thomas his Marriage Allegation and Bond was studied further. It was found that a Bardolph CATER stood surety for him for the licence. Through the Latter Day Saints' Web page it was found that the family of Bardolph CATER was being researched by Dr Jon MARTIN. Contact has been made with him, and two others also interested in this family, but the information we received did not provide us with any clues.

However, Bardolph CATER died in 1781. His Will was dated the 30th May 1781. He was a Whitesmith. He left his property to his niece, Eleanor GRAVES, who had married William GRAVES, a Butcher of Huntingdon in 1762. Eleanor was the daughter of Bardolph's brother, James, and had married in Houghton, Huntingdonshire in 1762 where her father lived at the time of his death. Property was also left to friends Thomas PATTISON, Richard BALE, Henry WATSON, Philip OLIVER, Baker of Huntingdon, Mary SAMMS, Housekeeper, and his brother, John CATER.

James CATER of Houghton with Witton, Blacksmith, left his property to his wife Ann. Ann, of All Saints, Huntingdon then left the property to her four granddaughters, Ann, Ellen, Susanna and Sarah, the daughters of her son-in-law, William GRAVES.

William WHEATON, the son of Thomas was in Houghton in 1767. His mother was left property in Hilton, and William inherited all his father's assets, but he left Hilton, was married in Woodhurst in 1761, had a child there in 1762 and then appears in Houghton in 1767. Was Bardolph CATER a family friend, and were he and his family still looking after the family of Thomas at this time?

More questions, as ever!

On the 1st January 2014 we added Angel as a child of this family, our reasoning for doing this is as follows:
The DNA of Dennis WHEATON (WHEATON 0200), a descendant of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW matches the DNA of a descendant of Angel’s (WHEATON 0337)....so they must have a common ancestor
.......The earliest information we have for Angel is the baptism of his son (another Angel) in 1764.
.......I therefore made Angel senior’s birth about 1739 but that is purely an approximation, he could have been born earlier.
.......There is no other information (marriage or deaths) for Angel senior and his wife Elizabeth
.......This is the reason that I think it probable that Angel was the same man as William born 1732, son of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW (WHEATON 0900) (See Angel WHEATON for full investigation notes)
.......We have a marriage for this William, and deaths for both him and his wife Elizabeth (WHEATON 0800)
.......However, without evidence I don’t think they can be merged
.......But given the dates and location and the fact that there are no other WHEATON families in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire at this time....
.......I think that even if William and Angel are not the same man, Angel must be a son of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW
......Therefore, in my file, I have added Angel to the family of Thomas WHEATON and Ann SPARROW making him child number five.
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: SPARROW 1000/WHEATON 0900
Event: Type: Will proved
Date: 5 OCT 1754
Place: Executor William WHEATON
Occupation: Place: Shepherd
Will: Date: 3 APR 1754
Place: In name of WHEATON See Notes
Reference: 00016

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SPARROW, Ann (b. ABT 1706, d. OCT 1734)
Note: In the Will of Richard SPARROW, who we assume was the grandfather of Ann, property was left to Ann, the wife of Thomas WHEATON. It consisted of a cottage, pasture grounds and orchard "together with all singular Common and appurtenances".
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: SPARROW 1000/WHEATON 0900
Reference: 00017

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HAROP, Elizabeth (b. ABT 1700, d. SEP 1754)
Note: Left in Will of husband "fifteen shillings a year"
Source: (Birth)
Title: Approximation
Media: Book
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0900
Reference: 00106

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WHEATON, Anne WHEATLEY or (b. 1726, d. UNKNOWN)
Note: Left in Will of father "one guinea"
Source: (Name)
Title: Vital Records Index Edition 2
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0900
Reference: 00107

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WHEATON, Elizabeth WHEATLEY or (b. 1730, d. UNKNOWN)
Note: Left in Will of father "five pounds"
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0900
Reference: 00109

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WHEATLEY, William (b. 1731, d. AUG 1732)
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0900
Reference: 00110

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BRACE, Richard (b. ABT 1721, d. UNKNOWN)
Source: (Name)
Title: Vital Records Index Edition 2
Source: (Birth)
Title: Approximation
Media: Book
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0900
Reference: 00108

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WHEATON, Catherine (b. 1790, d. FEB 1795)
Note: Addresses
1790 Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire (baptism)
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0701
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Reference: 00112

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WHEATON, John (b. 7 FEB 1792, d. JAN 1852)
Note: Addresses
1830 Somersham, Huntingdonshire
1830 Earith, Huntingdonshire (1830 Pigots Directory a John WHEATON is shown as Butcher)
1841 Newmarket Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
1851 Norfolk Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Joan PEAKER sent the following information:
Bluntisham Meeting House of Non Conformist Church (Baptist)
Name John WHEATON (of Earith, butcher)
date of membership March 3rd 1814
baptised June 1st 1814
Name Mrs John WHEATON (of Earith);
(re-admitted after suspension) March 1830
This would seem to relate to this family so has been included here.
Source: (Name)
Title: 1841 St Andrew the Less, Cambridge
Media: Book
Source: (Name)
Title: 1851 St Andrew the Less, Cambridge
Source: (Death)
Title: Civil Registration Indexes at Family Record Centre, Myddleton House, London
Media: Book
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0701/WHEATON 0604
Event: Type: Registered
Date: 11 MAR 1795
Place: Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Occupation: Place: 1826, 1829, 1830, 1841, 1851 Butcher
Reference: 00113

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WHEATON, Phoebe (b. 16 FEB 1796, d. BEF 1841)
Note: Addresses
1796 Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire (baptism)
1841 Not found
Event: Type: Registered
Date: 8 JUN 1796
Place: Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0701
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Reference: 00116

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WHEATON, William (b. 2 AUG 1798, d. MAR 1838)
Note: Addresses
1798 Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire (baptism)

It would appear that William was also baptised in a Non-conformist church - see www.bmdregisters.co.uk page 5 (Full details not looked at, only index)
Event: Type: Registered
Date: 14 JUN 1799
Place: Bluntisham Baptist Chapel, Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0701/WHEATON 0608
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Reference: 00118

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WHEATON, Charles (b. ABT 1800, d. UNKNOWN)
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0701
Reference: 00120

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BRADLEY, Alice (b. ABT 1788, d. MAR 1862)
Note: Addresses
1836 Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
1841 Newmarket Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
1851 Norfolk Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
1861 44 Gold Street, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire with granddaughter,
Eliza WHEATON, daughter of her son Bradley WHEATON

Joan PEAKER sent the following information:
Bluntisham Meeting House of Non Conformist Church (Baptist)
Name John WHEATON (of Earith, butcher)
date of membership March 3rd 1814
baptised June 1st 1814
Name Mrs John WHEATON (of Earith);
(re-admitted after suspension) March 1830
This would seem to relate to this family so has been included here.
Source: (Name)
Title: 1841 St Andrew the Less, Cambridge
Media: Book
Source: (Name)
Title: 1861 St Andrew the Less, Cambridge
Source: (Name)
Title: 1851 St Andrew the Less, Cambridge
Source: (Death)
Title: Civil Registration Indexes at Family Record Centre, Myddleton House, London
Media: Book
Event: Type: A Chart Number
Place: WHEATON 0701/WHEATON 0604
Event: Type: Residences
Place: See Notes
Occupation: Place: 1861 Bedridden and Infirm
Reference: 00114

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