(1821-1904) and MARY ARNOTT
of my Philips was missing!
He was born in Somersham,
Huntingdonshire in the early nineteenth century, but
all that could then be found out about him was that
in 1841 he was living with his brother and sister in
the same village. And then the 1881 Census Index was
completed and it showed that this Philip had moved to
Newcastle, Northumberland. After writing letters to various
WHEATONs in the area it was very exciting to make
contact with one of Philip's descendants.
(And would you believe it? Philip is missing again! I cannot
find a Philip ( or even a Phi* or Fi*) age 80 +/- 5, born in any of
the places I can think of on the 1901 Census! We have tried Phi*, 50 +/- 50,
born Hunt* which should pick up all the Philips born in
Huntingdonshire. I have also tried Phi*, 80 +/- 5, and all the
first two letter combinations there are. (e.g. AA*, AB* through to
ZZ*). He died in 1904 in Newcastle, so where was he
As this family is one of "mine", information for "PHILIP
(1821-1904) and MARY ARNOTT"
is included in THE DESCENDANTS OF
THOMAS WHEATON (c1700 - 1754)
and Ann SPARROW
which is to be found on the HUNTINGDONSHIRE and CAMBRIDGESHIRE WHEATONs
can also be accessed from the box above. A GEDCOM file is still
available for THE DESCENDANTS OF
THOMAS WHEATON (c1700 - 1754)
and Ann SPARROW.
(TREE) (c 1835-1893) and SARAH ANN SCOBELL
In the process of investigating and
collating information sent to me by the various other
WHEATONs contacted in the north east of England I
found eight of the families who had written to me all
had a common ancestor. In 2006/2007 I have made contact
with two other members of this family.
The common ancestor was John Scobell WHEATON, who I found
did not originate from Cramlington, Northumberland
after all, but had previously lived in Dawlish in
Devon. We have not yet been able to find the birth of
his father who could have been baptised as John TREE.
John (TREE) WHEATON first married Ann BENNETT in 1857
in Starcross, Devon and had six children. After her
death in 1869 he married Sarah Ann SCOBELL in 1872.
By 1881 he had apparently taken his family to the
north east of England after mining on the west
country had resulted in the loss of employment for so
many in the Devon and Cornwall area. It is probable
that he left Devon for Cramlington between 1873
(birth of John Scobell WHEATON in Dawlish, Devon) and
1877 (birth of Samuel WHEATON in Cramlington,
Northumberland). So, further investigation has
enabled us to trace this line back to "JOHN
(TREE) (c1835-1893) and SARAH ANN SCOBELL"
from Dawlish or Exmouth in Devon. I suppose he should be
included on the DEVON WHEATONs page, but as he and his
Devon born children lived most of their lives in Northumberland,
they are still included on this page for the present.
Two Descendant Reports are included for this family, one for John
showing his two wives and their families, and one for his second
wife, Sarah Ann SCOBELL as she was a widow when she married John and
she married again after his death. The family for John and
Sarah, of course, appear in both reports.
CHARLES (1818-1874) and MARIA TOTTEN
There was a third
WHEATON in the Northumberland area, a descendant of "Philip
Charles (1818-1874) and Maria TOTTEN".
Their children were born in London where several died
at a very early age. Philip Charles and Maria had
also died before 1881 but in that year one of their
children was at school in the Newcastle area and he
and a brother both died in the north-east. This
family also originated from Devon as we found that Philip Charles was a descendant of
Thomas (bc1702- before 1779) and Sarah GODFREY (bc