Margaret WHIFFEN

Female 1826 - Aft 1918  (~ 92 years)


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  • Name Margaret WHIFFEN  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 2 Feb 1826  Chatham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1851  High Street, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • John was a "Watch Maker & Jeweller & Siversmith Master", employing 2 men and 2 apprentices.
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Culverwell Greenway Lane, Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 3 Apr 1881  [7
    Jeweller Wife 
    Census 1891  80 Culverwill, Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • John was "Living on own Means". They have two visitors living with them, Gertrude Hunt, single, 20 years old and born in Chatham, Kent, the same as Margaret, and Henry A Adamson, single, 20, born Ealing, Middlesex, a student at Cambridge.
    Census 1901  Culverwell, Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • John was described as a "Retired Jeweller". Gertrude Hunt was again with them, now 30 years old and still single. Her relationship to head was initially put to visitor, but then changed to "niece". She was described as a "Companion".
    UKC 1881
    Note
    • The surname "Whiffen" has been chosen for Margaret based on the following:

      1. In 1891 and 1901 there was a Gertrude Hunt living with John and Margaret in Bath. In 1901 she was described as "niece". Given that Gertrude was born in Chatham, Kent, the same place as Margaret, she must have been the daughter of Margaret's sister or brother (not John's niece).

      There was a Gertrude Hunt, 10 years old, born Chatham Kent, living with her mother Mary A Hunt in the 1881 census. Also with the family was Mary Whiffen, 72, unmarried, Mary's Aunt. Assuming that Whiffen might be Mary's maiden name, we find a Mary Ann Whiffen in the IGI born 1836 in Chatham, Kent, the correct year for her age in 1881. Her father was John Thomas David Whiffin, her mother Eliza. We then find a Mary Ann Whiffen, also in the IGI, who married Francis Hunt in London in 1864, which is about right given the age of Mary's daughter Blanche in 1881.

      Further assuming that Margaret and Mary were sisters, based on the fact that Gertrude was described as Margaret's niece in 1901, we find, in the IGI, a christening of a Margaret Whiffen born 1826 in Chatham, Kent, father Thomas, mother Mary. A birth year of 1826 is consistent with Margaret's age in each census.

      The "Whiffen" connection is further bolstered by the fact that John Mallett's sister Susan married Swan Whiffen, who was described as a "Chronometer Maker". John Mallett probably met Margaret through Swan, both being in the clockmaker trade.

      Swan must have been Margaret and Mary's uncle, because in 1871, Mary Whiffen, age 62, was living with him, described as his sister. Swan died in 1874, so Mary probably went to live with her niece Mary Hunt and was there in the 1881 census, same birth year and place as in 1871.
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    UKC 1881
    Alternate Name Margaret Mallett 
    Died Aft 14 Apr 1918  [9
    • Walter Mallett mentioned that his mother was still living at "92 1/2" in a letter written this date. She likely died in Bath.
    Person ID I886  Southwest
    Last Modified 28 May 2016 

    Father Thomas WHIFFEN,   b. Est 1800 
    Mother Mary,   b. Est 1800 
    Married Est 1825 
    Family ID F676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John MALLETT,   b. Abt 1826, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1908  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married Est 1847 
    Children 
     1. John W MALLETT,   b. Sep 1848, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1870, Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
    +2. Margaret Mary MALLETT,   b. Mar 1850, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1887  (Age ~ 36 years)
     3. Edith Annie MALLETT,   b. Abt 1853, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Walter Ellis MALLETT,   b. Jan 1853, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1929, Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 2 Feb 1826 - Chatham, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - High Street, Barnstaple, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 3 Apr 1881 - Culverwell Greenway Lane, Bath, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - 80 Culverwill, Bath, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - Culverwell, Bath, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S294] IGI, Chatham, Kent, England, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), C738922.

    2. [S292] UKC, 1881, Hunt, Mary A, 292.

    3. [S295] IGI, St Pancras, London, England, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), M047934.

    4. [S269] UKC, 1901, Mallett, John Bath, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), 269.

    5. [S150] UKC, 1851, Mallett, John 1826, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), 150.

    6. [S149] UKC, 1881, Mallett, John Bath, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), 149.

    7. [S895] UKC 1881 CD, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), CD ROM (1999).

    8. [S137] UKC, 1891, Mallett, Walter E, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), 137.

    9. [S136] Family History,Wm Mallett, PEI, Hazel J Mallett, M1W628S164.