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1841/ 1851 look up please and my dead end!

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**chrispy** Report 17 Nov 2012 23:23

I am on a roll! Please could someone look up Enoch Whitehead for me.He was born in 1821/22 in Northamptonshire, probably Rothersthorpe. His father was James and his mother Elizabeth. i wonder if there is an address there, if he was living with his parents.
My dead end;-
I hit a deadend a long time ago with my lots of grts grandfather because he was illegitimate. He was William Whitehead born 1792, illegitimate son of Sarah Burbage/Burbidge. Born in Gayton Northants He had another illegitimate brother James Whitehead born in Bugbrooke Northants , also Sarah Burbidge as mother . I have combed every record i can trying to find Sarah but no joy. There is no link/clue to her or who the father of these 2 children was through my Williams records so now I am tracking James. Probably will find nothing but I am leaving no stone unturned!!! :-( :-S


GlitterBaby Report 17 Nov 2012 23:35

1851 poss

Name: Enoch Whitehead
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Martha Whitehead
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Whitehead
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Rothersthorpe, Northamptonshire, England

Civil parish: East Markham
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England

Street Address: Nooking

Occupation: rail carpenter

Condition as to marriage:

Disability: View image

Registration district: East Retford
Sub-registration district: Gringley
ED, institution, or vessel: 12a
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 120
Piece: 2121
Folio: 762
Page Number: 28
Household Members: Name Age
Enoch Whitehead 28
Martha Whitehead 19
Martha Whitehead 9 Mo
Elizabeth Whitehead 60 - Daventry

Class: HO107; Piece: 2121; Folio: 762; Page: 28; GSU roll: 87750-87751.


GlitterBaby Report 17 Nov 2012 23:47

1841 ?

Name: Elizth Whitchurch
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
Gender: Female
Where born: Northamptonshire, England

Civil parish: Rothersthorpe
Hundred: Wymersley
County/Island: Northamptonshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation: View image

Registration district: Hardingstone
Sub-registration district: Milton
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 813
Book: 18
Folio: 5
Page Number: 5
Household Members: Name Age
Elizth Whitchurch 50
Enoch Whitchurch 10

Class: HO107; Piece: 813; Book: 18; Civil Parish: Rothersthorpe; County: Northamptonshire; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 5; Page: 5; Line: 24; GSU roll: 438881.

Terrible image which I think reads as Whitehead
Not sure his age is 10 with an occupation that looks like carpenter

FMP seems to think it should be Whitehead.

Mike *

Mike * Report 17 Nov 2012 23:49

Born 1821 ?

Enoch WHITCHURCH living in Rothersthorpe 1841 aged 10

Yes the origianl does look like Whitehead and the age is 19 ( strange not to be rounded down but other families on the page are 19 and 39 and the 9s are the same)

Registration District - Hardingstone
Sub-registration district: Milton

Mike *

Mike * Report 18 Nov 2012 00:08

From a tree on Ancestry ....

Enoch Whitehead
Birth 6 Oct 1824 in Rothersthorpe, Northamptonshire, England
Death 18 Sep 1903 in Adams, Illinois, United States

Martha Fannie Wilkinson
Birth 9 Apr 1833 in Barmbrough, Yorkshire, England
Death 5 Jun 1895 in Adams, Illinois, United States


SylviaInCanada Report 18 Nov 2012 00:57


a free site

"England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," Enoch Whitehead, 1821

name: Enoch Whitehead
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 09 Oct 1821
baptism/christening place: Rothersthorpe, Northampton, England
birth date:
death date:
name note:
father's name: James Whitehead
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Elizabeth
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: I00748-2
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 6128803
reference number: yr 1813-1904 p 9
Citing this Record

"England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 Nov 2012), Enoch Whitehead, 09 Oct 1821; citing reference yr 1813-1904 p 9, FHL microfilm 6128803.


Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 18 Nov 2012 09:16

County Northamptonshire
Place Bugbrooke
Church St Michael & All Angels
BaptismDate 02 Feb 1792
Forename William Whitehead
Sex M
MotherForename Sarah
MotherSurname BURBIDGE
Notes privately; William Whitehead Burbidge natural Son of Sarah Burbidge
FileNumber 6607

Chris :)


**chrispy** Report 18 Nov 2012 10:31

HI chris HO.
that's my William, natural son of Sarah Burbidge. I just cannot find out anything about where Sarah Burbidge was born and I so want to find the father a Whitehead who had two chidren with Sarah but theres my brickwall
i had found William in the Northamptonshire records office but checked it our today on your freereg link. His brother James doesn't seem to have made it on to freereg unless its mistranscribed . :-S


**chrispy** Report 18 Nov 2012 11:00

Many thanks Glitter baby, Mike and Sylvia. It looks as thogh Enoch married Martha moved to Nottinghamshire then shipped over to USA. i am getting a bigger picture of the family
I have now found that James married Elizabeth Clark so maybe if I could see the parish records, there maybe a mention of who James' father was (unlikely I know)
I doesn't in Williams but I can't think of any way forward.


Penny Report 18 Nov 2012 11:31

How come they were Whiteheads if she was Sarah Burbidge/Burbage?

Did Sarah later Marry a Whitehead ?


Margee Report 18 Nov 2012 12:43

Do you have this? First child James born England, others Illinois.

1870 United States Federal Census
about Elick Whitehead Name: Elick Whitehead
[Enoch Whitehead]
Age in 1870: 45
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: England
Home in 1870: Mckee, Adams, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Liberty
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Elick Whitehead 45
Martha Whitehead 38
James Whitehead 16
Mary Whitehead 15
Emma Whitehead 12
Adela Whitehead 10
Catherine Whitehead 8
Martha Whitehead 6
Annie Whitehead 2


**chrispy** Report 18 Nov 2012 12:54

HI penny,
they were Whitehead Burbidge shown in(baptism) but later seemed to have lost the burbidge and were recorded ( census) as Whitehead only.


**chrispy** Report 18 Nov 2012 12:58

Thanks for that-so I have lots of far distant American ancestors!!! I must tell my sister she has gone to america to live, has her green card, married an American. She will be interested!!


Margee Report 18 Nov 2012 14:07

1880 US census with more American cousins for you:

1880 United States Federal Census
about Enoch Whitehead Name: Enoch Whitehead
Age: 56
Birth Year: abt 1824
Birthplace: England
Home in 1880: Mckee, Adams, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Martha Whitehead
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
Enoch Whitehead 56
Martha Whitehead 46
Ada Whitehead 19
Martha Whitehead 16
May Whitehead 11
Mc Ellan Whitehead 9


Margee Report 18 Nov 2012 14:09

Death of daughter Martha:

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
about Martha Likes Name: Martha Likes
[Martha Whitehead]
Birth Date: 3 Mar 1865
Birth Place: Beverley, Illinois
Death Date: 25 Feb 1932
Death Place: Kellerville, Adams, Ill
Burial Date: 27 Feb 1932
Burial Place: Kellerville, Adams, Illinois
Cemetery Name: Harwood Cemetery
Death Age: 66
Occupation: Housewife
Race: White
Marital Status: M
Gender: Female
Father Name: Enoch Whitehead
Father Birth Place: England
Spouse Name: George Likes
Comments: Resident 10y
FHL Film Number: 1684326


Margee Report 18 Nov 2012 14:19

Another daughter's death:

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
about Ada Lane Name: Ada Lane
[Ada Whitehead]
Birth Date: 21 Sep 1861
Birth Place: Adams Co , Illinois
Death Date: 9 Mar 1929
Death Place: Buckhorn, Brown, Illinois
Burial Date: 11 Mar 1929
Cemetery Name: Benville Cem.
Death Age: 67
Occupation: Housekeeping
Race: White
Marital Status: M
Gender: Female
Father Name: Enoch Whitehead
Father Birth Place: England
Mother Name: Martha Wilkinson
Mother Birth Place: England
Spouse Name: Thomas Lane
FHL Film Number: 1643029


Margee Report 18 Nov 2012 14:21

And another:

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
about Mary S. Whitaker Name: Mary S. Whitaker
[Mary S. Whitehead]
Birth Date: abt 1856
Death Date: 3 Jan 1935
Death Place: Mekae, Adams, Illinois
Death Age: 79
Gender: Female
Father Name: Enoch Whitehead
Mother Name: Martha Wilkson
Spouse Name: Daniel Whitaker
FHL Film Number: 1753856

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 18 Nov 2012 14:38

(Enoch on above, plus info. on Martha Likes)

Chris :)


**chrispy** Report 18 Nov 2012 20:25

Thank you Margee, This has all added a new dimension to my family history! :-)