Hello fellow Whit(e)bread hunters.I'm a Derbyshire Whitbread, an offshoot of the Bedfordshire clan via my great-great grandfather Joseph who was born in 1855 in Marston Moretaine, and subsequently went on to marry three times and raise a family in Derby with second (?) wife Sarah Elizabeth (nee Hudson.)
Joseph was the third son of Samuel Whitbread (b.c. 1833) and Ann Caves, though eldest brother Charles died as an infant, the name subsequently seems to have been recycled for the second son.It seems there were 3 further siblings - Elizabeth (b. 1856), Sarah (b. 1857) and half sister Eliza Elizabeth (b. 1873).
Going back a few more generations, Samuel's father was also a Samuel (b.c. 1796 in Wootton, Beds, bur. 6th September 1871), who married Elizabeth Dormer.The elder Samuel's father appears to have been a George Whitbread (b. sometime before 1761, possibly 1758) - the mother was Sarah Dunmour of Kempston, Beds.George's parents seem to have been John Whitbread (b. pre-1740) and Ursula Farr, who were married on 27th November.George was buried on 16th April 1761 in Marston Moretaine, Beds, while Ursula looks to have re-married, to one Ric Sawel(l) on 12th January 1763.
I'm interested in hearing from anybody who has researched this branch of the Bedfordshire Whitbreads.I haven't yet had a chance to research in any Bedfordshire archives, piecing things together from family papers and the GRO indices and census records at the Derby Local Studies Library, as well as various internet resources.Now I'm in Boston MA for a couple of months so even more long distance.Any relevant research (and especially documentation) that others have and are happy to share would be hugely appreciated.
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