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Not surprisingly this Whitehouse tree eminates from the Midlands UK, with TIPTON being the 'home' of these ancestors up to the 1850's when my great grandparents generation are shown born in Aston, W Mids.

Interestingly, Joseph GREENWAY who was brother in law to Abraham WHITEHOUSE, was one of the founder members of Aston Villa Football Club. In his later years he lived in at 'FURNHAM' Torquay Road, Paignton, Devon, UK. He died at the age of 102!!

Abraham WHITEHOUSE (1.6.1847), my great grandfather, started a horse bus service, from Birmingham to Shirley, and according to a newspaper cutting held by my brother Leslie, he also 'kept' the 'SHAKESPEAR', 'DOLPHIN', 'TURKS HEAD', and 'SHIP' coaching inn at Camp Hill.

The next generation, my grand father's generation of WHITEHOUSE's are shown born in Birmingham or surrounds, but from birth places it can be seen they moved to London around 1879. Joseph, Sarah, Amy & Gladstone WHITEHOUSE were all christened at Trinity Church, Marylebone, on 8.4.1892. They were christened by Cannon Robinson. Ada & Abraham were also christened there.

One address fromm the death certificate of young Cornelius WHITEHOUSE who died at the age of 14 months, notified by Abraham WHITEHOUSE, is that of 45, Gt College Road, Camden Town, LONDON NW1(no longer exists). though it would appear the family returned to the midlands in 1893. Apparently those of this generation born in London were christened in Marylebone.

Many of this WHITEHOUSE generation moved from the midlands to Torquay or Paignton, Devon UK, in the 20's following it is believed effects of the great depression. Abraham WHITEHOUSE died in 1932. He was then living in Manor Road, Paignton, Devon, UK. and is buried in Paignton Cemetrey.

History of Abraham Baker WHITEHOUSE's children (my grandparent's generation), is as follows;

Ada Elton WHITEHOUSE bn 20.11.73. was educated at Mellons Academy, Coventry Road, & Providence seminary. She married a Bill Reynolds, an engineer, and they had a son Alfred Reynolds, a dentist who lived in Leigham Court Road, Streatham, LONDON SW16 (this would have been around the 1940's - 50's.) Ada also moved at some stage to Paignton, Devon UK, and used to live opposite her father, Abraham WHITEHOUSE in Manor Road, Paignton.

Abraham Greenway WHITEHOUSE bn 20.1.1876, Died in 1906 of Enteric fever, after fighting in the Boer War.

Caroline Power WHITEHOUSE ('Cassie'), lived in Northfield Birmingham. Her husband Ernest HACKETT, is buried in Lodge Hill Cemetry.

Elizabeth Maude WHITEHOUSE bn 22.6.1879. London, married a JOHNSON, and later re-married (13.1.1925.) to a Thomas Henry LANDRICK. At the time she re married she was living at 25, Warren Road, Torquay, UK, but later moved to 333, Barton Street, Gloucester, UK. They both then later moved to Leeds as the address shown on the death certificate of Thomas LANDRICK (Dd 2.7.1936) was 12, Kimberley Place, LEEDS.

Cornelius WHITEHOUSE bn 18.2.1881 as stated above, only survived 14 months. he is buried at hampstead Cemetrey, Fortune Green Road, LONDON NW6. (no headstone)

Cornelius WHITEHOUSE (Neil) bn 16.12.1888 London, became a taxi driver in the city and lived in Fulham.

Likewise Joseph WHITEHOUSE (Jo) bn 8.12.1885 also became a taxi driver in lived in the Fulham area of London. His only daughter Evelyn WHITEHOUSE married a COLEMAN and the last that was known, was that she lived in Kangeroo Valley, Australia.

Sarah Eveline WHITEHOUSE (Dolly), bn 20.10.1887 london, married Edward HAWKINS (Wilfred). They lost their daughter at the age of 4, but their two sons Wilfred (jack), and Edward (John), still survive today. My father Thomas Gerald WHITEHOUSE, is still in contact with Jack.

Amy Rosalind WHITEHOUSE (Rolly), bn 27.3.1889, lost her husband Howard DURNELL when he was killed in action in 1914 in the Great War. It was their son also Howard DURNELL, who compiled the older parts of the family tree.

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