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John Whittle from Allington, Dorset.

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  1. The Artful Dodger

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    I have a baptism for John dated 24 Mar. 1800 son of Benjamin and Ann nee Ackerman. Benjamin and Ann married in Bridport 22 Sep. 1789. I have 2 siblings of John's namely Elizabeth[bapt. 17 Oct. 1790] and William [bapt. 15 Apr. 1792] both in Allington.

    My wife is connected to Elizabeth who married James Gard 11 Mar. 1817 in Allington.

    A tree on Ancestry indicates that John was born Powerstock, Allington abt 1788 [no baptism noted] and dying Apr.-Jun q. 1859 in Bridport R.D. [which includes Allington which was where john and his wife Jane were living in 1841 and 1851]. This tree also has a burial 5 May 1859 for a John Whittle age 71 and the image shows the age.

    I cannot find a baptism to match the birth in 1788 and I don't believe the parents waited until many years later to baptise in 1800 - but I could be wrong.

    Looking at John and Jane, I can agree that John Whittle married Jane Barber 14 Nov. 1820 in Burton Bradstock. 1841 census indicates they have 6 children and that John is age 45 and Jane 40. 1851 census has them with 4 unmarried children at home and John is aged 63 and Jane 55. This fits a birth year c.1788.

    The other tree owner has indicated no parents for Benjamin Whittle nor a baptism. The indicated tree has a burial of a Benjamin Whittle 30 Dec. 1801 as well as a John Whittle on 28 Dec. 1801 both of whom were infants.

    My own research indicates the Benjamin Whittle was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth and was baptised in Allington 21 Jul. 1754. It is possible that Benjamin's parents were married in Bridport 24 Sep. 1740 and that Elizabeth's maiden name was Chilcott.
    I have a death and burial for Benjamin Whittle age 69 in Bridport on 12 Sep. 1820. I have not found any other. There is an Ann Whittle who was buried age 54 on 1 Mar. 1826 in Castleton, Dorset. This is quite a distance from Bridport but I haven't found any others to fit.

    How can I resolve this?
     
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    22/9/1789 Ann Ackerman otp and Benjamin Whittle otp St Mary Bridport witness John Smith and Jno Humber....freepagesgenealogy.rootsweb/ackerman
    17/10/1790 Elizabeth daughter of Benjamin Whittle and Ann
    15/4/1792 William son of ditto
    17/9/1794 Ann daughter of ditto
    30/10/1796 Benjamin son of ditto
    24/3/1800 John ditto
    24/3/1802 Henery Ackerman ditto
    OPC Dorset Allington/Bridport
    Allington Baptisms 1781-1837
    1785,1789,1797,1801,1816 missing. Suggests checking the parish registers for missing years.
    There is nothing for Benjamin and Ann before 1790 which makes sense as they married in 1789.
     
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    OPC for Allington 1732-1780
    19/8/1741 Mary daughter of Joseph Willett (no other Willett shows anywhere so I think this should be Whittle)
    9/12/1745 Joseph son of Joseph
    7/2/1747 William son of Joseph and Elizabeth
    21/7/1754 Benjamin son of ditto
    If Joseph had a brother Andrew then I will say I think he just about populated Allington all on his own, with help of course ;)
     
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    I think that Joseph Whittle was from Allington and Elizabeth Chilcott was from Bridport when they married in Bridport 24 Sep.1740.

    I agree with you, Sue on the baptisms of children Mary [1741], Joseph [1745], William [1747] and Benjamin [1754].

    There are a couple of burials in Bridport that are interesting and likely to be Joseph and Elizabeth's:
    Elizabeth - 18 Aug. 1788
    Joseph - 19 Nov. 1788

    There is a baptism of an Elizabeth Chilcott dau. of Robert on 22 Feb. 1712 in Symondsbury which is quite close to Bridport. Does this look likely?
     
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    I think I have all the burials for the family of Benjamin and Ann Whittle with the possible exception of Benjamin bapt. 30 Oct 1796. The only one found was for an infant who was buried in Bridport 30 Dec. 1801. This guy should be 5 years old if it is my Benjamin.
     
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    Sorry Colin but that's just about as far as I can go. I've had a good look around. Lots of Ackerman info out there though.
     
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