The Whitfields of Allendale Contents
Latest Musings on the The Whitfields.
by Carol Minson - 16th March 2010
My research, following on from some work by Lila Pardon, shows that a John Whitfield, Freestone Mason of Hexham, and his wife Emma had 10 children in 10 years, but only one lived to maturity, the others died in infancy. Their mother died with the birth of the 10th child.
I have not made a demographic study of the number of Whitfield children who have come from that one lone THOMAS WHITFIELD b 1690, but I've thought about it. I now have over 500 Whitfield names in my computer which I believe are related to me in one way or another (not including spouses) and I think it's likely those 500 are mostly down lines from that one Thomas Whitfield. This, of course, needs detailed verification.
John Whitfield workplace may not have been the kind of Stone Mason's Yard pictured by Canaletto. However, thoughts of that wonderful picture have spurred me on. It is memorable!
This table shows the 10 children of John and Emma Whitfield:
|John||?||12 Sep 1684|
|Hannah||6/7 Aug 1684||27 Aug 1685||d at one year|
|Robert||3 Sep 1685||28 Mar 1686||d at 6 months|
|William||21 Apr 1687||22 Mar 1688||d at 11 months|
|Mary||13 Aug 1688||21 May 1689||d at 9 months|
|Utrick||26 Sep 1689||15 Oct 1690||d at 1 yr & 3 weeks|
|THOMAS||19 Mar 1690||He lived until 1754|
|Mathias||19 Mar 1690||12 Jun 1691||d at 15 months|
|Matthew||19 Jun 1692||2 Apr 1693||d at 9 months|
|John||9 Oct 1693||14 Oct 1694||d at one year|
© Carol Minson 2010