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Offline 1Destiny

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Re: Whitchers of the newforest
« Reply #9 on: Friday 12 October 18 10:20 BST (UK) »
Hi I am a Whitcher from the new forest, just wanted to say that it is very difficult to find things out about our family because they are so secretive, and records were not kept back then. Most of the older generations were born and lived in the forest in benders after being rounded up and put there by the counsil, and yes we are English romany travellers :) Sorry I could not have been of more help.

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Re: Whitchers of the newforest
« Reply #10 on: Monday 29 October 18 23:35 GMT (UK) »
This book from the internet archive places Isacc Whitcher at Harroway, Hampshire at the point of his marriage to Joanna Wade

https://archive.org/stream/hampshireparish00colcgoog/hampshireparish00colcgoog_djvu.txt

This is a bit different from Eling, was Eling the registration area?

Married at Lymington
Jonathan Legge, barber, of Holy Rhood, Southampton, & Mary Wade

(only other Wade here, a relative?)

Wemyss/Crombie/Laing (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Whitchers of the newforest
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 09:39 GMT (UK) »
Here is an Alexander Whitcher with a father Isaac Whitcher, did he marry again after being widowed to Mary? Or is this a different man??

1856 Alexander WHITCHER   full age widower Gardener Porchester & Sarah MATHEWS full age spinster Porchester both signed fathers Isaac WHITCHER Yeoman & Thomas MATHEWS Yeoman in the presence of Henry James LEIGH & Elizabeth LEIGH

Porchester is in Fareham, Hampshire. Yeoman again I am afraid!

http://www.knightroots.co.uk/transcriptions/Parishes_P/Portchester/Marriages/marriages.htm

1861 Census
Titchfield -Hampshire
WHITCHER       Alexander       Head       M       M       60       Licensed Victualler        Hampshire - Eling           
WHITCHER       Sarah       Wife       -       F       42               Hampshire - Portchester           
WHITCHER       Harry       Son       -       M       14    (born 1847)           Middlesex - Chelsea           
BRAZIER       John       Lodger       W       M       50       Blacksmith        Essex - Maldon           
LOVEL       Frederick       Lodger       U       M       35       Ag Lab        Hampshire - Eling

Son Harry Witcher born up in Chelsea, Middlesex. Looks like your Alexander
If Mary Witcher died in 1849, then Harry's GRO registration should give Mary's maiden name?

Wemyss/Crombie/Laing (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)