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Benjamin WHITEHEAD/Sarah WORTHINGTON married 1828 Manchester Cathedral
« on: Thursday 14 December 17 19:24 GMT (UK) »
Hoping someone might coax out some more information on this couple (parents' names, witnesses' names, etc.):

Name: Benjamin Whitehead
Spouse's Name: Sarah Worthington
Event Date: 23 Jun 1828
Event Place: Manchester Collegiate Church

When their son John WHITEHEAD (Machine Maker) married Mary WILLOUGHBY at Manchester Cathedral in 1851, the certificate said Benjamin was a “Packer”

This may be the family in 1841 on Westmorland Street, Manchester - but here Benjamin is a Cotton Weaver: 

Benj.n WHITEHEAD, 30, Cotton Weaver, yes
Sarah WHITEHEAD, 35, Weaver, yes
Ellen WHITEHEAD, 60, yes
Edwd WHITEHEAD, 12, yes
John WHITEHEAD, 11, Turner [do?], yes
Benj.n WHITEHEAD, 8, yes
James WHITEHEAD, 3, yes

Many thanks!


ENDSOR: Tamworth/Manchester
LAMB: Leeds/Manchester
SMITH: Manchester
HOLMES: Kirk Ireton/Manchester
WORTHINGTON: Middleton/Manchester
SHORROCK: Manchester
BROOKS: Wilmslow/Knutsford
By marriage in Manchester: BAXENDALE, DODD, EYERS, FIRTH, FISHER, FO(R)STER, HARGREAVES, J(A/E)RVIS, McKEOWN, OSBALDESTON, PICKWELL, PODMORE, SCHOFIELD, SHALLCROSS, STONES, WALKER
GREY, DOYLE, GOLDEN, MONAHAN: Ireland
HAWE, FRENEY, NARY: Co. Kilkenny
DONOHO and variants: Co. Longford

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Re: Benjamin WHITEHEAD/Sarah WORTHINGTON married 1828 Manchester Cathedral
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 December 17 19:55 GMT (UK) »
The 1841 looks possible - there's a birth reg in Manchester for James Whitehead with mother's maiden name Worthington in 1837

PLus others

Ellen Q1 1840  (potential death Q3 1840)
Sarah Q3 1842
Robert Q2 1847
Ruth Q2 1849

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Re: Benjamin WHITEHEAD/Sarah WORTHINGTON married 1828 Manchester Cathedral
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 December 17 20:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that!

Since posting I remembered that Familysearch.org has scans of the Manchester Cathedral films - they just haven't been indexed yet. So I found their marriage record:

Benjamin WHITEHEAD is listed as a Card-grinder.
And the witnesses were John NEAL and John WHITEHEAD.

No parents, alas.
ENDSOR: Tamworth/Manchester
LAMB: Leeds/Manchester
SMITH: Manchester
HOLMES: Kirk Ireton/Manchester
WORTHINGTON: Middleton/Manchester
SHORROCK: Manchester
BROOKS: Wilmslow/Knutsford
By marriage in Manchester: BAXENDALE, DODD, EYERS, FIRTH, FISHER, FO(R)STER, HARGREAVES, J(A/E)RVIS, McKEOWN, OSBALDESTON, PICKWELL, PODMORE, SCHOFIELD, SHALLCROSS, STONES, WALKER
GREY, DOYLE, GOLDEN, MONAHAN: Ireland
HAWE, FRENEY, NARY: Co. Kilkenny
DONOHO and variants: Co. Longford

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Re: Benjamin WHITEHEAD/Sarah WORTHINGTON married 1828 Manchester Cathedral
« Reply #3 on: Friday 15 December 17 00:37 GMT (UK) »
Fathers names were not shown on marriages pre- 1.7.1837 which was the date Civil Registration was introduced
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Re: Benjamin WHITEHEAD/Sarah WORTHINGTON married 1828 Manchester Cathedral
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 December 17 02:52 GMT (UK) »
Living with the family in 1841 is Ellen Whitehead whom I suspect is Benjamin's mother.

I also think that this could be Benjamin's baptism:

Benjamin Whitehead or Walton bp.8/3/1807 Manchester, son of Edward Walton and Ellen Whitehead (on FindMyPast).

Can find no subsequent marriage between the parents - note that eldest child was named Edward.

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Re: Benjamin WHITEHEAD/Sarah WORTHINGTON married 1828 Manchester Cathedral
« Reply #5 on: Friday 15 December 17 12:52 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that! They do seem to be the likeliest suspects. As do these:

Deaths Dec 1866
WHITEHEAD Benjamin, 59: Manchester/8d/93

Deaths Sep 1868
Whitehead    Sarah, 65: Manchester/8d/135

Somehow I haven't yet been able to find them in 1851 or 1861, though - I used to be better at this!
ENDSOR: Tamworth/Manchester
LAMB: Leeds/Manchester
SMITH: Manchester
HOLMES: Kirk Ireton/Manchester
WORTHINGTON: Middleton/Manchester
SHORROCK: Manchester
BROOKS: Wilmslow/Knutsford
By marriage in Manchester: BAXENDALE, DODD, EYERS, FIRTH, FISHER, FO(R)STER, HARGREAVES, J(A/E)RVIS, McKEOWN, OSBALDESTON, PICKWELL, PODMORE, SCHOFIELD, SHALLCROSS, STONES, WALKER
GREY, DOYLE, GOLDEN, MONAHAN: Ireland
HAWE, FRENEY, NARY: Co. Kilkenny
DONOHO and variants: Co. Longford

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Re: Benjamin WHITEHEAD/Sarah WORTHINGTON married 1828 Manchester Cathedral
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 13:40 GMT (UK) »
A correction to my above supposition:

Sarah WHITEHEAD (née WORTHINGTON) must have died by 03 Apr 1849, because on that date Benjamin WHITEHEAD (41, widower, packer, of 1 Poland Street) married Rachel BARNES (née LEE, 41, widow, of 84 Silk Street) at Manchester Cathedral.

Benjamin's father isn't noted, which seems to confirm that he was born out of wedlock to Ellen WHITEHEAD.

I tried to find Benjamin and Rachel in 1851, but couldn't, somehow.

ENDSOR: Tamworth/Manchester
LAMB: Leeds/Manchester
SMITH: Manchester
HOLMES: Kirk Ireton/Manchester
WORTHINGTON: Middleton/Manchester
SHORROCK: Manchester
BROOKS: Wilmslow/Knutsford
By marriage in Manchester: BAXENDALE, DODD, EYERS, FIRTH, FISHER, FO(R)STER, HARGREAVES, J(A/E)RVIS, McKEOWN, OSBALDESTON, PICKWELL, PODMORE, SCHOFIELD, SHALLCROSS, STONES, WALKER
GREY, DOYLE, GOLDEN, MONAHAN: Ireland
HAWE, FRENEY, NARY: Co. Kilkenny
DONOHO and variants: Co. Longford

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Re: Benjamin WHITEHEAD/Sarah WORTHINGTON married 1828 Manchester Cathedral
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 18:10 GMT (UK) »
Possible from 1851 - children all b Manchester. Address 13 Lees St, St Paul's Manchester

Benjamin Whitehead    30 - b Nottingham, card room [?]
Rachael Whitehead    47 - b Nottingham
John Whitehead    23
Benjamin Whitehead    18
Thomas Whitehead    14
Cornelius Whitehead    16
Rachael Whitehead    8
Mary Whitehead    67 - relative, widow b Nottinghamshire

HO107, 2228, 202, 11

Here's a reason why I connect this to the marriage you found

Cornelius Barns
Baptism    10 Mar 1833, St Mary, St Denys and St George
Father:    George Barns
Mother:    Rachel Barns

Note the difference in ages and occupations from the marriage details though

Your suggestion that Sarah died pre 1849 is also an issue, given the birth of Ruth Whitehead, mmn Worthington, in Q2 1849 as i listed previously

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Re: Benjamin WHITEHEAD/Sarah WORTHINGTON married 1828 Manchester Cathedral
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 18:10 GMT (UK) »
Colliegate Manchester

burial
16th April 1805
John Walton
child of Ellen Walton
same church,
6th July 1814
John Swindells widower Tanner of this parish
Ellen Walton spinster of this town and Parish
witnessed by I Chantler and John Baxter
perhaps have a look for them and see if there is a connection
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