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WHITHAM Mary Ann where are you?
« on: Tuesday 21 March 17 18:30 GMT (UK) »
My grt grandfather, Jonas WHITHAM was widowed in 1856 and married again in 1857 at Kingston upon Hull, to Mary Ann CURTIS born 1827, a widow, nee McLaren.  So far so good but in 1862 he married Sarah CARTWRIGHT under an alias, William Kitson Dennison, a combination of his mother and 1st wife's names. On the 1861 census Jonas is back in his home town of Wakefield with his children but no wife but he is shown has married.  I can't find Mary Ann on this census or other census or a death certificate for her.....so was grt granddad a bigamist?
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Riley, Rielly, Reilly, Keilly - Co Meath
Whitham - England
Cartwright - Anwick, Lincolnshire

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Re: WHITHAM Mary Ann where are you?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 March 17 20:53 GMT (UK) »
On the 1861 census for Hull RG9/3594/27/3. On Anc....
There is a Mary Witham Married Head aged 33
With her are 3 children
George Cortiss 11
Harry Cortiss 7
Edward Witham 3

All born in Hull

No sign of a husband

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Durham: Bamlett Hardman Winship Robinson
Suffolk: Leggett

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Re: WHITHAM Mary Ann where are you?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 March 17 21:08 GMT (UK) »
This seems to be the same family in 1871
RG10/4752/86/7 in Lawrence Street York

Mary Ann Curtus   Head   W.   34
George Curtus  20
Henry Curtus. 18
Edward Curtus 14
Frederick Curtus. 5

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Re: WHITHAM Mary Ann where are you?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 March 17 21:14 GMT (UK) »
...and in 1881. RG11/4725/38/39
54 Regent Street York

Mary A Curtis. Head Wid 54
Edward Curtis 23
Frederick Curtis 15

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Re: WHITHAM Mary Ann where are you?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 04:54 GMT (UK) »
I think Edward son of Jonas Whitham and Mary Ann Whitham/Curtis/Mclaren was registered on the GRO Birth Index as

EDWARD  WHITTON - Mothers name    MCLAREN        
GRO Ref 1857  Dec Quarter  HULL  Vol 09D  Page 189

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Added - and Mary's son Frederick Curtis was baptised in 1866 in York with parents Jonas and Mary Curtis??   https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JS5B-2WY

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Re: WHITHAM Mary Ann where are you?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 13:01 GMT (UK) »
Thank you to all for your help....most appreciated.
Fox - Manchester
Archer - Dodworth WRY
Riley, Rielly, Reilly, Keilly - Co Meath
Whitham - England
Cartwright - Anwick, Lincolnshire

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Re: WHITHAM Mary Ann where are you?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 28 March 20 17:23 GMT (UK) »
Apologies for the very late reply, but I just stumbled across your post. The 1851 Census has Jonas Whitham, age 27, his son-in-law Joe Kitson (15), daughter-in-law Maria Kitson (13), son-in-law William Kitson (11) and Jonas' children Elizabeth Whitham (8), Sarah (6), John Henry (4) and Alfred E. (1). Elsewhere in the 1851 Census: Charlotte Whitham, formerly Kitson, nee Durham, is listed as married, age 42. She's a servant at the house of Thomas Ross, 68 Lucen St. Also, you may want to look into a marriage at Alverthorpe Church 2/10/44: Jonas Whitham, full age, bachelor, mason, who married Charlotte Kitson, full age, widow, "of this parish." And one final note: Mary Elizabeth Kitson of Denby Dale Rd. in Wakefield [died 1940], widow of Joe Kitson [died 1937], left 15 pounds in her will to Edith Dennison, wife of Sam Dennison. Edith was born in 1872 and was the daughter of William Dennison. What does this all mean? I'm not sure, but I hope it assists you (fyi, my ancestors are Kitsons from Thornes).

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Re: WHITHAM Mary Ann where are you?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 29 March 20 15:48 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your reply to my request but I already have the information you supplied the only thing I am now short of is Mary Ann's, nee McLaren, widow of James Curtis and wife of Jonas Whitham, death certificate or date of death.  Thanks again for your trouble.
Fox - Manchester
Archer - Dodworth WRY
Riley, Rielly, Reilly, Keilly - Co Meath
Whitham - England
Cartwright - Anwick, Lincolnshire