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Thomas Whiting born Handcross
« on: Thursday 27 April 17 16:51 BST (UK) »
I'm trying to establish the parents of Thomas Whiting (sometimes spelled Whiteing).

The 1851,61 & 71 census's all indicate that he was born 1803/04 in Handcross.  The 1881 census shows him as being born in Brighton.

He may have been a non-conformist, I'm not sure.  I have been unable to find a baptism for him online and don't have much experience researching Sussex records.

Many thanks in advance for any help.  :)

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Re: Thomas Whiting born Handcross
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 30 April 17 09:00 BST (UK) »
When and where did he marry?  Handcross residents would probably have attended Slaugham church as that was the nearest.   

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Re: Thomas Whiting born Handcross
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 30 April 17 09:16 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the reply.  He married Sarah Rachael Norris 2 Nov 1835 at St Mary Newington.

Someone on Ancestry has his date of birth as 2 Nov 1803 but I don't know where this info is sourced from.

Do you know if Slaugham baptisms are online (I have tried the obvious big sites) or if there was a non-conformist church there at all? 

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Re: Thomas Whiting born Handcross
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 30 April 17 09:39 BST (UK) »
The witness at their wedding Rachael Dobridge Norris could have been her sister Bapt 2/2/1814 St Mary Newington parents Richard and Sarah.

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Re: Thomas Whiting born Handcross
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 30 April 17 09:49 BST (UK) »
Another spelling to look for is Whitting, as used by son Benjamin.

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Re: Thomas Whiting born Handcross
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 30 April 17 09:51 BST (UK) »
Slaugham baptisms are online on the Sussex Family History Group site which has records for members but there do not seem to be any Whiting baptism entries for the correct time frame.  There is one marriage in 1801 for William Whiteing to Hannah Bishop but it would be pure guesswork to connect them with Thomas.
I have a CD of non conformist register transcripts.  The nearest to Handcross seem to be Cuckfield and Horsham but I can't see any Whiting entries.  In fact the only Whiting entries on the entire disc are in Rye.  I have checked Whitting too.

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Re: Thomas Whiting born Handcross
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 30 April 17 10:26 BST (UK) »
There is a tree on Family Search  L7BP-J4S ​

Thomas Whiteing 1807
Sarah Rachel Norris 1811   Marriage: 02 NOV 1835, Saint Mary,Newington,Surrey.

Thomas's father John Whiteing, mother Mary.


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Re: Thomas Whiting born Handcross
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 30 April 17 10:34 BST (UK) »
There seems to have been a Thomas Whiting born 1807 in Newington who could get confused with the Handcross 1803 one. :o

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Re: Thomas Whiting born Handcross
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 30 April 17 11:00 BST (UK) »
There's a website devoted to them.
Here's Thomas
http://williamwhiteing.weebly.com/thomas-whiteing-1803.html

According to the author of all this, he was the son of William and Hannah (Bishop)
You could have a look, see if and how their research stacks up
John