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George Wheatley

M, #6326, b. 9 August 1833, d. 11 December 1906
photograph found at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bwj/bwj15.html
  • Birth*: George Wheatley was born on 9 August 1833 at Limehouse, England; from 1855 marr cert.
  • He was the son of William Wheatley and Charlotte Barlow.
  • Milit-Beg*: George Wheatley began military service in 1853 joined Royal Navy to fight in Crimean War.1
  • Note for Web*: The Battle of the Alma was a "soldiers battle". It was not won by clever tactics but by the solid dogged tenacity of the British troops. The army been landed from ships but needed to make their way inland. Their Russian opponents commanded the high ground which overlooked them.
    On 20th September 1854 the British had to fight their way up a steep slope under fire. In an incident symptomatic of the poor command which characterised the Crimean War, the main army never arrived, and it was the British advance guard, the skirmish line, which fought their way up those hills, taking terrible casualties but eventually winning through to the top.
    Meanwhile out in the bay the Royal navy ships used their guns to provide supporting fire, starting at about noon. On board the Agamemnon a gun burst free from it's station and crushed the leg of 21 year old George Wheatley (or was he hit by a cannon ball). His naval career had met an abrupt end. The list of wounded incorrectly gives his name as George Whitby. (These records need to be checked. A local historian in Houghton le Spring claims it was not at the Alma but 14th October at the bombardment of Sevastopol).
    George returned to the east coast of Scotland where his father William Wheatley and his mother Charlotte now lived around Montrose. He was an energetic, charismatic character and despite his wooden leg, or perhaps because of it, he soon found a girl who would marry him.1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Jane Findlay, daughter of John Findlay and Catherine Laing, on Thursday, 4 October 1855 at 20 Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland; On the 4th day of October 1855 at 20 Reform Street Montrose marriage after banns was solemnised between us according to the rites and accom... of the Church of England George Wheatley (his mark) 9 Ferry Street Montrose age 22 Tailor journeyman bachelor born at Limehouse England 9 Aug 1833 parents William Wheatley handloom linen weaver and Catherine Wheatley ms Barlow; Jane Findlay spinster 20 Reform Street Montrose age 21 powerloom weaver spinster born at Montrose 10 July 1834 parents John Findlay flaxdresser and Catherine Findlay ms Laing, signed William Mackintosh AB minister of St ... Eng & ... Chapel Montrose witnessed David Law, Margaret Findlay, reg 1855 October 16 at Montrose James Hay registrar.2,3
  • (Witness) Death: George Wheatley attended to the funeral of Catherine Laing on 13 May 1859 at 9 Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland; Catherine Findlay wife of John Findlay flaxdresser 1859 May 13th 3.10pm 9 Reform Street Montrose, f, 52 years, fath John Laing weaver (dec), moth Mary Laing ms Nicol (dec), dropsy four months as cert by John Burness MD who saw dec May 13th, bur Rosehill cemetery Montrose as cert by Geo Whitley undertaker, inf John Findlay husband, reg 1859 May 20th at Montrose James Hay registrar.4,5
  • (Informant) Birth: George Wheatley registered the birth of Fanny Wheatley on 4 March 1867 at 196 Overgate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1867 births in the 2nd district of burgh of Dundee in the district of Forfar; ref 358; Fanny Wheatley, 1867 March fourth 0h 50m am 196 Overgate Dundee; f; George Wheatley spirit dealer, Jean Wheatley ms Findlay 1855 October 4th Montrose; George Wheatley father present; 186 March 15th at Dundee James David assist Registrar.6,7
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Jane Findlay died on 23 March 1867 at 198 Overgate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1867 deaths in the 2nd district of the burgh of Dundee in the county of Forfar; ref 371; Jane Wheatley married to George Wheatley spirit dealer; 1867 March twenty Third 7h 30 m am 198 Overgate Dundee; f, 32 years; John Findlay spirit dealer, Catherine Findlay ms Laing (dec); childbed 2 weeks not certified; John Findlay brother present; 1867 March 25th at Dundee James David assist Registrar.8,9,10
  • (Groom) Marriage*: George Wheatley married Josephine Lowson, daughter of George Lowson and Elizabeth McDougall, on 26 April 1869 at 196 Overgate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1869 on the 26th day of April at 196 Overgate Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Free Church George Wheatley confectioner widower of Jane Findlay, 35, 196 Overgate Dundee, fath William Wheatley weaver (dec), moth Charlotte Wheatley ms Barlow (dec), Josephine Lowson confectioner spinster, 17, 196 Overgate Dundee, fath George Lowson seaman MS (dec), moth Elizabeth Lowson ms McDougall, signed William Wilson minister, wit James Law, Wm Law, reg 1869 April 28th at Dundee Alec Leask registrar.11,3
  • (Informant) Death: George Wheatley registered the death of William Wheatley on 13 September 1869 at West Newport, Forgan, Fife, Scotland; 1868 deaths in the parish of Forgan in the county of Fife; ref 15; William Wheatley manufacturer widower of Charlotte Wheatley; 1868 September thirteenth 3h 0m pm at West Newport Forgan; m 64 years; no parent information recorded; chronic bronchitis unknown length of time as certified by John Stewart physician and surgeon; George Wheatley son 196 Overgate Dundee; 1868 Sept 15th at Forgan Wm Janine registrar.12,13
  • (Deceased) Death*: George Wheatley died on 11 December 1906 at 33 Ironside Street, Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, England, at age 73.14,15
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Josephine Lowson died on 15 December 1915.16
  • Note for Web: George Wheatley more information here http://www.houghtonlespring.org.uk/articles/wheatley_confections_linden_travers.pdf.15
  • Note for Web: More information herehttp://homepage.ntlworld.com/bwj/bwj15.html.17

Census Events

Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household, along with spouse Jane Findlay in the 1861 census at George Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland. George Whitty, head, 29, vinter, Montrose; Jane Whitty, wife, 28, Montrose; also in the household were George William Wheatley, Mary Jane Wheatley, Ann Wylie Wheatley and Isabella Wylie.18
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 196 Overgate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. George Wheateley, head, 42, hotel keeper, England; Joan Wheateley, wife, 25, Dundee; also in the household were Josephine Lowson, George William Wheatley, Mary Jane Wheatley, Ann Wylie Wheatley, John Wheatley, Charlotte Wheatley, Josephine Lowson Wheatley and William Wheatley.19
Neighbor2 April 1871He was listed as a neighbour of the James Law household in the 1871 census at 198 Overgate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. James Law, head, 39, spirit dealer, Montrose; Helen Law, wife, 38, Montrose.20
Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at Nesham Place, Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, England. George Wheatley, head, 52, confectioner, Poole Dorset; Josephine Wheatley, wife, 30, Scotland; also in the household were Josephine Lowson, George William Wheatley, Charlotte Wheatley, Josephine Lowson Wheatley, Robert Wheatley, Sophia Wheatley, Thomas Wheatley, William Wheatley, Elizabeth Findlay, William Seed and Crosby Gray.21
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 138 Market Place, Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, England. George Wheatley, head, 57, confectioner, Pull, Hampshire; Josephine Wheatley, wife, 40, Scotland, Dundee; also in the household were Josephine Lowson, Robert Wheatley, Sophia Wheatley, Thomas Wheatley, William Wheatley, Elizabeth Wheatley, Joseph Wheatley, Effie Wheatley and Elizabeth Findlay.22,23
Head of Household30 March 1901He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at Geo Market Place, Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, England. George Wheatley, head, 90 (sic - probably 70), sweety manufacturer own account, Poole, Dorset; Josephine Wheatley, wife, 49, Scotland; also in the household were Josephine Lowson, William Wheatley, Joseph Wheatley, Elsie May Wheatley, Elizabeth Findlay and Florence Raynor.24
Last Edited: 4 Aug 2015

Parents:

Father*: William Wheatley b. c 1804, d. 13 Sep 1869
Mother*: Charlotte Barlow b. c 1809, d. 19 Oct 1867

Family 1:

Jane Findlay b. 19 Jul 1834, d. 23 Mar 1867
  • (Groom) Marriage*: George Wheatley married Jane Findlay, daughter of John Findlay and Catherine Laing, on Thursday, 4 October 1855 at 20 Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland; On the 4th day of October 1855 at 20 Reform Street Montrose marriage after banns was solemnised between us according to the rites and accom... of the Church of England George Wheatley (his mark) 9 Ferry Street Montrose age 22 Tailor journeyman bachelor born at Limehouse England 9 Aug 1833 parents William Wheatley handloom linen weaver and Catherine Wheatley ms Barlow; Jane Findlay spinster 20 Reform Street Montrose age 21 powerloom weaver spinster born at Montrose 10 July 1834 parents John Findlay flaxdresser and Catherine Findlay ms Laing, signed William Mackintosh AB minister of St ... Eng & ... Chapel Montrose witnessed David Law, Margaret Findlay, reg 1855 October 16 at Montrose James Hay registrar.2,3

Children:

George William Wheatley+ b. 3 Jul 1856
Josephine Wheatley b. 1857, d. b 1869?
Mary Jane Wheatley+ b. 23 Mar 1858, d. 16 Jun 1916
Ann Wylie Wheatley b. 1 Oct 1860, d. 2 Oct 1894
Catherine Wheatley b. 4 Sep 1862, d. 19 Oct 1862
John Wheatley+ b. 20 Oct 1863, d. 30 Mar 1930
Charlotte Wheatley+ b. 30 Sep 1865, d. 22 Jan 1940
Fanny Wheatley b. 4 Mar 1867, d. a 4 Mar 1867

Family 2:

Josephine Lowson b. 1852, d. 15 Dec 1915
  • (Groom) Marriage*: George Wheatley married Josephine Lowson, daughter of George Lowson and Elizabeth McDougall, on 26 April 1869 at 196 Overgate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1869 on the 26th day of April at 196 Overgate Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Free Church George Wheatley confectioner widower of Jane Findlay, 35, 196 Overgate Dundee, fath William Wheatley weaver (dec), moth Charlotte Wheatley ms Barlow (dec), Josephine Lowson confectioner spinster, 17, 196 Overgate Dundee, fath George Lowson seaman MS (dec), moth Elizabeth Lowson ms McDougall, signed William Wilson minister, wit James Law, Wm Law, reg 1869 April 28th at Dundee Alec Leask registrar.11,3

Children:

Josephine Lowson Wheatley b. 5 Jan 1869, d. 5 Jan 1938
William Wheatley b. 25 Feb 1870, d. 1873
Robert Wheatley+ b. 8 Apr 1873, d. 16 Apr 1937
Sophia Wheatley b. 7 May 1876
Thomas Wheatley b. 9 Jul 1878
William Wheatley+ b. 28 Oct 1880
Elizabeth Wheatley b. 14 Nov 1883
Joseph Wheatley+ b. 6 Nov 1886
Effie Wheatley b. 26 Nov 1889
Elsie May Wheatley b. 1 Jul 1893

Citations

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  3. [S64] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland).
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  5. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), LDS member submission after 1991.
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  12. [S50] International Genealogical Index (IGI), image held; GROS 431/00 0015 [Aug 2009].
  13. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), LDS member submission 1235152 [Aug 2009].
  14. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://houghtonlespring.org.uk/schools/hillside_cemetery_resources/houghton_hillside_cemetery_factsheets.pdf
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