Monday, November 13, 2006

The Whites pre 1800?

George White, the father of Jane White, was born in 1805 in either Tividale (Staffs), Oldbury (Staffs or Salop), or Rowley (Worcs) according to his various census entries. But as you can see from this page, this area has had a complex history with different parts belonging to, and being detached from, each of these counties at various times.

Searching the IGI for a baptism of George White between 1800 and 1810 in all three of these counties, produced this match:

George White, born 31/12/1804, baptised 10/2/1805 to Thomas and Elizabeth White, at Oldbury-by-Halesowen, Shropshire at the Presbyterian Church.

It is possible that this is the right George, however, it would be good to have other sources of evidence to confirm this. A younger sister to this George were also found at the same church - Hannah, born 5/9/1807, bapt 24/1/1808.

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