Family:Whitney, Edwin or Edwyn (1826-1891)

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Edwin or Edwyn Whitney (James), son of James and Eliza (-----) Whitney, was born 1826, Hereford, Herefordshire, and died 11 Jan 1891, Tiverton, Devon.

He married, 18 Apr 1848, Parish Church, Honiton, Devon, Penelope Ann Wheaton, daughter of Francis Drake Waldron and Penelope Ann (Carter) Wheaton. She was born 1819, Southleigh, nr Honiton Devon, and died 14 Nov 1896, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

Edwin/Edwyn's birth has not been traced but according to census information was in Hereford in 1826.

Edwin was a Commercial Traveller and so was away from home for some censuses.

1841 with parents James & Eliza in Hereford age 15 (rounded down)

Not traced 1851.

1861 a "lodger" in a hotel in Odiham, Hampshire, age 37.

1871 at home in Tiverton, Devon, age 46.

1881 at home in Tiverton, Devon, age 56.

He died of cancer of the larynx at home in Tiverton in Jan 1891.

Penelope Ann Wheaton was baptized at Aylsbeare, Devon, 30 Nov 1819. After Edwin's death she moved to Shepton Mallet, Somerset, to live with her son Thomas.

Children of Edwin or Edwyn and Penelope Ann (Wheaton) Whitney:

i. Edwyn Warburg Whitney, b. 7 Aug 1849, Cullompton Devon, d. 28 Oct 1889, Marazion, Devon.
ii. Thomas William Whitney, b. 4 Jul 1851, Cullompton Devon, d. 16 Aug 1903, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
iii. Penelope Eliza Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1854, Cullompton Devon, d. 30 Jan 1927, Bradninch, Devon; m. 22 Mar 1886, Paddington, London, Francis Trevor Bird. No children traced.
iv. Sidney Francis Whitney, b. 13 Sep 1856, Cullompton Devon, d. 9 Mar 1886, Paddington, London. Unmarried. His occupation was a Chemist. He died of Pleurisy Pneumonia
v. Frederick Williams Whitney, b. 20 Jan 1859, Cullompton Devon, d. 4 Mar 1896, Shanghai, China.
vi. Francis Alice Walrond Whitney, b. 4 May 1864, Cullompton Devon, d. 1958, Bradninch, Devon. Unmarried.

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