Generation 7a – Children of James Whaley & Mary Atkinson

William Whaley (b. Hough 1854) was living in Haydor in 1871 as the groom for George Sandeson.  In Nov 1879 he married Mary Pollard from Normanton.  Her younger half-brother George Pollard married Caroline Glossop from Hough.  Mary had already had a son the previous year, when she’d been a housekeeper in Normanton:

Arthur Pollard,born Hough 1878.  In 1911 he was a sergeant in the Royal Field Artillery and was visiting William's sister Caroline Marston in Chapel Hill, near Dogdyke.

Pictures of Mary (Pollard) Whaley

.In 1894 William Whaley of Hough on the Hill was brought up on remand, charged with stealing 43 fleeces of wool valued at £17, 8/, 4d, the property of Mr Thomas Lord, farmer of Hough, between 1st March and 7th July.  Mary Whaley, his wife was also implicated and faced charges.  

William was presumably imprisoned, whilst by 1901 Mary had moved to Sheffield  (probably with their daughter Agnes, although the census says Annie).  In 1911 Mary was housekeeper to her widowed son in law, Thomas Henry Bennett, at Newton, near Alfreton, Derbyshire.  She died at Newton Post Office in Jan 1945. Meanwhile William had became a fitter by 1899 (when Mary Ann married) and was lodging in Lincoln in 1911.  He died in Boutham, Lincs in 1935.  Their daughters were:

Mary Ann Whaley, born Hough 1880.  

Agnes Whaley, born Hough 1886

Emma Whaley (b. Hough 1856).  At the age of 14 Emma was living in the High Street, Colsterworth as a 'nurse girl' for the family of Edward Doubleday (butcher).  By 1881 she was the cook in the household of Joseph Hancock, postmaster and grocer, at 19 Market Place Grantham, next to the post office.  She married Henry Herrod at Hough church in Nov 1888.  Henry was a joiner from Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire.  His first wife, Sarah Jane (Adcock) had died 4 years earlier, leaving him with 5 children:

Fred William Herrod, born 1877 died 1945

Eunice Annie Herrod, born 1879

Elsie Olive Herrod, born 1881

Lillie Herrod, born 1883

Henry and Emma lived in Barrow; in South St, then Industry St.  Emma died there in 1947.  They'd had another 2 children:

Harold Joseph Herrod, born Barrow on Soar 1891, died 1897.

Martha Emmeline Herrod  (known as Emmie) born 1892, married Wilfred Ball in Sep 1916.

Caroline Whaley (b. Hough 1858).  At the age of 12 Caroline was working as a servant for Edward Rowe (farmer) in Hough.  She was still a servant in 1878 when she married Henry Marston at Hough.  He'd been born in Normanton and had served in the Grenadier Guards.  At first they lived in Carlton Scroop where Henry was an agricultural labourer (1881) and then a railway porter (1891). By 1901 they'd moved to Fulbeck Heath where Henry was the gate house keeper (level crossing?).  In 1911 they were Landlord and Landlady (presumably of the pub) in Chapel Hill, near Dogdyke. They had one daughter:

Annie Marston, born 1886

John Whaley (b. Hough 1861) was a labourer, still living at home,when he married Sarah Ann Thurlby (born Harston) in 1883.  They lived in Hough where John worked in the ironstone mines for several years, though by 1911 he was a cottage farmer.  He died in 1921.  They had 8 children:

Sidney Whaley, born 1884

John Lewis Whaley, born 1885

Percy Whaley, born 1888

James Whaley, born 1890

Grace Emma Whaley, born 1892

Mary Caroline Whaley, born 1894

Lucy Whaley, born 1897

George Whaley, born 1899

Sarah Ann Whaley (b. Hough 1863) was brought up in Hough but by the age of 19 she was working in Coddington Lane, Balderton as a servant for Thomas Whittaker. In 1883 she married George Caunt (born Long Bennington).  In 1891 they were living in Arnold, where he was railway signalman. Then they moved to Hucknall where he was a railway wagon maker.  Their 4 children were:

George E Caunt, born Bulwell1888

Florence Mary Caunt, born Arnold 1890

Joseph Henry Caunt, born Daybrook 1892

Christopher M Caunt, born Hucknall 1896

Mary Whaley (b. Hough 1865).   At 15 Mary was a servant for Carver Trevor, printer of 31 Swinegate, Grantham.  In 1891 she was in Southampton, a servant for Edward & Lucy (nee Lord) Fox.  Later that year she married William Kettle.

Joseph Whaley (b. Hough 1868) worked as a farm servant before signing up in Grantham (5 Sep 1887)  for general service in the cavalry.  He was described as 18 yrs 11 months, 5ft 7 1/2”, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.  

He joined 7th Dragoon Guards (the same year as Thomas Tunnadine) as 3546 Private Whaley.  After 2 years in the UK he served in India (Sep 1889 to Mar 1893), probably at Umballa and Muttra.

From Nov 1894 to Feb 1900 the battalion were on home service, initially at Shorncliffe, Kent . In Jan 1897 he was admitted to the Norwich and County Hospital after being knocked out while exercising an officer's horse.  On 2 Mar 1898 he married Marion Marshall at St Matthews Thorpe, Norwich. At Colchester the following year (still a private) he signed on for another 7 years..

From 8 Feb 1900 to 8 Aug 1904 he served in South Africa during the Boer War.  He was promoted to lance corporal in Apr 03, then full corporal in Aug.  By Jan 04 he'd been a lance sergeant, then sergeant.  This may have been an acting field rank because he reverted to corporal in May that year. However, by the time he was discharged  at Canterbury in Aug 1908 he was a sergeant, with an exemplary record.

In 1911 Joseph and Marion were living in Leeds, he was a doorkeeper with an Army pension, but we think that Joe may have moved back to Hough and perhaps remarried.  He was at his sister’s house/pub at Chapel Hill when his mother died in 1913.

George Whaley (b. Hough 1871).  After growing up in Hough, George moved to Arnold to work in a brewery.  At first (1891) he was boarding with his sister Sarah Ann's family.  In 1892 he married Harriet Dring and by 1901 they were living on Red Hill, Daybrook where he worked as a brewery drayman.  By 1911 they were living at 143 Cinder Hill Road, Bulwell and he was a horse-keeper down a coal mine.  He died in 1940, Harriet died in 1958.  They had 2 daughters:

Clarice Evelyn Whaley, born Daybrook 1897

Sylvia May Whaley, born Daybrook 1901

Whaley Family pages

Page 1. Generations 1-4 (born 1695 to 1806)

Page 2. Generation 5 -   (born 1812 to 1844)

Page 3. Generation 6a - Descendants of James Whaley & Mary (Watchorn) (born 1849-1883)

Page 4. Generation 6b - Descendants of Edward & Elizabeth Whaley (born 1857-68)

Page 5. Generation 7a - Descendants of James Whaley & Mary (Atkinson) (born 1878-1901)

Page 6. Generation 7b - Descendants of William & Ann Whaley (born 1891-1919)

Page 7. Generation 8 -   Descendants of John, Emma & William Whaley (born 1907 on)