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Family of James WHITTAKER and Emily Louisa BAILEY

Husband: James WHITTAKER ( - )
Wife: Emily Louisa BAILEY (1880-1915)
Children: Frances WHITTAKER ( - )
Rosa WHITTAKER ( - )
Mary WHITTAKER (1908-1959)
James WHITTAKER (1906-1909)

Husband: James WHITTAKER

Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Death "BEF. 1931"

Wife: Emily Louisa BAILEY

Name: Emily Louisa BAILEY
Sex: Female
Father: Robert BAILEY (1858- )
Mother: Emily Louisa MATTHEWS (1858-1920)
Birth 17 Apr 1880 St Lukes, Finchley
Death 9 May 1915 (age 35) Holborn Infirmary
Burial Manor Park Cemetary

Child 1: Frances WHITTAKER

Name: Frances WHITTAKER
Sex: Female

Child 2: Rosa WHITTAKER

Sex: Female

Child 3: Mary WHITTAKER

Sex: Female
Spouse: Reginald Willis DAVINE (1909- )
Birth 16 Feb 1908 Finsbury
Death 1959 (age 50-51)

Child 4: James WHITTAKER

Sex: Male
Birth 1906
Death 25 Dec 1909 (age 2-3)
Burial Manor Park Cemetary

Note on Husband: James WHITTAKER - shared note

1. On the marriage certificate of his daughter Mary, he is already 'deceased'. His profession is given as General Labourer. On her birth certificate he is described as a Builders Labourer.

Note on Wife: Emily Louisa BAILEY - shared note

1. Her birth certificate says that she was born at 38 Radnor Street, St Lukes in 1880. Her father is given as Robert Bailey, a Brewer's Servant.


2. She married Samuel Fisher in 1997. The marriage certificate gives her age as 18 years, living at 22 Albion Place, Clerkenwell. Her father is Robert Bailey, a Bricklayer's labourer.


3. It is not clear what happened to Samuel Fisher but, by 1906 Emily appears to have been living with James Whitaker who was the father of 4 subsequent children. Frances Davine (granddaughter of Emily Bailey) says that Emily 'threw out Samuel Fisher because he was too demanding <nod, nod, wink, wink>'. Frances also understood that Emily's second husband was a brother of the first - which looks impossible since they had different surnames. Maybe we should guess that James Whitaker was a fairly close relation of Samuel Fisher.


4. It does not look as though Emily ever married James Whitaker. Her death certificate is in the name of Emily Fisher and describes her as the wife of Samuel Fisher, which implies that she was still married to Samuel Fisher, and that he was still alive. (The informant for the death certificate was her father Robert Bailey.) She died of Tuberculosis in Holborn Infirmary. The 'occupation' column of the death certificate says 'of Bactwick Street St Luke an Electric Wire Binder Wife of Sam Fisher a Compositor'.


5. Emily Bailey appears in the 1881 census at 231 Lancaster Road, Kensington. The family consists of :

Robert Bailey Age 23, Drayman

Emily Bailey age 23

Robert Bailey age 3

Emily Bailey age 11 months

All were born in Clerkenwell.