Census returns, maintained by The National Archives, can be viewed
at the Ancestry family history website.
|Name||Age||Occupation||Born in County?|
|1841 census – Fords Buildings, Basingstoke Reference: HO107/385/5|
A photograph of Ford’s Buildings, ‘which stood close to the Victory
roundabout’, is in Arthur Attwood, The Illustrated History of
Basingstoke, 2001, p. 178.
|Name and relation to
Head of household
|1851 census – Brook Street, Basingstoke Reference: HO107/1681 (folio 217, p. 5)|
|William Whistler||Head||Married||66||Ag Labourer||Basingstoke, Hampshire|
|Eliza Whistler||Wife||Married||60||Baughurst, Hampshire|
|Harriott Whistler||Daughter||Unmarried||28||Basingstoke, Hampshire|
|Sarah Whistler||Daughter||Unmarried||22||Basingstoke, Hampshire|
William Whistler and Elizabeth Hood were married at Monk Sherborne on
12 October 1811. Elizabeth, the daughter of Simon and Sarah Hood, was
baptised at Baughurst on 13 March 1791. Her brother John Hood was
baptised at Baughurst on 16 January 1785
(Hampshire Baptism Index 1752–1812, Hampshire Genealogical Society CD).
|1861 census – Church St, Basingstoke Reference: RG9/708 (folio 49, pp. 9–10)|
|Elizabeth Whistler||Head||Widow||72||Formerly Laundress||Baughurst, Hampshire|
|Charles Coldrey||10 days||Basingstoke|
Harriett’s sister Sarah Whistler married William Coldrey
on 24 December 1853 at St Michael’s Church, Basingstoke.
As census day was 7 April 1861 this suggests that baby Charles, the grandson of Elizabeth Whistler, was born on 28 March 1861.
|1871 census – Church St, Basingstoke Reference: RG10/1234 (folio 53, p. 12)|
|Giles E Soper||Lodger||Unm||19||Smith||Basingstoke|
| 1881 census –
16 Elbow Corner N. Side, Basingstoke |
Reference: RG11/1254 (folio 119, p. 33)
The evidence is that Harriet Whistler never married.
Life in Kent
|1851 census – Green Street Green, Darenth, Kent Reference: HO107/1607 (folio 610, p. 19)|
|William Whistler||Head||Married||36||Maltster journeyman||Basingstoke, Hampshire|
|Harriott Whistler||Wife||Married||30||Herriard, Hampshire|
|Jane Whistler||Daughter||3||Darenth, Kent|
|Ann Whistler||Daughter||1||Darenth, Kent|
|George Morgan||Lodger||Widower||60||Ag Lab||Darenth, Kent|
|William Morgan|| Lodger’s |
|William Munday||Lodger||17||Ag Lab||Herriard, Hampshire|
Ag Lab was the ubiquitous agricultural labourer. |
Harriet, the daughter of George and Jane Munday, was baptised at Herriard on 16 April 1820. Her younger brother William Munday was baptised at Herriard on 4 August 1833 (Hampshire Baptism Index 1813–1841, Hampshire Genealogical Society CD).
| 1861 census –
Green Street Green, Darenth, Kent |
Reference: RG9/468 (folios 12–13, pp. 20–1)
|William Whistler||Head||Married||46||Maltster||Basingstoke, Hampshire|
|Harriott Whistler||Wife||Married||40||Herriard, Hampshire|
| Jane Elizabeth
In the 1871 census William Whistler, now a widower, was employed as a
gardener, living in Green Street Green at the household of Constantine
The same census page showed his daughter Jane Whistler, aged 24, living
at a neighbouring household (reference RG10/885; folio 94, p. 18).
|1851 census – Wheelers Arms, Dartford, Kent Reference: HO107/1607 (folio 439, p. 38)|
|Charles Whistler||Head||Married||33||Beer Retailer||Basingstoke, Hampshire|
|Sarah Whistler||Wife||Married||30||Basingstoke, Hampshire|
|Elizabeth Whistler||Daughter||2||Dartford, Kent|
|Harriott Whistler||Daughter||1||Dartford, Kent|
|1861 census – Gas Lane, Dartford, Kent Reference: RG9/467 (folio 91, p. 36)|
|Charles Whistler||Head||Married||45||Lab in Brewhouse||Dartford, Kent|
|Sarah Whistler||Wife||Married||39||Dartford, Kent|
|Harriott Whistler||Daughter||11||Scholar||Dartford, Kent|
|Charles Whistler||Son||9||Scholar||Dartford, Kent|
|Emily Whistler||Daughter||7 months||Dartford, Kent|
For Charles and Sarah, the reported birthplace of Dartford appears
incorrect. Other records state that they were both born in Basingstoke.
Their son Charles Whistler was baptised at St Michael’s Church,
Basingstoke, on 16 November 1851.
|1871 census – 48 Waterside, Dartford, Kent Reference: RG10/885 (folio 30, p. 9)|
|Charles Whistler||Head||Married||54||Emp in Brewery||Basingstoke, Hampshire|
|Sarah Whistler||Wife||Married||49||Basingstoke, Hampshire|
|Emily Whistler||Daughter||10||Scholar||Dartford, Kent|
|Henry Whistler||Son||8||Scholar||Dartford, Kent|
|Notes: Charles, the elder Whistler son, was a boarder in another Dartford household as shown next.|
|1871 census – 4 Marsh Street, Dartford, Kent Reference: RG10/884 (folio 21, p. 36)|
|John Clifford||Head||Married||36||Farm Bailiff||Lenham, Kent|
|Mary A Clifford||Wife||Married||30||Otterden, Kent|
|Fredrick Clifford||Son||6||Scholar||Isle of Sheppey, Kent|
|George S Clifford||Son||4||Lenham, Kent|
|Emma Clifford||Daughter||2||Cooling, Kent|
|Thomas Green||Boarder||Unm||52||Waggoner’s Mate||Wakering, Essex|
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