George Whistler and Sons in Census Returns

George Whistler and Sons in Census Returns

Farmers of the Hampshire Downs
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Cannon Heath Farm, Kingsclere

Census returns, maintained by The National Archives, can be viewed at the Ancestry family history website.
Notes: In the 1841 census, the age was rounded down to the nearest five for those aged 15 or over.
          Place names are in Hampshire unless otherwise stated.

Name Age   Occupation Born in County?
1841 census – Down Grange Farm, Basingstoke     Reference: HO107/385/6 (folio 21, p. 5)
George Whistler 35 Farmer Y
Jane Whistler 25   Y
George Whistler 7   Y
Richard Whistler 5   Y
Charles Whistler 3   Y
Alfred Whistler 1   Y
Notes: In the 1861 census the farmer at Down Grange Farm was John Portsmouth, the nephew of George Whistler. John was the son of George’s sister Mary Portsmouth.

Name and relation to
Head of household
Marital
Status
Age   Occupation Birth Place
1851 census – Viables Farm, Basingstoke     Reference: HO107/1681 (folio 258, pp. 4-5)
George Whistler Head Married 48 Farmer of 860 acres
employing 20 men and 2 sons
Basingstoke
Jane Whistler Wife Married 39   Bramley
George Whistler Son   17 Agricultural Labourer Ewhurst
Richard Whistler Son   15 Agricultural Labourer Basing
Charles Whistler Son   13 Scholar Basing
Alfred Whistler Son   11 Scholar Basing
Septimus Whistler Son   7 Scholar Basing
Walter Whistler Son   3   Basing
Albert Whistler Son   2 months Basing
Ann Jennings Servant   15 House Servant Baughurst
Samuel Ealing Servant   20 Ag Labourer Basingstoke
John Bullpit Servant   15 Ag Labourer Basingstoke
 
1861 census – Litchfield [Grange], Ashe     Reference: RG9/712 (folio 160, p. 13)
George Whistler Head Widower 58 Farmer of 660 acres
employing 18 men and 3 boys
Basingstoke
Richard Whistler Son Unmarried 25 Farmer’s Son Basingstoke
Charles Whistler Son Unm 23 Farmer’s Son Basingstoke
Septimus Whistler Son Unm 17 Farmer’s Son Basingstoke
Edward Godden Servant Married 57 Agricultural Labourer Sherfield
Mary Godden Servant Married 43 General Servant Kingsclere
George Godden Servant Unm 18 Agricultural Labourer Sherfield
John Godden Servant   12 Agricultural Labourer Sherfield
Note: In 1861 George Whistler’s two younger sons, Walter (aged 13) and Albert (aged 10), were pupils at the Salt Hill Grammar School in the village of Farnham Royal in Buckinghamshire (1861 census reference: RG9/854, folio 96, pp. 13–14). Their seven-year-old sister Ellen was a schoolgirl at a small boarding school in Church Street, Basingstoke. The census form gave Ellen’s birthplace as Viables [Farm], Basingstoke (1861 census reference: RG9/708, folio 51, p. 14).

1871 census – Litchfield Grange, Ashe     RG10/1239 (folio 61, p. 12)
Septimus Whistler Head Married 27 Farmer of 600 acres
employing 5 labourers
Basingstoke
Eliza Whistler Wife Married 28   Odiham
Emily Whistler Daughter   4   Ashe
Frank Whistler Son   2   Odiham
Florence Whistler Daughter   2 months Ashe
Jane Prewitt Servant   16 Domestic Servant Kingsclere
Note: Septimus Whistler and his family emigrated to America in 1880.


Alfred and Phyllis Whistler of Kingsclere

Name and relation to
Head of household
Marital
Status
Age   Occupation Birth Place
1861 census – Swan Street, Kingsclere     Reference: RG9/718 (folio 37, p. 8)
Alfred Whistler Lodger Unmarried 21 Farmer’s Son Basingstoke
William Lewis Head Married 52 Draper & Grocer Master Farnborough, Berkshire
Mary Ann Lewis Wife Married 51   Highclere, Hampshire
Phillis [Phyllis] Lewis Daughter   14 Assistant in Shop Kingsclere
Edwin Lewis Son   13 Scholar Kingsclere
Alice Jane Hedger Visitor   5 Scholar Broadmere
Note: Alfred Whistler and Phyllis Lewis were married in 1870.

1871 census – Cannon Heath Farm, Kingsclere     Reference: RG10/1246 (folio 26, p. 5)
Alfred Whistler Head Married 31 Farmer of 1060 acres
employing 15 men and 3 boys
Basingstoke
Phyllis Whistler Wife Married 24   Kingsclere
Jennie Whistler Daughter   7 months Kingsclere
Walter Whistler Brother   Unm 23 Farmer’s Brother Basingstoke
Patrick Ford Servant Mar 43 Agricultural Labourer Ireland
Winnifred Ford Servant Mar 44 Agricultural Labourer Ireland
Ellen Ford Servant   12   Kingsclere
Charles Ducket Servant Unm 23 Agricultural Labourer Kingsclere
Charles Butler Servant Unm 20 Agricultural Labourer Kingsclere
Thomas Verney Servant Unm 21 Agricultural Labourer Kingsclere
Henry Lovegrove Servant Unm 18 Agricultural Labourer Itchingswell
Daniel Taylor Servant Unm 23 Agricultural Labourer Itchingswell
John Joyce Servant Unm 14 Agricultural Labourer Fareham
Charles Huzzey Servant Unm 24 Agricultural Labourer Leckhampton, Berks
Julia Smith Servant Unm 21 Agricultural Labourer Baughurst
Note: Patrick and Winnifred Ford worked as agricultural labourers for Alfred Whistler on the farm at Cannon Heath for many years. They came over to England from Galway, Ireland about 1848 – probably because of the potato famine (information kindly provided by Susan Tall).

1881 census – Cannon Heath Farm, Kingsclere     Reference: RG11/1266 (folio 45, p. 5)
Alfred Whistler Head Married   42 Farmer of 900 acres
Employing 11 Labourers
Hampshire
Phyllis Whistler Wife Married 34   Hampshire
Jennie Whistler Daughter   10 Scholar Kingsclere
George Whistler Son   9 Scholar Kingsclere
Alice Whistler Daughter   7 Scholar Kingsclere
Alfred Whistler Son   6 Scholar Kingsclere
Frederick Whistler Son   4   Kingsclere
Walter Whistler Son   3   Kingsclere
Kate Whistler Daughter   1   Kingsclere
Sarah Ruddle Visitor Single 34 Farmer Kingsclere
Fanny Jane Milsome Servant Single 18 General Servant Cardiff, Wales
John Rolf Servant Single 62 General Servant Kingsclere
George Soper Servant Single 24 General Servant Hannington
Daniel Ducket Servant Single 22 General Servant Kingsclere
Bernard West Servant Single 20 General Servant Tadley
George Howlett Servant Single 18 General Servant Tadley
Winifred Ford   Widow 53 Farm Servant Galway County, Ireland
 
1891 census – Cannon Heath Farm, Kingsclere     Reference: RG12/967 (folio 37, p. 4)
Alfred Whistler Head Married 51 Farmer Basingstoke
Phyllis Whistler Wife Married 44   Kingsclere
Jennie Whistler Daughter Single 20   Kingsclere
Alfred Whistler Son Single 16 Farmer’s Son Kingsclere
Frederick Whistler Son   14 Scholar Kingsclere
Walter Whistler Son   13 Scholar Kingsclere
Kate Whistler Daughter   11 Scholar Kingsclere
Albert Whistler Son   9 Scholar Kingsclere
Anne Whistler Daughter   7 Scholar Kingsclere
William Whistler Son   4   Kingsclere
Septimus Whistler Son   3   Kingsclere
Walter Whistler Brother Single 42 Farmer Basingstoke
 
1901 census – Cannon Heath Farm, Kingsclere     Reference: RG13/1119 (folio 95, p. 2)
Alfred Whistler Head Married 61 Farmer Basingstoke
Phyllis Whistler Wife Married 54   Kingsclere
Alfred Whistler Son Single 26 Farmer’s Son - Worker Kingsclere
Frederick Whistler Son Single 24 Farmer’s Son - Worker Kingsclere
Walter Whistler Son Single 23 Farmer’s Son - Worker Kingsclere
Septimus Whistler Son   13   Kingsclere
Amelia Robinson Servant Single 21 Domestic Servant Kingsclere
Edward Greenaway Servant Single 51 Farm Labourer East Woodhay
Richard Webb Servant Single 27 Farm Labourer Ecchinswell
 
1911 census – Cannon Heath, Overton, Kingsclere     Reference: RG14/6362
Alfred Whistler Head Married 71 Farmer Basingstoke
Phyllis Whistler Wife Married 65   Kingsclere
Frederick Whistler Son Single 34 Farmer’s Son Kingsclere
Kate Whistler Daughter Single 31 Farmer’s Daughter, dairy work Kingsclere
William Whistler Son Single 24 Farmer’s Son Kingsclere
Charles Septimus
    Whistler
Son Single 23 Farmer’s Son Kingsclere
Gilbert Whistler Son Single 18 Farmer’s Son Kingsclere
Albert James Cox Son-in-law Married 40 Farmer Baughurst
Annie Cox
    (née Whistler)
Daughter Married 27   Kingsclere
Gertrude Annie
    Hutchins
Servant Single 14 General Servant Domestic Ashe


Albert Whistler of Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

Name and relation to
Head of household
Marital
Status
Age   Occupation Birth Place
1871 census – Hinton Ampner, Hampshire     Reference: RG10/1223 (folio 38, p. 4)
Albert Whistler Head Unmarried 20 Farmer of 97 acres
employs 2 labourers
Basingstoke
Ellen Whistler Sister Unmarried 17 House Keeper Kingsclere
Fanny Bromley Servant   12 General Servant Owlesbury
 
1881 census – Farm House, Hinton Ampner     Reference: RG11/1243 (folio 50, p. 27)
Albert Whistler Head Married 30 Farmer of 97 acres
employing 2 men
Basingstoke
Fanny Whistler Wife Married 30   Steventon
Ellen Whistler Daughter   5   Hinton Ampner
Margaret Whistler Daughter   3   Hinton Ampner
George Whistler Son   1   Hinton Ampner
Matilda Whistler Daughter   under 1 month Hinton Ampner
Alice North Servant Unmarried 17 Domestic Servant Egham, Surrey
Eliza Cook Servant Married 50 Temporary Nurse Ropley
 
1891 census – Blackmore Farm, Hinton Ampner     Reference: RG12/948 (folio 34, p. 3)
Albert Whistler Head Married 40 Farmer Basingstoke
Fanny Whistler Wife Married 40   Steventon
Ellen Whistler Daughter   15 Governess Hinton Ampner
Margaret Whistler Daughter   13 Scholar Hinton Ampner
George Whistler Son   11 Scholar Hinton Ampner
Emily Whistler Daughter   10 Scholar Hinton Ampner
Dorothy Whistler Daughter   8 Scholar Hinton Ampner
Robert Whistler Son   5 Scholar Hinton Ampner
Winifred Whistler Daughter   2   Hinton Ampner
Maria Taylor Sister-
  in-law
Single 24 Mother’s Help Steventon
 
1901 census – Snow’s Farm, Hinton Ampner     Reference: RG13/1096 (folio 40, p. 3)
Albert Whistler Head Married 50 Farmer Basingstoke
Fanny Whistler Wife Married 50   Steventon
Margaret Whistler Daughter Single 23   Hinton Ampner
George Whistler Son Single 21 Farmer’s Assistant Hinton Ampner
Emily Whistler Daughter Single 20   Hinton Ampner
Winifred Whistler Daughter   12   Hinton Ampner
Fanny Whistler Daughter   7   Hinton Ampner
Walter Whistler Brother Single 53 Manure Agent Basingstoke
Note: The name of the farm listed on the 1901 census was different from the name given for the 1891 census. However, it was possibly the same farm since, for both the 1891 and 1901 census, Albert Whistler’s neighbour appeared to be James Appleton of Brookwood Dean, Hinton Ampner.

1911 census – Woodlands Farm, Hinton Ampner, Alresford     (findmypast.co.uk)
Albert Whistler Head Married 60 Farmer Basingstoke
Fanny Whistler Wife Married 60   Steventon
Margaret Whistler Daughter Single 33   Hinton Ampner
Emily Louise Whistler Daughter Single 30   Hinton Ampner
Robert Whistler Son Single 25 Farmer Hinton Ampner
Winifred Maria Whistler Daughter Single 22   Hinton Ampner
May Offill Visitor Single 28   Brockley S E [London]
Donald Ames Boarder Single 16 Farm Pupil Tiverton, Devon

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