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ID:866 Isaiah Whitehouse 1857-1941 aka Isaiah Bentley, Isaiah Stackhouse

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Gaz’s 2nd Great Grandfather

Birth

14 December 1857

‘The Swan’ at Staunton, Newent, Gloucester

Death

September 1941

Walsall, Staffordshire

Mother

Elizabeth Whitehouse (b.1831) /ID:863

Father

John Bentley (abt 1830)/ID:1125

Step-father

Isaac Bentley (b.1811) /ID:107

Siblings

Mary Bentley (b.1850)/ID:1136

 

Charles Bentley (b.1853) /ID:106

 

Sarah Bentley (b.1855) /ID:108

 

Isaiah Whitehouse (b.1857) /ID:866

 

Samuel Bentley (b.1860)/ID:1138

 

Abraham Bentley (b.1861) /ID:104

 

William Bentley (b.1863) /ID:110

Half Sibs

Amy Jane Bentley (b.1868) /ID:105

 

Thomas Bentley (b.1870) /ID:109

Spouse

Jane Phillips (b.1859) /ID:516

Children

Christina Stackhouse (b.1881) /ID:687

Spouse

Alice Smith (b.1857) /ID:649

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupations

Coal Miner (1881)

 

Labourer (1883)

 

Coal Miner (1891)

 

Ordinary Agricultural Labourer (1901)

 

Wagonner on a Farm (1911)

 

 

1857

Isaiah Whitehouse was born 14 December 1857 at The Swan Inn, Staunton in the Parish of Corse, His father was John Bentley and his mother was Elizabeth Whitehouse. His father is listed as a traveller on his older sisters baptism record two years previously when she was also born in Corse. We believe the couple were unmarried which was quite common in the traveller community. Isaiah had older sisters Mary , born in 1850 and Sarah born in 1855 as well as an older brother Charles born in 1953.

 

Left :The Swan Inn at Staunton today where Isaiah was born.

 

 

 

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1861

1861 Census for Court 4, Shortacre, Walsall, Staffordshire

Name                

Relationship

Status     

Age      

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County               

Occupation               

Joseph Bentley  

Head           

Married  

52

1809

Male      

Lane End, Staffs

Labourer at Iron Works

Eliza Bentley

Wife

Married

62

1799

Female

Lane End, Staffs

 

Elizabeth Whitehouse

(Grand)daughter

Unmarried

32

1829

Female

Lane End, Staffs

 

Mary Whitehouse

Granddaughter

 

11

1850

Female

(Sutton) Coldfield, Warks

 

Charles Whitehouse

Grandson

 

8

1853

Male

(Sutton) Coldfield, Warks

 

Sarah Whitehouse

Granddaughter

 

5

1856

Female

(Sutton) Coldfield, Warks

 

Isaiah Whitehouse

Grandson

 

3

1858

Male

(Sutton) Coldfield, Warks

 

Samuel Whitehouse

Grandson

 

6mths

1860

Male

Sutton, Warks

 

 

 

1864- Isaiahs mother Elizabeth marries Isaac Bentley.

 

 

1871

1871 Census for Encampment on common, Norton Canes, Staffordshire

Name                

Relationship

Status     

Age      

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County               

Occupation               

Isaac Bentley  

Head           

Married  

60

1811

Male      

Lichfield, Staffordshire

Besom Maker

Elizabeth Bentley

Wife

Married

40

1831

Female

Lane End, Staffs

 

Charles Bentley

Son

Married

28

1843

Male

Mill Green, Staffs

Besom Maker

Sarah Bentley

Daughter

 

16

1856

Female

Gloucestershire

 

Isaiah Bentley

Son

 

14

1858

Male

Gloucestershire

 

Abraham Bentley

Son

 

10

1861

Male

Sutton, Warks

 

William Bentley

Son

 

8

1863

Male

Walsall, Staffs

 

Amy Jane Bentley

Daughter

 

2

1869

Female

Walsall, Staffs

 

 

 

 

We know that a few years later Isaiah met Jane Phillips, who had previously been married to traveller Joseph Stackhouse and had a son William, born in 1876, who in 1881 was living with his father and grandmother on Pelsall Common, indicating that he and Jane had separated earlier. We have been unable to find Jane on a 1881 census but there is a possible marriage for Isaiah in 1879 in Liverpool. This is the area where Isaiah and Jane had their daughter Christina baptised in 1883.

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1881

1881 Census for 'Pelsall Common, Pelsall, Staffordshire'

Name                           

Relationship   

Status    

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County                      

Occupation               

Isaac Bentley                

Head               

Married 

70      

1811     

Male      

Lichfield, Staffs                 

Hawker               

Isaiah Bentley

Son

 

24

1857

Male      

Gloucestershire

Coal Miner

Abraham Bentley

Son

 

12*(22)

1869

Male      

Sutton, Warks

Coal Miner

William Bentley

Son

 

20

1861

Male

Walsall Wood, Staffs

Coal Miner

Amy Bentley

Daughter

 

13

1868

Female

Walsall Wood, Staffs

Scholar

Thomas Bentley

Son

 

11

1870

Male

Birmingham, Warks

Scholar

 

 

In 1883 Isaiahs daughter Christina was baptised at St Chysostum, near Everton. It looks as though they were about to put Bentley on as the parents surname but then changed it to Stackhouse, enforcing our belief that the possible marriage details may be misleading and they hadn't, in fact, married. We have not been able to find a marriage record confiming both of there names. Isaiah is listed as a Labourer.

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1891

1891 Census for 'Stokes Lane, Norton Canes, Staffordshire'

Name                           

Relationship   

Status    

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County                      

Occupation               

Isaiah Whitehouse      

Head               

Married 

33       

1858      

Male      

Staunton Swan, Gloucs  

Coal Miner                

Jane Whitehouse

Wife

Married

32

1859

Female

Norton Canes, Staffs

 

Christina Whitehouse

Daughter

Female

7

1884

Female

West Derby, Liverpool

 

 

 

 

By 1901, Isaiah is listed as a widower. We have found a possible entry in the indexes for Janes death,  named as Jane Bentley, born about 1860 who died in West Derby, Liverpool in Jan 1901. (There are no other entries that fit as a Whitehouse or Stackhouse). 
Isaiah,43, lived with his daugher, Christina, now 20, and her husband, Henry Taylor,21, a Coal Miner,  in Stokes Lane, Norton Canes. They had married in 1900 and Isaiah had been present at the wedding in Rushall. They also have a son John Henry (aka Jack) who is 4 months old. Isaiah is working as an Agricultural Labourer.
This census is extra interesting as it shows my own 2nd Great Grandfathers family living a few doors away from my husbands!

1901

1901 Census for 'Stokes Lane, Norton Canes'

Name                     

Relationship  

Status      

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County                   

Occupation                  

Henry Taylor       

Head           

Married    

21       

1880      

Male      

West Ham, London      

Coal Miner - Rock Upper

Christina Taylor  

Wife

Married

20

1881

Female

Liverpool, Lancashire

 

John H Taylor

Son

 

4 mths

1901

Male

Norton Canes, Staffs

 

Isaiah Whitehouse

Father in Law

 

43

1858

Male

Staunton, Glocs

Ord Agr Labourer

 

 

 

1903 - Marriage of Isaiah Whitehouse and Alice Smith (registered as Taylor) at St James, Norton Canes, Staffordshire.

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1911

1911 Census for 'Stokes Lane, Norton Canes, Staffordshire'

Name                   

Relationship

Status      

Age    

Est YOB

Gender  

Birth County                   

Occupation                  

Isiah Whitehouse

Head            

Married    

52       

1859      

Male      

Staunton, Glocs            

Waggoner                

Alice Whitehouse

Wife

Married

54

1857

Female

Woodford, Essex

 

George Gray

Stepson

Single

19

1892

Male

Nottingham, Notts

Pony Driver in Coal Pit

The couple continued their life together in Norton Canes until Alice passed away in 1925, aged 68.

The photo below we believe was taken in 1920's and know it is the Taylor/Whitehouse family. We have yet to work out the different faces on the photo but are pretty sure that the older gentleman in Isaiah.

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In 1939 Isaiah, lived with his grandson, Henry Taylor and Henrys wife, Ivy at 79, Norton East Road, Norton Canes.

1939

1939 Registry for '79 Norton East Road, Norton Canes, Staffordshire '

Name                           

Status    

DOB           

Gender   

Occupation               

Henry Taylor                

Married 

14/04/1903

Male       

Colliery Hewer          

Ivy L Taylor

Married

08/08/1903

Female

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Undisclosed Record

 

 

 

 

Isiah Whitehouse

Widow

14/12/1856

Male

Retired

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Recent photo of 79, Norton East Road,
Norton Canes.

 

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saiah sadly passed away in 1941 at the age of 84. His death was registered in Walsall.
We are still trying to find out where Isaiah's burial took place. 

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