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Looking for Cyril Thomas WHITEHOUSE

Query by asheppard

I'm looking to find information on Cyril Thomas Whitehouse b1885 Baldock Hertfordshire England, he was also known as Thomas Cyril Whitehouse.

Father - Thomas Whitehouse b1856 Coren Breewood Staffordshire

Mother - Elizabeth Ann Norgrove b1860 Birmingham Warwiskshire England

Cyril Thomas Whitehouse married Eleanor Martha Colohan in 1919 in Victoria Australia

in Aug 1929 they are on board the "Santa Marta" out of Kingston Jamaica bound for New York and then on to Malaysia his Occupation is listed as Planter, they are traveling as Cyril & Martha Whitehouse.

How and when did Cyril arrive in Victoria in order to marry Eleanor?

What happened to them after their arrival in Malaysia?? did they stay or leave.

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on 2013-05-11 04:11:09

asheppard , from Queensland Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2010. is researching the following names: NORGROVE, BAIRD, TOAL and 43 other(s).

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by janilye on 2013-05-11 23:03:57

Hello A and happy mother's day.
This isn't what you are looking for but the Whitehouse name and Staffordshire prompted me to post an excerpt from this humourous article "Sale of Wives in England"
It took place in the month of August, 1773, and the facts are these :Three men and three women went into the Bell Inn. Edgbaston-street, Birmingham, and called for the toll-book, which was kept there. In this they made the following extra- ordinary entry: "August, thirty first, 1773. Samuel Whitehouse, of the parish of Willenhill, in the county of Stafford, this day sold his wife, Mary Whitehouse, in open market, to Thomas Griffiths, of Birmingham. Value one shilling. To take her with all faults. (Signed) Samuel Whitehouse, Mary Whitehouse. (Voucher) Thomas Buckley, of Birmingham."
The parties were said to be well pleased, and the purchase-money and the market toll, demanded for the toll, were both cheerfully

by asheppard on 2013-05-11 23:34:52

Hi Janilye and happy mothers day to you too.
It does bring a smile to your face, one shilling was quite a lot of money in 1773.

Can you imagine doing that at for toll on the M7 or any other toll road. "Excuse me, I don't have the money but this man is quite happy to buy my wife with all her faults for $7.50 and we'll just fill in the toll register that I'm selling her to him and then we'll happily pay the toll".

I wonder if our current marriage vows should include the words "To take her/him with all faults", Samuel Mary & Thomas seem happy with the arrangement.

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