WHITLEY and COSTER - London to Australia
John WHITLEY was born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England in about 1882. I haven't been able to verify his exact birth details yet. He married Emily Eliza Margaret RANN (03 Jan 1899 Edmonton, Middlesex, England) on 08 Jun 1920 at the Church of the Precious Blood, Hertford Road, Lower Edmonton, London, England. This is a different church than what was handed down in the family history but confirmed via marriage certificate.
John WHITLEY was listed as a journeyman blacksmith on the certificate and his father is listed as John WHITLEY. No mothers details are recorded. However, with the Coster connection, we were able to find that his mother was most likely Sarah Ann COSTER. She was previously married to Henry COSTER who died in 1877. They had 3 children. Her maiden name was probably LUCAS. She married John WHITLEY in March 1885 and had 5 children - John, Rosa, Jessie, Walter and Robert.
Love to hear from anyone who might be connected.