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James Reid Whitton

James Reid Whitton

Male 1849 - 1919  (70 years)

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  • Name James Reid Whitton 
    Born 30 Jun 1849  Bendochy, Perth GRO ref 332/000003 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Dec 1919  Cape Town, South Africa buried Maitland Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11646  Whitton
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father David Whitton,   b. 1830, Alyth, Perthshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1905, County Buildings, Dingwall 062-54 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Tasker,   b. 21 Jun 1819, Bendochy ref FR337 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1879, Woodend, Bendochy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Davidson Sargent,   b. 1854, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1883, Normal College, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1877  Trinity Free College, Clapham, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Davidson Callender Whitton,   b. 4 Jan 1880, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964, Presumed South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     2. John Freer Whitton,   b. 27 Nov 1878, Cape Town, South Africa baptised 18-12-1878 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1946, South Africa buried Old Cemerery, East Bank, East London RSA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F5395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at birth was indexed as James Reid Whitton Allan with parents of John Allan and Mary Tasker on 30-6 . However the actual record was only made in 1875 and it only gives his mother as Mary Tasker who's husband (deceased 1873) John Allan is not recorded as the father.
      at 1851 census at Bendochty with Tasker Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles called James Whitton
      at 1861 census at Bendochy with Tasker Grandmother and Uncle and Aunts called James Whitton
      informant at Grandmother Agnes Taskers death in 1866 called James Whitton
      at 1871 census at Homerton College,Hackney, London a single Teacher aged 21 born Scotland. (Homerton College was transferred to the Congregational Board of Education for Trainee Teachers and a Model School)
      Pall Mall Gazette 5th February 1873 James Reid Whitton, Edinburgh Free College, Trinity College and Private Study Honours Division for Matriculation held in January
      Birth only recorded 1875
      In Scotsman for 16th March 1876
      at Melrose Mr J R Whitton assistant to Mr A E Scougal, one of HM Inspectors of Schools was unanimously appointed Head Master of the Melrose New Public School at a salary of £150 per annum and half of Government Grant.
      In 1877 resigned and went to South Africa
      WHITTON, Mr. J.R.
      Sailed from: London
      Destination: Cape Town
      on the passenger list of the Hawarden Castle,
      departing from London on 21 Dec 1887,
      bound for Algoa Bay, East London, Cape Town, Natal, Delagoa Bay,
      Arrival in San Francisco Name: James Reid Whitton
      Arrival Date:16 Jun 1913 Age: 63 years
      11 months Estimated Birth Year: 1850
      Gender: Male Race: Scotch
      Port of Departure: Yokohama, Japan
      Ship Name: Manchuria
      Port of Arrival: San Francisco
      Destination: London, Out
      Last Residence: South Africa Cape Town
      Birthplace: Near Campe, Scotland

      in Who was Who 1916-1925
      Career

      Three years a Resident Master in one of the London Training Colleges; served as an Assistant Inspector of Schools in the South-Eastern District of Scotland; Headmaster of the Public School at Melrose; Rector of the Normal College, Cape Town, 1878–1915; Member of Cape School Board since 1906; Member of the Council of the University of the Cape of Good Hope
      address the University, Cape Town