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Christina Whitton

Christina Whitton

Female 1853 - 1945  (92 years)

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  • Name Christina Whitton 
    Born 1853  Ireland? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Sep 1945  Ventnor Marine Parade Sandycove, County Dublin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14353  Whitton
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father William Whitton,   b. 28 Mar 1824, Glen of Ogilvie, Glamis, Angus Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1905, Bawnhill, Curraclone, Co Laois, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Marjory Robertson,   b. Abt 1830, from Coupar Angus Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1905, Bawnhill, Curraclone, Co Laois, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 17 Nov 1850  Proclaimed Coupar Angus ref 279-4 and Kettins Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Percy Davis,   b. 1857, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Dublin South Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1892  Athy, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Constance Davis,   b. 1891,   d. 1 Mar 1940, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     2. Harold Percy Whitton Davis,   b. 6 Dec 1893, Dublin South c Clondalkin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F6307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christina appears to have been William and Marjorie Whitton’s fourth child. She had less opportunity to excel intellectually than her brothers. For a time she worked as a governess to the Wyndham family, but as this was considered demeaning, her own relations did not emphasise it. If indeed she worked for George Wyndham, Secretary
      of State for Ireland and author of the epoch-making Wyndham Land Act of 1903, it should have been a matter of some pride. To her future daughter-in-law, Christine appeared a bookish and not very practical person. She was nevertheless a woman of considerable spirit, as demonstrated when she later confronted burglars who had broken into her house. Unconvinced by their claim, ‘We’re desperate men, Ma’am’, she gave them a stern reprimand and sent them on their way full of apologies and promises of amendment. Beggars pleading hunger at her door were supplied with plates of bread and butter, usually found discarded at the gate.

      Born in 1853, Christine was four years older than Percy. His hearing disability was a challenge she was more than willing to confront, learning to talk rapidly on her fingers. During family arguments the speed of her finger movements measured her irritation.