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Hello! Looking for Whyborough connections

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Hi,

Thanks for adding me to the forum.
I am researching many branches of my tree, including BAMFORD, CLARKE, COOKE, TONGUE, and WHY/WYE mainly around Leicester and Notts.

But I am specifically interested in anyone with the first name 'Whyborough', also spelt Wyborough, Wiborough, Whybra, Wibra, Wibrow...
especially those connected to the village of Anstey, Leic

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Hello Jan and welcome to the Forum.

I have a Whyborough Higgs/Heggs/Hicks/Eggs in my tree way out on a non direct line.

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"A daughter christened in St. Margaret's Church, Leicester 7/9/1825 parents Daniel and Jane Eggs given name Whyborough"

1841 *
HO107 Piece/Book 604/12 Folio 5 Page 2
Civil Parish: St Margaret With Bishops Fee
Hundred: Leicester Borough
County: Leicestershire
Registration District: Leicester
Sub-RD: East Leicester
ED: 23
Address: Bedford St
Tho Cooke 65
Ann Cooke 20 W Spinner Y
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[Higgs]
Whyborough Eggs 15 W Spinner Y
Jane Eggs 6 Y


HIGGS Wyborough 29 'Fitzjames' 1857 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reel 2138, [4/4793]; Reel 2475, [4/4967]

Arrived 1 Apr 1857 - Reel 2475 * one of the 3 Sub-Matrons - Diary at SLNSW
Higgs Whyborough 29 Nurse Leicester Daniel & Jane Both dead CE R&W No relations in colony Good Health Paid 10/-


Marriage 50/1859 SWITSON RICHARD - HIGGS WHYBOROUGH - SYDNEY * 28 Jan 1859 * Presbyterian

The Sydney Morning Herald - Sat 29 Jan 1859 p.1
MARRIAGES
On the 28th January, by special license, at the residence of the bride, Sydney, by the Rev. Dr. Fullerton, Mr. Richard Switson, of Sydney, to Miss Whyborough Higgs, native of Leicester, England.


NSW Death 17391/1913 SWITSON WHYBOROUGH - DANIEL - JANE - PADDINGTON * 27 Oct 1913

The Sydney Morning Herald - Tue 28 Oct 1913 p.8
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SWITSON.-October 27, 1913, at her late residence, No. 8 Iris-street, Paddington, Whyborough (nee Higgs), of Leicester, England, relict of the late Richard Switson, beloved mother of Mrs. O. Furner, of Cavendish-street, Stanmore, Miss E. Switson, and Mr. R. Switson, of Windsor, Victoria, in her 84th year. The end of the righteous is peace. Interment this day, 3 p.m., at Waverley Cemetery.

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Daniel HEGGS & Jane COOKE
9 Jun 1822 Anstey,​ Leicester,​ England
Batch: M046281

Deaths Dec 1837 HIGGS Daniel [69] Leicester 15 78

Marriages Dec 1853 Leicester 7a 402
SCOFFIELD John Murcott & HEGGS Jane Hannah
 
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Thanks for the info, Dave.
I found your thread from a few years back which broke down a few brick walls for me and prompted me to join the forum.

Whyborough HIGGS (always written as HEGGS/EGGS until she left England) is not actually one of my ancestors (at least I haven't found a link yet) but I got interested in her whilst trying to pin down the origin of the name Whyborough which occurs a lot on one line of my tree.
I thought it must be a maternal surname, but I've got all the way back to my 9xg-grandmother b.1645 and only found it as a female first name.

All the 'Wyboroughs' I've found come from in/around the village of Ansty, Leic and I'm sure they must all be linked somehow so I've been off on a massive tangent in the past few months that have brought me here - and now Australia!
 
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You may know this already, but Wyborough HEGGS comes from quite an interesting family.

Daniel HEGGS marr Jane COOKE 9th Jun 1822 Thurcaston, Leic
7 children: Maria (1823) Wyborough (1825) Hannah (1827) James (1829) Hannah (1832) James (1835) Jane Hannah Doubleday (1833).
Only Maria, Wyborough & Jane survived.

Jane COOKE (b.1802 Ansty) was the eldest of nine children of Thomas COOKE 1776-1853 & Eleanor 1782-1818 who married in Ansty, 1801.

Janes siblings were:
Job (1803) Michael (1805) Whyborough (1807) John (1809) James (1811) Thomas (1814) Ann (1815) - and Eleanor (1818 ) who may be a half-sibling.
all born in Ansty.

Jane's brother James COOKE (Wyborough Hegg's uncle), a book binder of Wellington St, Leic, was convicted of the murder of Mr John PAAS, his supplier, in 1832 and executed.
He is notabley the last person in Britain to be hung from a 'gibbet'.

http://www.britishexecutions.co.uk/execution-content.php?key=2378&termRef=James Cook

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id...HoECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=whyborough cook&f=false

Jane's brother Job COOKE, initially a stocking weaver and hairdresser (?) became a reasonably wealthy hosiery manufacturer and his Will appears on FMP.
Wyborough & Richard SWISTON (sic) and Jane Hannah & John Murcott SCOFFIELD are beneficiaries - as are his brother Michael COOKE and nephew Charles James COOKE.
 

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Thanks Jan for the info on the Cooke family. I had her parents marriage and a bit on Whyborough's siblings.

Deaths Dec 1892 SCOFFIELD Jane Hannah 59 Leicester 7a 111

The Sydney Morning Herald - Sat 7 Jan 1893 p.1
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SCHOFFIELD.-November 4, 1892, at Highfields, Mere-road, Leicester, England, suddenly, of apoplexy of the brain, Jane Hannah, wife of Mr. J. M. Schoffield, formerly resident of Sydney and Melbourne, aged 59 years; only sister of Mrs. Richard Switson, 132 1/2 Foveaux-street, Surry Hills. Inserted by Whyborough Switson.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/15154292?q&versionId=17824420

http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110328353


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