Emma Whelan (b. ~1840) née Mears
Emma Mears married Irish-born police constable John Whelan in 1860. They had 4 known children before her death in 1876.
John remarried and had at least 3 more children with his second wife, Harriet Osborne.
- mother-in-law of director Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (b. 1899)
- born around 1840 in Merton, Surrey
- daughter of tailor William Mears (b. ~1810) and Jane (Sophia?) Mears (b. ~1810) née Forster
- Abiathar Slater Mears (b. 1833)
- Ellen Mears (b. 1835)
- Frederick Mears (b. ~1838)
- William Mears (b. ~1842)
- Thomas Mears (b. ~1845)
- Charles Mears (b. ~1847)
- Frank Mears (b. ~1850)
- Alice Mears (b. ~1853)
- born around 1838 in Ireland
- son of Peter Whelan
- married 03/Aug/1860 to Emma Mears at St Leonard, Bromley
- married 1878 to Harriet Osborne
- date of death uncertain
Children born to John Whelan and Emma Mears
- born 1861 in West Ham
- died 1895 aged 34
- born 1864 in West Ham district
- married in 1887 to William Hitchcock (b. 1862)
- mother of William John Hitchcock (b. 1888), Ellen Kathleen Hitchcock (b. 1892) and Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (b. 1899)
- died 26/Sep/1942
- born around 1870 in West Ham district
- presumably died in infancy prior to 1881
Children born to John Whelan and Harriet Osborne
- born 1879 in West Ham district
- married in 1902 to fireman William Edward Sayers (b. 1869)
- mother of Albert William Sayers (b. ~1906)
- William Edward appears in the 1911 Census as a fireman at the Essex County Lunatic Asylum, with Florence Maud and son Albert William Sayers (aged 5)
- likely died 1953 aged 74
- born around 1881
- died ?
- born 1885 in West Ham district
- married in 1910 to Charles Walter Smith (b. 1876)
- mother of George Charles Frederick Smith (b. ~1910)
- likely died 1977
- died 1876
- address: White Houses near the White Hart, Merton, Surrey
- William Mears (aged 30) — head, occupation: tailor
- Jane Mears (aged 30) — wife
- Abiathar Mears (aged 8) — son
- Ellen Mears (aged 5) — daughter
- Emma Mears (aged 1) — daughter
- Frederick Mears (aged 3) — son
- William Hoare (aged 25) — occupation: agricultural labourer
- John Hoare (aged 25) — occupation: agricultural labourer
- William Trigg (aged 20) — occupation: agricultural labourer
- Benjamin Bourne (aged 25) — occupation: agricultural labourer
- address: Plaistow Place, West Ham
- William Mears (aged 40) — head, occupation: journeyman tailor
- Jane Mears (aged 40) — wife
- Abiatha Mears (aged 17) — son, occupation: silk printer
- Frederick Mears (aged 13) — son, occupation: factory boy
- Emma Mears (aged 11) — daughter
- William Mears (aged 9) — son, occupation: factory boy
- Thomas Mears (aged 6) — son
- Frank Mears (aged 0) — son
- Charles Mears (aged 3) — son
- address: 2 Ladywell Street, West Ham
- John Whelan (aged 34) — head, occupation: police constable
- Emma Whelan (aged 31) — wife
- Frederick Whelan (aged 10) — son
- Emma Whelan (aged 7) — daughter
- William Whelan (aged 4 months) — son
- Jane Mears (aged 61) — mother-in-law, occupation: needle woman
- No entry found in 1861 Census and not living with her widowed mother at the time.
- Not to be confused with:
- John Whelan (b. ~1833), married to Emma (b. ~1848) with a daughter Emma (b. ~1867), who worked as a house painter and lived in Middlesex
- John Whelan (b. ~1833) in Ireland, married to Emma (b. ~1839), who worked as an iron foundry labourer and lived in Derby
Notes & References
- Likely died 1860.
- Both born in Surrey. Jane likely died 1888 aged 76.
- Baptised 09/Jun/1833. Also known as Ebenezer Mears. Worked as a silk printer. Likely married 1853 to Sarah Ann Knock (b. ~1836), who died 1868 [reg. Q4 1853 Bethnal Green]. Married 1869 to Isabella Bryan (b. ~1833) [reg. Q2 1869 Bethnal Green]. Was a widower by the 1891 Census and was a boarder on Maryland Street, Stratford. Likely died 1905 aged 74. See also ancestry.co.uk.
- Baptised 04/Oct/1835.
- Birth likely registered Q1 1838 Croydon. Baptised 19/Apr/1840. By 1861 was a corporal at the Royal Marine Barracks, Chatham. Likely discharged 13/Oct/1866. Likely died 1885 aged 46 [reg. Q1 1885 Fulham]
- Baptised 07/Aug/1842. By 1861 was in the No 9 Field Battery 4 Brigade Royal Artillery, Hampshire. Likely died 27/Jun/1902.
- Baptised 02/Mar/1845. By 1861 was working as a servant for the Crook family at 10 Mount Place, Whitechapel. Married to Mary A. ? (b. ~1857). Worked as a gasfitter's labourer.
- Baptised 10/Oct/1847. Worked as a blacksmith. Married Sarah Ann ? (b. ~1848).
- Likely died 1877 aged 26 [reg. Q3 1877 West Ham].
- By 1891 was living with her uncle Henry and aunt Mary.
- Marriage registered Q3 1860 Poplar, London.
- Marriage registered Q1 1878 Poplar, London.
- West Ham death registry entries include: John Whealan (died 1890 aged 52), John Whelan (died 1910 aged 74) and John Whelan (died 1913 aged 73).
- Death registered Q4 1895 West Ham.
- Birth registered Q3 1864 West Ham.
- Marriage registered Q4 1887 West Ham.
- Death registered Q3 1942 Surrey South Western.
- Marriage registered Q4 1902 West Ham.
- Death registered Q4 1953 Epping.
- Marriage registered Q1 1910 Billericay.
- Death registered Q1 1977 Brentwood.
- Death registered Q1 1876 West Ham.