Birth: Before 1723
Father: John Whitham (Whittam, Witham) 1683-a1731
Mother: Mary Strickland 1690-a1731
Marriage: 28 February 1738 Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
Husband: Luke Hildyard (Hildiard, Hiliard, Hilyard) b1729-a1756
Death: February 1794 Horsforth, Yorkshire, UK
Burial: 16 February 1794 Horsforth Chapel, Guiseley, Yorkshire, UK
Elizabeth (Elisabeth) Hildyard 1745
James Hildyard (Hildiard) 1748
Mary Hildyard (Hiliard) 1750
Joshua Hildyard 1753
John Hildyard 1756
Ruth Hildyard (Hilyard) 1759
There is a submitted entry in the IGI for the birth of Francis Whitham in 1713 in Leeds, Yorkshire, his marriage to Mary Shires on 28 February 1738 in Leeds, Yorkshire, and the first four children.
The first four children were born in Leeds, James in Headingly, and the last three in Horsforth. In the Baptism Registers for Horsforth Chapel 1740-1759 his name is spelt Whitam, Wittom, Whitom and his occupation is a carpenter. He is not in the 1795 census.
There is an entry in Horsforth Burials for Francis Wittam on 16 February 1794. This could be that of his son.
Caroline Whitham has an entry in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Francis Whitham born in 1713 in Leeds, married to Mary Shires, and a son Francis. There are also three entries for Francis Whittam born about 1713 in Leeds, his marriage to Mary Shires on 28 February 1738 in Leeds, and eight children - one places Leeds in Wet (sic) Yorkshire and another in Androscoggin, Maine, USA .
Caroline Anne Ewles-Whitham has an entry for Francis Whitham born about 1713 in Leeds, Yorkshire, his marriage to Mary Shires on 28 February 1737/8 at St Peters, Leeds, and eight children.
Headingley is 3 miles NW of Leeds, and Hosforth 2 miles further NW.
Francis Whitham was Felicity's fifth great grandfather.
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