|Thomas Whitmee||[1757 - 1841]||MFMFMFFF|
Born: 1757, Olney BKM
Father: Thomas Whitmee
Mother: Elizabeth Beale
Siblings: (For dates, etc, see the extended family)
The 1821 census of Olney lists 5 household heads named Whitmee. Thomas had left in 1815, but these 5 are presumably relatives.
|Occupation||Religion||Number of Males aged||Number of Females aged|
Married: Hannah James 6 August 1782 Olney BKM
IGI M01469-3 lists the marriage date, the groom's name, & the bride's name
Died: 23 April 1841, Odell
|in the Sub-District of||Harrold|
|in the County of||Bedford|
|When and where died||23 April 1841 at Odell|
|Name and Surname||Thomas Whitmee|
|Cause of Death||old age|
|Informant||Catherine Warner (x) Widow, Odell, present at death|
|When Registered||24 April 1841|
Land Tax Assessment:
|1784-6||Olney||Thomas Whitmee for farm||£6 2s 8d|
|1787-94||Olney||Lord Dartmouth||Thomas Whitmee||£6 2s 8d|
|1795||Olney||Lord Dartmouth||Thomas Whitmee||£6 1s 1d|
|1796-7||Olney||Lord Dartmouth||Thomas Whitmee||£6 1s 5d|
|1798||Olney||Lord Dartmouth||Thomas Whitmee||£6 16s 5½d|
|1799||Olney||Earl Dartmouth||Thomas Whitmee||£6 16s 17½d||(sic)|
|1800-9||Olney||Earl Dartmouth||Thomas Whitmee||£6 16s 3½d|
|1810-4||Olney||Earl Dartmouth||Thomas Whitmee||£6 16s 3d|
|1815||Olney||Earl Dartmouth||Thomas Whitmee||£6 16s 0d|
|1819||Odell||Thomas Alston Esq||Whitmee||£30 7s 0d|
|1820-2||Odell||Thomas Alston Esq||Thomas Whitmee||£30 7s 0d|
|1823-32||Odell||Justinian Alston Esq||Thomas Whitmee||£30 7s 0d|
Thomas seems to have left Olney BKM in 1815 and reached Odell in 1818. There were Thomas Whitmees farming Clifton and Emberton in 1816-7. That farming Emberton was presumably his son (whose son Peter was baptised there in 1815), but Thomas may also have farmed Clifton.
Thomas Whitmee is listed as having paid one shilling in rates at Olney in 1810
Rate Book - Odell
|28 October 1818||1s||Mr. Whiteney||£14 5s 0d|
|2 December 1818||1s||Mr. Whitmee||£14 5s 0d|
|25 January 1819||1s||Mr. (signs Thos)Whitmee||£14 5s 0d|
|18 September 1819||2s||Thos Whitmee||£28 10s 0d|
|3 January 1820||2s||Thos Whitmee||£28 10s 0d|
|7 April 1822||6d||Thos Whitmee||£7 2s 6d|
The signature on the 25 January 1819 Rate Book is the same as that on his 1841 will.
Poor Law Rate - Odell
|21 March 1839||2d||Thos Whitmee||£3 14s 8d|
Farmed land on the Olney Estate of The Earl of Dartmouth
|7||House and Homestead||1r 2p||40||10s 6d|
|34||Near Town Close||10a 1r 24p||40||£20 16s 0d|
|35||Near Town Meadow||5a 2r 12p||50||£13 18s 9d|
|92||Short Massey||20a 1r||16|
|93||West Pits||20a 1r||16|
|94||S||a||12 a 2r 32p||16||£42 17s 0d|
|88||Long Massey||a||18a 2r 26p||15||£13 19s 11d|
|47||Weston's Meadow||m||10a 2r 32p||42||£22 9s 4d|
|TOTAL||99a 0r 32p||£114 12s 4d|
Nos 88, 92, 93 and 94 are arable clay Land in some Parts very strong and in others stoney and near the rock.
No 34 is excellent gravelly Land laid down to grass part of which has lately been ploughed up and must be laid down again.
No 35 is capital good Meadow Land which being flooded in the Winter Season by the River Ouse produces good crops of fine hay.
No 47 is pretty good Meadow Land, it and No 88 were added to this farm in 1797.
No 47 is Lady Day Entry, the residue of the farm is Michaelmas Entry.
Listed in the Posse Comitatus of Olney 1798 as having 5 horses, 1 waggon and 2 carts.
Morris ["Makers of New York", 1895] contains a biography of
his grandson, Deacon Samuel Whitmee, which says in part:-
"(Thomas Whitmee) died (in Bedfordshire) at the venerable age of ninety-two years; and his wife, who survived him, lived to be ninety-three years old. He was a tiller of the soil and one of the wealthy farmers of the town, having the care of five hundred acres of land. He was a man of marked individuality, and at the time of his death requested that his farm-wagon be used instead of a hearse to convey his body to its last resting-place, and that his employees on the farm be his bearers, his last wishes being strictly conformed with."
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