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Samuel Whitehead, seventh child and third son of William Whitehead and Marianne Carter, was born in June of 1853 in the town of Finchingfield in Essex England.

Although it is recorded on the 1861 census that Samuel was a scholar, he signed his marriage register with his mark and also signed as witness the marriage registers of two of his children, using his mark each time. As a farm labourer and horseman, he would have worked hard, and is recorded in later life as a Retired Parish Bailiff, although it is not known how long he held that position for, or in what exact capacity.

Samuel died in September 1934 in the home of his son in Bournemouth, and was buried in North Cemetery in a grave that is now unmarked.

Samuel Whitehead 1853-1934
My Great Grandfather