Hugh Wharton

Hugh Wharton

Male 1896 - 25 April1956

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  • Name Hugh Wharton  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Born 3 Oct 1896 Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13
    Christened 15 Nov 1896 Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Gender Male 
    Census 1901 Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Scholar 
    Age: 4 
    Address:
    High Road 
    Census 1911 Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Scholar 
    Age: 14 
    Address:
    Pond House 
    Census 29 Sep 1939 Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Farmer and Dairyman (Married) 
    Address:
    Old Hall Farm 
    Died 25 April1956 Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10 – Address:
    St Michaels of All Angels
    Ingoldisthorpe
    Person ID I1157 Wharton One Name Study | Norfolk England Branch 2
    Last Modified 13 May 2018 

    Father Ancestors Arthur Philip Wharton,   b. 15 Aug 1867, Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1962, Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Ellen Rose Matthews,   b. 1862, Gayton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1925, Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1895 Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F301 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Vera May Martin,   b. 19 Sep 1907, Barmer, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1986, Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1931 Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. John Arthur Martin Wharton,   b. 16 Jun 1932, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1985, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. David Hugh WHARTON,   b. 10 Jun 1939, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1994, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2017 23:14:00 
    Family ID F436 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Hugh Wharton
    Hugh Wharton/Vera May Martin wedding 17 Nov 1931

    Headstones
    Hugh Wharton gravestone St Michael Ingoldisthorpe
  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Oct 1896 - Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 15 Nov 1896 - Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Scholar - 1901 - Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Scholar - 1911 - Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Nov 1931 - Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John Arthur Martin Wharton - 16 Jun 1932 - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - David Hugh WHARTON - 10 Jun 1939 - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Farmer and Dairyman (Married) - 29 Sep 1939 - Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 April1956 - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    St Michaels of All Angels
    Ingoldisthorpe - - Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, England
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  • Notes 
    • Born on 03 October 1896 in Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk,
      Died 25 Apr 1956 in Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk
      Spouse: Vera May Martin (1907-1986)

      Hugh was the second son of Arthur Philip Wharton (1867-1962) and Ellen Rose Matthews (1862-1925). He had a brother called Sydney Alfred Wharton (1895-1916) and a sister called Kathleen May Wharton (1899-1986).

      He was christened on 15 November 1896 at St Andrew's Church in Bircham Tofts, Norfolk and lived with is family at Pond House in Bircham Tofts which I believe was also a farm and the 1911 Census is the last entry showing him living there.

      World War 1
      On 10 December 1915, at the age of 19, Hugh enlisted with the Army (#78921) serving in H2, 179th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner and Signaller during World War 1. On his enlistment papers it says his trade was "Farmer" and that he was 5'11 tall. He spent some time in Winchester (presumably training) before being posted overseas on 3 November 1916 and arrived in Le Harve on 5 November 1916. Thankfully, The RGA were responsible for the heavy, large calibre guns and howitzers that were positioned some way behind the front line.
      He stayed in the Army until the war was over in 1919 (posted for dispersal September 1919). His brother Sidney Alfred Wharton, also enlisted but sadly died during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 just a few short months before Hugh was posted overseas in France as well. One can only imagine the pain that my great grandparents must have gone through during that time.
      Marriage and Children
      In 1930 he became engaged and 0n 17 November 1931, he married Vera May Martin (1907-1986). Vera was from a large family of farmers in Barmer in Norfolk. Seven months later Vera gave birth to my father John Arthur Martin Wharton on 16th June 1932 and seven years later his brother David Hugh Wharton was born in 1939. It's believed that Vera lost a girl to miscarriage some time before David was born.

      Old Hall Farm, Ingoldisthorpe
      Sometime after the war, Hugh began work as a farmer at Old Hall Farm. I believe his father Arthur Philip Wharton had moved here at some point from Pond House in Bircham Tofts and Hugh eventually took over. All I do know is that upon his death on 25 April 1956 his wife Vera was not able to cope with the farm, with both sons not wanting to be farmers, and my father already a police officer in London. Vera had to sadly give up the farm. Viscountess Ruth Frances Althorpe (Princess Diana's mother) was listed as owning Old Hall Farm in 1957.

      Hugh passed away on 25 April 1956 after suffering from cancer aged 59.
    • Was a farmer at Old Hall Farm in Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] 1911 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Class: RG14; Piece: 11601; Schedule Number: 28.
      Record for Arthur P Wharton

    2. [S57] 1901 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Class: RG13; Piece: 1882; Folio: 69; Page: 5.
      Record for Arthur P Wharton

    3. [S51] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1996, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).

    4. [S50] England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;).

    5. [S73] England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).

    6. [S61] British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).

    7. [S10] England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915, FreeBMD, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).

    8. [S92] England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).

    9. [S2] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).

    10. [S260] UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Hugh Wharton

    11. [S10] England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915, FreeBMD, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      First name(s) HUGH
      Last name WHARTON
      Birth year 1896
      Birth quarter 4
      Registration month -
      Mother's last name -
      District DOCKING
      County Norfolk
      Country England
      Volume 4B
      Page 318

    12. [S27] General Register Office (GRO) - BMD, General Register Office, (HM Passport Office).
      'WHARTON, HUGH MATTHEWS
      GRO Reference: 1896 December Quarter in DOCKING Volume 04B Page 318


    13. [S240] 1939 Register.
      Name: Hugh Wharton
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: Married
      Birth Date: 3 Oct 1896
      Residence Year: 1939
      Address: Old Hall Farm
      Residence Place: Docking, Norfolk, England
      Occupation: Farmer and Dairyman
      Schedule Number: 41
      Sub Schedule Number: 1
      Enumeration District: TRFJ
      Registration district: 233-3
      Inferred Spouse: Vera M Wharton
      Inferred Children: Arthur J M Wharton
      David H Wharton

    14. [S34] England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941.
      Name Hugh Wharton
      Event Type Christening
      Event Date 15 Nov 1896
      Born: 15 November 1896

      Event Place Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England
      Gender Male
      Father's Name Arthur Philip Wharton (Farmer)
      Mother's Name Ellen Rose Wharton
      England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J7NY-2MN : accessed 11 January 2016), Hugh Wharton, 15 Nov 1896; citing Christening, Bircham Tofts, Norfolk, England, Record Office, Central Library, Norwich; FHL microfilm 1,526,709

    15. [S57] 1901 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Class: RG13; Piece: 1882; Folio: 69; Page: 5.

    16. [S33] 1911 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Class: RG14; Piece: 11601; Schedule Number: 2.