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John White of Up Cerne 1816-1844

Elizabeth Browning writes: “My g.grandmother Helen Brinson Ferris, from Cowes IOW, was married to John White born 1816 of Up Cerne. They had one son also John White in 1841.John senior died in 1845 in Up Cerne and their son died at the age of 7 in 1847/8 who is also buried in Up Cerne. If anyone has information about the family, pictures, reasons for deaths I would be grateful to hear from them.”

There is a good chance that the cause of death of father and son will be included on their death certificates copies can be obtained from The General Registrars Office. Here is a link to the online certificate ordering service; it is a straight forward process:

Here are the details you will need to complete the orders:

John White Snr. Dorchester Registration District; March Quarter 1844; Volume 8 Page 51

John White Jnr: Dorchester Registration District; March Quarter 1848; Volume 8 Page 45

If you would like to get in touch with Elizabeth email your message to and in the Subject put JOHN WHITE of Up Cerne and we will forward your message on to Elizabeth.

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