Whiffin, Rebecca Leah

Birth Name Whiffin, Rebecca Leah
Gramps ID I0119
Gender female
Age at Death about 76 years, 8 months


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E0668] about 1771 Newgate  
Death [E0669] 1 September 1847 115 Newgate St Islington London  


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Whiffin, George [373793161]
Mother Morris, Martha [373793162]
    Sister     Whiffin, Ann [374036857]
    Brother     Whiffin, George [374037129]
         Whiffin, Rebecca Leah [I0119]


    Family of Bradbee, Nicholas and Whiffin, Rebecca Leah [F0112]
Married Husband Bradbee, Nicholas [I0264]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E5397] 27 November 1792 St Leonards, Shoreditch, Middlesex  
  1. Bradbee, Ann [I0316]
  2. Bradbee, Mary [I0326]
  3. Bradbee, Philip [I0279]
  4. Bradbee, John [I0280]
  5. Bradbee, Rebecca [I0304]
  6. Bradbee, George Wiffin [I0291]


London & County directory 1811, Vol. 1, Directory of Professions and Trades, Page 34 - "Reb Bradbee straw hat, umbrella and parasol manufacturer 89 Fleet Street."


1817-1819 Underhills triennial director of London Westminster and Southwark: "R Bradbee trimming and fring manufacutrer 115 Newgate Street."


This is the first reference to the Umbrella company that George Hyatt eventually aquired. Rebecca carried on the Trimming business after Nicholas (husband) died. Presumably the Hyatt's then took it over.


1811 London & County directory vol 1(ancestry)
"Whiffin G fancy trimming manufacturer 11 Quaker St Spitalfields", "Whiffin Henry Coachmakers Arms, Cammomile St".


Her marriage was witnessed by Banns, witnesses were George Whiffin and Obong Limming at St. Leonard's Shoreditch. Notes: Rebecca misspelled last name signature, scratched out wiffin and replaced with whiffin.


Times archive 1 Jul 1847 Notice: '29 ult at her residence 51 Wood Street, Mrs. Rebecca Leah Bradbee, aged 76, widow of the late Nicholas Bradbee of 115 Newgate Street, London.


Sun Fire Office, 1710-1891 Policy Register - ref. MS 11936/480 date: 19 Jul 1819 Insured: Rebecca Bradbee, 115 Newgate Street, Fringe Manufacturer Policy Register - ref. MS 11936/485/981295 Dated: 21 Jun 1821 Insured: Rebecca Bradbee, 115 Newgate Street,fringes and trimming manufacturer.


Heugonots were located in Gloucester, Kent and Spitalfields in Middlesex and eventually all moved towards Spitalfields. This makes sense as a lot of the names we am running across are Norman, or Huegonot, or married into Huegonot families - Daw, Ashman, Bird, Whiffin, Hyatt, etc. - all were weavers, trimmakers, etc.


Type Value Notes Sources
RFN 633483311


  1. Whiffin, George [373793161]
    1. Morris, Martha [373793162]
      1. Whiffin, Rebecca Leah
        1. Bradbee, Nicholas [I0264]
          1. Bradbee, Philip [I0279]
          2. Bradbee, John [I0280]
          3. Bradbee, George Wiffin [I0291]
          4. Bradbee, Rebecca [I0304]
          5. Bradbee, Ann [I0316]
          6. Bradbee, Mary [I0326]
      2. Whiffin, Ann [374036857]
      3. Whiffin, George [374037129]