Esther White1,2

#11813, (circa 1776-circa March 1859)
Last Edited29 Mar 2013
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Esther White was born circa 1776 at Moreton, Essex.1

Esther White married Jerimiah Playl circa 1800.

Esther, as the mother of the groom, along with Jerimiah may have attended the wedding of Jerimiah and Eliza Darby in a Church of England ceremony at St. Leonard's on Monday, 7 April 1828 at Shoreditch, London. Eliza was married on the same day as her older sister Lucretia, and they, along with their father, were witnesses for each other.. Others who may have attended include and George Darby as father of the bride. Jerimiah and Eliza went on to have six children together.3

Esther White was recorded as living with Jerimiah Playl in the 1841 census and other records indicate this was her spouse.4

She was recorded as head of household in the 1851 census at High Street, Chipping Ongar, Essex. She lived next to her son's house.1 Esther White was a greengrocer, assisted by her 12 year old grand-daughter on 30 March 1851.1

Esther died circa March 1859 at Chipping Ongar, Essex.1


1776BirthMoreton, Essex1
1800Married Name
1851Census (Eng) 1851High Street, Chipping Ongar, Essex1
1859DeathChipping Ongar, Essex1


Jerimiah Playl (c 1780-c Dec 1850)


  1. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Registration district: Ongar, Sub-registration district: Bobbingworth (peice 1771, folio 273 p.19).
  2. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 15 Aug 2012 (for maiden name).
  3. [S494] London. London Metropolitan Archives, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 Guildhall, St Leonard Shoreditch, Register of marriages, Jul 1827 - Aug 1828, P91/LEN/A/01/Ms 7498/37 (
  4. [S397] National Census for England, 1841 (online image) Registration district: Ongar, Sub-registration district: Chipping Ongar (peice 336, Book 15 folio 6 p.6).
  5. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 26 Sep 2012.