John Whitney
(1592-1673)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elinor

2. Judah

John Whitney 977

  • Christened: 20 Jul 1592, Westminster, England 977
  • Marriage (1): Elinor before 1619 in London, Middlesex, England 977
  • Marriage (2): Judah
  • Died: 1 Jun 1673, Watertown, MA at age 80 977
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1. John1 Whitney; baptized 20 Jul 1592 at Westminster, England; m. Elinor (--?--) before 1619 at London, England; first wife; m. Judah (--?--) 29 Sep 1659 at Watertown, MA; second wife, second husband, widow of Robert Clement; d. 1 Jun 1673 at Watertown, MA, at age 80; widower, aged about 84 years; his estate was probated 4 Jun 1673 at Watertown, MA; inventory of Mr. John Whitnie senior, taken by Joseph Underwood, William Bond, and Nathan Fiske, Junior, includes 50 acres of dividend land at 25, 3 acres of meadow at Beaver Brook with an acre and a half of upland to it at 20, and 1 acre of plain meadow at 10; household goods; and stock on the farm; his estate was probated 17 Jun 1673 at Watertown, MA; will proved by Wm. Bond and Sarah his wife. Inventory exhibited and attested to.
His early admission as a freeman, and his early election as a Selectman, show that he held a respectable social position. He was apprenticed to William Pring of the Old Bailey, 22 Feb 1607 (records of the Merchant Taylor's Company) on 22 Feb 1607 at London, England. He was freed of his apprenticeship bond on 13 Mar 1614 at London, England. He and Elinor (--?--) lived between 1619 and 1624 at Isleworth, England. He took his youngest brother Robert Whitney as an apprentice on 8 Nov 1624 at London, England. He and Elinor (--?--) lived between 1627 and 1629 at London, England. He freed his brother Robert Whitney on 14 Jan 1632 at London, England. John Whitney and Elinor (--?--) emigrated in Apr 1635 from London, England, in the "Elizabeth and Ann," Roger Cooper, master. Listed are John Whitney, aged 35; wife Ellin aged 30; sons John aged 11, Richard aged 9, Nathaniel, aged 8, Thomas aged 6, and Jonathan aged 1 year. He and Elinor (--?--) immigrated in Jun 1635 to Boston, MA. He and Elinor (--?--) lived between Jun 1635 and 1 Jun 1673 at Watertown, MA; on his 16- or 17-acre homestall situated a little north of Belmont Street and east of Common Street. He was admitted freeman on 3 Mar 1635/36 at MA. He was selectman several years between 1638 and 1655 at Watertown, MA. He was elected constable by the Court on 1 Jun 1641 at Watertown, MA. He was town clerk in 1655 at Watertown, MA. He left a will on 3 Apr 1673 at Watertown, MA; John Whitny Senior of Watertown; son John Whitny; son Richard Whitny; son Thomas Whitny; son Jonathan Whitny; son Joshuah Whitny; son Beniamen Whitny; sons John Whitny and Joshuah Whitny, executors; friend William Bond Senior, overseer; witnesses, William Bond senior, Sarah Bond senior; signed by mark.
Elinor (--?--) was born between 1597 and 1599 at England. She was born circa 1599 at England. She died on 11 May 1659 at Watertown, MA. She was also known as Ellen. She was also known as Ellin.
Children of John1 Whitney and Elinor (--?--) were as follows:
2. i. Mary2; christened 23 May 1619 at Isleworth, England; d. before 1629; bur. 16 Feb 1626/27 at London, England.
She Assumed to have been dead before 1629 when the second female child named Mary in this family was christened at St. Mary Aldermary.
+ 3. ii. John, b. 14 Sep 1621 at Isleworth, England; m. Ruth Reynolds.
+ 4. iii. Richard, b. 6 Jan 1623/24 at Isleworth, England; m. Martha Coldam.
5. iv. Nathaniel; b. circa 1625 at London, England.
He was not mentioned in his father's will on 3 Apr 1673 at Watertown, MA.
+ 6. v. Thomas, b. 10 Dec 1627 at London, England; m. Mary Kedall.
7. vi. Mary; christened 29 Dec 1629 at London, England; d. before 1635 at London?, England.
She Assumed to have died, although no record of death has been found. Did not emigrate with the rest of the family in 1635.
+ 8. vii. Jonathan, b. 1634 at London, England; m. Lydia Jones.
+ 9. viii. Dea. Joshua, b. 15 Jul 1635 at Watertown, MA; m. Mary Buckmaster; m. Abigail Tarbell.
10. ix. Caleb; b. 12 Jul 1640 at Watertown, MA; d. 12 Jul 1640 at Watertown, MA; bur. 12 Jul 1640 at Watertown, MA; bur. 12 Jul 1640 at Watertown, MA; "Caleb the son of John & Elinor Whitney buried 12 (5) 1640."
He was not mentioned in his father's will on 3 Apr 1673 at Watertown, MA.
+ 11. x. Benjamin, b. 6 Jun 1643 at Watertown, MA; m. Jane (--?--); m. Mary Poor.
Judah (--?--) was born circa 1595. She was born circa 1638 at MA. She married Robert Clement between 1642 and 1657 at Haverhill, MA. She died before 3 Apr 1673 at Watertown, MA; since husband did not mention her in his will.
There were no children of John1 Whitney and Judah (--?--).
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Probate, 4 Jun 1673, Watertown, MA. 977


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John married Elinor before 1619 in London, Middlesex, England.977 (Elinor was born in 1597-1599 in England 977 and died 11 May 1659 in Watertown, MA 977.)


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John next married Judah. (Judah was born in 1595 977 and died before 3 Apr 1673 in Watertown, MA 977.)




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