John WHITNEY

Male 1620 - 1692  (72 years)


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  • Name John WHITNEY  [1
    • "Whitney Genealogy": He was admitted freeman May 26, 1647 age 23; was selectman 1673-80, inclusive. The will of Robert Reynolds, of Boston, dated Apr 20 1658, mentions his dau., Ruth Whitney and her eldest son; his dau. Sarah Mason and her son Robert. John's estate was admr. upon by Ruth and sons, John and Benjamin. Inventory dated Oct 26, 1692, taken by Elnathan Beers and Thomas Hammond. It embraced 18 lots or parcels of land amounting to 210 acres and prized at L197:15. It embraced one lot of 17 acres, "purchased of father Arnold". Hie will was not proved, it was written Feb. 27, 1685, subscribed in the year 1690. This will, written by himself, though informal and not on record, may be found, in the fils at the Middlesex Probate office and provides "inter alia" as follows: "If any of my sonnes or sone-in laws or daughters be quarelsom by going to law or troublesom to the brethren I say they shall lose the share of what I have bequeatted to them. I desire they should live in love to God and one toward another."

      Mr. Whitney first settled (1643) and always resided on a three-acre lot on the east side of Lexington Street, on land granted to E. How, and the next lot south of the residence of the Phillips family, and is probably the same lot occupied by his great-grandson, Bradshaw Whitney. The ground is somewhat elevated, and there is little doubt that it is the "Whitney Hill" sometimes mentioned in the records....

      In 1675, in a warrant issued to the people of Watertown (just a few months prior to the attack on Sudbury) for impressing twenty soldiers with provisions, arms and ammunition and good clothing for the defense of the colony, Capt. Hugh Mason made a return, and in the list is found the names of John Whitney, Sr., and Moses Whitney ( the later was probably his nephew). [1]
    Born 1620  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Oct 1692  Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I69296  Main Tree
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2018 

    Father John WHITNEY,   b. 1589, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1673, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elinor UNKNOWN,   b. 1599,   d. 11 May 1659, Watertown, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F27909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth REYNOLDS 
    Married 1642  [1
    Children 
     1. John WHITNEY,   b. 17 Sep 1643, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1726, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Ruth WHITNEY,   b. 15 Apr 1645  [Birth]
    +3. Nathaniel WHITNEY,   b. 1 Feb 1646, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachsutts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1732, Weston, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     4. Samuel WHITNEY,   b. 26 Jul 1648, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1730, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     5. Mary WHITNEY,   b. 29 Apr 1650,   d. Aft 1693  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
     6. Joseph WHITNEY,   b. 15 Jan 1651, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1702, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Birth]
     7. Sarah WHITNEY,   b. 17 Mar 1653,   d. 8 Jun 1720  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
     8. Elizabeth WHITNEY,   b. 9 Jun 1656  [Birth]
     9. Hannah WHITNEY,   d. 1693  [Birth]
     10. Benjamin WHITNEY,   b. 28 Jun 1660, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachsutts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1736, Watertown, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F27908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S4980] "Whitney" The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came From London, England to Watertown, Mass. in 1635, Frederick Clifton Pierce, (Frederick Clifton Pierce, 1895).