Richard WHITNEY

Male 1687 - Aft 1734  (> 48 years)


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  • Name Richard WHITNEY  [2, 3
    • "The Whitney Family": His father gave him thirteen acres of land at Horse Pound Hill, and twenty-six acres at Drum Hill, with three acres of swamp east of Horse Pound Hill, seven acres of land to take up in the unsequestered land, and "one pair of stears past three years old," 18 Oct. 1709; and, at the same date, sold him three acres of land, with a house-frame thereon, at Belden's Hill. they dwelt at Norwalk for several years; then settled in that part of tratfield Society, which lay in the town of Fairfield. He proposed to build a grist-mill on Sasco River, "where the sawmill stood," and asked the town to give him a small piece of land on which to set a house. His request was granted by town-meeting, 27 Apr 1713, and a committee appointed to lay out the land and stipulate the conditions of the grant. Another town-meeting, 6 Aug. 1716, granted him liberty to flow so much of the town-commons as should be needed for the mll. His mill appears to have been built before 24 Aug. 1716, when the committee laid out, and, 12 Sept. 1716, formally conveyed to him, land on the east side of Sasco River, near to his mill, on his engagement "to keep a good and sufficient grist mill, on said rive, att or near the lace where his now gristmill now standeth, when it can be done with labour; and to grind all sorts of grain for two quarts a bushell into good & sufficient meal, if the grain be good and also to keep a sufficient house over said mill to secure all such grain as shall be brought to said mill, with a good lock and key continually to said house; and to grind all such grists of all sorts of grain as shall be bought by any Inhabitant of said town to said mill seasonably and before he or they shall grind for a stranger." He was living at Stratfield as early as 18 Oct 1714, when he sold land in Norwalk, to "William Jarvis of Huntington, on ye Island of Nassau," and again 21 Jan. 1725-6, when he sold to his brother, Joseph Whitney, a "Fifty pounds Right of commonage" in the undivided lands of Norwalk. he was a juror, at Fairfield, 24 Dec. 1734. The date of his death has not been found. She died at Fairfeld, 20 oct. 1774. [1]
    Born 18 Apr 1687  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1734  Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I61148  Main Tree
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2018 

    Father John WHITNEY,   b. Abt 1644, Southold, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
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    Mother Elizabeth SMITH,   b. Abt 1656,   d. Aft 03 Apr 1741, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
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    Married 17 Mar 1675  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F13846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah DARLING,   b. Abt 1689, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1774, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 07 Apr 1709  Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. Elijah WHITNEY,   b. 16 Apr 1710, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Dec 1741, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [Birth]
     2. Capt Samuel WHITNEY,   b. 5 Oct 1711, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1796  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     3. Richard WHITNEY,   b. 1 Sep 1715, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. John WHITNEY,   b. 17 Jan 1719/20, Stratfield,Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1705, Branford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +5. Daniel WHITNEY,   b. 24 Apr 1723, Stratfield,Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F13851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Apr 1709 - Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1734 - Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S00094] "The Whitney Family of Connecticut and its Affiliations; being an Attempt to trace the Descendants, as well in the Female as the Male Lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878" , S. Whitney Phoenix, (Privately Printed, New York - 1878).

    2. [S03262] RootsWeb: World Connect - Stamford, CT Familes (1641-1935) by Barbara Kaye.

    3. [S01785] Ancestry.com: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.;;).

    4. [S03421] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Norwalk and Norwich.