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bullet Archibald White was born on 19 Apr 1785 in Stralachlan, Argyll, Scotland. Parents: Donald Whyte and Anne "Nany" Mackellar .


bullet Bridgett WHITE(9) was born on 18 Aug 1594 in Shalford, Essex, England.(65) Parents: Robert WHITE and Bridget ALLGAR .


bullet Cameron Scott White was born on 16 Jan 1957 in California. Parents: Donald Lloyd White and Mercedes Hollingsworth .

He was married to Maureen Hansen on 21 Apr 1979 in California. Children were: Carissa Michelle White , Dustin Matthew White.

He was married to Suzette Delong on 11 Jun 1989 in California. Children were: Patrick Thomas White.


bullet Carissa Michelle White was born on 11 Jan 1979 in California. Parents: Cameron Scott White and Maureen Hansen.


bullet Catherine (Kate) WHITE was born on 18 Apr 1784 in Stralachlan, Argyll, Scotland. Note from Jessie Buchanan's Bible Kate White born April 18, 1784 She died on 6 Jul 1860 in De Pere, Brown Co., Wisconsin. Death date from Jessie Buchanan's Bible Parents: Donald Whyte and Anne "Nany" Mackellar.

She was married to Archibald BUCHANAN on 17 Jan 1807 in Kilfinan, Argyll, Scotland. Children were: Annie BUCHANAN, Jeanette BUCHANAN, Malcolm BUCHANAN, Ann BUCHANAN, Daniel BUCHANAN, John BUCHANAN, Archibald BUCHANAN, Hugh BUCHANAN.


bullet Clifton Henry White was born on 11 Aug 1898 in Hardwick, Vermont. He died on 7 Jul 1968 in Greensboro, Vermont.

He was married to Dorris Estelle DWINELL on 1 Jun 1922 in Hardwick, Vermont. She married second on 9/6/1977 in Hardwick, Vermont, Clayton Howard Gray (1903-1993). Children were: Donald Lloyd White, Raymond Ernest White, Loretta Frances White, Doug Dwinell White, Dolores Gail White.


bullet Daniel WHITE was born in Shalford, Essex, England. Parents: Robert WHITE and Bridget ALLGAR.


bullet Daniel White was born on 19 Feb 1789 in Kilfinan, Argyll, Scotland. Parents: Donald Whyte and Anne "Nany" Mackellar .


bullet Dolores Gail White was born on 30 Nov 1942 in Hardwick, Vermont. Parents: Clifton Henry White and Dorris Estelle DWINELL .

She was married to James L. Neuland on 12 Feb 1961. No Children.

She was married to Gerald Edward (Jerry) Honn on 20 Sep 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida. Children were: Gerald Edward (Jed) Honn.


bullet Donald Lloyd White was born on 15 May 1927 in Hardwick, Vermont. He died on 13 Apr 1990 in Reno, Nevada. Parents: Clifton Henry White and Dorris Estelle DWINELL.

He was married to Mercedes Hollingsworth. Donald was married first to Donna Weirauch. He married third Delaine Curran. Children were: Cameron Scott White.


bullet Doug Dwinell White was born on 26 Oct 1934 in Hardwick, Vermont. He died on 13 Aug 1998 in Morrisville, Vermont. Corinne Devenger of Hardwick had a collection of Dwinell family photos which she acquired from Doug White. Parents: Clifton Henry White and Dorris Estelle DWINELL .

He was married to Sharon Flansburg in Apr 1957 in Reno, Nevada. Children were: Stephen Alan White .


bullet Dustin Matthew White was born on 2 Jul 1981 in California. Parents: Cameron Scott White and Maureen Hansen.


bullet Elizabeth WHITE(9) was born on 5 Mar 1591 in Shalford, Essex, England.(65) She died on 17 May 1676 in Windsor, Connecticut.(9) Parents: Robert WHITE and Bridget ALLGAR.

She was married to William Goodwin .


bullet Elizabeth White

She was married to Ralph H BEMIS. Children were: John BEMIS, Harriet BEMIS, Elsie BEMIS.


bullet Hugh White was born on 27 Oct 1793 in Kilfinan, Argyll, Scotland. Parents: Donald Whyte and Anne "Nany" Mackellar .


bullet John WHITE(9) was born about 1596 in Shalford, Essex, England.(65) He died on 23 Jan 1684 in Windsor, Connecticut.(9) (65) Parents: Robert WHITE and Bridget ALLGAR.


bullet Laura White Daughter of Stuart and Matilda (Romaine) White. Grew up in Norwich, Vermont and attended Hanover High School.

She was married to Markas BRADLEY. Children were: Maija Matilda BRADLEY , Charlie Stephenson BRADLEY.


bullet Loretta Frances White was born on 1 Nov 1930 in Hardwick, Vermont. She died on 23 Nov 1995 in Deltona, Florida. Parents: Clifton Henry White and Dorris Estelle DWINELL.

She was married to Donald Morton Wood on 8 Mar 1952. Children were: Karen Gail Wood.


bullet Margaret WHITE was born in 1484 in Of Kelvedon, Essex, England. This birthdate has Margaret bearing children into her fifties.-CP. She died in 1540 in Kelvedon, Essex, England. Parents: William WHITE.

She was married to Thomas MARLAR in 1514 in Kelvedon, Essex, England. Children were: William MARLAR, George MARLER, Catherine MARLAR, Ann MARLER, Agnes MARLER.


bullet Mary WHITE was born on 24 Aug 1590 in Shalford, Essex, England. She was christened on 24 Aug 1590 in Messing, Essex, England. She died on 23 Aug 1652 in Windsor, Connecticut. She was buried on 23 Aug 1652 in Windsor, Connecticut. Parents: Robert WHITE and Bridget ALLGAR .

She was married to Joseph LOOMIS on 30 Jun 1614 in Shalford, Essex, England. Children were: Joseph LOOMIS , Sarah LOOMIS, Elizabeth LOOMIS , Mary LOOMIS, John (Deacon) LOOMIS, Thomas LOOMIS, Nathaniel LOOMIS, Samuel LOOMIS.


bullet Nathaniel WHITE was born on 30 Apr 1587 in Shalford, Essex, England. (65) He died on 31 Jul 1623 in Felling, Essex, England. (66)(65) The date of his will was June 9th, 1623. Parents: Robert WHITE and Bridget ALLGAR.


bullet Neil White was born on 22 May 1791 in Kilfinan, Argyll, Scotland. Parents: Donald Whyte and Anne "Nany" Mackellar .


bullet Patrick Thomas White was born on 17 Dec 1989 in California. Parents: Cameron Scott White and Suzette Delong.


bullet Raymond Ernest White was born on 16 Feb 1928 in Hardwick, Vermont. He died on 16 Feb 1928 in Hardwick, Vermont. Parents: Clifton Henry White and Dorris Estelle DWINELL.


bullet Richard White(4) was born in 1519 in Meriott, Somerset, England. He died on 6 May 1578 in Hill Fairance, Somerset, England. Parents: Thomas White and Agnes Richards.

Children were: Robert White .


bulletRobert WHITE(9) was born in 1558 in Messing, Essex, England. Robert's birth date is inconsistant with the marriage date of his parents. He was christened on 17 May 1560 in Messing, Essex, England. He was buried on 17 Jun 1617 in Messing, Essex, England. He died about 17 Jun 1617 in Messing, Essex, England. The Will of Robert White (The father-in-law of Joseph Loomis)

In the name of God Amen. May the seaven and twentyeth in the fifteenth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god Kinge of England ffrance and Ireland defender of the faith etc and of Scotland the fiftyeth. In the yeare of our Lord god 1617 Robert White of Messinge in the countye of Essex yeoman, beinge of good and pfect remembrance, doe make this my last will and testament, in manner and forme followinge. Imprimis. I commend my soule unto the hands of god almightey my most faythful creator redemer and sanctifier and my bodie to be buried in the parish church or church yeard of Messinge, at the discretion of mine executors. Item I give and bequeath unto the poore people of Messinge fortye shillings of lawful mony of England, to be distributed amongst them, at ye discretion of mine executors and the minister of Messinge, within one month next zfter my depture from this naturall life. Item I give and beqyeath unto Mr. Richard Rob\gers preacher of gods word at Withersfield in Essex aforesaid; and to Bartholomew Scrivener Minister of the church of god in Messinge aforenamed to each of them the severall summe of fortey shillings of like lawfull monie, to be payd unto them within two monthes after my departure. Item I give and bequeath unto mine eldest daughter Sarah, the wife of James Bowtell of little Salinge, the summe of fifteene pounds of lawfull mony of England, to be paid within fower years next after my depture. Item I give and bequeath unto Jeames Bowtell the younger, son of my said daughter Sarah Bowtell, the summe of five pounds of good and lawfull mony of England, to be paid unto him when he shall come to ye sixteenth yeare of his age. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Marie the wife of Joseph Lummis of Branetree, one pewter platter. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Willm Goodinge of Bockinge the summe of fortye markes of like lawful monye within one yeare next after my depture, to paid unto her. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Bridgett White the sum of one hundred marks of like lawfull monye, to be paid unto hir upon the dau of hir marriage, provided that she my said daughter Bridgett shall not bestow hir selfe in marryage without the apporbation and consent of my two sonnes in law Joseph Lummys and Willim Goodinge formrly mentioned, and my wife Bridgett White or the consent of two of them whereof my wife to be one of the twaine. But yf it happen that shee mariye without the consent aforesaid then I give her only the summe of thirtye pounds of like lawfull monie. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anna White the summe of one hundredth markes of like lawfull mony: to be paid unto hir upon ye day of hir marriage; yr soe be she shall bestow hir selfe in marriage, accordinge to the likinge and consent of my two fornamed sonnes in law, and my wife, as is aforesaid. But yf it soe fall out, as that she my said daughter Anna shall marrye without the consent and approbation formerly mentioned, then I give and bequeath hir only the sum of thirtey pounds of like and lawfull monie. Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Nathaniel White the sume of fortie pounds of lawfull monye, whereof my will is that twenty pounds shall be paid within one yeare next after my depture, and the other twentye pounds to be paid unto him within two years next after my said depture oute of this naturall life. Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne John White the summe of two hundreth pounds of like lawfull monie to be paid to him when he shall come to ye years of one and twentye of his age; yett provided that my said sonne John shall not bestow himselfe in marriage without the approbation and consent of my aforesaid two sonnes in law Joseph Lummys and William Goddinge, and my wife his mother. And yf it soe fall oute that this my son John shall match him selfe contrarye to the good likinge and consent aforesaid, then I give and bequeath unto him onlye as his full portion the summe of one hundred pounds of like lawfull monye. Item my mind and will is, that yf any of my foresaid children that are unmarried shall depte this naturall life before the tymes appointed for the paymt of their portions; or yf any of them shall marrye contrarye to the consent and approbation mentioned, then such summe or summes of monie (as shall remaine and accrew, eyther by their death or disobeydience), shall be equally devidedt amongste the rest of my children whither marryed or unmarried, pte and parte like. Item I give and bequeath unto my son John White the ioyned standinge bedstand wch is in the parlour, wth the featherbed, flockbed, bolster coveringe wth other furneyture thereunto belonginge; alsoe the presse cupbourd table and newest chest, all wch are in said ploure to be delivered him after the death of my wife Bridgett White, or instead thereof the summe of twenty marks of like lawfull monye. Item I constitute and ordaine my aforesaid sonnes in law Joseph Lumys Willm Goodings supulsors of this my last will and testament and doe give unto each of them the severall summes of fortey shillings of like lawfulle mony: touards their charge and paines in seinge this my will executed according to my minde. Item I give and bequeath unto Ralph Bett the younger my kinsman and servant the summe of five pounds of like lawfull monye, to be paid unto him withinone yeare next after my depture. Item I give and bequeath unto Joseph Digbie my servant, twentye shillings of like lawfull monye, to be paid within one yeare next after my depture. Item all the rest of my good unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto my wife Bridgett White, and to my sonne Daniel White whome I constitute and ordayne the ioynte executors of this my last will and testament, hopinge they will faithfullye execute this my last will accordinge to the trust reposed in them. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett myne hand and seale the daye and yeare first mentioned. Robert White In presence of us John Christman ye elders (x) marke Willm Levett S.T. Probatu fuit Testamentu apud Kelvedon vicesimo Die Mensis Junii 1617. Parents: Robert White and Alice Wright.

He was married to Bridget ALLGAR on 24 Jun 1585 in Shalford, Essex, England. Children were: Daniel WHITE, Sarah WHITE, Nathaniel WHITE, Mary WHITE, Elizabeth WHITE, Bridgett WHITE, John WHITE, Anna WHITE.


bullet Robert White(4) was born about 1542. He was buried on 7 Sep 1599 in South Petherton, Somerset, England. Parents: Richard White and Hellen Ellen Kirton.

He was married to Alice Wright in 1561 in South Petherton, Somerset, England. Children were: Robert WHITE.


bullet Sarah WHITE(9) was born on 8 Mar 1586 in Shalford, Essex, England.(65) She died in 1623 in England.(65) Parents: Robert WHITE and Bridget ALLGAR.


bullet Stephen Alan White was born on 6 Dec 1957 in California. Parents: Doug Dwinell White and Sharon Flansburg.


bullet Thomas White

He was married to Agnes Richards. Children were: Richard White.


bullet William WHITE was born about 1458. He was christened in Of Kelvedon, Essex, England.

Children were: Margaret WHITE.


bulletPatricia Jude Whitehead was born on 21 Mar 1967 in Newport, Rhode Island.

She was married to Wayne Anges Stewart HEILBORN in 1986. Children were: Alexander Sebastian HEILBORN.


bullet Elizabeth Whiting was born in 1678. Daughter of Rev. John and Phoebe (Greyson) Whiting.

She was married to Nathaniel PITKIN in 1710. Children were: Ruth PITKIN, Elizabeth PITKIN.


bullet Hannah Whiting was born on 13 Feb 1706 in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Town of Wrentham Birth Record, Feb. 13, 1706, Hannah Whiting, b. Wrentham, daughter of John and Mary. She died on 13 Nov 1761 in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Headstone in Wrentham Center Cemetery, Wrentham, MA: In memory of Mrs. Hannah Fisher, wife of Ebenezer Fisher, Esq., who died Nov. the 13th, 1761 in the 54th year of her life.

She was married to Ebenezer Fisher on 15 May 1729 in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Town of Wrentham Marriage Record: Fisher, Ebenezer and Hannah Whiting, May 15, 1729.

Boston MA Registry Department Registry of Marriages 1700-1809: Fisher, Ebenr, Hannah Whtiting, by Henry Messinger, Wrentham, May 15, 1729. Children were: Timothy Fisher.


bullet Margaret Whitleigh Parents: Richard Whitleigh.

Children were: Amye GRAYNFELD.


bulletRichard Whitleigh.

Children were: Margaret Whitleigh .


bulletMary Whitman died on 21 Feb 1774.

She was married to Nathaniel Jacob. Children were: Whitman Jacob .


bullet Anna Whitney was born in 1660 in Massachussetts. She died in 1701 in Massachussetts.

She was married to Cornelius Fisher in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Children were: Jonathan Fisher, Cornelius Fisher, Isaac Fisher, Anna Fisher, Joseph Fisher, Benjamin Fisher.


bullet Catherine Whitney was born in 1811 in Boston, Massachusetts. She died on 9 Mar 1886 in Boston, Massachusetts. Catherine was the "Aunt Rowley" mentioned in at least one letter written to her niece Adeline Fisher in the 1860s. Parents: Elijah Whitney and Margaret Whitney.

She was married to John Rowley.


bullet Clotilde Elizabeth Whitney Photo was born in 1810 in Boston, Massachusetts. She was buried in 1853 in Common Street Cemetery, Watertown, MA. She died on 11 Dec 1853. Location of Clotilde's grave was found on the website www.findagrave.com.

Death records of Dorchester, Massachusetts: Dec. 11, 1853, Clotilda E. Fisher, Aged 43, Brush Hill Turnpike, wife of Charles G. Fisher. Born Boston of Elijah and Matilda Whitney. Died of typhoid fever, buried in Watertown. Clotilde Whitney (Dorman) Pitkin owns a cross stitched sampler made by Clotilde Whitney in 1817. Adeline Fisher's bible has the name S.A.G. Whitney embossed on the front cover. The bible was printed in 1844. A slip of paper (possibly part of an envelope) was found among the family correspondance on which was written "Chas. Fisher - Grandmother Whitney." It has been suggested in various online genealogies (but not confirmed by primary documents) that Clotilde's father, Elijah Whitney, was the son of Daniel Whitney and Sarah Gay (Sarah died in 1824, too early to have been the owner of the bible). These same genealogies also suggest that Elijah had a daughter (Clotilde's sister) named Sarah A. Whitney, who died unmarried in 1853 (same year as Clotilde). It seems extremely likely that this was S.A.G[ay]. Whitney, and because this bible has come to us through Clotilde's daughter Adeline, It would also seem to confirm the hypothesis that Clotilde's father Elijah was the same Elijah who was the son of Daniel and Sarah (Gay) Whitney.

Gravestone in the Common Street Cemetery, Watertown, Massachusetts for C. Elizabeth Whitney Fisher, died December 11, 1853 at 46 years of age. I have not seen the stone - only a summary on the website findagrave.com. Census records for the Charles G. Fisher family in Roxbury refer to his wife as Elizabeth.

Boston Marriage Records, December 9, 1830 record a marriage between Charles G. Fisher and Clotilda Elizabeth Whitney.

Death records of Dorchester, Massachusetts: Dec. 11, 1853, Clotilda E. Fisher, Aged 43, Brush Hill Turnpike, wife of Charles G. Fisher. Born Boston of Elijah and Matilda Whitney. Died of typhoid fever, buried in Watertown. Parents: Elijah Whitney and Margaret Whitney.

She was married to Charles G. (Grandison?) Fisher on 9 Dec 1830 in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston Marriage Records, December 9, 1830 record a marriage between Charles G. Fisher and Clotilda Elizabeth Whitney. Children were: Adeline Elizabeth Fisher, Charles Gardner Fisher.


bullet Daniel Whitney was born in 1741/42 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was baptized on 24 Jan 1741/42 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He died on 3 May 1821 in Warwick, MA. Children of Daniel6 and Sarah (Gay) Whitney:

i. Sarah7 Whitney, b. 5 Sep 1769, Boston, MA;[6] bapt. 8 Oct 1769, Brookline, MA;[7] m. 15 Oct 1796, David Adams, of Warwick.
ii. Elijah Whitney, b. 15 Jan 1771, Boston, MA;[8] bapt. 20 Jan 1771, Roxbury, MA;[9] m. Margaret Whitney.
iii. Susannah Whitney, b. 31 Jan 1773, Warwick, MA.[10]
iv. Daniel Whitney, b. 5 Dec 1774, Warwick, MA;[11] m. -----. He could be the same as Daniel Whitney of Roxbury, who m. 1802, Elizabeth Champney.
v. Seneca Whitney, b. 27 Jul 1776, Warwick, MA;[12] m. (int. 3 Apr 1803, Warwick, MA[13]), Hannah Moore; b. 1781; d. 16 May 1848. He d. 25 Apr 1810; resided Warwick.
vi. Sophia Whitney, b. 12 Jul 1778, Warwick, MA;[14] d. unmarried 15 Mar 1861.
vii. Betty. Whitney, b. 11 Aug 1781, Warwick, MA.[15]
viii. Joseph Gay Whitney, b. 7 Sept 1784, Warwick, MA;[16]; d. 7 Aug 1834, Warwick, MA;[17] "of Boston" m. 10 Nov 1811, Wayland, MA, Rachel Harrington.[18]
ix. Elisha Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1786, Warwick, MA;[19] m. Abigail Baker Gay.
x. Henry Whitney, b. 30 Aug 1788, Warwick, MA;[20] m. ----- -----. Parents: Elijah Whitney and Hannah Coffin.

They filed marriage intentions on 21 Jan 1769 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was married to Sarah Gay on 7 Mar 1769 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Married by the Rev. Mr. Adams. Roxbury marriage record. Children were: Sarah Whitney, Elijah Whitney, Susannah Whitney, Daniel Whitney.


bullet Daniel Whitney was born on 5 Dec 1774 in Warwick, MA. Parents: Daniel Whitney and Sarah Gay.


bullet Daniel Whitney was born on 3 Dec 1681 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Children of Daniel4 and Susanna (Curtis) Whitney, all born Roxbury, MA:

i. John5 Whitney, b. 23 May 1705;[7] m. Elizabeth Brinno.
ii. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 4 Feb 1706/7;[8] m. George Nowell.
iii. Susanna Whitney, b. 21 Feb 1708/9;[9] m. (int. 12 Oct 1727, Boston, MA) James Adlington.[10]
iv. Daniel Whitney, b. 25 or 26 Mar 1711.[11]
v. Anna Whitney, b. 30 Apr 1713;[12] "Hannah" bapt. 3 May 1713, Roxbury, MA;[13] "Hannah" m. 2 Dec 1736, Boston, MA, John Lee.[14]
vi. Elijah Whitney, b. 15 Jan 1715/6;[15] m. Hannah Coffin.
vii. Ruth Whitney, b. 5 Dec 1718;[16] m. John Decoster.
viii. Elisha Whitney, b. 5 or 15 Oct 1722, Roxbury, MA.[17]
ix. Esther Whitney, baptized 10 or 11 Jul 1726, Roxbury, MA;[18] m. 8 Mar 1745/6, Roxbury, MA, John White,[19] son of Andrew and Mary (-----) White. Parents: John Whitney and Elizabeth Harris.

He was married to Susannah Curtis on 21 Jun 1704 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Children were: Elijah Whitney.


bullet Elijah Whitney was born on 16 Jan 1771 in Warwick, MA. Date from Warwick, Massachusetts birth record. He died on 11 Jan 1829 in Boston, Massachusetts. Children of Elijah7 and Margaret7 (Whitney) Whitney:

i. Mary8 Whitney, bapt. -- --- 1799, Brookline, MA.[6]
ii. Elijah Whitney, bapt. 4 Jan 1801, Brookline, MA.[7]
iii. Margaret Ann Whitney, b. ca. 1804, MA; d. 1892, Boston, MA;[8] m.(1) (int. 22 Jun 1823, Newton, MA)[9] 6 Jul 1823, Boston, MA, Asahel Gould;[10] he d. 18 Apr 1831, Newton, MA, aged 32 years;[11] "Mrs." m.(2) 1 Oct 1839, Watertown, MA, Horatio Hager.[12]

Ch.: Asahel Gould, b. ca. 1832; Ellen F. Hager, b. ca. 1842, MA; Sarah L. Hager, b. ca. 1845, MA.

iv. Clotilda Elizabeth Whitney, b. ca. 1807, Boston, MA; d. 11 Dec 1853, Dorchester, MA, aged 46 years, of typhoid fever;[13] m. Charles G. Fisher.
v. Catherine A. Whitney, b. ca. 1812, Boston, MA; d. 9 Mar 1886, Boston, MA, aged 74, of paralysis;[14] "of Watertown" m. 17 Jun 1832, Newton, MA, John Rowley;[15] resided 10 Langdon St., Boston, MA. They were living in Roxbury, MA, in 1850, without children.
vi. Sarah A. Whitney, b. ca. 1816, MA; d. 17 Nov 1853, Watertown, MA, of consumption;[16]unmarried.

Note by Robert L. Ward: "There is no direct evidence to include Clotilda as a child in this family. However, in the 1810 census there was one female 10-15 (Mary), and 2 females 0-9 (Margaret and ?). Catherine and Sarah hadn't yet been born. Also, the DAR cemetery transcription for Common Street Cemetery in Watertown lists first Charles Fisher (Clotilda's husband), then Elijah, Margaret and Sarah Whitney, followed by Clotilda, and finally Sarah Hagar (Margaret's daughter). This presents a strong case that Clotilda is a child in this family. "

Note by Caleb Pitkin, 2014: I have further evidence that Clotilde was a member of this family, including the bible in my possession printed in 1844 which is embossed S.A.G. Whitney (Possibly Sarah A. Gay Whitney, born 1816) and the letters written to Adeline Fisher (Clotilde's daughter) which make reference to "Aunt Rowley" (Catherine Whitney Rowley?), and the death record, which names her father as Elijah Whitney (though it also names her mother as Matilda). Parents: Daniel Whitney and Sarah Gay.

He was married to Margaret Whitney on 25 Mar 1798 in Newton, Massachusetts. An entry and publication of marriage was entered in Newton MA Feb 11, 1798 between Elijah Whitney of Brookline and Margaret Whitney of Newton.

A marriage record in Newton MA. records a marriage between Elijah Whitney of Brookline and Margaret Whitney of Newton on Mar. 25, 1798.

I have no direct evidence that these marriage records apply to the same Elijah and Margaret who were the parents of Clotilde. These records are (as of 11/28/14) the only evidence suggesting Margaret's maiden name was Whitney.

More evidence: The record of this event, as recorded in Brookline, give the same particulars. The Brookline records also include and entry for Daniel Whitney and Sarah Gay (Elijah's parents, both from Brookline), in Jan. 1769, lending weight to this being the right Elijah. Children were: Margaret Ann Whitney, Clotilde Elizabeth Whitney , Catherine Whitney, Sarah A Gay Whitney.


bullet Elijah Whitney was born on 15 Jan 1715/16 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He died on 22 Jun 1792. Data and notes on this Elijah Whitney and his ancestors are taken from http://wiki.whitneygen.org/wrg/index.php/Family:Whitney,_John_%281621-1692%29 Copyrighted by Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group.
This genealogy is very well documented but very occasionally cites the LDS database (in which I have limited confidence) as a source.


On 16 May 1756, Roxbury, MA, Hannah Whitney admitted to full communion.[5]

In 1776 he was a member of the Warwick committee of correspondence, inspection and safety.[6]

Children of Elijah5 and Hannah (Coffin) Whitney:

i. Daniel6 Whitney, bapt. 24 Jan 1741/2, Brookline, MA;[7] m. Sarah Gay.
ii. Elijah Whitney, bapt. 23 Sep 1744, Roxbury, MA;[8] b. 23 Sep 1744, Roxbury, MA.[9]
iii. Elisha Whitney, b. 6 Feb 1746/7, Roxbury, MA;[10] b. 6 Oct 1747 [sic], Roxbury, MA;[11] m. Abigail Dana.
iv. John Whitney, b. 29 Nov 1749, Roxbury, MA;[12] d. 3 Nov 1834, Warwick, MA; m. Mary Payson.
v. Hannah Whitney, b. 13 Jun 1756, Roxbury, MA;[13] bapt. 20 Jun 1756, Roxbury, MA;[14] m. 13 Nov 1777, Athol or Warwick, MA, Abraham Roberts, both "of Warwick". Parents: Daniel Whitney and Susannah Curtis.

He was married to Hannah Coffin on 1 Nov 1739 in Boston, Massachusetts. Children were: Daniel Whitney.


bullet John Whitney was born on 16 Sep 1643 in Watertown, Massachusetts. He died on 4 Mar 1726/27 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. On 20 Apr 1658 he was mentioned in his grandfather Robert Reynold's will, Boston, MA: "...to my fowre daughters Children, that is to say, my dau. Ruth Whitney and to her Eldest sonne ...."[8].

On 26 Nov 1668 he witnessed the will of Edward Bugby, Roxbury, MA, along with Robert Harris, John Bridge, and Nathaniell Bruer.[9]

On 24 Aug 1676, the Town of Roxbury was credited with 18s. for the service of John Whitney in King Philip's War.[10]

On 30 Mar 1684, John Whitney was received into full communion with the church in Roxbury.[11]

On 7 May 1684, "Jno Whitney" of Roxbury was made a freeman.[12]

On 23 Dec 1692, Ruth Whitney, relict widow of John Whitney late of Watertown, John Whitney, and Benjamin Whitney, as principals, and Munning Sawin and Joseph Whitney of Watertown as sureties, posted administration bond at Watertown; Ruth Whitney made her mark "RW", John Whitney signed, Benjamin Whitney made his mark "B". On 12 Mar 1692/93 an agreement was made at Watertown, MA, between Ruth Whitney, widow of John Whitney, late of Watertown, decd., and John Whitney, Nathanll. Whitney, Samuel Whitney, Joseph Whitney, and Benjamin Whitney, sons of said John Whitney, decd., also Enoch Lawrence, Daniel Herrington, and Daniel Warren his sons-in-law, and Mary and Hannah his daughters unmarried, concerning the settlement of his estate; that the said John Whitney decd. left at his death an imperfect will signifying how he wanted his estate disposed after his death, they all have agreed that with alterations, the will should be the rule of the division of the estate. The daughters were each to receive £10 from John Whitney and £10 from Benjamin Whitney within 10 years of the widow's decease, and they relinquish interest in the orchard, but instead they would be paid within 10 years from this date; sons Nathaniel, Samuel, and Joseph Whitney were each to pay 50s to each of their sisters within five years of the widow's decease, but instead they would be paid within 5 years from this date; lands were to be given to the sons without the entail specified in the will; signed by Benjamin Whitney, Phillip Shattuck (attorney to Enoch Lawrence), Daniel Herington and Sary his wife, John Whitney, Nathanael Whitney, Joseph Whitney; mark made by Ruth Whitney and Mary Whitney. On 13 Mar 1692/93, Watertown, MA, Ruth Whitney, widow of Jno. Whitney; John Whitney; Joseph Whitney; Nathanll. Whitney; Benjamin Whitney; Phillip Shattuck, attorney to Enoch Lawrence and Ruth his wife; Mary Whitney; Danll. Herrington and Sarah his wife; and Hannah Whitney; agreed to all the articles and agreements settling the estate. On 27 Apr 1695, Watertown, MA; joint receipt given to John Whitney and Benjamin Whitney for their share of the estate of their father, signed by John Whitney, Benjamin Whitney (by mark), Joseph Whitney, William Shattuck in behalf of Phillip Shattuck, Marey Whitney (by mark), Daniel Herington, and Hannah Whitney (by mark); witnessed by Saml. Gookin, William Shattuck, and Pelatiah Whittemore; acknowledged by all the signers 6 May 1695.[13]

On 26 Apr 1695, John Whitney was granted Lot 112, 35 acres, in Woodstock, Connecticut, by the town of Roxbury.[14]

On 14 Jan 1702/3, John and Elizabeth Whitney gave a receipt for a legacy from her father Robert Harris, to be paid two years after his decease.[15]

"The name of John W[hitney] appears in the list of members of the 2d chh. in Roxbury, when gathered by 'ye Rev. Nehemiah Walter, Nov. 2d, 1712,' and, doubtless, he had previously been a member of the first chh. in Roxbury."[16]

On 29 Sep 1715 John Witney was granted Lot 30, 43-3/4 acres, in Woodstock, Connecticut, 2nd division, by the town of Roxbury.[17]

He left a will in Sep 1718, Roxbury, MA; named heirs of daughter Elizabeth, daughter Ruth Adams, son Timothy, and son Daniel; son John and daughter Sarah are not mentioned.[18]

"His houselot, containing nine acres, was situated in that part of Roxbury called Jamaica Plain; and lying on the right as you pass up Pond St. to the south part of Brookline, which town was called Muddy River until the year 1705.

"Whitney's lot extended back from the street, westerly, to the line separating Roxbury from Brookline. The late Major Benjamin Weld of Roxbury, who died in 1852, being then in his 86th year, told me, a short time before his decease, that he well remembered the Whitney house to have been standing in his boyhood. The old tabernacle has, probably, been among the things that were, from 75 to 80 years. Within the last 14 years, two hollows, marking the places of the cellar and well have been visible; but the plough has since passed over, and obliterated all marks of them. The dwelling-house of Robert Harris stood about six rods over the line into Brookline; and the two houses--Harris's and Whitney's--were about 1/4 of a mile apart, following the road that leads into Brookline. In the rear of the spot where the old Whitney mansion stood, the ground descends on a gradual slope for several rods to a narrow strip of meadow, through which runs a pleasant little brook. Beyond the meadow, the ground rises abruptly to an elevation many feet higher than the front of the lot; and still rises, gradually, forming a slope of considerable dimensions, and extending westerly to its boundary on Brookline. All that part of the lot lying west of the brook is covered with a fine grove of forest trees. On the removal of the Whitneys, the property came, by purchase, into the possession of the Child Family, whose premises it joined, and was by them retained until about four years since, when Mr. Stephen Child of Boston, lately deceased, sold the lot to Mr. Abel Adams. On the elevated plain in the rearward portion of his lot, Mr. Adams has erected a magnificent stone edifice, in the Elizabethan style of architecture, which fairly out-gables Hawthorne's Pynchon house. [Hist. of Roxbury][19]

"JOHN, Roxbury, prob[ably] eldest s[on] of John the sec[ond] of Watertown, by w[ife] Eliz[abeth], eldest d[aughter] of Robert Harris, m[arried] 1669, had Elia[abeth] b[orn] 9 Sept. 1670; John, 1 Apr. 1672; Ruth, 31 Aug. 1674; Timothy, 16 Apr. 1678; Daniel, 3 Dec. 1681; and Sarah, 2 or 7 Aug. 1684, d[ied] under 5 y[ea]rs; was freem[an] 1684, and d[ied] 4 Mar. 1727. His will of Sept. 1718, was pro[bated] nine days aft[er] his d[eath]."[20]

He was a tailor by trade. His will was made in Sept., 1718; proved Mar. 13, 1726-7; mentions his wife Elizabeth."[21]

Children of John3 and Elizabeth (Harris) Whitney all born Roxbury, MA:

i. Elizabeth4 Whitney, b. 9 Sep 1670;[22] baptized 21 May 1671, Roxbury, MA;[23] on 10 May 1685, "Elizabeth Whitney ... received to take hold on o covenant";[24] d. before Sep 1718; her heirs are mentioned in her father's will, but who those heirs might be is currently unknown.
ii. John Whitney, b. 1 Apr 1672;[25] baptized 2 Sep 1672, Roxbury, MA;[26] d. young, not named in father's will; d. 1690 in the ill-fated expedition to Canada, serving under Capt. Andrew Gardner.[27]
iii. Ruth Whitney, b. 31 Aug 1674,[28], baptized 6 Sep 1674, Roxbury, MA;[29] m. Joseph Adams.
iv. Timothy Whitney, b. 16 Apr 1678;[30] m. Margaret Bacon.
v. Daniel Whitney, b. 5 Dec 1681 [sic],[31] baptized 4 Dec 1681 [sic], Roxbury, MA;[32] m. Susanna Curtis.
vi. Sarah Whitney, b. 7 Aug 1684,[33] baptized 10 Aug 1684, Roxbury, MA;[34] d. 4 Jul 1689, Roxbury, MA. Parents: John Whitney and Ruth Reynolds.

He was married to Elizabeth Harris on 4 Mar 1668 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Children were: Daniel Whitney.


bullet John Whitney was born in 1621. He was baptized on 14 Sep 1621 in Isleworth, Middlesex, England. He died on 12 Oct 1692 in Watertown, Massachusetts. In September, 1631, his father placed him in the Merchant Tailors school - where, according to the registers, he remained as long as the family were in England.[6] He was admitted 11 Dec 1631.{{ref|7))

He came to New England with his parents and his brothers in the "Elizabeth and Ann," from London, in April 1635. His age was recorded as 11 years, although he was 13.[7]

He and Ruth Reynolds lived in Watertown, MA, from the time of their marriage until his death, on a 3-acre lot on the east side of Lexington Street, on land granted to Edward How, and the next lot south of the residence of the Phillips family, and is probably the same ground occupied in 1855 by his great-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.[8]

He was admitted freeman on 26 May 1647 at MA.[9]

Ruth (Reynolds) Whitney was mentioned in her father's will on 20 Apr 1658 at Boston, MA, as follows: "... my fowre daughters Children, that is to say, my dau. Ruth Whitney and to her Eldest sonne ..."[10]

He was selectman of Watertown in 1673, 1674, 1675, 1676, 1678, and 1679.[11]

He was mentioned in his father's will on 3 Apr 1673 at Watertown, MA.[12]

The probate of his estate consists of seven documents:

Will dated February 27, 1685 is incomplete, names children, John, Nathaniel, Samuel, Joseph, Benjamin, Ruth (Lawrence), Mary (unmarried), Sarah (Harrington), Elizabeth (Warren), Hannah (unmarried).
Bond of adminstrators, widow Ruth Whitney, sons John Whitney and Benjamin Whitney.
Agreement for distribution mostly according to will.
Inventory and appraisal October 26, 1692.
Report to judge of committee for distribution of estate approved March 24, 1692/3, and agreement of heirs, excepting Samuel & Mrs. Warren.
Account May 27, 1695 names for a small share William Shattuck son of George Shattuck [sic: probably should be William, son of Jno. Shattuck, who was a grandson--R.L.W.].
Release of administrators by heirs excepting Nathaniel, Samuel, and Mrs. Warren.[13]

The inventory of his estate was taken 26 Oct 1692 at Watertown, MA, by Elnathan Beers and Thomas Hammond. It embraced 18 lots or parcels of land, amounting to about 210 acres, and prized at £197-15s, including one lot of 17 acres "purchased of father Arnold." On 23 Dec 1692, Ruth Whitney, relict widow of John Whitney late of Watertown, John Whitney, and Benjamin Whitney, as principals, and Munning Sawin and Joseph Whitney of Watertown as sureties, posted administration bond at Watertown; Ruth Whitney made her mark "RW", John Whitney signed, Benjamin Whitney made his mark "B". The inventory was attested to by the administrators the same day. On 12 Mar 1692/93 an agreement was made at Watertown, MA, between Ruth Whitney, widow of John Whitney, late of Watertown, decd., and John Whitney, Nathanll. Whitney, Samuel Whitney, Joseph Whitney, and Benjamin Whitney, sons of said John Whitney, decd., also Enoch Lawrence, Daniel Herrington, and Daniel Warren his sons-in-law, and Mary and Hannah his daughters unmarried, concerning the settlement of his estate; that the said John Whitney decd. left at his death an imperfect will signifying how he wanted his estate disposed after his death, they all have agreed that with alterations, the will should be the rule of the division of the estate. The daughters were each to receive £10 from John Whitney and £10 from Benjamin Whitney within 10 years of the widow's decease, and they relinquish interest in the orchard, but instead they would be paid within 10 years from this date; sons Nathaniel, Samuel, and Joseph Whitney were each to pay 50s to each of their sisters within five years of the widow's decease, but instead they would be paid within 5 years from this date; lands were to be given to the sons without the entail specified in the will; signed by Benjamin Whitney, Phillip Shattuck (attorney to Enoch Lawrence), Daniel Herington and Sary his wife, John Whitney, Nathanael Whitney, Joseph Whitney; mark made by Ruth Whitney and Mary Whitney. On 13 Mar 1692/93 at Watertown, MA, Ruth Whitney, widow of Jno. Whitney; John Whitney; Joseph Whitney; Nathanll. Whitney; Benjamin Whitney; Phillip Shattuck, attorney to Enoch Lawrence and Ruth his wife; Mary Whitney; Danll. Herrington and Sarah his wife; and Hannah Whitney; agreed to all the articles and agreements settling the estate. On 27 Apr 1695 at Watertown, MA; joint receipt given to John Whitney and Benjamin Whitney for their share of the estate of their father, signed by John Whitney, Benjamin Whitney (by mark), Joseph Whitney, William Shattuck in behalf of Phillip Shattuck, Marey Whitney (by mark), Daniel Herington, and Hannah Whitney (by mark); witnessed by Saml. Gookin, William Shattuck, and Pelatiah Whittemore; acknowledged by all the signers 6 May 1695.

Children of John2 and Ruth (Reynolds) Whitney, all b. at Watertown, MA:

i. John3 Whitney, b. 17 Sep 1643[15]; m. Elizabeth Harris.
ii. Ruth Whitney, b. 15 Mar 1645 [1644/5];[16] m.(1) John Shattuck; m.(2) Enoch Lawrence.
iii. Nathaniel Whitney, b. 1 Feb 1646/47;[17] m.(1) Sarah Hagar; m.(2) Sarah (Shepard) Goble.
iv. Samuel Whitney, b. 28 Jul 1648;[18] m. Mary Bemis.
v. Mary Whitney, b. 23 Apr 1650;[19] baptized 29 Apr 1650 at Watertown, MA; unmarried on 6 May 1695, living at Watertown, MA.
vi. Joseph Whitney, b. 15 Jan 1651/52;[20] m. Martha Beach.
vii. Sarah Whitney, b. 17 Mar 1653/54;[21] m. Daniel Harrington.
viii. Elizabeth Whitney, b. 9 Jun 1656;[22] m. Daniel Warren.
ix. Hannah Whitney, b. say 1658; unmarried on 6 May 1695, living at Watertown, MA.
x. Benjamin Whitney, b. 28 Nov 1660;[23] m. Abigail Hagar. Parents: John Whitney and Elinor (Ellen, Ellin).

He was married to Ruth Reynolds about 1642. Children were: John Whitney.


bullet John Whitney was born about 1592. He was baptized on 20 Jul 1592 in St. Margaret's, Westminster, England. He died on 1 Jun 1673 in Watertown, Massachusetts. The records of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors show:

Feb. 22, 1607, John Whitney, son of Thomas Whitney of the city of Westminster, yeoman, apprenticed to William Pring of the Old Bailey.
March 13, 1614, John Whitney made free by William Pring, his master.
March 8, 1624, Robert Whitney, son of Thomas Whitney of the city of Westminster, gentleman, apprenticed to John Whitney of Isleworth.
1632, Robert Whitney made free by John Whitney, his master, upon the report of his master.[9]

He left a will dated 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. His estate was probated 4 Jun 1673 at Watertown, MA. On that date the inventory of Mr. John Whitnie senior, was taken by Joseph Underwood, William Bond, and Nathan Fiske, Junior, and included 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. On 17 Jun 1673, Watertown, MA, his will proved by William Bond and Sarah his wife, and his inventory was exhibited and attested to.[10]

John and Elinor (-----) Whitney lived between 1619 and 1624 at Isleworth, England, and between 1627 and 1629 at the parish of St. Mary Aldermary, London, England. Apparently they lived in London from 1629 to 1635, when they emigrated to America, but exactly where is unknown.

They emigrated in Apr 1635 from London, England, in the "Elizabeth and Ann," Roger Cooper, master. On the passenger list 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. Their ship landed in Jun 1635, probably in Boston or Charlestown, MA.[11]

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.[12]

John and Elinor Whitney are probably buried in Watertown's "Old Burying Ground", now called the Arlington Street Cemetery. However, if they ever had grave markers, they have long since vanished or eroded, and the exact location of their graves may never be known. This is based upon information from the Watertown historian who stated that this was the active cemetery at that time, and that few burials were performed outside of the cemetery at that time.

In 1855, Henry Bond said of him the following:

"Embarked at Ipswich [corrected to "London"], Engl. Apr., 1635, for New England, in the Elizabeth and Ann, Roger Cooper, master, JOHN WHITNEY, aged 35; wife ELLIN (Elinor), aged 30; sons JOHN, aged 11; RICHARD, aged 9; NATHANIEL, aged 8; THOMAS, aged 6; and JONATHAN, aged 1 year. He was admitted freeman, Mar. 3, 1635-6; was Selectman several years between 1638 and 1655 inclusive, and was Town Clerk, 1655. In 1642, his homestall lot of 16 acres (where he continued to reside), was bounded E. and S. by William Jennison; W. by Martin Underwood; N. by Isaac Mixer. He at the same time owned 8 other lots, amounting to 212 acres. The Registry of Deeds shows that he made additions to these possessions. His early admission as a freeman, and his early election as Selectman, show that he held a respectable social position. His wife, Elinor, d. May 11, 1659, and he m. (2d), Sept. 29, 1659, JUDAH (Judith) CLEMENT. He died a widower, June 1, 1673, aged 74. His Will, dated Ap. 3, 1673, attested by William Bond, Sr., and Sarah Bond, Sr., mentions sons John, Richard, Thomas, Jonathan, Joshua, and Benjamin. Inventory, dated June 4, 1673, 50 acres dividend land, £25; 3 acres of Beaver Brook meadow, and 1½ acre upland, £60; 1 acre plain meadow, £10. He had probably previously distributed much of his estate in the settlement of his sons."[13]

In 1857, Henry Austin Whitney wrote:

"JOHN WHITNEY, of Watertown, Mass., was the progenitor of very numerous descendants, who are to be found probably in every county of New England, and in every State in the Union. He embarked at London in April, 1635, then aged 35, in the Elizabeth and Ann, Roger Cooper, master, with his wife ELINOR, aged 30, and sons JOHN, aged 11 yrs., RICHARD aged 9 yrs., NATHANIEL aged 8 yrs., THOMAS aged 6 yrs., and JONATHAN aged 1 yr. He probably arrived in June, and immediately settled at Watertown, where his son Joshua was born the 15th of July. He purchased a 16-acre homestall, which had been granted to John Strickland, who was dismissed from the Watertown church, May 29, 1635, and was one of that colony from Watertown that went and planted Wethersfield, the oldest town on Connecticut River. This homestead was the permanent residence of Mr. Whitney. In 1668 he requested his youngest son, Benjamin, who had settled in York, Me., to return and live with him on his homestead, with the assurance that it should be his own after his father's decease. In 1671 Benjamin, with his father's consent, conveyed his rights and obligations in this homestead to his brother Joshua, who had settled in Groton, for £40. After the decease of his father Joshua returned to Groton, and on the 29th Oct., 1697, sold this ancient homestead to Dea. Nathan Fiske. It was situated at a little distance north of Belmont street and East of Common street. [See the map of the original allotments in Bond's Early History of Watertown.] "It is stated above that Mr. Whitney purchased his homestall; but before 1642 the Town had granted him nine other lots of land, amounting to 198 acres. The Registry of Deeds, which contains comparatively few of the early conveyances, shows that he made several purchases of land, and it is probable that he had aided all his other sons in their settlemens as he did Jonathan, to whom he gave 39 acres about 1659--and Benjamin to whom he gave the homestead as we have already noticed. Jonathan and Benjamin received these gifts from their father when they were quite young, and it is possible that they shared in some later division of his estate; which may account for the fact, that Mr. Whitney in his will, while he bequeaths parcels of land to all his other sons, merely gives to Jonathan "one iron kitle and a great brass skilet;" to Benjamin "the old mare if she live!" "Mr. Whitney was admitted freeman March 3, 1635-6; appointed Constable* of Watertown by the General Court, June 1, 1641; Selectman 1638 to 1655 inclusive, and Town Clerk, 1655. "His wife ELINOR, the mother of his eight sons, died May 11, 1659, aged 54, and he married, Sept. 29, 1659, JUDAH CLEMENT, who was not living at the date of his will, April 3, 1673. He died June 1, 1673, aged 74. Inventory, dated June 4, 1673; 50 A. Dividend land; 3 A. Beaver Brook meadow, and 1-1/2 A. upland; 1 acre plain meadow, besides his personal property, consisting of household goods and stock on the farm. This shows that he held but a small part of his lands granted and purchased, which had probably been distributed to his sons."[14]


In 1895, Frederick C. Pierce, quoting Henry Melville, said of him the following:

"John [Whitney], in whom we are most interested, probably received, for those days, a good education in the famous "Westminster School," now known as St. Peter's College, and February 22, 1607, at the age of fourteen, was apprenticed by his father to William Pring of the Old Bailey, London. The latter was a "Freeman" of the Merchant Tailors' Company, then the most famous and prosperous of all the great trade guilds, numbering in its membership distinguished men of all professions, many of the nobility and the Prince of Wales, and, on March 13, 1614, Whitney at the age of twenty-one became a full-fledged member. Marrying soon after he took up his residence at Isleworth-on-the-Thames, eight miles from Westminster, and there three children were born, baptized on the following dates: May 23, 1619, Mary; September 14, 1621, John; and January 6, 1623-4, Richard. There, too, November 8, 1624, his father apprenticed to him his youngest brother, Robert, who served seven years. Soon after the latter date he moved from Isleworth, probably back to London. Entries in the registers of the parish of St. Mary Aldermery indicate that he lived there - in "Bowe lanne," near Bow church, where hang the famous bells - for several years, during which time Mary died, and his son Thomas was baptized December 10, 1627. In September, 1631, he placed his eldest child, John, Jr., in the Merchant Tailors school - where, according to the registers, he remained as long as the family were in England - and, early in April, 1635, registered with his wife Elinor and sons John, Richard, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Jonathan as a passenger in the ship 'Elizabeth and Ann, Roger Cooper, Master,' which, a few weeks afterward, completed her lading and set sail for the New World. "Extracts from the books of the Merchant Taylors' Company, of the city of London, England. .... "Feb. 22, 1607, John Whitney, son of Thomas Whitney of the city of Westminster, yeoman, apprenticed to William Pring of the Old Bailey. "March 13, 1614, John Whitney made free by William Pring, his master. .... "March 8, 1624, Robert Whitney, son of Thomas Whitney of the city of Westminster, gentleman, apprenticed to John Whitney of Isleworth. "1632, Robert Whitney made free by John Whitney, his master, upon the report of his master."[17]

Pierce continued as follows:

"John Whitney was born in England in 1589, and dwelt in the Parish of Isleworth-on-the-Thames, opposite Richmond, nine miles from London, from May, 1619, to January, 1623-4. The record "of persons permitted to embark at the port of London after Christmas, 1634," manuscript folio page 35 in Rolls office, Chancery Lane, gives the following names and ages: John Whitney 35, Elinor Whitney 30, John 11, Richard 9, Nathaniel 8, Thomas 6, Jonathan 1. "The record reads as follows: "The Elizabeth and Ann, Roger Cooper Mr., April, 1635. "These p'ties hereunder expressed are to be imbarqued for New England, having taken the oaths of Allegeance and Supremacie and likewise brought Certificate both from the Ministers and Justices when their abidings were latlie, of their conformitie to the Discipline and order of the Church of England, and yet they are no Subsedy Men. Jo. Whitney, 35; Jo. Whitney, 11; Richard Whitney, 9; Nathaniel Whitney, 8; Tho. Whitney, 6; Jonathan Whitney, 1; Ellen Whitney, 30. "The ages of John Whitney and his five sons, as thus given, were all too young. The parish resister of Isleworth contains the following entries: "1621, Sept. 14, John Whitne and Ellin had John their son baptized. "1623-4, Jan. 6, John Whitne and Elinor his wife had their son Richard baptized. "It is suggested that the non-conformity acts might have had some influence in making the ages of the several members of the family younger than they were. "They settled in Watertown, in the Massachusetts colony, in June, 1635, where his son Joshua was born the 15th of July following, he being the first of this line born in America. John Whitney was admitted freeman 3d of March, 1636, and the following year was for the first time elected by his associates as one of the Select Men of the town. He held the office for many years afterward, until 1655, at which time he was elected town clerk. June 1, 1641, he was appointed constable at Watertown by the General Court at their quarter session held in Boston. "At that time constables were appointed by the General Court, and, besides the duties attached to the office in latter times, they were required to collect the taxes of the town and the levies by the General Court; to pay the debts of the colony due to individuals in their respective towns; to supply the town with sealed weights and measures; to set or order in those towns where no captain dwelt, and to inflict the punishments ordered by judicial authority, "where there was not another appointed to do it within his own town, unless he can get another to do it." As a badge of his office a constable was required to carry a black staff five or five and a half feet long, with a tip or head five or six inches long. "His very early admission as a freeman and his election as a Select Man show that he held a respectable social position in the community. "He was grantee of eight lots in Watertown and purchaser of 16 acres, his home-stall lot, where he continued to reside. This latter property was granted to John Strickland,+ and was bounded east and south by William Jennison, west by Martin Underwood, north by Isaac Mixer. His eight lots amounted to 212 acres, to which he subsequently made additions, as shown by the Registry of Deeds. Later the homestall became the property of his son, Joshua, of Groton, who sold it to Dea. Nathan Fiske, Oct. 29, 1697. "The death of John Whitney is registered in the church record of Watertown, 1673, thus: "John Whetny, Widdower, Deceased first of June, aged abought eighty-four years." His wife, Elinor, mother of his eight sons, died in Watertown May 11, 1659, aged about 60 years (though called 54). He married Judah (Judith) Clement, Sept. 29, 1659. "His will, dated April 3, 1673, is as follows: "I John Whitney senior of Watertowne in ye county of midlesexx being perfect and sound in my memory and understanding blessed be god for it: I do declare this to be my last will and testemant In maner and form as followeth "1ly I committ my spirit into ye hands of god yt gave it: and my body unto the earth from whence it was taken: "2ly I give unto my Son John Whitney: my meadow called beeverbrook meadows with yt upland yt doth appertain thereunto: and a yoke of oxen: or nine pounds ten shillings: and ten acres of my land called devedent and a trunke and one pair of sheets and one pair of pillows beers and two pewter dishes a great one and a small one and ye bed whereon I lie with all the furniture thereunto belonging. "3ly I give unto my son Richard Whitney my ten acres of land called devident and two cowes and a great sea chest "4ly I give unto my son Thomas Whitney ten acres of my land called devident and two cowes and a sad colered sute namely a payer of breeches and a close coate and a puter dish. "5ly I give unto my son Jonathan Whitney an iron kitle and a great brass skilet. "6ly I give unto my son Joshua Whitney twenty acres of my land called devident and a cubbard and a little table and a chest and a great kitle and a warming pan and a skillett. "7ly I give unto my son Benjamin Whitney the old mare if she live. "8ly My will is yt what of my estate be left after all is paid out as ye aboves namely of my moveables yt it be equaly devided between my execeutors and I doe nominate and apoynt my well beloved sones John Whitney and Joshua Whitney to be my execeutors to this my will and testament and I doe desire my loveing friend William Bond sen to se yt this my will be performed acording to ye true intent of it as is aforesaid and doe set to my hand this 3d of Aprill 1673. "Ye centerline in ye line 24 ye wood devided was don before any subscribing or sealining. "The marks of X "Jon Whitney sen and a seale, "In ye presince of us "William Bond sen "Sarah Bond sen

"This is an inventory of the estate of Mr. John Whitnie, sene, taken this 4th of
June, 1673, by us whose names are hereunto subscribed.

Impe Wearing Clothes.
A sad coleired sute coats and breeches...............................001 10 00
The rest of both linin and woollen and shooes stocking hats gloves
being much worne...................................................002 10 00
The bed wheareon he lay wth all the furniture thereunto belonging.....05 00 00
Three pillows beers three sheets and three small old table clothes...001 00 00
An old feather boulster and feather pillows a sea chest..............000 10 00
Two old chests an old trunke an old box and an old Cubbard...........000 14 00
Two old tables one forme 3 old chaires...............................001 00 00
Three pewter platters one basson a sacer and old great pott and old
pewter bottle and a chamber pott...................................000 12 00
A brass kitle 2 brass skillets a brass skimer a warming pan a small
brass morter a little ladell of brass..............................001 02 00
An iron pot and pott hooks a tramell a iron kittle a spit a smoothing
iron and two old frying pans.......................................001 05 00
Three earthen vessels a great grater 2 chuny dishes a dozen of
trenchers a wooden dish 3 cheese moats.............................000 03 00
A small trevit a pair of tongs and a small payer of scales pound and
half in waits a spindell for a wheelle and an iron bullet..........000 02 00
A churne and other lumber............................................000 05 00
Four cowes...........................................................010 00 00
Two oxen.............................................................009 10 00
A old maer...........................................................002 10 00
An old sadle an pillion..............................................000 10 00
An old paire of soops and boxes for a cart a payer of iron pins for the
extree a payer of lines pins and washers...........................000 10 00
A chaine a iron bar a spoone of iron an old adsc a set for a saw two
wedges and an iron pin for a cart a hay crome and other old iron 000 12 00
A grind stone with the iron to it................................... 000 04 00
An old haire a cart rope an old bage two old cushins................ 000 02 00
Fifty acres of land caled devident.................................. 025 00 00
Three acres of meadow at beaver brooke with an acre and half of ap-
land to it....................................................... 020 00 00
An acre of meadow called plaine meadow.............................. 010 00 00
A forke and a shovell............................................... 000 02 00
All so of........................................................... 000 14 00
Joseph UNDERWOOD
William BOND
Nathan FISKE

"Massachusetts Colony Records

"A quarter Court, held at Boston, the first of the 4th mo., 1641.

"John WHITNEY was chosen constable at Watertowne and tooke oath.

"There was granted to Goodm. NUTT, Marten UNDERWOOD, John WHITNEY, Henry KEMBALL and John WITHEREDGE alowance for 881/2 yrd. of cloth, valued at 12 d. p. yrd.

"1655. In answer to the peticion of Mr. Lymon EIRES, Jno. STONE, Jno. WHITNEY, William PAGE, etc, the Court judgeth it meete to referre the peticioners to the retourne of the commissiones appointed to settle the matters in difference betweene them those acts this Court doth approove of and continew, as they are presented to this Court, and are on file."

Pierce goes on to quote Henry Austin Whitney as follows:

"JOHN WHITNEY probably arrived in June, and immediately settled in Watertown, where his son Joshua was born the 15th of July. He purchased a sixteen acre homestall, which had been granted to John STRICKLAND, who was dismissed from the Watertown church May 29, 1635, and was one of that colony from Watertown that went and planted Wethersfield, the oldest town on Connecticut river. This homestead was the permanent residence of Mr. WHITNEY. In 1668 he requested his youngest son, Benjamin, who had settled in York, Me, to return and live with him on his homestead, with the assurance that it should be his own after his father's decease. In 1671 Benjamin, with his father's consent, conveyed his rights and obligations in this homestead to his brother Joshua, who had settled in Groton, for £40. After the decease of his father Joshua returned to Groton, and on the 29th October, 1697, sold this ancient homestead to Dea. Nathan FISKE. It was situated at a little distance north of Belmont street and east of Common street. (See the map of the original allotments in BOND's Early History of Watertown.) "It is stated above that mr. WHITNEY purchased his homestall, but before 1642 the town had granted him nine other lots of land, amounting to 198 acres. The Registry of Deeds, which contains comparatively few of the early conveyances, shows that he made several purchases of land, and it is probable that he had aided all his other sons in their settlements as he did Jonathan, to whom he gave 39 acres about 1659-and Benjamin, to whom he gave the homestead as we have already noticed. Jonathan and Benjamin received these gifts from their father when they were quite young, and it is possible that they shared in some later division of his estate, which may account for the fact that Mr. WHITNEY in his will, while he bequeathes parcels of land to all his other sons, merely gives to Jonathan "one iron kitle and a great brass skilet;" to Benjamin, "the old mare if she live." "Mr. WHITNEY was admitted freeman March 3, 1635-6; appointed constable of Watertown by the General Court, June 1, 1641; selectman, 1638 to 1655, inclusive, and town clerk, 1655. "His wife Elinor, the mother of his eight sons, died May 11, 1659, aged 54 [sic: the source for her age at death is unknown--RLW]; and he married Sept. 29, 1659, Judah CLEMENT, who was not living at the date of his will, April 3, 1673. He died June 1, 1673, aged 84. Inventory, dated June 4, 1673: 50 acres dividend land, 3 acres Beaver Brook meadow, and 1 1/2 acres upland; 1 acre plain meadow, besides his personal property, consisting of household goods and stock on the farm. This shows that he then held but a small part of his lands granted and purchased, which had probably been distributed to his sons."[18]



Children of John1 and Elinor (-----) Whitney were as follows:

i. Mary2 Whitney; bapt. 23 May 1619, Isleworth, Middlesex, England;[20] bur. 15 Feb 1626/27, St. Mary Aldermary, London, England.[21]
ii. John Whitney, bapt. 14 Sep 1621, Isleworth, Middlesex, England[22]; m. Ruth Reynolds.
iii. Richard Whitney, bapt. 6 Jan 1623/24, Isleworth, Middlesex, England;[23] m. Martha Coldam.
iv. Nathaniel Whitney; b. circa 1625, London, England. Although he immigrated with his family in 1635, he was not mentioned in his father's will on 3 Apr 1673 at Watertown, MA and is presumed to have died before then. No known descendants.
v. Thomas Whitney; bapt. 10 Dec 1627, St. Mary Aldermary, London, England;[24] m. Mary Kedall.
vi. Mary Whitney; bapt. 29 Dec 1629, St. Mary Aldermary, London, England;[25] d. before 1635 at London?, England. She is assumed to have died, although no record of death has been found. She did not emigrate with the rest of the family in 1635.
vii. Jonathan Whitney, b. 1634, London, England; m. Lydia Jones.
viii. Joshua Whitney, b. 15 Jul 1635, Watertown, MA;[26] m.(1) Mary (-----) Buckmaster; m.(2) Abigail Tarbell.
ix. Caleb Whitney, birth record not found, bur. 12 Jul 1640, Watertown, MA.[27]
x. Benjamin Whitney, b. 6 Jun 1643, Watertown, MA;[28] m.(1) Jane -----; m.(2) Mary Poor.

There were no children of John1 and Judah (-----)(Clement) Whitney Parents: Thomas Whitney and Mary Bray.

He was married to Elinor (Ellen, Ellin) before 1619 in London? England. He married second, 29 Sep 1659, Watertown, MA, Judah (-----) Clement,[7] as her second husband, widow of Robert Clement. Judah ----- was born circa 1595. She married Robert Clement between 1642 and 1657 at Haverhill, MA.[8] She died before 3 Apr 1673, Watertown, MA, since her husband did not mention her in his will. Children were: John Whitney.


bullet Margaret Whitney was born about 1777 in Massachussetts. She died on 20 Feb 1861 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Died at 84 years. Given name on the death record of her daughter Clotilde was Matilda. Margaret Whitney is the name on the Gravestone of Elijah Whitney. Whitney may have been her maiden name, as indicated by a marriage record in Newton, MA.

She was married to Elijah Whitney on 25 Mar 1798 in Newton, Massachusetts. An entry and publication of marriage was entered in Newton MA Feb 11, 1798 between Elijah Whitney of Brookline and Margaret Whitney of Newton.

A marriage record in Newton MA. records a marriage between Elijah Whitney of Brookline and Margaret Whitney of Newton on Mar. 25, 1798.

I have no direct evidence that these marriage records apply to the same Elijah and Margaret who were the parents of Clotilde. These records are (as of 11/28/14) the only evidence suggesting Margaret's maiden name was Whitney.

More evidence: The record of this event, as recorded in Brookline, give the same particulars. The Brookline records also include and entry for Daniel Whitney and Sarah Gay (Elijah's parents, both from Brookline), in Jan. 1769, lending weight to this being the right Elijah. Children were: Margaret Ann Whitney, Clotilde Elizabeth Whitney , Catherine Whitney, Sarah A Gay Whitney.


bullet Margaret Ann Whitney was born in 1803. She died in 1892 in Boston, Massachusetts. Parents: Elijah Whitney and Margaret Whitney.

She was married to Horatio Hagar . Children were: Sarah Louise Hagar.

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