Archive:Errors in Bond's Watertown

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I will try to list on this page errors found and their correction. Most errors of omission will be ignored, and I will stick to errors of commission.


[7] The birthdate of Joshua2 WHITNEY is 15 Jul 1635, not 5 Jul 1635, nor 15 Feb 1635/6.
Reference: Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Book of Town Proceedings, with the Land Grants and Possessions. Also, the Proprietors' Book, and the First Book of and Supplement of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1894, page 4.

[8] Caleb2 WHITNEY was buried, not born, on 12 Jul 1640.
Reference: Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Book of Town Proceedings, with the Land Grants and Possessions. Also, the Proprietors' Book, and the First Book of and Supplement of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1894, page 8.

[15] Mary3 WHITNEY was b. Apr. 23, 1650, and bapt. Apr. 29, 1650.
Reference: Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Book of Town Proceedings, with the Land Grants and Possessions. Also, the Proprietors' Book, and the First Book of and Supplement of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1894, page 8.

[45] It was Josiah3 WHITING, not Josiah4 WHITNEY, who married Elizabeth GRANT on 28 Feb 1725/26 in Weston, MA, according to Weston vital records. He had been born on 30 May 1701 in Dedham, MA, son of Samuel2 and Sarah (METCALF) WHITING [Nathaniel1]. They had seven (not two) children born or baptized in Weston.

[129] Abraham5 and Tabitha (ALLEN) WHITNEY had five more children baptized in Weston.
Reference: Peirce, Mary Frances, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, amp;c., Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901.


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