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L.D.S. Family History Library

Probate records 1648--1924 (Middlesex County, Massachusetts). Microfilm of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • Probate papers 24508-24613: Film 432080
  • Probate papers 24614-24731: Film 432081
  • Probate papers 24732-24857: Film 432082

Also available on-line at Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871, File #24597, et seq., at AmericanAncestors.org.


File #24597, Abigail Whitney, 1833

[Widow of Nathaniel Ruggles6, Simon5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

29 Oct 1833, Admin. on estate of Abigail Whitney, wid., of Watertown, granted to Nathaniel R. Whitney, oldest son, of Cambridge.

Admin. Bond, Nathaniel R. Whitney, admin., William Whitney and Alexander Whitney, sureties, all of Cambridge.

Inv. by Thaddeus Cole, trader, Marshall S. Fowle, gent., and James Kidder, apothecary, all of Watertown, 3 Oct 1833.

Division to:

  • Nath. R. Whitney,
  • Martha Skelton,
  • Francis Whitney,
  • Joseph F. Tufts in right of his wife Hannah,
  • George C. Whitney,
  • William Whitney,
  • Simeon Whitney,
  • the admin. of John Whitney.

File #24598, Abijah Whitney, 1829

[Abijah6, Joseph5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

Admin. 14 Apr 1829 to Rebecca Whitney of Weston, wid. of Abijah Whitney of Weston. Sureties, Elijah Fisher of Lincoln & Abijah Whitney of Waltham.

Inv. 31 Mar 1829, by Ebenezer Hobbs, Nathan Warren, and John Cutting.

File #24599, Abraham Whitney, 1778

[Abraham4, Moses3, Richard2, John1]

Will 13 May 1768, Abraham Whitney of Stow.

  • Wife Elisabeth
  • eldest dau. Keziah Hale
  • son Abraham Whitney, husbandry tools
  • son and dau. Silas & Mary Jewel
  • grandson Isaac Whitney
  • grandson Abraham Whitney, Jun.
  • four eldest granddaus. (not named)
  • grandson Silas Jewel
  • appoint son Abraham Whitney and son-in-law Silas Jewel executors.

Witn: Henry Gardner, Sarah Wood, Benjamin Bayly.

Agreement of heirs, 2 Oct 1778:

  • Eliz. Whitney, widow,
  • Abraham Whitney,
  • Keziah Hale,
  • Silas Jewel, Jr.,
  • Abraham Whitney, Jr.,
  • Isaac Whitney,
  • Marcy Furbush,
  • Lucy Whitcomb,
  • Eunice Maynard,
  • Mary Dranton(?),
  • Jacob Whitney,
  • Abigail Wood.

Probated 8 May 1782.

File #24600, Lois Whitney, 1791

[Lois6, Abraham5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

5 Apr 1791, Jonathan Whitney of Watertown appointed guardian for Lois Whitney, a minor granddau. of Joseph Whitney of Watertown, dec., & Elizabeth his wife, decd., by his daughter Elizabeth, who is also deceased. She chose her father Abraham Whitney as guardian, 12 Apr 1791, but her uncle Mr. Jonathan Whitney was recommended instead.

Guardian bond, 11 May 1791. Jonathan Whitney, cordwainer, with Jonathan Harrington, gent., and Josiah Norcross, yeoman, as sureties, all of Watertown, was appointed guardian of Lois Whitney, dau. of Abraham Whitney, who has refused to make choice of guardian.

File #24601, Lucy Whitney, 1802

[Lucy7, Abraham6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Moses3, Richard2, John1]

Guardian bond, 9 Mar 1802. Abraham Whitney, gent., with Ezekiel Gates, blacksmith, and Ichabod Stow, yeomen, as sureties, all of Stow, was appointed guardian of Lucy Whitney and John Whitney, both under 14, children of Abraham and wife Hitty, daughter of Josiah Weare.

File #24602, Abraham Whitney, 1813

[Abraham5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Admin. to Amos Whitney of Watertown (elsewhere of Waltham), paper-maker.

Estate sold at public auction.

Petition of widow Mary Whitney, widow of Abraham Whitney late of Watertown, yeoman, signed Maria Whitney, by Amos Whitney, her agent, 9 Feb 1814.

12 Oct 1813, widow declined admin. & requested Amos Whitney of Waltham be appointed instead.

12 Oct 1813, Amos Whitney was appointed admin. Abraham died leaving wid. Mary and nine children. Moses, oldest surviving son, is desirous that Amos, 2nd surviving son of intestate, be appointed. Sureties were Moses Whitney, yeoman, and Phinehas Sanderson, cordwainer, both of Watertown.

Inv. taken 3 Nov 1813 by Daniel Bond, Joseph Peirce, Esq., and Edward Lowd, all of Watertown.

File #24603, Amos Whitney, 1770

[Amos4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1]

Will of Amos Whitney of Townsend, lodged 13 Nov 1770. Citation by Levi Whitney of Daniel Whitney and Ebenezer Cutler's wife, brother and sister of deceased Amos.

Executor's bond of Levi Whitney, husbandman, of Townsend, with James Lock, Jr., of Ashby, husbandman, and Daniel Farwell, Jr., of Groton, laborer, as sureties, 22 Feb 1771.

Will of Amos Whitney of Townshend

  • kinsman Levi Whitney of Townshend (also executor),
  • town of Townshend, certain lands,
  • town of Ashby, cash,
  • town of Mason, cash,
  • district of Shirley.

28 Aug 1769. Witn: Daniel Farwell, Thomas Hubburd, James Locke, Jr.

File #24604, Asa W. Whitney, 1839

[Asa Willard 7, Isaac6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Moses3, Richard2, John1]

Admin.

Letter 22 Apr 1839. Widow wishes to be granted adminstration.

23 Apr 1839. Petition for administration by Abigail Whitney of Lowell, widow of Asa W. Whitney, on his estate. Abigail Whitney as principal, with Ira Spalding and Jacob Carlton as sureties, all of Lowell, posted admistratrix's bond.

24 Aor 1839. Inventory of the estate of Asa W. Whitney, late of Lowell, deceased, intestate, taken by Manassah Bailey, Hapgood Wright, and Nathan M. Wright, Jr., totaling $105.73.

1 Jun 1841. Petition of widow Abigail Whitney for allowance taken out of the personal property. Granted $90.00.

File #24605, Benjamin Whitney, 1718

[Benjamin3, Jonathan2, John1]

Inv. taken 21 Oct 1718, of Benjamin Whitney of Sherborn. Presented by Mrs. Mercy Whitney, widow, relict, and administratrix. Taken by Samuel Bullard, Wm. Rider, and Edmond Gookin.

Administration account, 31 May 1721, by Marcy Frinck, executrix of her late husband, Benjamin Whitney late of Sherborn.

Will 4 Feb 1713/4, of Benjamin Whitne of Sherburn, husbandman

  • wife Mercy Witne
  • cousin James Whittne, son of my brother John Whittne & Mary his wife
  • uncle Benjamin Whittne
  • brother Benjamin Whittne
  • brother Jonath Whittne
  • brother Josiah Whittne
  • brother Joseph Whittne
  • brother-in-law Major Adams
  • brother-in-law Cornelius Fisher
  • Marcy and Elizabeth Whitne, daus. of John Whitney my brother
  • Benjamin Fisher, son of Cornelius Fisher
  • Silvanus Whittne, son of Joseph Whitne
  • widow named executrix

Witn: Benoni Lerned, Robert Danel, Daniel Rider

File #24606, Benjamin Whitney, 1736

[Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

19 Oct 1736, will of Benj. Whitney late of Watertown lodged. Joseph Whitney cited the widow and all heirs.

8 Nov 1736, Joseph Whitney appointed executor, and posted bond, with John Whitney and John Taynter, sureties, all of Watertown.

Will of Benj. Whitney of Watertown, 14 Jun 1736

  • wife Elizabeth,
  • son Benjamin Whitney,
  • son Samuel Whitney,
  • dau. Elizabeth Whitney, single woman,
  • son Joseph Whitney, also executor.

Witn: John Whitney, John Taynter, John Cooleidg.

File #24607, Solomon Whitney, 1737

[Solomon5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1]

Jesse Taylor of Marlborough, Guardian, 20 Dec 1737, of Solomon Whitney of Boston. See v. 22, p. 116.

File #24608, Benjamin Whitney, 1749

[Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1]

On 25 Oct 1749, Benjamin Whitney, late of Boston, decd.

On 12 Mar 1749, division of estate in Marlborough, made by Abraham Williams, Joseph How, Timothy Brigham, Andrew Rice, and Ephraim Brigham:

  • Solomon Whitney, 1st son
  • Job Whitney, 2nd son
  • Benjamin Whitney, 3rd son
  • George Whitney, 4th son
  • Samuel Whitney youngest son
  • Sarah, 1st dau.
  • Dinah Whitney, 2nd dau.
  • Abigail, 3rd dau.
  • Anne, youngest dau.
  • Widow Abigail

Son Solomon Whitney died intestate, leaving four children, all minors, before 11 Apr 1771. Then his sons Benjamin and Job had David Sanderson of Petersham appointed their guardian, and his daughters Meriam and Sarah had John Stower of Petersham appointed their guardian. The widow Abigail was lately deceased.

File #24609, Benjamin Whitney, 1794

[Benjamin5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1]

Division and agreement between James Whitney and Joseph Whitney, yeomen, both of Sherburne, sons of Benjamin Whitney, late of said Sherburne, yeoman, deceased, dated 19 Sep 1796.

Inv. taken 10 Nov 1794 by Jonathan Fay, Timothy Hill, and Silas Stone.

Release of widow Mary Whitney of Mendon to all claim to the estate, 12 Nov 1794.

2 Apr 1796, acknowledgment by widow Mary Whitney, now Mary Taft.

Executor's bond, 3 Apr 1794, by James Whitney, yeoman, with Daniel Whitney, Esq., and Aaron Whitney, yeoman, sureties, all of Sherburn.

Will of Benjamin Whitney of Sherburn, yeoman, dated 25 Jan 1793:

  • wife Mary whitney,
  • son James Whitney (also executor)
  • son Joseph Whitney

Witnesses: Daniel Whitney, Aaron Whitney, Caleb Lealand. Proved 3 Apr 1794.

File #24610, Benjamin Whitney, 1821

[Benjamin5, Joseph4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1]

Will of Benjamin Whitney of Pepperell, dated 12 Sep 1821:

  • wife Anna Whitney, all estate; also executrix.

Witn: Joseph Hiah(?), Asa Parker, Eleazer Kemp. Proved 8 May 1822.

Executrix's bond, 8 May 1822, by Anna Whitney of Pepperell, wid., with James Lewis of Groton and Stephen Longley of Shirley, sureties.

Inv. 26 Nov 1821, by James Lewis, Asa Parker, and Zechariah Fitch.

File #24611, Franklin and George Whitney, 1823

[Franklin6 and George6, Benjamin5, Joseph4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1]

15 May 1823, Anna Whitney, wid. of Benjamin Whitney, late of Pepperell, yeoman, decd., petitioned that William Livermore of Groton, housewright, be appointed guardian to her two children, Franklin Whitney and George Whitney, minors under 14.

On 7 May 1823, it was so done, and William Livermore of Groton, housewright, posted bond with Calvin Boynton, yeoman, and Joseph T. Hall, innholder, as sureties.

File #24612, Beriah Whitney, 1768

[wid. John4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

Will of Beriah Whitney of Weston: "I having before marriage to my present husband Mr. John Whitney made an agreement with each other to have the Disposition of our Estates separate ..."

  • Estate to be divided among her children and children of her deceased daughter Sarah Fisk,
  • son Daniel Child (also executor),
  • son David Child,
  • son John Child,
  • son Samuel Child,
  • son Elisha Child,
  • dau. Susanna Child,
  • dau. Elizth. Stearns,
  • dau. Mary Whitney,
  • son Joshua Child,
  • granddau. Sarah Mixer,
  • grandson Danll. Fisk (under 21)
  • granddau. Beulah Fisk (under 21)

Dated 11 Jul 1755. Witn: Ebenr. Cutler, Jonas Cutler, Abijah Child. Proved 13 Dec 1768.

Inv. taken by Capt. Ebenezer Cutler, Capt. Bradyll Smith, and Mr. Jacob Bigelow, 4 Nov 1768. Exhibited 18 Apr 1769.

Executor's account 18 Apr 1769

On 31 Mar 1769, an agreement of heirs agreeing to executor's account, signed by David, John, Joshua, Samuel, and Susanna Child, Isaac Stearns, Joseph Whitney, and David Fisk.

File #24613, Caleb Whitney, 1764

[Caleb5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1]

11 Jun 1764, Caleb Whitney, cordwainer of Newton, appointed admin. of his father, Caleb Whitney, late of Newton, dec'd, and posted bond with Joseph Whitney and Moses Whitney, yeomen, both of Newton, sureties.

Inv. taken 22 Jun 1764 by Thomas Greenwood, Ebenezer Parker, and Thomas Marceonn(?).

Admin. acct. 14 May 1765.

Division made, 2 May 1765, Newton, by Abr. Fuller, Ebenezer Parker, and John Wilson:

  • eldest son Caleb,
  • son Thaddeus,
  • dau. Hannah,
  • dau. Sarah.

File #24614, Thaddeus Whitney, 1764

[Thaddeus6, Caleb5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1]

On 4 Dec 1764, Thaddeus Whitney, over 14, son of Caleb Whitney, late of Newton, chose Joseph Cheney, husbandman, as guardian. He posted bond with Caleb Whitney, cordwainer, as surety.

File #24615, Caleb Whitney, 1777

[Caleb6, Caleb5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1]

On 8 Apr 1777, Elizabeth Whitney, wid., was granted admin. on est. of Caleb Whitney, late of Newton, cordwainer, and posted bond with Moses Whitney of Newton, and Jonathan Hide of Brookline, yeomen, as sureties.

Inv. taken by Elnathan Winchester of Brookline, James Richards and Noah Wiswall, both of Newton. It was exhibited by the widow 31 Mar 1778.

A second admin. granted 7 Dec 1785 to John King, physician and surgeon, who posted bond with Timothy Jackson and Aaron Richardson, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Newton.

Inv. taken by Timothy Jackson, Samuel Richardson, gentlemen, and Jeremiah Richardson, yeoman, all of Newton, 9 Feb 1786. It was exhibited 5 May 1786.

Additional Inv. taken 30 Apr 1792 by Stephen Dana, Saml. Richardson, and Daniel Richards.

Letter 2 May 1792 from Oliver Whitney, Boston, requesting that the estate be given to brother, Amaziah Whitney for further distribution.

Children: Oliver, eldest son; Amaziah, second son; Sarah; and Abigail.

File #24616, Abigail and Sarah Whitney, 1791

[Abigail7 and Sarah7, Caleb6, Caleb5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1]

On 2 May 1791, Sarah Whitney and Abigail Whitney, both over 14, daus. of Caleb Whitney, late of Newton, yeoman, deceased, chose Solomon Richards of Newton as guardian.

On 3 May 1791, Solomon Richards, gentleman, was appointed guardian and posted bond with James Richards and Amaziah Whitney, yeomen, both of Newton, as sureties.

File #24617, Amaziah and Oliver Whitney, 1783

[Amaziah7 and Oliver7 Whitney, Caleb6, Caleb5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1]

On 2 Apr 1783, Aaron Richardson, gent., was appointed guardian of Oliver and Amaziah Whitney, minors over 14, sons of Caleb Whitney. He posted bond with John King, physician, of Newton, and Jonathan Hide, of Brookline, yeoman, as sureties.

File #24618, Catherine Whitney, 1806

[Catherine7, (prob. Ephraim)6, Moses5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1]

Timothy Whitney, as "next friend and relation" of Catharine Whitney of Newton, spinster, petitioned that a guardian be appointed for her, as she is "a noncompos, lunatic, and distracted person," 13 Nov 1806.

On 12 May 1807, Ebenezer White of Newton was appointed guardian, and posted bond with Timothy Whitney, yeoman, and Joseph Fuller, gentleman, both of Newton, as sureties.

Inv. taken 2 Nov 1807, by Jeremiah Wiswall, gent., Solomon Child and James Richards, yeomen, all of Newton. It included 1/8 part of her grandfather Moses Whitney's estate.

File #24619, Daniel Whitney, 1775

[Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Will of Daniel Whitney of Watertown, gentleman:

  • wife Dorothy,
  • dau. Abigail Fowle,
  • son-in-law John Woodbridge, farm in South Hadley whereon he dwells, and dau. Mary Woodbridge, his wife,
  • son Joshua Whitney, farm in Worcester whereon he dwells
  • children of my late son Benjamin Whitney, dec.
  • son Elisha Whitney
  • other daus. Joanna Cook, Dorothy Coolidge, Grace Bisco, Lucy Dana
  • residue to three sons, Simon Whitney, Daniel Whitney, and Israel Whitney, who are made executors.

Dated 1 Jun 1770. Witn: Edward Marrett, John Hobby, and Jon. Sewall. Proved 28 Mar 1775.

Inv. taken by Moses Stone, Samuel Soden, and Capt. Phinehas Stearns.

Addition to Inv. 20 May 1775, by Abr. Fuller, Jona Brown, Saml. Barnard.

Addition to Inv. 4 Sep 1776, by Joseph White, David Ness(?), Josiah Henry, at S. Hadley.

Samuel Fisk, Esq., of Watertown, and Eliphalet Robbins, of Cambridge, were guardians of the children of Israel Whitney.

Division:

  • wid. Dorothy Whitney,
  • Simon Whitney,
  • Daniel Whitney.

Allowed 13 Jan 1777.

On 4 May 1778, a petition for a new appraisement was made in Watertown, signed by John Cooke, Joanna Cooke, Dorothy Coollidge, Benja. Dana, Henry Whitney, and Josiah Bisco. Appeal bond was posted 18 May 1778. The reappraisal was ordered 4 Nov 1788.

On 30 May 1781, a receipt was given by Lucy Fowle for her share of her grandfather's estate.

On 6 May 1782, a receipt was given by Jereh. Fowle for his share of his grandfather's estate.

On 26 Feb 1784, a receipt was given by Samuel Fowle for his share of his grandfather's estate.

On 7 Nov 1788 was recorded an agreement between Simon Whitney, Daniel Whitney, and sister Mary Woodbridge of South Hadley.

On 2 Apr 1789, the heirs quitclaimed to Joshua Whitney of Worcester their interest in their father's estate: Simon Whitney, Daniel Whitney, Samuel Fisk as guardian, John Cooke, Dorothy Coolidge, Eliphelet Robbins as guardian, Elisha Whitney, Mary Woodbridge, and Lucy Dana.

On 7 Apr 1790, Appraisal and distribution were made after the death of Dorothy, mentioning "land of the said Dorothy, that ws given her by her late father Simon Tainter, deceased.

On 14 Apr 1790, diestrbution was made to:

  • Israel Whitney, Jemima Whitney, Mary Whitney, and Dorothy Whitney, children of Israel Whitney, deceased.
  • Daniel Whitney Bisco, Thomas Bisco, Leonard Bisco, and Grace Bisco, children of Grace Bisco, deceased.

Receipts were given by:

  • Samuel Fisk, guardian of two children of Israel Whitney, deceased,
  • Eliphalet Robbins, guardian of two children of Israel Whitney, deceased,
  • Elisha Whitney,
  • Dorothy Coolidge,
  • Joshua Whitney,
  • Josiah Bisco, guardian of the children of Grace Bisco, deceased,
  • Benj. Dana and Lucy his wife,
  • Joshua Cooke and Joanna his wife,
  • Benjamin Whitney,
  • Josiah Boyden,
  • Lydia Boyden,
  • ----- (illegible),
  • Stephen Cook and Israel Cook, children of Joanna Cook,
  • David Fairbanks for wife Jemima, dau. of Israel Whitney (28 Feb 1792)
  • Nathll. Kingsbury, atty. for Polly Whitney, dau. of Israel Whitney (4 Mar 1795)
  • Abigail Fowle
  • Samuel Fisk, guardian to Israel and Dorothy Whitney.

File #24620, Daniel Whitney, 1782

[Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Will of Daniel Whitney of Stow, husbandman, dated 3 Aug 1782:

  • wife Dolly,
  • daughters Catharine, Susanna, and Mary, all under age,
  • dau. Hannah Witherbee,
  • heirs of son John Whitney, late of Lincoln, decd.,
  • dau. Dorothy Putnam of Stow,
  • son Epm. Whitney of Ashby, Worcester Co.,
  • son Silas Whitney of Stow,
  • dau. Elisabeth Park of Lincoln,
  • daus. Katharine, Susanna, and Mary,
  • son Daniel Whitney of Stow (also executor)

Witn: Abraham Whitney, Mercy Whitney, Jonathan Newell.

Codicil, 23 Apr 1782. Witn: Jonn. Newell, Jonn. Farnsworth, Dorothy Gates.

On 9 Oct 1782, an order was issued to formalize the agreement of heirs:

  • Dorothy Whitney, wid.,
  • Daniel Whitney,
  • Phinehas Wetherbee of Acton, husbandman,
  • Hannah Wetherbee,
  • Abraham Whitney, of Stow, guardian of:
    • Mary Whitney, Jonathan Whitney, and Sarah Whitney, children of John Whitney, decd., late of Lincoln, husbandman,
    • Catherine Whitney
    • Susannah Whitney
    • Mary Whitney
  • Ephraim Whitney of Ashburnham, yeoman
  • Silas Whitney of Stow, yeoman
  • Nathan Putnam and Dorothy his wife,
  • Eleazer Parks of Lincoln, yeoman, and Elisabeth his wife.

Inv. taken by Samuel Patch, Wm. Whetcomb, and John Patch, 4 May 1783.

Agreement of heirs, as above, 14 Oct 1782.

File #24621, Catherine and Susanna Whitney, 1782

[Catherine6 and Susanna6 Whitney, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

On 9 Oct 1782, bond was posted by Abraham Whitney, yeoman, with Samuel Patch and Wm. Whetcomb, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Stow, as guardian of Catherine and Susanna Whitney, minors over 14, children of Daniel Whitney.

On 23 Apr 1783, a receipt was given by Samuel Wheeler and Catherine his wife for her share of the estate of Daniel whitney, her father, from Abraham Whitney, her guardian.

On 27 Sep 1784, a receipt was given by Stephen Weston and Susanna his wife for her share of the estate of Daniel whitney, her father, from Abraham Whitney, her guardian.

File #24622, Mary Whitney, 1782

[Mary6 Whitney, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

On 9 Oct 1782, bond was posted by Abraham Whitney, yeoman, with Samuel Patch and Wm. Whetcomb, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Stow, as guardian of Mary Whitney, minor under 14, child of Daniel Whitney

File #24623, Daniel Whitney, 1801

[Daniel5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Estate of Deacon Daniel Whitney of Watertown, yeoman. On 3 Dec 1801, admin. granted to and bond posted by Charles Whitney, yeoman, with Peter Harrington and Nathaniel Bright, yeomen, sureties, all of Watertown.

Inv. taken by Moses Coolidge, Leonard Bond, and Jonathan Brown, and exhibited 7 Apr 1802.

Admin. account, 10 Dec 1802.

Inv. of real estate 4 May 1804, by Moses Coolidge, Leonard Bond, and Francis Bright.

Quitclaim of Francis S. hooker, husband of daughter Catharine, mentions sons of deceased, Charles and Israel.

Distribution 5 jul 1804 to children:

  • Charles Whitney,
  • Israel Whitney,
  • Catherine,
  • Dorothy,
  • Grace,
  • Elisha.

File #24624, Dorothy and Grace Whitney, 1804

[Dorothy6 and Grace6 Whitney, Daniel5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 4 May 1804, Nathaniel R. Whitney of Watertown was appointed guardian of Dorothy and Grace Whitney, minor children over 14 of Deacon Daniel Whitney of Watertown, and posted bond with Edmund Fowle of Watertown and Jonathan Coolidge of Waltham as sureties.

File #24625, Israel Whitney, 1804

[Israel6 Whitney, Daniel5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 4 May 1804, Charles Whitney, minor over 14, certified that he nominated Nathaniel R. Whitney as his guardian.

File #24626, Elisha Whitney, 1804

[Elisha6 Whitney, Daniel5 Whitney, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 30 Nov 1801, Israel and Dorothy Whitney, minors over 14, chose Nathaniel R. Whitney as guardian. Grace, aged 12, and Elisha, age 9, also requested the same.

Later, Grace, over 14, chose the same.

4 May 1804, Nath. R. Whitney was named guardian of Elisha Whitney, minor under 14, son of Deacon Daniel Whitney.

File #24627, Daniel Whitney, 1805

[Daniel6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Sarah, widow of Daniel Whitney of Stow, renounced admin. in favor of son Asa Whitney, 2 Dec 1805.

4 Dec 1805, Asa Whitney, yeoman, was appointed admin. of the est. of Daniel Whitney, gent., late of Stow, and posted bond with Charles Whitman of Stow, physician, and Oliver Taylor of Boxborough, gent., as sureties.

Inv. 24 Dec 1805, taken by Charles Whitman, Augustus Tower(?), and John Patch.

The estate was insolvent.

Admin. account by Asa, agreed to by heirs:

  • Daniel Whitney,
  • Charles Whitman, Jr., guardian to minor children Maning, Richard, and Lucy,
  • Saml. Foster,
  • Anna Foster.

Distribution was made 26 Oct 1816 to:

  • son Asa Whitney,
  • dau. Anna Foster,
  • son John Whitney,
  • son Daniel Whitney,
  • son Joseph Whitney,
  • son Manning Whitney,
  • son Richard Whitney,
  • dau. Lucy.

File #24628, Artemas Whitney, 1806

[Artemas7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Artemas Whitney, son of Daniel Whitney of Stow, over 14, chose Charles Whitman, Jr., as guardian. He was appointed 5 Feb 1806, and posted bond with John Patch and Augustus Tower as sureties.

File #24629, John Whitney, 1806

[John7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

John Whitney, son of Daniel Whitney, over 14, chose Samuel Foster as guardian, 10 Apr 1806.

On 11 Jun 1806, Samuel Foster was appointed, and posted bond with Charles Whitman, Jr., and Asa Whitney as sureties.

File #24630, Joseph, Lucy, Manning, and Richard Whitney, 1806

[Joseph7, Manning7, Richard7, and Lucy7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Joseph, Manning, Richard, and Lucy Whitney, all under 14, had Charles Whitman, Jr., appointed guardian, 5 Feb 1806.

File #24631, Daniel Whitney, 1810

[Daniel5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1]

Will of Daniel Whitney of Sherburne, Esq., dated 15 Jul 1809:

  • wife Miriam,
  • son Aaron,
  • dau. Elizabeth Clark,
  • dau. Mary Bullard,
  • three grandsons Daniel White Whitney, Amos Whitney, and William Scot Whitney,
  • son-in-law William Clark,
  • son-in-law John Bullard.

Witn: Tapley Wyeth, James Bullard, and Andrew Bullard.

Inv. 27 Apr 1810, by Tapley Wyeth, Calvin Sanger, and Nathan Grout.

10 Jun 1810, Aaron Whitney of Sherborn was named executor.

19 Jun 1810, will of Daniel Whitney of Sherborn, presented by Aaron Whitney of Sherborn, was proved by Tapley Wyeth, James Bullard, and Andrew Bullard.

File #24632, Amos and Daniel W. Whitney, 1810

[Daniel6, Daniel5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1]

29 Apr 1810, Daniel W. Whitney and Amos Whitney, minors over the age of fourteen, both sons of Daniel Whitney, late of Boston, trader, deceased, made choice of William Clark of Sherbourn, gentleman, to be their guardian. Appointed 19 Jun 1810.

19 Jun 1810, Guardian bond posted by William Clark, of Sherbourn, gentleman, with John Bullard and James Bullard, gentleman, both of Sherbourn.

File #24633, William S. Whitney, 1810

[Daniel6, Daniel5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1]

18 Jun 1810, William Scott Whitney of Sherborne, minor, chose Mr. John Bullard of Sherborne as his guardian.

19 Jun 1810, William Scott Whitney of Sherborne, minor, upward of fourteen years old, son of Daniel Whitney, late of Boston, trader, deceased, had John Bullard of Sherborne, gentleman, appointed guardian. Bond posted by John Bullard of Sherborne, gentleman, as principal, with William Clark and James Bullard, both of Sherborne, gentlemen, as sureties.

File #24634, David Whitney, 1738

[David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Admin. granted 22 Jan 1738 to widow Rebecca Whitney of Waltham, on estate of her late husband, Daniel [sic] Whitney of Waltham, deceased. She posted bond with Benjamin Stearns of Lexington, husbandman, and Daniel Whitney of Watertown, husbandman, as sureties.

Inv. 6 Feb 1738 by Joseph Mason, Benj. Stearns, and John Taynter, exhibited 16 Apr 1739.

Inv. of real estate and dower of widow, 5 May 1746, by Joseph Mason, Joseph Bowman, Samuel Livermore, Samuel Hastings, and John Smith. Signed by:

  • Rebeckah Whitney, wid., also guardian for Nathan, Josiah, Anna, and Ruth Whitney,
  • David Whitney,
  • Beria Stearns, guardian for Jonas and Jonathan Whitney,
  • Thomas Stowell.

12 May 1746, commissioners' return, names children: David, Nathan, Josiah, Jonas, Jonathan, Rebecca Stowell, Anna, and Ruth.

30 May 1750, widows thirds settled on Nathan, second son, for distribution.

  • David Whitney, of Waltham,
  • Nathan Whitney, of Waltham,
  • Thomas Wellington, guardian of Josiah, Jonas, and Jonathan Whitney,
  • Thomas Stowell,
  • Anna Whitney,
  • Ruth Whitney.

File #24635, Anna, Jonas, Jonathan, Josiah, and Ruth Whitney, 1746

[Anna5, Jonas5, Jonathan5, Josiah5, and Ruth5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Nathan Whitney, in his 19th year, Josiah Whitney, in his 16th year, Anna Whitney, in her 21st year, and Ruth Whitney, in her 18th year, children of David Whitney, late of Waltham, chose their mother Rebekah Whitney as guardian, 2 Apr 1746.

14 Apr 1746, Rebekah whitney was appointed guardian for the above four, and posted bond with Benja. Stearns of Lexington, husbandman, surety.

14 Apr 1746, Benja. Stearns of Lexington, husbandman was appointed guardian for Jonas Whitney, in his 13th year, and Jonathan Whitney, in his 12th year, children of David Whitney, late of Waltham, and posted bond with Rebecca Whitney of Waltham, widow, as surety.

On 19 Mar 1749, Thomas Wellington of Waltham, yeoman, was appointed guardian to Josiah, Jonas, and Jonathan, sons of Daivd Whitney, all over 14. He posted bond with Benjamin Stearns of Lexington, weaver, as surety.

File #24636, David Whitney, 1766

[David5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Will of David Whitney of Waltham:

  • wife Mary,
  • son David, under 21,
  • dau. Mary Whitney,
  • dau. Sarah Whitney,
  • dau. Ruth Whitney,
  • brother Josiah Whitney appointed executor.

Dated 7 Nov 1764. Witn: Thomas Wellington, Josiah Brown, Nathaniel Bridge.

On 26 Aug 1765, will proved.

On 3 Sep 1766, Inv. taken by Thomas Wellington, Josiah Brown, and Nathaniel Bridge.

On 2 Jun 1767, Inv. exhibited by wid. Mrs. Mary Whitney.

File #24637, David Whitney, 1769

[David6, Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

On 20 Mar 1769, Waltham, David Whitney chose Mr. Josiah Whitney as guardian.

On 4 Apr 1769, Josiah Whitney, yeoman, of Waltham, was appointed guardian of David Whitney, son of David Whitney, deceased, and posted bond with Josiah Brown, yeoman, and John Lawrence, Jr., both of Waltham, as sureties.

File #24638, David Whitney, 1784

[David6, Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

Admin. on the estate of David Whitney, late of Watertown, laborer, deceased, intestate, grandted to David Bemis, yeoman, of Watertown, 4 Nov 1784. He posted bond with Jonathan Brown, Esq., and Jonas White, yeoman, of Watertown, as sureties.

List of assets and debts, 4 Mar 1785, includes 1/5 of father's estate, 2/3 of which can be obtained before the widow's death.

The estate was insolvent.

File #24639, Dorothy Whitney, 1788

[widow of Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Admin. on the estate of Dorothy Whitney, late of Watertown, widow, intestate, decd., granted 5 Sep 1788 to Simon Whitney, yeoman, of Watertown, who posted bond with Daniel Whitney, yeoman, and David Stone, yeoman, both of Watertown, as sureties.

Inv. 4 Nov 1788, by Jona Brown, Phinehas Stearns, and Saml. White.

On 8 Sep 1790, Power of attorney from Elizabeth and Henry Whitney, great-grandchildren of the deceased by her grandson Henry Whitney, also deceased, to Samuel Fisk of Watertown.

On 8 Oct 1790, the estate was settled on Simon Whitney to distribute to:

  • sister Abigail,
  • sister Joanna,
  • sister Mary,
  • sister Dorothy,
  • sister Lucy,
  • brother Daniel,
  • brother Joshua,
  • brother Elisha,
  • surviving children of brother Benjamin, decd.,
  • surviving children of Henry, son of brother Benjamin, also decd.,
    • Benjamin,
    • Elizabeth,
    • Henry,
  • surviving children of brother Israel, decd.,
    • Israel,
    • Jemima,
    • Mary,
    • Dorothy,
  • surviving children of sister Grace, decd.,
    • Daniel [Biscoe],
    • Thomas,
    • Leonard,
    • Grace.

Receipts:

  • 15 Oct 1790, Mary Woodbridge (dau. Dorothy)
  • 15 Dec 1791, Samuel Fisk, guardian of Israel and Dorothy Whitney (ch. of Israel, son of Dorothy)
  • 14 May 1792, Elisha Whitney (son of Dorothy),
  • 30 May 1792, David Fairbanks for wife Jemima (dau. of Israel, son of Dorothy),
  • 3 Aug 1792, Lucy Dana (dau. of Dorothy),
  • 21 Sep 1792, Dorothy Coolidge (dau. of Dorothy),
  • 17 Oct 1792, Abigail Fowle (dau. of Dorothy),
  • 1 Nov 1793, Joshua Whitney (son of Dorothy),
  • 14 Apr 1794, Josiah Warren, full share of Lucy Dana in her late Mother's Dower of Thirds which was set off to my said mother out of my late Father decd.'s estate. [Josiah married Lucy (Whitney) Dana, dau. of Dorothy, as her second husband.]
  • 24 Mar 1796, Stephen Cook and Fract(?) Cook, administrators of the the estate of John Cook (sons of Joanna Cook, dau. of Dorothy),
  • 16 Mar 1799, Mary Whitney (dau. of Israel, son of Dorothy),
  • 5 Jun 1799, Daniel Whitney (son of Dorothy),

File #24640, Ebenezer Whitney, 1762

[ancestry unknown]

On 3 Apr 1762, Ebenezer Whitney of Woburn chose Benjamin Wyman as guardian.

On 5 Mar 1762, Benjamin Wyman, yeoman, of Woburn, was appointed as guardian of Ebenezer Whitney, in his 16th year, son of Sarah Robinson, now Sarah Simonds of Woburn. He posted bond, with Ephraim Wyman, tanner, of Woburn, as surety.

File #24641, Elisabeth Whitney, 1804

[widow of Lemuel5, Lemuel4, Moses3, Richard2, John1]

On 12 Jan 1804, citation of heirs of Elizabeth Whitney, late of Stow, decd. No male heirs within the commonwealth. She had been dead more than 30 days. Served by George Maxwell.

File #24642, Elnathan Whitney, 1759

[Elnathan4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1]

On 14 May 1759, John Whitney, cordwainer, of Waltham, was appointed admin. of the estate of his father, Elnathan Whitney, late of Waltham, decd., and posted bond with Jonas Dix and Jonas Smith, Jr., yeomen, both of Waltham, as sureties.

On 28 May 1759, Inv. of real estate and distribution made by Jonas Smith, Daniel Child, and Jonas Dix. All was to be settled on the oldest son, John Whitney.

Inv. by same, exhibited 27 Aug 1759 by admr., taken 28 May 1759.

Admin. account, acknowledged 24 Apr 1760, Roxbury, by Ebenezer Whitney, brother of admr.

28 Apr 1760, estate settled on John Whitney, eldest son, and payments to be made to his brothers and sisters:

  • Aaron,
  • Ebenezer,
  • Elnathan,
  • Sarah.

File #24643, Elnathan and Sarah Whitney, 1760

[Elnathan5 and Sarah5, Elnathan4, Eleazar3, Thomas2, John1]

Jonas Dix, yeoman, of Waltham, on 14 Apr 1760, was appointed guardian of Elnathan and Sarah, minor children of Elnathan Whitney, over 14 years, late of Waltham. He posted bond with Jonas Smith, Jr., as surety.

File #24644, Ezekiel Whitney, 1805

[Ezekiel5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Petition by Nathl. R. Whitney, Thomas Clark, Charles Bond, and Josiah Learned, selectmen of Watertown, that a guardian be appointed for Ezekiel Whitney due to excessive drinking, dated 8 Apr 1805.

File #24645, Ezekiel Whitney, 1805

[Ezekiel5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Will of Ezekiel Whitney of Watertown:

  • son Ezekiel Whitney,
  • son Francis Whitney,
  • son Amasa Whitney,
  • son Aaron Whitney,
  • Christopher Columbus Whitney, son to my late daughter Catherine Whitney, under 21,
  • wife Catherine Whitney, she to be executrix

Dated 8 Jan 1801. Witn: Amos Bond, Abigail Bond, Hannah Bond.

On 3 Mar 1806, Watertown, the widow renounced executorship.

On 16 May 1806, Cambrdige, the widow petitioned for setoff of dower. Her husband was called Ezekiel Whitney, cordwainer.

File #24646, Francis Whitney, 1825

[Francis6, Ezekiel5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

7 Sep 1825, Mary, widow of Francis Whitney, petitioned that Leonard Whitney be appointed administrator, instead of herself.

14 Sep 1825, John Hunting, William May, and Micah Balcum were appointed to take the inventory.

Inventory taken by the same three, amounting to $1662.29, but no date is given.

On 25 Oct 1825, Leonard Whitney of Sudbury, papermaker, petitioned the court to be appointed administrator. The same day, Leonard Whitney of Sudbury, papermaker, as principal, and John J. Parkery of Sudbury, papermaker, and Lyman Carr of Stow, yeomanas sureties, posted bond of $5000, on the estate of Francis Whitney of Sudbury, papermaker, deceased.

On 11 Apr 1826, the inventory was presented to the court.

On 16 May 1826, the widow Mary told the court that the estate was insolvent, and petitioned for a part of the personal estate for her maintenance. She was granted $120.00.

9 Jan 1827, Leonard Whitney, administrator, presented a list of debts due from the estate amounting to $2194.70-1/2, leaving a shortage of $532.41. A commission of two men was appointed to examine the claims of the creditors: Augustus Tower, Esq., of Stow, and Micah Balcom, yeoman, of Sudbury.

4 Jul 1827, the report of the commissioners was presented. Accepted 4 Sep 1827.

19 Nov 1827, administrator's account presented by Leonard Whitney and accepted by the court.

20 Nov 1827, Leonard Whitney presented an accounting of Francis's half of the debts and assets of the partnership business of papermaking between them.

File #24647, George Whitney, 1752

[George4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1]

Admin. granted 6 Nov 1752 to Sarah Whitney, widow, of Holliston, on the estate of her late husband George Whitney, late of Holliston, decd., and she posted bond with Isaac Hill, yeoman, of Holliston, and James Haven, yeoman, of Framingham, as sureties.

Inv. 21 Nov 1752, Holliston, by Daniel Emerson, John Haven, James Haven. It was exhibited 8 Oct 1753.

Admin. granted 16 Feb 1756 to Joseph Cozens, yeoman of Holliston, and he posted bond with Isaac Hill, yeoman, of Holliston, and James Haven, yeoman, of Framingham, as sureties.

Inv. of real estate made by Joseph Twitchell, Isaac Hill, and Isaac Bullard, 13 Jan 1769. The entire estate was set to Isaac Whitney, only male heir. This was consented to by Isaac Whitney, James Haven, guardian to Marcy Whitney, and James Haven, Jr., guardian to Hannah Whitney.

The assignment of the estate was made 19 Jan 1768 to Isaac Whitney, he to pay his sisters Hannah Whitney and Mercy Whitney.

File #24648, Hannah, Isaac, and Mercy Whitney, 1754

[Hannah5, Isaac5, and Mercy5, George4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1]

Sarah Whitney, widow, was appointed guardian to Isaac, Hannah, and Mercy, under 14, children of George Whitney, late of Holliston, 29 Apr 1754, and she posted bond with Gershom Eames, yeoman, and Joseph Cousins, yeoman, of Holliston, as sureties.

James Haven of Framingham, yeoman, was appointed guardian of Isaac, Hannah, and Mercy, under 14, children of George Whitney, late of Holliston, 16 Feb 1756, and he posted bond with Joseph Cozens, yeoman, and Isaac Hill, yeoman, of Holliston, as sureties.

On 26 Oct 1761, Holliston, Isaac Whitney chose Mr. James Haven of Framingham as his guardian.

On 4 May 1761, James Haven, yeoman, was appointed guardian of Isaac Whitney, son of George Whitney of Holliston, and posted bond with James Haven, Jr., yeoman, and Squire Haven, yeoman, all of Framingham, as sureties.

On 13 May 1762, Hannah Whitney, age 14, cholse James Haven, Jr., as guardian.

On 14 Jun 1762, James Haven, Jr., yeoman, of Framingham, was appointed guardian of Hannah Whitney, daughter of George Whitney of Holliston, and posted bond with John Wilson, yeoman, of Framingham and Joseph Cozens, husbandman, of Holliston, as sureties.

File #24649, Gideon Whitney, 1752

[Gideon4, Isaac3, Benjamin2, John1]

Admin. granted 17 Aug 1752 on estate of Gideon WHitney, late of Hopkinton, decd., to Hannah Whitney, widow, and Thomas Bigsby, yeoman, both of Hopkinton. They posted bond with John Clark of Hopkinton, yeoman, and Joseph Norcross of Weston, as sureties.

Inv. 7 Sep 1752, Hopkinton, by John Wood, Timothy Townsend, and Thomas Peirce. It was exhibited 22 Jan 1753, by Mr. Thomas Bixbuy, admr.

File #24650, Hannah Whitney, 1775

[widow of Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Will, dated 22 Sep 1775, of Hannah Whitney of Stow.

  • son Joseph Ayers of Cambridge,
  • children of dau. Hannah Stacy, late of Ipswich,
  • son-in-law Daniel Whitney,
  • Rev. Mr. Newell (also executor).

Witn: Charles Whitman, Sarah Flint, Daniel Whitney. Proved 26 Dec 1775, by Rev. Jonathan Newell.

Receipt given 30 Oct 1776, by Joseph Ayers.

File #24651, Benjamin Whitney, 1788

[Benjamin7, Henry6, Benjamin5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 2 Oct 1788, William Hunt & Christopher Grant, Jr., selectmen of Watertown, petition that Benjamin Whitney of Watertown, aged about 18 years, son of Henry Whitney, decd., is unable to choose a guardian, being non compos mentis.

On 2 Oct 1788, William Hunt, Esq., was appointed guardian of Benjamin Whitney, son of Henry Whitney, cordwainer, late of Watertown, decd., and posted bond with Simon Whitney and Daniel Whitney, yeomen, as sureties, all of Watertown.

File #24652, Elizabeth and Henry Whitney, 1788

[Elizabeth7 and Henry7, Henry6, Benjamin5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 2 Oct 1788, William Hunt, Esq., was appointed guardian of Elizabeth Whitney and Henry Whitney, residing in Dummerston, Vermont, children of Henry Whitney, cordwainer, late of Watertown, decd., and posted bond with Simon Whitney and Daniel Whitney, yeomen, as sureties, all of Watertown.

File #24653, Hezekiah Whitney, 1812

[Hezekiah-6, Elias5, Lemuel4, Moses3, Richard2, John1]

Will of Hezekiah Whitney of Stow, dated 14 Sep 1812:

  • wife Sarah Whitney,
  • dau. Rachel Whitney,
  • dau. Sarah Whitney, under 18,
  • dau. Maryan Whitney, under 14,
  • dau. Almira Whitney, under 14,
  • son Amos Whitney, he to support his grandmother Rachel Whitney (also named executor),
  • son Hezekiah Whitney, under 14.

Witn: Augustus Tower, Samuel Gates, John Davidson. Presented by Sarah Whitney, widow, Rachel Whitney, only heir of age, and Jon Newell, Jr., guardian of minor heirs. Proved 10 Dec 1812.

Inv. 16 Dec 1812, by Augustus Tower, John Davidson, and Moses Whitney.

File #24654, Sarah Whitney, 1812

[Sarah7, Hezekiah6, Elias5, Lemuel4, Moses3, Richard2, John1]

Sarah Whitney, above 14, dau. of Hezekiah WHitney, late of Stow, chooses Jonathan Newell, Jr., as guardian, 8 Nov 1812.

On 10 Dec 1812, Jonathan Newell, Jr., physician, was appointed her guardian and posted bond, with Augustus Tower, Esq., and Ezekiel Gates, yeoman, all of Stow, as sureties.

File #24655, Almira, Hezekiah, and Mary A. Whitney, 1812

On 30 Nov 1812, a petition was made by widow Sarah Whitney that Jonathan Newell, Jr., of Stow, be appointed guardian of her minor children under 14, Maryan, Hezekiah, and Almira.

On 10 Dec 1812, Jonathan Newell, Jr., physician, was appointed their guardian and posted bond, with Augustus Tower, Esq., and Ezekiel Gates, yeoman, all of Stow, as sureties.

File #24656, Horatio Whitney, 1815

[Horatio8, David7, Ephraim6, David5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1]

On 1 Jun 1815, Enoch Wiswall, Esq., was named guardian of Horatio Whitney, minor over 14, son of David Whitney, late of Needham, Norfolk Co. He posted bond with John Hunting and Joseph Peirce as sureties, all of Watertown.

File #24657, Isaac Whitney, 1744

[Isaac4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1]

On 17 Jan 1744, Shadrach Whitney and Amos Whitney, brothers of Isaac Whitney, late of Concord, glazer, refuse admin., along with Daniel Whitney, another brother, and desire that Samuel Blood of Concord, a creditor, not be allowed admin., either, but have no objection to creditors Joseph Wright of Concord or Nathaniel Russell of Littleton.

On 28 Jan 1744, Joseph Wright requested that Nathaniel Russell be granted admin.

On 4 Feb 1744, admin. was granted to Nathaniel Russell of Littleton, yeoman, and he posted bond with Jonas Russell, Jr., gentleman, and William Barrett, husbandman, both of Westford, as sureties.

Inv. tkaen 11 Feb 1744 by Jonathan Ball, Thomas Jones, and Thos. Munroe.

The estate was insolvent.

Citation of heirs, 11 Jul 1747:

  • Mr. Ebenezer Cuttler of Weston,
  • Shadrick Whitney of Groton,
  • Amos Whitney of Townshend,
  • Jonathan Whitney of Lunenburgh.

File #24658, Isaac Whitney, 1749

[Isaac3, Benjamin2, John1]

Will of Isaac Whitney of Hopkinton, yeoman, dated 4 May 1749:

  • daughter Judith Whitney,
  • son Gideon Whitney, under 21,
  • daughter Elizabeth Whitney,
  • brother-in-law Gideon Bridges and son Gideon Whitney executors.

Witn: Benjamin WHitney, Jr., Ebenezer Goddard, Edward Goddard.

On 9 Nov 1749, Hopkinton, Ebenezer Howe, Judith Whitney, and Elizabeth How consent to the will of their father, Isaac Whitney.

Will proved 23 Oct 1749, and Gideon Bridges and Gideon Whitney appointed executors. They posted bond with Ebenezer Goddard, gent., and Benj. Whitney, husbandman, of Framingham, sureties.

File #24659, Isaiah Whitney, 1712

[[Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1]

Admin. granted 25 Jan 1711/2 to Sarah Whitney, wid. of Isaiah Whitney, late of Cambridge, decd., intestate. She, of Cambridge, posted bond with James Whitmore and John Mason, both of Cambridge, as sureties.

Inv. 10 Jan 1711/2 taken by Francis Bowman, Samuel Whitmore, and John Mason. Exhibited by widow 25 Jan 1711/2.

File #24660, Richard Whitney, 1758

[Richard5, Israel4, Ebenezer3, Richard2, John1]

On 9 Aug 1758, Dunstable, Richard Whettney, son of Israel Whettney, decd., chose Mr. Oliver Cumings for his guardian.

On 4 sep 1758, Oliver Cumings, yeoman, posted bond, with Ebenezer Butterfield, yeoman, as surety, both of Dunstable, as guardian of Richard Whitney, in his 15th year, son of Israel Whitney, late of Oxford, Worcester County.

File #24661, Israel Whitney, 1774

[Israel5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Admin. granted 20 Dec 1774 to Jemima Whitney, widow, of Watertown, on the estate of Israel Whitney, late of Watertown. She posted bond with Josiah Norcross, husbandman, of Watertown, and Eliphalet Robbins, gentleman, of Cambridge, as sureties.

Inv. taken 30 Jan 1775, £266, 5s, 2d, by Phineas Stearns, David Barnard, and Josiah Norcross.

8 Dec 1791, admin. account approved by Mary Whitney, David Fairbanks, and Jemima Fairbanks, and Samuel Fisk, guardian.

Inv. of real estate by Stephen Dana, Abner Sanderson, and Phinehas Stearns, taken 28 Sep 1792. Approved by Simon Whitney, Daniel Whitney, and Nathl. Kingsbury, guardian of heirs of Israel Whitney.

File #24662, Dorothy and Israel Whitney, 1776

[Dorothy6 and Israel6, Israel5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 21 Aug 1776, Deacon Samuel Fisk of Watertown posted bond, with Capt. Eliphalet Robins of Cambridge as surety, as guardian to Dorothy and Israel, minors under 14, children of Israel Whitney, decd., of Watertown.

File #24663, Jemima and Mary Whitney, 1776

[Jemima6 and Mary6, Israel5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 21 Aug 1776, Eliphalet Robins, gent., of Cambridge, posted bond, with Deacon Samuel Fisk of Watertown, surety, as guardian to Jemima and Mary, minors under 14, children of Israel Whitney, decd., of Watertown.

File #24664, Mary A. and Sarah B. Whitney, 1817

[Mary Ann7 and Sarah Bernard7, Israel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 14 Feb 1817, a petition was filed that a guardian be appointed for Sarah Bernard Whitney and Mary Ann Whitney, both children of the petitioner, Israel Whitney, and deceased wife Sally.

On 14 Feb 1817, Israel Whitney, yeoman, of Watertown, was appointed guardian of Sarah Bernard and Mary Ann Whitney, minors under 21, and posted bond with Nathaniel R. Whitney and Tyler Bigelow, Esqs., of Watertown, as sureties.

26 May 1817, sale of land from the estate of James Beranrd and wife Sarah in Watertown.

File #24665, Daniel, Elisha, Francis, James, Luther, Mary A., and William Whitney, 1836

Daniel7 Whitney (etc.) [Israel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1].

On 8 Aug 1836, James Whitney, Elisha Whitney, Mary Ann Whitney, and Luther Whitney, minors over the age of fourteen years, children of Israel Whitney of Marlborough, each chose their father Israel Whitney as their guardian.

On 9 Aug 1836, memorial of Israel Whitney of Marlborough, yeoman. He says that James, Elisha, Mary Ann, and Luther Whitney, are minors over the age of 14 years, and Daniel, Francis, and William Whitney, are minors under the age of 14 years; that it is necessary that a guardian be appointed; that those over 14 had chosen the petitioner, and that he is entitled to be so appointed.

On 9 Aug 1836, Israel Whitney of Marlborough, yeoman, as principal, and Rufus Stow and Hollis Eager, both of Marlborough, yeomen, as sureties, posted bond.

On 9 Jan 1838, their guardian petitioned for sale of real estate formerly owned by Charles Mills of Needham, deceased, in which the wards had an interest. Petition granted 13 Feb 1839.

On 13 Feb 1839, Israel Whitney of Marlborough, yeoman, as principal, and Rufus Stow and George Whitney, both of Marlborough, yeomen, as sureties, posted bond of $2000.00.

File #24666, James Whitney, Jr., 1754

[James5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1]

Admin. granted, 18 Mar 1754, to Patience Whitney of Sherburn, widow of James Whitney, Jr., late of Sherburn. She posted bond with Joseph Twitchel, yeoman, and Joseph Lealand, yeoman, both of Sherburn, as sureties, on her late husband's estate.

Inv. 12 Mar 1754, by Benjamin Bullard, Richd. Sanger, and Joseph Twitchel.

Admin. account 24 Oct 1757.

On 30 Mar 1764, Caleb Lealand, Joseph Twitchel, and John Morse were appointed a committee to settle estate among the heirs. Petition by Patience Damon and John WHitney.

Division made 26 May 1764 to:

  • widow Patience Deming for her dower thirds,
  • rest to only son of deceased, John Whitney.

On 18 Sep 1764, the estate was given to son John Whitney, cordwainer, of Sherborn, he to pay his sisters Martha, Abigail and Patience.

File #24667, Abigail and Martha Whitney, 1764

[Martha6 and Abigail6, James5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1]

On 24 Mar 1764, petition of Martha and Abigail Whitney, minors over 14, daus. of James Whitney late of Sherborn, decd., that Jonathan Twitchel of Sherborn be appointed their guardian. Also of Patience Dammon to appoint same to be guardian of her daughter Patience Whitney, under 14.

2 Apr 1764, Jonathan Twitchel, yeoman, of Sherborn, posted bond with Jesse Morse, yeoman, of Sherborn, as surety, as guardian of Martha and Abigail Whitney.

File #24668, Patience Whitney, 1764

[Patience6, James5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1]

2 Apr 1764, Jonathan Twitchel, yeoman, of Sherborn, posted bond with Jesse Morse, yeoman, of Sherborn, as surety, as guardian of Patience Whitney.

File #24669, John Whitney, 1754

[John6, James5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1]

On 18 Mar 1754, Joseph Lealand, yeoman, of Sherborn, posted bond, with Joseph Twichel, yeoman, of Sherburn, as surety, as guardian of John Whitney, in his 11th year, son of James Whitney, decd.

File #24670, James Whitney, 1757

[James4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1]

On 27 Jun 1757, Joseph Whitney of the district of Pepperel, innholder, posted bond, with Stephen Adams, gent., and Abraham Kendal, yeoman, both of Dunstable, as sureties, as administrator of the estate of his brother James Whitney, late of Dunstable.

Inv. 22 Jun 1757, of Ens. James Whitney, made by Abraham Kendall, John Steel, and Joseph Danforth.

Petition 27 Aug 1764, by Thomas Harwood, guardian for four minor children, and Isaac Powers, asking that Joseph Danfirth, Abraham Kendall, and Samuel Taylor, of Dunstable, and Joseph Senter and Joseph Whiting, of New Hampshire be appointed to apprise the real estate of James Whitney, late of Dunstable, decd. The first three above named were appointed.

On -- Nov 1764, report was made that the estate should not be divided, and all be set to eldest son, James Whitney. This was countersigned by Thomas Harwood, guardian.

Division of estate made 2 Apr 1765 to James Whitney, husbandman, of Dunstable, eldest son, he to pay brothers and sisters each £17, 17s, 4-1/4d. The estate was worth £146, 13s, 4d, less £3, 14s, 6d settlement costs.

Receipt given 10 Dec 1767, Jona. Whitney.

File #24671, Benjamin, Elizabeth, John, Jonathan, and Lucy Whitney, 1757

[Benjamin5, Elizabeth5, John5, Jonathan5, and Lucy5, James4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1]

On 4 Jul 1757, Thomas Harwood of Dunstable, N. H., innholder, was appointed guardian of John, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Benjamin, and Lucy, all minors under 14, children of James Whitney of Dunstable. He posted bond with William Angier of Cambridge, surety.

On 23 Oct 1760, Dunstable, petition of John and Jonathan Whitney, choosing Thomas Harwood of Dunstable as guardian.

On 5 Mar 1764, Thomas Harwood of Dunstable, N. H., innholder, was appointed guardian of John and Jonathan WHitney, over 14, sons of James Whitney, late of Dunstable. He posted bond with William Angier of Cambrdige, gentleman, suerty.

Receipts:

  • 29 Mar 1770, Dunstable, by Elizabeth Whitney,
  • 20 Jan 1772, Dunstable, by John Whitney,
  • 30 mar 1778, Dunstable, by Benjamin Whitney.

File #24672, Eleanor and James Whitney, 1757

[Eleanor5, and James5, James4, Joseph3, Jonathan2, John1]

On 1 Jul 1757, Dunstable, petition of James and Ellenor Whitney, children of Mr. James Whitney, late of Dunstable, decd., choosing their uncle Thomas Harrod as guardian.

On 4 Jul 1757, Thomas Harwood of Dunstable, N. H., innholder, was appointed guardian of James and Ellenor, minors over 14, children of James Whitney of Dunstable. He posted bond with William Angier of Cambridge, surety.

Agreement of heirs:

  • James Whitney,
  • Benjamin Whitney of Dunstable, N. H.,
  • Francis Pollard in right of his wife Elenor Pollard, of Dunstable, N. H.,
  • John Whitney of Jaffrey, N. H.,
  • Jonathan Whitney of Jaffrey, N. H.,
  • Phinehas Bennet and Elizabeth his wife, of Cockesmouth, N. H.,
  • James Bancroft and Lucy his wife of Dackersfield, N. H.,

all children and heirs of James Whitney, late of Dunstable, Massachusetts, husbandman, decd., dated 10 Nov 1774.

Receipt, 29 Mar 1770, Dunstable, by James Whitney, witnessed by Eleanor Powers.

File #24673, Martha and Sylva Whitney, 1801

[Martha7 and Sylva7, James6, Benjamin5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1]

On 5 Sep 1801, petition of Susanna Whitney, widow of James Whitney, late of Dover, decd., not to be guardian of their two daughters Martha, aged 9 the 5th of March last, and Liva, aged 5, the 2nd of December last, and asks that Capt. Peter Twitchell of Sherborn be appointed.

On 15 Sep 1801, Peter Twitchell, gent., was appointed guardian of Martha and Sylva Whitney, minors under 14, children of James Whitney, late of Dover, Norfolk Co., Mass. He posted bond with Daniel Whitney, Esq., and Timothy Hill, yeoman, as sureties.

File #24674, Benjamin, Isaac, and Martin Whitney, 1801

[Benjamin7, Isaac7, and Martin7, James6, Benjamin5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1]

James Whitney died Jun 1800, of Dover. His sons Isaac, Benjamin, and Martin, minors over 14, chose Capt. Peter Twitchell as guardian.

On 15 Sep 1801, Peter Twitchell, gent., was appointed guardian of Isaac, Benjamin, and Martin, minors over 14, children of James Whitney, late of Dover, Norfolk Co., Mass. He posted bond with Daniel Whitney, Esq., and Timothy Hill, yeoman, as sureties.

File #24675, James B. Whitney, 1815

[James Bradish7, Nathaniel Ruggles6, Simon5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

10 Oct 1815, Nathaniel R. Whitney, of Watertown, Esqr., petitioned the court for administration on the estate of James B. Whitney, late of Watertown, gentleman, deceased. Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney, Esquire, as principal, and Edmund Fowle, yeoman, and Tyler Bigelow, Esquire, as sureties, all of Watertown, posted administrator's bond for $30,000.00. Tyler Bigelow, Esq., Edmund Fowle, yeoman, and Nathaniel R. Whitney Junr., distiller, all of Watertown, were appointed to take the inventory of the estate.

Inventory taken 9 Jun 1816, Watertown, MA, by Tyler Bigelow, Nathl. R. Whitney Jun., and Edmund Fowle, amounting to $747.39.

File #24676, Jeremiah Whitney, 1761

[Jeremiah5, Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1]

Inv. 17 Dec 1760, by James Whetcomb, John Priest, and Solomon Taylor.

Admin. bond of Azubah Whitney, widow, of Stow, with Solomon Taylor, yeoman, of Stow, and James Whitcomb of Harvard in Worcester County, sureties, on the estate of her late husband Jeremiah Whitney, late of Stow, intestate, dated 22 Jun 1761.

File #24677, Joel Whitney, 1765

[Joel6, Jeremiah5, Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1]

On 8 Feb 1765, Joel Whitney shose Mr. Jeremiah Holman of Bolton as guardian.

25 Jun 1765, Jeremiah Holman of Bolton, Worcester County, posted bond, with Azubah Whitney of Stow, widow, surety, as guardian of Joel Whitney, in his 15th year, son of Jeremiah Whitney, late of Stow.

File #24678, Jeremiah L. Whitney, 1815

[Jeremiah Laughton7, James6, Richard5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Petition of James Whitney that his son Richard Whitney be granted admin. on the estate of his brother (the former's son) Jeremiah Laughton Whitney of Shirley, clockmaker, decd.

Admin. bond of Richard Whitney, Jr., of Harvard, Worcester County, stonecutter, with James Whitney and Theophiluz Manning, yeomen, sureties, all of Harvard, on the estate of Jeremiah Laughton Whitney, who died 19 Jan 1815, posted 20 Apr 1815.

Estate insolvent.

File #24679, Job Whitney, 1761

[Job5, Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1]

Will, dated 24 Mar 1761, of Job Whitney of Cambridge:

  • sister Deborah Wheeler, wife of Joseph Wheeler of Marlborough,
  • sister Persis Gooddel, wife of Nathan Goodell of Marlborough,
  • sister Sarah Joslin, wife of Abraham Joslin of Marlborough,
  • cousin Silas Whitney [unidentified],
  • cousins, children of brother Solmon Whitney of Petersham, decd., namely:
    • Meriam,
    • Benjamin,
    • Job,
    • Sarah,
  • cousin Abigail Livermore of Waltham,
  • brother Samuel Whitney of Boston,
  • sister Abigail Whitney of Boston,
  • sister Anna Whitney of Boston,
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Wells,
  • Nathan Gooddel of Marlborough, executor.

Witn: Robert Baker, Lydia Baker, Daniel Stewart. Proved 27 Jun 1761.

Inv. 4 Jul 1761, £80, 6s, 9d, by John Weeks, Robert Baker, and Micah Newton, all of Marlborough.

File #24680, John Whitney, 1673

[John1]

Will:

I John Whitny senior of Watertowne in ye county of Middlesexe: being perfect and sound in my memory and understanding blysed be god for it: doe declare this to be my last will and testement In manner and forme as followeth first: I comit 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 Whitny my meadow called beever brook meadow with yt upland yt doth pertain thereunto: and a yoake of oxen: or nine pounds ten shillings: and ten acres of my land called devedent and a trunke and one paire of sheets and one paier of pillow bee[rs] and two pewter dishes a great one and a small one: and ye bed whereon I lie with all ye furniture thereunto belonging 3ly I give unto my son Richard Whitny: ten acres of my land called devedent and two cows and a great sea chest 4ly I give unto my son Thomas Whitny ten acres of my land called devedent and two cows: and a sad colorid sute: namely a paire of breeches and a clos[blotted] coate and a pewter dish 5ly I give unto my son Jonathan Whitny: one Iron kitle and a great bras Skil[torn] 6ly I give unto my son Joshuah Whitney: twenty acres of my land called devedent: and a cubard and a litle table and a chest and a great kitle and a warmeing pan and a skillet 7ly I give unto my son Beniamen Whitny: the old mare if she like: 8ly My will is yt what of my Estate be left after all is paid out as above sd namelly of my moveables yt it be eaqually divided betweene my executors and I doe nominate and apoynt my well beloved sons John Whitny and Joshuah Whitny: to be my executors to this my will and testament and doe desire my loving freind William Bond senior: to se yt this my will be performed acording too ye true Intent of it as is aforesaid and doe put to my hand this 3d: of Aprill: 1673: ye enterline in ye line of ye word: devided: was don before any subscribeing or sealling In ye presence of up: William Bond senior Sarah Bond senior the marke of X John Whitny senior 17 . 4 . 73. at charlestown Court Attested on oath by Wm. Bond & Sarah his wife as attested. Thos Danforth Esq. This is an Inventory of ye estate of mr John Whitnie senior: taken this: 4th of June 1673: by us whose nams are heer unto subscribed. Inpri: Weareing cloths l - s - d. a sad colerid sute coat and breeches : 1 - 10 - 0 ye [ ]st of both lenin and woollin and shoos stocking hats gloves : being much worne: 2 - 10 - 0 ye bed wheareon he lay with all the furniture thereunto belonging - - - - - - - - - - - 5 - 0 - 0 three pillow beers three sheets and three small old table cloaths - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - 0 - 0 an old fether boltster and fether pillow - - - - - 0 - 12 - 0 A sea chest - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 10 - 0 two old chests an old trunk an old boxe and an old cubbard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 14 - 0 two old tables one forme fowr old chairs - - - - - 1 - 0 - 0 three pewter platers one bason a sucer an old quart pot an old pewter botle and a chamber pot - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 12 - 0 a brass kitle 2 brass skillits a brass skimer a warmeing pan a small brass morter a litle ladle of brass - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - 2 - 0 an Iron pott and pot hooks a tramell a Iron kitle a spit a smoothing Iron and two old frieng pans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - 5 - 0 three earthin vessells a great grater two cheeny dishes a dosen of trenchers a woodne dish three cheas moak - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 3 - 0 a small trevit a paire of tongs and a small paire of scalls a pound and half in weights a spindle for a wheele and a Iron bullet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 2 - 0 a churne and other lumber - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 5 - 0 fowre cows - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 - 0 - 0 two oxen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 - 10 - 0 a old mair - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - 10 - 0 an old sadle and pillion - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 10 - 0 an old paire of hoops and boxes for a cart a paire of Iron pins for ye extree paire of lince pins and washers - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 10 - 0 a chaine a Iron bar a spoone of Iron an old adze a set for a saw 2 wedges and a Iron pin for a cart a hay crome and other of Iron - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 12 - 0 a grind stone with ye Iron to it - - - - - - - - - 0 - 4 - 0 an old haire a cart rope and old bugy 2 old qusons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 12 - 0 fifty acres of of land called devident: 25 - 0 - 0 three acres of meadow at bever brooke: with an acres and half of upland to it - - - - - - 20 - 0 - 0 an acre of meadow called plaine meadow - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 - 0 - 0 a forke and a shovell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 2 - 0 all so a dete of - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - 14 - 0 At a coun court at charlstown 17 . 4 . 1673 Joseph Underwood Sworne by ye Exsecutors as abbove William Bond Thos Danforth Sr. Nathan Fiske, Junior

File #24681, John Whitney, 1692

[John2, John1]

Know all men by these p'sents that we Ruth Whitney Relict widow of John Whitney late of Wtaertowne in ye County of Middx. in ye Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England, John Whitney & Benjamin Whitney as Principle and Munning Sawin * Joseph Whitney of said Watertowne in ye County and Province aforesd Sureties are hold and stand firmly bound and obliged unto James Russell Esqr in ye full Sum of five hundred pounds Current Money of New England to be paid unto ye said James Russell, his Successors in ye office of Judge of ye Probate of Wills and granting Administration or Assigns. Is the true payment whereof We do binde ourSelves our heires Executors & Amdrs. Jointly and Severally firmly by these prsents Sealed wth our Seals. Dated in Charlestowne Decembr. 23d: Anno Domini 1692 Anno RRis & Regina Gulielmi & Maria Anglia &c: Quarto - - - - The Condition of this Obligation is Such yt if ye above bounden Ruth Whitney John Whitney & Benjamin Whitney Administrators of all & Singular ye goods Chattells Rights and Creditts of ye said Deced, which have or shall come to ye hands possesion or knowledge of ye said Ruth Whitney John WHitney & Benjamin WHitney or into ye had & Possession of any other prson or prsons for them and ye Same so made Do Exhibit in to ye Registers Office of ye said county, at or before the Twenty third Day of March next, And ye same goods Chattells Rights & Creditts and all other ye goods Chattells Rights & Creditts of ye Said Deced. at ye time of he Death which at any time after shall Come to ye hands or Possession of ye said Ruth Whitney John Whitney & Benjamin Whitney or any other prson or prsons for them do well & truly administer according to Law, And further do make or cause to be made a Just and true account of their Administration at or before ye Twenty fourth Day of December next in ye year of our Lord 1693: And all ye rest and residue of Said goods Chattells Rights & Creditts which shall be found remaining upon ye Admrs. account, the Same being first Examined and allowed of by ye Judge of Judges for ye Time being of Probate of Wills & granting of Administrations within ye Sd County Middsex. Sahll deliver and pay unto Such prson or prsons respectively, as ye Said Judge or Judges by his or their Decree or Sentence prsuant to Law Shall Limit andappoint. And if it shall hereafter appear that any Last Will & Testament was made by ye sd. Deced. And ye Executor or Executors therein named do Exhibit the Same unto ye Said Court of Probate, makeing request to have it allowed & approved accordingly. If ye Said Ruth Whitney John Whitney & Benjamin WHitney within-bounden being thereunto required Sorender and Deliver the said Letters of Adminis- tration (approbation of Such Testament being first had & Made) into ye Registers Office of Said County. Then this obligation to be voide and of noe effect, or Else to remaine in full force & vertue & good in Law. ---- Jno WHitney & Benjamin Interlined four times on ye Contrary side before Signing & Sealing. Signed, Sealed & Dld. In prsence of Ruth Whitney R W her () Samll. Phipps Regr. Marks seal David Jennezen John Whitney () Benjamin B Whitney his () mark & Seal -------------------------- the Estat An Inventory of ^ houses land and moveabls belonging to John Whitny late of Watertown deceased presented to be apprized by us whose names are underwritten ----------------------------------------------------------------- Imp. A homstall and dwelling house and barn and three acres of land |25|00|00 and six acre of of land on the other sid of the way ---------- |18|00|00 and three acres of pasture land purchased of Henry freeman ---- |08|00|00 and seventeen acres of land purchase of father Arnold -------- |34|00|00 and ten acres of plough land on the letle plain -------------- |10|00|00 and fourty acres of Divinden land ---------------------------- |20|00|00 and ten acres of devenden land somtime Mr Whitnys ------------ |06|00|00 and twenty four acres of upland being at stony brook --------- |08|00|00 and five score acres of land called farm land ---------------- |36|00|00 one parcel of meadow lying upon beaver brook ----------------- |09|00|00 meadow at plain meadow --------------------------------------- |03|00|00 meadow at weast meadow --------------------------------------- |01|10|00 tooe acors and a haf of meadow at stony brook ---------------- |05|00|00 and won acor more of meadow at stony brook ------------------- |02|00|00 and a acor and haf of meaow adioining to good man |00|00|00 Harronton ---------------------------------------------------- |02|05|00 sixe acors of meadow by thomas wilsons ----------------------- |07|10|00 won acor of meadow lying in the farm ------------------------- |01|10|00 sixe acors of meadow lying by iohn Livermors ----------------- |05|00|00 inglish corn and hay ----------------------------------------- |05|14|00 ingin corn and bens ------------------------------------------ |03|10|00 won cow and tooe heffers ------------------------------------- |04|10|00 won hors ----------------------------------------------------- |05|00|00 twenty saven shepe and lams ---------------------------------- |05|00|00 swine -------------------------------------------------------- |03|00|00 molt --------------------------------------------------------- |00|12|00 waring clothis ----------------------------------------------- |03|00|00 thare is in cash --------------------------------------------- |25|17|10 munny that is lent ------------------------------------------- |02|00|00 a bead and beading ------------------------------------------- |05|00|00 shets and pillow bears --------------------------------------- |02|00|00 won tabel cloth and a dusen of napkins ----------------------- |01|00|00 fouar towels ------------------------------------------------- |00|02|00 won littel flok bead and blainkit and pillow ----------------- |00|10|00 books -------------------------------------------------------- |00|15|00 sent --------------------------------------------------------- |00|10|00 puter -------------------------------------------------------- |00|08|00 bras --------------------------------------------------------- |00|15|00 eyron pots and tooe trammils and a payer of brass pots ------- |00|08|00 fryen pan tongs and pele and spit and a cobyern[?] ----------- |00|08|00 one come and morter ------------------------------------------ |00|05|00 ewtensels for husbantry -------------------------------------- |02|10|00 kays sifs and penchers and earthen pans ---------------------- |00|08|00 tooe cubbards won tabel and form and thre chayars ------------ |00|00|00 and thre chuchins and tooe chests ---------------------------- |01|02|00 won cartrope and brydel -------------------------------------- |00|05|00 ould cask and a fan ------------------------------------------ |00|13|00 This inventory ws taken on the twenty sixth of Octobur in the years 1692 By us Elnathan Beeres Thomas Hamond -------------------------- xbr: 23. 92: Ruth Whitney John Whitney and Benjamin Whitney Admitted Administrators on ye Estate of John Whitney of Watertowne Deced Intestate, prsonally appeared before me & made oath that this Containes a true Inventory of ye Estate of said John Whitney deced So far as coms to theire knowledge & yt when more appears they well Cause it to be Added Samll Phipp Regr. Jurat Cora. Ja: Russell ------------------------- Watertowne March 1st: 1692/3 Articles of Agreemt. by the widow of John Whitney late of watertowne Deced. & his children refering to the settlemt. of the Estate he dyed seized of are as followeth I[mprimis] they do mutually agree that the will that he left under his hand shall be the rule of the division of said estate wth the exceptions & alterations here after mentioned. vizt: they do mutually agree yt whereas by said will Jno. Whitney & Benjamin Whitney are enjoined to pay to the five Daughters 10 ll. a piece in [conterey] pa[y] viz John 10 ll & Benjamin 10 ll. in ye space of ten yeares after the widows decease the said ten pound shall be paid in maner as is expressed wthin 10 yeares from the date of this writing . & whereas the will give ye sd daughters the profit of ye orchard for [ ] yeares after their mothers decease it is agreed is agreed [sic] yt yy shall relinquish their interest therein on consideration that Jno & Benjamin shall pay to each of them ten pounds a piece in current money to their 5 sisters in the space of ten yeares from the date as above said. 2 Whereas by will the lands divised to the sons are entailed it is like wise mutually agreed that ye said lands as disposed by will to each of ye sons shall be to them their heires & Assignes forever 3 It is also mutually agreed that Nathanll & Samuel shall have all the meadow yt lyes wthin ye farme yt was the said Jno Whitneys deced. Whereas the will enjoines Nathll Samll & Joseph to pay to pay each of them 5 ll. to their 5 sisters in conterey pay withing 5 yeares after their mothers decease it is mutually agreed that the same shall be paid within 5 yeares after ye date of this writing as above sd: lastly, whereas the will enjoines Nathll * Samll to Cutt make & carry unto the widow their mother each of them a load of hay annually the said widow doth relinquish her right & interest in ye farme. ------------------------ The widow and Relict of John Whitny deseast and allso all the sons and daughters of said John Whitny died agree to the abovesaid writing the 1 of March 1692/3 in the presence of William Bond Senior ---------------------------------- Febr 26 1685 I John Whitney senior of Watertowne in the County of midlsexe being perefit and sound in my intensions and understanding blesed be god for it do declare this to be my last will and testament I remit my soule in to the hands of the [Ulease?] god that gave It and and my body to the earth. 1. I give to my wife my dweling house and barne so land as she lives my wido if she mary then to my son that 3 acorss on which my hous stands: [illegible insertion in margin] 6 acors on the other sid the way and all my [ ]after land and all my swine and 2 cows and my horse an yoke oxen 6 [ ] shep: all my [ ]insen stof beding and all the com[ ] in my house and barne: and what mony that I lost unvoile away: and she shall have [ ] at his Deses to five to his 5 Daughter what 2. I give to my Sone John Whitne or his son John if he be not living my dwelling house and my Barne - - - 3. I give to my sone Nathanell Whitne half my farme and half my medo in ... 4. I give to my sone Samuel half my farme and medo and half ... 5. I give to my son Joseph whitney my Land at Stony brook 14 acors of low ... and my share with Brother Harinton 6. I give to my Son Begamin all ye Land that I bought of Thomas Arnall meddo and paster Land after his mothers deses with half ... 7. I give to my daughter Ruth 40 shillings in mony to be paid at my deses if not Spent and a shar of Shep if any be and after my wife dese and equall shar of my movable goods ... 8. I give to my Dafter Mary 40 Shilings in mony to be paid at my dese if not Spent befor my Dese and on cowe: and a share of Shep if any be: and after my wife Dese an eqall shar of my movabl goods on putr platr mark RR and M: and what ... 9. I give to my daughtr Sara 40 shilings in mony ... 10. I give to my daughtr Elisabeth 40 shiligs in mony at my dese if not ... 11. I give to my daughtr Hanah 40 shiligs in mony to be paid at my dese ... 12. I give to my five daughters my orchard ... [wife nmaed executrix] My will is that if any of my sons or Sone in Laws or Daughtrs be quarlesom by gong to Law or trublesom to thr brethren: I say the sheall lose ther share of what i have bequathd them I desir the shold live in Love to go and on toward another. Our funarle expenss shall be paid out of thr mony and tht rest to be after ward devid to my daughters each on a bating if he want what i gave them. And i do subscrib and sele this my last wile in the year 1690 John Whitney Senior ------------------------- Mar 13: 92/3 These psons named and Concorded vizt Ruth Whitney widow of sd Jno Whitney, John Whitney, Joseph Whitney, Nathanll. Whitney, Benjamin Whitney, Phillip Shattuck attorney to Enoch Lawrence & Ruth his wife, Mary Whitney, Danll. Harrington and Sarah his wife, Hannah Whitny all and each of them appearing in a Court of Probate before James Russell, Esqr. Judge of Probate, and acknowledged their free consent to all the Articles and Agreements within written to which they have Sett their hands & Seals as attests Ja: Russell 24 Mar 92/3. ------------------------ The widdow and Relict of John Whitnie of Watertowne deseaset and all the sons and daughters of the said John Whitnie did agree to what is contained within this writeing referring to the devission of the estate of John Whitnie: this was agreed to the first of March: 1692/3 In the presence and hereing of William Bond senior } Jonathan Remington } As a comitte apoynted by teh jude of probate of Wills Simon Stone } and doe concur with what is within expressed in order Thomas Hamond } to the settlement of the estate of said John Whitnie within mentioned late of watertowne now deseaset and doe judge said setlement to be just and eaquall to all ye legatees to said Estate. --------------------- Charlestowne, March: 14th 92/3 By ye Honourable James Russell Esqr. Wm. Bond Senr., Jonathan Remington Simon Stone & Thomas Hammond a Committe appointed appearing before ye Honourable Jame Russell Esqr. Judge of Probate & made oath that in theire prsence all ye prsons within named did fully and freely agree to the within written Articles and Agreements, and yt all and every of them, but two, vizt Samll Whitney & Danll. Warren did Sign and Seal ye Same. And llikewise yt they Judge this to be a just and equall division as near as they Could according to Law haveing respect unto ye Imperfect will as within mentioned which is on vile. Samll Phipps Regr. Jas: Russell -------------------------- Articles of Agreement mutually Concluded & Agreed upon this 12th day of March Anno. Domi. 1692/3 By Ruth Whitney widow & Relict of John Whitney late of Watertowne Deceased And John Whitney ~ Nathanll. Whitney, Samuel Whitney, Joseph Whitney & Benjamin WHitney sons of said John Whitney Deced. Also Enoch Lawrence, Daniel Herrington, & Daniel Warren his sons in law & Mary & Hannah his Daughters unmarried, concerning & referring to ye selement of the Estate of said John Whitney Deceased are as followeth. That whereas ye aforesaid John Whitney deced. did leave at his death an imperfect will wherin he hath signified how he would that his estate should be disposed after his death. The persons abovenamed have mutually agreed & Concluded, that with ye alterations hereafter mentioned the aforesaid will shall be ye rule of the division of Said Estate ~ ~ Whereas by said will John Whitney & Benjamin Whitney were enjoined to pay each of them Ten pounds in Countrey pay to their five sisters in the space of ten yeares next after their mothers decease they do mutually agree that the same shall be paid in maner. abovesaid in ten years from the date of these Articles. And whereas the five Daughters of said John Whitney deced. were by the said will to enjoy ye Profits of ye orchard for five yeares from their mathers decease it is agreed they shall relinquish their Claime thereto. In Consideration whereof the said John & Benjamin whall each of them pay ten pounds in Currant money to ye said five Daughters in ten yeares from ye date abovesaid ~ Whereas also Nathanael Samuel & Joseph were by Said will to pay their five sisters, each of them three, fifty shillings in five yeares after their mothers decease, It is agreed that it be paid them in five years from ye date as above. It is also mutually agreed that Nathanael & Samuel shall have all ye meadow that lyes in the farme which did belong to their father John Whitney deced. ~ Whereas the lands devised amongst the sons are by said will Entailed, it is agreed that the said entaile shall be cut off or abated, & that ye said lands according as devised shall be to them their heirs & assigns for ever ~ Whereas by said will Nathanael & Samuel were enjoined to cut cut, make & to carry home to their mother each of them a load of hay yearly during her naturall life it is mutually agreed that it shall be abated ~ ~ Finally it is agreed that wth the Alterations above mentioned that the will aforesaid be firme & valid to all Intents & purposes whatsoever ~ ~ In witness to all & singular ye Articles abovesaid, the perons abovementioned have herreunto put their hands & seales the day & yeare abovementioned. Benjamin Whitney () the marke of () Ruth X Whitney Phillip Shattuck Attorney to Enoch () John Whitney () Lawrence Nathanael Whitney () the marked of Mary X Whitney () () Daniel Herington Joseph Whitney () Sary his wife () () [above in handwriting of Nathanael Whitney] -------------------------- Bee it Known unto all men by these presents That wee the Subscribers being sons and Daughters of John Whitny Late of ~ Watertown in the County of Middx. Deceased, wee haveing when the will of our Honoured Father to be our Rule for Division of sd. Estate according to the Articles of Agreement mutually agreed on by us on March 12th 1692/3. Wee have Received and do acknowledge the Receit of all Dues and Demands that we have or Justly might have Right to the Estate left by our Honoured Father John Whitney aforesd., and wee Each for ourselves our heires Extrs. admrts. do acknowledge the Receit thereof; of and from John and Benja. WHitney admtrs. to our sd. Fathers Estate and we do hereby Quite Climing to any further Right in sd. Estate from sd. John & Benja. Whitney administrs. as aforsd. Otherwayes then as they have given under their hands to secure our Reversions spesified in their accounts Exhibited to the judge of Probates. In witness whereof we have set to or. hands & seales this 27th Day of April 1695 in the seventh year of their maties. Reign. In the presanc of us John Whitney () witneses. Saml. Gookin Benimian Whitney () William Shattuck his: O :marke Pelatiak Whittemore Joseph Whitney () William Shattuck in the } Phillip Shattuck () behalf of phillip Shattuck } the mark of John Benjamin & Joseph Whitny, } Marey : X Whitney () William Shattuck in ye behalfe of } his Brother phillip Shattck & also Mary } Daniel Herrington () Whitny Daniel Herrington & Hannah Whitney } psonally appeared & Acknowledged } () ye Abovesaid writeing to be their Act } & Deed Dated in Charlestowne ye 6 } the Marke of of May 1695 Coram } Hannah X Whitney () Ja. Russell } -------------------------- Middlesex John & Beniamin Whitney Administrators of All & Singular the Estate Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of their honored ffather John Whitney late of Watertowne in the Said County deceased are Debitors for all and Singular the Goods Chattels Rights Credits & Estate fo the Said deceased Specified in An Inventory thereof made and Exhibited into the Registry of ye £ s d Said County of Middlesex Amo. to £274 12s 10d ------------- |274|12|10 THe abovesd Adminstrators pray they may be | | | allowed for the following ye amonts according to Articles | | | of Agreement Mutually Concluded & Agreed on March 12, | | | 1692/3 By the Relict Widdow of the Aforesd John Whitney | | | and all the Sonns and daughters of sd. Whitney referring to the | | | Devision of the above Estate ----------------------------- | | | To Ruth Whitney Relict of Jno Whitney the Homestall Conteining one house barne & three acres of Land at ------- | 25| 0| 0 To Seventeen acres Land purchased of Arnold ------------------ | 34| 0| 0 To Six Acres Land on ye other Side the high way -------------- | 18| 0| 0 To Six Acres purchased of Hen ffreman ------------------------ | 9| 0| 0 To Tenn Acres upland on ye Little plain ---------------------- | 10| 0| 0 |--------- | 95| 0| 0 |--------- To one Cow & heifer at 3£ Swine 3£ -------------------------- | 6| 0| 0 To one horse at 3£: 6 sheep at 1£ 2s ------------------------- | 4| 2| 0 To Indian Corne & Beans -------------------------------------- | 3|10| 0 To English Corn & Hay ---------------------------------------- | 5|14| 0 To Malt 12sh In Cash £15-7-10 ------------------------------- | 15|19|10 To Sheets pillow cotts Napkins &c ---------------------------- | 3| 0| 0 To One ffeather bed a fflock bed & furniture ----------------- | 5|10| 0 To Towells & ffruit 12sh pewter & bras 23sh ----------------- | 1|15| 0 To a spit Tramells pothookes & pott etc. --------------------- | 1| 9| 0 To a Cubbert table, Chaires & Old Caske ---------------------- | 1| 5| 0 |--------- | 48|14|10 |========= Somma |143|14|10 To John Whitney besides what is in Reversion | | | to twenty Acres of Dividend Land ----------------------------- | 10| 0| 0 to two Acres & A half of Meadow at --------------------------- | 3|15| 0 to A pcell of Meado At Beaver brook -------------------------- | 4|10| 0 to plain Meadow ---------------------------------------------- | 3| 0| 0 to Utensills for husbandry ----------------------------------- | 1| 5| 0 to A great Bible nill ------- |--------- | 22|10| 0 |--------- To Nathaniell Whitney viz | | | to fifty Acres farm land at | 18| 0| 0 to two and a half Acres Meado by Jno Livermore | 2|10| 0 to one Acre & quarter of Meado lying in ye farm | 1| 5| 0 to a book of Doctor pressons | 0| 0| 0 |--------- | 22| 5| 0 |========= |188| 9|10 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- p Contra Creditor | | | | | | By Severale Paiments on ye other Side ------------- | | | |188| 9|10 To Samuel Whitney fifty Acres ffarm Land ---------- | 18| 0| 0| | | to ditto two & A half Acres Meado Livermores ------ | 2|10| 0| | | to One Acre & Quarter ditto in ye ffarm ----------- | 1|15| 0| | | to One booke -------------------------------------- | 0| 0| 0| 22| 5| 0 To Joseph Whitney twenty fower Acers of Land | | | | | | at Stony brook ------------------------------- | 8| 0| 0| | | to one Acre of Meadow at sd Brook ----------------- | 2| 0| 0| | | to two & half Acres more ditto -------------------- | 5| 0| 0| | | to five Acres Dividend Land 3.0.0 ---------------- | 3| 0| 0| | | to one Acre Meadow in west Meadow ----------------- | 1| 0| 0| | | to Our ffathers wearing Cloathes at --------------- | 3|15| 0| | | to one book By fields ----------------------------- | 0| 0| 0| 22|15| 0 To Benjamin Whitney besides Reversion | | | | | | to twenty Acres Dividend Land at ------------------ | 10| 0| 0| | | to a parcell Meado at Beaver Brook ---------------- | 4|10| 0| | | to two Acres & a half ditto ----------------------- | 3|15| 0| | | to five Acres Dividend Land ----------------------- | 3| 0| 0| | | to Untensills for husbandry & A Book mr. Smiths --- | 14| 5| 0| 22|10| 0 12-6-0 To Ruth Whitney Alias Larrance Secured to her | 9|10| 0 14-16-0 To Mary Whitney with her part of tenn acres in ye plaine | 10|10| 0 14-16-0 To Danill Herrington & his wif Sarah [ ] part | | | of tenn Acres of Land in ye little plain ---- | | | 13-16-0 To Daniell Warrin & his wife Elizabeth with their | | | part of tenn Acres of Land in ye little plain | 10|10| 0 14-16-0 to Hanna Whitney with her part of tenn Acres of land | | | ------- in the little plain | 10|10| 0 70-10-0 there is likewise for the Daugthers their Reversion of what may be left by their mother to William Shattuck Sonn of Jno Shattuck ----------------------- 0 - 7 - 2 --------------- Somma £307 - 17 - 2 Neat there is left by ye Administrators in their Mothers handes in Land wch they are Debitor for £ 33 - 5 - [ ] --------------- Somma £274 - 12 - [ ] Dated in Charlestowne ye 27 May 1695 John Whitney I doe Allow and Approve of the Abovewsaid Benjamin X Whitney Accompt finding that the Administrators are his marke Considerably indisburse on the Estate which they Expect After their Mothers decease Ja: Russell

File #24682, John Whitney, 1731

[John3, Jonathan2, John1]

Incomplete and undated bond signed by James Whitney, Richard Haven, and Richard Sanger.

Admin. on the estate of John Whitney, late of Framingham, husbandman, granted to his son James Whitney of sd Town. He posted bond of £800 with Richard Haven of Framingham, husbandman, and Richard Sanger of Sherborn, blacksmith, as sureties, 27 Feb 1731.

Inv. 5 Apr 1732, by Benja. Whiteny, Hezekiah RIce, and William Ballard, amounting to £619 14s 7d.

Exhibited 22 May 1732 by James Whitney, admr.

Admin. account, 22 May 1732, presented 3 Sep 1733.

1 Jul 1726, bond of John Whitney of Framingham to son James.

24 Mar 1734/5, Capt. John Gleason, Dea. John Adams, Ens. Micah Stone, Mr. James Mellen, all of Framingham, and Mr. Benjamin Muzzey of Sherborn, appointed a committee to apprize the real estate of the deceased and distribute it.

22 May 1735, Inv. of the real estate. Children:

  • James Whitney,
  • Elizabeth, wife of Jonathan Willard,
  • Mary, wife of Danll. Moore,
  • Lydia, wife of Richard Haven,
  • Hannah, wife of Zekel Rice.

20 Nov 1738, real estate settled on son James, he to pay to:

  • sister Elizabeth Willard's heirs (two children Mary and Abigail now of age, also Daniel, Jonathan, John, Josiah, and Benjamin Willard),
  • sister Mary Moore,
  • sister Lydia Haven,
  • sister Hannah Rice.

File #24683, John Whitney, 1741

[John5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1]

Will, dated 31 Oct 1741, of John Whitney of Framingham:

  • wife Abigail, all moveable estate except wearing apparel, cart and wheels,
  • brother James, cart and wheels,
  • brethren James, Micah, Benjamin, Ezra, and Daniel, wearing apparel.

Executor: wife Abigail. Witn: Edward Learned, Wm. Greenwood. Proved 7 Dec 1741.

Executor's bond posted 7 Dec 1741, by widow Abigail Whitney of Framingham, with Edward Learned, husbandman, and William Greenwood, weaver, both of Sherborn, as sureties.

File #24684, John Whitney, 1760

[John4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

Will, 17 Nov 1749, of John Whitney of Weston.

  • wife Sarah,
  • son Joseph (also executor), all and in Weston & Waltham, all cattle, and utensils of husbandry,
  • son Isaac, £80,
  • son Zachry., £70,
  • son John, £70,
  • son Abrahm., £70.

Witn: John Warren, Elisha Warren, Ebenr. Cutler. Proved 15 Dec 1760.

Executor's bond posted 15 Dec 1760, by Joseph Whitney, husbandman, with John Warren, gentleman, of Weston, as surety.

File #24685, John Whitney, 1776

[John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

John Whitney of Watertown. Heirs cited 18 May 1776:

  • Abraham Whitney of Watertown,
  • Stephen Whitney of Watertown,
  • Ezekiel Whitney of Watertown.

Real estate apprized by Jonas Dix, Jonathan Brown, and Saml. White, 25 Dec 1779, amounting to £4940-0-0.

Admin. bond posted 28 May 1776, by Abraham Whitney, yeoman, of Watertown, with Ayres Tayntor and David Coollidge, all yeomen, of Watertown, as sureties.

File #24686, John Whitney, 1782

[John6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Admin. bond posted 13 Mar 1782 by Mary Whitney of Lincoln, widow, on the estate of John Whitney late of Lincoln, yeoman, with William Marshfield (or Maxwell), yeoman, and Levi Wheeler, tanner, as sureties, both of Stow.

Inv. 13 Mar 1782, amounting to £156 3s 2d, taken by James Adams, James Parks, and Joseph Russell. It was presented 11 Sep 1782 and exhibited by Daniel Whitney, attorney to the admin. Mary Whitney.

Admin. account 10 Sep 1783.

Additional admin. account, 3 May 1784, Harvard.

12 May 1784, Daniel Whitney, Capt. William Whetcomb, and John Patch, all of Stow, were appointed to divide the land of John Whitney from that of Richard, both inherited under terms of the will of their father, Daniel Whitney.

On 12 Oct 1784, appraisal was made, coming to £25 0s 0d.

File #24687, Jonathan, Mary, and Sarah Whitney, 1782, and Polly Whitney, 1795

[Jonathan7, Mary7, and Sarah7, John6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Guardian bond dated 9 Oct 1782, by Abraham Whitney, yeoman, of Stow, with Samuel Patch and William Whitcomb, gentlemen, sureties, all of Stow, as guardian of Mary, Jonathan, and Sarah, under 14, children of John Whitney, husbandman, late of Lincoln.

Guardian bond dated 16 Apr 1792, by Daniel Whitney, gentleman, of Stow, with Abraham Whitney, Jr., gentleman, and Ezekiel Gates, blacksmith, both of Stow, as sureties, as guardian of Polly and Jonathan Whitney, over 14, children of John Whitney, yeoman, late of Lincoln.

Guardian bond dated 19 Sep 1797, by Daniel Whitney, gentleman, of Stow, with Oliver Taylor Davis, of Boxborough, yeoman, and Francis Nurse of Harvard, yeoman, as sureties, as guardian of Sarah Whitney, over 14, daughter of John Whitney, yeoman, late of Lincoln.

File #24688, John Whitney, 1826

[John7 Silas6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

3 Aug 1826, Susan Whitney, widow of John Whitney, late of Cambridge, deceased, intestate, declined administration, and requests William J. Whipple, of Cambridge, Esq., to be appointed instead.

8 Aug 1826, petition of William J. Whipple states that John Whitney, yeoman, of Cambridge, had died on 22 Jun 1826, intestate, leaving a widow and five minor children, and requests that he, Whipple, be granted administration, the widow having declined. He was so appointed. William J. Whipple of Cambridge, Esq., as principal, with Eliab W. Metcalf, of Cambridge, Esq., and Israel Porter, of Cambridge, yeoman, as sureties, posted bond of $30,000.00.

1 Aug 1826, Levi Farwell, Eliab W. Metcalf, and William Brown, all of Cambridge, were appointed to take the inventory of John Whitney, deceased, of Cambridge, gentleman. Inventory was taken by the above three appraisers, totaling $17,279.01. It was presented to the court on 8 Aug 1826,and accepted by the court.

On 8 Aug 1826, widow Susan Whitney said the estate would be insolvent, and requested that the court grant her part of the personal estate as maintenance.

On 8 Aug 1826, the personal estate was ordered to be sold at public auction. Proceeds on 6 Apr 1827 were $1135.83, which was a loss of $46.15 from the value in the inventory.

On 15 May 1827, the administration account was presented and accepted by the court.

On 28 May 1827, an account revealed that the estate owed to various persons $14,217.51, against personal estate valued at $7,848.60, leaving a balance of $6,368.91, which would be covered by sale of real estate valued at $12,000.00. The court ordered sale of the real estate.

On 18 Jun 1827, a second adminstration bond was posted by the same people, for $30,000.00, in order to ensure sale of the real estate, and William J. Whipple swore to sell it to the best of his ability. Notice of the sale was given. On 14 Aug 1827 it was reported to the court that it was sold to Joseph Thompson of Charlestown for $10,000.00.

Persons interested in the estate: Susan Whitney, widow; Edwd. Mellen in right of his wife Sophia W.; John Whitney; and minors and wards of Wm. Hilliard, viz. Susan, Mary Jane, and George Henry.

Second administration account, presented to the court 9 Aug 1831.

10 Jan 1832, distribution was made of $467.00 to each of the five children: Edward Mellen in right of his wife Sophia W., John Whitney, Susan Whitney, Mary Jane Whitney, and George Henry Whitney.

Receipts were given 12 and 13 Jan 1832 by each heir, the minors by their guardian William Hilliard.

File #24689, George H., John, Mary J., Sophia, and Susan Whitney, 1827

[George Henry8 (etc.), John7 Silas6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

15 May 1827, personally appeared John Whitney, Sophia Whitney, and Susan Whitney, minors over the age of 14 years, children of John Whitney, late of Cambridge, gentleman, deceased, intestate, and made choice of Wm. Hilliard of Cambridge, Esq., to be their guardian. He petitioned that he be appointed guardian of those three, and also Mary Jane Whitney and George Henry Whitney, minor children of John Whitney, late of Cambridge, deceased, under the age of 14 years. He was appointed their guardian that day. The same day William Hilliard, of Cambridge, Esq., as principal, and Eliab W. Metcalf, Esq., and James Brown, bookseller, both of Cambridge, posted bond of $50,000.00.

21 Mar 1837, George Henry Whitney, minor over the age of 14 years, son of John Whitney of Cambridge, deceased, chose John Whitney [his older brother] to be his guardian. He was so appointed. John Whitney of Cambridge, gentleman, as principal, and Alexander Morrissey, apothecary, and Abel Willard, innholder, both of Cambridge, posted bond of $2000.00.

File #24690, Jonathan Whitney, 1702

[Jonathan2, John1]

Will of Jonathan Whitney of Sherborne, 21 Dec 1702:

  • son Jonathan Whitney,
  • son John Whitney,
  • son Josiah Whitney,
  • son Joseph Whitney,
  • son Benjamin Whitney,
  • daughter Lydia Adams,
  • daughter Abigail Whitney,
  • grandhicld Benjamin Fisher, under 18,
  • grandchild Anna Fisher, uder 18.
  • executors, sons Jonathan and John Whitney.

Witn: Nathanell Coolidg, Thomas Whitney, and Munings Sawin.

Inv. 1 Jan 1702/3, £131 16s 9d, taken by Benoni Larned and John Coollidg.

File #24691, Jonathan Whitney, 1733

[Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1]

Will, 14 Mar 1734/5, Jonathan Whitney of Concord:

  • wife Sarah,
  • son Isaac Whitney, land in Sherburn,
  • son Shadrech Whitney,
  • son Jonathan Whitney,
  • son Amos Whitney,
  • son Zacheus Whitney,
  • son Timothy Whitney,
  • dau. Sarah Warrin,
  • dau. Tabitha Parkis,
  • dau. Anna Cuttler,
  • son Daniel Whitney (also executor).

Witn: Joseph Peirce, Thomas Wheeler, and Timothy Wesson. Proved 28 Mar 1735.

File #24692, Jonathan Whitney, 1754

[Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1]

Will of Jonathan Whitney of Holliston, dated 2 Feb 1753:

  • wife Susannah (co-exector),
  • son Jona. (co-executor), all first division land in Douglas,
  • son Elias, 1/2 right in 2nd division of land in Douglas,
  • son George's children, 1/2 right in 2nd division of land in Douglas,
  • grandchildren Gersham Emes, Susannah Emes, Martha Emes, and Patience Emes,
  • dau. Cozier Jones,
  • dau. Doraty Hunt,
  • dau. Mary Jones,
  • dau. Mehatable Cutler,
  • son-in-law Isaac Hill, all real estate in Holliston.

Witn: David White, Ephraim Biglo, Daniel Emerson. Proved 11 Feb 1754.

Death occurred 16 Jan 1754.

On 5 Feb 1754, the heirs signified their satisfaction with the will:

  • Jonathan Whitney,
  • Isaac Hill,
  • Abraham Jones,
  • David Cutler,
  • Ebenezer Hunt,
  • Elias Whitney,
  • Joseph Jones.

Inv. 26 Feb 1754, £1827 8s 6d, personal estate, taken by Daniel Emerson, Daniel Russell, and Richard Sanger.

Inv. of real estate, 7 Oct 1754, £300, taken by Daniel Emerson, James Whitney, Joseph Brown, James Russell, and Richard Sanger.

Distribution to:

  • Jonathan Whitney,
  • George Whitney,
  • Elias Whitney,
  • heirs of George Whitney, decd.,
  • Susannah Ames (Emes) children,
  • Keziah Jones,
  • Doratha Hunt,
  • Mary Jones,
  • Mehitabel Cutler,
  • Lydia Hill.

Signed by:

  • Jonathan Whitney,
  • Elias Whitney,
  • Ebenezer Hunt,
  • Abraham Jones,
  • Joseph Jones,
  • David Cutler,
  • Joseph Cozens.

Admin. account 24 Dec 1754. Note for £100 due to Jonathan Whitney of Mendon from his father Jonathan Whitney of Holliston, for keeping his [the father's] sister Elner Whitney 2 years (9 Apr 1752 to 9 Apr 1754).

On 17 May 1754, Isaac and Lydia Hill quit claim to estate.

File #24693, Jonathan Whitney, 1826

[Jonathan6, Josiah5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

8 Aug 1826, Sarah Whitney of Waltham, widow of Jonathan Whitney, late of Waltham, deceased, asks the court to appoint her administratrix of his estate. She was so appointed. Sarah Whitney of Waltham, widow, as principal, with Abraham Wellington of Waltham, yeoman, and Francis Bowman of Lexington, yeoman, as sureties, posted bond of $30,000.00. Three men were appointed to take the inventory: John Clark, Esq., Francis Bowman, and Leonard Lawrence. The inventory amounted to $1399.55.

3 Oct 1826, Sarah Whitney, administratrix, appeared before the court and swore she had posted notice to creditors and debtors to the estate in the newspaper. She also presented and certified the inventory. She also petitioned the court, saying that the personal estate would not be sufficient to pay his just debts and funeral charges, or that there wwould be little or no surplus left, but that she should be granted her apparel and other of the personal estate. She was granted $250.00 worth of his personal estate, beside her apparel.

15 May 1827, Sarah Whitney, widow of Jonathan Whitney of Waltham, yeoman, deceased, petitioned the court to have her dower of 1/3 the real estate set off to her. Commissioners appointed were John Clark and Leonard Lawrence of Waltham, and Francis Bowman, of Lexington.

13 Nov 1827, the real estate was appraised, and the widow received $1081.25 worth of the real estate as her dower.

Josiah Q. Whitney [Jonathan's son] petitioned the court, saying that he had an interest in undivided real property held by the deceased, and asked that a partition or settlement be made.

4 Dec 1827, John Clark and Leonard Lawrence of Waltham, and Francis Bowman, of Lexington, were appointed commissioners to partition or settle the real estate.

19 Feb 1828, the commissioners divided the remaining parts of the real estate, half to Josiah Q. Whitney and half to Jacob C. Whitney (by guardian the widow Sarah Whitney), the children of the deceased. Each received $1327.76-1/2 worth.

Second administration account.

20 May 1828, distribution split three ways: to Sarah as widow, to Jacob C. Whitney (paid by his guardian Sarah Whitney), and to the administrator of Josiah Q. Whitney, deceased; each to receive $296.70.

File #24694, Jacob C. Whitney, 1827

Jacob Cushing7 [Jonathan6, Josiah5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1

12 Nov 1827, Jacob Cushing Whitney chose Sarah Whitney to be his guardian.

4 Dec 1827, Sarah Whitney of Waltham, widow, petitioned the court to be appointed guardian of Jacob C. Whitney, a minor over 14 years, and child of Jonathan Whitney, late of said Waltham, deceased. She was so appointed. Sarah Whitney of Waltham, widow, as principal, and Samuel Ripley, clerk, and Leonard Lawrence, yeoman, both of said Waltham, as sureties, posted bond for $10,000 as guardian of Jacob C. Whitney, a minor, above the age of fourteen years, and son of Jonathan Whitney, late of said Waltham, deceased.

11 Oct 1828, Jacob C. Whitney, a minor above the age of fourteen years, son of Jonathan Whitney, late of Waltham, yeoman, deceased, chose Elijah Smith of said Waltham, yeoman, to be his guardian.

28 Oct 1828, Elijah Smith of Waltham, yeoman, petitioned the court to be appointed guardian of Jacob C. Whitney, of Waltham, a minor over 14 years, and son of Jonathan Whitney, late of said Waltham, yeoman, deceased. He was so appointed. Elijah Smith of Waltham, yeoman, as principal, with Josiah Child, Esquire, and Converse Smith, yeoman, both of Waltham, as sureties, posted bond for $10,000 as guardian of Jacob C. Whitney, a minor, above the age of fourteen years, and son of Jonathan Whitney, late of said Waltham, yeoman, deceased.

Elijah Smith of Waltham, yeoman, guardian of Jacob C. Whitney of Waltham, a minor above the age of fourteen years, and son of Jonathan Whitney, late of said Waltham, deceased, represents that said minor has considerable personal estate, and also a large farm in said Waltham, that by reason of old age it is inconvenient for him to manage and take care of the same; that it is the desire of said minor that Josiah Child of said Waltham should be he guardian, who was executor of the last will and testament of his late mother and admin. of the estate of Josiah Q. Whitney, whose estate descended to the said minor, and your petitioner was appointed guardian to said minor with the understanding and agreement with him that he should resign said trust after the settlement of the accounts of said Child as guardian and administrator as aforesaid, and that he should choose a new uardian in his [?room?]; wherefore he prays that he may be removed from said office of guardian to that end that the said Child may be appointed to said trust.

17 Aug 1829, Jacob C. Whitney, a minor above the age of fourteen years, son of Jonathan Whitney, late of Waltham, deceased, chose Josiah Child of said Waltham to be his guardian.

18 Aug 1829, Josiah Child of Waltham, Esquire, petitioned the court to be appointed guardian of Jacob C. Whitney, of Waltham, a minor over 14 years, and son and heir at law of Jonathan Whitney, late of said Waltham, yeoman, deceased, intestate. He was so appointed. Josiah Child of Waltham, Esquire, as principal, and Antipas Maynard and Elijah Hardy, both of Waltham, yeomen, as sureties, posted bond for $10,000 as guardian of Jacob C. Whitney, a minor, above the age of fourteen years, and son of Jonathan Whitney, late of said Waltham, deceased, intestate.

10 Aug 1829, first account of Elijah Smith of Waltham, guardian of Jacob C. Whitney, a minor, and son of Jonathan Whitney late of Waltham, yeoman, deceased. Josiah Child, new guardian of Jacob C. Whitney, certifies that the account of Elijah Smith be allowed, and that he has received from him $363.74, in full of the balance in his hands as guardian. Approved by the court.

30 Jul 1830, John Clark, Esquire, Luke Fiske, Esquire, and Elijah Hardy, gentleman, all of Waltham, were appointed to take the inventory of the estate of Jacob C. Whitney, of Waltham, a minor.

20 Jul 1830, inventory of the estate of Jacob C. Whitney of Waltham, minor. Real estate: a farm in Waltham, about 60 acres, $2400. One third part of a pew in Rev. S. Ripley's meeting house, $25. Personal estate: $416.66. Total: $2841.66.

10 Aug 1830, inventory exhibited and accepted.

17 Oct 1834, account of Josiah Child, guardian of Jacob C. Whitney of Waltham. Jacob C. Whitney acknowledged that he had received the balance from Josiah Child, his guardian, and discharged him from that position.

File #24695, Joseph Whitney, 1702

[Joseph3, John2, John1]

Admin. bond of Martha Whitney, widow and relict of Joseph Whitney, late of Watertown, decd., and John Whitney, son of sd. Joseph Whitney, posted with Benjamin Peirce and Simon Taintor of Watertown as sureties, 30 Nov 1702.

Inv. 4 Nov 1702, by Thomas Straight, Richard Bloss, and Simon Tayntor. Exhibited by administrators 30 Nov 1702.

Admin. account 19 May 1707.

Receipt 15 May 1707 from John Warrin for 4 shillings.

File #24696, Benjamin Whitney, 1702

[Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

Guardian bond posted 7 Dec 1702 by Isaac Beach of Newton, husbandman, with Joseph Whitney and John Whitney, both of Watertown, as sureties, as guardian of Benjamin Whitney, aged 17 and up, son of Joseph Whitney, late of Watertown, deceased. Benjamin had chosen his uncle Isaac Beach as his guardian.

File #24697, Mary and Sarah Whitney, 1702

[Mary4 and Sarah4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

Guardian bond posted 7 Dec 1702 by Martha Whitney of Watertown, widow, with Joseph Whitney and John Whitney, both of Watertown, as sureties, as guardian of Mary Whitney, aged 12 and up, and Sarah Whitney, aged 7 and up, daughters of Joseph Whitney, late of Watertown, deceased, intestate.

File #24698, Joseph Whitney, 1737

[Joseph4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

Will dated 7 Jan 1736/7 of Joseph Whitney of Weston, husbandman:

  • wife Hephzibeth (also executrix), entire estate during her life,
  • Benoni Flagg, son of Thomas Flagg, estate after the death of wife.

He made his mark. Witn: Abijah Upham, Samuel Seavernes, Ebenr. Allen. Proved 1 Aug 1737.

File #24699, Joseph Whitney, 1784

[Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

Division 11 May 1791 to Jonathan Whitney of Watertown, one of the sons of Joseph Whitney late of Watertown, yeoman, decd., of 1/3 of his estate, formerly set off to Elizabeth his widow and reverted by her death, provided he pay to:

  • his brother Joseph (or his guardian),
  • the adminstrator of his brother David, decd.,
  • Abraham, Elizabeth, and Lois, children of his sister Elizabeth, deceased.

Inv. 22 Nov 1784, Jonas White, Phinehas Stearns, William Harrington. Addition 11 May 1791, Jona. Brown, Phinehas Stearns, Saml. Wellington.

Receipts:

  • 6 Jun 1792, from Abraham Whitney for his grandfather Joseph Whitney's estate,
  • 6 Aug 1792, from Jonathan Whitney (guardian of Lois Whitney) for her grandfather Joseph Whitney's estate,
  • 3 Aug 1792, from Betsey Whitney for her grandfather Joseph Whitney's estate,
  • 2 Dec 1791, from Jonathan Whitney for his share of his father's estate,
  • 2 Dec 1791, from Amos Bond, guardian of Joseph Whitney for his share of his father's estate.

File #24700, Joseph Whitney, 1790

[Joseph5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

Will, dated 13 Oct 1788, of Joseph Whitney of Weston, Gentleman:

  • wife Mary,
  • dau. Mary, wife of Amos Fiske of Weston,
  • son Abijah Whitney, executor.

Proved 10 mar 1790. Witn: Samuel Kendal, Saml. Fisk, Abigail Kendal.

File #24701, Joseph Whitney, 1790

[Joseph6, Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

Joseph Whitney of Watertown, yeoman, incapable of taking care of himself. Guardian appointed was Amos Bond of Watertown, Esq., who posted bond 8 Jun 1790, with William Hunt, Esq., and Simon Whitney, yeomen, as sureties.

File #24702, Joseph Whitney, 1812

[Joseph6, Joseph5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

Will of Joseph Whitney of Watertown, yeoman:

  • brother Jonathan Whitney of Watertown, my entire estate (also executor), or his children if he dies.

Dated 8 Jun 1790. Witn: William Hunt, Danl. Cornwall, Thos. Cornwall. Lodged for probate 28 Mar 1812 by Nathl. R. Whitney, Esqr. Not proved, as the first two witnesses were dead and the last absent, 12 May 1813. Supported by Jonathan Whitney, and John Dudley in right of Polly his wife. Opposed by Isaac Taylor in right of Betsey his wife.

File #24703, Joshua Whitney, 1719

[Joshua2, John1]

Will of Joshua Whitney of Grotton, "aged about seventy six years"

  • Abigail, my now n[ ]ed wife (also co-executor),
  • son William Whitney, all housing and lands in Grotton (also co-executor), and his mother above,
  • son Joshua Whitney, £30,
  • son Cornelous Whitney,
  • son David Whitney,
  • my five daughters now living:
    • Mary Peirce,
    • Elenor Shepard,
    • Sarah Juell,
    • Martha Williams,
    • Elisabeth farnworth,
  • eldest dau. hutchinses children,
    • her eldest son John Hutchins, under 21,
    • the rest of her children, under 21,
    • her three daughters,
  • eldest dau., wife to Thomas Woods, who had received her portion.

Dated 17 Apr 1713. Witn: Jonathan Bowen, Abraham Moores, Samll. Cummings.

Executors' bond posted 6 Oct 1719 by widow Abigail Whitney and William Whitney, yeoman, both of Groton.

Attempted transcription of the will:

In ye Name of God Amen. I Joshua Whitney of grotton, in ye County of midelsex With in her maj[es]t[ie]s Province of ye masachusets Bay in new England aged about Seventy Six year Being weak of Body but of Sound and perfect mind and memory praise be to God almighty for it, Do make and ordain this my present and Last will and Testament In maner and forme following (That is to Say) First, and prinsipley I Do Commend my Sole into ye hands of almighty god hoping throw ye merit and mediation of Christ my Saviour to have full and free pardon and forgiveness for all my Sins and to In- ____ Eternal Life and my Body I Doe Commit to ye Earth to a Decent Burial in Such place as ye Provience of god Shall appoint and ye prudence of friends th- at Think meet and as Touching ye Disposall of all Such Temporal Estate as God hath Bin pleased in mercy to Bestow upon me I Do Give and Bequeath of ye Same In maner following First -- I Do will and appoint that my Just Depts Be paid and my funerall Charges _____ by my Executors --- it[em] I Do will and Bequeath unto abagail my now mar[ri-] ed Wife ye free use of a quarter of ye Income of all my Real Estate In grotton [???] housing and Lands During her Continuing to Be my Widow as also ye free use of all my Movable Estate During her widowhood as afore S[ai]d. Excepting ye [?]entels of her Bording? and if her my beloved wife Should She ocation to mary again I will unto her two Cows to use at her own Disposal furthermore I Do Give her my Beloved wife in ye time of her widowhood free liberty to Bestow So much of ye movable Estate that is in her hands as Shee in providnece shall Think fitt and that She Can spare unto that of her Children as She Shall Conceive Shall Stand in most Need. it[em] unto my Son William whitney I Do give and Bequeath all my housing and Lands to me appertaining in grotton afore S[ai]d. for Ever Excepting a small parsel of meadow At Beaver Brook next to Capt. Pres- cotts meadow there and also ye priveliges Excepted that ware Resarved to his mother as above he paying what is hear after By me appointed for him to pay. It[em]. I will unto my son Joshua whitney Thirty pounds to Be paid unto him By his brother william whitney he not to be compeled to pay any untill four years after my Decease and then to pay Seven pounds ten Shillings a year untill ye whole be Compleated But if in Case ye providence of god should so order it shall that he my son Joshua Whitney should happen to Dye Before ye time of ye s[ai]d Legacy Set by me should be paid or any part therre of should Be paid that then s[ai]d Leg- acy shall Cease and be Null and shall not be Demanded it[em] unto my son Cornelous Whitney I Do will and Bequeath that small persall of meadow at Bever Brook above mentioned ye which together with what money he hath all Received of his brother william whitney and ye promis of a small persel of meadow that S[ai]d william bought of Nathaniel Lawr[ence] and which he hath promised to give ye S[ai]d Cornelous a Deed of ye w[hi]ch Compleats to ye full of wh[ich] of which I do Se[e] ocation to give unto him Excepting a musket gun which I do give unto him It[em] unto my son David Whitney ye money which he hath already Received of his Brother William Whitney and Severall other things which he hath already Received of me Compleat to ye whole which I do Se ocation to give unto him it[em] unto my five Daughters viz: Mary pierce Elenor Shepard Sarah Jull Martha Williams and Elizabeth Farnworth: I do will that they have five pounds apeace payed unto them in maner following vis: four of them to have ther five pounds apeace payed unto them by son william whitney Not to Be Compeled to pay any untill a year after my deceise: and ye other to be payed out of my moveable Estate it[em] unto my eldest daughter hutchinses children I do will and Bequeath ten pounds of money in maner following, that is to say to her eldest son John Hutchins I do will that he have fifty shillings payed unto him when he shall come to ye age of one and twenty years and to ye rest thirty shillings a peace as they shall acquier and come to there full age to receive there portions which Compleats to ye whole which I Do Ever did or do see cause to give unto her and as to my Eldest daughter wife to Thomas woods I gave unto her in ye time of her life ye full porpotion of my Estate which I did see ocation to give unto her turn over or concerning ye movables which may be Left after my wifes decease I do will and Bequeath them unto my five Daughters now Living and to my Daughter Hutchinses three Daughters they all to have an eaquell Share with one of my own Daughters (Viz) mary peirce Elenor Shepard Sary Juell Martha Williams Elisabeth Farnworth and I do ordain constitute and make my s[ai]d Beloved wife above mentioned and my s[ai]d Son William afore s[ai]d to be my Sole Executors of this my Last will and testament and I do hear by Revock make null and void all former wills and testament do affix my hand and seal this Seventeenth Day of aprill Anno __ Dom[imi] one thousand Seven hundred and thirteen In ye twelfth year of her maj[esties] Reign Joshua his X mark Whitney Signed Sealed Published and Declared by ye s[ai]d Joshua Whitney to be his own will and testament In ye p[re]sence of us Jonathan Bardenm jun, ___le Abraham Moores Samll Cumings

File #24704, Joshua Whitney, 1771

[Joshua5, Joshua4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Admin. bond posted by Mercy Whitney of Stow, widow, with Samuel Hayward of Acton, gent., and Eleazer Fletcher of Littleton, husbandman, as sureties, on the estate of Joshua Whitney, late of Stow, yeoman, 30 Apr 1771.

Inv. taken 19 Jun 1771, amounting to £197 9s 4d, by Samuel Hayward, Ephraim Hapgood, Eliazer Fletcher. It was exhibited 28 Jul 1772 by the administratrix.

Division, 7 Jun 1785, Boxborough, by Francis Faulkner, Jabez Brown, and Simon Tuttle:

  • widow, Mary Wyman,
  • dau. Elizabeth Whitney,
  • dau. Lois Mace, wife of Eliphalet Mace,
  • eldest son Eliphalet Whitney,
  • dau. Mercy Hosmer,
  • son Joshua Whitney, Jr.,
  • youngest dau. Susannah Whitney.

Countersigned 7 Jun 1785, Boxborough, by:

  • Olivea Wyman,
  • Marcy Wyman,
  • Eliphalet Whitney,
  • Eliphalet Mace,
  • Lois Mace,
  • Silas Taylor, guardian of Joshua, Jr.,
  • Nehemiah Batchelor, guardian of Susannah Whitney,
  • Marcy Hosmer.

File #24705, Susanna Whitney, 1785

[Susannah6 Whitney, Joshua5, Joshua4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

On 6 Apr 1785, Susana Whitney, aged 15 years, daughter of Joshua Whitney late of Show, now Boxborough, decd., chose Mr. Nehemiah Batchelor of Boxborough as her guardian.

On 13 apr 1785, bond was posted by Nehemiah Batchellor, gent., of Boxborouhg, with Oliver Wyman, yeoman, of Boxborough, and Francis Faulkner, of Acton, Esq., as sureties, as guardian of Susanna Whitney, daughter of Joshua Whitney late of Stow.

File #24706, Joshua Whitney, 1784

[Joshua6, Joshua5, Joshua4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

On 11 Mar 1784, Silas Taylor of Boxberry, gentleman, posted bond with Zacheus Wright, Esq., of Westford, and Nehemiah Batchellor, gentleman, of Boxberry, as sureties, as guardian of Joshua Whitney, over 14, son of Joshua Whitney, late of Boxberry.

On 19 Jun 1790, Boxborough, Joshua Whitney gave a receipt for his share of the estate of his father, Joshua Whitney, from Silas Taylor, his late guardian.

File #24707, Josiah Whitney, 1800

[Josiah5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Will, dated 7 May 1799, of Josiah Whitney of Waltham:

  • son Josiah,
  • dau. Rhoda Smith,
  • dau. Sally, unmarried,
  • dau. Nancy, unmarried,
  • dau. Lucy, unmarried,
  • son Jonathan, also executor.

Witn: David Wellington, Benja. Lawrence, Stoner Sanderson. Proved 7 Apr 1801.

Executor's bond posted 7 Apr 1801, by Jonathan Whitney, yeoman, of Waltham, with Amos Smith, yeoman, and David Wellington, gentleman, both of Waltham, as sureties.

Receipts:

  • 9 Jan 1801, Waltham, from Sarah Whitney, dau. of Josiah,
  • 9 Jan 1801, Waltham, from Anna WHitney, dau. of Josiah,
  • 9 Jan 1801, Waltham, from Amos and Rhoda Smaith, dau. of Josiah,
  • 23 Feb 1801, Waltham, from Josiah Whitney, son of Josiah,
  • 8 Jun 1801, Waltham, from Lucy Whitney, dau. of Josiah,
  • 8 Jun 1801, Waltham, from Amos and Rhoda Smith, dau. of Josiah,
  • 8 Jun 1801, Waltham, from Anna Whitney, dau. of Josiah.

File #24708, Josiah Whitney, 1806

[Josiah5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Admin. bond posted 29 Mar 1806 by Amos Wellington, of Ashby, with Asa Kendall, Jr., gentleman, and Abel Stearns, yeoman, both of Ashby, as sureties, on the estate of Josiah Whitney, late of Ashby.

Inv. taken 7 Apr 1806, amounting to $135.78, taken by Allen Flagg, Abel Stearns, and Elisha Jones.

Petition, 10 Apr 1806, by Luther Lawrence, attorney for Sarah Whtney of Ashby, widow of Josiah Whitney, late of Ashby. The estate was intestate, and the administrator was Amos Wellington.

26 Aug 1806, the auction of his personal estate was held. Mentioned: Lemuel Whitney, Isaac Whitney, and Sarah Whitney.

File #24709, Daniel and Moses G. Whitney, 1806

[Daniel6 and Moses Gill6, Josiah5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

On 28 Mar 1806, Daniel Whitney and Moses Gill Whitney, over 14, children of Josiah Whitney, late of Ashby, Esq., decd., chose Abel Stearns as guardian.

On 29 Mar 1806, Abel Stearns posted bond with Amos Wellington, and Abraham Edwards, both of Ashby, as sureties, as guardian of Daniel Whitney and Moses Gill Whitney of Ashby, children of Josiah Whitney, late of Ashby.

File #24710, Josiah Whitney, 1818

[Josiah7, Josiah6, Josiah5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 9 Nov 1818, Ashby, petition of widow Rebecca Whitney that Amos Wellington be appointed administrator of her late husband Josiah Whitney, Jr., of Ashby.

On 12 Nov 1818, petition of Amos Wellington, mentions widow and two minor children.

Admin. bond posted 12 Nov 1818 by Amos Wellington of Ashby, Esq., with Elias Wellington of Ashby, yeoman, and Levi Parker of Westford, gentleman, as sureties, on the estate of Josiah Whitney, Jr., late of said Ashby, yeoman.

Inv. taken 16 Nov 1818, amounting to $1634.87, by Elias Wellington, Isaac Lawrence, and Asa Jaquith. The estate was insolvent, and the auction of personal estate mentions:

  • Josiah Whitney,
  • John Whitney,
  • Rebecah Whitney,
  • David Whitney.

File #24711, John M. and Lucy A. Whitney, 1821

[John Milton8 and Lucy Ann8, Josiah7, Josiah6, Josiah5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

In 1821, John Rice petitioned for guardianship of Lucy Ann Whitney and John Milton Whitney of Ashby, children of Josiah, deceased, under 14.

File #24712, Josiah Q. Whitney, 1828

Josiah Quincy7 Whitney [Jonathan6, Josiah5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1

Sarah Whitney requested that Josiah Child, of Waltham, gentleman, be appointed administrator of the estate of her son Josiah Q. Whitney who lately died intestate, never having been married, having no father, nor brother nor sister of the age of 21.

20 May 1828, Josiah Child of Waltham, gentleman, petitioned the court, that Josiah Q. Whitney, gentleman, who last dwelt in Waltham, within three months last past died intestate, possessed of goods & estate remaining to be administered, never having been married, having no father, nor brother or sister of full age; that his mother has declared the administration of his estate, & requested that your petitioner be appointed to that trust. He was so appointed. Josiah Child of Waltham, gentleman, John Clark, Esq., and Samuel Ripley, clerk, both of Waltham, as sureties, posted bond of $10,000. Luke Fiske, Esq., John Clark, Esq., and Abraham Wellington, gentleman, all of Waltham, were appointed to take the inventory of Josiah Quincy Whitney, late of Waltham, gentleman. Inventory taken, amounting to $1028.82. Public sale of assets ordered.

23 Jun 1828, sale of personal estate held. Loss of $14.32 from value in inventory.

19 May 1829, account of Josiah Child, administrator. Agreed to by Elijah Smith, guardian of Jacob C. Whitney, a minor, the heir at law and only person interested in the estate, and acknowledged receipt of $85.35 in full, and discharged Child.

File #24713, Lemuel Whitney, 1753

[Lemuel4, Moses3, Richard2, John1]

Inv. taken 27 Mar 1755, by Phinehas Gates, Joseph Brown, and Abraham Whitney. It was exhibited by Sibel Whitney, widow, 5 May 1755.

Admin. bond posted 5 May 1755, by Sibil Whitney, widow, of Stow, with Abraham Whitney, yeoman, and Amos Gates, yeoman, both of Stow, as sureties, on the estate of her late husband Lemuel Whitney, late of Stow.

Division was made by Lt. Richard Whitney, Abraham Whitney, Joseph Brown, William Keys, and Samuel Gates, 9 Apr 1759:

  • widow Sybel,
  • eldest son Elias Whitney,
  • second son Lemuel Whitney,
  • third son Isaac Whitney.

On 1 May 1759, Stow, receipt given by Sybel Whitney, Elias Whitney, and Phineas Gates.

File #24714, Isaac Whitney, 1755

[Isaac5, Lemuel4, Moses3, Richard2, John1

On 5 May 1755, Sibil Whitney, widow, of Stow, posted bond with Abraham Whitney, yeoman, of Stow, as surety, as guardian of Isaac Whitney, in the eighth year of his age, son of Lemuel Whitney, late of Stow.

File #24715, Lemuel Whitney, 1755

[Lemuel5, Lemuel4, Moses3, Richard2, John1

On 5 May 1755, Phineas Gates, gentleman, of Stow, posted bond with Amos Gates, yeoman, and Abraham WHitney, yeoman, both of Stow, as sureties, as guardian of Lemuel Whitney, in his 17th year, son of Lemuel Whitney late of Stow.

File #24716, Lemuel Whitney, 1804

[Lemuel5, Lemuel4, Moses3, Richard2, John1

Will of Lemuel Whitney of Stow, yeoman:

  • son Lemuel,
  • dau. Marcy,
  • dau. Betty,
  • son-in-law George Maxwell of Stow (also executor).

Dated 4 May 1803. Witn: John Patch, Jonathan Forbush. Lodged 12 Jan 1804. On reverse, a list (probably the heirs):

  • Oliver Houghton,
  • Lois Houghton,
  • George Maxwell,
  • Betty Maxwell,
  • Peter Houghton,
  • Marcy Houghton,
  • Lemuel Whitney.

Proved 18 Jan 1804.

Inv. 31 Jan 1804 by John Patch, Jacob Whitney, and Samuel Gates, amounting to $446.83.

File #24717, Levi Whitney, 1805

[Levi7, Levi6, Jesse5, Jonathan4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1]

On 11 Jan 1805, guardian bond was posted by Elisha Daniels, gentleman, of Holliston, guardian to Levi Whitney, in his 19th year, son of Levi Whitney of Holliston, deceased, with Timothy Rockwood, Jr., gentleman, and Aner Fisk, yeoman, of Holliston, as sureties.

File #24718, Lois Whitney, 1796

[Lois6, Abraham5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 3 Nov 1796, Watertown, a petition was made by Abraham Whitney that John Richardson be appointed guardian of the estate of his daughter Lois Whitney, deceased.

On 11 Nov 1796, John Richardson, gentleman, of Concord, posted bond, with Ephraim Wood, Esq., and Stephen Wood, tanner, both of Concord, as sureties, as administrator of the estate of Lois Whitney, late of Concord, singlewoman, deceased.

Receipt, 15 Mar 1798, Concord, by Abraham Whitney.

File #24719, Mark Whitney, 1760

[Mark3, Benjamin2, John1]

Will, dated 17 Jun 1760, of Mark Whitney of Natick:

  • wife Tabitha,
  • son Thomas Whitney (co-executor),
  • dau. Love Battle,
  • dau. Mary Cody,
  • dau. Tabitha Whitney,
  • dau. Sarah Whitney,
  • dau. Esther Whitney,
  • son Jason Whitney (co-executor).

Witn: Micah Whitney, Samuel Twitchel, and Joseph Peabody. Proved 14 Jul 1760.

On 14 Jul 1760, bond was posted by Thomas Whitney, husbandman, of Natick, with Micah Whitney, yeoman, of Natick, and Thomas Greenwood, of Weston, as sureties, as executor.

File #24720, Mary Whitney, 1765

[wife of Samuel5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

On 29 Jan 1765, Samuel Whitney of Watertown, husbandman, posted bond, with Jonathan Fuller, gentleman, and Stephen White, yeoman, both of Newton, as sureties, as administrator of the estate of his late wife Mary Whitney, late of Watertown, deceased, intestate.

File #24721, Miriam Whitney, 1818

[widow of Daniel5, James4, John3, Jonathan2, John1]

Will of Miriam Whitney of Sherburne, 4 Sep 1812:

  • son Aaron Whitney, $5 "with two coats of Arms, one of them by the name of Whitney & the other by the name of Leland",
  • three grandsons, children of late son Daniel Whitney, decd.:
    • Daniel White Whitney,
    • Amos Whitney,
    • William Scott Whitney,
  • daughter Elizabeth Clark,
  • daughter Mary Bullard,
  • son-in-law William Clark, executor.

Witn: Calvin Sanger, Anna Sanger, Joseph Sanger. Proved 10 Feb 1818.

File #24722, Moses Whitney, 1788

[Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1]

Will of Moses Whitney of Littleton:

  • wife Sarah Whitney,
  • son Aaron Whitney,
  • son Ephraim Whitney,
  • heirs of late son Salmon Whitney, decd.,
  • four grandchildren, sons of son Aaron Whitney:
    • Peter Whitney,
    • Aaron Whitney,
    • Paul Whitney,
    • Abel Whitney,
  • my late wife Elizabeth,
  • Abigail, wife of Ezra Farnsworth of Groton,
  • Jemima Walker of Charlestown, N. H.,
  • daughter Lydia Taylor,
  • daughter Mary White,
  • three grandchildren, children of late daughter Sarah Wood, deceased:
    • John Wood,
    • Barnabas Wood,
    • Mehittable Bridge,
  • Oliver Hoar and Bennett Wood, both of Littleton, executors.

Dated 12 Jul 1774. Witn: Oliver Whetcombe, John Whitcombe, and Hannah Whitcombe. Proved 7 Jul 1778.

17 Sep 1779, citation of heirs:

  • Col. Ebenezer Bridge and wife,
  • Mr. Ephraim Kimball, Jr., of Fitchburg,
  • Dea. Samuel Taylor of Templeton.

Inv. 24 Jul 1778, Littleton, £344 12s 4d, taken by Daniel Rogers, Jr., Wm. Hy. Prentice, and Oliver Whetcombe.

Admin. account, 8 Dec 1779, includes payment of legacies to:

  • Abigail Farnsworth,
  • Samuel Taylor, for wife Lydia,
  • John White (Ephraim Kimball, for John White's wife Mary),
  • Ebenezer Bridge (for John and Barnabas WOods and his wife Mehitable Bridge).

File #24723, Moses Whitney, 1805

[Moses5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1]

On 5 mar 1805, Timothy Whitney, yeoman, of Newton, posted bond, with John King, physician, and Jeremiah Wiswall, yeoman, of Newton, as sureties, as administrator of the estate of Moses Whitney, late of Newton, yeoman, deceased, intestate.

Inv. taken 13 May 1805, by John King, Solomon Child, and Jeremiah Wiswall, Jr., amounting to $1074.67.

File #24724, Moses Whitney, 1827

11 Aug 1827, Watertown, Jane Whitney petitioned the court that it was inconvenient for her to administer the estate of her late husband Moses Whitney, deceased, and that Mr. John Clark be appointed to that trust. Witnessed by Zacheus Pond and Moses Whitney. Moses Whitney, the only child of said decd. living in the Commonwealth who is of full age, also requested that Clark be appointed.

13 Aug 1827, Marshall S. Fowle, gentleman, Zaccheus Pond, blacksmith, and John H. Clark, gentleman, all of Watertown were appointed to take the inventory. Inventory taken, amounting to $1525.00 real estate and $447.38 personal estate.

14 Aug 1827, John Clark of Waltham, merchant, states Moses Whitney, yeoman, who died intestate, had estate in need of administration; that his widow and only child who is of full age requested he be appointed aministrator of his estate. He was so appointed. John Clark of Watertown, merchant, as principal, and Marshall S. Fowle, gentleman, and Moses Whitney, yeoman, both of Watertown, as sureties, posted bond of $10,000. John Clark, administrator, presented and exhibited the inventory. He recommended a public sale of the personal estate, which was ordered by the court. Jane Whitney, his widow, petitioned the court to allow her her apparel and part of the personal estate.

21 Sep 1827, public sale of personal estate was held, with John H. Clark, auctioneer.

On 13 Nov 1827, Lucy Whitney of Watertown, widow of Moses Whitney, late of Watertown, decd., petitioned for her dower to be set off. Walter Hunnewell, physician, Zacheus Pond, gent., and Luther Barrett, yeoman, all of Watertown, were appointed to set out to the widow Lucy Whitney a suitable dower.

Inventory taken 10 Mar 1828, by Walter Hunnewell, Zacheus Pond, and Luther Barrett, exhibited and accepted 12 Aug 1828. Acknowledged and accepted by Moses Whitney, Lucy Whitney, and Mary Whitney.

11 Nov 1828, the court ordered John Clark to advertise in newspapers the proposed settlement of the estate. His second account was presented to the court.

13 Jan 1829, second account accepted by the court.

3 Mar 1829, estate closed.

File #24725, Amos, Emeline, and Horace Whitney, 1828

Amos7, etc., Moses6, Abraham5, John4, Benjamin3, John2, John1

8 Sep 1828, Amos Whitney and Emeline Whitney, minors over the age of fourteen years, children of Moses Whitney late of Watertown, deceased, desired that John Clark of Watertown, merchant, be appointed their guardian. Witness, Levi Whitney.

11 Nov 1828, John Clark of Watertown, merchant, petitioned the court to be appointed guardian of Amos Whitney and Emeline Whitney, minors over the age of fourteen years, and Orace Whitney, a minor under the age of fourteen years, children of Moses Whitney, late of Watertown, yeoman, deceased. He was so appointed. John Clark of Watertown, merchant, as principal, and Luther Barrett of Watertown, printer, and Marshall S. Fowle of Watertown, gentleman, as sureties, posted bond of $5,000 as guardian of Amos, Emeline, and Horace Whitney. They were empowered to sell the children's rights to real estate including their right in the reversion of their mother's dower. John Clark, Luther Barrett, and Moses Whitney were appointed to take the inventory.

Real estate to be sold at public auction on 9 May 1829, including three undivided ninths of certain parcels. The other six ninths to be sold at the same time and place.

12 Aug 1829, a report of the sale of the parcels received and accepted by the court.

File #24726, Nathan Whitney, 1761

[Nathan4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1]

Will of Nathan Whitney of Stow, husbandman, dated 18 Jun 1755:

  • wife Mary (co-executor),
  • son Jeremiah Whitney (co-executor),
  • son Nathan Whitney (co-executor),
  • dau. Phebe Warner,
  • dau. Mary Priest,
  • dau. Eunice Warner.

Witn: James Rogers, Susanna Gardner, Henry Gardner. Proved 15 Jun 1761.

Inv. taken 4 Jun 1761, by William Peirce, James Whetcomb, and Solomon Taylor.

File #24727, Nathan Whitney, 1823

[Nathan7, Abijah6, Joseph5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

2 Sep 1823, Martha Whitney of Concord, widow, stated that Nathan Whitney, late of Concord, cordwainer, died intestate, and requested to be appointed administratrix of his estate, he having minor children only. She signed "Martha Whitney, by Abijah Whitney".

2 Sep 1823, Martha Whitney of Concord, widow, as principal, and Abijah Whitney of Weston, gentleman, and Abijah Whitney Junr. of Waltham, housewright, posted bond of $10,000 as administratrix of the estate of Nathan Whitney, late of Concord, cordwainer.

2 Sep 1823, Nathan Warren, yeoman, and Abijah Whitney, gentleman, both of Weston, and Abijah Whitney, Junr., housewright, of Waltham, were appointed to take the inventory of the estate of Nathan Whitney, late of Concord, cordwainer.

15 Nov 1823, the inventory was taken, amounting to $700.22. It was exhibited 18 Nov 1823.

18 Nov 1823, Martha Whitney testified that she had posted notice in local newspapers. She also stated that the estate would be insolvent, and asked to be granted her apparel and part of the personal estate. The court granted her her apparel and $400. She also requested sale of all the personal estate.

10 Aug 1824, Martha Whitney presented her first administration account, and account of the sale of property.

File #24728, Charles H., Joseph, Louisa A., Martha, Mary J., Mary M., Nathan, and William S. Whitney, 1824

[Charles H.7 etc., Nathan7, Abijah6, Joseph5, John4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

List of heirs:

16 Nathan, son of Nathan Whitney, deceased, cordwainer
15 Martha
Joseph
Marcy Maria
Wm. Stearns
Louisa Ann
Mary Jane
Charles Henry

Sophronia Gove or Parmenter See if a guardian is appointed.

9 Nov 1824, Nathan Whitney and Martha Whitney, minors above the age of fourteen years and children of Nathan Whitney late of Concord, cordwainer, deceased, intestate, and made choice of Marta Whitney of Lincoln, widow, to be their guardian. Martha petitioned to be appointed guardian of Nathan Whitney and Martha Whitney, minors above the age of 14 years, and Joseeph, Marcy Maria, William Stearns, Louisa Ann, Mary Jane, and Charles Henry Whitney, minors under the age of 14 years, and all children of Nathan Whitney, late of Concord, cordwainer, deceased, intestate. She was so appointed. Martha Whitney, widow, as principal, and Abijah Whitney of Weston, gentleman, and Abijah Whitney Junr. of Waltham, gentleman, as sureties, posted bond of $5,000 as guardian of the above children.

File #24729, Nathaniel Whitney, 1730

[Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1]

Inv., taken 1 Dec 1730, mentions his death on 23 Sep 1730, taken by John Parkhurst, James Stimson, and Ebenezer Allen, all of Weston, amounted to £340 10s 0d. It was exhibited 17 May 1731.

Admin. account, by Mercy Whitney, administratrix of the estate of her late husband, Nathaniel Whitney of Weston, was exhibited 26 Jul 1731. A list of debts was also dated the same day.

File #24730, David Whitney, 1731

[David5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1]

On 12 Apr 1731, David Whitney, in his 15th year, son of Nathaniel Whitney, of Weston, deceased, chose for his guardian Abra: Gregory of Weston, husbandman.

On 12 Apr 1731, bond was posted by Abraham Gregory, husbandman, of Weston, with Thomas Spring, housewright, of Weston, as surety, as guardian of David Whitney (in his 15th year), son of Nathaniel Whitney late of Weston, decd.

File #24731, Nathaniel Whitney, 1733

[Nathaniel3, John2, John1]

Incomplete admin. bond, undated, signed Sarah X Whitney, William Whitney, Jacob Peirce, and Jeremiah Whittemore.   --------------------------------- A True Inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels & credits & Real Estate of Nathaniel Whitney Late of Weston Deces prized at Wston February the first 1732/3 By John Warrin Daniel Carter John Walker - as followeth For, His apparel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 05 - 00 - 00 For, His Books - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 - 05 - 00 For, one Bed & Beding in the East Room - - - - - - - - - - - - 05 - 10 - 00 For, one Bed & Beding in the West Room - - - - - - - - - - - - 03 - 00 - 00 For other Linning in the House - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 - 00 - 00 For five yards & an half of tow cloth - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 14 - 00 For eight yars of New woollin cloth - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03 - 04 - 00 For a Remnant of Woolline cloth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 02 - 00 For Puter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 04 - 00 - 00 For tin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 02 - 00 For Brass - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 - 16 - 00 For three Iron pots & one kittle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 02 - 00 - 00 For Earthen ware - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 12 - 00 For tubs & pails & other Lumber - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 10 - 00 For five Barils - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 15 - 00 For one pipe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 05 - 00 For a churn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 05 - 00 For two meet tubs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 09 - 00 For three chests & two Boxs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 - 04 - 00 For Seven chairs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 14 - 00 For two tramels a pair of tongs 2 frying pans with some other small thing   00 - 14 - 00 For three sives - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 04 - 00 For 3 old Spining wheels & cards - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 13 - 00 For a Looking Glass & Glass Bottles one old hour Glass - - - - 00 - 07 - 00 For a Sadle & Bridel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 - 02 - 00 For a pilion & a pilion Cloth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 08 - 00 For two Badgs Bags & one wallit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 06 - 00 For Wool & Woolin yarn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 - 02 - 00 For about half a Barril of pork - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 04 - 00 - 00 For 6 pound of hogs fat - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 05 - 00 For 2 or 3 pound of Butter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 03 - 00 For three three Barrils of Cider - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01 - 04 - 00 For fifteen Bushils of Indian Corn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03 - 15 - 00 For three Bushils of malt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 15 - 00 For one Bushil & and half of Rie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 07 - 00 For one Bushel of Barley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 04 - 00 For flax - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 10 - 00 For cart hoops - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 10 - 00   --------------------------------- For horse tacling coller and chenes - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 10 - 00 For one plow chein - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 10 - 00 For a pair of old fetters Bettle Rings Pitch fork a bell   (a hammer an old ho with other old Iron - - - - - - - 00 - 18 - 00 For one sickle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00 - 01 - 00 For one mare & colt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 08 - 00 - 00 For one ox - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 09 - 10 - 00 For the yongest cow - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 07 - 00 - 00 For the old cow - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 06 - 10 - 00 For one hifer that is with calf - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 05 - 05 - 00 For one hifer not with calf - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 04 - 05 - 00 For one swine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03 - 00 - 00 For hay & other Sto[ ]r - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 08 - 00 - 00 For Bonds - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 - 12 - 04   -------------   122 - 18 - 04 For about 45 acres of upland & medow with an house and Barn 300 - 00 - 00   -------------   sum total 422 - 18 - 04   John Warrin   Daniel Carter   John Walker   all sworn Middlsex Feby. 17, 1732/3 Mrs. Sarah Whitny * her Grand son William Whitney the adminrs. Exhibited this inventory on Oath.   Jona. Remington, J. pro.   --------------------------------- Middx. January 30th 1732/3 Mr. John Warrin: Mr. Daniel Carter: and Mr. John Walker all of Weston, being Chosen & Appointed to apprize the Whole Estate of Mr. Nathaniel Whittney Late of sd. Weston: Now Deceised Were Sworn to the faithfull Discharge of their trust in that Affair: before me , , , , ,   ffrancis Bowman Justice of peace   --------------------------------- Incomplete Admin. Bond, signed by George Harrington and Oliver Livermore.   --------------------------------- March 2, 1732/3: I appoint Sarah Whitney of Weston widow, adminx. on the Estate of Nathl. Whitney late of sd. Town Husbandman Deced George Herrington & Oliver Livermore both of Watertown Yeomen became bound in 300 ll. for her faith- full Discharge of the Sd Trust Sd adminx. having given Bond before fiz. on Jan. 26, 1732/3.   Letter Delivrd.   --------------------------------- Middx. To Saryh Whitney administratrix on the Estate of Nathanel Whitney late of Weston decd Intestate to all the heirs at Law of said decd. and all concerned. The said administratrix is hereby cited to appear at my house in Cambridge on Manday the 25th day of March inst at ten of the Clock before noon to render an account of her administration on the Estate of Said decd. and the Said Heirs and all others concerned are hereby Cited to appear at the time and place above named to make their objections against said account. Dated at Cambridge March 11, 1733 Jona. Remington, J. Pro. To Josiah Hobbs ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ to serve this citation & to make return.   --------------------------------- The accot. of Sarah Whitney & William WHitney Administrx. on the Estate of Nathl. Whitney late of Weston in the County of Middlesex Deced Intestate. The said Accountant charges her self with the Estate of the sadi Dece'd Specified in an Inventory thereof exhibited into the Registry of Probate on Feb. 17, 1732/3 amounting to viz. Real Estate Personal £122-18-4 and she now adds 10/ Gaind in the Sale of an ox - - - - - - - - 0-10-0 in the young Cow 15/. in an Hiefer with Calf 1-5-0/ - - - - - - 2- 0-0 in the Cider Sold 3/. in the Woolen Cloth 8/ - - - - - - - - - 0-11-0   --------   125-19-4 The Said accountant [ ] allowance in her Discharge a follows - viz. For what she left in the Sale of the old Cow - - - - - - - - - 0-10-0 For the article of Pork Spent in the Family - - - - - - - - - - 4- 0-0 The Hogs Fat 5/ Butter 3/ Cider 8/ Indian Corn 3-15-0 - - - - - 4-11-0 Paid to the Probate office for Adminn. - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 7-6 Ditto for Swearing ye apprizers 3/ Recording ye Inventory &c 5/6 0- 8-6 Expences on sundry Journeys to Sd office - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 7-4 Paid to Nathaniel Walker for a coffin - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-13-0 [ ] Rawlings for Funerals - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-13-0 To Maverick Ditto 1-15-0 - Jeremiah Whittemore 5/ - - - - - - - 2- 0-0 Ditto (for Shoes) 8/. Abigail Chadwick 1/6 - - - - - - - - - - 0- 9-6 Ebenr. Boynton Constable for Rates - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 9-0 John WHitney 24/. John Warrin for apprizing &c 7/ - - - - - - 1-11-0 John Walker (for apprizing) 6/. Daniel Carter ditto 6/ - - - - 0-12-0 Zachy. Fitch (for Gloves) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4- 0-0 Soloman Whitney (for work done) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8- 0-0 Jacob Pierce 5/. James Pierpont (in part) 13-0-0/ - - - - - - - 13- 5-0 Paid Mr. Hobbs for a [?colalion & cotung the Alewe?] - - - - - 0-11-0 Jacob William 3-2-2 (for Wine for ye Funeral) - - - - - - - - - 3- 2-2 Thos. Harrington (a Debt) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 9-3 Sarah Warrin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 6-4 To W. Whitney for Trouble & Expences in a Law Suit against Josiah}   Blanchard } 1- 0-4 To Ditto Two Journeys to Boston 12/ another to Concord 3/ (in the}   Service of the Estate) & attending Court 4 Days - 22/ } 1-17-0 To mr. Fisk for writing the Inventory - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 1-0 To Sd Whitney for 2 more Journeys to ye Probate Office to Exhibit the}   Inventory &c. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - } 0-10-0 In Consideration that the widow has had the use of the Place & the allowances above - I shall allow her nothing for her Trouble in administration - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - For her trouble in administration to this Day - - - - - - - - Paid Charles Chadwick for purchasing Citation & his trouble in Serving it 0-15-0 Framing this Accot. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 5-0 Examining & Allowing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 5-0 Recording & Copy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 5-0   Balance 72-15-5. 53- 3-11   --------------------------------- March 25, 1733/4 Mrs. Sarah Whitney the administrx. within named presented the within written & made oath that the same contains a just & true accot. of her amdinistn. on the within named Dece'ds Estate Sor far as she has proceeded therein --- The Same having been examin'd & vouchers produced for most of the articles therein contain'd. (Sundry of the Heirs prest - the Rest Cited)   I do allow thereof   Joned. Remington J Pro   --------------------------------- Appointment of Deacon John Coolidge of Wtertown, Mr. William Williams of Watertown, Lieut. Josiah Jones of Weston, Mr. Ebenezer Allen of Weston, and Mr. Nathan Fisk of Weston as a committee to apprize the Real Estate of Nathaniel whitney late of Weston and to divided it among the heirs. 15 Apr 1734.   --------------------------------- Above five were sworn, 30 Sept 1734, before Francis Fullam, J.P.   --------------------------------- Citation to the widow & heirs to appear 2 Dec 1734 at 11 o'clock 18 Nov 1734. "To mr. William Whitney to Serve this Citation & to make Return ..." Decr. 2, 1734. The Parties appear'd - & the affair put off to Monday the 16th suivant - - - - - - Decr. 16. The Heirs appear'd again - & the Consideration of the affair is put off to this day month. Jany. 13, 1734. The Parties appeared again The Estate to be Settled on the Grandson - Will: Whitney, son of William - By agreement of the Parties - the sd Whitney is to pay the rest of the Heirs in 9 months from this Day & 6 ll. Per Cent Interim.   Record Commission 0-3-6   Return ------ 6-0   Bond 3-0   Assignment J. & Regr. 15-0   --------------------------------- A Hearing being had relative to the Decd to Nath Whitney (mentioned in the Comissrs. Return) Tis my opinion that sd. Nathl. should not allow so it & if nothing appears in a fortnight - that will set that matter in a different Light - I order the Estate to be Setled accordingly.   Nathaniel (Eldest)   Sarah Chadwick   William   Samuel   Hannah Billing   Mercy Greaves   --------------------------------- The additional Accot. of Sarah Whitney adminx. on the Estate of Nathl. Whitney late of Weston in the County of Middx. Decd Intestate ---- The said accountant chargeth herself with the Ballance of her former accot. --- Exhibited March 25. 1733/4 being - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - £72-15-5 and the now adds rec'd of Josiah Blanchard by execution - - - - 15- 5-5   ---------   88- 0-10 and she waves allowance in her Discharge   as follows - - - viz - - - - - - x Paid to Shubal Child - for his Service one   Day in carrying the Chain - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 5-0 x To Dr. Ebr. Roby for medicinie &c. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-10-6 x Charles Chadwick 15/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-15-0 x To James Pierpont in full - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4- 7-4 x John Neger - for Carrying ye Chain - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 5-0 x Benjn. Harrington for diging a Grave - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 8-0   Entertainment of the Apprasor & their Horses & expenses }   for Liquars - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - } 5-16-6   To Mr. George Harrington - her Bondsman - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 5-0   To Mr. Josiah Hobbs - for a Journey to Boston for }   Sundrys for the Funeral - & Serving a Citation } 0-18-0   To William Whetney for his Expences - & attendanc }   at Court - in a Suit of Law with Mercy Whitney }   and other Trouble & Expences as attorney for the ad- } 8- 0-6   ministx. - as per an accot. of Particulars }   To Josiah Hobbs for Sundry Journeys & Expences }   in the service of the Estate - - - - - - } 2- 6-6   To William Whitney for a Citation & Service - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-11-0   To Abigail Chadwick for her Service - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 7-0   framing this accot. 5/. Examining & Allowing 5/. - - - - - - - - - 0-10-0   Recording - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0- 4-0   To the adminx. for her Trouble - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-12-0   --------   17- 8-4 Ballance 20-12-6 The articles crossed to be allowd   in the Real Estate   --------------------------------- Middlesex Ls. Decr. 2. 1734 Mrs. Sarah Whitney the administx. presented the within written & declared that the same contains a full & true accot. The Same having been Examined & vouchers produced for Sundry of the articles therein contained (present William Whitney, a Grndson, Mr. George Harrington attorney for 4 of the Heirs - Mr. Josiah Hobbs, attorney for Saml. Whitney & Nathl. Billins, Abraham Gregory a Grandchild - & Charle Chadwick, the rest Cited) I do allow thereof Joned. Remington, Jpro all Content - save Chadwicke who is allowed a fortnight - to give his Reasons in writing decr. 16. This d. Chatwick appear'd - & then went away without offering any objections [Abraham Gregory, Guardian for David, a grandchild.]   --------------------------------- Nathl. Whitney's Adminstrs. additional accot. Fees pd 14/ Judge pd. The within Ballance was (since) allowed to the widw. & 12 ll. more. for his Priveledge - to be paid out of the Real Estate.   --------------------------------- Weston November ye 16. 1734 An account of ye Cost which I Have bin at in Standing a Sut at Law against Marcy Whitney adminx. of hur husbands Estate for which I crave allouence £ s d for a Copy of ye Somens - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00-01-0 for travil to Boston to an attorny - - - - - - - - - - - 00-05-0 attornys fees - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01-00-0 for attendence att Cort four days at five }   Shillings pr day - - - - - - - - - - - } - - - - - 01-00-0 one days travil to Sumom Wittnts. - - - - - - - - - - - - 00-05-0 and Sumonses - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00-00-9 for Expence at Cort - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01-02-9 for four Wittneses fees for attinding sd Cort - - - - - - 03-05-0 for one days Trauiel to Boston and my Expence - - - - - - 00-08-0 for one days attence at Concord Cort - - - - - - - - - - 00-05-0 for Expences at other times - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 00-08-0   ---------   The Sum Total 08- 0-6   William Whitney   --------------------------------- April the 1 1734 the Estate of Nathaniell Whitney Deseast is indebted to me - Josiah Hobbs for one Jurney to Cambridg to git a Commition - - - - 0-3-0 9 day to one Jurney for the Same - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-3-0 15 day to one Jurny for the Same - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-4-0 to cash paid for the comition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-5-0 for time and expences ingeteing the commity and   getting them Sworn and notefieing the heirs - - - - - - - - - - 1-6-6 to Cash paid for swearing the comity - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-5-0 to one day for Keeping taly for the survayer - - - - - - - - - - - 0-0-0   -------   2-6-6 other articles of Change in the Real Estate - vid. in the 2d accot. of adminn. The 5-16-6 is to be pd to the widow - She having already paid it to William - - -   --------------------------------- Assignment of Real Estate to William WHitney of Weston, husbandman, son of William Whitney, Dece'd & Grandson of Nathaniel Whitney, Senr. late of said town Dece'd Intestate. (except the widow's dower thirds) Value: £348. He to pay to widow Sarah Whitney, £12 to his uncles and aunts (children of the sd Intestate), viz: Nathaniel Whitney £14-15-10 2/7 Samuel Whitney £60- 7-11 1/7 Sarah Chadwick £60- 7-11 1/7 Hannah Billing £60- 7-11 1/7 Mercy Greaves £60- 7-11 1/7 heirs of William Whitney Dec'd. £60- 7-11 1/7 13 Jan 1734/5   --------------------------------- Incomplete bond of William Whitney of Weston, husbandman, principal, with John Walker of Weston, husbandman, surety, dated 16 Dec 1734.   --------------------------------- The Third account of Sarah Whitney administx. on the Estate of Nathl. Whitney late of Weston in the County of Middlesex Dece'd Intestate - - - - - - - - - - - - The Said accountant chargeth her Self with the Ballance of her forme accot. exhibited into the Registrey of Probate on Decembr. 2, 1734, being £70-12-6 and adds 6 ll. for the improvement of the Place - one year 6- 0-0   ---------   76-12-6 And the Said accountant craves allowance in her Discharge as follows - viz. x Paid to Josiah Hobbs (attorney to Saml. Whitney of Stratford) for a Cow }   which ye Dece'd bought of sd Whitney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - } 5-10-0 x To George Harrington (attorney to Mercy Whitney) for Service done by }   my Husband & Sons for ye Dece'd in his life time - - - - - - - - } 20- 0-0   For as much it appears to me that the Dece'd's Daughters have had }   to the value of about 6 ll. Each for mourning - I do allow the Eldest } 20- 0-0   sons Heirs 10 ll. & to Samuel & William 5 ll. Each - - - - - - - - - }   To mr. Josiah Hobbs for comisions & Serving it - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-10-0   Framing, Examining, allowing, Recording & Copy of ys accot. - - - - - - 0-12-0   Paid to Judge Dudley (on Bond - Principal & Interest) - - - }   on Behalf of ye Dece'ds Eldest son - - - - - - - - - - - } 21- 0-0   ---------   67-12-0 Novembr. 10. 1735 William WHitney (attorney to the administrx.) presented the foregoing -- & produced vouchers for the Several Articles therein contained - present, all Concern'd satisfied & Content -- I do allow thereof - except Charles Chadwick who was Cited.   Joned. Remington J pro Ballance 9-0-6 which is allowed to the widow - (with 12-0-0 more to be paid out of the Real Estate) for necessaries for upholding of life - as the Law directs.   ---------------------------------

Citation of heirs to appear 10 Nov 1735, dated 27 Oct 1735, Mr. Josiah Hobbs of Weston to serve the Citation.

25 Oct 1734. Report of Commission to apprize & distribute the real estate: John Coollidg, Josiah Jones, Ebenezer Allen, Nathan Fiske, William Williams. Value, £91. [Description of the parcels.]


Middlesex Ss. January 13th. 1734.   The Commissioners appointed to Distribute & Settle the Real Estate of Nathll. Whitney Senr. late of Weston in the County of Middlesex Dece'd Intestate - having made Return of their Doing therein ~ The Heirs of the Sd. Dece'd this Day appear'd (by my citation) to the End that the Said Estate might be Setled according to Law -- and the Return of the Said Commissrs. being read -- 'twas mov'd by mr. Joseph Harrington (who married ) that the 14 acres of Land in Weston, mentioned in Said Return as given by the Said Dece'd to his Son Nathl. Whitney & by the Said Commissioners valued at ninety one Pounds -- ought not to be Consider'd as so much advanced to the Sd. Nathaniel in part of his Portion - by reason of a certain blank in the Deed of Sd. Land -- implying (as he Supposes) that it was the Intention of the Dece'd that Sd. Nathl. Should not be accountable therefor when his (the Sd. Dece'd's) Estate Should be Distributed.   Having fully heard the Parties theron Tis my opinion that the said 14 acres ought to be Considered as so much advancid to the said Nathl. in part towards his Portion of the Said Estate -- & I order that the Sd. Dece'd's Estate be Settled accordingly   Joned. Remington, Jpro   --------------------------------- Nathl. Whitney Senr. } | Charges Vizt. his Estate Setled } | Commissrs. - - - - - 6-18-0   | Surveyor - - - - - - - - 1- 6-0 The 2/3 is £348- 0-0 | Fees of Office - - - - - - 2- 7-6 advanced to } 91- 0-0 | Two Chan men - - - - - - - 0-10-0 Nathaniel } --------- | To ye Widow for En- }   £439- 0-0 | tertaining ye Commissrs. } 5-16-6 Deduct Charges & } | Mr Hobbs for his } Priveledge } - - 31- 4-6 | Journeys & Expences }   --------- | in the Service of ye } 2- 6-6 Remains £407-15-6 | Estate - - - - - - } ------- 1/7th whereof is - - - 58- 5-0 6/7 | 19- 4-6  ------------------------------------------------| To ye widw. for her 2/7th is 116-10- 1 5/7 : Eldest Son | Priviledge - - - - - - 12- 0-0 Deduct 91- 0- 0 advanced to him | -------   ------------- | 31- 4-6   25-10- 1 5/7 |---------------------------------------- Deduct 10-14- 3 3/7 due from him to the other Children - it being 5/7ths of   ------------- 15 ll. which was his Debt to Judge Dudley, but paid by the Due to Eldest son 14-15-10 2/7 administx. out of the sho Estate; as appears by her   additional account. a Single Share - - - 58- 5- 0 6/7 a Share or 1/7th } in ye 15 ll. above } 2- 2-10 2/7   ------------   60- 7-11 1/7 due to Each Child   William Whitney (son of William Whitney Deced &) Granson of the Sd. Intestate to pay Charges 19-4-6 To ye Widw. for her Priviledge 12-0-0. To his uncle Nathaniel (Eldest Son of Sd Intestate) 14-15-10 2/7. To his uncle Samuel Whitney & his aunts Sarah Chadwick, Hannah Billing & Mercy Greaves (children of the sd. Intestate) viz to Each of 'em - 60-7-11 1/7 - and to the Heirs of William Whitney Dec'd (another son of sd. Intestate) the like Suum of 60-7-11 1/7. To be pd. in 9 months for January 13. 1734. with Lawfull Interest.   --------------------------------- January 6. 1732/3 I appoint Sarah Whitney of Weston Widow -- & William Whitney of Sd Town Husbandman -- Adminrs. on the Estate of Nathl. Whitney of Sd. Town Husbandman -- Dece'd. who became bound in 300 ll. Jacob Pierce Husbandman & Jeremiah Whittemore Cordwainer - both of sd Town -- sureties.

File #24732, Nathaniel R. Whitney, 1826

[Nathaniel Ruggles6, Simon5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 7 Aug 1826, Wm. Whitney petitioned for administration on the estate of Nathaniel R. Whitney of Watertown, deceased, intestate. There survive his widow and eight children, one "out of the Government". Petition was granted 15 Aug 1826.

On 15 Aug 1826, an agreement was made between his heirs:

  • widow Abigail Whitney,
  • Nathaniel R. Whitney,
  • Martha Skelton,
  • Frans. Whitney,
  • Simon Whitney,
  • John Whitney,
  • Jos F. Tufts, in right of his wife,

to have administration granted to William Whitney.

Inv. taken 29 Aug 1826, amounting to $873.30, taken by Elisha Livermore, David Livermore, and Thaddeus Cole.

File #24733, Phinehas Whitney, 1829

[Phinehas6, William5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1]

Will, dated 17 Jan 1812, of Phinehas Whitney of Shirley:

  • son Thomas Whitney (executor),
  • wife Jane Whitney,
  • dau. Sarah Whitney,
  • dau. Clarissa Whitney,
  • son Nicholas Bowes Whitney,
  • son William Whitney,
  • son Phinehas Sullivan Whitney,
  • son Charles Whitney,
  • dau. Lydia Watson,
  • dau. Elizabeth Parker, wife of Amos Parker,
  • dau. Rebecca Cooke Miriam, wife of William B. Meriam,
  • their aunt Mary Bowes.

Witn: Stephen Barrett, David Livermore, and Artemas Longley. Lodged 20 Dec 1819, calling Phinehas Whitney "clerk".

Inv. taken 30 Dec 1819, by Nath'l. Holden, Stephen Longley, and Nathl. Livermore, amounting to $4921.50.

File #24734, Rebecca Whitney, 1749

[widow of David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Admin. bond posted by David Whitney, weaver, with George Lawrance, husbandman, and Nathan Whitney, weaver, all of Waltham, on 12 Mar 1749, on the estate of Mrs. Rebecca Whitney, widow.

Inv. taken 26 Mar 1750 by Joseph Mason of Waltham, Samuel Livermore of Waltham, and Samuel Hastings of Lexington.

File #24735, Richard Whitney, 1723

[Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Will of Richard Whitney of Stow, yeoman, aged, dated 2 Dec 1723:

  • eldest son Richard Whitney (co-executor),
  • second son Jonathan Whitney (co-executor),
  • youngest son Joshua Whitney,
  • eldest dau. Hannah Farr,
  • dau. Elisabeth Wetherbee,
  • dau. Sarah Whitney,
  • dau. Ruhamah Whitney,
  • youngest dau. Hephzibeth Whitney,
  • "my eight children".

Witn: John Gardner, Jr., Moses Whetney, Jr., and Mary Whitcomb.

Inv. 14, 15, and 16 Jan 1723/4, exhibited 9 mar 1723[/4].

Division was made 19 Jan 1724/5, to:

  • Richard Whitney,
  • Joshua Whitney (guardian, Richard Whitney),
  • Jonathan Whitney,
  • Samuel Farr, in right of his wife Hannah,
  • John Witherbee, in right of his wife Elizabeth,
  • Richard Taylor, as guardian of Ruhamah and Hephzibah Whitney,
  • Hezekiah Hapgood, husband to Sarah Whitney.

All signed.

File #24736, Hephzibah and Ruhamah Whitney, 1723

[Hepzibah4 Whitney and Ruhamah4 Whitney, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

On 29 Feb 1723[/4], bond was posted by Richard Taylor of Sudbury, husbandmoan, with Richard Whitney of Stow, husbandman, as surety, as guardian of Ruhamah Whitney, in her 18th year, and Hephzibah Whitney, in her 13th year.

File #24737, Joshua and Sarah Whitney, 1723

[Joshua4 and Sarah4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

On 29 Feb 1723[/4], Richard Whitney of Stow, husbandman, was appointed guardian of Joshua Whitney, in his 16th year, and Sarah Whitney, in her 20th year.

File #24738, Richard Whitney, 1775

[Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Will of Richard Whitney of Stow, dated 26 Jan 1773:

  • wife Hannah,
  • eldest son Danll. Whitney, all lands in Stow (also executor),
  • second son Richard Whitney,
  • youngest son Josiah Whitney,
  • dau. Mary Gates,
  • dau. Dorothy Taylor,
  • dau. Hannah Wetherbe,
  • three sons of dau. Elizabeth Wetherbee, decd.:
    • Jonathan Wetherbee,
    • Joseph Wetherbee,
    • Jonas Wetherbee,
  • dau. Sarah Whitcomb,
  • grandson Richard Whitney, son of son Richard, my gun.

Witn: John Gardner, Henry Gardner, Susanna Gardner. Presented and proved 26 Dec 1775.

Inv. taken by Samuel Gates, Abraham Whitney, Jr., and Charles Whitman, 26 Mar 1776.

File #24739, Salmond Whitney, 1759

[Salmon5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1]

Admin. bond posted 4 Apr 1759, by Sarah Whitney, widow of Salmond Whitney, late of Littleton, intestate, with Samuel Taylor and Elias Taylor as sureties.

Inv. taken 10 Apr 1759, by Joseph Harwood, Samuel Taylor, and Jonathan Longley, wherein he is called "Capt. Salmon Whitney, deceased".

File #24740, Lois and Susannah Whitney, 1763

On 2 Mar 1763, Lois Whetney, aged 19 years, and Susannah Whetney, aged 14 years, children of Capt. Salmon Whetney, late of Littleton, now residing in Lunenburg, Worcester County, chose Samuel Taylor of Littleton, husbandman, as guardian. Witn: Daniel Dams.

On 2 May 1763, Samuel Taylor was appointed by the court, and he posted bond, with Joseph Harwood, surety.

File #24741, Salmon Whitney, 1783

[Salmon6, John5, John4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1]

On 8 Sep 1783, Obadiah Sawtell of Shirley, gentleman, posted bond, with Jonathan Worcester of Groton, and Joshua Longley of Luningburg as sureties, as administrator on the estate of Salmon Whitney, late of Groton, a Continental Soldier, deceased.

File #24742, Samuel Whitney, 1731

[Samuel3, John2, John1]

Will, dated 12 Feb 1731, or Samuel Whitney of Watertown:

  • son-in-law John Fiske (also executor),
  • widow,
  • four grandchildren:
    • John Fiske,
    • Mary Fiske,
    • Abigail Fiske,
    • Sarah Fiske,

Witn: Daniel Bond, John Taynter, John Cooledg. Proved 14 Feb 1731.

File #24743, Samuel Whitney, 1748

[Samuel5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1]

Inv. taken 31 Oct 1748, by Ebenezer Graves, Oliver Sheril(?), and Peter Graves.

Admin. on the estate of Samuel Whitney, late of Stow, granted 31 Oct 1748 to widow Grace Whitney, and she posted bond with Peter Graves and David Ran(?) as sureties, all of Stow.

On 19 Dec 1763, Josiah Houghton of Lancaster was granted administration on the estate of Samuel Whitney, late of Stow. Widow Grace and "the children" were mentioned on 29 Dec 1763.

File #24744, Samuel Whitney, 1807

[Samuel5, Benjamin4, Joseph3, John2, John1]

Will of Samuel Whitney of Watertown, dated 13 Dec 1805:

  • brother Benjamin Whitney,
  • sister Elizabeth Child,
  • children of brother Benjamin Whitney,
  • children of sister Elizabeth Child,
  • Joseph Whitney, 2nd, son of Jonathan Whitney, late of Watertown, deceased,
  • Peter Harrington
  • Nathaniel R. Whitney, executor.

Lodged 8 Oct 1807. Proved 10 Nov 1807. Witn: Peter Warren, Miles Bright, Saml. Barnes.

Executor's bond posted 10 Nov 1807, by Nathl. R. Whitney, with John Fowle and Peter Warren, sureties.

Inv. taken 5 Feb 1808, by Leonard Bond, Francis Bright, and Saml. Barnes.

File #24745, Harriet, Mary, Samuel, and Wallis Whitney, 1826

[Mary8, Samuel8, Wallis8, and Harriet8, Samuel7, Asa6, Levi5, Daniel4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1]

On 2 May 1826, Samuel Whitney of Townsend, blacksmith, was appointed guardian of Mary Whitney, Samuel Whitney, Wallis Whitney, and Harriet Whitney, all under 14, children of his wife Polly, deceased.

File #24746, Samuel Whitney, 1826

[Samuel7, Silas6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Admin. granted 8 Aug 1826 to Elias Phinney of Charlestown, as requested by Silas Whitney, father and sole heir of the deceased, on the estate of Samuel Whitney, merchant, of Charlestown. No widow or children.

Inv. taken by William Raymond, tanner, Charles Whitney, innkeeper, and William R. Hunt, tanner, all of Charlestown.

File #24747, Sarah Whitney, 1746

[widow of Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1]

On 10 Oct 1746, an agreement was made by the heirs of Sarah Whitney, late of Townshend, widow of Jonathan Whitney of Concord:

  • Shadrech Whitney, eldest son, also as guardian for the heirs of Zaccheus Whitney, deceased,
  • Jonathan Whitney,
  • Amos Whitney, also as guardian for the heirs of Timothy Whitney, deceased,
  • Daniel Whitney,
  • Sarah Warren, widow, for herself,
  • Samuel Hunt and Tabitha his wife, for herself,
  • Ebenezer Cutler and Anne his wife, for herself.

Witn: Samuel Taylor and William Fletcher.

Inv. taken 10 Oct 1746, by Daniel Taylor and William Fletcher.

File #24748, Sarah Whitney, 1756

[widow of George4, Jonathan3, Benjamin2, John1]

Inv. of Sarah Whitney, widow, late of Holliston, taken 16 Feb 1756, by John Haven, James Haven, and John Mayhew.

File #24749, Sarah Whitney, 1828

[widow of Jonathan6, Josiah5, David4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

Will of Sarah Whitney of Waltham, widow, dated 2 Sep 1828:

  • sister Louiza Beldlow,
  • sister Mary Shattuck,
  • sister Belinda Stearns,
  • son Jacob Cushing Whitney,
  • Josiah Child of Waltham, executor.

Witn: Elisa Stearns, Eli Sawyer, Horatio Adams. Proved 28 Oct 1828.

Elijah Smith was guardian of Jacob C. Whitney.

Inv. taken 28 Oct 1828, by John Clark, Abraham Wellington, and Elijah Hardy. It mentions estate of Josiah Quincy Whitney.

She was administratrix of the estate of Jonathan Whitney, decd.

File #24750, Shadrach Whitney, 1764

[Shadrach4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1]

Will of Shadrach Whitney of Groton, dated 20 Jul 1764:

  • brother Amos Whitney,
  • cousin Sible Lakin, dau. of brother Timothy Whitney, deceased,
  • cousin Jonathan Whitney, son of brother Zaccheus Whitney, deceased,
  • Jonathan Herrick, son of Joseph Herrick, under 21,
  • Joseph Herrick, Jr., son of Joseph Herrick, under 21,
  • else their brothers and sisters,
  • Timothy Whitney, son of brother Daniel Whitney,
  • Jonathan Lawrance of Groton,
  • Joseph Herrick, "now living on my Land in New Hampshire",
  • cousin Francis Fullam,
  • "sister Sarah Warren's daughter Anner that married to a Cox",
  • Submit Woods, dau. of Reuben Woods,
  • cousin Jonathan Parkhist son of my late sister Parkhist decd.,
  • Sarah Lawrence, dau. of Capt. Thomas Lawrence of Groton, under 18,
  • Lois, wife of Joseph Herrick,
  • Edmund Lawrance,
  • executor James Prescott, Esq., of Groton.

Witn: Jonas Farnsworth, Abijah Warren, Oliver Prescott. Proved 14 Aug 1764.

File #24751, Silas Whitney, 1824

[Silas6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

Petition of widow Abigail WHitney that Oliver Holden, Esq., be appointed admin. of the estate of her husband, Silas Whitney, of Charlestown, innholder, deceased, dated 17 Feb 1824.

Inv. taken 17 Feb 1824 by Oliver Holden, William Wood, and Saml. Cutter. Assets, $1244.81; debts, $25,300.00.

File #24752, Silas Whitney, 1837

[Silas6, Daniel5, Richard4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

4 Oct 1837, Patience Whitney, widow of Isaac Whitney, late of Charlestown, deceased, declined administration of his estate, and requested the appointment of William Beals, Esq.

10 Oct 1837, William Beals of Boston, printer, requested to be appointed adminstrator of the estate of Silas Whitney, last of Charlestown, yeoman, deceased, intestate, who left a widow and children who have declined administration. He was so appointed by the court. William Beals of Boston, printer, as principal, with Joseph T. Adams and Joseph Palmer of Boston, printers, as sureties, posted bond of $30,000.

16 Oct 1837, William Sawyer of Charlestown, yeoman, James K. Frothignham junior of Charlestown, and Ruggles Slack of Boston were appointed to take the inventory of Silas Whitney, late of Charlestown, yeoman.

20 Feb 1838, the inventory was exhibited by William Beals, amounting to $4890.00 of real estate and $31.25 of personal estate. William Beals certified to the court that he had published notices in newspapers for all those with demands on Silas Whitney's estate to present them to him. Demands amounted to $6438.45, leaving a deficit of $1548.75. Horatio N. Perkins and James K. Frothingham were appointed commissioners of insolvency.

4 Dec 1838, report of commissioners that George Gault's notes would be allowed $2913.87.

20 Mar 1838, William Beals was empowered to sell the real estate.

14 Jan 1840, William Beals presented an account showing revised debts, etc., to amount to $4789.12.

21 Jan 1840, William Beals of Boston testified that the estate owed debts, funeral expenses, and charges of administration, of $4789.12, that the value of his personal estate was $31.25, and the value of his real estate was $4890.00. He petitioned that the real estate be sold to raise $4757.87 to pay the amounts owed.

26 Mar 1840, sale of real estate.

19 May 1840, administrators first account, presented and allowed.

File #24753, Judah Whitney, 1777

[Judah6, Simon5, Jonathan4, Richard3, Richard2, John1]

On 7 May 1777, Simon Whitney posted bond, with Silas Rand as surety, as guardian of Judah Whitney, grandson of David Wetherbee, aged about 15 years.

File #24754, Simon Whitney, 1797

[Simon5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 7 Nov 1797, Cambridge, Sarah, widow of Simon Whitney, declined administration on the estate of her husband Simon Whitney of Watertown, and nominated Nathl. R. Whitney instead.

On 8 Nov 1797, Nathaniel Ruggles Whitney, Esq., posted admin. bond, with Edmund Fowle and John Fowle, sureties.

Inv. taken 20 Dec 1797, by Francis Faulkner, Leonard Bond, and Moses Coolidge, amounting to $988.47 plus $5611.75.

File #24755, Richard and Simon Whitney, 1798

[Richard6, Simon6, Simon5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

On 16 Apr 1798, Simon and Richard Whitney, minors over 14, sons of Simon Whitney, of Watertown, deceased, chose Thomas Clark as guardian.

File #24756, Abby W., Allston W., Elizabeth W., Harriet L., and Henry A. Whitney, 1838

[Abby W.8 etc., Simon7, Nathaniel Ruggles6, Simon5, Daniel4, Benjamin3, John2, John1]

20 Mar 1838, Simon Whitney of Framingham petitioned the court to be appointed guardian of Elizabeth W., Allston W., Abby W., Henry A., and Harriet L. Whitney, minors under the age of 14 years, and his own children regarding any legacies from their grandfather Timo. Walker, Esq., deceased. He was so appointed, their names given as Elizabeth Walker Whitney, Allston Waldo Whitney, Abby Walker Whitney, Henry Augustus Whitney, and Harriet Lincoln Whitney.

File #24757, Thaddeus Whitney, 1832

[Thaddeus6 Whitney, Caleb5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1

Will of Thaddeus Whitney of Newton:

  • wife Temperance,
  • grandchildren, children of late daughter Temperance, deceased:
    • Asa Cook,
    • Nancy Davis,
    • Louisa Jackson,
  • Israel L. Worcester, husband of dau. Ruth,
  • dau. Hannah (also executrix).

Dated 1 Jan 1828. Witn: Abijah Draper, Timothy Whitney, Robert Nelson. Codicil, 10 Jul 1829, appoints Elijah F. Woodward executor. Witn: Abijah Draper, Abijah W. Draper, and Amanda Draper. Proved 30 Oct 1832.

File #24758, Timothy Whitney, 1740

[Timothy4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1]

On 18 Jun 1740, Submit Whitney, widow, of Groton, posted bond, with James Parker and Benjamin Stone as sureties, as administratrix of the estate of Timothy Whitney.

Inv. taken 1 Jul 1740, by Isaac Farnsworth, John Bulkley, and Benjmain Stone, amounting to £135 16s 9d. "Submit Woods, formerly Whitney", relict of Timothy, made oath 22 Feb 1741, Groton.

File #24759, Sybil Whitney, 1744

[Sybil5, Timothy4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1]

Submit Woods, widow of Timothy Whitney, requests guardian for his only child, Sybell, in the 6th year of her age, to be Amos Whitney, brother, of Townshend, 2 Oct 1744.

On 10 Oct 1744, Amos Whitney of Townshend posted bond, with William Lawrance, surety, as guardian of Sybell Whitney.

File #24760, Timothy Whitney, 1824

[Timothy6, Moses5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1]

On 2 Nov 1824, Mary Whitney, widow of Timothy Whitney, late of Newton, yeoman (pensioner of the United States at the rate of $24.00), petitioned that Abijah Draper be appointed administrator.

Abijah Draper of Roxbury was appointed administrator [undated].

On 9 Nov 1824, bond was posted by Abijah Draper of Roxbury, with Mary Whitney and Timothy Whitney, both of Newton, as sureties, as administrator of the estate of Timothy Whitney, late of Newton, deceased.

Admin. account, 1 Mar 1824 [sic].

Inv. taken by Noah King, Thaddeus Hyde, and Thomas Richardson, all of Newton.

File #24761, Timothy Whitney, 1836

[Timothy7, Timothy6, Moses5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1]

6 Sep 1836, petition of Elisha Hyde, his largest creditor, that Ephraim Jackson of Newton be appointed Admin. of his estate. Timothy Whitney, yeoman, who last dwelt on land Newton, within six months last past died intestate, possessed of goods and estate remaining to be administered, having no widow, having two children only both minors, that it is the request of Elisha Hyde the uncle and one of the largest creditors, that Ephraim Jackson should be appointed admin. of his estate.

Ephraim Jackson of Newton, yeoman, as principal, and Elisha Hyde and Joseph Stojne, both of said Newton, yeomen, as sureties, was appointed administrator of the estate of Timothy Whitney, late of said Newton, deceased, 6 Sep 1836.

Notice was published in the newspapers, as reported by Ephraim Jackson on 20 Apr 1837.

19 Sep 1837, Luther Paul, Thaddeus Hyde, and Noah King, all of Newton, were appointed to take his inventory. It consisted of $718.00 in real estate and $35.75 in personal estate, total $753.75.

20 Mar 1838, first administrator's account by Ephraim Jackson. Mentions Otis Trowbridge, the guardian of Elisha Whitney and Sarah Whitney, minor children of Timothy Whitney, late of Newton, who did not object to the account.

File #24762, Elisha and Sarah Whitney, 1838

[Elisha8 and Sarah8, Timothy7, Timothy6, Moses5, Timothy4, John3, John2, John1]

13 Feb 1838, Stephen Whitney petitioned the court, declining to be guardian of the children of his brother Timothy Whitney deceased, and he desired that Mr. Otis Trowbridge be so appointed.

On 17 Feb 1838, Otis Trowbridge of Newton, yeoman, as principal, and Ephraim Jackson of Newton, yeoman, and Elisha Hyde of Needham, as sureties, posted bond as guardian of Elisha Whitney and Sarah Whitney, minors under the age of fourteen and children of Timothy Whitney late of said Newton, deceased.

20 Mar 1838, petition of Otis Trowbridge, guardian of Elisha Whitney and Sarah Whitney, minor children of Timothy Whitney, late of Newton, deceased, concerning Timothy's real estate. It consisted of about 27 acres of land in the south part of Newton, a town road passing through the same, with an old house and barn thereon. The buildings required very extensive repairs, and that said minors do not have sufficient personal property for that purchase. Thus Otis Trowbridge asked that the property be sold and the proceeds divided between them. The sale was ordered on 15 May 1838. Notice of the sale was posted in local newspapers, ending on 9 Mar 1839, and the land was sold 21 May 1839, to William H. Sumner, for $800.

File #24763, William Whitney, 1720

William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1]

On 4 Jul 1720, bond was posted by Martha Whitney, relict of William Whitney, and Nathaniel Whitney, Jr., with surety Nathaniel Whitney, Sr., husbandman, all of Weston, as administrators of the estate of William Whitney of Weston, deceased.

Inv. taken at Weston, 5 Aug 1720, by Ens. John Warrin, Benoni Garfield, and John Warrin, all of Weston. It was exhibited 15 Aug 1720.

Admin. account of Martha Whitney and Nathaniel Whitney, 21 Jul 1727.

Additional admin. account, 24 Mar 1728.

File #24764, Amity, Judith, Martha, Samuel, and William Whitney, 1720

[William5, Judith5, Amity5, Martha5, and Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1]

On 15 Aug 1720, bond was posted by Martha Whitney, widow, with Jacob Peirce, surety, as guardian of five minor children of William Whitney, her late husband, of Weston, viz., William, in his 14th year, Judith, in her 12th year, Amity, in her 8th year, Martha, in her 5th year, and Samuel, in his 2nd year.

On 31 Mar 1729, Amity Whitney, in her 17th year, daughter of William Whitney, late of Weston, has chosen Lebbeus Greaves of Sudbury, husbandman, as her guardian. He posted bond with Jona Greaves of Sudbury, house carpenter, as surety.

File #24765, William Whitney, 1813

[Ancestry unknown]

On 19 Mar 1813, Groton, Anna Whitney, widow of William, requests that Luther Lakin of Shirley be appointed administrator of her husband's estate.

His death date is given as 4 Mar 1813.

On 20 Mar 1813, bond was posted by Luther Lakin of Shirley, with Stephen Barrett of Shirley, tanner, and Jonas Livermore of Shirley, cordwainer, as sureties, as administrator of the estate of William Whitney, late of Groton.

Inv. taken 25 Mar 1813 by Abel Tarbell, Samuel Dodge, and Zechariah Fitch, Jr. The estate was insolvent.

File #24766, Leander R., Milo L., and William G. Whitney, 1827

[Leander Robinson etc., William]

1 May 1827, William G. Whitney, Milo L. Whitney, and Leander R. Whitney, minors above the age of 14 years, and sons of William Whitney, late of Pepperell, cooper, deceased, made choice of Arnold Huthinson of Pepperell, gentleman, to be their guardian. Arnold Hutchinson of Pepperell, gentleman, petitioned the court to be appointed their guardian. He was so appointed. Arnold Hutchinson of Pepperell, gent., as principal, and Peter Williams, yeoman, and Willard Shed, cooper, both of Pepperell, as sureties, posted bond for $30,000.

File #24767, William Whitney, 1835

[William7, Israel6, Israel5, Elijah4, Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1]

13 Nov 1835, Rufus Fisk, Abel W. Bruce, merchants, and Dexter Fairbanks, gentleman, all of Cambridge, were appointed to take the inventory of William Whitney, late of Cambridge, leather dresser.

17 Nov 1835, Adaline Whitney of Cambridge, widow, testified that William Whitney, leather dresser, of Cambridge, died withing the last three months, and she asked to be appointed administratrix of his estate. Adaline Whitney of Cambridge, widow, as principal, and Thomas Dowse of Cambridge, leather dresser, and Edward Hyde of Cambridge, trader, as sureties, posted bond of $5,000. The inventory was exhibited, and personal estate amounted to $251.62. Adaline reported that the estate would be insolvent, and asked for her apparel and part of the personal estate. The court granted her $250.

18 Feb 1840, Adaline Whitney presented her administration account, including one third of profits of William's business plus interest. The balance of the estate was $6668.35, and the account was approved by Levi Farwell, guardian of the only heir at law. The court ordered that the balance of $6,262.61 be distributed to and among the widow and next of kin, with $2087.53 to the widow and $4175.08 to William Whitney, the only child.

File #24768, Zaches Whitney, 1740

[Zaccheus4, Jonathan3, Jonathan2, John1]

Will of Zaccheus WHitney of Bedford, glazier, dated 10 Mar 1739:

  • wife Mary,
  • son Zaccheus, under the age of apprenticeship,
  • son Jonathn., under the age of apprenticeship,
  • brother Shadrach WHitney, executor.

Witn: John Paige, William Marshall, Timothy Wheeler. Presented for probate 31 Mar 1740, by the widow Mary.

Inv. 2 Apr 1740, taken by Israel Putnam, Mr. Joseph Fitch of Bedford, and Mr. Ebenezer Cutler of Weston.


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