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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)

Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.


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20 WHITNEY GENEALOGY.

four years." His wife, Elinor, mother of his eight sons, died in Watertown May 11, 1659, aged about 60 years (though called 54) [NOTE]. He married Judah (Judith) Clement, Sept. 29, 1659. His will, dated April 3, 1673, is as follows: I John Whitney senior of Watertowne in ye county of midlesexx being perfect and sound in my memory and understanding blessed be god for it: I do declare this to be my last will and testemant In maner and form as followeth 1ly I committ my spirit into ye hands of god yt gave it: and my body unto the earth from whence it was taken: 2ly I give unto my Son John Whitney: my meadow called beeverbrook mead- ows with yt upland yt doth appertain thereunto: and a yoke of oxen: or nine pounds ten shillings: and ten acres of my land called devedent and a trunke and one pair of sheets and one pair of pillows beers and two pewter dishes a great one and a small one and ye bed whereon I lie with all the furniture thereunto belonging. 3ly I give unto my son Richard Whitney my ten acres of land called devident and two cowes and a great sea chest 4ly I give unto my son Thomas Whitney ten acres of my land called devident and two cowes and a sad colered sute namely a payer of breeches and a close coate and a puter dish. 5ly I give unto my son Jonathan Whitney an iron kitle and a great brass skilet. 6ly I give unto my son Joshua Whitney twenty acres of my land called devident and a cubbard and a little table and a chest and a great kitle and a warming pan and a skillett. 7ly I give unto my son Benjamin Whitney the old mare if she live. 8ly My will is yt what of my estate be left after all is paid out as ye aboves namely of my moveables yt it be equaly devided between my execeutors and I doe nominate and apoynt my well beloved sones John Whitney and Joshua Whitney to be my execeutors to this my will and testament and I doe desire my loveing friend William Bond sen to se yt this my will be performed acording to ye true intent of it as is aforesaid and doe set to my hand this 3d of Aprill 1673. Ye centerline in ye line 24 ye wood devided was don before any subscribing or sealining. The marks of X Jon Whitney sen and a seale, In ye presince of us William Bond sen Sarah Bond sen This is an inventory of the estate of Mr. John Whitnie, sene, taken this 4th of June, 1673, by us whose names are hereunto subscribed. Impe Wearing Clothes. A sad coleired sute coats and breeches.....................................001 10 00 The rest of both linin and woollen and shooes stocking hats gloves being much worne.........................................................002 10 00 The bed wheareon he lay wth all the furniture thereunto belonging...........05 00 00 Three pillows beers three sheets and three small old table clothes.........001 00 00 An old feather boulster and feather pillows a sea chest....................000 10 00 Two old chests an old trunke an old box and an old Cubbard.................000 14 00 Two old tables one forme 3 old chaires.....................................001 00 00 Three pewter platters one basson a sacer and old great pott and old pewter bottle and a chamber pott.........................................000 12 00 A brass kitle 2 brass skillets a brass skimer a warming pan a small brass morter a little ladell of brass....................................001 02 00 An iron pot and pott hooks a tramell a iron kittle a spit a smoothing iron and two old frying pans.............................................001 05 00 Three earthen vessels a great grater 2 chuny dishes a dozen of trenchers a wooden dish 3 cheese moats...................................000 03 00 A small trevit a pair of tongs and a small payer of scales pound and half in waits a spindell for a wheelle and an iron bullet................000 02 00 A churne and other lumber..................................................000 05 00 Four cowes.................................................................010 00 00 Two oxen...................................................................009 10 00 A old maer.................................................................002 10 00 An old sadle an pillion....................................................000 10 00 An old paire of soops and boxes for a cart a payer of iron pins for the extree a payer of lines pins and washers.................................000 10 00

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