|| I. John Whitney was probably born before his father went to Southold, as the fact that he was of full age before 20 Jan. 1665-66, is indicated by the following vote:
- At a Towne meting held the 20th of Jan. 1665, granted vnto John Whitne the sonne of Henry Whitney . . . . . oinse unto his father's home lott extending from the . . . . Brow of the hill lying by the hi . . weigh Leading to the . . . . 2 Rodds . . . cartpath by the sayd Falls.
He settled, with his father, in Norwalk; followed his business, of
millwright and miller; succeeded him in the possession of the mill and homestead; and there married, 17 March 1674-5, Elizabeth Smith, dau. of Richard Smith.
- At a towne meting desember 27th 1677. At ye aforesayd meting it was voted and agreed on between the towne and the miller, John Whitne, that the towns men are to carry their corne to the mill vpon the third and sixt dayes of the weak, comonly called Tuesday & Fryday, which days he is to Attend to grinde in & if the sayd John can clere the mill of the corne that is brought in the aforesayd two days, or before, then the Rest of the dayes of ye week he may take to atend his own ocations, but if he cannot clere the mill of the corne sesonably brought in, he must clere it beore he leaues.
He built a fulling-mill at Norwalk, which he gave, 14 Ap. 1707, to his son John Whitney, with needful conveniences of land and water,
- to Injoye use and improve, so long as there shall be a grist or corne mill maintained by the sd John Whittney, Senr., or his heirs for to grind the Inhabitants corne, According to his covenant with the sayt Towne and noe longer. This I do Grant unto my sayd sonn so long as he or his heires shall se cause to maintaine a fulling Mill there where it now standeth and no Longer; provided allso that in case the sayd John Whitney sone of sayd John Whitney, senior, shall marry,