Family:Whitney, Anna (1736-1762)

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Anna5 Whitney (Benjamin4, Thomas3, Thomas2, John1), daughter of Benjamin4 and Abigail (Bridge) Whitney, was born 23 or 27 Oct 1736, Marlborough, MA,[1] was baptized 8 May 1737, Marlborough, MA,[2] and died 2 Jan 1762.

Marriage intentions were published 27 Aug 1761, Boston, MA, for her and William Bowes.[3] She married, 22 Dec 1761, Boston, MA, William Bowes, son of Rev. Nicholas and Lucy (Hancock) Bowes, "of Boston", as his first wife. He was born 3 Dec 1734, and died Apr 1805, London, England. He married secondly, Mary Stoddard.

Pierce says the following:[4]

ANN [WHITNEY], b. Oct. 28, 1736; m. Dec. 22, 1761, William BOWES, of Boston. She d.s.p. Jan. 2, 1762. He was b. Dec. 3, 1734, and d. at London, Eng., Apr. 1805; he m. for second wife Mary STODDARD, and had several children.

She was admitted to the Hollis Street Church, Boston, MA, 16 Sep 1753.[5]

William and Anna5 (Whitney) Bowes had no children.


1.^  "Anna [Whitney], d. Benjamin and Abigail, [born] Oct. 23, 1736," according to Marlborough Vital Records.

2.^  "Anna, d. Benjamin and Abigail, bap. May 8, 1737, at Marlborough," according to Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1707-1850. 1703--Gravestones--1900. Church Records, 1709-1825. Appendix and Addenda, Cent Society, Gleanings from the Town Files, Bits of Genealogy, Error, Indexes, &c. (Boston, MA: McIncloe Bros., Printers, 1901), page 525.

3.^  "Anna [Whitney] and William Bowes, int. Aug. 27, 1761," according to Registry Department of the City of Boston, A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing Boston Marriages from 1752 to 1809 (Boston, MA: Rockwell and Churchill, 1903), p. 40.

4.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: 1895), p. 52.

5.^  "Whitney, Anna, adm. Sept. 16, 1753," according to Hollis Street Church Records, Boston, MA.

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