Family:Whitney, David (c1811-1854)

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Capt. David Whitney, son of Robert P. and Honora (Walker) Whitney, was born circa 1811, probably Bermuda, and died 29 Jun 1854, Grenada.

"1854, July 18: Capt. David Whitney, in his 43rd year, died on June 29 in Grenada, leaving a widow and 7 children; he had been on a voyage in the trading schooner Margaret Musson, of which he was part-owner."

He married 19 Jul 1832, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda, Ann Wood White.[1]

"1832, July 24: Capt. David Whitney married Ann Wood White, youngest daughter of William White, on July 19 in Pembroke."[2]

Children of David and Ann Wood (White) Whitney:

i. Honora Susanna Whitney, b. 26 Nov 1834, Hamilton, Bermuda, bp. 10 Jan 1835, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[3] She m. 25 Jan 1853, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda, Capt. Alfred George Newman.[4]
ii. (son) Whitney, b. 7 Jun 1837, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[5]
iii. Ann Elizabeth Whitney, b. 30 Dec 1838, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda, bp. 16 Mar 1839, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[6]
iv. William White Whitney, b. 6 Jan 1841, Pitts Bay, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[7]
v. Rosalvina Whitney, b. 20 May 1842, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[8]
vi. Frederick Adolphus Rees Whitney (twin), b. 29 Nov 1844, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[9]
vii. Thomas Lea Smith Whitney (twin), b. 29 Nov 1844, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda,[10] d. 20 Dec 1857, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[11]
viii. David John Whitney, b. 28 Sep 1848, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda,[12] d. 16 Aug 1849, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[13]
ix. Susannah Tynes Whitney, b. 11 Mar 1851, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda,[14] d. 17 Jun 1851, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[15]
x. Agnes Isabella Whitney, 29 Jun 1852, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda, d. 29 Aug 1857, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[16]

Notes

Note that he named a son "Frederick Augustus Rees Whitney". According to this page, Frederick Rees was married to a woman named Margaret Musson, the same name as that of the schooner he was part owner of. It is probable that Frederick Rees was the other part-owner of the schooner, and that he had named it after his wife.

According to this page, Thomas Lea Smith was the son of Thomas Lea and Dorcas (Frith) Smith, born 1802, Cluster Cottage, Warwick Bermuda, and died 7 May 1861, Bloomfield, Paget, Bermuda. He married Caroline Catherine Nelmes, was educated at Yale Medical School, and practiced in Bermuda as a physician.

References

1. ^  "Devonshire & Pembroke Registers", A. C. Hollis Hallett, Early Bermuda Records 1619-1826, A Guide to the Parish and Clergy Registers with some Assessment Lists and Petitions (Bermuda: Juniper Press, 19??), p. 432.

2. ^  Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1505.

3. ^  "Devonshire & Pembroke Registers", A. C. Hollis Hallett, Early Bermuda Records 1619-1826, A Guide to the Parish and Clergy Registers with some Assessment Lists and Petitions (Bermuda: Juniper Press, 19??), p. 428, and "1834, Dec. 2: David Whitney, birth of a daughter in Hamilton on Nov. 26.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1505.

4. ^  "1853, Feb. 1: Honora Susan Whitney, eldest daughter of Capt. David Whitney, married Capt. Alfred George Newman of the brigantine Standard, in Pembroke Church on Jan. 25.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1506.

5. ^  "1837, June 13: David Whitney, birth of a son in Pembroke on June 7.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1505.

6. ^  "Devonshire & Pembroke Registers", A. C. Hollis Hallett, Early Bermuda Records 1619-1826, A Guide to the Parish and Clergy Registers with some Assessment Lists and Petitions (Bermuda: Juniper Press, 19??), p. 428 and "1838, Dec. 25: David Whitney, birth of a daughter in Pembroke on Dec. 20.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1505.

7. ^  "1841, Jan. 12: David Whitney, birth of a son at Pitts Bay, in Pembroke, on Jan. 6.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1505.

8. ^  "1842, May 24: David Whitney, birth of a daughter in Pembroke on May 20.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1506.

9. ^  "1844, Dec. 3: David Whitney, birth of twin sons in Pembroke on Nov. 29.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1506.

10. ^  "1844, Dec. 3: David Whitney, birth of twin sons in Pembroke on Nov. 29.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1506.

11. ^  "1857, Dec. 22: Thomas Lea Smith Whitney, aged about 12, 3rd son of the late Capt. David Whitney, died in Pembroke on Dec. 20.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1507.

12. ^  "1848, Oct. 3: David Whitney, birth of a son in Pembroke on Sept. 28.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1506.

13. ^  "1849, Aug. 21: David John Whitney, aged 10 months, son of David Whitney, died in Pembroke on Aug. 16.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1506.

14. ^  "1851, March 18: David Whitney, birth of a daughter in Pembroke on March 11.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1506.

15. ^  "1851, June 24: Susannah Tynes Whitney, aged about 3 months, daughter of Capt. David Whitney, died in Pembroke on June 17.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1506.

16. ^  "1857, Sept. 1: Agnes Isabella Whitney, aged 5, youngest daughter of the late Capt. David Whitney, died in Pembroke on Aug. 29.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, An index of births, marriages, deaths as recorded in Bermuda newspapers, p. 1507.


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