Family:Whitney, John (s1785-1816)

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Capt. John Whitney, parentage unknown, was born say 1785, probably Bermuda, died 16 Nov 1816, Spanish Point, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda, "leaving a widow and 4 children".[1]

He married, 24 Jan 1805, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda, Mary Sally Dunscomb.[2] She was born circa 1786, died 19 Mar 1859, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[3]

The will of John Whitney was written 14 Nov 1816 and probated 28 Mar 1817. He was mentioned as being a mariner, of Pembroke Parish, leaving a widow Mary Sarah and children Samuel Henry, William Richardson, Ann, and John. He mentioned brothers-in-law Samuel Dunscomb and John W. Tilley. The executor was his widow Mary and his brothers-in-law as named. The witnesses were Joseph H. Saltus, George Hutchings, and John Gibson.[4]

Children of John and Mary Sally (Dunscomb) Whitney (order uncertain):

i. Samuel Henry Whitney, bp. 21 Sep 1806, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[5]
ii. William Richardson Whitney.
iii. Anna Whitney, bp. 28 Feb 1813, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda,[6] m. 24 Jul 1834, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda, Capt. William Lightbourn.[7]
iv. John Whitney, bp. 18 Jun 1815, Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.[8]

References

1. ^  "1816, Nov. 30: Capt. John Whitney died at Spanish Point on Nov. 16, leaving a widow and 4 children.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, p. 1505.

2. ^  "Ewing Register", 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. 301.

3. ^  "1859, March 22: Mrs. Mary S. Whitney, in her 73rd year, widow of Capt. John Whitney, died in Pembroke on March 19.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, p. 1507.

4. ^  C.F.E. Hollis Hallett, Early Bermuda Wills 1629-1835 (Bermuda:Juniperhill Press, 19??), p. 659.

5. ^  "Ewing Register", 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. 289.

6. ^  "Ewing Register", 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. 290.

7. ^  "1834, July 29: Ann Whitney, only daughter of the late John Whitney married Capt. William Lightbourn in Pembroke on July 24.", Bermuda Index 1784-1914, p. 1505.

8. ^  "Ewing Register", 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. 290.



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