Family:Whitney, Robert (b1580-1607)
Robert Whitney, parentage unknown, but had a brother Thomas Whitney. He must have been born by at least 1580 as he was a grandfather, and died after he wrote his will 14 Apr 1607. He was of Dagenham, Essex.
Will dated April 14, 1607; proved at Chelmsford. Desires to be buried in the Minister's Chapel at Dagenham, and Mr. Manning to preach his funeral sermon, and to have ten shillings for it. Gives to his son William 6s.8d., as he has had sufficient already. Appoints his brother Thomas and son Thomas executors.
He was a blacksmith.
Children of Robert Whitney and an unknown woman:
i. Thomas Whitney ii. William Whitney, m. Joan -----.
- Ch: Mary Whitney, Joan Whitney, and Anne Whitney.
- Whitney, Henry Austin, Memoranda Relating to Families of the Name of Whitney in England, (Boston: 1859), p. 8.