Family:Whitney, Thomas (c1581-1608)
Thomas Whitney (Nicholas, Robert, Robert [perhaps] Robert, Eustace, Robert, Robert, Robert, Eustace, Eustace, Robert, ...), son of Nicholas and ----- (-----) Whitney, was born circa 1581, probably Castleton, Herefordshire, and died sometime before 5 Jul 1608, London, England.
He married, probably sometime between 1602 and 1606, probably London, Maria -----.
According to the records of the Merchant Taylors' Company, 23 Jun 1593, "Thomas Whitney, son of Nichols Whitney of Carsleton, in the county of Hereford, gentleman, deceased, apprenticed to Robert Davies of St. Andrews in Holborn." Also, 19 Jul 1602, "Thomas Whitney made free by Robert Davies, his master."
Was he perhaps the Thomas Whitney who administered the estate of his sister Ann Whiteny of St. Sepulchre, London, in 1606?
5 July 1608, Maria, wife of Thomas Whitney, said that T[homas Tenant] had given her husband a pea-sized pill for a mild heat, which had caused excessive vomiting and purging for 3 days and death soon after. T[homas Tenant] had charged 6s. for the pill. John Fulces corroborated this.
Administration of Thomas Whitney of St. Andrew, Holborn, granted to Alex Langford, creditor, the relict Mary renouncing, 27 August 1608.
Possible children of Thomas and Maria (-----) Whitney:
i. William Whitney, bp. 4 Feb 1607, St. Andrew's, Holborn, London.
1. ^ His parentage is proven by his Merchant Tailor apprenticeship record, Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago: 1895), p. 17.
2. ^ He would have been apprenticed at age 12 and freed at age 21, hence the estimate of his birth date. His father was residing in Castleton, Herefordshire at that time.
4. ^ ibid.
6. ^ Index to Acts of Administration PCC, 1596-1608, p. 47.
8. ^ PCC 1608, p. 126, FHL film #93,248.
9. ^ "Willm. Whitny, son of Thomas Whitny, bp. 4 Feb 1607, St. Andrew's, Holborn, London", L.D.S. International Genealogical Index, extraction program, batch # C010511.