Family:Whitney, William (?-1563)

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William Whitney (Eustace, John, [possibly] Eustace, Robert, Robert, Robert, Eustace, Eustace), son of Eustace and Ellen (Vaughan) Whitney. He died between 1 Jul 1558 and 3 May 1563, the dates of his will and its proving, presumably at Abergeoir, Breconshire, Wales.

He married, date and place unknown, ----- Vaughan, daughter of William Vaughan. She apparently died before 1 Jul 1558, as she is not mentioned in her husband's will.

He was mentioned in the will of his brother James Whitney of Clifford, 1562.

Abstract of his will, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury:

William Whitney, of Abergeoir [possibly Aberysgir] in Brecon. Will dated July 1, 1558; proved May 3, 1563. About going to war towards New Haven. Son, William. Brothers, James and John. Sisters, Eleanor, Margaret, and Elizabeth. Father-in-law, William Vaughan. Speaks of a bond given by him to James Whitney, of Clifford, and Richard Whitney, of Hardwick.[1]

Child of William and ----- (Vaughan) Whitney:

i. William Whitney, living 1 Jul 1558.

References

1.^  Henry Austin Whitney, The First Known Use of Whitney as a Surname: Its Probable Signification, and Other Data (Boston, MA: Henry Austin Whitney, 1875), p. xv. The records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury say that he was of "Aberllunvey" [i.e., Aberllynfi], Breconshire, and that the will was proved 2 May 1564 (PROB 11/47, 17 Stevenson).


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