Family:Witney, John (1701-a1745)

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John Witney, parentage unknown, born 26 Oct 1701, possibly Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England, and died sometime after 1745.

It is possible that he was the "Johannes Wittney", bp. 12 Mar 1697, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England, son of "Thomas Wittney de Henton: jun"

He married, 8 Oct 1727, Blewberry, Berkshire, England, Mary Huggill. She was born 1700, Blewberry, Berkshire, England.

They resided Blewberry, Berkshire, England. He was an agricultural labourer.

"John was 25 and Mary 27 years of age when they married in Blewberry, Berkshire, England and were known to have had a family of six children, all sons, John (1728) married Anne GRAY, Francis (1730) married Sarah WRIGHT and became a Breeches and glove maker, William (1733) married Martha NICHOLLS, Thomas (1737) married Jane GOODEY, Richard (1740) our direct ancestor married Mary DIMMOCK, and James (1745)."

Children of John and Mary (Huggill) Witney:

i. John Witney, b. 1728, Blewberry, Berkshire, England, bp. 14 Jun 1728, Blewberry, Berkshire, England. He m. 23 Oct 1749, East Hendred, Berkshire, England, Anne Gray. She was b. ca. 1730, possibly East Hendred, Berkshire, England.
ii. Francis Witney, b. 1730, Blewberry, Berkshire, England, bp. 25 Nov 1730, Blewberry, Berkshire, England. He m. 16 Jun 1751, Saint Peter In The East Church, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, Sarah Wright. She was b. ca. 1730, poss. Oxfordshire, England. He was a breeches and glove maker.
iii. William Witney, b. 1733, Blewberry, Berkshire, England, bp. 10 Mar 1733, Blewberry, Berkshire, England. He m. 4 Nov 1759, Sutton Courteney, Berkshire, England, Martha Nicholls.
iv. Thomas Witney, b. 1737, Blewberry, Berkshire, England, bp. 13 Nov 1737, Blewberry, Berkshire, England. He m. 25 Dec 1762, Dorchester, Oxfordshire, England, Jane Goodey. She was b. ca. 1740, possibly Dorchester, Oxfordshire, England.
v. Richard Witney, b. 1740, Blewberry, Berkshire, England, bp. 21 Jan 1740, Blewberry, Berkshire, England, m. Mary Dimmock.
vi. James Witney, b. 1745, Blewberry, Berkshire, England, bp. 22 Sep 1745, Blewberry, Berkshire, England.


John is probably a descendant of the Whitneys of Chinnor, Oxfordshire.


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