Mailing List:1996-12-17 03, Re: A visit to the Hereford Public Record Office, by Allan E. Green

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Mailing List Archives > 1996-12-17 03, Re: A visit to the Hereford Public Record Office, by Allan E. Green

From: <ALLAGREEN -at-> Subject: Re: A visit to the Hereford Public Record Office Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 07:21:32 -0500 Hi Wulf: I wouldn't say put to rest, more like held in abeyance for a while until the opportunity presents itself to pursue alternatives to the lineage of Thomas Whitney of Lambeth Marsh and Westminster, John's father. I had not known of the 1588 will of a Thomas Whitney, possibly of Staffordshire, clerk at Westminster, whose placement there around the time of the potential birth of the Thomas who was John's father (ca 1563) would seem to bear investigating. I find it so frustrating to have this come up after I returned from London, as I spent a lot of hours trying to find the origin of the Henry Whitney who came to CT in the 1640's for the benefit of the members of the group who are descended from that branch, and almost as many searching fruitlessly for John and Elinor's marriage [I searched every county in England in the Marriage Indexes located at the Society of Genealogists Library]. I could have been following this problem when I was there where the records are. Now that I am home in SE KY I won't get access to any of the sources I want to consult until next summer, when I will head for DC to the Library of Congress. The only alternative is to hope that a couple of the new members in England would be willing to devote some time to this, and, other than Ed Sinker, an expatriate American, they are, as best I have been able to determine, all not a part of the John and Elinor line. Perhaps you might remember the punch line to the old joke about the farmer and the mule. "Patience, jackass, patience!" Allan

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