Mailing List:2002-08-12 16, Re: Hello!, by Robert L. Ward

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From: "Robert L. Ward" <rlward1 -at- erols.com> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Hello! Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 21:21:01 -0400 In-Reply-To: <002301c2424f$132c11a0$35844d40@voyager.net> Chris, At 05:24 PM 8/12/02 -0500, LWhitney wrote: >My aunt has a book called the "Ancestors of John Whitney" but I have not >seen it referred to by the WRG. Any thoughts on this book as far as >information and credibility? I would like a copy of the book but have not >seen one advertised anywhere. Your thoughts on the subject would be >appreciated. Glad to meet you, cousin! A few of us have copies of Henry Melville's book, _The Ancestry of John Whitney_ (1896). We are in the process of transcribing some parts which will be posted on the WRG web site when ready. Melville does a good job of documentation for the data he presents. For a discussion of the ancestry of John-1 WHITNEY of Watertown, see this URL: <<a href="http://www.whitneygen.org/families/johnw/ancestry.html&gt">http://www.whitneygen.org/families/johnw/ancestry.html&gt</a>;. The discussion there will explain why most of the information in Melville's book, describing the WHITNEY family of Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire, cannot be proved to apply to our John-1 WHITNEY. The parents of Thomas WHITNEY of Westminster, father of our John-1, are currently unknown, but his father could not be Robert WHITNEY, 3rd son of Sir Robert and Sybil (BASKERVILLE) WHITNEY of Whitney, as stated by Melville. Regards, Robert Mr. Robert L. Ward rlward -at- whitneygen.org <a href="http://www.whitneygen.org/home.html">http://www.whitneygen.org/home.html</a>


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