Mailing List:2004-07-08 02, Re: Thomas Whitney Theory, by Robert L. Ward

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From: "Robert L. Ward" <rlward1 -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Thomas Whitney Theory Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2004 13:08:01 -0400 References: <><> In-Reply-To: <> Karl (and all), At 10:53 AM 7/8/04, karl h schwerin wrote: >My congratulations to Robert Ward for a fascinating piece of research on >the probable ancestry of Thomas Whitney of Westminster. You make a very >plausible case for your theory and it tends to reinforce the long-standing >"tradition" that John (1) Whitney descended from Whitneys who came from >Whitney on Wye in Hereford. Thanks for the kind comment and supporting opinion. > From the nature of the text, I suspect that you had genealogical trees or >charts to illustrate your discussion of the six Pedigrees. Is it possible >to post them on the WRG website, or make them otherwise available? It >would certainly help ME in looking at the differences and similarities >among them. The charts are already on-line. When you go to the text of my talk, you'll find links interspersed in the text. When you click on those links, they will open a new window in which the slides I used are displayed. The first link is in the second paragraph, using the words "what we know about Thomas WHITNEY of Westminster". The second is using the words "Here is Pedigree I" somewhat further down. The rest of the fifteen are similarly linked, and all will open in the same new window. >I do have a couple of comments, which should be taken more as supporting >your discussion than as criticism. First of all, there was no bridge at >Westminster in the 16th century. I think the only bridge that crossed the >Thames at London in those times was the London Bridge. Nonetheless, >there was probably a lot of traffic crossing the Thames at Westminster >either by private boat or ferry. I envision John (1) perhaps crossing >daily to attend the Westminster school (where he was enrolled). I was well aware of the lack of a bridge there. The point was that Lambeth was and is very close to Westminster, just across the Thames. There were numerous ferries and smaller boats used to cross, probably including at or near the place where the Westminster Bridge now stands. Further comments are welcome. Regards, Robert Mr. Robert L. Ward rlward -at- <a href=""></a>

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