Mailing List:2004-07-27 02, Re: Whitneys in Lambeth, by Robert L. Ward

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From: "Robert L. Ward" <rlward1 -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Whitneys in Lambeth Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 10:11:27 -0400 References: <> In-Reply-To: <> Karl and all, At 11:55 AM 7/11/04, karl h schwerin wrote: >Motivated by Robert Ward's excellent analysis of the records pertaining to >John Whitney and his ancestors, I'm posting the following information from >the Lambeth Church parish (across the Thames from Westminster) where his >father Thomas Whitney was resident. The dates here run from 1570-1574 >(about 15 years before John (1)'s birth. All of these accounts refer to >another John "Whitney" (could he have been an uncle?). This John WHITNEY seems to belong to the family of WHITNEY of Clifford, Herefordshire, a younger branch of the family of WHITNEY of Whitney. If the theory I proposed in my talk is right, then this John WHITNEY would be probably a second cousin of Thomas WHITNEY of Westminster. It's hard to say if the presence of two WHITNEYs in the same parish about ten years apart is coincidental or causal. Here is an abstract of a will which I believe to be his: 1596. JOHN WHITNEY, of London, Gentleman. Will dated May 21, 39th Elizabeth; proved in the Prerogative Court, May 26, 1596 or 1597. Bequeaths to the Archbishop of Canterbury his ring of gold set with turquoise, in token of his good; will towards his grace. To his nephew Eustace Whitney, of Clifford, County Hereford, Esq., £40, and his case of pistols with a touch box of latten, a horn flask and a mould for pellets. To his cousin, James Whitney, son of the said Eustace, £40, and his chain of gold weighing nine ounces, lacking threepence weight, and containing by estimation 397 links of French crown gold, also his lease of the Rectory of Clifford. To his friend Henry Maylord, his feather bed, bolster, pillows, two Spanish blankets and two Cadowes. To Elizabeth Dick, his chest. To Joan Newman, his cupboard. To Richard Wright, 40s. To cousin Thomas Whitney, of Clifford, 30s. to buy him a cloak. To Mrs. Ellen King, £21, in recompense of such money and duty as he owes her. Appoints the aforesaid James Whitney executor, and makes him residuary legatee. [Book Cobham, folio 46.] Regards, Robert Mr. Robert L. Ward rlward -at- <a href=""></a>

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