Mailing List:2009-05-21 03, Re: Francis William Whitney, by David Whitney

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From: david.whitney -at- dds.net Subject: Re: [WHITNEY] Francis William Whitney Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 10:30:06 -0400 In-Reply-To: <58432D92-88FB-484E-9C9C-2A998B6D9A20@greenscourt.com> It's hard to tell where this family resided during the mid 1800's. The shipping records show that they traveled frequently. This is the record that makes me almost certain my great grandfather is related. They traveled from Demerara to NY in March of 1871. Henry was 8 months old and the birthdate matches exactly to the death certificate -b July 1870. Parents name and sister Gertrude match in the 1870 and 1880 US census. <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=nypl&h=16277205">http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=nypl&h=16277205</a> F W Whitney and family traveled back and forth multiple times before 1871 and I don't believe these were immigration ships. F W whitney must have been a merchant involved in trade between Bermuda, NY, Philly, and the West Indies during the mid 1800's. Twice he was on a ship owned by the Tuckers from Bermuda and once the Whitney's were the only passengers besides the captain. <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=nypl&h=1023641171">http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=nypl&h=1023641171</a> <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=pili354&h=3442565">http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=pili354&h=3442565</a> <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=philadelphiapl&h=10586206">http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=philadelphiapl&h=10586206</a> <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=nypl&h=878359">http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=nypl&h=878359</a> Tim Doyle <tim -at- greenscourt. com> To Sent by: whitney -at- rootsweb.com whitney-bounces@r cc ootsweb.com Subject Re: [WHITNEY] Francis William 05/21/2009 01:49 Whitney AM Please respond to whitney -at- rootsweb. com David: I strongly suspect that Henry was from Bermuda. In the 1880 census, Francis Whitney is listed as having been born in Bermuda. Tim On May 20, 2009, at May 20 - 5:46 PM, david.whitney -at- dds.net wrote: > Thank you for creating the page. > I was just informed about a Tucker/Whitney connection in Bermuda. > I'm not sure how relevant this is but I'll share what I have so far: > I found that Francis William Whitney traveled at least a few times > between > British Guiana, Bermuda, and NY in the 1840's and 50's. He goes by > 'F W > Whitney' in the shipping records. Sometimes he traveled alone and > sometimes > with wife Susan and children He was on a ship called the 'Brig > Falcon' > that was commanded by Capt Pitt. The ship was owned by the Tuckers in > Bermuda. My feeling is that he was involved in trade or may have > been part > of the crew. His father Henry Whitney was the Harbour Master of > British > Guiana and married a woman from Bermuda. I'm very curious if this > Henry > Whitney was originally from Bermuda. > > > "Brig Falcon built 1841, keel about 55 1/2 feet, On deck 69 feet, > width 21 > 1/4 feet. Owned by the Tuckers in Bermuda. Capt. Pitt commanded the > Falcon > until his death in 1854. Primarily used in the New York/Bermuda > trade in > the 1840's. In early 1850's made trips Bermuda to England" > > > > Tim Doyle > <tim -at- greenscourt. > > com> To > Sent by: whitney -at- rootsweb.com > whitney- > bounces@r cc > ootsweb.com > > Subject > Re: [WHITNEY] Francis William > 05/20/2009 04:32 Whitney > PM > > > Please respond to > whitney -at- rootsweb. > com > > > > > > > David: > > This is very interesting! This Francis Whitney was probably one of > Samuel Whitney's descendants who had not emigrated to the U.S. > earlier. We don't currently have a lot of information on Bermuda > Whitneys or this later time period. > > I have created a family group page for this family on our website, > located at: > > <a href="http://wiki.whitneygen.org/wrg/index.php/Family:Whitney%2C_Francis_(c1819-a1880%29">http://wiki.whitneygen.org/wrg/index.php/Family:Whitney%2C_Francis_(c1819-a1880%29</a> > > > Please feel free to edit that page and add in any other details that > you might have, including sources. We've found that getting the > information that you know out on the website helps to get more eyes > looking at it and connections to be made faster. > > Thanks again, > > Tim > > > On May 20, 2009, at May 20 - 1:28 PM, david.whitney -at- dds.net wrote: > >> >> I found this in the WRG archives. I've also been doing research on >> Francis >> William Whitney. >> >> > <a href="http://wiki.whitneygen.org/wrg/index.php/Archive:Whitney_Whistler%2C_Volume_3%2C_Number_1">http://wiki.whitneygen.org/wrg/index.php/Archive:Whitney_Whistler%2C_Volume_3%2C_Number_1</a> > >> >> >> >> Need information on a Francis William Whitney, who went from British >> Guiana >> to Conn. His father Henry Whitney married Amelia Herriott of >> Bermuda. Henry >> Whitney became the Harbour Master of British Guiana. His son, Francis >> William came to America in 1860 with his wife Susan (Nassiah), who >> was dead >> soon afterwards. Francis William took his children to New York. >> Please >> write to Editor as this is from an English Subscriber. >> >> >> >> I believe his grandson may have been my great grandfather Harry >> (Henry) W >> Whitney-b1870 in New York City. I've found that Francis William >> Whitney had >> a son Henry Whitney -b abt 1845 in Demerara. Henry Whitney lived in >> NY in >> 1870 and 1880. May have resided in NJ from 1874 - 1880. >> >> > <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=1880usfedcen&h=4354709">http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=1880usfedcen&h=4354709</a> > >> >> My father has DNA results that show a connection to Samuel Whitney of >> Bermuda if this helps. >> The last piece of info I'm looking for is the maiden name of Eliza M >> Whitney-b abt 1848. If I can confirm the maiden name is Ryerson I >> can tie >> this all together. >> >> >> >> <a href="http://www.vc.id.au/tb/bgcolonistsW.html">http://www.vc.id.au/tb/bgcolonistsW.html</a> >> >> WHITNEY, Francis William >> Born: abt 1818 >> Married: 27 8 1842, St. George's Cathedral >> Died: 15 8 1895 >> >> >> >> >> >> MASSIAH, Susan Frances (Married Name: WHITNEY. Married WHITNEY, >> Francis William) >> Born: abt 1817, Liverpool LAN >> Married: 27 8 1842, St. George's Cathedral >> Died: 11 1 1855, Demerara >> >> >> >> >> Thanks, >> Dave >> >> >> ------------------------------- >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > WHITNEY-request -at- rootsweb.com >> with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and >> the body of the message >> > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > WHITNEY-request -at- rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes > in the subject and the body of the message > > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to WHITNEY-request -at- rootsweb.com > with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and > the body of the message > ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to WHITNEY-request -at- rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message


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