Archive:NEHGR, Volume 116

From WRG
Jump to navigationJump to search

Archives > Archive:Extracts > Archive:The New England Historical and Genealogical Register > NEHGR, Volume 116

Fenno, Florence Ford, and Brayton, Isabella Weir, "Gravestone Inscriptions in Hartford, N. Y. and Vicinity," NEHGR, Vol. CXVI (1961), pp. 57-71.


[p. 70]

Whitney, Fred., 1882-1949
Elmina (Brown) S. his wife, 1879 -

Barclay, Rachel E., "The Faunce Family: Addendum and Corrections," NEHGR, Vol. CXVI (1961), pp. 188-191.

[p. 188]

In the course of research on other families in Plymouth Colony, Mass., there has come to light additional information concerning the John Faunce family, which amplifies and corrects some of the material which appeared in the recent article on this family by Mr. James Freer Faunce The Register, April 1960, vol. 114, p. 115ff).
John1 Faunce married ca. 1631 Patience2 Morton, daughter of George and Julian (Carpenter) Morton. They had nine known children, the last recorded being Joseph, born 14 May 1653 (Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, ed., The Colony of New Plymouth in New England. Miscellaneous records [vol. 8, p. 15]). John Faunce died 29 November, probably in 1653, although the record as printed (ibid., Court Orders: vol. 3, p. 16) makes it appear to be 1654. According to the Court Orders (ibid., p. 46) administration on his estate was

[p. 189]

granted to Patience Faunce 7 March 1653-4. As late as 9 June 1660 she was still a widow, for on that date John Jenkins of Barnstable, Mass., conveyed land to "Patience Faunce of Plymouth, widow" (Plymouth Colony Deeds, 2:2:35). That she married Thomas Whitney some time after 1 Feb. 1660-1 is proved by two instruments. First by deed, dated 15 June 1671, Thomas Whitney of Plymouth conveyed to Nathaniel Holmes a small parcel of upland in Alcarmus Field which he and his wife Patience acknowledged the same date (ibid., vol. 4, pt. 1, p. 148). Secondly, by an agreement, dated 2 May 1673, from Thomas Whitney to Joseph Faunce: "Whereas by a mutual agreement made and concluded by and between me Thomas Whitney of Plymouth ... and my now wife Patience Whitney bearing date the first day of February Anno Dom 1660-1. it Doth appear by the third article thereof that the said Thomas Whitney do stand bound to satisfy my son in law Joseph Faunce for all such service and labor as should be performed by him for me after he hath attained the age of sixteen years, and that the said my son in law Joseph Faunce hath been with me and hath done and performed good service for near the period of four years since he hath attained the age of sixteen years as aforesaid: Now therefore ... I Thomas Whitney for and in consideration and for full satisfaction for the good service of my said son in law Joseph Faunce performed ... do ... grant ... to the said Joseph Faunce and his heirs and assigns forever all the whole half of my messuage tenement and farm in Plymouth ... Moreover, whereas I the said Thomas Whitney have formerly given unto my said wife the other half of my said house ... as appears by the first article of the agreement abovementioned if she should live longer than I ... but if she should decease before me that then it should remain mine, be it known ... that in case my said wife should decease before me the said Thomas Whitney I do likewise ... give ... the other half of my said house and lands in case I do survive longer than my said wife to be and belong at my decease unto the said my son in law Joseph Faunce." He further stipulates that the agreement does not include his land at Punkateeset, "which is already given to my son Jeremiah Whitney" (ibid., vol.4, pt. 1, p. 159). According to the Records of the Town of Plymouth, 1636 to 1705 (1889), vol. 1, p. 68, John Faunce and Thomas Whitney shared Lot 27 in the Punkateeset lands. Thomas Whitney died near March 1673/4 when his will, dated in 1673, was proved. He named wife Patience, son Jeremiah Whitney and a grandchild Thomas. The will is mutilated and therefore portions of it are incomplete. (Plymouth Colony Wills, 3:2:6).

Brownson, Lydia B. (Phinney), and McLean, Maclean W., "Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. (c. 1625-1689)," NEHGR, Vol. CXVI (1961), pp.

[p. 197]

103: FREEMAN5 PERRY (Solomon4, Elisha3, John2, Ezra1) was born in Ridgefield, Conn., 22 Oct. 1753.
His father's will gives him land bounded West on the Connecticut-New York colony line, South on Elijah Whitney and two acres "in the Oblong." The final distribution of his father's estate, 16 June 1787, gives him three and one-half acres West of the home lot, adjoining to his brother Gilbert's land (Danbury, Conn., Probate File 3723).

"Queries," NEHGR, Vol. CXVI, pp. 235-236.

[p. 235]

Wanted: Ancestry of Lydia Brown, who married 28 June 1648 Thomas Parsons of Windsor, Conn. Thomas died in 1661; Lydia died 14 June 1674. Also of Hannah Barnes of Brookfield, Conn., who married in Farmington, Conn., 1 Feb. 1727/8, Isaac Parsons (1697-1756). - Dorothy Whitney, 840-15th Avenue, Seaside, Oreg.

Dumas, Warner, "The Rev. Warren Emerson's Marriage Records," NEHGR, Vol. CXVI, pp. 255-260.

[p. 255]

This certifies that on the 24th March 1831 Mr. Joseph H. Whitney of Lunenburg and Miss Eliza Derby of Leominster were joined in marriage by me in said town of Leominster Worcester Co., Mass.

[p. 256]

This certifies that on the 14th Feb. 1832 Mr. Albert Stratton of Leominster and Miss Hannah Whitney of Lunenburg were joined in marriage by me in said town of Lunenburg Worcester Co., Mass.
This certifies that on the 22nd March 1832 Mr. Eleazer Brooks Wheeler of Concord and Miss Sophia Whitney of Lunenburg were joined in marriage by me in said town of Lunenburg Worcester Co., Mass.

"Queries," NEHGR, Vol. CXVI, pp. 315-317.

[p. 316]

Wanted: Ancestry, places of birth, and other information about Clark ----- Dickinson; wife Sally; Middlebury, Vt., in 1810; Green Bay in 1833. Founder of Oshkosh. Register of Deeds, lay minister for 60 years. Children: Martha, Harriet Young (Mrs. John Whitney), Huldah (Mrs. Sumner Hilton), Sarah, David. - Ethel Henry Cook, 534-4th Avenue, South, Glasgow, Mont.

Copyright © 2000, 2006, The Whitney Research Group