Family:Whitney, Mary (1666-1750)

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Mary3 Whitney/Whitten/Whitton (Jeremiah2, Thomas1), daughter of Jeremiah2 and Elizabeth (Doggett) Whitney/Whitten/Whitton,[1] was born 1 May 1666, Tisbury, MA,[2] and died 13 Aug 1750, Tisbury, MA, aged 76 years 3 months 13 days (but this would put her birth 1 May 1674).[3]

She married 4 Apr 1695, Tisbury, MA, Benjamin Manter,[4] son of John and Martha (Lombard) Manter.[5] He was born Aug 1671, calculated from his age at death,[6] and died 15 Jul 1750, Tisbury, MA.[7]

"[John Manter's] will, dated Sept. 12, 1698, was admitted to probate May 25, 1708, and the last time his name appears in the town records is March 28, 1707, in a division of land. [*Tisbury Records, 52.] The following is an abstract of his will:

To Son John all my land at "Keephegon" and all my several shares of land in the necks eastward from the Old Mill Brook, and half a common write in said town.
To Son Benjamin my Dwelling house, with all my lands both meadow land and upland ajoining thereto with all out housing and fencing whatsoever thereto belonging and also half a common write in said town.
All my movable estate unto his three daughters to be divided equally among them.
[*Dukes Probate, I, 19, 20.]

"It will be seen that Benjamin inherited the homestead, and then, after his father's death, added by purchases of his own, the entire section bounded by the Chilmark road, Mill path and Old Mill brook on the east, which constituted the Manter estate until the present century."[8]

"BENJAMIN MANTER, (John1), b. Aug. 1671; res[ided] T[isbury], husbandman; m. MARY WHITTEN (22) 4 Apr. 1695, who was b. 13 May 1674 and d. 13 Aug. 1750. He d. 15 July 1750 and his will 3 July 1733 was pro[bated] 10 Aug. 1750. He was deacon of the church in W[est] T[isbury], and a wealthy citizen of the town, his est[ate] being appraised at £9947-8-6." [Both are buried at West Tisbury Village Cemetery.][9]

Children of Benjamin and Mary3 (Whitney/Whitten/Whitton) Manter, all born Tisbury, MA:

i. Martha Manter, b. 13 Feb 1696;[10] m. Gershom Cathcart.
ii. Whitten Manter, b. 5 Sep 1699;[11] m. Miriam Cathcart.
iii. George Manter, b. 26 Mar 1702;[12] m. Katherine Athearn.
iv. Hannah Manter, b. 11 Apr 1704;[13] m. Samuel Manter.
v. John Manter, b. 8 Mar 1709;[14] d. before 1733.
vi. Benjamin Manter, b. 17 Jan 1711;[15] m. Zerviah Athearn.

References

1.^  She and her husband are mentioned in her father's will.

2.^  "Whitny, Mary, [born] May 1, 1666," according to Vital Records of Tisbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910), p. 93.

3.^  Charles Edward Banks, The History of Martha's Vineyard, Volume III: Family Genealogies, pp. 284-290. See her tombstone at this web page.

4.^  "Whitny, Mary and Beniamin Manter, [married] Apr. 4, 1695. [Int. not recorded.]," according to Vital Records of Tisbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910), p. 191.

5.^  Banks, op. cit., Volume II: Annals of West Tisbury, pp. 25-65.

6.^  Banks, op. cit., Volume III: Family Genealogies, pp. 284-290.

7.^  Ibid.. See his tombstone at this web page.

8.^  Banks, op. cit., Volume II: Annals of West Tisbury, pp. 25-65.

9.^  Banks, op. cit., Volume III: Family Genealogies, pp. 284-290.

10.^  Ibid.

11.^  Ibid.

12.^  Ibid.

13.^  Ibid.

14.^  Ibid.

15.^  Ibid.


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