Family:Whitney, Mary (1696-?)

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Mary4 Whitney (Isaiah3, Thomas2, John1), daughter of Isaiah3 and Sarah (Woodward)(Eddy) Whitney, was baptized 4 May 1696.

Mary married, 21 Oct 1731, Lexington, MA, Benjamin Wellington,[1] son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Sweetman) Wellington, as his third wife. He was born 21 Jun 1676, Watertown, MA, and died 15 Nov 1738, Lexington, MA, aged 63 years. He married firstly, 16 Jan 1698/9, Watertown, MA, or 18 Jan 1698/99, Lexington, MA, Lydia Brown. He married secondly, 25 Dec 1712, Lexington, MA, Elizabeth Phipps.

Pierce says the following:[2]

MARY [WHITNEY], bap. May 4, 1696; m. Oct. 31, 1731, Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (SWEETMAN) WELLINGTON, who was born June 21, 1676, and d. Nov 15, 1738. Ch.: Mary, b. Oct. 20, 1732; d. Apr. 12, 1806; Oliver, b. 1735. Mary WELLINGTON, dau. of Benj. and Mary (WHITNEY) WELLINGTON; m. 1st. Jan. 10, 1751, to James LANE, of Bedford, son of James and Martha (MINOT) LANE. He was b. Mar. 4 (or 8), 1725 (or 6), and d. suddenly Jan. 4 (or 24), 1799. His widow m. 2nd. Capt. John MOORE, of Bedford, ....

Children of Benjamin and Mary4 (Whitney) Wellington, both born Lexington, MA:

i. Mary Wellington, b. 20 Oct 1732; m.(1) James Lane; m.(2) Capt. John Moore, of Bedford, MA.
ii. Oliver Wellington, b. 14 Apr 1735; bapt. 20 Apr 1735, Lexington, MA.


1.^  "Mary [Whiting], m. Benjamin Wellington, Oct. 21, 1731," according to Lexington, Massachusetts. Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths to January 1, 1898 (Boston, MA: Wright and Potter, 1898), p. 159. "Whiting" is an error for "Whitney".

2.^  Frederick Clifton Pierce, The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635 (Chicago, IL: 1895), pp. 32-33.

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