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Epenetus "Spencer" Olney, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: St Albans Abbey, Hertford, Hertforshire, England
Death: Died in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, America
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Thomas Olney and Marie Olney
Husband of Mary Olney
Father of Mary Waterman; Capt. James Olney; Sarah Waterman; Epenetus Olney; John Olney and 4 others
Brother of Rev. Thomas Olney; Discovered Olney; Mary Whipple; Stephen Olney; Lydia Williams and 2 others

Occupation: Tavern Keeper
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Immediate Family

About Epenetus 'Spencer' Olney

  • Epenetus Olney
  • Birth: 1634
  • Death: Jun. 3, 1698 North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Before 1692 Volume #3
  • OLNEY, EPENETUS, Providence, son of Thomas the first [meaning Thomas, the 'first' Thomas Olney to come to America], born in England married[vol. 3, p. 313] 9 March 1666, Mary, second daughter of [Captain]John Whipple of the same, had:
    • Mary, b. 13 July 1668
    • James, 9 Nov. 1670
    • Sarah, 10 Sept. 1672
    • Epenetus, 18 Jan. 1675
    • John; Thomas, 18 May 1686
    • Lydia, 20 Jan. 1689
  • He took the oath of allegiance to King Charles II in May 1666; and died July 1698.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Thomas Olney (1600 - 1682)
  • Mary Ashton Olney (1605 - ____)
  • Spouse:
  • Mary Whipple Olney (1648 - 1698)*
  • Children:
    • Thomas Olney (1686 - 1752)*
  • Siblings:
  • Thomas Olney (1632 - 1722)**
  • Epenetus Olney (1634 - 1698)
  • Mary Olney Whipple (1640 - 1676)*
  • James Olney (1641 - 1676)*
  • Lydia Olney Williams (1645 - 1724)*
  • *Calculated relationship
  • **Half-sibling
  • Burial: North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 142060950
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=142060950

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  • WHIPPLE, Mary
  • b. 9 JUN 1648 Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass.
  • d. 3 JUN 1698 Providence Co., RI.
  • Parents:
  • Father: WHIPPLE, John
  • Mother: HUTCHINSON, Sarah
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 9 MAR 1665/6 Providence Co., RI.
  • Spouse: OLNEY, Epenetus
  • b. 14 FEB 1633/4 St. Albans, Hertford, England
  • d. 3 JUN 1698 Providence Co., RI.
  • Parents:
  • Father: OLNEY, Thomas
  • Mother: ASHTON, Marie
  • Children:
    • OLNEY, Mary
    • OLNEY, James
    • OLNEY, Sarah
    • OLNEY, Epenetus
    • OLNEY, John
    • OLNEY, Mercy b. 1684 Providence Co., RI.
    • OLNEY, Thomas
    • OLNEY, Lydia
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_268.htm#42

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  • John Whipple (c. 1617 - 1685)[2] was an early settler of Dorchester in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, who later settled in Providence in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, where the family became well established.
  • .... etc.
  • With his wife Sarah, Whipple had 11 children, the first eight born in Dorchester, and the remainder born in Providence.[5] His oldest son, John, married first Mary Olney, the daughter of Thomas Olney and Mary Small, and secondly Rebecca Scott, the widow of John Scott (son of Richard Scott and Catharine Marbury).[2] Sarah married John Smith, Samuel married Mary Harris, and Eleazer married Alice Angell, the daughter of Thomas and Alice Angell.[6] Mary married Epentus Olney, the son of Thomas Olney and Mary Small, William's wife was named Mary, and Benjamin married Ruth Mathewson.[6] David married first Sarah Hearndon, and secondly Hannah Tower, and Abigail married first Stephen Dexter, the son of colonial President Gregory Dexter, and secondly William Hopkins, the son of Thomas Hopkins.[7] Whipple's tenth child, prominent merchant Joseph Whipple, married Alice Smith, and his youngest child, Jonathan, married first Margaret Angell, the daughter of Thomas Angell, and secondly a woman named Anne.[8]
  • .... etc.
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Whipple_(settler)

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  • 15 Generations of Whipples Descendants of Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts by Blaine Whipple
  • https://archive.org/details/15generationsofw01whip
  • https://archive.org/stream/15generationsofw01whip#page/1166/mode/1up
  • .... etc.
  • John1 Whipple born abt. 1617 in England; died 16 May 1685 in Providence, Rhode Island He married Sarah ( ___ ) abt 1639-40. She was born abt. 1624 probably in England, died in 1666 in Providence. Both are buried in the North Burial Ground in Providence. John emigrated to Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1632 and removed his wife and eight children to Providence in 1659 where he played a prominent role in the development of both town and colony. Three more children were born there.
    • i. .... etc.
    • v. Mary, bapt. 9 April 1648, died, 12 July 1698; married Epenetus Olney 9 March 1666.
    • vi. .... etc.

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  • Genealogical notes of the Whipple-Hill families, together with fragmentary records of other families by Hill, John Whipple
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalnote00hill
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/26/mode/1up
  • 1. Captain JOHN WHIPPLE, one of the early settlers at Providence, R. I., was born in England about 1616 or 1617, and died May 16, 1685. What part of England he came from is not known. History states that in 1630 about fifteen hundred persons landed in Boston from England. "Oct. 3, 1632, he was ordered to pay 3s. 4d. to his master, Israel Stoughton, for wasteful expenditure of powder and shot." As he was apprenticed to Stoughton, it is only fair to suppose that he came to this country with him. In 1637, he received a grant of land at Dorchester Neck. He married his wife, Sarah, at Dorchester about the year 1639-40, and they united with the church at Dorchester in 1641. .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/27/mode/1up
  • Captain Whipple lived in Providence about twenty-six years; during this period he experienced many hardships and privations, such as attend the first settlers of a new country; but among the many losses he had to meet, there could be none greater than the loss of his wife, who died in 1666, living with him only about seven years after they first came to Providence, and leaving in his care a family of several small children, the youngest an infant. He died May 16, 1685, and with his wife was buried in a garden-lot near his house. After several years, they with others of the family were reinterred at the North Burying Place. The following are the inscriptions on their tombstones :
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalnote00hill#page/31/mode/1up
  • Children of John (1) and Sarah Whipple:
    • 2. I. .... etc.
    • 6. V. MARY, born in 1648; was baptized in Dorchester, April 9, 1648; and died in 1698, at Providence. March 9, 1666, she married Epenetus Olney, son of Thomas and Mary (Small) Olney, who was born in 1634, and died June 3, 1698.
    • 7. VI. .... etc.

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  • Descendants of Capt. John Whipple of Providence, R.I. by Jillson, David
  • https://archive.org/details/descendantsofcap00jill
  • https://archive.org/stream/descendantsofcap00jill#page/n8/mode/1up
  • John Whipple was in Dorchester, Mass., as early as 1632, in service to Isreal Stoughton, carpenter. He received a grant of land at Worchester neck in 1637. He married his wife Sarah in Dorchester in 1639 or '40, They united with the church in Dorchester in 1641, He owned a house and forty or fifty acres of land near what is now called Neonset Village. In 1658 he sold his estate in Dorchester to James Minot and the same year, or the year following, removed to Providence, where he received an allotment of land July 29, 1659. He and his son John took the oath of allegiance in 1666. He was member of the town council in 1669, and received a license to keep an ordinary in 1674, On the tomb stones of John and Sarah Whipple, in the north burial-ground in Providence, are the following inscriptions:
  • .... etc.
  • Children of John and Sarah Whipple:
    • 2. i. .... etc.
    • v. Mary, bapt. in Dorchester, April 9, 1648; m. Epenetus Olney, March 9, 1666-7,
    • 5. vi. .... etc.

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  • Steere Genealogy: A Record of the Descendants of John Steere, who Settled in ... By James Pierce Root
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=Yz5VAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&dq=jonah+whipple+1761&source=bl&ots=OnamDZMwyu&sig=qxom2hWaHbRxmyq4GrEvXZw1Lbo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjfhaqc4qnKAhUM9GMKHZUeBuc4FBDoAQgyMAU#v=onepage&q=whipple&f=false
  • Pg.183
  • CAPT. JOHN WHIPPLE, Sen., was an early settler of Dorchester, Mass. He was born in England about 1616 or 1617, and emigrated from that counrty as early as 1632. His employment was that of a carpenter, having learned his trade with Josiah Stoughton. .... etc.
  • Pg. 184
  • .... He had married, about 1640, Sarah —— , born in Dorchester about 1624.
  • Mrs. Sarah Whipple died in the year 1666, aged 42. Her husband died May 16, 1685, aged 68. His will was made May 8, 1685. He and his wife were first buried near his residence, but as this with other burial places were needed for public uses in the opening of Benefit Street, their remains were removed to the North Burial Ground, where their tombstones are to be seen.
  • Children:
    • I. .... etc.
    • V. MARY, baptized April 9, 1648; m., March 9, 1666, Epenetus Olney. He d. June 3, 1698.
    • VI. .... etc.

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Birth: BEF 14 FEB 1634 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England 1 2 Death: 3 JUN 1698 in Providence, Rhode Island 1 3 4 Baptism: 14 FEB 1634 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England Burial: JUN 1698 Providence, Providence, RI 8 12 Christening: 14 FEB 1634 St. Albans Abbey, St. Alban's, Hertfordshire, England 8 12

Epenetus and Mary lived in Providence, RI, where they kept a tavern. "The tavern's traditions were continued by their son, James, and then by their grandson Joseph under who mit became the site of the many festivities that made it famous." They owned competing taverns with Mary's oldest brother and father. The Olney tavern was just around the corner and up the hill from the two John Whipple taverns at the northeast corner of Town Street and Olney Lane.

In June of 1662, Epenetus and others were appointed to get timber out and frame a bridge to be built over the Moshassuck River. On February 19th, 1665, he was given Lot #87 in a division of land. Epenetus held the position of Deputy in 1666, 1676, 1684 and 1686. He was one of those "who staid and went not away" during the King Phillip's War. He was given a share in the disposition of the Indian captives whose services were sold for a term of years. In 1682, Epenetus' father left him in his will "my sixty acrs of land which was to me from ye towne of Providence upon my owne Right....also a percell of low swampie land lieing on ye north side of Wanasquatucket River, begining at ye Swampe formerly Called Wallers Swampe, & so reaching Westward to a deepe place in ye said River called ye deepe hole, together with all ye peeces of Marsh, or meadow to ye said land adjoyneing. I doe [also] give my fifteene acrs of land on the south side of the said Wanasquatuckett River, together with all my peeces, or percells of meadow or marsh on ye same side of ye River....I doe also give unto my son Epenetus Olney one of my Cowes, & my Smiths vice, & my Bible." By 1688 The Olney's taxable estate included "270 acres, 3½ shares of meadows, house and lot, 3 acres within fence , 5 acres tillage, 2 horses, 1 mare, 4 cows, 4 oxen, 2 yearlings, 5 swine, 23 sheep."

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   Please note: the parenthetical (I) is my notation to delineate which Epenetus I am dealing with.
   Epenetus was sometimes called "Spencer" in the records.
   Epenetus operated the Olney Tavern-Inn in Providence, Rhode Island. [Olney Decendants by Mrs.
   Lyle B. WIllowghby. Fiche# 2L1B7-105 3149 Call# 6019649]
   June 1662 - Epenetus with others, were appointed to get timber out and frame a bridge, to be built
   over the Moshassuck River.
   On February 19th, 1665, he was given Lot #87 in a division of land.
   In 1666, 76, 84 and 86 he held the position of Deputy.
   October 23rd. 1671 he submitted a bill for 8s. as charges for a horse committed to his custody by
   the town. The bill was allowed.
   August 14th, 1676 - He was one of those "who staid and went not away" during the King Phillip's
   War. He was given a share in the disposition of the Indian captives whose services were sold for a
   term of years.
   July 1st, 1679 - He was taxed 6s. 3d.
   September 1st, 1687 - He was taxed 8s.
   1688 - His ratable (taxable) estate included, 270 acres, 3½ shares of meadows, house and lot, 3
   acres within fence, 5 acres tillage, 2 horses, 1 mare, 4 cows, 4 oxen, 2 yearlings, 5 swine, 23 sheep.
   From 1695-97 he served on the Town Council
   January 27th, 1696 - He and others were granted a lot measuring 40 foot square, for a school house
   if they would build in some considerable time.
   June 3rd, 1698 Epenetus died at the age of 64. His will is alluded to as in the custody of the Town
   Clerk.
   July 12th, 1698 - INVENTORY OF ESTATE - exhibited by widow Mary. £143, 13s. 7d. 2 oxen,
   a steer, 5 cows, 2-3yr olds, a 2 yr. old steer, yearling, heifer, 2 caves, 50 sheep and lambs, 3 swine,
   4 shoats (young weaned pigs), 2 horses, 5 stacks of bees, 2 tables, 6 chairs, Bible and other books,
   1 gun, 1 warming pan, a barrel of cider, 3 sides of leather, augers, chisels, gauge, etc.
   The town records declare he was buried October, 20th, 1698.???
   Father: Thomas OLNEY , Jr. b: 6 JUN 1600 in St.Albans, Hertfordshire, England
   Mother: Marie (Mary) ASHTON b: 25 AUG 1605 in St.Albans, Hertfordshire, England
   Marriage 1 Mary WHIPPLE b: BEF. 9 APR 1648 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
   Married: 9 MAR 1666 in Providence, Providence County, RI 5 6 13 2 3 12
   Children
   1. Mary OLNEY b: 13 JUL 1668 in North Providence, Povidence County, Rhode Island
   2. James OLNEY b: 9 NOV 1670 in Civil, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   3. Sarah OLNEY b: 10 SEP 1672 in Civil, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   4. Epenetus OLNEY , Jr. b: 18 JAN 1675 in Civil, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   5. John OLNEY b: 24 OCT 1678 in North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   6. Mercy OLNEY b: 1682 in North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   7. Lydia OLNEY b: 26 JAN 1688 in Civil, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   Sources:
   1.Title: EMIGRANT ANCESTORS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - By the editor John
   Camden Hotten
   Page: Page 21
   2.Title: World Family Tree Vol 7 - Ed. 1
   Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
   Publication: Release date: October 17, 1996
   Note: Customer pedigree.
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Family Archive CD
   Page: Tree #3182
   Text: Date of Import: Aug 2, 1999
   3.Title: "Genealogy of The Descendants of Thomas Olney 1889" by James H. Olney; Information provided
   by Robert Kluckhohn; 8/2/1999
   Author: James H. Olney
   Publication: originally published in 1889
   Note: family genealogy
   Note: Excellent
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Book
   Text: Date of Import: Aug 2, 1999
   4.Title: Ancestral File (TM)
   Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
   Publication: July 1996 (c), data as of 2 January 1996
   Repository:
   Note: NAME Family History Library
   ADDR 35 N West Temple Street
   CONT Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
   Call Number:
   Media: Book
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   OLNEY; 12/1999
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Other
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   6.Title: International Genealogical Index - GEDCOM download file - Allied.FTW; 12/1999
   Repository:
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   Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
   Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998
   Repository:
   Note: NAME Family History Library
   ADDR 35 N West Temple Street
   CONT Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
   Call Number:
   Media: Book
   8.Title: OLNEY check.ged
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Other
   Text: Date of Import: Dec 5, 1999
   9.Title: International Genealogical Index (TM)
   Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
   Publication: July 1996 (c), data as of 2 January 1996
   Repository:
   Note: NAME Family History Library
   ADDR 35 N West Temple Street
   CONT Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
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   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Other
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   Repository:
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   Text: Date of Import: Nov 26, 1999
   12.Title: Alice Keene Olney Genealogy.GED
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Other
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   13.Title: International Genealogical Index (R) - LDS Ancestry File # 4HWZ-WL- GEDCOM Download File -
   OLNEY; 12/1999
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Electronic
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Father: Thomas OLNEY b: 6 JUN 1600 in St. Albans Abbey, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

Mother: Marie ASHTON b: ABT 25 AUG 1605 in St. Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire, England

Marriage 1 Mary WHIPPLE b: BEF 9 APR 1648 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts

   * Married: 9 MAR 1666 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island 1 5

Children

  1. Has Children Mary OLNEY b: 13 JUL 1668 in North Providence, Rhode Island
  2. Has Children James OLNEY b: 9 NOV 1670 in North Providence, Rhode Island
  3. Has No Children Sarah OLNEY b: 10 SEP 1672 in North Providence, Rhode Island
  4. Has Children Epenetus OLNEY b: 18 JAN 1675 in North Providence, Rhode island
  5. Has Children John OLNEY b: 24 OCT 1678 in North Providence, Rhode island
  6. Has No Children Mercy OLNEY b: 1684 in North Providence, Rhode Island
  7. Has Children Thomas OLNEY b: 18 MAY 1686 in North Providence, Rhode Island
  8. Has Children Lydia OLNEY b: 26 JAN 1688 in North Providence, Rhode Island

Sources:

  1. Title: World Family Tree Vol. 7, Ed. 1
     Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
     Publication: Release date: October 17, 1996
     Note: Customer pedigree.
     Repository:
     Media: Family Archive CD
     Page: Tree #3182
     Text: Date of Import: Mar 17, 1999
  2. Title: The Ancestry of Emily Jane Angell, 1844--1910; Dean Crawford Smith, edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn; Boston, NEHGS; 1992
     Page: p. 448
     Text: Parish Register
  3. Title: The Ancestry of Emily Jane Angell, 1844--1910; Dean Crawford Smith, edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn; Boston, NEHGS; 1992
     Page: p. 448
     Text: PVR, p. 271
  4. Title: Arnold's Vital Records of Rhode Island; Providence
  5. Title: The Ancestry of Emily Jane Angell, 1844--1910; Dean Crawford Smith, edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn; Boston, NEHGS; 1992
     Page: P. 448 

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Epenetus 'Spencer' Olney's Timeline

1634
February 14, 1634
St Albans Abbey, Hertford, Hertforshire, England
February 14, 1634
St. Albans Abbey, Herefordshire, England
1668
July 13, 1668
Age 34
North Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1670
November 9, 1670
Age 36
North Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1672
September 10, 1672
Age 38
North Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1675
January 18, 1675
Age 40
North Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1678
October 24, 1678
Age 44
North Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1682
1682
Age 47
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1686
May 18, 1686
Age 52
Providence, Providence, RI