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Francis Whitmore (Whittemore)

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Birthplace: Perhaps , Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Cambridge, Middlesex , Massachusetts Bay Colony
Place of Burial: Salem Street Burying Ground (re interred), Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Whitmore; John Whitmore and Joanna Whitmore
Husband of Margaret Whitmore; Isabel Whitmore; Isabel Whitmore and Margaret Whitmore
Father of Thomas Whitmore; Elizabeth Markham; Lieut. Francis Whitmore; Samuel Whitmore; Abigail Wilcox and 8 others
Brother of Thomas Whitmore, Sr.
Half brother of Anne Farrar; Thomas Whitmore, Sr.; Mary Brewer (Whitmore); John Whitmore; Edward Jessup, of West Farms and 4 others

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About Francis Whitmore

2491. Francis Whitmore. Born in 1625 in England.263 Francis died on 12 Oct 1685 in Cambridge, MA.23

  • Parents: John Whitmore. Born ca 1589 & his first wife (his second was Joanna, widow Jessup).
  • From the Whitmore Genealogy published in 1907:263 

“Francis came to this country probably during the 1630’s, and had established his residence at Cambridge prior to 1648, as about this time he married, at that place, Isabel Parke. Broks, in his history of Medford, tells us he owned property in Cambridge near the Plains, Charlestown near the Menetomie River, near Dendruck Meadows; also in Medford and Lexington. His house stood on the dividing line between Lexington and Cambridge, and is mentioned in the Act of division. His name, with that of his wife, appears on a petition in favor of an old woman charged with being a witch, so he can hardly have been of the extreme Puritan Party, though a member of the church. “Francis served in King Philip’s war; was Selectman and Constable in 1668 and 1682. In his will he makes provision for the education of his ch., thus early evidencing that regard for edu. that is so marked a family trait.”

Francis was freeman in 1654. His will of 8 Oct. in his yr. is abstr. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 134.2

Francis first married Isabel Parke, daughter of Richard Parke (ca 1602-1665) & Margery Crane (ca 1595-ca 1650), in Cambridge, MA.23 Born ca 1628. Isabel died on 31 Mar 1665 in Cambridge, MA.23 Buried in Harvard Square Cemetery, Cambridge.

Their chidren include:

  1. Elizabeth Whitmore (1 May 1649-10 May 1676)
  2. Liet. Francis Whitmore (12 Oct 1650-19 Sep 1700)
  3. Dea. John Whitmore (1 Oct 1654-22 Feb 1739)
  4. Samuel Whitmore (1 May 1658-22 May 1724)
  5. Abigail Whitmore (3 Jul 1659-19 Jul 1687)
  6. Sarah Whitmore (7 Mar 1662-)
  7. Margery Whitmore (Died young) (ca 1664-)

On 10 Nov 1666 Francis second married Margaret Harty in Cambridge, MA.23 Margaret died on 1 Mar 1685/6 in Cambridge, MA.23 Buried in Harvard Square Cemetery, Cambridge.

Their chidren include:

  1. Hannah Whitmore (Died soon) (9 Sep 1668-)
  2. Margery Whitmore (9 Sep 1668-5 Oct 1734)
  3. Frances Whitmore (3 Mar 1671-)
  4.  Thomas Whitmore (1673-23 Jan 1751)
  5. Joseph Whitmore (1675-1 Mar 1735)

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Francis Whitmore's Timeline

1623
1623
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
1629
January 13, 1629
Age 6
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
January 13, 1629
Age 6
Hitchen, England
January 13, 1629
Age 6
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
January 13, 1629
Age 6
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
January 13, 1629
Age 6
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
January 13, 1629
Age 6
Hitchen,,,England
1630
1630
Age 7

With father John Whitmore, mother Joanna Jessup

1648
October 12, 1648
Age 25
Cambridge Middlesex, MA
1649
May 2, 1649
Age 26
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts