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Nicknames: "/OLNEY/"
Birthplace: North Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Managed by: Danna K Youtsey
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About James Olney

  1. Name: James OLNEY 1
  2. Sex: M
  3. Title: Capt.
  4. Birth: 9 NOV 1670 in North Providence, Rhode Island 1 2
  5. Death: 16 OCT 1744 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island 1 2
  6. Note:
   Genealogy.com
   Rhode Island - Birth Index (1640-1976)
   OLNEY, JAMES
   Date of Birth: 09/11/1670
   Township: Providence
   County: Providence Co.
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   Name: James OLNEY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
   Sex: M
   Title: Captain
   Birth: 9 NOV 1670 in Civil, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 15 8 9 14
   Death: 16 OCT 1744 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 2 3 14
   Burial: OCT 1744 14
   Note:
   [Alice Keene Olney Genealogy.GED]
   During James early life, Providence and the surrounding towns became prominent as shipping ports with goods being brought from Europe, Africa and the West Indies. James was the first Olney to
   hold the title of Ships Captain.
   On the death of his father, under the old English laws, he was the soul legal heir to the estate, but true to his sense of fairness, he divided it with his brother. He was a man of high character and noble
   qualities, and was elected to many places of trust.
   February 26th, 1740 - James and other Baptists were given permission by the Assembly to meet on the 1st day of the week in the County House in Providence, to worship during the pleasure of the
   Assembly upon security given by the Sheriff, for repairing and making good all damages.
   James wrote his will September 2nd, 1744. He died on October 16th, 1744 in Providence, Rhode
   Island at the age of 74. His will was proved October 19th, 1777 with his widow, Hallelujah, named
   as executor.
   WILL OF JAMES OLNEY
   To son Joseph, homestead, etc. ½ at my decease and ½ at death or marriage of wife. To son
   Jonathan £10, and the priviledge to cut thatch, he having already had his portion. To daughter Mary,
   wife of Arthur Fenner, and daughter Lydia, wife of Robert Sterry, £40 each. To daughter Mercy
   Olney £300. To wife the use of homestead, and all estate not disposed of to be hers for life and then
   disposed of to children. (She to keep Negro woman Amey and Negro boy Billy for life, and have
   £100 paid her by son Joseph if she married, in lieu of dower.)
   INVENTORY OF ESTATE
   £987, 15s., viz: (namely) feather bed, flock bed, warning pan, rum and wine £8, a yoke of oxen, 3
   cows, 3 small cattle, horsekind £15, 6 swine, negro man and woman £220, 7 silver spoons, etc.
   Father: Epenetus OLNEY , Sr. b: BEF. 14 FEB 1634 in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
   Mother: Mary WHIPPLE b: BEF. 9 APR 1648 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
   Marriage 1 Hallelujah BROWN b: 1680 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   Married: 31 AUG 1702 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island 16 14
   Children
   1. James OLNEY b: 18 SEP 1703 in Civil, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   2. Mary OLNEY b: 30 SEP 1704 in Civil, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   3. Joseph OLNEY , Sr. b: 7 JUN 1706 in Civil, Providence, Providence, RI
   4. James OLNEY b: 28 DEC 1708 in Civil, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   5. Jonathan OLNEY b: 9 MAR 1710 in Civil, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   6. Jeremiah OLNEY b: 20 MAR 1711 in Civil, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   7. Lydia OLNEY b: 1 NOV 1716 in Civil, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   8. Mercy OLNEY b: ABT. 1719 in North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
   Sources:
   1.Title: World Family Tree Volume 7 - Edition 1
   Author: Individual Family Tree Contributors
   Publication: Brøderbund Software, Inc., (Release date: October 17, 1996),
   Repository:
   Note: Date of Import: Aug 2, 1999
   Call Number: Tree #3182 "CD-ROM,"
   Media: Family Archive CD
   Page: V705_01
   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: International Genealogical Index (R) - LDS Ancestry File # 4HWZ-WL- GEDCOM Download File -
   OLNEY; 12/1999
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Electronic
   5.Title: International Genealogical Index - LDS Ancestry File Olney Family - GEDCOM Download file -
   OLNEY; 12/1999
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Other
   Text: Date of Import: Nov 8, 1999
   6.Title: International Genealogical Index - GEDCOM download file - Allied.FTW; 12/1999
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Other
   Text: Date of Import: Nov 8, 1999
   7.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
   8.Title: OLNEY-1668.ged
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Other
   Text: Date of Import: Nov 12, 1999
   9.Title: International Genealogical Index - GEDCOM download file - Allied Births.FTW; 11/26/1999
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Other
   Text: Date of Import: Nov 26, 1999
   10.Title: Genealogies of Rhode Island Families Vol 1 (A-Si) From Rhode Island Periodicals 1983
   Page: page 622
   11.Title: Ancestral File (R) - GEDCOM download - Angell Family
   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
   12.Title: International Genealogical Index - GEDCOM download file ANGEL- pedlydia.ged; 12/1999
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Other
   Text: Date of Import: Nov 27, 1999
   13.Title: International Genealogical Index - GEDCOM download file - ANGELL-hope.ged; 12/1999
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Other
   Text: Date of Import: Nov 27, 1999
   14.Title: Alice Keene Olney Genealogy.GED
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Other
   Text: Date of Import: 9 Sep 2000
   15.Title: Civil Birth Records, Batch# C500011 - Providence, Rhode Island - LDS IGI GEDCOM Download
   File - British Olneys.ged; 3/16/2000
   Repository:
   Note: NAME Family History Library
   ADDR 35 N West Temple Street
   CONT Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
   Call Number: 0914406 IT 1-4
   Media: Film
   Page: Batch #: C500011, Sheet #: , Source Call #: 09085
   16.Title: Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, by John Osborne Austin, 1887
   Author: John Osborne Austin
   Publication: 1887
   Repository:
   Call Number:
   Media: Book
   Page: Page 380-381 

Father: Epenetus OLNEY b: BEF 14 FEB 1634 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

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

Marriage 1 Hallelujah BROWN b: 1680 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island

   * Married: 31 AUG 1702 in Providence, RI 1

Children

  1. Has No Children James OLNEY b: 18 SEP 1703 in Providence, Providence, RI
  2. Has Children Mary OLNEY b: 30 SEP 1704 in Providence, Providence, RI
  3. Has Children Joseph OLNEY , Sr. b: 7 JUN 1706 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
  4. Has No Children James OLNEY b: 28 DEC 1708 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
  5. Has Children Jonathan OLNEY b: 9 MAR 1710 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
  6. Has No Children Jeremiah OLNEY b: 11 MAR 1711 in Providence, Providence, RI
  7. Has Children Lydia OLNEY b: 1 NOV 1716 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
  8. Has Children Mercy OLNEY b: ABT 1719 in North Providence, Providence, RI

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: Arnold's Vital Records of Providence, RI 

____________________ Birth: Nov. 9, 1670 Death: Oct. 5, 1744

~Son of: Epenetus Olney & Mary Whipple


Family links:

Children:
 Mary Olney Fenner (1704 - 1756)*
 Joseph Olney (1706 - 1777)*
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Burial: North Burial Ground Providence Providence County Rhode Island, USA


Maintained by: Scout Originally Created by: Superkentman Record added: Sep 12, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 21511606

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James Olney's Timeline

1670
November 9, 1670
North Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1702
August 31, 1702
Age 31
Providence, Providence, RI
1703
September 18, 1703
Age 32
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1704
September 30, 1704
Age 33
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1706
June 7, 1706
Age 35
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1708
December 28, 1708
Age 38
1710
March 9, 1710
Age 39
Providence, Providence, RI
1711
March 11, 1711
Age 40
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1716
November 1, 1716
Age 45
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1718
1718
Age 47
Providence, Providence, RI