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Thomas Whitney, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: London, Isleworth Parish on Thames, England
Death: Died in Watertown, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Whitney, Sr. and Elinor Whitney
Husband of Mary Whitney
Father of Thomas Whitney, Jr.; John Whitney, b & d 1659; Eleazer Whitney; Elnthan 1 Whitney; Bezaleel Whitney and 6 others
Brother of Mary Whitney; John Whitney, Jr; Elinore Whitney; Richard Whitney, I; Nathaniel Whitney and 8 others

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About Thomas Whitney Sr.

He came with his parents and brothers on the "Elizabeth and Ann" in 1635, age reported as 6 years, but he was actually 7.[6]

He was mentioned in the will of his father, dated 3 Apr 1673.[7]

Apparently both Thomas Whitney, Sr., and his son Thomas Whitney, Jr., served in King Phillip's War, although it is not clear which records apply to which. On 19 Oct 1675, Thomas Whitney was paid £1 10s. for service at the garrison at Lancaster in King Phillip's War. On 20 Dec 1675, Thomas Whitney was paid £1 16s. for the same. On 24 Aug 1676 one was paid 2s. 6d., the other 4s. 2d., for service from Watertown.[8]

He was made a freeman on 18 Apr 1690.[9]

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He came with his parents and brothers on the "Elizabeth and Ann" in 1635, age reported as 6 years, but he was actually 7.

He was mentioned in the will of his father, dated 3 Apr 1673.

Apparently both Thomas Whitney, Sr., and his son Thomas Whitney, Jr., served in King Phillip's War, although it is not clear which records apply to which. On 19 Oct 1675, Thomas Whitney was paid £1 10s. for service at the garrison at Lancaster in King Phillip's War. On 20 Dec 1675, Thomas Whitney was paid £1 16s. for the same. On 24 Aug 1676 one was paid 2s. 6d., the other 4s. 2d., for service from Watertown.

He was made a freeman on 18 Apr 1690.

On 21 Dec 1702, one Thomas Whitney witnessed the will of Jonathan2 Whitney of Sherborne. I see no proof as to which Thomas this was, but it could well have been Jonathan's brother, this man.

On 25 Jun 1714, he sold to his daughter Martha Whitney, spinster, and her brother Elnathan Whitney, all his real and personal estate, especially his house and 1/4 acre of ground.

He left no probate records.

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Thomas immigrated to the U.S. from England with his family as a boy in 1635. He married in Watertown, MA in 1654 to Mary Kedell, who was from a neighboring farmy family. Thomas fought in King Phillip's War, 1675-1676, (aka Metacom's War) in New England. It is estimated that more than 80% of the Native Americans in the area were killed and almost 50% of the colonists were killed.

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Thomas Whitney Sr.'s Timeline

1627
December 10, 1627
London, Isleworth Parish on Thames, England
December 10, 1627
London, England
December 10, 1627
London, England
December 10, 1627
London, England
December 10, 1627
St. Mary Aldermary, London
December 10, 1627
St. Mary Aldermary, London, England
December 10, 1627
London, London, Eng, England
1629
December 10, 1629
Age 2
England
1654
January 11, 1654
Age 26
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1655
1655
Age 27
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony