Thomas Whittier (c.1620 - 1696) MP

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Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Managed by: Lori Lynn Wilke
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About Thomas Whittier

Sailed from Southampton for New England with John Rolf and others, April 24, 1638. He lived in Salisbury, Newbury, and later in Haverhill, Mass. He subscribed to the freeman's oath, 1666.

He m. Ruth* a sister of John Rolf of Salisbury. The record of marriage styles her as Ruth Green ; possibly this was her second marriage. He d. Nov. 28, 1696. The house in Haverhill in which he lived is owned by the Whittier Memorial Asssociation.

These are the ancestors of John Greenleaf Whittier, the famous Victorian poet. This small cemetery is in the backyard of the Whittier Family Homestead, where John was born. He himself is not buried here but here in Amesbury at the Union Cemetery.

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Thomas Whittier's Timeline

1620
1620
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
1622
1622
Age 2
Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng.
1622
Age 2
Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng.
1638
April 24, 1638
Age 18
On The Ship Confidence
1646
March 1646
Age 26
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1647
October 6, 1647
Age 27
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
1649
December 23, 1649
Age 29
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1651
August 9, 1651
Age 31
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1654
January 12, 1654
Age 34
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
1656
March 27, 1656
Age 36
Salisbury, Essex Co., Ma