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Captain Valentine Whitman, I

Also Known As: "Wightman"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: January 26, 1701 (74)
Providence, Providence , Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wightman, of London & RI and John Wightman's 1st wife
Husband of Mary Whitman
Father of Mary Inman; Elizabeth Whitman; Susannah Ballou; Deborah Smith; Alice Whitman and 4 others
Brother of Abraham Wightman; Reverend George W. Wightman; Daniel Wightman and Reverend Daniel Wightman
Half brother of Hannah Sampson

Occupation: Indian Interpreter
Managed by: Private User
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About Captain Valentine Whitman, I

According to an article from Robert & Catherine Barnes' GENEOLOGIES OF RHODE ISLAND FAMILES: FROM RHODE ISLAND PERIODICALS, Volume II - Valentine Wightman surname was most often spelled Whitman and so descended the Whitman families.


1656, June- Surveyer of highways.

1657-61: Juryman.

1658, May 18- Commissioner. The General Court of Commissioners met at Warwick, RI at this time.

1665, February 19 -He had lot 39 in a divsion of land.

1666, May 31- He took oath of allegiance.

1675, 79, 82, 85-86: Deputy.

1676, August 14- He was one of those "who staid and went not away" during King Phillip's War.

1679, July 1- Taxed 6 shillings and 2 pence.

1682- He and wife Mary deeded land in Kings Town, RI to George Wightman.

1688- Ratable estate: 11 cows, 2 oxen, 2 steers, 6 yearlings, 2 horses, mare, 6 acres tillage, 4 1/2 acres meadow, 4 acres pature, 60 acres woodland, and rights to other lands.

1695, September 11- He deeded to son Valentine, Jr. as a gift, 50 acres in a place called by the Indians Loakquisset (now Lincoln, RI near Lime Rock), about 8 miles north of Providence, RI (reserving 2 acres).

Sibling: Probably George Wightman of Kings Town, RI.


He may have lived in Warwick, RI before moving to Providence. His last name sometimes appeared as Wightman.

On 27 April 1655 Robert Coles sold a meadow and twenty-five acres of upland to Vall. Whitman [Early Town Records of the Town of Providence, Vol. 2, p.15].

2/18/1661 Providence Town Council Meeting Minutes (presided over by Roger Williams) : Edward Inman, John Sailes, Valentine Whitman, Shadrach Manton, Roger Mowrey, John Smith, Miller, are chosen to serve [p.13] upon the Petit Jury at our Town Court of Trials to be held upon the first Monday in March next. It is ordered the Neck shall be fenced in this Year: Thomas Olney Sr., Arthur Fenner, John Browne, Valentine Whitman and Shadrach Manton shall take the said Neck into Consideration about the fencing thereof, to ripen all Matters concerning the same and give the Result in unto the Town the next Town Meeting [Early Town Records of the Town of Providence: Volume 3, p. 13]


  • Name: Valentine WHITMAN
  • Prefix: Captain
  • Given Name: Valentine
  • Surname: WHITMAN
  • Suffix: Sr. ("the Interpreter")
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 673F488F5D3DFD4BB82A5FE30D78FD84897D
  • Change Date: 30 DEC 2003
  • Birth: 1626 in England, UK

notes

from GENEALOGIES OF RI FAMILIES:

Probably a descendant of Edward Wightman of Burton-Upon-Trent, England -- the last martyr by fire condemned for heresy on English soil. Burned 11 Apr 1612 in Lichtfield, England. Made a freeman in Warwick, Rhode Island 18 May 1658; moved to Providence, RI. Representative in General Court of Providence in 1675. Will dated 13 Jan 1700.

from EARLY PROVIDENCE RECORDS:

Valentine was appointed the Surveyor of Highways for Providence in June 1656. On 13 Oct 1660, he signed his name as witness and interpretor for a deed of mortgage from Ninegret and other Indians to Humphrey Altheon. He is also listed as one of the men who stayed in Providence during King Philip's War. When Valentine died, his estate included cash in New England coin of 38 pound 6 shillings, and cash in Spanish money of 42 pounds, 8 shillings, as well as land, livestock, foodstuff, and part of a Bible.

"It is ordered the Neck shall be fenced in this Year: Thomas Olney Senr, Arthur Fenner, John Browne, Valentine Whitman and Shadrach Manton shall take the said Neck into Consideration about the fencing thereof, to ripen all Matters concerning the same and give the Result in unto the Town the next Town Meeting."

"It is that mr Roger Williams, Thomas Olney Senr, John Br[ ]ohn Sayles and Valentine Whittman, shall Treat with seve[ ]deans which Lay clayme unto some percells of Land within the [ ]oundes of or plantation, And Labour to com to A composition w[ ] [ ]hose Jndians about those Landes, to passe away all the claime or [ ]lour of claime which they doe Lay to the same unto the inhabetan|tes| [ ]f the Towne"

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  • Immigration: BEF 1654 RI U. S. A. 3
  • Death: 26 JAN 1700/1 in Providence, Providence, RI U. S. A. 4
  • Occupation: interpreter of Indian languages 3
  • Residence: Providence, Providence, RI U. S. A. 4

Marriage

  1. Mary [WHITMAN] b: ABT 1630 Married: ABT 1651 in Providence, Providence, RI U. S. A.
 

from TORREY:

WHITMAN, Valentine1 (-1701) & Mary _____ (-1718); by 1652, ca 1650; Providence {Austin: GDRI 12, 224; Anthony 61; Bartlett (1892) 29; Ballou 22; Hinckley Anc. 77; Tingley-Meyers 70; Snow-Estes 2:86}

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Children

  1. Has Children Mary WHITMAN b: 16 NOV 1652 in Providence, Providence, RI U. S. A.
  2. Has No Children Elizabeth WHITMAN
  3. Has No Children Susannah WHITMAN
  4. Has No Children Deborah WHITMAN
  5. Has No Children Alice WHITMAN
  6. Has No Children Hannah WHITMAN
  7. Has No Children Ester WHITMAN
  8. Has No Children Grace WHITMAN
  9. Has No Children Valentine WHITMAN

Sources:

   Abbrev: RI Families (NEHGS)
   Title: Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, selected and introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts (Clearfield Publishing Company, 2001)
   Genealogies of Rhode Island Families contains all the articles on Rhode Island families that were published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register since its inception in 1846 through 1989. With the exception of articles pertaining to the immigrant origins of Rhode Island families, which have been published elsewhere, it comprises many of the best genealogical articles of the past 140 years, and includes important contributions by leading 19th-century genealogists as well as some of the seminal work of the leading 20th-century genealogists, including the formidable G. Andrews Moriarty. A lengthy and informative introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts, the Director of Publications at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, presents a comprehensive picture of the current state of Rhode Island genealogy and concludes with an updating, through 1987, of Mr. Roberts' own "Bibliography of 100 Colonial Rhode Island Families." A special feature of this hefty two-volume work is the inclusion of source records in Volume II. Covering at least fifteen towns, these records include forty or more pages each on Block Island, Bristol, Little Compton, Newport, and Tiverton. Indexes to the two volumes contain a total of 40,000 entries.
   Researchers should note that Genealogies of Rhode Island Families from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register is a wholly different collection of Rhode Island family histories from Clearfield's related publication, Genealogies of Rhode Island Families from Rhode Island Periodicals, which is derived from six other (and very scarce) Rhode Island magazines.
   Repository:
       Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
       Boston, MA 02116
       U. S. A.
   Abbrev: Providence, RI Town Records
   Title: Edward Field, Early Records of the Town of Providence, Will Book Number 2 (Providence, RI: Snow and Farnham, 1904)
   Repository:
       Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
       Boston, MA 02116
       U. S. A.
   Abbrev: GDRI
   Title:
   The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island
   John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690, with Many Families Carried to the Fourth Generation (Albany, NY: J. Munsell's Sons, 1887 [reprinted with additions and corrections, Baltimore, MD: 1969])
   Repository:
       Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
       Boston, MA 02116
       U. S. A.
   Page: p. 12 and p. 224
   Abbrev: Torrey's New England Marriages
   Title:
   New England Marriages Prior To 1700
   Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior To 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1985)
   Repository:
       Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
       Boston, MA 02116
       U. S. A.
   Repository:
       Name: Patrick McDonald Personal Library
       Dural, NSW 2158
       AUSTRALIA
   Abbrev: Tingley-Meyers Ancestral Lines
   Title: Ramon Meyers Tingley, Some Ancestral Lines; Being a Record of Some of the Ancestors of Guilford: Solon Tingley and His Wife, Martha Pamelia Meyers, Collected by Their Son, Raymon Meyers Tingley (Rutland, VT: The Tuttle Publishing Co., 1935)
   Repository:
       Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
       Boston, MA 02116
       U. S. A.
   Page: p. 70
   Abbrev: Hinckley Anc. (1928)
   Title: Myrtle Tedrow Emberson, One Hundred and One Ancestors of John Fay Hinckley (Los Angeles, CA: 1928)
   Repository:
       Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
       Boston, MA 02116
       U. S. A.
   Page: p. 77
   Abbrev: Snow-Estes
   Title: Nora Emma Snow, The Snow-Estes Ancestry, 2 vols. (Hillburn, NY: privately printed, 1939)
   Repository:
       Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
       Boston, MA 02116
       U. S. A.
   Page: Vol. 2, p. 86
   Abbrev: Bartlett (1892)
   Title:
   The Bartletts
   The Bartletts. Ancestral, genealogical, biographical, historical. (Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002), (Printed by New Haven, Conn., Press of the Stafford Printing Co. Thomas Edward Bartlett, The Bartletts. Ancestral, genealogical, biographical, historical. Comprising an account of the American progenitors of the Bartlett family, with special reference to the Descendants of John Bartlett, of Weymouth and Cumberland, 1892).
   See also:
   Descendants of John and Sarah Aldrich Bartlett
   Jackie Drybread
   Repository:
       Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
       Boston, MA 02116
       U. S. A.
   Page: p. 29
   Abbrev: Anthony
   Title: Anthony, Charles Lawton, Genealogy of the Anthony Family from 1495 to 1904 Traced From William Anthony, Cologne, Germany, to London, England; John Anthony, a Descendant from England to America (Sterling, Ill.: C.L. Anthony, 1904)
   Repository:
       Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
       Boston, MA 02116
       U. S. A.
   Page: p. 61
   Abbrev: Ballou
   Title: Ballou, Adin, An Elaborate History and Genealogy of the Ballous in America (Providence: E. L. Freeman & Son, 1888)
   Repository:
       Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society
       Boston, MA 02116
       U. S. A.
   Page: p. 22 
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Captain Valentine Whitman, I's Timeline

1627
1627
London, Middlesex, England
1652
November 16, 1652
Age 25
Providence, Provindence, Rhode Island
1653
July 3, 1653
Age 26
Providence, Provindence Co., Rhode Island
1658
February 28, 1658
Age 31
Providence, Providence, RI, United States
1660
1660
Age 33
Providence, Provindence Co., Rhode Island
1662
1662
Age 35
Providence, Provindence Co., Rhode Island
1664
1664
Age 37
Providence, Provindence Co., Rhode Island
1664
Age 37
Providence, Provindence Co., Rhode Island
1666
1666
Age 39
Providence, Provindence Co., Rhode Island