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John Whitney, Jr.

Birthplace: Isleworth Parish on Thames, London, England (United Kingdom)
Death: October 12, 1692 (71)
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Whitney, Sr.; Elinor Whitney and Elinor Arnold
Husband of Ruth Whitney
Father of John Whitney; Ruth Lawrence; Nathaniel Whitney, I; Samuel Whitney; Mary Whitney and 6 others
Brother of Mary Whitney; Richard Whitney, I; Nathaniel Whitney; Elinore Whitney; Thomas Whitney Sr. and 11 others

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John Whitney second child of John Whitney was born in England 1620 He settled in Watertown and married 1642 Ruth Reynolds daughter of Robert Reynolds of Watertown, Weathersfield and Boston. He was admitted freeman May 26, 1647 aged twenty three years. He was selectman from 1673 to 1680 inclusive. His homestead was a three acre lot on the east side of Lexington street, the next lot south of the Phillips homestead. He was a soldier in King Philip's war under Captain Hugh Mason. He died October 12, 1692.

John2 Whitney (John1), son of John1 and Elinor (-----) Whitney, was baptized 14 Sep 1621, Isleworth, co. Middlesex, England,and died 12 Oct 1692 at Watertown, MA.

John married about 1642, Ruth Reynolds, daughter of Robert and Mary (-----) Reynolds. She had been born in England, date and exact place unknown, and died after 27 May 1695, when she was living at Watertown, MA.

In September, 1631, his father placed him in the Merchant Tailors school - where, according to the registers, he remained as long as the family were in England.

He came to New England with his parents and his brothers in the "Elizabeth and Ann," from London, in April 1635. His age was recorded as 11 years, although he was 13.

He and Ruth Reynolds lived in Watertown, MA, from the time of their marriage until his death, on a 3-acre lot on the east side of Lexington Street, on land granted to Edward How, and the next lot south of the residence of the Phillips family, and is probably the same ground occupied in 1855 by his great-great-grandson Bradshaw Whitney. The ground is somewhat elevated, and there is little doubt that it is the "Whitney Hill" sometimes mentioned in the records.

He was admitted freeman on 26 May 1647 at MA.

Children of John and Ruth Whitney were

  1. John born September 17, 1643; married Elizabeth Harris
  2. Ruth born April 15 1645; married on June 20 1664 John Shattuck
  3. Nathaniel born February 1, 1646; married Sarah Hagar
  4. Samuel born July 26, 1648; married Mary Bemis
  5. Mary born April 29, 1650
  6. Joseph born January 15, 1651; married Martha Beach
  7. Sarah born March 17, 1653; married Daniel Harrington
  8. Elizabeth born June 9, 1656; married Daniel Warren
  9. Hannah unmarried in 1693
  10. Benjamin born June 28 1660; married first Abigail Hagar


  • of direct descent from King Alfred the great of England
  • had at least 10 children
  • one of prominent families in early Watertown

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son of - Family:Whitney, John (1592-1673) From WRG Jump to: navigation, search John1 Whitney (ThomasA), son of Thomas and Mary (Bray) Whitney,[1] was baptized 20 Jul 1592, St. Margaret's, Westminster, England,[2] and died 1 Jun 1673, Watertown, MA, "widower, aged about 84 years"[3] (although actually at age 80).

He married first, before 1619, at or near London, England, Elinor -----.[4] She was also known as Ellen and as Ellin.[5] She was born probably between 1597 and 1599 somewhere in England, and died 11 May 1659, Watertown, MA.[6]

He married second, 29 Sep 1659, Watertown, MA, Judah (-----) Clement,[7] as her second husband, widow of Robert Clement. Judah ----- was born circa 1595. She married Robert Clement between 1642 and 1657 at Haverhill, MA.[8] She died before 3 Apr 1673, Watertown, MA, since her husband did not mention her in his will.,_John_(1592-1673)

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Listed on "Family Tree Maker - Descendants of John Lawrence

7. ENOCH2 LAWRENCE (JOHN1) was born March 05, 1648/49 in Watertown, MA, and died September 28, 1744 in Groton, MA. He married RUTH WHITNEY March 06, 1676/77, daughter of JOHN WHITNEY and RUTH REYNOLDS. She was born April 15, 1645 in Watertown, MA.


Children of ENOCH LAWRENCE and RUTH WHITNEY are: 18. i. NATHANIEL3 LAWRENCE, b. February 21, 1677/78, Watertown, MA; d. September 12, 1765, Groton, MA. 19. ii. DANIEL LAWRENCE, b. March 07, 1680/81, Groton, MA; d. 1778, Canaan, CT. 20. iii. ZECHARIAH LAWRENCE, b. July 16, 1683, Groton, MA; d. June 18, 1754, Pepperell, MA.

 	iv. 	  	JEREMIAH LAWRENCE, b. May 01, 1686, Groton, MA; d. September 28, 1744, Groton, MA.

Came to New England with his father in 1635. Became a freeman May 26, 1647 at the age of 23. selectman from 1673-79.

10 children


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John Whitney, Jr.'s Timeline

September 14, 1621
London, England
September 14, 1621
London, England
September 14, 1621
Isleworth, Middlesex, England, England
September 14, 1621
September 14, 1621
Isleworth, Middlesex, England
September 14, 1621
Islesworth, Middlesex, England
September 14, 1621
All Saints, Isleworth, Middlesex
September 14, 1621
Isleworth, Middlesex, England, England
September 14, 1621
Isleworth, Middlesex, England, England
September 14, 1621
Isleworth, England