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Patience Whitney (Morton)

Also Known As: "Patience (Morton) Faunce Whitney"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Holland, Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Morton, of Plymouth Colony and Juliana Kempton
Wife of John Faunce, of Plymouth Colony and Thomas Whitney
Mother of Mary Harlow (Faunce); Priscilla Warren; Elder Thomas Faunce; Sarah Buck; Mercy Holmes and 3 others
Sister of Hon. John George Morton, Sr.; Nathaniel Morton; Alice Morton; (No Name); Sarah Bonham and 3 others

Occupation: Came to U.S. on the Ann
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About Patience Whitney

Patience Morton immigrated in 1623 to Plymouth, New Plymouth Colony on the Anne or Little James. She married 1) 1633 in Plymouth, New Plymouth Colony to John Faunce. She married 2) Thomas Whitney after June 9, 1660, and died in Plymouth on 16 Aug 1691

children of John & Patience Faunce were:

  1. Priscilla Faunce, born in 1634. Married Joseph Warren.
  2. Mary Faunce born Abt 1638. Married William Harlow.
  3. Patience Faunce, born abt 1641. Married John Holmes.
  4. Sarah Faunce, born in 1645. Married 1) Edward Doty 2) John Buck.
  5. Thomas Faunce, born in 1647. Married Jane Nelson.
  6. Elizabeth Faunce, born on Thursday, 23 March 1648 o.s..
  7. Mercy Faunce, born on Thursday, 10 April 1651 o.s. in Plymouth, New Plymouth Colony, died on Friday, 11 February 1732 o.s.. She married Nathaniel Holmes on Sunday, 29 December 1667 o.s. in Plymouth, New Plymouth Colony.
  8. Joseph Faunce, born on Wednesday, 4 May 1653 o.s.. Married Judith Rickard.
  9. John Faunce, born on Wednesday, 29 November 1654 o.s..


11708. George Morton II881,882,883, born 2 Aug 1585 in probably Wrington, Bath, Somersetshire, England; died Abt. Jun 1624 in Plymouth, MA. He was the son of 23416. George Morton and 23417. Catherine (Boun) Bown. He married 11709. Julianna Carpenter 23 Jul 1612 in Leyden, Netherlands.

     11709. Julianna Carpenter884,885,886, born Bef. 7 Mar 1583/84 in Bath, Somersetshire, England; died 19 Feb 1664/65 in Hingham, MA. She was the daughter of 23418. Alexander Carpenter and 23419. Priscilla Dillen. 

Notes for George Morton II: George Morton, the immigrant ancestor, was born in Austerfield, Yorkshire, England, and baptized there February 12, 1599. He came to America in the ship "Ann" in 1623, in the same ship with Thomas Morton, believed to be his brother. Both their families settled at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Thomas Morton later settled at Dartmouth, Massachusetts, of which he was one of the original purchasers. George Morton lived less than a year after his arrival and died in June, 1624. He married, at Leydon, Holland, July 23, 1612, Julia Ann or Juliana Carpenter, daughter of Alexander Carpenter. The Carpenter family belonged to Wrington, Somersetshire, England. Juliana (Carpenter) Morton died February 19, 1665-66, aged eighty-one years. Eight lots were assigned to Alexander and Experience Carpenter in Plymouth. George Morton is presumed to be the editor of the valuable book usually called "Mourt's Relation." (See Dr. Young, Chron. of Pilgrims, p. 113. and Dr. Felt's Annals of Salem). This book is made of contributions from Robert Cushman, John Robinson. William Bradford and Edward Winslow. covering much the same ground as Governor Bradford's work. It was published by John Bellamie in London in 1622. George Morton wrote the introduction only, and signed his name G. Mourt. His son Nathaniel, in his "New England Memorial" (Cambridge, Mass., 1669. page 48), says of his father:

Mr. George Morton was a pious, gracious servant of God and very faithful in whatsoever public employment he was betrusted withal, and an unleigned well-willer and according to his sphere and condition a suitable promoter of the common good and growth of the plantation of New Plimouth. laboring to still the discontents that sometimes would arise among some spirits, by occasion of the difficulties of these new beginnings; but it pleased God to put a period to his days soon after arrival in New England, not surviving a full year after his coming ashore. With much comfort and peace he fell asleep in the Lord in the month of June. Anno 1624.

The "New England Memorial" contains some of the matter published in "Mourt's Relation." Mr. Morton appears to have been an agent of the Leyden colony in London at the time the book was published. As to his ancestry there is reason to believe that he was the George Morton of the family of Anthony Morton, of Bawtry. Source: New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Vol. 3

GEORGE MORTON was one of the founders of the colony of New Plymouth in Massachusetts, having been of that company of Puritans who left England in the early part of the seventeenth century, found a brief asylum in Holland, and came to America to establish a Christian state. The causes leading to the settlement of Plymouth are so well set forth by Nathaniel Morton,2 a son of George Morton, in "New England's Memorial,"(*) that his statement may well introduce this record of a part of the family which thus came to be founded in America. He says, in beginning what has been justly called the "corner stone" of New England history:

"In the year 1602 divers Godly Christians of our English nation, in the North of England, being studious of reformation, and therefore not only witnessing against human inventions, and additions in the worship of God, but minding most the positive and practical part of divine institutions, they entered into covenant to walk with God, and one with another, in the enjoyment of the ordinances of God, according to the primitive pattern of the word of God. But finding by experience they could not peaceably enjoy their own liberty in their native country, without offense to others that were differently minded, they took up thoughts of removing themselves and their families into the Netherlands, which accordingly they endeavored to accomplish, but met with great hindrance; yet after some time the good hand of God removing obstructions, they thus obtained their desires; arriving in Holland, they settled themselves in the city of Leyden in the year 1610, and there they continued divers years in a comfortable condition, enjoying much sweet society and spiritual comfort in the ways of God, living peaceably amongst themselves, and being courteously entertained and lovingly respected by the Dutch, amongst whom they were strangers, having for their pastor Mr. John Robinson, a man of a learned, polished and modest spirit, pious and studying of the truth, largely accomplished with suitable gifts and qualifications to be a shepherd over this flock of Christ; having also a fellow helper with him in the eldership, Mr. William Brewster, a man of approved piety, gravity and integrity, very eminently furnished with gifts suitable to such an office."

More About George Morton II: Immigration: 1623, 'Ann', Plymouth, MA

More About Julianna Carpenter: Immigration: 1628, MA

Marriage Notes for George Morton and Julianna Carpenter: Alice and George Morton arrived in Plymouth in 1623 on the 'Anne', together with their children. Children of George Morton and Julianna Carpenter are:

	5854	i.	 	Nathaniel Morton, born Abt. 1613 in Leyden, Holland; died 27 Jun 1685 in Plymouth, MA; married (1) Lydia Cooper 25 Dec 1635 in Plymouth, MA; married (2) Hannah Pritchard 10 Apr 1674.
		ii.	 	Patience Morton887, born Abt. 1615 in Leyden, Holland; died Abt. 1691 in Plymouth, MA; married (1) John Faunce Abt. 1633 in Plymouth, MA; born Bef. 1610 in Purleigh, Essex, England; died 29 Nov 1654; married (2) Thomas Whitney 10 Nov 1661 in Plymouth, MA.
	Notes for John Faunce:

Came to America on the 'Ann' in 1623; settled in Plymouth, MA.

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Patience Whitney's Timeline

Leyden, Holland
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Leyden, Holland
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
February 1615
Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Leyden, Holland
Age 7
July 25, 1628
Age 13
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States