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William Rotch, Jr.

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
Death: April 17, 1850 (90)
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Sen. William Rotch and Elizabeth Rotch
Husband of Elizabeth Rotch
Father of Sarah Arnold Arnold; William Rodman Rotch; Joseph Rotch; Thomas Rotch; Mary Fleming (Rotch) and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Rodman; Benjamin Rotch; Susanna Rotch; Lydia Dean; Mary Rotch and 3 others

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About William Rotch, Jr.

To read letters from WIlliam Rotch Jr. to his brother Thomas Rotch, go to [http://www.massillonmemory.org] - Rotch-Wales collection.

Rotch family collection of papers, 1764-1947

INVENTOR NAME: Rotch, Francis

REPOSITORY: New Bedford Whaling Museum Kendall Institute New Bedford, MA http://www.whalingmuseum.org/


Quaker merchants and businessmen, chiefly involved in the whaling industry, of Nantucket and New Bedford, Mass.

Papers of William (1734-1828) and William Rotch, Jr. (1759-1850), William, Jr.'s sons, William Rodman (1788-1860), Joseph (1790-1839), and Thomas Rotch (1792-1840), and Joseph Rotch's son, William James (1819-1893), relating to various aspects of the whaling and shipping industries including outfitting and financing of voyages, candlemaking, whale oil, and wharf storage and mooring space. Includes correspondence, minutes of directors' meetings, ships' papers, legal documents, accounts, and other records, of William Rotch, Sr. & Sons (1765-1821, Nantucket, Mass.), William Rotch, Jr. & Sons (ca. 1787-1849), William R. Rotch & Company (ca. 1813-1859), Rotch Wharf Company (1831-1896), and Rotch Candle House (1839-1849); documents pertaining to other commercial interests; and business records and estate and personal papers of James Arnold (1781-1868), partner and son-in-law of William Rodman Rotch. Also contains personal papers of family members including specifications and patents (ca. 1797-1822) for improvements in whaling and fishing equipment and other devices invented by Francis Rotch (1750-1822); and correspondence, journals, and memoirs of various Rotch women including Mary Rotch (1777-1848), Anne Waln (Morgan) Rotch (1800-1884), Eliza (Rotch) Farrar (1791-1870, Mrs. John Farrar), and Anne Rotch (Hudson) Morgan (1850-1947, later known as Sister Anne Monica), relating to family life, religious attitudes, charities, travel, and social activities.

ACCESS: FINDING AID: SUBJECTS: Maritime Source for above: http://invention.smithsonian.org/resources/MIND_Repository_Details.aspx?rep_id=1641

Also papers at http://www.whalingmuseum.org/explore/library/finding-aids/mss2

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William Rotch, Jr.'s Timeline

November 29, 1759
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
June 3, 1786
Age 26
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
November 1, 1788
Age 28
November 30, 1790
Age 31
September 14, 1792
Age 32
November 18, 1793
Age 33
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
April 5, 1797
Age 37
November 18, 1798
Age 38
April 17, 1850
Age 90
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA