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William Whiting

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: England
Death: July 24, 1647 (38-46)
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Son of John Whiting, Mayor of Boston and Isabel Whiting
Husband of Susannah Mary Fitch
Father of Rev. John Whiting; Samuel Whiting; Mary Collins; Sarah Mygatt; Capt. Joseph Whiting and 2 others
Brother of Catherine Wiggin
Half brother of Isabel Whiting; Andrew Whiting (twin); Audrey Whiting (twin); John Whiting; Margaret Whiting and 3 others

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About Major William Whiting

Biographical Summary #1:

Major William Whiting was an original proprietor of Hartford; his home-lot in 1639 was on the east side of the street now Governor St. In 1633 "the Bristol men had sold their interest in Piscataqua to the Lords Say and Brooke, Georgo Wyllys, and William Whiting, who continued Thomas Wiggin their agent." Mr. Whiting retained his interest in Piscataqua until his death, and was one of the most efficient promoters of the trade and commerce of Hartford. He was also engaged in a patent for lands at Swampscott with Lords Say and Brook. He was one of the Committee who for the first time sat with the Court of Magistrates in 1637; freeman, Feb., 1640; Treasurer of the Colony from 1641 until 1647; chosen magistrate 1642, and continued in office until His death in 1647. In 1638 he was allowed to trade with the Indians; and he was appointed with Major Mason and others to erect fortifications in 1642, and the same year he was appointed with Mason to collect tribute of the Indians on Long Island and on the Main. He was a merchant of wealth, and had dealings with Virginia and Piscataqua; had a trading-house at the Delaware River, and also at Westfield. He begins his will, dated March 20, 1643, by stating that he intends "a voyage presently unto sea;" the last addition to his will was made July 24, 1647, and he probably died soon after, leaving widow Susanna, who married in 1650 Samuel Fitch, of Hartford, and (3), Alexander Bryan, of Milford; she died at Middletown, July 8, 1673. Amount of Whiting's inventory £2854.

Children:

i. William, went to England, was a merchant in London, and died there in 1699. In 1686 the Assembly of Connecticut appointed him their "agent to present their petition (in reference to the Charter) to the King."

ii. John, born 1635; graduate of Harvard College, 1653; married about 1654, Sybil, daughter of Deacon Edward Collins, of Cambridge, joined the church in Cambridge, and lived there, and in Salem, where he rendered ministerial assistance to Rev. Edward Norris. In 1660 he removed to Hartford, and was ordained pastor of the First Church, as colleague with Rev. Samuel Stone; after Stone's death, in 1664, Rev. Joseph Haynes was settled as his colleague, and after many controversies Whiting withdrew with his followers, and organized, February 12,1670, the Second Church. He was appointed as chaplain of the troops in 1675. He died in Hartford, September 8,1679. He had married a second wife, in 1673, Phebe, daughter of Thomas Gregson, of New Haven, and she married after his death, Rev. John Russell, of Hadley. His son, Colonol William, was a distinguished military officer, fought in all the French and Indian wars of his time, led a company of "Fusaleers" to the light at Pemaquid in 1697, and later a company of Dragoons, for the security of the County of Albany,

iii. Samuel, mentioned in his father's will, but we hear nothing more of him.

iv. Sarah, born about 1637; married (1) about 1654, Jacob Mygatt, of Hartford (q. v.); (2) John King, of Northampton,

v. Mary, married August 3, 1664, Rev. Nathaniel Collins, of Middletown; died October 25, 1709.

vi. Joseph, born October 2, 1645; settled in Westfiold, Massachusetts; married (1) October 6, 1669, Mary, daughter of Hon. John and Amy (Wyllys) Pynchon, of Springfield; (2) in 1676, Anna, daughter of Col. John Allyn; he returned to Hartford in 1675 or 1676; held the office of Treasurer of Connecticut from 1678 until his death in 1717, when his son John succeeded him and held the office thirty-two years.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), pages 269-270. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

Biographical Summary #2:

Major William Whiting , the immigrant ancestor, held an enviable position among the early settlers of Hartford, Connecticut . At some time between 1631 and 1633 he became one of the purchasers of the Piscataqua grants of the Bristol men. He was associated with Lords Say and Brooke and George Wyllys . They continued Thomas Wiggin as their agent. He retained his interests in Maine until his death.

He was "one of the most respectable of the settlers (of Hartford ) in 1636 , one of the civil and religious Fathers of Connecticut , a man of wealth and education, styled in the records, 'William Whiting, gentleman.'" In 1642 he was chosen one of the magistrates; in 1641 treasurer of the colony of Connecticut , an office he held the rest of his life. "In 1646 a plot was laid by Sequasson , Sachem of the Naticks , to kill Governor Haynes and Hopkins and Mr. Whiting on account of the just and faithful protection which these gentlemen had afforded Uncas. The plot was disclosed by a friendly Indian and the danger averted." He bore the title of Major as early as 1647 .

He was one of a committee who for the first time sat with the court of magistrates in 1637 ; was admitted freeman in February, 1640 ; was magistrate 1642-47 , treasurer, 1641-47 . In 1638 he was allowed to trade with the Indians and was appointed with Major Mason and others to erect fortifications in 1642 , and in the same year was appointed with Mason to collect tribute of the Indians on Long Island and on the Main . He was a merchant of wealth and had dealings with Virginia and Piscataqua . He had a trading house on the Delaware river and another at Westfield, Massachusetts . His will, dated March 20, 1643 , states that he was about to make a voyage at sea. It bears a codicil dated July 24, 1647 . (See Trumbull's Colonial Records, or Hartford Probate Records).

Whiting was powerful and useful in the colony on account of his broad views and wealth, which enabled him to carry out for the benefit of the community his large and various plans. Always an efficient promoter of the trade and commerce of Hartford , he had trading houses also in various parts of the country and he owned many large land patents. Governor Edward Hopkins and he were the two leading merchants of the colony of which Hartford was the centre. After the Pequot war was over they began to export corn "beyond the seas." ________________________________ Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 1971



William Whiting, Gentleman (as he was called in the records) was an early settler of Hartford and one of the most respected settlers, a man of wealth & education. He was a merchant and had land dealings with with Lords Say and Brooke. He had a trading house at the Delaware River and his homelot in 1639 was on the east side of what was eventually called Governor Street. He was treasurer of the colonies until his death (for seven years). In 1642, he was elected magistrate which also continued until his death. He was one of the group which included Gov.'s Haynes & Hopkins whom the Sachem of the Natick Indians plotted to asassinate, but the plot was revealed because of the just treatment that they had given Uncas.

William Whiting was commissioned to Major in 1647. His will dated March 20, 1643, stated that he intended to make a voyage. An addition to the will was made on July 24, 1647, in which he, "upon his death bed", he gave equal parts of his estate to all of his children as well as bequests to others in the community, and £10 to the poor. Suvivors included his widow, Susannah, and several children. His estate totalled £2854, which is quite large for that time. He married Susannah Wiggins in 1647. She remarried in 1650 Samuel Fitch of Hartford.


(f/g) William Whiting Birth: 1602, England Death: Jul. 24, 1647 Hartford Hartford County Connecticut, USA

William Whiting, Gentleman (as he was called in the records) was an early settler of Hartford and one of the most respected settlers, a man of wealth & education. He was a merchant and had land dealings with with Lords Say and Brooke. He had a trading house at the Delaware River and his homelot in 1639 was on the east side of what was eventually called Governor Street. He was treasurer of the colonies until his death (for seven years). In 1642, he was elected magistrate which also continued until his death. He was one of the group which included Gov.'s Haynes & Hopkins whom the Sachem of the Natick Indians plotted to asassinate, but the plot was revealed because of the just treatment that they had given Uncas.

William Whiting was commissioned to Major in 1647. His will dated March 20, 1643, stated that he intended to make a voyage. An addition to the will was made on July 24, 1647, in which he, "upon his death bed", he gave equal parts of his estate to all of his children as well as bequests to others in the community, and £10 to the poor. Suvivors included his widow, Susannah, and several children. His estate totalled £2854, which is quite large for that time. He married Susannah Wiggins in 1647. She remarried in 1650 Samuel Fitch of Hartford.

The children of William & Susannah Whiting:

William Whiting (1631-1699)

John Whiting (1635-1689), m. (1) Sybil Collins, (2) Phebe Gregson

Samuel Whiting b. 1636

Sarah (Whiting) Mygatt King (1637-1704), m. (1) Jacob Mygatt and (2) John King

Mary (Whiting) Collins (1640-1709), m. Nathaniel Collins

Joseph Whiting (1645-1717), m.(1) Anna Allyn and (2) Mary Pynchon

The exact place of his burial is unknown at this time.


Family links:

Parents:
 John Whiting (1561 - 1617) 
Spouse:
 Susanna Bryan (____ - 1673)
Children:
 John Whiting (1635 - 1689)*
 Joseph Whiting (1644 - 1717)

Burial: Unknown Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Aug 01, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 40141445 -tcd


Citation: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Volume 1, 1930-1932, edited by Donald Lines Jacobus, p. 361-362

Some Direct Descendants of William Whiting 1 William Whiting b: Abt 1600 Basford, Suffolk, England d: 24 Jul 1647 Hartford, Hartford, CT ...+Susannah b: Abt 1600 Boston, Lincoln, England m: England d: 8 Jul 1673 Middletown, Middlesex, CT ...2 William Whiting b: Abt 1631 England d: 1699 London, England ...2 Sarah Whiting b: 1632 Milford, New Haven, CT d: 1706 Northampton, CT ...2 Samuel Whiting b: Abt 1633 Hartford, Hartford, CT d: Hartford, Hartford, CT ...2 Reverend John Whiting b: 1635 London, England d: 8 Sep 1689 Hartford, Hatford, CT ........+Sybil Collins b: Nov 1637 Cambridge, MA m: 1654 Salem, MA d: 4 Jun 1672 New Haven, CT ........3 Sybil Whiting b: 1655 Salem, Essex, MA ........3 John Whiting b: 1657 d: Bef 1688 Died young ........3 William Whiting b: 1659 d: 14 Dec 1724 ........3 Martha Whiting b: 1662 Hartford, Hartford, CT ........3 Sarah Whiting b: 1664 ........3 Abigail Whiting b: 1666 d: 7 May 1773 Brandford, New Haven, CT ........3 Reverend Samuel Whiting b: 22 Apr 1670 Hartford, Hartford, CT d: 27 Sep 1725 Enfield, CT .............+Elizabeth Adams b: 23 Feb 1681 Dedham, MA m: 14 Sep 1696 Norwich,CT d: 21 Dec 1766 New Haven, CT .............4 Anne Whiting b: 2 Jan 1698 Windham, Windham, CT d: 18 Sep 1788 .............4 Samuel Whiting b: 20 Feb 1700 d: 1718 Lost At Sea .............4 Elizabeth Whiting b: 11 Feb 1702 d: 2 Sep 1730 Lebanon, New London, CT .............4 William Whiting b: 22 Jan 1704 d: 1787 Norwich, CT .............4 Joseph Whiting b: 27 Feb 1705 d: Never married .............4 John Whiting b: 20 Feb 1706 d: 28 Aug 1786 Windham, Windham, CT .............4 Sybil Whiting b: 6 May 1708 d: 7 Aug 1755 Windham, Windham, CT .............4 Martha Whiting b: 12 Mar 1710 d: 29 Jun 1719 Windham, Windham, CT .............4 Mary Whiting b: 24 Nov 1712 d: 9 Aug 1736 Windham, Windham, CT .............4 Eliphalet Whiting b: 8 Apr 1715 d: 9 Aug 1736 Windham, Windham, CT .............4 Elisha Whiting b: 17 Jan 1717 d: 15 Feb 1805 .............4 Colonel Samuel Whiting b: 15 May 1720 Windham, , CT d: 15 Feb 1803 Stratford, Fairfield, CT ..................+Elizabeth Judson b: 1723 Windham, CT m: 1743 Windsor, CT d: 5 Dec 1793 Stratford, CT ..................5 Dr. Samuel Whiting b: 12 Mar 1744 Stratford, Fairfield, CT d: 1816 Greenwich, Fairfield, CT ..................5 Judson Whiting b: 2 Mar 1746 Stratford, Fairfield, CT ..................5 John Whiting b: 1748 Stratford, Fairfield, CT d: 28 Jan 1822 ..................5 Elizabeth Whiting b: 1751 ..................5 Joseph Whiting b: 1754 Stratford, Fairfield, CT ..................5 Sarah Whiting b: 1756 Stratford, Fairfield, CT ..................5 Martha Whiting b: 19 Aug 1759 Stratford, Fairfield, CT d: 1840 ..................5 Mary Whiting b: 1760 Stratford, Fairfield, CT d: 1811 Oneida, NY ..................5 David Whiting b: 1762 Stratford, Fairfield, CT ..................5 William Nathan Whiting b: 1764 Stratford, Fairfield, CT ..................5 Seymour Conway Whiting b: Jul 1766 Stratford, CT d: 26 Jul 1841 Stratford, CT .......................+Hannah Curtis b: 26 Jun 1767 m: 24 Nov 1791 Stratford, CT d: 25 Sep 1846 Stratford, CT .......................6 Ezra C. Whiting b: 19 Aug 1792 Stratford, CT d: 10 Apr 1824 Stratford, CT ............................+Mary Ann Ufford b: Jan 1799 d: 16 Dec 1866 Stratford, Fairfield, CT ............................7 Seymour Webster Whiting b: 15 Aug 1816 Stratford, CT d: 2 Jan 1855 Raleigh, NC .................................+Hannah M. Stuart b: 4 Jan 1817 NC m: 18 May 1841 Wake Co., NC d: 5 Feb 1872 Newbern, Wake, NC .................................8 George Mordecai Whiting b: Abt 1842 Raleigh, NC d: 9 Feb 1870 Raleigh, Wake, NC .................................8 Mary Stuart Whiting b: Abt 1844 Raleigh, NC d: 11 Jun 1851 Raleigh, Wake, NC .................................8 Lillie F. Whiting b: Abt 1845 Raleigh, Wake, NC d: 12 Apr 1892 Hickory, NC ....................................+Philo Chalmers Hall b: 26 May 1847 GA d: 2 Feb 1908 Hickory, NC m: 5 Mar 1873 Mebansville, NC ......................................9 George Whiting Hall b: 21 Nov 1873, NC d: 13 Aug 1946, Hickory, NC ......................................9 Chalmers G. Hall b: Abt 1875 NC ......................................9 Margaret L. Hall b: 14 Apr 1877 NC d: 1 May 1898 Hickory, NC ......................................9 Seymour A. Hall b: 23 Jun 1879 NC d: 9 May 1884 Hickory, NC ......................................9 Mary Bell Hall b: 31 Aug 1880, NC d: 5 Jul 1961, Hickory, NC ......................................9 Lillian Hall b: 13 Jan 1886 Hickory, NC d: Sep 1972 Columbia, Richland, SC ...........................................+James Mack Hatch, Sr. b: 3 Oct 1879 Chatham, NC m: Abt 1912 Hamlet, NC d: Jun 1974 Charlotte, NC .................................8 Margaret L. Whiting b: Abt 1847 Raleigh, Wake, NC .................................8 Seymour C. Whiting b: Feb 1849 Raleigh, Wake, NC .................................8 Hannah C. Whiting b: Abt 1849 Raleigh, Wake, NC .................................8 Brainard Whiting b: Abt 1852 Raleigh, Wake, NC .................................8 Chester Gilbert Whiting b: 21 Mar 1854 Raleigh, Wake, NC d: 11 Feb 1936 Hickory, NC ............................7 Elbert Whiting b: 21 Aug 1818 Stratford, Fairfield, CT d: 7 Sep 1819 Stratford, CT ............................7 Elbert Whiting b: 17 Aug 1820 Stratford, Fairfield, CT d: 27 Aug 1821 Stratford, CT ............................7 Chester G. Whiting b: Feb 1822 Stratford, Fairfield, CT d: 19 Aug 1847 Stratford, CT .......................6 Seymour Whiting b: 7 Nov 1794 d: 14 Aug 1879 Stratford, Fairfield, CT .......................6 Cornelia Whiting b: 19 Sep 1797 .......................6 Lasper Whiting b: 27 Sep 1797 d: 27 Mar 1840 .......................6 Betsy Whiting b: 31 Mar 1800 .......................6 Hannah Whiting b: 9 Dec 1802 d: Bef 1841 .......................6 Hellen Whiting b: 23 Jan 1806 d: 1849 .............4 Nathan Whiting b: 4 May 1724 d: 9 Apr 1771 New Haven, New Haven, CT ...2 Mary Whiting b: 1643 Milford, CT d: 25 Oct 1709 Middletown, CT ...2 Joseph Whiting b: 2 Oct 1645 Hartford, CT d: 19 Oct 1717 Hartford, CT


William Whiting, Gentleman (as he was called in the records) was an early settler of Hartford, an original proprietor, and one of the most respected settlers, a man of wealth & education. He was a merchant and had land dealings with Lords Say and Brooke. He had a trading house at the Delaware River and his homelot in 1639 was on the east side of what was eventually called Governor Street. He was treasurer of the colonies until his death (for seven years). In 1642, he was elected magistrate which also continued until his death. He was one of the group which included Gov.'s Haynes & Hopkins whom the Sachem of the Natick Indians plotted to asassinate, but the plot was revealed because of the just treatment that they had given Uncas.

William Whiting was commissioned to Major in 1647. His will dated March 20, 1643, stated that he intended to make a voyage. An addition to the will was made on July 24, 1647, in which he, "upon his death bed", he gave equal parts of his estate to all of his children as well as bequests to others in the community, and £10 to the poor. Suvivors included his widow, Susannah, and several children. His estate totalled £2854, which is quite large for that time.

The children of William & Susannah Whiting:

William Whiting (1631-1699) He was a merchant in London and died there. The colonists in 1686 used him as their agent to present a petition to the King in regards to the Charter.

Rev. John Whiting (1635-1689), m. (1) Sybil Collins, (2) Phebe Gregson

Samuel Whiting b. 1636

Sarah (Whiting) Mygatt King (1637-1704), m. (1) Jacob Mygatt and (2) John King

Mary (Whiting) Collins (1640-1709), m. Nathaniel Collins of Middletown

Joseph Whiting (1645-1717), m.(1) Anna Allyn and (2) Mary Pynchon



https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40141445/william-whiting

1. William Whiting, Gentleman (as he was called in the records) was an early settler of Hartford, an original proprietor, and one of the most respected settlers, a man of wealth & education. He was a merchant and had land dealings with Lords Say and Brooke. He had a trading house at the Delaware River and his homelot in 1639 was on the east side of what was eventually called Governor Street. He was treasurer of the colonies until his death (for seven years). In 1642, he was elected magistrate which also continued until his death. He was one of the group which included Gov.'s Haynes & Hopkins whom the Sachem of the Natick Indians plotted to asassinate, but the plot was revealed because of the just treatment that they had given Uncas.

William Whiting was commissioned to Major in 1647. His will dated March 20, 1643, stated that he intended to make a voyage. An addition to the will was made on July 24, 1647, in which he, "upon his death bed", he gave equal parts of his estate to all of his children as well as bequests to others in the community, and £10 to the poor. Suvivors included his widow, Susannah, and several children. His estate totalled £2854, which is quite large for that time.

The children of William & Susannah Whiting:

William Whiting (1631-1699) He was a merchant in London and died there. The colonists in 1686 used him as their agent to present a petition to the King in regards to the Charter.

Rev. John Whiting (1635-1689), m. (1) Sybil Collins, (2) Phebe Gregson

Samuel Whiting b. 1636

Sarah (Whiting) Mygatt King (1637-1704), m. (1) Jacob Mygatt and (2) John King

Mary (Whiting) Collins (1640-1709), m. Nathaniel Collins of Middletown

Joseph Whiting (1645-1717), m.(1) Anna Allyn and (2) Mary Pynchon

2. Major William Whiting , the immigrant ancestor, held an enviable position among the early settlers of Hartford, Connecticut . At some time between 1631 and 1633 he became one of the purchasers of the Piscataqua grants of the Bristol men. He was associated with Lords Say and Brooke and George Wyllys . They continued Thomas Wiggin as their agent. He retained his interests in Maine until his death.

He was "one of the most respectable of the settlers (of Hartford ) in 1636 , one of the civil and religious Fathers of Connecticut , a man of wealth and education, styled in the records, 'William Whiting, gentleman.'" In 1642 he was chosen one of the magistrates; in 1641 treasurer of the colony of Connecticut , an office he held the rest of his life. "In 1646 a plot was laid by Sequasson , Sachem of the Naticks , to kill Governor Haynes and Hopkins and Mr. Whiting on account of the just and faithful protection which these gentlemen had afforded Uncas. The plot was disclosed by a friendly Indian and the danger averted." He bore the title of Major as early as 1647 .

He was one of a committee who for the first time sat with the court of magistrates in 1637 ; was admitted freeman in February, 1640 ; was magistrate 1642-47 , treasurer, 1641-47 . In 1638 he was allowed to trade with the Indians and was appointed with Major Mason and others to erect fortifications in 1642 , and in the same year was appointed with Mason to collect tribute of the Indians on Long Island and on the Main . He was a merchant of wealth and had dealings with Virginia and Piscataqua . He had a trading house on the Delaware river and another at Westfield, Massachusetts . His will, dated March 20, 1643 , states that he was about to make a voyage at sea. It bears a codicil dated July 24, 1647 . (See Trumbull's Colonial Records, or Hartford Probate Records).

Whiting was powerful and useful in the colony on account of his broad views and wealth, which enabled him to carry out for the benefit of the community his large and various plans. Always an efficient promoter of the trade and commerce of Hartford , he had trading houses also in various parts of the country and he owned many large land patents. Governor Edward Hopkins and he were the two leading merchants of the colony of which Hartford was the centre. After the Pequot war was over they began to export corn "beyond the seas." ________________________________ Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 1971

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Major William Whiting's Timeline

1605
1605
England
1635
1635
Age 30
Milford, New Haven, CT
1635
Age 30
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
1637
1637
Age 32
England
1643
1643
Age 38
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut)
1645
October 2, 1645
Age 40
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, Colonial America
1645
Age 40
Milford, New Haven, connechicut, USA
1647
July 24, 1647
Age 42
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
1647
Age 42
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut