(1) Reed, Paul C., "Whitney Origins Revisited: John-1 Whitney of
Watertown, Massachusetts, and Henry-1 Whitney of Long Island and Norwalk,
Connecticut, "The American Genealogist, Vol. 69, No., 1 (Jan 1994), pp.
(2) Jacobus, M.A., Donald Lines, of New Haven, Conn., "Pre-American
Ancestries: John Whitney of Watertown, Mass.," The American Genealogist,
Vol. 10 (1933-1934), pp. 84-88.
Sources (1) and (2) cast serious doubt upon any claims of a Royal
connection, particularly as put forth in Henry Melville's "The Ancestry
of John Whitney." Those who include a Royal relationship in their
Whitney genealogy would be wise to review these articles because the
evidence of fraudulent research is quite persuasive.
(3) Whitney Research Group. http://www.whitneygen.org
- July 20, 1592: christened in Westminster, London, England.
- February 22, 1607: apprenticed to William Pring of the Old Bailey
(Merchant Taylor's Company)
- March 13, 1614: freed of his apprentice bond
- bef. 1619: married Elinor ___ [surname unknown].
- May 1635: emigrated from England, sailing on the "Elizabeth and Anne,"
arriving in Boston
- abt. Jun 1635: settled in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. Remained at
his 16 or 17 acre homestead a
little north of Belmont Street and East of
Common Street until he passed away.
- March 3, 1635/36: admitted as freeman.
- 1638-1655: served as selectman several years.
- June 1, 1641: elected constable by the Court.
- 1655: served as town clerk.
- September 29, 1659: married Judah ___ [surname unknown].
- June 1, 1673: died and buried in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA