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View Tree for Richard WhitneyRichard Whitney (b. 13 January 1658/59, d. 15 December 1723)

Richard Whitney (son of Richard Whitney and Martha Coldam) was born 13 January 1658/59 in Concord, Middlesex, MA, and died 15 December 1723 in Stow, Middlesex, MA. He married Elizabeth Sawtell on 25 August 1691 in Groton, Middlesex, MA, daughter of Jonathan Sawtell and Mary Tarbell.

 Includes NotesNotes for Richard Whitney:
From "Planters of the Commonwealth" by Charles Edward Banks, Baltimore, 1930

1. Richard3 Whitney (Richard2, John1); b. 13 Jan 1660/61 Watertown, Middlesex, MA; m. Elizabeth Sawtell, daughter of Jonathan Sawtell, circa 1691; d. 5 Dec 1723 Stow, Middlesex, MA, at age 62, but aged 72 years, from his gravestone; d. 15 Dec 1723 Stow, Middlesex, MA, at age 62; his estate was probated between 14 Jan 1724 and 16 Jan 1724 Stow, Middlesex, MA; inventory taken; his estate was probated 9 Mar 1723/24 Stow, Middlesex, MA; inventory exhibited; his estate was probated 19 Jan 1724/25 Stow, Middlesex, MA; division of estate to: Richard Whitney, Joshua Whitney (by guardian Richard Whitney); Jonathan Whitney; Samuel Farr in right of wife Hannah; John Witherbee in right of wife Elizabeth; Richard Taylor as guardian of Ruhamah and Hephzibah Whitney; and Hezekiah Hapgood, husband to Sarah Whitney; all signed.

He was also known as Lt. Richard Whitney on his gravestone and death record. He was also known as Richard Whitney Jr. He resided on 28 Aug 1688 Stow, Middlesex, MA; taxed 3s 6d. He was employed by constable on 31 Oct 1698 Stow, Middlesex, MA. He left a will on 2 Dec 1723 Stow, Middlesex, MA; of Stow, yeoman, aged; eldest son Richard Whitney; second son Jonathan Whitney; youngest son Joshua Whitney; eldest daughter Hannah Farr; daughter Elisabeth Wetherbee; daughter Sarah Whitney; daughter Ruhamah Whitney; youngest daughter Hephzibeth Whitney; my eight children; sons Richard and Jonathan Whitney, executors; witnesses John Gardner, Jr., Moses Whetney, Jr., and Mary Whticomb. He left a will on 22 Dec 1723 Stow, Middlesex, MA, which names sons Richard, Jonathan (executors) and Joshua; daughters Hannah Farr, Elizabeth Wetherby, Sarah, Ruhamah, and Hepzibah.


Elizabeth Sawtell. She and Elizabeth Sawtell the marriages of these two women, first cousins, are confused in some sources. She was born on 3 Feb 1668/69. She died on 24 Nov 1723 Stow, Middlesex, MA, at age 54; aged 56 years.

Children of Richard3 Whitney and Elizabeth Sawtell were as follows:


+ 2 i. Richard4 Whitney, b. 9 Dec 1692 Stow, Middlesex, MA; m. Hannah Whitcomb; m. Hannah (--?--).

3 ii. Hannah Whitney; m. Samuel Farr; b. circa 1694.

4 iii. Elizabeth Whitney; b. circa 1696; Marriage banns for she and John Weatherby were published 29 Dec 1722 Stow, Middlesex, MA; m. John Weatherby 21 Jan 1722/23 Lexington, Middlesex, MA; both "of Stow."

+ 5 iv. Jonathan Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1698/99 Stow, Middlesex, MA; m. Alice Willard.

6 v. Sarah Whitney; b. between 1 Mar 1703 and 28 Feb 1704 Stow, Middlesex, MA; calculated from age on guardianship bond; m. Capt. Hezekiah Hapgood 1723; her estate was probated 29 Feb 1723/24 Stow, Middlesex, MA; Richard Whitney of Stow, husbandman, appointed guardian of Joshua Whitney, in his 16th year, and Sarah Whitney, in her 20th year; Marriage banns for she and Capt. Hezekiah Hapgood were published 28 Mar 1724 Stow, Middlesex, MA.

7 vi. Ruhamah Whitney; b. between 28 Feb 1705 and 28 Feb 1706 Stow, Middlesex, MA; calculated from age on guardianship bond; her estate was probated 29 Feb 1723/24 Stow, Middlesex, MA; guardian bond posted by Richard Taylor of Sudbury, husbandman, and Richard Whitney of Stow, as surety, as guardian of Ruhamah Whitney, in her 18th year, and Hephzibah Whitney, in her 13th year; Marriage banns for she and Josiah Whetcomb were published 20 Mar 1726 Stow, Middlesex, MA; husband "of Lancaster."
She was also known as Loruhama Whitney.


+ 8 vii. Dea. Joshua Whitney, b. between 1 Mar 1707 and 28 Feb 1708 Stow, Middlesex, MA; m. Zerviah (--?--); m. Azubah (--?--); m. Rebecca Winship; m. Mary (--?--).

9 viii. Hepzibah Whitney; b. between 28 Feb 1710 and 28 Feb 1711 Stow, Middlesex, MA; calculated from age on guardianship bond; her estate was probated 29 Feb 1723/24 Stow, Middlesex, MA; guardian bond posted by Richard Taylor of Sudbury, husbandman, and Richard Whitney of Stow, as surety, as guardian of Ruhamah Whitney, in her 18th year, and Hephzibah Whitney, in her 13th year; d. 25 Oct 1727; m. Seth Sawyer 12 Oct 1732 Lancaster, Worcester, MA; wife "of Harvard."

More About Richard Whitney and Elizabeth Sawtell:
Marriage: 25 August 1691, Groton, Middlesex, MA.

Children of Richard Whitney and Elizabeth Sawtell are:
  1. +Richard Whitney, b. 1694, Stow, Middlesex, MA, d. 27 April 1775, Stowe, Middlesex, MA.
  2. Hannah Whitney.
  3. Elizabeth Whitney.
  4. Jonathan Whitney, b. 26 February 1688/89, Stow, Middlesex, MA.
  5. Sarah Whitney, b. 1703.
  6. Joshua Whitney, b. 1706, Stow, Middlesex, MA.
  7. Hepzibah Whitney, b. 1710.
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