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John Whiston

Male Abt 1614 - Bef 1664  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name John Whiston 
    Born Abt 1614  , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 4 Oct 1664 
    Notes 
    • John came to New England as the servant of Timothy Hatherly, and he married his niece

      John Whiston was in Scituate 1636, in which year he received a grant of land, nearly opposte to 'Meeting-house lane' on the west. He had various other grants; but there was his house lot. He was a Conihasset partner 1646."

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      JOHN WHISTON

      ORIGIN: Unknown

      MIGRATION: 1632 on William & Francis

      FIRST RESIDENCE: Scituate

      FREEMAN: Oath of fidelity at Scituate, 1657 [PCR 8:180].

      OFFICES: Grand jury, 3 June 1657 [PCR 3:115].
      In the Scituate section of the 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:191].

      ESTATE: On 3 October 1662 John Whiston was added to the list of men to be considered in an accommodation of land on the north bounds of Rehoboth [PCR 4:27].

      On 4 October 1664 the court noted that John Whiston had died intestate, and so the land of the said Whiston "falls by right of law unto Josepth Wheston, the heir apparent unto the said John Wheston; and that it doth likewise appear to the Court that the estate of the said John Wheston is but little, the lands excepted, and that there are divers small children to be brought up out of the said estate, therefore, upon the free will and condescendency of the said Josepth Wheston, he is content and hath by these presents taken the house and land that his father lived on and died in, in the town of Scituate, for his full and entire portion .... freely allowing that the profit and benefit of the said house and land shall redound unto his mother, Susanna Wheston, for the full term of six years from the date herefore, for and towards the bringing up of the other children of the said John Wheston." As for the residue of the lands, Joseph released them to the rest of his brothers and sisters, with first option to buy if they should choose to sell [PCR 4:75-76]. On 6 March 1665/6 the court reasoned that the land at Conihassett set aside for the benefit of the small children was not likely to do them much good in its present state, and empowered Joseph Whiston "with the help of his father-in-law William Brookes, and his uncle, Edward Jenkens," to sell the land on behalf of the children [PCR 4:114].

      On 30 April 1672 the Suffolk County Court ordered that "the estate that is left of Joseph Whetstone shall be divided amongst the children, the eldest son to have a double portion & Edw. Jenkins to be discharged" [SCC 108]. This probably did not refer to the children of Joseph, but rather to his siblings.

      BIRTH: By about 1616 based on estimated date of marriage.

      DEATH: By 4 October 1664 [PCR 4:75-76].

      MARRIAGE: By about 1641 Susanna Hanford, daughter of Jeffrey and Egling (Hatherly) (Downe) Hanford (and niece of TIMOTHY HATHERLY) [Stevens-Miller Anc 1:485-86]. She married (2) by 1665 William Brookes.

      CHILDREN:
      i JOSEPH, b. say 1641 (adult 1664); d. Boston by 31 October 1666 [PCR 4:139], unm.
      ii SARAH, b. say 1643; m. Scituate 25 May 1663 Thomas Nichols.
      iii JOHN, b. about 1648 (age eighteen 31 October 1666 when his uncle Jenkins was appointed his guardian [PCR 4:139]); m. by 1678 Abigail Lombard, daughter of Joshua Lombard (eldest known child bp. Scituate 26 May 1678 [NEHGR 57:182]; in his will of 22 January 1689/90 Joshua Lombard bequeathed to "Abigail Whitstone my grandchild" [MD 12:88, citing BarnPR 1:43]).
      iv SUSANNA, b. say 1650; m. Scituate 2 May 1671 Thomas Perry [TAG 70:43-44].
      v INCREASE, bp. Scituate 10 August 1656 [NEHGR 57:85]; no further record.
      vi BATHSHEBA, bp. Scituate 1 July 1660 [NEHGR 57:86]; m. about 1682 Eleazer Dunham [TAG 30:154, 173, citing PCPR 4:2:21].

      ASSOCIATIONS: He came as the servant of Timothy Hatherly, whose niece he married.

      COMMENTS: On 7 December 1641 a warrant was issued for John Whetston of Scituate and others "to answer at the next General Court for goods they took, which were found by shipwreck" [PCR 2:29]. At court 4 January 1641/2 "John Whetston confesseth that he had (of the goods taken up in the bottom of the bay about Satuckquet) a pair of drawers, a waistcoat & a shirt" [PCR 2:31]. [1]
    Person ID I729463  7_families
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 

    Family 1 Susanna Hanford,   b. Abt 1615, Of, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1682  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1641  Of, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Joseph Whiston,   b. 1641, Scituate, Plymouth, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 31 Oct 1666, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     2. Sarah Whiston,   b. Abt 1643, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Whiston,   b. Abt 1647, Scituate, Plymouth, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Susanna Whiston,   b. Abt 1650, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Increase Whiston,   c. 10 Aug 1656, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Bathsheba Whiston,   c. 1 Jul 1660, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Mar 1740-1701  (Age ~ 40 years)
     7. Obadiah Whiston,   b. Abt 1662, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F263945  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Susanna Hanford,   b. Abt 1615, Of, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1682  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1641  Of, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Joseph Whiston,   b. 1641, Scituate, Plymouth, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 31 Oct 1666, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     2. Sarah Whiston,   b. Abt 1643, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Whiston,   b. Abt 1647, Scituate, Plymouth, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Susanna Whiston,   b. Abt 1650, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Increase Whiston,   c. 10 Aug 1656, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Bathsheba Whiston,   c. 1 Jul 1660, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Mar 1740-1701  (Age ~ 40 years)
     7. Obadiah Whiston,   b. Abt 1662, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F767608  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S7702] The Great Migration Begins 1620 - 1633, Robert Charles Anderson, (Boston : New England Historic Genealogical Society, c1995).