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Francis Whitmore

Male 1625 - 1685  (60 years)


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  • Name Francis Whitmore  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1625  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Oct 1685  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Buried Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I16124  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 12 May 2018 

    Family Isabel Parke,   b. Abt 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1665, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married Bef 1649  [2
    Children 
    +1. Lt. Francis Whitmore,   b. 12 Oct 1650, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1700, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +2. John Whitmore,   b. 1 Oct 1654, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1737, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 2 May 2018 
    Family ID F10076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A miller, he emigrated 1635 with his first wife and their children on the Defense. His English origins are unknown.

      Also known as Francis Wetmore.

      From The Whitmore Genealogy (1907), pp. 13-14:

      "Francis came to this country probably during the 1630's, and had established his residence at Cambridge prior to 1648, as about this time he married, at that place, Isabel Parke. Brooks, in his history of Medford, tells us he owned property in Cambridge near the Plains, Charlestown near the Menetomie River, near Dendruck Meadows; also in Medford and Lexington. His house stood on the dividing line between Lexington and Cambridge, and is mentioned in the Act of division. His name, with that of his wife, appears on a petition in favor of an old woman charged with being a witch, so he can hardly have been of the extreme Puritan party, though a member of the church. Francis served in King Philip's war; was Selectman and Constable in 1668 and 1682. In his will he makes provision for the education of his ch., thus early evidencing that regard for edu. that is so marked a family trait."

      For what it's worth, Francis probably did not arrive in the 1630s, or he'd be covered in Robert Charles Anderson's Great Migration series.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1589] The Wetmore Family of America and Its Collateral Branches, by James Carnahan Wetmore. Albany, New York: Munsell & Rowland, 1861.

    2. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    3. [S1660] William Wyman Fiske, "Ancestry of Bennet Eliot of Nazeing, Essex, Father of Seven Great Migration Immigrants to Massachusetts." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 161:85, 161:186, 161:250 (2007), 162:65, and 162:128 (2008).

    4. [S1640] Record of the Descendants of Francis Whitmore of Cambridge, Massachusetts, by W. H. Whitmore. Boston: John Wilson and Son, 1855.

    5. [S1788] The Whitmore Genealogy: A Record of the Descendants of Francis Whitmore of Cambridge, Massachusetts (1625-1685) by Jessie Whitmore Patten Purdy. 1907.

    6. [S1705] Find a Grave page for Lieut. Francis Whitmore.

    7. [S1581] Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year of 1850, ed. Thomas W. Baldwin. Boston: Wright & Potter, 1914-15.

    8. [S1939] Alice C. Ayres, "The Whitmores of Medford and Some of Their Descendants." The Medford Historical Register 8:64, July 1905.