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John Whipple

Male Abt 1617 - 1685  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name John Whipple 
    Born Abt 1617  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 May 1685  Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I19133  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2019 

    Family Sarah,   b. Abt 1624,   d. 1666, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Bef 1640  [1
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Whipple,   b. Bef 6 Feb 1642, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1687  (Age > 44 years)
    +2. Col. Joseph Whipple,   b. Jan 1660, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1746, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F11830  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a carpenter and a tavernkeeper. Arrived first in Dorchester, 1632, as an unmarried servant, then to Providence in 1658.

      From Wikipedia:

      The first mention of Whipple's name in colonial records was in October 1632 when he was ordered to pay a small fine to his master, Israel Stoughton, for wasting powder and shot. In 1637 he received a grant of land in Dorchester, and in 1641 he and his wife joined the church there. During the next 17 years, he raised a large family in Dorchester, where eight of his 11 children were baptized. In 1658 he sold his homestead and lands in Dorchester and moved with his family to Providence, where he was received as a purchaser on 27 July 1659.

      In February 1665 he was given a lot in a division of lands, and the following year took an oath of allegiance in Providence. In 1666 he served as a deputy to the General Assembly, a position he held for seven of the next 11 years. In 1669 and again in 1670 he was paid for allowing the Providence Town Council to meet at his house, probably referring to his tavern for which he was later granted a license in 1674. He held a number of positions in Providence, including treasurer in 1668, surveyor in 1670 and 1671, selectman in 1670 and 1674, and moderator in 1676.

      The year 1675 brought the most devastating event to afflict Rhode Island for the entire colonial period when King Phillip's War erupted, bringing the bulk of its destructive force on the Rhode Island colony. All of Warwick and Pawtuxet were destroyed, and much of Providence was as well. As the war wound down in 1676, Indian captives were given as slaves to those residents who remained during the war, and on 14 August 1676 Whipple was so entreated as being one of those "who staid and went not away."

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S2869] Ancestry of Calvin Guild, Margaret Taft, James Humphreys and Rebecca Covell Martin by Howard Redwood Guild. The Salem Press, 1891.

    3. [S2869] Ancestry of Calvin Guild, Margaret Taft, James Humphreys and Rebecca Covell Martin by Howard Redwood Guild. The Salem Press, 1891., date only.