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John Whipple

Male Abt 1617 - 1685  (~ 68 years)


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  1. 1.  John Whipple was born about 1617; died on 16 May 1685 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

    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."

    John married Sarah before 1640. Sarah was born about 1624; died in 1666 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Sarah Whipple was born before 6 Feb 1642 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died in 1687.
    2. Col. Joseph Whipple was born in Jan 1660 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; died on 28 Apr 1746 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

Generation: 2