Family:Whitney, Elinor (c1675-a1754)

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Elinor3 Whitney (Benjamin2, John1), daughter of Benjamin2 and Jane (-----) Whitney;[1] was born circa 1675 at probably York, ME;[2] died after 9 Apr 1754;[3] then living in Mendon, MA.

The estate of her brother Jonathan3 Whitney includes an administration account, including note for £100 due to Jonathan4 Whitney of Mendon from his father Jonathan3 Whitney of Holliston, for keeping his [the father's] sister Elner3 Whitney 2 years (9 Apr 1752 - 9 Apr 1754).[4]

No record of her death, no probate, no tombstone, and no further information about her or her son have been found.

Child of Elinor3 Whitney by an unknown father was:

i. Daniel4 Whitney; b. 27 Feb 1704/5 at Sherborn, MA[5]; illegitimate; no further record.


1.^  Her parentage is proven by the probate record cited below.

2.^  Her birth date is estimated based on the birth date of her child and those of her siblings. That she was probably born in York is inferred from the fact that her father was living there at that time.``

3.^  See the probate record cited below.

4.^  Middlesex County, MA, probate file #24,692.

5.^  "Daniel [Whitney], s. of Elenor, [born] Feb. 27, 1704-5," according to Baldwin, Thomas W., ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911), pp. 92-94.

Copyright © 2006, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group.

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