Family:Whitney, Eustace (s1650?-?)
Eustace Whitney, parentage unknown but probably descended from William and Anne (-----) Whitney of Gwernfythen, born say 1650?, but perhaps much earlier. His son John stated that he was from Gwernfythen, Clyro Parish, Radnorshire, Wales.
He was perhaps the "Eustace Whitney of Clyrow, co. Radnor, Gent., Bachr., 30" who received a marriage license 14 Jun 1664 from the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury at London to marry "Ursula Nelson, Spr., 16, dau. of Robert Nelson of St. Martin in the Fields, Midx., Esqr., who consents; at St. Martin in the Fields afsd." "Eustacius" Whitney and "Ursulam" Nelson were married 16 Jun 1664, Saint Martin In The Fields, Westminster,London. If so, she was the daughter of Robert Nelson, Esq. and Mary Temple, and sister of John Nelson, immigrant to Boston.
Children of Eustace Whitney (order uncertain, probably incomplete):
i. William Whitney, Gent., died after he wrote his will 6 Sep 1700 and before it was probated 4 Dec 1700. He had a son and five daughters, including Elizabeth Whitney. His father-in-law was Hugh Price. ii. John Whitney, Gent., died after he wrote his will 4 Mar 1702 and before it was probated 17 Jul 1703. He was of Clyro, Radnorshire, Wales. Listed in his will as "the younger". iii. Robert Whitney. Mentioned in his brother John's will. iv. Eustace Whitney. Mentioned in his brother John's will. v. Martha Whitney. Mentioned in his brother John's will. vi. Walter Whitney. Had a son William Whitney. Both were mentioned in his brother John's will.
In 1727, Mary Whitney, widow, and others were sued over the real and personal estate of Walter Whitney, late of Gwernfy, including messuages, etc., in Clirow called "Gwern Fethen" and "Cwm helvet," in Lanbeder, in Paincastle, called "Bromidd," Newhouse, or "Sir Robert Thos.," and "Ye Whitehall," and elsewhere (Radnor). (E 134/1Geo2/Mich15)
- Will of William Whitney, Gentleman of Clyro, Radnorshire, 1700
- Will of John Whitney, Gentleman of Clyro, Radnorshire, 1703
1. ^ Sir George J. Armytage and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Allegations for Marriage Licences Issued from the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury at London, 1543 to 1869 (London: Harleian Society, 1886), p. 80.