Family:Whitney, Hugh (1633-1697)

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Hugh Whitney, Gent. (Hugh, Hugh, Robert), son of Hugh Whitney, baptized 18 Aug 1633, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England,[1] buried 22 Feb 1697/8, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[2]

He wrote his will 8 Dec 9 William III [1697] and it was probated 22 Mar 1697[/8?]

He married, first, 13 Jun 1667, Nantwich, Cheshire, England, Elizabeth Wright.[3]

He married, second, 10 Jun [1684?], Wrenbury, Cheshire, England, Rachel Mercer.[4] She was buried 11 Mar 1684/5, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[5]

She, as "Rachel, Wife of Hugh Whytney of Coole Hall in the Parrish of Wrenbury & County of Chester Gent", wrote her will 5 Mar 1684[/5], in which she referenced a deed between herself and her husband Hugh Whitney giving her the power to dispose of certain items which had probably been hers from a previous marriage. In the will, she left much of her property to Sir Robert Cotton of Combermere and his children. That she had been previously married is proved by an entry in the inventory of her estate "the Deceadents first husbands wearing Apparrell".

Children of Hugh Whitney and probably Elizabeth Wright:

i. Frances Whitney, bp. 31 Dec 1668, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England,[6] "eldest daughter", m. ----- Dodd. Children:
a. Elizabeth Dodd, b. -----.
ii. Robert Whitney, bp. 22 May 1673, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[7]
iii. Margaret Whitney, bp. 24 May 1677, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[8] She was perhaps the "Margaret Whittney, infant" bur. 4 May 1686, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[9]
iv. Elizabeth Whitney, b. aft. 1676 (under 21 in 1697), probably the child bp. 17 Mar 1679/80, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[10] She was perhaps the "Elizabeth Whitney of Cool-Hall" bur. 12 Oct 1704, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[11]


  • Will of Hugh Whitney, Cheshire, 1697
  • Will of Rachel Whitney, Cheshire, 1685

1. ^  "1633 Aug 18. Hugh Whitney s/o Hugh", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

2. ^  "1697/8 Feb 22. Mr Hugh Whitney of Cool:", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

3. ^  "1667 June 13. Hugh Whitney de Cool, gent & Mris Elizabeth Wright", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

4. ^  "1684 June 10. Hugh Whittney & Rachel Mercer by licence", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

5. ^  "1684/5 Mar 11. [Rachen] Whittney", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

6. ^  "1668 Dec 31. Frances Whitney d/o Hugh", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

7. ^  "1673 May 22. Robert Whitney s/o Hugh", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

8. ^  "1677 May 24. Margaret Whittney d/o Hugh Whittney", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

9. ^  "1686 May 4. Margaret Whittney, infant", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

10. ^  "1679/0 Mar 17. _____ Whittney _____", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

11. ^  "1704 Oct 12. Elizabeth Whitney of Cool-Hall", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

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