Family:Whitney, Hugh (c1600-1655)

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Hugh Whitney (Hugh, Robert), son of Hugh and Elizabeth (-----) Whitney,[1] born circa 1600,[2] baptized 16 Feb 1600/1, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England,[3] buried 26 Nov 1655, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England as "Hugh Whitney, gent & captayne".[4]

His wife was probably Frances -----, buried 25 Dec 1667, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England as "Frances Whitney, vidua".[5]

On 18 Sep 1635, "High Whitney of Coole" was involved in a feoffment.[6]

On 20 May 1639, "Hugh Whitney of Coole, gent." was involved in a bargain and sale.[7]

In 1647 he, listed as "Hugo Whitney, gen.", along with Johannes Wilson and others, brought suit in Chancery Court against ----- Bughall. He, probably in the same case, listed as "Hugh Whitney, Gent. of Coole, Cheshire, aged 48", was a deponent in a Chancery Deposition in 1648.[8]

Children of Hugh Whitney and probably Frances (-----):

i. Mary Whitney, bp. "Maria" 6 Jul 1623, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[9] (Whitney pedigree has 1 Jul).
ii. Elizabeth Whitney, bp. 9 Oct 1625, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England,[10] d. aft. 18 Jan 1695[/6] whe she wrote her will and bef. 7 July 1696 when it was probated. In her will, she describes herself as a "spinster".
iii. Robert Whitney, bp. 3 Feb 1627/8, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[11] He was perhaps the son listed as "Hugh" who was bur. 18 Apr 1637, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[12]
iv. Frances Whitney, bp. 21 Feb 1629/30, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England,[13] bur. 6 Apr 1633, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[14]
v. Hugh Whitney, bp. 18 Aug 1633, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[15]
vi. George Whitney, bp. 1 Oct 1635, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England,[16] (Whitney pedigree has 9 Oct), bur. 1 May 1637, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[17]
vii. Margaret Whitney, bp. 29 Apr 1638, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England.[18] She was probably the "Margaret Whittney" who m. 22 Apr 1677, Wrenbury, Cheshire, England, Henry -----.[19]


References

1. ^  Archive:Journal of the Architectural, Archaeological, and Historic Society for the County and the City of Chester, and North Wales

2. ^  "When [Elizabeth] was in her sixth year, her father, Hugh Whitney, died; and the widow, Elizabeth Whitney, was left with the care of a large and young family; her eldest son, Hugh Whitney, being under age, became a ward of the Crown for ten years.", Archive:Journal of the Architectural, Archaeological, and Historic Society for the County and the City of Chester, and North Wales

3. ^  "1600/1 Feb 16. Hugh Whitnay s/o Hugh Whitnay, gent", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

4. ^  "1655 Nov 26. Hugh Whitney, gent & captayne", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

5. ^  "1667 Dec 25. Frances Whitney, vidua", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

6. ^  Cotton of Combermere Collection

7. ^  Cotton of Combermere Collection

8. ^  Bernau Index, referencing C 21/B27/15.

9. ^  "1623 July 6. Maria Whitney", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

10. ^  "1625 Oct 9. Elizabeth Whitney", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

11. ^  "1627/8 Feb 3. Robert Whitney s/o Hugh Whitney, gent", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

12. ^  "1637 Apr 18. Hugh Whitney s/o Hugh, gent", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts. While this extract named the child Hugh, we know that a Hugh Whitney eventually inherited the estate from his father. If the child bur. in 1637 was actually the Hugh bp. 1633, then a missing burial for elder son Robert is missing, as is a baptism for another younger Hugh who would later inherit. However, if the extract or the original mistakenly listed the child's name as Hugh instead of Robert, then no records would be missing.

13. ^  "1629/0 Feb 21. Frances Whitney d/o Hugh", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

14. ^  "1633 Apr 6. Frances Whitney d/o Hugh", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

15. ^  "1633 Aug 18. Hugh Whitney s/o Hugh", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

16. ^  "1635 Oct 1. George Whitney s/o Hugh", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

17. ^  "1637 May 1. George Whitney s/o Hugh, gent", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

18. ^  "1638 Apr 29. Margaret Whitney d/o Hugh", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

19. ^  "1677 Apr 22. -> Henry [?] & Margaret Whittney", Cheshire Parish Record Extracts.

See also Pedigree of Whitney, of Coole, in Wrenbury, in the County of Chester, Whitney, Henry Austin, Memoranda Relating to Families of the Name of Whitney in England, (Boston: 1859), p. 5.


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