Family:Whitney, Jane (1669-a1710)

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Jane3 Whitney (Benjamin2, John1), daughter of Benjamin2 and Jane (-----) Whitney,[1] was born 29 Sep 1669, Watertown, MA;[2] died after 1710/1.[3]

She married 4 Jan 1693, Sherborn, MA, Jonathan Morse,[4] son of Lieut. Jonathan and Mary (Barbour) Morse.[5] He was born 11 Jul 1667, Sherborn, MA,[6] and died after 1710/1.[7]

Children of Jonathan and Jane3 (Whitney) Morse, all b. at Sherborn, MA, were as follows:

i. Abigail Morse; b. 23 Apr 1695.[8]
ii. Isaac Morse; b. 27 Mar 1698.[9]
iii. Paul Morse, b. 14 Feb 1700/1;[10] m. Sarah Sheffield.
iv. Jane Morse; b. 5 Jan 1703/4.[11]
v. Eunice Morse, b. 10 Aug 1706;[12] m. Joseph Partridge.
vi. Abi Morse, b. 7 Jan 1710/1;[13] m. Edward Kebbey.


1.^  Her parentage is proven by her birth record.

2.^  "Jane Whettny, d. Benjamin & Jane Whettny, b. 29 7mo 1669," according to Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Book of Town Proceedings, with the Land Grants and Possessions. Also, the Proprietors' Book, and the First Book of and Supplement of Births, Deaths, and Marriages (Watertown, MA: Historical Society, 1894), vol. 1, p. 32.

3.^  She died after the birth of her youngest child.

4.^  This marriage does not appear any of in the published vital records of Massachusetts. "Jonathan Morss & Jane Whitney, [married] 4 Jan. 1692/3," according to Frederick W. Bailey, ed., Early Massachusetts Marriages, as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (1897-1914), 3 vols., Sherborn; also 4 Jan 1693/4, according to Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston; to Which is Appended the Early History of the Town. With Illustrations, Maps, and Notes (2nd ed., Watertown, MA: 1860), p. 645.

5.^  His parentage is proven by his birth record.

6.^  "Jonathan [Morse], s. of Jonathan and Mary, [born] July 11, 1667," according to Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

7.^  He died after the birth of his youngest child.

8.^  "Abigail [Morse], d. of Jonathan and Jean, [born] Apr. 23, 1695," according to Baldwin, Thomas W., ed., Vital Records of Sherborn, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: 1911).

9.^  "Isaac [Morse], s. of Jonathan and Jean, [born] Mar. 27, 1698," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

10.^  "Paule [Morse], s. of Jonathan and Jane, [born] Feb. 14, 1700-1," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

11.^  "Jane [Morse], d. of Jonathan and Jane, [born] Jan. 5, 1703-4," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

12.^  "Unis [Morse], d. of Jonathan and Jane, [born] Aug. 10, 1706," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

13.^  "Abi [Morse], d. of Jonathan and Jane, [born] Jan. 7, 1710-1," according to Sherborn Vital Records.

References Not Consulted

  • Morse, Rev. Abner, Memorial of the Morses (1850), p. 20.
  • Morse, Rev. Abner, Genealogical Register of The Inhabitants and History of the Towns of Sherborn and Holliston (Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1856).

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