Family:Whitney, Thomas Otway (c1809-1894)

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Thomas Otway7 Whitney (Peter6, Ebenezer5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), son of Peter6 and Margaret (Haynes) Whitney, was born about 1809, York Co., ON, and died 27 April 1894, King Township, ON.

He married firstly, about 1842, Sophia Cuver. She died 8 Mar 1851.

He married secondly, 18 Dec 1853, Matilda Ada. She was born about 1821, Ireland, and died after 1881.

Children of Thomas Otway7 and Sophia (Cuver) Whitney:

i. Sophia8 Whitney, b. ca. 1843, ON.
ii. Peter Whitney, b. ca. 1845, ON.
iii. David Whitney, b. ca. 1850, ON.
iv. Mehetable Whitney, b. 29 Jan 1851 (twin), York Mills, ON.
v. Alexander Whitney, b. 29 Jan 1851 (twin), York Mills, ON.

Children of Thomas Otway and Matilda (Ada) Whitney:

vi. Mary Whitney, b. 10 Oct 1854, York Mills, ON.
vii. Christopher Whitney, b. 19 Jan 1858, York Mills, ON.
viii. Mehetable Whitney, b. ca. 1859, ON.
ix. James Whitney, b. 2 Feb 1863, York Mills, ON.


This family would be recorded in Canadian censuses, not yet examined, with the following exceptions:

  • 1871, King, North York Co., ON, p. 4:

Thomas WHITNEY 62 M O. Matilda WHITNEY 62 F Ireland Mary WHITNEY 16 F O. Christopher WHITNEY 15 N O.

  • 1881, King, York North Co., ON, p. 29:

Thomas WHITNEY M M 71 Ontario Laborer Church of England Matilda WHITNEY M F Irish 60 Ireland Church of England Christopher WHITNEY M Irish 22 Ontario Farm Laborer Church of England Mahitabel WHITNEY F Irish 20 Ontario Church of England James WHITNEY M Irish 17 Ontario Farm Laborer Church of England Hannah LEGGE W F English 58 England Church of England

  • (poss.) 1881, Smith, Peterborough West Co., ON, p. 41:

Peter WHITNEY M M Scottish 38 Ontario Labourer C. Methodist Ruth WHITNEY M F English 24 Ontario C. Methodist Esther WHITNEY F Scottish 5 Ontario C. Methodist

  • 1881, son Alexander not found.


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