*John Whipple was first mentioned in the Colonial records in Oct 1632 when he was ordered to pay a small fee to his master, Israel Stoughton, for wasting shot and powder. He was, at that time, about 14 years old. It is believed that he arrived in the new world with Israel Stoughton in 1631, who had sailed to the colonies on the Mary and John. It is most often claimed that John Whipple was born in Bocking,
Essex, England, since that is where Stoughton was from. But nothing has come to
light to verify this.
By 1637, he had been given a grant of land in
where he and his wife, Sarah, settled. His wife’s maiden name is not known. She
is sometimes called Sarah Darling, but there seems to be no record of who she
really was. There, eight of his eleven children were born. The youngest three
were born in Dorchester, MA . There is some confusion with John
Whipple of Providence RI , who some say was a cousin. This is still
up in the air and may never be solved.
John Whipple of Ipswich, MA Dorchester was married
c. 1638 while John of Ipswich was married in 1659. John of Dorchester and his
wife are my 9th gt. grandparents.
John and his family relocated to
Rhode Island around 1659. In 1666, John
Whipple became the owner of a piece of land, sold to him by Benedict Arnold,
for £180. The deed dated “the tenth day of September in the 18th
year of the reign of our sovereign Charles II King of England, Scotland
and Ireland…” John’s son, John Jr., married Mary Olney and
they lived in the house that had belonged to William Arnold, father of
John acquired quite a bit of land in or near
Providence but also land
in Louquisset and other parts of RI. His Will of 1685 specifically states which
sons were to receive which pieces of land. Some of these were 6 acres and one
was 60 acres.
John served the community in several different capacities over the years. He was on the Town Council, served as Town Clerk at three different intervals, and was a Deputy of the RI Gen. Assembly 8 different times.
Their eleven children:
John 1641-1700 m. Mary Olney
Sarah 1642-1710 m. John Smith
Samuel 1644-1711 m. Mary Harris
Eleazer 1646-1719 m. Alice Angell
Mary 1648-1698 m. Epenetus Olney
William bef.1652-1712 m.
Benjamin 1654-1704 m. Ruth Matthewson
*David bef. 1656-1710 m.
Joseph 1662-1746 m. Alice Smith
Jonathan 1664-1721 m. Margaret Angell
Abigail 1665-1725 m. Stephen Dexter
David and William married two sisters, Hannah and Mary, both daughters of John and
David and his family lived in
on the estate he inherited from his father, until 1692. At that time he
purchased the estate of John Blaxton, son of William. John’s father was the
first person to settle within the original lands of Rehoboth, which today is in
Providence RI . Capt. Joshua Hubbard married David and
Hannah, in Cumberland RI Hingham,
on Nov 11 1677. His will is date Mar 24 1709 with Hannah as executor.
*David and his wife Hannah had 8 children:
*Deborah 1681-1755 m.
Jeremiah 1683-1721 m. Deborah Bucklin
William 1685-? m. Elizabeth Wilmarth
Their daughter, Deborah married
who was her first cousin. Benjamin’s father, Benjamin Tower
was an older brother of Deborah’s mother Hannah Tower Whipple and her aunt Mary
Tower Whipple. John Tower
At this point, the Whipple line ‘daughter’s out’ and the family line continues with Tower. This family has been discussed in an earlier blog and explains how they ended up in a part of
Scotia, which later became New
Brunswick. There is considerable reference to the
Tower family and the families they intermarried with in the records of
Benjamin and Deborah married about 1699 in Rehoboth MA. They had 11 children:
Gideon 1700-1772 m. Mary Ray
Patience 1702-c 1743 m. Nathan Carpenter
Sarah 1704-1792 m. Elisha Sabin
Margaret 1706-1787 m. Jeremiah Bartlett
Zipporah 1709 m. Joseph Jackson
John 1711 m. Hannah Hancock
Hannah 1714 m. William Hancock
Benjamin 1715-1792 m. Ruth Unknown
*Joseph 1721-1761 m. Judith Briggs
The descent is:
George Buck m. Phebe Palmer
Catherine Buck m. Edward Cole
Rebecca Cole m. Alexander Chambers
Alvina Broderick m. Patrick John Broderick - my grandparents.
I apologize for the lack of photos. I searched for anything pertinent associated with the people and places in this blog but was unable to find anything appropriate.
Papers of the
Island Historical Society
The NEHGS for the year 1878, vol. XXXII, p. 426
The Annals of Our Colonists, p. 48
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/articles/251.html History of