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Captain William Whittington[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1616 - 1659  (43 years)


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  • Name William Whittington  [6
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 1616  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Appears 1640  Northampton County VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Appointed Captain  [6
    Appointed Lieutenant of the Militia  [6
    Appointed member of the Court  [6
    Moved Aft 1650  Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Immigrated America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died May 1659  Northampton County VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Person ID I217  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Family 1 Susan,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1647  [10
    Children 
     1. Ursula Whittington,   d. Abt 1681
    Last Modified 25 May 2003 
    Family ID F918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1654  [6
    Last Modified 26 May 2003 
    Family ID F959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth Weston,   d. 18 Sep 1688 
    Married Bef 1648  [11, 12
    Children 
    +1. Colonel William Whittington, High Sheriff, Somerset Co.,   b. 1650, near Cherrystone, Northampton County VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Apr 1720, Conventry Parish, Somereset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Elizabeth Whittington,   b. Oct 1659,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1616 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAppears - 1640 - Northampton County VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Aft 1650 - Somerset County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - - America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1659 - Northampton County VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Much has been written about Captain Whittington, his life and contributions to the eastern shore of Maryland .

      Important references are 1. Clayton Torrence, "Old Somerset"; 2. Meyer & Dorman, "Adventures of Purse and Person" and, Woodrow T. Wilson's "Thirty-four Families of Old Somerset"

      William's parentage is unknown but he probably descends from the Whittington's of Gloucester County England, and he may be related in some way to the early settlers by that name in Talbot and Calvert Counties, MD. (Kelly Avant; Winona Pfander, "The Whittington-Brown Family History.")

      The exact time of Captain William Whittington's move to Somerset County, Maryland is not known.  It was probably after 1650 when his son William II was born in Northhampton County, Virginia.

      It appears from his will that he was interested in the furtherance of education in his county as he provided funding for a school in his will ("unto ye use of a free school if it go forward the amount of 2000 pounds of tobacco.")

      Captain William was probably related in some way to Andrew Whittington, also one of the first settlers of Somerset Co. MD.  Andrew Whittington's daughters, Elizabeth & Ursula married into the Scarburgh and King families, and their descendants connected to the descendants of Captain William. [2, 4, 13, 14]

  • Sources 
    1. [S758] Meyer - Adventures of Purse and Person, Virginia M. Meyer and John F. Dorman.

    2. [S757] 34 Families of Old Somerset, Woodrow T. Wilson, (658 pages.).

    3. [S760] Whittington-Brown History, Kelly Avant and Winona Pfander.

    4. [S715] Barbara Cox - GHOTES web site, Barbara Cox, (December 2001), http://www.esva.net/ghotes/whittington/d0/i0001145.htm#s1 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    6. [S715] Barbara Cox - GHOTES web site, Barbara Cox, (December 2001) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S896] Jacque-Lynne Schulman, Jacque-Lynne Schulman, (schulmaj@mail.nlm.nih.gov), http://www.genealogy.com/users/s/c/h/Jacque-Schulman/TREE/0003tree.html?Welcome=1076533672 (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S715] Barbara Cox - GHOTES web site, Barbara Cox, (December 2001), Bef 1 Jan 1660 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S896] Jacque-Lynne Schulman, Jacque-Lynne Schulman, (schulmaj@mail.nlm.nih.gov), May 1659 (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S715] Barbara Cox - GHOTES web site, Barbara Cox, (December 2001), http://www.esva.net/ghotes/whittington/d0/i0001145.htm#i1130b (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S715] Barbara Cox - GHOTES web site, Barbara Cox, (December 2001), says marriage Bef 1659 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S896] Jacque-Lynne Schulman, Jacque-Lynne Schulman, (schulmaj@mail.nlm.nih.gov), Marriage bef 1648 (Reliability: 0).

    13. [S716] L. A. Lentz - Our Heritage, Loula Allen Lentz, (Privately published manuscript. March 1, 1959. 198 pp. 8.5 x 11 in 19 ring binder, green custom impritned cover with gold lettering. Scanned into .PDF format. Cpies of the PDF file may be obtained from John Howell, jhowell@jhowell.com), p. 45 -50 (Reliability: 1).

    14. [S712] Clayton Torrence - Old Somerset, Torrence, Clayton, (Richmond, VA Whittet and Shepperson 1935).