Person:John Whiting (1)

Mayor John Whiting
  • HMayor John WhitingEst 1561 - Bef 1617
  • WIsabel _____Est 1564 -
m. 1590
  1. Rev Samuel Whiting1597 - 1679
Facts and Events
Name Mayor John Whiting
Gender Male
Birth? Est 1561 Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Marriage 1590 Bocking, Essex, Englandto Isabel _____
Occupation? Boston, Lincolnshire, EnglandMayor of Boston
Death[2] Bef 20 Oct 1617 Boston, Lincolnshire, EnglandSt. Botolph Parish
Ancestral File Number 8417-ZL
  1.   John Whiting, in Find A Grave.
  2. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, The Whiting Family of Lynn , in The Essex Genealogist (Massachusetts). (Lynnfield, Massachusetts: Essex Society of Genealogists)
    23:219, 2003.

    link John Whiting of Boston, Lincolnshire died testate and left a will recorded in the parish register of St. Botolph, Boston, Lincholnshire dated 20 Oct 1617. He names his wife Isabel and his children Isabel, Margaret, James, John, Audrey and Samuel. The baptisms for all his children are found in the same parish registers in addition to a second Isabel who died young. Three men of the name Whiting arrived in New England by 1640: Samuel, William and Nathaniel. Of these three immigrants only the origin of Samuel Whiting has been discovered. A series of deeds and grants show that Samuel Whiting received grants made to his brother John back in Boston, Lincolnshire proving his origin. This family was investigated extensively by Jacobus. Take care if you run into Memoir of Rev. Samuel Whiting, D.D. by William Whiting because that book is based on a fraudulent journal supposedly written by one Obadiah Turner who never existed. And there is no evidence he was ever awarded a D.D., etc.