Thursday, February 23, 2017

1646 Birth Record of Nathaniel Whitney (1646-1733) in Watertown, Mass: -- Treasure Chest Thursday Post #353

This week's treasure is the 1646 birth record of Nathaniel Whitney, son of John and Ruth (Reynolds) Whitney, in the Watertown, Massachusetts town records:

The birth record:

The transcription of the birth record is:

"[1646] B Nathanell whetny the Sonn of
John & Ruth whetny borne the
1 d - 12 m"

Note that "1646" is at the top of the page.  February was the 12th month, so Nathaniel was born 1 February 1646/7.  Note also the old-style "h" which is fairly unique - in "Nathanell," "Ruth," "the."  But not in "John" or "whetny" for some reason.  

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, ( : accessed 8 July 2014), "Watertown Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 19 (image 128 of 3991), Nathanell Whetny birth entry; citing original data from Massachusetts town and city clerk records in Jay and Delene Holbrook, Massachusetts Vital and Town Records (Provo, Utah : Holbrook Research Institute), Microfiche collection.

Nathaniel Whitney was the third child and second son of John Whitney (1621-1692) and Ruth Reynolds (1623-1706).  He married Sarah Hagar (1651-1722) in Watertown in 1674, and they had 8 children between 1676 and 1700.  I am descended from their son, William Whitney (1683-1719).

Nathaniel and Sarah (Hagar) Whitney are my 7th great-grandparents.


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1 comment:

Campbell Kid Corner said...

I think we are related since they are my 7th g-grandparents.