Thursday, February 2, 2017

1683 William Whitney Birth Record in Watertown, Mass. -- Treasure Chest Thursday Post #351

This week's treasure is the 1683 birth record of William Whitney (1683-1720), son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Hagar) Whitney, in the Watertown, Massachusetts town records:

The William "Whetny" birth record is:

The transcription of this record, in the 1683 records (right-hand page of first image) is:

"William Whetny son of Nathaniell & Sary Whetny
Borne the 6 of May"

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," digital images, ( : accessed 13 August 2013), Watertown > Births, Marriages and Deaths, page 95 (image 167 of 3991), William Whetny birth record; 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,

William Whitney was the third child of Nathaniel Whitney (1647-1733) and Sarah Hagar (1651-1722).  William Whitney married Martha Pierce (1681-1759) in Watertown in 1706.  William and Martha (Pierce) Whitney are my 6th great-grandparents, through their son Samuel Whitney (1719-1782).


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