Saturday, July 19, 2014

Surname Saturday ~ WHIPPLE of Ipswich, Massachusetts

The Whipple House, Ipswich, Massachusetts circa 1677

WHIPPLE

Matthew Whipple of Bocking, Essex, England left a will in 1618 naming his children.  I descend from two sons named in this will, Matthew and John.  The will was transcribed in “Genealogical Gleanings in England” The New England Historic Genealogical Society Register (October 1890) Volume 44, page 389.

"Mathewe Whipple the elder of Bocking, Essex, clothier, 19 December 1616, proved 28 January 1618.
"My capital messuage or tenement, with the yards, gardens, orchards, members and appurtenances, situate in Bradford Street in Bocking, now in the occupation of me and said Mathewe, from and after my decease shall remain to Mathewe Whippell, mine eldest son, upon condition that he shall pay or cause to be paid to my son John Whippell fourscore pounds within three months next after my decease, and to my daughter Jane thirty pounds within six months, and to my daughter Elizabeth thirty pounds within twelve months, and to my daughter Mary thirty pounds at one and twenty or day of her marriage, and to my daughter Amie thirty pounds at one and twenty or day of marriage, upon reasonable demand made by the said Jane, Elizabeth, Mary and Amye. To my daughter Amce (?) six silver spoons of the better sort, two high latten candlesticks, my biggest brass pot and three pounds six shillings and eight pence. To my daughter Johane forty shillings. To my daughter Jane two silver spoons, two pewter platters of the greater sort, one pewter candlestick, one half headed bedstedle, my best flock bed, a flock bolster, a coverlet and a pair of blankets. To my daughter Elizabeth two silver spoons, one pewter candlestick, two pewter platters of the greater sort, a half headed bedstedle, next the best, a flock bed, a flock bolster, a coverlet, a pair of blankets and the little chest which was her mothers. To my daughter Mary two silver spoons, two pewter platters and a pewter salt, a trundle bedsteadle, a flock bed, a flock bolster, a coverlet, a pair of blankets. To my daughter Amye two silver spoons, two pewter platters, a pewter salt, a trundle bedsteadle, a flock bed, a flock bolster and a pair of blankets. To my son John a joyned table and frame standing in my old parlor (and other movables). To my sister, wife of Richard Rathbone twenty shillings, To Hercules Stephens ten shillings. To my grandchildren Hercules Arthur, Margaret Arthur, Henry Caldham and Anne Caldham six shillings eight pence apiece. To the poor of Bocking twenty shillings. All the rest to my son Matthew, sole executor."
               
John Whipple came to America with Israel Stoughton in 1631, probably on the ship Mary & John.  He was the man who built the “Whipple House” still standing in Ipswich, Massachusetts and is a museum house operated by the Ipswich Historical Society.  John and his brother, Matthew, were granted two hundred acres in the part of Ipswich known as “The Hamlet” (incorporated in 1793 as the town of Hamilton). 




There is an interesting descendant, also named Matthew Whipple, who freed his slave Plato in his will of 1760:

This may satisfy whom it may concern that I the Subscriber in Consideration that my Servant Plato has been a faithful Servant that after my Death and my Wife's Death he shall be free if be desires it and if he don't he shall have Liberty to live with any of my friends whom he pleases. And I give him Liberty to live in my east Kitchen & have his feather Bed and Bedding thereto belonging & a Pot & Skillet & a Pewter Platter & Bason & Spoon & Tramel two Chairs, one Ax and one Hoe, and a Cow & he shall have good Pasture for her, and Liberty to cut bay sufficient for her, & have one Acre of Land, where it may be most convenient for him, and a Barrel of Cyder, & three Bushels of Apples a Year as long as he lives yearly & every Year, & have liberty to cut Wood lie necessarily shall want, & Barn Room for his Cow & hay & all other Priviledges necessary for him. In Case he should by any Providence be disenabled to support himself, or through old Age not able to support himself comfortably, my Heirs shall do it whatever he shall stand in need of, which is my Will.

Ipswich, Dec. 3, 1760. MATTHEW WHIPPLE.

Taken from the (Ipswich) Antiquarian Papers Volume I No. 3  Ipswich, December 1879

Some WHIPPLE resources:

Fifteen Generations of Whipples: Descendants of Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts, About 1590 – 1647: An American Story by Blaine Whipple, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 2007, 4 volumes)

History and Genealogy of “Elder” John Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts: His English Ancestors and American Descendants by Blaine Whipple, (Victoria, B.C; Whipple Development Corp, 2003)

The Antecendents and Descendants of Noah Whipple of the Rogerene Community at Quakertown,  by Clara Hammond McGuigan with additional sections by Robert W. Merrian.

Whipple Family Tree by Dwane V. Norris (Jackson, Mich., 1996), p. 6-7.

"The Ancestry of Brigham Young," by Mabel Young Sanborn, The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine (1931), vol. 22, p. 16-17.

 "Genealogical Gleanings in England," The New-England Historic Genealogical Society Register (October 1890)  Volume 44, page 389.

One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families by John Osborne Austin (Salem, Mass., 1893; reprint ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977), p. 262.

See also the Whipple Genealogy by Henry Waters at the Ipswich Historical Society library. 

My WHIPPLE genealogy:

Generation 1: Matthew Whipple, born about 1560 in Bocking, Essex, England, died 16 January 1619 in Bocking; married about 1582 in Bocking to Joan UNKNOWN.  She died 19 May 1612.

Lineage A:

Generation 2: John Whipple, baptized 29 August 1596 in Bocking, died 30 June 1669 in Ipswich, Massachusetts; married in England to Susannah Clark, who died after 13 July 1661. Eleven children.

Generation 3: Sarah Whipple, born 3 November 1641 in Ipswich, died 23 July 1681 in Ipswich; married on 13 July 1661 in Ipswich to Joseph Goodhue, son of William Goodhue and Margery Watson. He was born in 1639 and died 2 September 1697 in Ipswich. Nine children.

Generation 4: Mary Goodhue m. Bonus Norton
Generation 5: Elizabeth Norton m. Benjamin Swett
Generation 6: Elizabeth Swett m. David Batchelder
Generation 7: Elisha Batchelder m. Sarah Lane
Generation 8: Jonathan Batchelder m. Nancy Thompson
Generation 9: George E. Batchelder m. Abigail M. Locke
Generation 10: George E. Batchelder m. Mary Katharine Emerson
Generation 11: Carrie Maude Batchelder m. Joseph Elmer Allen
Generation 12: Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)

Lineage B:

Generation 2: Matthew Whipple, born 19 December 1588 in Bocking, died 28 September 1647 in Ipswich; married on 7 May 1622 at St. Mary’s church, Bocking to Anne Hawkins, daughter of John Hawkins and Mary Levitt.  She was born 23 January 1590 at Kelvedon Near, Colchester, Suffolk, England, and died about 1643 in Ipswich.  Eight children.

Generation 3: Elizabeth Whipple, born about 1629 in Bocking, died 12 February 1685 in Ipswich; married about 1648 to Jacob Perkins.  He was baptized 12 September 1624 in Hilmorton, Warwickshire, England and died 29 January 1700 in Ipswich.  Nine children.

Generation 4:  Jacob Perkins m. Elizabeth Sparks
Generation 5: Elizabeth Perkins m. David Burnham, son of John Burnham and Elizabeth Wells. David was born 20 October 1688 and died 2 February 1770. Five children and I descend from two of them.

Lineage B1:

Generation 6: David Burnham m. Elizabeth Marshall
Generation 7: Amos Burnham m. Sarah Giddings
Generation 8: Judith Burnham m. Joseph Allen
Generation 9: Joseph Allen m. Orpha Andrews
Generation 10: Joseph Gilman Allen m. Sarah Burnham Mears
Generation 11: Joseph Elmer Allen m. Carrie Maude Batchelder
Generation 12: Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)

Lineage B2a:

Generation 6: Westley Burnham m. Deborah Story
Generation 7: Westley Burnham m. Molly Woodbury
Generation 8: Asa Burnham m. Polly Bray
Generation 9: Lydia W. Burnham m. Samuel Mears
Generation 10: Samuel Mears m. Sarah Ann Burnham
Generation 11: Sarah Burnham Mears m. Joseph Gilman Allen (see above)

Lineage B2b:
Generation 6: Westley Burnham m. Deborah Story
Generation 7: Westley Burnham m. Molly Woodbury
Generation 8: Henry Burnham m. Sally Poland
Generation 9: Sarah Ann Burnham m. Samuel Mears
Generation 10: Sarah Burnham Mears m. Joseph Gilman Allen (see above)

Lineage B2c:

Generation 7: Sarah Burnham m. Abner Poland
Generation 8: Sally Poland m. Henry Burnham (see above)

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting! John Whipple, my 10th gr-grandfather built this house.

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