Capt William Whipple

Male28 January 1695–17 August 1751

Brief Life History of William

When Capt William Whipple was born on 28 January 1695, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Maj Matthew Whipple, was 36 and his mother, Joanna Appleton, was 33. He married Mary Cutt on 21 April 1722, in Kittery, Yorkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 17 August 1751, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in First Congregational Church Cemetery, Kittery Point, Kittery, York, Maine, United States.

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Capt William Whipple
Mary Cutt
Marriage: 21 April 1722
Mary Whipple
William Whipple
Hannah Whipple
Robert Cutt Whipple
Joseph Whipple

Sources (15)

  • William Whipple, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • William Whipple, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • William Whipple, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    21 April 1722Kittery, Yorkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps a nickname from an unrecorded diminutive of Middle English w(h)ippe ‘scourge, whip’, possibly contained in Middle English whippel-tre, a type of dogwood or cornus. For possible applications as a nickname see Whipp . Alternatively, perhaps from an unrecorded diminutive of the Middle English personal name Wippe (see Whipp ).

    History: Matthew Whipple came from England to Ipswich, MA, c. 1638. His descendent William Whipple (1730–85) born in Kittery, ME, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. A John Whipple was one of the first settlers in Providence, RI.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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