Nathaniel Whiting

Male1 August 1609–15 November 1682

Brief Life History of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Whiting was born on 1 August 1609, in England, his father, Rev Timothy Whiting, was 26 and his mother, Anne Bunning, was 23. He married Hannah Dwight on 4 November 1643, in Dedham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1638 and Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 1 years. In 1641, at the age of 32, his occupation is listed as miller in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 15 November 1682, in Dedham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 73, and was buried in Old Village Cemetery, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Nathaniel Whiting
Hannah Dwight
Marriage: 4 November 1643
Nathaniel Whiting Jr.
John Whiting
Samuel Whiting
Hannah Whiting
Timothy Whiting
Mary Whiting
Mary Whiting
Sarah Whiting
Abigail Whiting
John Whiting
Jonathan Whiting
Judith Whiting
Anna Whiting

Sources (43)

  • Nathaniel Whiting in entry for Mary Whiting, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Nathaniell Whiting in entry for Nathaniell Whiting, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Nathaniell Whiteing, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1643Dedham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (3)

    1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

    Age 11

    "The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."


    Age 29

    "In 1638, Joseph Kingsbury provided a portion of his land at the south end of his lot to enlarge the accommodation for the dead. The boundaries of the burial place continued the same for about 175 years, an area of about one acre. For a period of one hundred years, this was the only place of burial in the town of Dedham, and some parts were dug over several times to furnish graves for successive generations. Where a stone was not setup, the place of interment was soon forgotten, and so received another occupant. From the nature of things several thousand have here found their last resting place. One after another, for nearly two hundred years as the ashes were gathered, with no monument to distinquish one from another, it is truly fitting that the most beautiful trees of the forest should weave a canopy over their common resting place. [Excerpted from ""Epitaphs in the Old Burial Place,"" Dedham, Mass., by Rev. Carlos Slafter, Dedham Historical Society (1888).]"


    Age 29

    Find a Grave Memorials shows the earliest known burial in this cemetery was in 1638. Abraham “Shawe” Shaw BIRTH 2 Jan 1590 Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England DEATH 2 Nov 1638 (aged 48) Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA BURIAL Old Village Cemetery Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Show Map PLOT unmarked grave in the older section MEMORIAL ID 16195670

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Whiting (Old English Hwīting, a patronymic from the personal name Hwīta, from hwīt ‘white’ applied as a nickname).

    History: Rev. Samuel Whiting arrived in Boston, MA, in May 1636, and made his home in Lynn, MA.

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

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    Life Sketch of Nathaniel Whiting

    Nathaniel Whiting was born in August 1609, in Horspole Grange, Desford, Leicestershire, England. There are conflicting parents for Nathaniel, some sources say his parents were Timothy Whiting and …

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