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Descendants of Wyamarus Whaley

Generation No. 1

 

1. WYAMARUS1 WHALEY was born Abt. 1045.

Notes for WYAMARUS WHALEY: The story of this family can be read in Rev. Samuel Whaley's book " The English Record of the Whaley Family and its Branches in America" (1801)

Wyamarus Whaley was knighted by William Of Normandy (know as William the Conqueror) in 1067 for services to the King in the Battles of Hastings 1066. He was granted the Lordship of Whaley in Wapentake of Blackburn, Lancaster County. His brother Stephon was also knighted. It is believed that all of the Whaley lines descended from these. We find the name spelled both with one "L" and with two throughout history.

Child of WYAMARUS WHALEY is:

2. i. EUSTACE2 WHALEY.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. EUSTACE2 WHALEY (WYAMARUS1) He married GODTHA AUTWILLY, daughter of JOHN AUTWILLY.

Child of EUSTACE WHALEY and GODTHA AUTWILLY is:

3. i. JOHN3 WHALEY I.

 

Generation No. 3

 

3. JOHN3 WHALEY I (EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) He married DANNES BANNISTER, daughter of SIR JOHN BANNISTER.

Child of JOHN WHALEY and DANNES BANNISTER is:

4. i. JOHN4 WHALEY.

 

Generation No. 4

 

4. JOHN4 WHALEY (JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) He married ELENOR DUTTON, daughter of SIR JOHN DUTTON.

Children of JOHN WHALEY and ELENOR DUTTON are:

5. i. HENRY5 WHALEY.

ii. THOMAS WHALEY.

iii. ROGER WHALEY.

iv. JOHN WHALEY.

v. URSALA WHALEY.

vi. MARY WHALEY.

 

Generation No. 5

 

5. HENRY5 WHALEY (JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) He married DOROTHY WILLOUGHBY, daughter of ROBERT WILLOUGHBY.

Child of HENRY WHALEY and DOROTHY WILLOUGHBY is:

6. i. RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, b. Nottinghamshire.

 

Generation No. 6

 

6. RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE (HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born in Nottinghamshire. He married ELIZABETH LEAKE. She was born in Kirkston, Nottinghamshire, England.

Notes for RICHARD WALEY OF NOTTINGHAMSHIRE: Richard was one of the most splendid sheriffs of Nottingham.

Child of RICHARD NOTTINGHAMSHIRE and ELIZABETH LEAKE is:

7. i. THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON.

 

Generation No. 7

 

7. THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON (RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1)

Child of THOMAS OF KIRKTON is:

8. i. RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, b. 1499; d. 23 Nov 1583.

 

Generation No. 8

 

8. RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON (THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born 1499, and died 23 Nov 1583. He married (1) LAURA BROOKMAN, daughter of THOMAS BROOKMAN. He married (2) URSALA THWAITES. He married (3) BARBARA COPE.

Notes for RICHARD OF DORALSTON: Richard had three wives and 25 children. His first wife was Laura Brookman, who had five children. His second wife was Ursala Thwaites, who had thirteen children. His third wife was Barbara Cope who had seven children.

Child of RICHARD DORALSTON and LAURA BROOKMAN is:

9. i. THOMAS9 WHALEY, d. 1582.

 

Generation No. 9

 

9. THOMAS9 WHALEY (RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) died 1582. He married ELIZABETH HATFIELD, daughter of HENRY HATFIELD.

Child of THOMAS WHALEY and ELIZABETH HATFIELD is:

10. i. RICHARD10 WHALEY, b. Abt. 1569, Kirkston, Nottinghamshire, England.

 

Generation No. 10

 

10. RICHARD10 WHALEY (THOMAS9, RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born Abt. 1569 in Kirkston, Nottinghamshire, England. He married FRANCES CROMWELL, daughter of SIR CORMWELL and JOAN WARREN. She was born Abt. 1585 in Hinchinbrooke, England, and died in bur. Kirkston, Nottinhamshire, England.

Children of RICHARD WHALEY and FRANCES CROMWELL are:

11. i. THOMAS11 WHALEY, b. Abt. 1610, Screveton, Nottingham, England.

ii. EDWARD WHALEY, b. Abt. 1612, Kirkston, Nottinghamshire, England; d. 1679, Hadley, Massachusetts.

Notes for EDWARD WHALEY: Edward was a Major in the army of Oliver Cromwell, his cousin. When Cromwell seized power, he promoted Edward to the rank of Major General and gave him a sizable command, When Charles I was arrested, it was Edward who held him captive. Edward was said to be courteous and firm. When the King fled from Hampton Court, he left a letter thanking Edward for his civility. The King was recaptured some time later. Edward was part of the tribunal that tried the King. It was said that he was present at all sessions except one. He and the rest of the nineteen judges signed the death warrant.

After Charles II gained the throne at Cromwell's death, the regicides were condemned to the block. Edward and his son in law Colonel William Goffe/Goode, fled back to America and managed to elude capture, living in the swamps near Old Hadley, Mass. Edward's brother Robert also fled England for America, going to Virginia and changing his name to Theophilus,

12. iii. THEOPLUS ROBERT WHALEY, b. 1615, Kirkston, Nottinghamshire, England; d. 1719, S. Kingston, Rhode Island.

iv. HENRY WHALEY, b. Abt. 1616, Screveton, Nottingham, England.Notes for HENRY WHALEY: Henry moved to northern Ireland. His descendents later moved to America, settling in western Connecticut and later in various counties in New York.

v. ELIZABETH WHALEY, b. 1618, Screveton, Nottingham, England; m. WILLIAM TIFFLIN.

vi. JANE WHALEY, b. 1620, Screveton, Nottingham, England.

 

Generation No. 11

 

11. THOMAS11 WHALEY (RICHARD10, THOMAS9, RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born Abt. 1610 in Screveton, Nottingham, England. He married MARY PENNISTRON.

Child of THOMAS WHALEY and MARY PENNISTRON is:

i. PENNISTRON12 WHALEY.

Notes for PENNISTRON WHALEY: Had no children.

 

12. THEOPLUS ROBERT11 WHALEY (RICHARD10, THOMAS9, RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born 1615 in Kirkston, Nottinghamshire, England, and died 1719 in S. Kingston, Rhode Island. He married ELIZABETH MILLS 07 Feb 1665 in Rappahannock, Virginia. She was born 1645 in Virginia, and died 1715 in S. Kingston, Rhode Island.

Notes for THEOPLUS ROBERT WHALEY: THEOPHILUS WHALEY

"Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island" - (P. 221) -

Theophilus Whaley (1616-1720) married 1670 E1izabeth M1ls (l6h~-l7l5). He is said to have been of wealthy parents and to have had a college education, in support of which he is quoted as saying that "till he was 18 years old, he knew not what it was to want a servant to attend him with a silver ewer & napkins whenever he wanted to wash his hands." He came to Va. before he had reached his majority and served there in a military capacity, but soon returned to England and was an officer in the Parliamentary Army. In 1649, his regiment took part in the execution of King Charles I. In 1660, Virginia, he came again from Eng. & married while in Va. where part of his children were born. In 1680, Kingston, he came thence about this time, his departure from Va. being conversant by a difference in religious views from his neighbors, he being a Baptist. His residence was near the head of Pettaquamscut Pond in what is now S. Kingston. He lived by fishing, weaving and teaching, being conversant with Hebrew, Greek & Latin, and his services as a penman were brought into requisition in executing the deeds and papers of his neighbors. The visits of distinguished men from Boston and other places, and his silence in regard to his previous history, perhaps account for the persistently held tradition that he was one of the Regicide Judges and had signed the death warrant of King Charles. Much of the mystery still clings to his history, notwithstanding the great service done by Rev. Dr. Stiles in his account of this interesting personage. The town records give but sparse items concerning him & he seemed to shrink from public office, tho he occasionally appears as witness to a will or deed. It has been conjectured that Theophilus Whaley may have been identical with Robert Whaley, a brother of Edward the Regicide and that he may have changed his name for some reason connected with the execution of King Charles.

6 Sept. 1687 - Taxed 35, lld

30 Jan. 1710 - He had 120 acres in E. Greenwich conveyed to him from the proprietors of the tract of land now comprising w. Greenwich.

20 Feb. 1711 - He & wife Elizabeth deeded son Samuel for love, etc., 120 acres in E.

Greenwich. He moved in the latter part of his life to the house of his son-in-law,

"Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers of New England" - V. IV

Theophilus Whale, Kingston, R. le, came from Virginia with wife Elizabeth about 1676, had Joan, Ann, Theodosia, Elizabeth, Nartha, ~dia, and Samuel; but it is thought that if not more, the eldest two were born in Virginia. Great uncertainty attaches to almost everything he said or did, as is found often in regard to those who emigrated from a distant country and lived to great age. Potter says he knew Hebrew, Greek, etc. and died about 1719/20, aged about l04. It would have been strange if more than one myth had not sprung out of his grave. My first exercise of caution would be to examine the means of reducing his years by 20 or near, for his only son, it is said, died about 1782, and it is quite improbable that when he was born the father was much beyond 70. Beside that his wife died 8 or 10 yrs. before her husband. Dr. Stiles in the exuberance of his conjecture that was requisite to sustain his credulity supposes he may have been one of the regicides. But we know the names of all who acted in that tragedy, as well as of those who were nominated and declined to act or withdrew as did several after participating some hours in the mockery of trial before its end, among all of whom is not that of Theophilus Whale. Some of those misguided men would have resorted to any other part of the world, sooner than Virginia. - Samuel Whale, only son of Theophilus, had two wives, first a Hopkins, then a Harrington, as Potter reports; and that his children were seven: Thomas, Samuel, Theophilus, James or Jeremy, John and two daughters, and that he died about 1782."

Notes for ELIZABETH MILLS: Buried on Hopkins farm, S. Kingston, Rhode Island

 

Children of THEOPLUS WHALEY and ELIZABETH MILLS are:

i. JOAN12 WHALEY, b. 1670, Virginia.

ii. ANN WHALEY, b. 1672.

iii. THEODOSIA WHALEY, b. 1675; m. ROBERT SPENCER; b. 1674.

iv. ELIZABETH WHALEY, b. 1678, Virginia; d. 1752, S. Kingston, Rhode Island.

13. v. MARTHA WHALEY, b. 1680, Rhode Island; d. 1773, Rhode Island.

vi. LYDIA WHALEY, b. 1683, Rhode Island.

14. vii. SAMUEL WHALEY, b. 1685, S. Kingston, Rhode Island; d. 1782, Rhode Island.

 

Generation No. 12

13. MARTHA12 WHALEY (THEOPLUS ROBERT11, RICHARD10, THOMAS9, RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born 1680 in Rhode Island, and died 1773 in Rhode Island. She married (1) ROBERT SPENCER. He was born 1674. She married (2) JOSEPH HOPKINS, SR. Abt. 1711, son of WILLIAM HOPKINS and HANNAH ANDREWS. He was born 08 Mar 1667 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachuetts, and died 15 May 1735 in E. Greenwich, Rhode Island.

Notes for JOSEPH HOPKINS, SR.: Was living at Roxbury Sept 13 1681, when he gave testimony in a case vs. Wm. Cheney. He moved to East Greenwich, Rhode Island in 1712 or 1713. His will proved 15 Jul 1735, mentions his wife Martha; sons Joseph, William, Samuel, John, Robert and Thomas; and daughters Phebe Pictcher, Hannah and Theodota

More About JOSEPH HOPKINS and MARTHA WHALEY: Marriage: Abt. 1711

Children of MARTHA WHALEY and JOSEPH HOPKINS are:

15. i. JOHN13 HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1712.

ii. ROBERT HOPKINS, b. 02 Jun 1713; m. ROBEY CARR, 16 Oct 1742, West Greenwich, Rhode Island.
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OBERT HOPKINS and ROBEY CARR: Marriage: 16 Oct 1742, West Greenwich, Rhode Island

16. iii. HANNAH HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1715.

17. iv. THEODOSIA HOPKINS, b. 13 Apr 1718, E. Greenwich, Rhode Island.

 

14. SAMUEL12 WHALEY (THEOPLUS ROBERT11, RICHARD10, THOMAS9, RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born 1685 in S. Kingston, Rhode Island, and died 1782 in Rhode Island. He married (1) PATIENCE HERNDON. He married (2) UNKNOWN HOPKINS Abt. 1716 in S. Kingston, Rhode Island. She died Abt. 1723.

Notes for SAMUEL WHALEY: Information on this downline came from Leonard and Phyllis Fisher <glfisher@dcaccess.com>

More About SAMUEL WHALEY and UNKNOWN HOPKINS: Marriage: Abt. 1716, S. Kingston, Rhode Island

Children of SAMUEL WHALEY and PATIENCE HERNDON are:

i. THEOPILUS13 WHALEY.

ii. JOHN WHALEY.

iii. SARAH WHALEY, b. 11 Aug 1729.

iv. ANNA WHALEY.

18. v. JEREMIAH WHALEY, b. 1728.

Children of SAMUEL WHALEY and UNKNOWN HOPKINS are:

vi. THOMAS13 WHALEY.

vii. SAMUEL WHALEY.

viii. SARAH WHALEY.

 

Generation No. 13

15. JOHN13 HOPKINS (MARTHA12 WHALEY, THEOPLUS ROBERT11, RICHARD10, THOMAS9, RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born Abt. 1712. He married MERCY GREENE 09 Oct 1732 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

More About JOHN HOPKINS and MERCY GREENE: Marriage: 09 Oct 1732, East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Children of JOHN HOPKINS and MERCY GREENE are:

19. i. LAWTON14 HOPKINS.

ii. THOMAS HOPKINS.

iii. HANNAH HOPKINS.

iv. JONATHAN HOPKINS, b. 09 Jan 1734.

v. GEORGE HOPKINS, b. 1750.

vi. STEPHEN HOPKINS, b. 1755.

 

16. HANNAH13 HOPKINS (MARTHA12 WHALEY, THEOPLUS ROBERT11, RICHARD10, THOMAS9, RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born Abt. 1715. She married CHARLES CARR 18 Nov 1735 in E. Greenwich, Rhode Island.

More About CHARLES CARR and HANNAH HOPKINS: Marriage: 18 Nov 1735, E. Greenwich, Rhode Island

Children of HANNAH HOPKINS and CHARLES CARR are:

i. MARY14 CARR.

ii. ESEK CARR.

iii. HANNAH CARR.

iv. ROBERT CARR.

v. MARTHA CARR.

vi. CALEB CARR, b. 17 Aug 1750; m. ROBEY HOPKINS, 13 May 1822, Foster, Rhode Island; b. 1753.
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ALEB CARR and ROBEY HOPKINS: Marriage: 13 May 1822, Foster, Rhode Island

 

17. THEODOSIA13 HOPKINS (MARTHA12 WHALEY, THEOPLUS ROBERT11, RICHARD10, THOMAS9, RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born 13 Apr 1718 in E. Greenwich, Rhode Island. She married OTHNIEL GORTON, JR. 03 Jun 1736 in E. Greenwich, Rhode Island, son of OTHNEIL GORTON and MERCY UNKNOWN. He was born 01 Oct 1718.

More About OTHNIEL GORTON and THEODOSIA HOPKINS: Marriage: 03 Jun 1736, E. Greenwich, Rhode Island

Children of THEODOSIA HOPKINS and OTHNIEL GORTON are:

i. THEODORA14 GORTON, b. 1736.

20. ii. ZILPHA GORTON, b. 11 Feb 1737.

iii. MERCY GORTON, b. Abt. 1738.

iv. MARY GORTON, b. Abt. 1740.

 

18. JEREMIAH13 WHALEY (SAMUEL12, THEOPLUS ROBERT11, RICHARD10, THOMAS9, RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born 1728. He married THOMASINA PURCHASE 1750 in Newport.

More About JEREMIAH WHALEY and THOMASINA PURCHASE: Marriage: 1750, Newport

Children of JEREMIAH WHALEY and THOMASINA PURCHASE are:

i. JOHN PURCHASE14 WHALEY, b. 1755.

ii. PETER R. WHALEY.

iii. ARNOLD WHALEY.

iv. MARTHA WHALEY.

21. v. JOSEPH WHALEY.

 

Generation No. 14

19. LAWTON14 HOPKINS (JOHN13, MARTHA12 WHALEY, THEOPLUS ROBERT11, RICHARD10, THOMAS9, RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) He married PHEBE NILES 05 Nov 1769 in W. Greenwich Rhode Island, daughter of SAMUEL NILES.

More About LAWTON HOPKINS and PHEBE NILES: Marriage: 05 Nov 1769, W. Greenwich Rhode Island

Children of LAWTON HOPKINS and PHEBE NILES are:

i. STEFEN15 HOPKINS, b. 27 Jun 1772.

ii. ELIZABETH HOPKINS, b. 02 Feb 1773.

 

20. ZILPHA14 GORTON (THEODOSIA13 HOPKINS, MARTHA12 WHALEY, THEOPLUS ROBERT11, RICHARD10, THOMAS9, RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) was born 11 Feb 1737. She married JOSEPH HOPKINS 01 Jul 1759 in W. Greenwich Rhode Island, son of WILLIAM HOPKINS and MARY TIBBETTS. He was born 08 Apr 1737.

More About JOSEPH HOPKINS and ZILPHA GORTON: Marriage: 01 Jul 1759, W. Greenwich Rhode Island

Child of ZILPHA GORTON and JOSEPH HOPKINS is:

i. MARY MERCY15 HOPKINS, b. 15 Aug 1760; d. 15 Apr 1803; m. GEORGE ARNOLD, 30 Sep 1782, West Greenwich, Rhode Island; b. Abt. 1755.

More About GEORGE ARNOLD and MARY HOPKINS:

Marriage: 30 Sep 1782, West Greenwich, Rhode Island

 

21. JOSEPH14 WHALEY (JEREMIAH13, SAMUEL12, THEOPLUS ROBERT11, RICHARD10, THOMAS9, RICHARD OF8 DORALSTON, THOMAS OF7 KIRKTON, RICHARD WALEY OF6 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, HENRY5 WHALEY, JOHN4, JOHN3, EUSTACE2, WYAMARUS1) He married WAITEY OR POLLY HOLLY 1779.

More About JOSEPH WHALEY and WAITEY HOLLY: Marriage: 1779

Children of JOSEPH WHALEY and WAITEY HOLLY are:

i. EZEKIAL15 WHALEY, b. 1792.

ii. JEREMIAH WHALEY.

iii. WAITEY ANN WHALEY, b. 1800.

 

 

 

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