Valentine* Bartlett Wightman (also Whitman), Sr (immigrant)

Male Abt 1627 - 1701  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Valentine* Bartlett Wightman (also Whitman), Sr (immigrant) 
    Suffix Sr (immigrant) 
    Born Abt 1627  Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration Bef 1648  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration Bef 1648  Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Other-Begin 8 Oct 1662  Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Prouidence this 8th of the 8 mo: 1662. , m?r John Sailes being ingaaged witneseth, that he was p'sent when Quoianiquond signed and deliuered this deede, for the vse of those p sons specified in the said deede, and he saith that all the Contentes in the said deede was fully opened to the said Quoianiquond, and made very plaine to his vnderstanding, and after it was made knowne vnto him and that he had signed it, he the said Quoianiquand made it also knowne to the rest of the Indians there present and told them what he had done, and in p ticular to Antiénet.

      Taken before me

      Mme-.3 OK" 07 9.7 ?Irvthe day and yeare abouesaid

      Valentine Whitman being ingaaged doth fully witnes in all pointes, and to euery p ticular as m' John Sailes doth aboue, being there p?sent at this deede signing and deliuering. this he testifieth this 8 day of october 1662

      Before me THOMAs OLNEY deputye


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    Died 26 Jan 1701  Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Wightman Heritage: "Valentine Whitman (Wightman) had been in the colony long enough in 1648 to master the Indian language for in that year, he is recorded as an interpreter at the Indian trading post of Richard Smith at Wickford in the Narragett country (now town North and South Kingstone, RI). This will in no doubt, explain why the father, John, and his other sons arrived in Newport and immediately went to the Wickford area of Rhode Island."
      Probably came to America in 1648, since he had been employed for six years at Richard Smith's trading post at Wickford in the Narragansett country when his father and four of his brothers joined him.

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      Of Valentine Whitman, Savage says ?he was much employed as an Indian interpreter.? The first mention I find of him upon the records is a sale by him to Henry Fowler, April 28, 1654, of a 5 acre lot near Waybasett north of the highway. Jan. 28, 1655, he bought a parcel of meadow and 25 acres of upland of Robert Coles at Mashapaug; and, Aug. 27,1656, of John Greene, Sen., a house lot lying between the lot of William Harris on the north and Edward Manton on the south, which was confirmed by Philip Greene, widow of John, May 13, 1659. He was admitted a freeman of Providence, May 18, 1658. His name is also attached to an agreement, dated October 18, 1654, between the United Colonies and Ninegret, and upon the list of those who stayed in Providence through Phillip?s war. His death is thus recorded : ? Valentine Whittman Senior, of this Towne of Providence died the 26?11 day of January 1701 about the breakeing of ye day or a little before, as his Son Valentine Whittman Gives an account.? His wife Mary d. May 31, 1718.
      The Narragansett Historical Register, Vol 2
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    Person ID I1907  Roots
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2014 

    Father John* Wightman, (immigrant),   b. 7 Jan 1598, Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1663, Newport Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother (..)* Wightman, Mrs,   b. Abt 1599,   d. Bef 1654, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1619  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F918  Group Sheet

    Family Mary* (..) Wightman,   b. Abt 1625,   d. 31 May 1718, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years) 
    Married Abt 1650  Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary* Wightman,   b. 16 Nov 1652, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1720, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Deborah Wightman (also Whitman),   b. Abt 1654, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1690  (Age ~ 37 years)
     3. Elizabeth Wightman,   b. 3 Jul 1655, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1727  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Susanna Wightman,   b. 28 Feb 1658, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1725  (Age 66 years)
     5. Alice Wightman,   b. Abt 1666, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1667  (Age ~ 2 years)
     6. Hannah Wightman,   b. Abt 1668, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1669  (Age ~ 2 years)
     7. Valentine Bartlett Wightman, Jr,,   b. 25 Aug 1668, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1750  (Age 82 years)
     8. Esther Wightman,   b. Abt 1670, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1700  (Age ~ 31 years)
     9. Grace Wightman,   b. Abt 1672, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1673  (Age ~ 2 years)
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F916  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1176] The Narragansett Historical Register, Vol 2 (google eBook).