Name: John Whitmarsh , Sr
Birth: WFT Est 1595-1596 in of Batcombe, Somerset or Weymouth, Dorset, England
Death: 1644 in (was Wessaguscus or Wessagusett Colony) now Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, New England
Burial: 1644 (was Wessaguscus or Wessagusett Colony) now Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, New England
Reference Number: SHAW872
John Whitmarsh the immigrant ancestor of all Whitmarsh family in America. About 20th March 1635 John, Alice & their children, John, James, Jane, Onesephorus, Richard & Nicholas set sail from Weymouth, England in Reverend Joseph Hull's Company.
Settled & received land grants in Weymouth, Mass. His land grants included '"two acres upon the plain...three acres upon King Oak Hill...two acres in the west field" besides other lots.
On 8 JUL 1635, the General Court of Massachusetts passed an order permitting Reverend Joseph Hull's company of twenty-one families to settle at Wessaguscus, which was incorporated under the name of Weymouth, 2nd September 1635.
The family is given in the passenger list as follows:
"Jno. Whitmarsk aged 39 years,
Alice Whitmarke his Wife aged 35 yeare,
Jms Whitmarcke his sonne aged 11 yeare,
Jane his daughter aged 7 yeare,
Onseph Whitmarke his sonne aged 5 yeare,
Rich: Whytemark his sonne aged 2 Yeare."
Nicholas, Simon and John are not included. It is believed that they were older sons who came over after the family was established here. There is a description of lands of Nicholas, Richard, Onesiphorous and Simon, mentioning "nine acres in the westerneck first given to their father, John Whitmarsh, deceased." This proves the existence of two sons, Nicholas and Simon, not mentioned in the passenger list. Also in the description of John Harding's land mention is made of "Halfe an acre of fresh marsh which he gave to John Whitmarsh sonn of the aforesaid John Whitmarsh." This establishes the fact that John Whitmarsh, immigrant, had a son John.
SOURCE: Victor Grant Hillard, Jr. - The Hillard/Hilliard Family
Father: David WHITMARSH b: ABT 1550 in of Weymouth, Dorset, England
Mother: Unknown WHITMARSH , Mrs b: 1573 in of Weymouth, Dorset, England
ALLICE GARMENT? , WHITMARSH, SHAW? b: 26 APR 1607 in Batcombe, Somersetshire, England?
9 JUN 1623
in Weymouth, Dorset, England
- James Whitmarsh b: ABT 1624 in of Weymouth, Dorset, England
- Jane Whitmarsh b: WFT Est 1627-1628 in of Weymouth, Dorset, England
- Onesephirus Whitmarsh b: BEF 17 JAN 1629/30 in of Weymouth, Dorset, England
- Richard Whitmarsh b: 1632 in of Weymouth, Dorset, England
- Nicholas Whitmarsh b: 2 DEC 1633 in Weymouth, Dorset, England
- John Whitmarsh , Jr b: 7 MAR 1634/35 in of Weymouth, Dorset, England
- Simon or Simeon Whitmarsh b: 1637 in of Weymouth, Dorset, England