Amanda Taylor's Genealogy

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  • ID: I785
  • Name: Richard WITNEY
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1740 in Blewberry, Berkshire, England 1
  • Christening: 21 JAN 1740 Blewberry, Berkshire, England 1 2
  • Death: 9 MAR 1818 in Henton, near Chinnor, Oxfordshire England 1
  • Burial: 11 MAR 1818 Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England 1
  • Residence: 1762 Blewberry, Berkshire, England
  • Note:
    Richard and Mary's marriage is recorded on Brookes Marriage Index. Richard WITNEY is stated as being from Blewberry in Berkshire and was five years younger than his wife at the time, with Richard being 22 and Mary, 27 years of age.

    Richard and Mary had sixteen children who were all born and christened in Chinnor, Oxfordshire. It would appear that Mary was 55years of age when her youngest child Elizabeth was born in 1790.

    This fact has been confirmed by our cousin Elizabeth GADD, also a direct descendant of this couple who agreed it is not the norm but not too unusual and did happen in families that the wife would have children coming up to or into her 50s. Mary was a " late starter" too being 27 at the time of her marriage. The children's baptisms are recorded regularly in the Parish Registers, with no huge gaps and no other couple (with the same names) having children at the same time, and no death/burial or re-marriage in that time. Therefore the only other possibility is that could be that Mary died and Richard
    re-married ( to another Mary) and no researchers have found the burial or marriage.

    In Chinnor earliest records there are WITNEYs.......either John WITNEY ( father of Richard) or his parents may originally have come from Chinnor......or maybe John took work in Blewbury , raised his family there, still retaining links with Chinnor, and then his son Richard met Mary DIMMOCK on a visit to relatives in Chinnor.
    Chinnor PRs:a possible John : "Johannes WITTNEY bapt 12 Mar 1697 son of Thomas WITTNEY de Henton: jun " ( Junior)

    Father: John WITNEY b: 26 OCT 1701 in possibly Great Missenden, Bucks. England
    Mother: Mary HUGGILL b: 1700 in Blewberry, Berkshire, England

    Marriage 1 Mary DIMMOCK b: 1735 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England c: 19 FEB 1735 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    • Married: 26 NOV 1762 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England 1 3
    1. Has No Children Jenny (Jane) WITNEY b: 1760 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    2. Has No Children Mary WITNEY b: 1763 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    3. Has No Children Mary WITNEY b: 1765 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    4. Has No Children Laurence WITNEY b: 1767 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    5. Has No Children Hannah WITNEY b: 1769 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    6. Has No Children James WITNEY b: 1771 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    7. Has No Children Nanny (Ann) WITNEY b: 1772 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    8. Has No Children Isaac WITNEY b: 1773 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    9. Has No Children John WITNEY b: 1774 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    10. Has No Children Edmund WITNEY b: 1775 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    11. Has No Children Sarah WITNEY b: 1777 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    12. Has No Children Thomas WITNEY b: 1779 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    13. Has Children William WITNEY b: FEB 1781 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England c: 11 FEB 1781 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    14. Has Children Isaac WITNEY b: 1784 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    15. Has No Children Robert WITNEY b: 1789 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England
    16. Has No Children Elizabeth WITNEY b: 1790 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England

    1. Author: Elizabeth Gadd (Chown, Witney, Narroway , Dimmock, Huggill, Franklin, Scholes , Belson, Potts, Dutton, Pope and Dytton)
      Thomas CHOWN (1725) son Robert (1756), dau Phoebe (1791 via son Thomas HEALEY (1819). Liz is also descendend via Thomas (1725) via his youngest son William (1764) son
      Richard (1799), Francis CHOWN (1824) who
      married Lucy WITNEY [dau of William Witney
      (1781) and Mary NARROWAY (1776)] to Mark
      Chown (1850),Mark Chown (1878),Freda (1908)
    2. Author: LDS Family Search IGI v5.0
      Source Information: Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type: P002311 1588 - 1813 0599897 Film 0820654
      Quality: 3
    3. Author: Rosemary O'NEILL (Witney, Ratley, Chown, Narroway, Franklin, White, Beard, Vials, Dorrill, Keen)
      Rosemary is descended via Edmund WITNEY and Elizabeth RATLEY, via their son
      Henery (Henry) WITNEY (1829), John Edward WITNEY (1850) dau Helen Rose WITNEY.
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