Dorchester/Providence Immigrants

John Whipple of Dorchester, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island

Charles M. Whipple, Jr. A History of Captain John and Sarah Whipple of Dorchester, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island : A Multigenerational Study of the First Whipple Family in America. — Victoria, B.C. : Trafford, 2007.
You're sure to enjoy the 44 pages of Chapter 1: "Captain John Whipple: First Known Whipple in America." It presents a thorough history of the earliest known Dorchester/Providence Whipple. The 154 notes at the end of the chapter provide serious researchers plenty of opportunities to search further to convince themselves that this John is indeed a different person than the middle-aged John that settled in Ipswich six years later.

John and Sarah had the following children (the first nine born in Dorchester, the last two in Providence):
  1. John Whipple (1639 – 15 Dec 1700)
  2. Sarah Whipple (2 Feb 1641/1642 – after 12 May 1710)
  3. Samuel Whipple (chr 17 Mar 1643/1644 – 12 Mar 1710/1711)
  4. Eleazer Whipple (chr 8 Mar 1645/1646 – 25 Aug 1719)
  5. Mary Whipple (chr 9 Apr 1648 – 12 Jul 1698)
  6. William Whipple (chr 16 May 1652 – 9 Mar 1711/1712)
  7. Benjamin Whipple (chr 4 Jun 1654 – 11 Mar 1703/1704)
  8. David Whipple (chr 28 Sep 1656 – 18 Dec 1710)
  9. Abigail Whipple (abt 1657/1658 – 19 Aug 1725)
  10. Joseph Whipple (abt 1662 – 28 Apr 1746)
  11. Jonathan Whipple (abt 1664 – 8 Sep 1721)
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CONTENTS: Chapter 1. Captain John Whipple — Chapter 2. The Whipple Children — Chapter 3. Ensign John Whipple Junior — Chapter 4. Samuel Whipple — Chapter 5. Eleazer Whipple — Chapter 6. William Whipple — Chapter 7. Benjamin Whipple — Chapter 8. Ensign David. Whipple — Chapter 9. Colonel Joseph Whipple — Chapter 10. Lieutenant Jonathan Whipple — Chapter 11. Sarah, Mary, and Abigail.

Drafts of some of the chapters are available on the Whipple Website:
In 1988 and 1990 Charles commissioned studies by Debrett Ancestry Research Limited of Winchester, England, to search for a connection between the Ipswich MA and Providence RI Whipples. While the studies found no connection between the two branches, they located John's baptism record at the St. Mary and St. Lawrence Church in Great Waltham, Essex, England, on 13 Dec 1618 and identified Captain John's father, grandfather and great grandfather. 

The two Debrett studies are available as searchable PDF files on the Whipple Website:
See also the following posts on the Whipple Blog: