Sunday, May 17, 2020

Whaple or Whaples?

By Charles M. Whipple, Ph.D., Ed.D.

One of the more widely seen extant variations of the original eleventh-century Winple patronymic that appeared in the Domesday Book of 1086, seen well into the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is the confusing use of the letter "s" at the end of many surnames. Three instances of such, relative to the Whipple surname were: Whaples/Whaple; Wheples/Wheple; and Whiple/Whiples.  Other examples evidencing this confusion, as well as a mixing and matching of these six names, such as Whiple/Whaple, could be noted; however, this instance appears to have been common, as well as being overly  resistant to modification during  ensuing centuries.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sarah Theyer, Wife of Captain John Whipple

By Charles M. Whipple, Ph.D., Ed.D.

It is the assertion of this abstract that the maiden name of Captain John Whipple’s wife, Sarah, is Theyer. This is based on the following observations.  The information supplied by her tombstone states that she was born in Dorchester, New England, and died in Providence, Rhode Island Anno Dom 1666, age 42 years—placing her date of birth in 1624.  This has been consensually validated to be erroneous in that Dorchester was not settled until 1630. As shown in several treaties, including my own, The History of Captain John and Sarah Whipple of Dorchester, Massachusetts and Providence Rhode Island, etc., the maiden name commonly identified as belonging to her has been: They, Darling, or Hutchinson. Though the name They is at least tangential to Dorchester records of the time, Thayer/Theyer is abundantly present.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Genetic Antecedents of Captain John Whipple

By Charles M. Whipple, Ph.D., Ed.D.
It is the assertion of this abstract that the immediate genetic antecessors of Captain John Whipple of Dorchester, Massachusetts, later of Providence Rhode Island, were John Whaple/Whaples and Mary Collett. Records reveal that he was baptized under the above family name on 13 December 1618 in the St. Mary and St. Lawrence Church of Great Waltham, Essex County, UK.