Carolyn Sewall Whitbeck1

F, #21788, b. 7 August 1918, d. 27 March 2015
     Carolyn Sewall Whitbeck was born on 7 August 1918 in Mt. Vernon, New York.2 She was the daughter of Harry Spurr Whitbeck and Mary Burnham Sewall.3 Carolyn Sewall Whitbeck married Stanley Robert Dawson in 1946 in Everett, Washington.2 Carolyn Sewall Whitbeck died on 27 March 2015 in Edmonds, Washington, at the age of 96.2


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, (September 2011).
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Herald (Everett), 29 March 2015.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, (September 2011).

George Sterling Whitbeck1

M, #21786, b. 4 November 1851
     George Sterling Whitbeck was born on 4 November 1851 in Mt. Washington, Massachusetts.2 He married Hattie Adelia Spurr, daughter of Isaac Spurr and Adeline E. Schult, on 31 October 1877.

Child of George Sterling Whitbeck and Hattie Adelia Spurr


  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915.

Harry Spurr Whitbeck1

M, #20785, b. 14 July 1880, d. 1947
     Harry Spurr Whitbeck was born on 14 July 1880 in Northampton, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of George Sterling Whitbeck and Hattie Adelia Spurr.2 Harry Spurr Whitbeck married Mary Burnham Sewall, daughter of Rev. John Ladd Sewall and Catherine Mussey Hartwell, on 2 July 1913 in Worcester, Massachusetts.2 Harry Spurr Whitbeck died in 1947

After graduation from Northampton High School he attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where he learned to make fine jewelry. He gained the skills of both a silversmith and a goldsmith. For a few years he taught metal arts at McKinley High School in Washington, D.C. There he met an English teacher and they were married in 1913 in Worcester, Mass. They had four children.
In 1917 Harry was employed at Tiffany on 5th Avenue in New York, where he worked for 16 years. He worked in a shop on the 6th floor of the store where he made and repaired one-of-a-kind pieces of fine jewelry. During the great depression Tiffany was forced to downsize the staff and Harry was among those to become unemployed.
Harry always had a well-equipped shop in his home and continued to make and repair fine jewelry. He fashioned toys for his children and carved elaborate block prints. He made beautiful wooden trays with Chinese tapestries under glass.
In 1936, Harry and his wife moved to Northampton, where they lived for the rest of their lives. Carolyn S. Whitbeck,,4

Children of Harry Spurr Whitbeck and Mary Burnham Sewall


  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, (September 2011).
  4. [S392] Website ( "#176799912."

William Alfred Whitbeck1

M, #21789, b. 11 June 1914, d. 2 January 2005
     William Alfred Whitbeck was born on 11 June 1914 in Mt. Washington, Massachusetts.1,2 He was the son of Harry Spurr Whitbeck and Mary Burnham Sewall.1 William Alfred Whitbeck died on 2 January 2005 probably in Norwalk, Connecticut, at the age of 90.3


  1. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911-1915.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, St. Albans Messenger (St. Albans, VT), 18 June 1914.
  3. [S210] Social Security Death Index.

Rev. Edward Whitby

M, #21523
     Rev. Edward Whitby was the son of Rev. Thomas Whitby and Mabella Turton.

Capt. Henry Whitby

M, #13302, b. 21 July 1781, d. 5 May 1812
     Capt. Henry Whitby was born on 21 July 1781 in Cresswell Hall, Staffordshire. He was the son of Rev. Thomas Whitby and Mabella Turton. Capt. Henry Whitby died on 5 May 1812 in Rochester ?, Kent, at the age of 30 s.p. He was buried on 11 May 1812 in St. Margaret's Church Yard, Rochester.

He was related to the late Earl St. Vincent. He went to sea towards the close of the year 1794, or early in 1795, as midshipman on board the Excellent, the Hon. Rear-Adm. Cornwallis, whose flag captain, though a very young man, was his brother, Capt. John Whitby. While a youngster in the admiral's ship, he so conducted himself, as to gain the approbation and favour of that officer. At the time of his celebrated retreat on June 17, 1795, young Whitby was confined to his hammock with the measles; but no sooner did he learn that some sharp fighting was expected, than he jumped up, and declared that whatever might be the consequence, he would stand by his gun, and share the dangers and credit of the day, from which he was prevented by positive orders. On June 4, 1799 he was made lieutenant; and on August 1, he was as much concerned in the ever memorable engagement off Aboukir, as any person in a frigate could well be. In 1801, he was appointed to the Leviathan, Rear-Adm. Duckworth, then commanding on the Jamaica station, by whom he was made commander and post captain of the Proselyte frigate. That ship being lost on a reef of sunken rocks, and becoming known to the Admiralty, previously to their confirmation of his rank as post captain, he was put back again into the Leviathan as lieutenant. At length he was made commander, and appointed to the Pelican, in which ship, unaided, he carried on the blockade of Aux Cayes with such unremitting diligence and activity, as to reduce the inhabitants to a state of famine, and to terms of almost unconditional surrender. On February 6, he was made post. In 1805 we find him at Halifax, in North America, commanding the Leander of 50 guns. In April 1806, being off Sandy Hook, as senior officer of a squadron, consisting of the Leander, Cambrian, and Driver sloop of war, with instructions to examine all vessels, a man on board one of the American coasters was said to be killed by a shot from the Leander, as about that time the squadron were firing, to bring-to some homeward-bound American merchantmen, which, fearing the result of a search, obstinately persisted in their course. An uproar of the most violent kind ensued in America; they demanded Capt. Whitby from our government, to try him by their own laws: it was finally resolved that he should be tried by a court-martial, for the wilful murder of this man, John Pierce, for a violation of the rights of a neutral state, in amity with Great Britain. Accordingly on April 16, 1807, he was tried at Portsmouth and acquitted. The president, Adm. Montague, returned him his sword, with his full assurance, " that it had never been stained in his hands." To sooth the Americans, however, he was refused employment. In November 1808, Capt. Whitby obtained intelligence, from a most authentic source, that the man, John Pierce, for whose murder he had been tried, and though acquitted, had been kept unemployed, had not been killed by a shot from the Leander, or from any one of the squadron then acting under his orders. He communicated this intelligence to the first lord of the Admiralty, and, through the secretary of state, to the American minister, resident in London. By him it was admitted, that no objection any longer existed to the ci-devant captain of the Leander being brought into active service against the enemies of his country. In February 1809, he, therefore, received a commission for the Cerberus, of 32 guns; and in this ship, in company with Capt. Hoste of the Amphion, he put the seal to his naval fame in the action off the island of Lissa. On his arrival in England, he was presented by the first lord of the Admiralty with a gold medal and riband, and promised the Briton, a new frigate, shortly to be launched. In April 1812, he attended the launch at Chatham, and commissioned her a few days after. Scarcely had he performed this business, which he regarded as leading to an accession of glory, when he was arrested by a painful disease, to which he had been long occasionally subject; and on May 5 he died, in the thirty-first year of his age. Norrie, J.W., The Naval Gazetteer, 1827.

Capt. John Whitby RN1

M, #1301, b. 7 October 1774, d. 7 April 1806
     He was a Flag Captain to Admiral Cornwallis.1 Capt. John Whitby RN was born on 7 October 1774 in Stafford.2 He was christened on 7 October 1774 at St. Mary's, Stafford.2 He was the son of Rev. Thomas Whitby and Mabella Turton. Capt. John Whitby RN married Mary Anne Theresa Symonds, daughter of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Elizabeth Malet, on 13 October 1802. Capt. John Whitby RN died on 7 April 1806 in Newlands, Milford, Hampshire, at the age of 31.3 He was buried on 12 April 1806 in Pennington, Hampshire,
At Newlands, near Lymington, in the prime of life, Capt. Whitby of the Royal Navy, who lately resigned the command of his Majesty's ship Gibraltar through ill health. He was a very excellent officer, and an intimate companion of the brave Admiral Cornwallis, at whose seat he died. Captain Whitby was the eldest son of the Rev. Thomas Whitby, of Cresswell-hall, near Stafford. He was admitted into the Rovai Nary at the age of 12 years: from which period, a short interval only excepted he was continually engaged for twenty years in the active duties of his profession, till about the 20th of March last, when indisposition, from unrwearied and unremitted attention, compelled him to solicit, from the Lords of the Admiralty, a short leave of absence fiom the Gibraltar of 80 guns; to which ship, from the Ville de Paris, he had been recently appointed. This indisposition, which at first excited no serious apprehension, assumed, after the lapse of some days, a more formidable aspect; and so rapid and overwhelming was its progress, that notwithstanding every effort of medical skill, it soon subdued a very useful and valuable life. So true it is "that in the midst of life we are in death."
Into the Minerva frigate, then bearing the flag of the Hon. Admiral Cornwallis, his patron and friend. Captain Whitby was made Post, in 1793. Of his professional skill, zeal for the naval service, and constant attention to even the most minute parts of his duty, there is very ample testimony from those who, from situation, are the most competent judges. His loyally to his Sovereign, and fhis attachment to his Country and its dearest interests were ardent and sincere. The powers of the mind, which he was cultivating with assiduous care, were such, that few subjects to which he applied his attention readily, could elude their grasp. To speculate upon the product of such powers, thus cultivating, is now, alas ! as useless as it is vain: equally useless too it is to lament the loss of one naval character, however considerable, when every British naval officer, and every seaman, is a Hero. The family, however, and relations, friends, and acquaintances, of such a young man, may be allowed to mourn and lament their loss ; though at the awful dispensation of Providence they dare not, because they are forbidden to murmur. The Naval Chronicle, Vol. 15, p. 352.4

Child of Capt. John Whitby RN and Mary Anne Theresa Symonds


  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.27.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Bishop's transcripts for St. Mary's Church, Stafford, 1673-1868.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Morning Post, Monday, April 14, 1806.
  4. [S89] Family Search, England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991.
  5. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.42.

Theresa John Cornwallis Whitby1

F, #4712, b. 1 May 1805, d. 18 September 1886
     Theresa John Cornwallis Whitby was born on 1 May 1805. She was the daughter of Capt. John Whitby RN and Mary Anne Theresa Symonds.2 Theresa John Cornwallis Whitby was christened on 4 May 1805 at Pennington, Hampshire.3 There is a second record of a christening on 9 June 1806 at Pennington, Hampshire.3 She married Frederick Richard West, son of Hon. Frederick West and Maria Myddleton, on 11 September 1827 in Milford Church, near Lymington, the service was conducted by the Rev. Henry Buckley.4,5 Theresa John Cornwallis Whitby died on 18 September 1886 in Newlands' Manor, Lymington, at the age of 81.6

Children of Theresa John Cornwallis Whitby and Frederick Richard West


  1. [S232], allot's Marriage Index for England: 1780 - 1837.
  2. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.42.
  3. [S89] Family Search, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  4. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.43.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle, September 17, 1827.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, The Hampshire Advertiser, Wednesday, September 22.
  7. [S491] Edmund Lodge, Peerage of the British Empire, 2ed., p. 130.
  8. [S389] Thomas Nicholas, County Families of Wales, p. 417.
  9. [S491] Edmund Lodge, Peerage of the British Empire, 2ed., De-La-Warr.

Rev. Thomas Whitby

M, #13300, d. March 1828
     Rev. Thomas Whitby married Mabella Turton on 1 February 1770 in St. Mary's, Stafford.1 Rev. Thomas Whitby died in March 1828.2

Children of Rev. Thomas Whitby and Mabella Turton


  1. [S89] Family Search, Bishop's transcripts for St. Mary's Church, Stafford, 1673-1868.
  2. [S81] Burke, Landed Gentry, p. 1503. Whitby of Cresswell.

Ann White

F, #73, b. 28 March 1724, d. 5 January 1755
     Ann White was born on 28 March 1724 in Brookline, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Samuel White and Anna Drew.1 Ann White married Henry Sewall, son of Samuel Sewall and Rebecca Dudley, on 8 August 1743. Ann White died on 5 January 1755 in Brookline, Massachusetts, at the age of 30.2

Children of Ann White and Henry Sewall


  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1086.
  2. [S335] Marston. Watson, Royal Families. Vol. 1., p. 98.

Ann White

F, #5811, b. 4 July 1685, d. March 1772
     Ann White was born on 4 July 1685 in Brookline. She married Peter Boylston, son of Thomas Boylston, circa 1704. Ann White died in March 1772 at the age of 86.

Child of Ann White and Peter Boylston

Anna White1

F, #5586
     Anna White married Dr. Nathaniel Saltonstall, son of Richard Saltonstall and Mary Cooke, on 21 November 1780 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.2

Child of Anna White and Dr. Nathaniel Saltonstall


  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 9. p. 220.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910.

Anna Ethelwyn White1

F, #19361, b. circa 1886
     Anna Ethelwyn White was born circa 1886 in Hamilton, Ontario.1 She married Archibald Murray Lount, son of George Willets Lount and Annie Laurie Mercer, on 3 September 1913 in Hamilton, Ontario.1


  1. [S232], Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924.

Anna Maria White1

F, #14386
     Anna Maria White married James Russell Lowell, son of Rev. Charles Lowell and Harriet Brackett Spence.1

Child of Anna Maria White and James Russell Lowell


  1. [S113] William Addams Reitwiesner, Bush ancestry.

Columbus White1

M, #25071


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information,…

Edith E. White1

F, #24579
     Edith E. White was the daughter of R.H. White. Edith E. White married Thomas Crane Wales, son of Thomas Crane Wales and Mary Frances Sewall, on 1 October 1896 in Chestnut Hill, Newton, Massachusetts.2,3

Child of Edith E. White and Thomas Crane Wales


  1. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Boston Daily Globe, 1 October 1896.

Elizabeth White1

F, #5846, b. 1738, d. 1828
     Elizabeth White was born in 1738.1 She married Daniel Moor. Elizabeth White died in 1828.1

Child of Elizabeth White and Daniel Moor


  1. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 118 p. 176.

Henrietta Maria O'Donel White

F, #9783, b. circa 1832, d. 1 August 1917
     Henrietta Maria O'Donel White was born circa 1832 in Guernsey, Channel Islands.1,2 She was the daughter of William Henry White Hedges.3 In the notice of her marriage in The Spectator she is described as being the ward of John Bishop Culpeper, Esq., late Captain Fourteenth Light Dragoons.4 Henrietta Maria O'Donel White married Vice-Admiral Louis Symonds Tindal, son of Sir Nicolas Conyngham Tindal and Merelina Symonds, on 15 January 1853 in St. James's Church, Westbourne Terrace, London.5 Henrietta Maria O'Donel White died on 1 August 1917 in Woodcock, Hordle, Hampshire.6

Children of Henrietta Maria O'Donel White and Vice-Admiral Louis Symonds Tindal


  1. [S50] British Census 1881.
  2. [S320] 1851 England Census, Harleyford, Marlow.
  3. [S232], London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Spectator, 22 January 1853.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Morning Post, Monday, January 17, 1853.
  6. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Aug 04, 1917.
  7. [S82] John Bernard Burke, Colonial Gentry, p. 479.

Rev. Henry White1

M, #16453, b. 4 January 1792, d. 8 December 1858
     Rev. Henry White was born on 4 January 1792.1 He graduated in 1823 from Bangor Theological Seminary and was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church of Brooks and Jackson, Maine, 19 October 1825. He was pastor at Loudon Village, New Hampshire, 1835-1838, and for some time prior to his death laboured in St. Albans, Maine.1 He married Esther Sewall, daughter of Rev. Henry Sewall and Esther Wheelwright Moody, on 25 January 1827 probably in Winthrop, Maine.1 Rev. Henry White died on 8 December 1858 in Garland, Penobscot County, Maine, at the age of 66.2


  1. [S265] Allyn Stanley Kellogg, Elder John White and his descendants, p. 120.
  2. [S392] Website ( "#161944089."

Isabella White1

F, #20296, b. 21 February 1771, d. 9 May 1794
     Isabella White was born on 21 February 1771 in Woolwich, Maine.1 She was the daughter of Robert White and Susannah Sewall.1 Isabella White died on 9 May 1794 in Woolwich, Maine, at the age of 23.1


  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 10 p. 646.

Isabella White1

F, #21592, b. circa 1820
     Isabella White was born circa 1820 in England.2 She married Ralph Little Whyte.1

Child of Isabella White and Ralph Little Whyte


  1. [S232], Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1926 Record for Alexander Ralph Whyte.
  2. [S109] 1850 United States Census, Arena, Iowa, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_999; Page: 415B; Image: 438.

John White1

M, #20300, b. 15 July 1779, d. 1822
     John White was born on 15 July 1779 in Woolwich, Maine.1 He was the son of Robert White and Susannah Sewall.1 John White married Bethany Curtis, daughter of John Curtis and Mary Farnham, on 29 October 1807 in Woolwich, Maine.1 John White died in 1822.1


  1. [S106] Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 10 p. 646.

Rev. John White1

M, #7989

Child of Rev. John White


  1. [S77] Sybil Noyes and Charles Thornton Libby & Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, p. 431.

John Jay White

M, #25560
     John Jay White married Louisa Laurence Wetmore.

Child of John Jay White and Louisa Laurence Wetmore

John T. White1

M, #20248
     John T. White married Christine Kidd.1

Child of John T. White and Christine Kidd


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information,

Joseph White

M, #9092
     Joseph White married Rebecca Hoar, daughter of John Hoar and Elizabeth Coolidge, on 15 June 1784 James Coolidge Carter is a grandson.

Katherine White1

F, #22803, b. circa 1876
     Katherine White was born circa 1876 in St. Louis, Missouri.2 She was the daughter of Peter White and Julia Mulroy.1 Katherine White married Capt. Edward Robinson "Ned" Sewall, son of Edward Sewall and Sarah Elizabeth Swanton, on 4 October 1899 in Manhattan, New York, New York.1


  1. [S89] Family Search, New York, Marriages, 1686-1980.
  2. [S89] Family Search, New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940.

Leslie Erroll White1

M, #23673, b. 11 December 1890, d. 3 April 1973
     Leslie Erroll White was born on 11 December 1890 in Crystal, Maine.1,2 He was the son of Whitfield White and Annie Nicholson.1 Leslie Erroll White married Annie Louise Alexander, daughter of Fred Stuart Alexander and Rebecca Alexander Sewall, on 24 March 1921 in Island Falls, Maine.1 Leslie Erroll White died on 3 April 1973 in Patten, Maine, at the age of 822,3 and was buried on 14 June 1974 in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California.2


  1. [S232], Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937.
  2. [S232], U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  3. [S232], Maine Death Index, 1960-1997.

Lillian E. White

F, #20142, b. circa 1880, d. 4 July 1942
     Lillian E. White was born circa 1880 in Canada.1 She was the daughter of John T. White and Christine Kidd.2 Lillian E. White married Harry Buttrick Sewall, son of Samuel Sewall and Hannah Catherine "Kittie" Marden, on 15 September 1903 in Lowell, Massachusetts.3 Lillian E. White died on 4 July 1942 in Seattle, Washington.1,4


  1. [S232], Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information,
  3. [S89] Family Search, Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Seattle Daily Times, 7 July 1942.

Lucy White1

F, #7988, d. 1736
     Lucy White was the daughter of Rev. John White.1 Lucy White married Rev. Joseph Moody, son of Rev. Samuel Moody and Hannah Sewall, on 11 November 1724.1 Lucy White died in 1736.1

Children of Lucy White and Rev. Joseph Moody


  1. [S77] Sybil Noyes and Charles Thornton Libby & Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, p. 431.
  2. [S185] Charles Edwards Banks, History of York, Maine, Vol. II p. 84.