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John Whittington
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Birth: unknown
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Death: 1817
Maryland, USA

John is the son of Thomas Whittington and Wilhelmina Powell. He was born BEFORE 1760 and died between 31 Aug 1817 and 20 Oct 1817 (see below). He married Mary Armiger, the daughter of William Armiger, on 1 Jun 1780 at St. James Parish in Anne Arundel Co., MD (Anne Arundel Co Marriage Record 1777-1813, p.ll). He married 2nd to Elizabeth Scrivener, on 18 Mar 1797, in MD.

Children with Mary:
William abt 1784, below
Thomas abt 1786
Elizabeth, 17 Aug 1788, below
John A., abt 1789 below

Children with Elizabeth (may be others):
Thomas, after 1797
Mary, abt 1798 to before 1850 (Mrs. Henry Childs, Jas Smith & Robert B. Chew)
Samuel, 4 Sep 1803-7 Nov 1816, below

1 May 1786, John Whittington renounced the executorship of his father's estate in Anne Arundel Co., MD. John's brother Thomas was also appointed.

1798/06/22, 1908: Frederick Grammer vs. Charles Wallace, Thomas Tillard, JOHN Whittington, and Samuel Maynard. AA. Mortgage foreclosure on Smiths Delight. Recorded (Chancery Record) 41, p. 547. Accession No.: 17,898-1908-1/2 MSA S512-3- 1973 Location: 1/36/2/

1799/03/28, 771: Joseph Camden vs. John Scrivener and JOHN Whittington. AA. Estate of Francis Scrivener - slaves Grace, Hagar, Meriah, Tim, Sal, and Jem. Accession No.: 17,898-771-1/3 MSA S512-1- 800 Location: 1/35/5/

1810/09/04,1618: Joseph Evans vs. John White, Sr., John White, Jr., Hamilton White, Ashton Lee, John H. Lee, Joseph Lee, JOHN WHITTINGTON, and SARAH WHITTINGTON. Anne Arundel. Mortgage foreclosure on slaves. Accession No.:17,898-1618-1/2 MSA S512-2- 1687 Location: 1/36/1/.

1812/02/11, 663: Cornelius Buck and Nicholas Mills vs. JOHN Whittington and SALLY Whittington. AA. Estate of William Whittington.Accession No.: 17,898-663 MSA S512-1- 690 Location: 1/35/5/.

In Nov 1816, only ten months before he wrote his will, his young son Samuel Whittington died and is buried there, not far from the fenced in cemetery and his gravestone was found in the fall of 2013. It states he is the son of John and Elizabeth and has a very long epitaph, partially unreadable. Logically, it seems to me that John would be buried nearby, only 10 months later. In all likelihood, I suspect his wives Mary and Elizabeth (and others) are buried here also. No records have been found to confirm the location of his/their burial, nor has a headstone(s) been found as yet.

In John's will, dated 31 Aug 1817 (probated on 10 Apr 1818), he writes that he had purchased the remainder of Maidstone from William Weems, Trustee for the real estate of the late Captain William Weems. Maidstone now contained 340 acres and "was the plantation upon which I now reside". (The Whittington-Brown book, 1066-1965, by Winona Whittington Pfander, 1965, DAR Library).

John Whittington died prior to 21 Oct 1817 filing, in the Orphans’ Court suit Thomas Whittington & others vs the Executors and Devisees under the Will of Jno. Whittington in Anne Arundel Co, MD Orphans' Court Proceedings, 1816-1821. See photo of doc and caption.

The MD Archives houses the original Anne Arundel Co., MD will in Box W, Folder #88, 1777-1820 Wills, 01/04/14/021, MdHR Number: 4869-23-68/137, MSA Citation: MSA C155-31.

His probate records consist of an estate Inventory and First Accounting (18 Jan 1821) by Administrator Henry Childs.

Note: found a plat map of 23 acres of "Maidstone" in St. Mary's Co., MD. 2 pages from Georgetown University Library, Washington, D.C. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Whittington (____ - 1786)
  Elizabeth Scrivener Whittington (____ - 1818)
  Mary Armiger Whittington (1760 - ____)*
  William Whittington (1784 - 1810)*
  Elizabeth Whittington Collinson (1788 - 1833)*
  John A Whittington (1789 - ____)*
  Samuel Whittington (1803 - 1816)*
*Calculated relationship
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: believed on his Maidstone private property
Created by: LSP
Record added: Jun 24, 2013
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John Whittington
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 Added: Jun. 24, 2013

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