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Richard Whitaker
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Birth: May 3, 1769
Lancashire, England
Death: Mar. 15, 1835
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

He was the son of Thomas Whitaker. Richard and his wife, Ellen came to America on the ship William P. Johnson, that departed from Liverpool, July 15, 1818.

He died Trenton, Hunterdon County, NJ (Mercer was not yet formed).

Sat., March 21, 1835, p. 3; Paper: [Trenton] Emporium and True American
"In this City, on the 16th inst., in the 66th year of his age, Mr. RICHARD WHITAKER, of a lingering illness. He was very exemplary in the discharge of his domestic duties, of husband, father, and friend. He has left a numerous family to mourn his loss."

His will: Hunterdon, and state of New Jersey, is as follows. I do say.
In the first place: my will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid, as soon as conveniently may be, after my decease.
Item: All the property of whatsoever nature or kind of which I shall die possessed (after paying the debts and expenses aforesaid) I give and bequeath to my children, Mary Tindall, Thomas Whitaker, Catharine Bamford, Ann Aspden, John Whitaker, Richard Whitaker, James Whitaker, Ellen Currey, and Joseph Whitaker, equally to be divided among them, share and share alike, save and do accept that from and out of the shares of Thomas, Mary, Catharine, Ann, John, Richard, James, Ellen and Joseph, or any or either of them, any debt or debts, that may be charged against them, and due and owing to me at my decease, either on Bond, notes, or book accounts.
Item: In case any one of my said Children should die before me, or within twelve months after my decease, leaving lawful issue, then I give and bequeath the share of such child or children, to his or her surviving children. Equally to be divided among them, share and share alike, each child's share to be paid […?] or after attaining the age of twenty-one years: And in the meantime, it is my will, that the share or shares of such deceased child, or children, be placed at Interest by my Executors, in Stocks, of otherwise good security, and [Diffes…?] to accumulate until the said legatees respectively become entitled thereto.
Lastly: I nominate and appoint my son John Whitaker, and my sons In Law, Robert Tindall and William Currey, Executors of this my last will and testament. Hereby revoking all and any will or wills by me heretofore made and declaring this alone to be my last will and testament.
In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this twenty-fourth day of April, in the year of our Lord, One thousand, eight hundred and thirty-four.
Signed, sealed, published {thom…] and declared by the said Richard Whitaker, as his last will and testament. In the presence, and at the presences of each other, have published our names as witnesses:
Wm Hancock Richard Whitaker
John M'Culley
David Johnston
State of New Jersey ss: David Johnston, Esquire, on e of the witnesses to the foregoing will being duly affirmed according to law and declare and say that he saw Richard Whitaker the testator publish, pronounce and declare the within writing to be his last will and testament, also that at the doing thereof, the said Testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory, as far as he knows, and as he verily believes, and that William Hancock and John McCulley. The other subscribing witnesses were present at the same time and signed their names as witnesses to the said will together with their affirmant in the presence of the testator and of each other. David Johnston
Affirmed at Trenton, April 9th A. D. 1835 Before me
V. D. Brown
State of New Jersey ss: John Whitaker, Robert Tindall and William Currey, the executors in the written will named being duly sworn according to law, did severally depose and say the within writing contains the lat Will and Testament of Richard Whitaker, the Testator therein named so far as they know and as they verily believe, and that they will and truly perform and then the legacies in the said testament specified, so far as the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased will thereunto extend, and that they will make and exhibit to the Prerogative Office of this state a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of said deceased, as far as have or shall come to their knowledge or possession or to the possession of any other person or persons for their use and render as just and true account when thereunto laws fully acquired.
Sworn at Trenton April ninth A. D. 1835 Before me
V. D. Brown Esq. John Whitaker
Robert Tindall
Wm. Currey
Family links: 
  Ellen Rosthorn Whitaker (1771 - 1825)
  Mary Whitaker Tindall (1791 - 1882)*
  Thomas Whitaker (1792 - 1849)*
  Catharine Emaline Whitaker Bamford (1794 - 1886)*
  Ann Whittaker Aspden (1796 - 1875)*
  John Whitaker (1797 - 1860)*
  Ellen Whitaker Currey (1804 - 1888)*
  Joseph Whitaker (1809 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Originally Created by: Meges
Record added: Apr 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51252839

- Mary Harrell-Sesniak
 Added: Apr. 18, 2010

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