William Whipple - (1730 - 1785)

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William Whipple Biography

William Whipple was the eldest son of William Whipple and was born at Kittery, Maine, in the year 1730. His father was a native of Ipswich, and was bred a maltster; but for several years after his removal to Kittery, he followed the sea. His mother was the daughter of Robert Cutts, a distinguished ship-builder, who established himself at Kittery, where he became wealthy, and at his death left a handsome fortune to his daughter.

The education of young Whipple was limited to a public school, in his native town. It was respectable but did not embrace that variety and extent of learning, which is generally obtained at some higher seminary. On leaving school, he entered on board a merchant vessel, and for several years devoted himself to commercial business, on the sea. His voyages were chiefly confined to the West-Indies, and proving successful, he acquired a considerable fortune.

In 1759, he relinquished a seafaring life, and commenced business with a brother at Portsmouth, where
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William Whipple Genealogy

William Whipple (1695 - 1751)
Mary Cutts Whipple (1698 - 1783)

Catherine Moffatt Whipple (1734 - 1821)

William Whipple (1772 - 1773)

Hannah Whipple Brackett (____ - 1825)
Hannah Whipple Brackett (1735 - 1805)
Mary Whipple Traill (1739 - 1791)

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1730 01/14   Birth of William Whipple
1785 11/28   Death of William Whipple
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