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coming of our ancestors to this region, it will be necessary to trace their last movements in England. This can be done most briefly and satisfactorily by giving extracts from the truthful and interesting letter of Governor Dudley, dated March 28, 1631, to the Countess of Lincoln. The extracts are as follows:-- To the Right Honorable, my very good Lady, the Lady Bridget, Countess of Lincoln. Madam,--Touching the plantation, which we here have begun, it fell out thus: About the year 1627, some friends, being together in Lincolnshire, fell into discourse about New England and the planting of the gospel there; and, after some deliberation, we imparted our reasons by letters and messages to some in London and the West Country, where it was likewise deliberately thought upon, and at length, with often negotiation, so ripened, that, in the year 1628, we procured a patent from his Majesty for our planting between the Massachusetts Bay and Charles River on the south, and the river o
the name of Whitmore I have yet met with is John of Stamford, who was living in Wethersfield in 1639. He was killed by the Indians in 1648, leaving a son, John. I have some reason to suspect that he was the father of all of the name here, and that the following will give about the record of his children's births:--   Thomas, b. 1615; the ancestor of the Wetmores.   Ann, b. (?) 1621; m. George Farrar.   Mary, b. (?) 1623; m. John Brewer.   Francis, b. 1625; of Cambridge.   John, b. (?) 1627; of Stamford, 1650.   Francis Whitmore, of Cambridge, owned lands there, near the Plain; near Charles River, by the Boston line; in Charlestown, near Minottamie; near Dunbarke's Meadow; and also in Medford and Lexington. His house stood on the dividing line between Cambridge and Lexington, and is mentioned in the act of division. He served in the Indian wars, under Major Willard, as the treasurers' books witness. His name, with his wife's, stands on a petition in favor of an old woma