did not belong to the extreme Puritan party, as is shown by the fact that he and his wife signed a petition in favor of a witch, a mark of great liberality for those times.
He served in some of the Indian wars.
It is on record at the State House that he received ten shillings for services so rendered.
He probably went with Captain Sill, who took a company of militia from Cambridge to the relief of Groton, March 12, 1675, under Major Willard.
He was married twice.
His first wife was Isabel Parke.
They were probably married in England in 1648.
His second wife was Margaret Harty.
He died October 12, 1685.
John Whitmore, son of the preceding Francis, was born October 10, 1654, and died February 22, 1737, in Medford.
The first record I have found of him was in a deed of land sold to him March 29, 1675.
This land had already been built upon and houses and barns are mentioned.
This was part of the land once owned by Edward Collins.
He had it from the heirs of Governor Cradock