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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8., The Whitmores of Medford and some of their descendants. (search)
nthrop, in 1664. He also had a large estate in England, and his heirs received the income of it until 1816, when the property was sold and divided among them, after 154 years of payments to New England heirs—an unparalleled case. He married second, Hannah, daughter of Rev. John Raynor of Dover, N. H. He represented Malden and Billerica in the General Court, and died in 1697. His son John Lane, father of Mary Lane Whitmore, was born in Maiden in 1661 and married Susannah Whipple of Ipswich in 1681. She died in 1713 and he died in 1714. They lived in Bedford and had a large family of children. He was very active in Indian wars, and held many positions in the militia, being appointed Captain by the Earl of Belmont in 1699, Major in a regiment of horse and foot in 1711 by Governor Dudley, and is spoken of as Colonel. He was evidently a personal friend of Governor Dudley, as is shown in their correspondence. His daughter Mary evidently inherited the martial spirit of her anc