|Thomas Whitmee||[1786 - 1858]||MFMFMFF|
Born: 3 August 1786 "Makers of New York" Morris 1895
Died: 4 July 1858, Auburn, New York USA
Father: Thomas Whitmee
Mother: Hannah James
Siblings: (For dates, etc, see the extended family)
The 1821 census of Olney lists 5 household heads named Whitmee. Thomas had left in 1805, but these 5 are presumably relatives.
|Occupation||Religion||Number of Males aged||Number of Females aged|
Married: Elizabeth Old, 16 October 1805, Olney BKM
|1841||Toft Farm, Sharnbrook BDF|
|1850||Auburn, Cayuga County New York|
|Bletsoe: Whitwick End||1832-3|
|Bletsoe: Whitwick End Fm, house and land occ. by him as tenent at a yearly rent of £50.||1833-4|
|Bletsoe: Sharnbrook, 200 acres||1835-42|
|Bletsoe: Sharnbrook, 5344 acres, the Toft Farm||1843-6|
Land Tax Assessment:
|1823||Bletsoe||Thomas Gell||Thos Whitmee||£19 2s 8d|
|1824-5||Bletsoe||Thomas Gell||Phillips and Whitmee||£19 2s 8d|
|1825-6||Bletsoe||(late)Thomas Gell||Phillips and Whitmee||£19 2s 8d|
|Some of these Land Tax records could refer to his father.|
Farmed Toft Fm Sharnbrook as tenant of the Gambier family 1835-49.
Morris ["Makers of New York", 1895] contains a biography of
his son, Deacon Samuel Whitmee, which says in part:-
"The father of Samuel, the third Thomas Whitmee in succession, was born August 3, 1786, in Bedfordshire, where he passed the larger part of his life. He remained on the home farm, assisting his father in its management until his marriage, when his father rented a farm for him in Buckinghamshire, where he carried on general farming for five years. He then returned to his native town, remaining there until 1849, when he disposed of all his property in England, and emigrated with his family to America. He sailed from Liverpool on the ship "St Patrick," making the passage to New York City in four weeks and four days. After landing, the family came directly to Cayuga County, settling in Auburn. Mr. Whitmee was not sufficiently vigorous to embark in any new business after his arrival here, although he lived about nine years. His death occurred on July 4 1858. The maiden name of his wife, to whom he was wedded in 1805, was Elizabeth Old. She was a native of Bedfordshire, born October 27, 1783, and died in Auburn, February 13, 1875. To her and her husband were born fourteen children, two of whom, Samuel by name, died at birth. The others were the following: Thomas, James, Sarah J., Mary, William, Peter, Hannah, Eliza, Samuel, Jethro, William, and Jabez."
The farm his father rented for him in Buckingham was Petsoe Manor Farm, the property of Lincoln College, Oxford University.
He is not shown on the passenger list of the St Patrick, his wife being listed as a widow. But French's 1857 Directory of Auburn lists a Thomas Whitney with a house at 55 Elizabeth Street.
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