Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameRuth REYNOLDS 207
Birth Datesay 1620s
Death Dateaft 27 May 1695
Immigr Date? 1634
FlagsImmigrant, Winthrop Fleet
FatherRobert REYNOLDS (~1580-)
Misc. Notes
According to Banks,211 Ruth Reynolds along with her parents and siblings were members of the Winthrop Fleet, but Banks does not cite a source for this claim and no independent confirmation has apparently come to light. The Reynolds family is not included among the early immigrants listed by Anderson,157 who takes note of Banks’ general unreliability.
Bapt Date14 Sep 1621
Bapt PlaceIslesworth, Middlesex, England
Death Date12 Oct 1692
Death PlaceWatertown, Massachusetts
Immigr Date1635
Immigr Place“Elizabeth & Anne” from London
FatherJohn WHITNEY (bp. 1592-1673)
MotherElinor _____ (1600-1659)
Misc. Notes
According to Lemuel Shattuck208, John Whitney was admitted a freeman on 26 May 1647 at age 23, and was a selectman in Watertown from 1673-6 and 1678-9. The birthdates of John Whitney’s children given here are those of Smith209; they differ slightly from the dates given by Shattuck, probably because of errors of interpretation.

John Whitney attended the Merchant Taylors’ School on Suffolk Lane in London before coming to New England with his family. The Merchant Taylors’ School afforded “him the finest education available to the son of a yeoman intended for business. The younger John Whitney appears in the Merchant Taylors’ School Register from 11 December 1631 until 1634 (Merchant Taylors’ School Register, 132).”210 The Merchant Taylors’ School is still (1999) in existence, and its website ( includes information about the history of the school.
Marr Dateabt 1643
Marr PlaceWatertown, Massachusetts
ChildrenJohn (1643-)
 Ruth (1645-)
 Nathaniel (1647-)
 Samuel (1648-)
 Mary (1650-)
 Joseph (1652-)
 Sarah (1654-)
 Elizabeth (1656-)
 Benjamin (1660-)
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