Jonathan Whelpley

M, #559, (circa 1650 - 17 February 1713)
Last Edited=25 Feb 2023
     Jonathan Whelpley was born circa 1650 at Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1,2 He was the son of Henry Whelpley and Sarah Howes.

Jonathan Whelpley married Sarah ______ circa 1691 at Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.3,2

Johnson (1997) relates: “In 1695, Jonathan was paid by the voters of Greenwich to build a horse bridge across the Mianus River. He was paid on bushel of corn by each voter and given the use of a team of horses during the construction. The bridge was wide enough so that a horse with two-bushel bags of corn on its back could cross the bridge without touching the sides. In 1697, Jonathan was granted the right to build a gristmill on the Mianus River. It is not known if he ever exercised this right.”.2 Jonathan wrote his will on 21 January 1712/13 at Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.4 He died on 17 February 1713 at Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1,2 His estate was inventoried on 6 April 1714 at Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.4 His estate was probated on 11 May 1714 at Fairfield County, Connecticut.4

Children of Jonathan Whelpley and Sarah ______


  1. Ancestry Member Trees - Use with Caution. Provo, Utah: Operations.
  2. Johnson, Rogers Bruce. Ancestors of Rogers Bruce Johnson: from immigration to the present times, 1620 to 1996. volume 3. Grantham, New Hampshire: Penobscot Press, 1997.
  3. Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1985.
  4. Connecticut County, District and Probate Courts. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999. Lehi, Utah: Operations, 2015.