The following three immigrants named John Whipple came
to Colonial America from England in the 1630s.
1. "Captain" John Whipple (abt. 1618-1685)
- Baptized 23 Dec 1618 at St. Mary and St. Lawrence
Church, Great Waltham, Essex County, England
- Sailed from London 22 Jun 1632 aboard
the Lyon, arriving in Dorchester (part of
present-day Boston) 16 Sep 1632
- Died 16 May 1685 in Providence, Rhode Island
Teenage John was apprenticed to Israel Stoughton, who paid
for his passage to the New World. Less than a month after
his arrival in Dorchester, on 3 Oct 1632, "John Wipple and
Alex Miller were ordered to pay fines to their master Israel
Stoughton for their wasteful expenditure of power and shot.
It wasn't until later that his last name was spelled
Whipple (with an "h"). Records in England had spelled his
name Whaple or Whaples.
John was given the title Captain in the late 1670s to
recognize his role in the 1765 King Philip's War, where he
remained in Providence with a small number of other
residents to defend the town while much if it was burned
See this "Captain" John's entry in the Whipple Genweb
and Whipple Database.
2. "Elder" John Whipple (1596-1669)
- Born 1596 in Bocking, Essex, England
- Immigrated to Ipswich, Mass., in 1638 with his wife
Susanna Clarke and the six of their eleven children
who were still living. His older
brother Matthew and wife Anne
Hawkins and six of their eight children who were still
living came to America at the same
- Died 30 Jun 1669 in Ipswich, Massachusetts
Ipswich Massachusetts Whipples descend from this John and
his brother Matthew. John and Matthew were sons of Matthew
Whipple (born about 1550, buried at St. Mary's Church
Cemetery in Bocking, England).
See "Elder" John's entry in the Whipple
Genweb and Whipple
3. "Captain" John Whipple (1625-1683)
- Born 21 Dec 1625 in Bocking, Essex, England.
- Immigrated to Ipswich, Mass., at the age of about 12
in 1638 with his father "Elder" John Whipple (see
2. above) and mother Susanna Clarke and five living
siblings. His uncle Matthew and
aunt Anne Hawkins and six of their eight children (his
cousins) came to America at the same time.
- Died 10 Aug 1683 in Ipswich, Massachusetts
According to Blaine Whipple, he first held the title of Cornett, a militia title
thought to be the first rank of the officer corp, gained by a vote of
soldiers in the company. He later became Captain John Whipple.
See this "Captain" John's entry in the Whipple
Genweb and Whipple Database.