Patience Whitefield

Female 1706 - Bef 1777  (< 70 years)


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  • Name Patience Whitefield 
    Born 1706  Bideford?, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 3 Jan 1706  Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 17 Mar 1734  Northam, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    acc. to marriage register entry 
    _UID 26E6A8FB89ACA44C8A9255E664B1E0E808C2 
    Died Bef 1777  Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I596  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2010 

    Father John Whitefield,   b. Abt 1675,   d. 1743, Bideford, Devon, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Patience Vernam,   b. 1676, Bideford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1759  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1704  Bideford St. Mary, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alexander Ley,   b. 1708, Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1777 and 1779, Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1734  Monkleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Bride was a resident of Northam at time of marriage, notes the marriage entry. Married on March 17, 1734 (1735 by our reckoning)
    Children 
     1. Patience Ley,   b. 1737, Northam, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1801  (Age > 65 years)
     2. John Ley,   b. 1739, Northam, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, on or near Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Thomas Ley,   b. 1741, Northam, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1798, (Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)
     4. Alexander Ley,   b. 1744, Northam, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1777, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada(?) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 32 years)
     5. Margaret Ley,   b. 1746, Northam, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Peter Ley,   b. 1748, Northam, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1749, Northam, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Mary Ley,   b. 1751, Northam, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Baptized at Bideford on January 3 1706 (1707 by our reckoning), to parents John and Patience Whitefield, according to an unsourced reference in the IGI, a reference which is not attached to any family tree. Probably the family was Puritan. No reference could be found to a Patience Whitefield or Mary Whitefield baptism at the established church at Northam (Patience Whitefield's residence at the time of her marriage) or Bideford in the transcriptions available on LDS Film #916,813, nor any baptisms of children of John and Patience Whitefield at any Anglican church in the vicinity (per IGI and North Devon Record Office Commissioned Research). The Independent church at Bideford remains to be checked, and probably holds the solution to this "missing" baptism.

      Patience predeceased her husband; the will of her husband Alexander Ley (see notes for Alexander Ley) indicates his desire of a burial next to his wife at "Mainadieu Burying Ground."