Birth: John Whiston was born about 1616, based on his
estimated date of marriage.
Death: He died by October 4, 1664.
Ship: William & Francis, 1632
Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in England.
Life in New England: John Whiston lived a very quiet life
in Scituate. He never became a freeman and did not hold public office.
In 1641, he and others were brought before the court for removing items
from a shipwreck.Whiston confessed to taking “a pair of drawers, a
waistcoat & a shirt.”
Family: John Whiston married Susanna Hanford by about 1641
and had six children. She married (2) William Brookes by 1665 but had
no recorded children.
Children of John and Susanna Hanford: