||Francis Whitmore migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Francis was married second on November 10, 1666. Quoted from The Whitmore Genealogy: A Record of the Descendants of Francis Whitmore of Cambridge, Massachusetts (1625-1685) by Jessie Whitmore Padden Purdy
"Francis Whitmore—Born in England 1625. Died at Cambridge October 12, 1685. Married Isabel Parke, daughter of Richard and Margery Crane Parke. She died at Cambridge March 31,1665. They resided in Cambridge."
"Francis came to this country probably during 1630's, and had established his residence at Cambridge prior to 1648, as about this time he married, at that place, Isabel Parke. Brooks, in his history of Medford, tells us he owned property in Cambridge near the Plains, Charlestown near the Menotomie River, near Dendruck Meadows; also in Medford and Lexington. His house stood on the dividing line between Lexington and Cambridge, and is mentioned in the Act of Division. His name, with that of his wife, appears on a petition in favor of an old woman charged with being a witch, so he can hardly have been of the extreme Puritan Party, though a member of the church.
"He served in King Philip's War; was Selectman and Constable in 1668 and 1682. In his will he makes provision for the education of his children, thus early evidencing that regard for education that is so marked a family trait. This document, which is interesting in that it gives us a light on the character of our first American ancestor, is given in full in the appendix."
Marriage Marriage 12 Oct 1648. Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Marriage New England, USA. 
Buried Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America. 
Carolyn Gray Yeaw suggestion (Frome FindAGrave( "This fellow had a very interesting life. The son of Nichols Whitmore of Hitch (Her) England, he immigrated to Cambridge MA in the 1630s without his parents. He resided both in Cambridge and Medford MA. He served in King Philip's War, and was a selectman and constable of Cambridge. He petitioned against jailing witches!"
[There is disagreement amongst professional genealogists as to whether this son, Francis Whitmore Sr., is from a father by the name of Nicholas Whitmore, who lived at Hitchen, Hertfordshire, England and never immigrated to America.] However, extensive research shows THIS (above named) Francis did, in fact, receive land from his FATHER, John Whitmore of the New Haven Colony. ~Shirleen
There is a doubt as to the identification of Francis' first wife Isabel being the daughter of Margery Crane. This author (Jessie Whitmore Padden Purdy) who wrote his family history in the early 20th century so identified Francis' mother-in-law as Margery Crane Parke.
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