Quarterly Newsletter

We have been publishing Newsletters since December 1981 and it has been quarterly since March 1985 when we combined our Newsletter with the Whitlock Gleanings Newsletter. The Newsletter includes lists of research material received since the last issue as well as articles of interest plus Main Lines for Whitlock descendants. Current issues include serialized pages from the Whitlock Birth Register.

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There is an index to all articles that have appeared in the Newsletter since 1985 and copies of all Newsletters are available. Click on the links below to have a look at any article or issue.


  • December issue

Will of Isaac Whitelock, Sheepscar, Leeds, Yorkshire 1737.  Born 1667 the son of William Whitelock and Dorothy Rhodes. Purchased oil drawing business in Leeds in 1714 and built successful business.  Son Isaac moves to Philadelphia in 1740 to establish successful brewery and tanning enterprises. Whitlock57 family.

Will of Sarah (Wall) Whitelock of Sheepscar, Leeds, Yorkshire 1761.  Wife of Isaac Whitelock Sr. and mother of Isaac Whitelock Jr. of Philadelphia.

Isabella Ormston Ford (1855-1924) by Dr. Amanda Wilkinson.  Highly influential author and early women's rights advocate.  Wrote Womens Wages in 1893 that informed the public about the cycle of poverty due to the very low wage level women were paid.

William Kyle Whitlock (1928-2015) obituary of long time member of Whitlock Family Association.

  • September issue

Banda & Kirwee Booty, Major-General Sir George Cornish Whitlock's huge treasure captured in India in 1858. Admiralty judgement of 1867 regarding how Booty was shared. Whitlock22 family.

Edwin Donerson Moten, MD (1875-1955) Early African American doctor in Quakertown, Denton, Texas.  Married Susie Annetta Whitlock (1879-1938) daughter of Rev. Emanuel Whitlock & Carolyne Booker of Buckingham Co., Virginia

Fief Choisy Purchased 1825 by John Whitlock, Loyalist and Captain in Queens Rangers.  John sold property in Lenox, Massachusetts to purchase property near Montreal, Quebec.

Dr. John C. Whitlock (1818-1886) of Christian Co., Kentucky, son of John Whitlock & Sarah Ashlin of Patrick Co.,  Virginia.  Moved to Kentucky in 1830.

  • June issue

Hannah Whitelock - Felon 1810. Transported to Australia on ship "Friends" in 1811

Will of George Whitelock 1718 of Downholme, Yorkshire. Born about 1630 and first of the family to settle in Downholme. Heads the WHITLOCK21 family.

Willem Witlockx (1669-1733) Bell Maker of Antwerp, Belgium who set the standard for bell casting in the early 1700's.

Thomas Whitlock of Stockport, New York Revolutionary War Pension file 1839.  Married Margaret (Teller) Cook about 1814.

Francis Whitlock of Licking Hole Creek,  Goochland Co., Virginia married Judith Corley. Parents of Tarlton Whitlock who heads the WHITLOCK37 family.

  • March issue

Will of Katherine (Whitlock) Jorden, 1690. The only surviving daughter of Richard Whitlock who married Katherine Burchette 1615 St. Andrews Holborn, London. Aunt to James Whitlock (1650?-1716) the original immigrant to America.  Her Will mentions both James and his sister Anna (Whitlock) Langford. Her Will also mentioned her grandson who becomes Sir Thomas Webster (1676-1751).  Whitlock02H family.

Sir Thomas Webster (1676-1751) son of Godfrey Webster & Abigail Jorden and grandson of Thomas Jorden & Katherine Whitlock. His father lent money to the new King and Queen, William and Mary and became very wealthy through the contracts with the government he obtained. In 1719 he purchased Battle Abbey from his wife's grandfather Henry Whistler. Whitlock02H family.

John Billingsley (1657-1722) Presbyterian Minister nephew of early puritan minister John Whitlock. Married Dorcas Jordan the daughter of Thomas Jordan and Katherine Whitlock.  Whitlock02H family.

Common People - the History of an English Family by Alison Light.  Review of Alison Light's wonderful book about her family surviving on the edge of poverty throughout the Industrial Revolution in Birmingham, Hampshire and Northamptonshire.  Whitlock77 family.

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