1. John Whipple House in Ipswich, Massachusetts
|The John Whipple House still stands in Ipswich, Massachusetts|
Owned and maintained by the Ipswich (Mass.) Historical Society, the original house was built before 1650 (possibly as early as 1638 by John Fawn), then sold to John Whipple "the Elder" (born 1596 in Bocking, England, immigrated to Ipswich with his family and brother Matthew's family in 1638).
The house grew in size, as did the generations of Whipples that lived there. Elder John's son John (born 1625 in Bocking, England) made a large addition in 1670, which more than doubled the size of the house.
(Note: The son John immigrated to Ipswich from England in 1638 at the age of 12. He came with his father, mother, siblings, uncle Matthew Whipple, and Matthew's family, all of whom settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The son eventually received the title of Captain.)
The house was passed from son to grandson Major John Whipple, who added a lean-to of considerable size at the back, completing the house's present-day form.
(Source of the above description: Hugh Morrison, Early American Architecture from the First Colonial Settlements to the National Period [New York, Oxford University Press, 1952], pp. 54-55. Other descriptions may vary.)
The house was opened to the public as a museum in 1899. In 1927 the house was moved from its original location a the corner of Saltonstall and Market Streets to its present location at 53 S. Main Street, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
2. John Whipple House in Providence, Rhode Island
|Captain John Whipple House, 369 N. Main, Providence, R.I., in 1912|
- John, a renowned attorney
- Cyrus, a wealthy manufacturer of screws
- John H., town constable
- Two grocers, Ethan and Jeremiah
- Leonidas, a painter
- David, a hat maker
- Arnold, a jeweler at the 369 N. Main property.
- Captain Jabez, a seaman who lived next door