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Col Edward Whalley

 
 
Col Edward Whalley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2010
1. Col Edward Whalley Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of the Regicide
Col Edward Whalley
Son of Richard Whalley Esq a member of Parliament in the last days of Queen Elizabeth and first cousin of Oliver Cromwell. A stalwart Puritan he rose to high command in the Civil Wars. He was the fourth signer of the death warrant of King Charles 1st was one of the major generals governing England under Cromwell and after serving two Parliaments was elevated to Cromwells Other House. In 1660 at the restoration of the monarchy he fled to America with his son in law Wm Goffe. Excluded from the Act of Indemnity they came to New Haven and were hidden in the homes of Rev John Davenport and William Jones subsequently in a cave on West Rock and in Milford. Thence they went to Hadley Massachusetts where they remained concealed in the home of the Rev John Russell. There Whalley died 1674/5 and there found sepulture.
 
Location. 41° 18.473′ N, 72° 55.609′ W. Marker is in New Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from Temple Street 0.1 miles south of Elm Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the rear wall of the Center Church On The Green. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 Temple Street, New Haven CT 06511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Col Edward Whalley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2010
2. Col Edward Whalley Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theophilus Eaton (here, next to this marker); New Haven Common Burial Ground (a few steps from this marker); Stephen Goodyear (a few steps from this marker); Col William Goffe (a few steps from this marker); First Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Quinnipiack (within shouting distance of this marker); New Haven Memorial Flagpole (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Renovation of the New Haven Green (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Haven.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWars, Non-US
 
The back of the Center Church On The Green image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2010
3. The back of the Center Church On The Green
The Col Edward Whalley marker is on the right corner of the building, between the columns.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,132 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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