Rotch, William, 1759-1850

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Ship owner and merchant involved in whale fishery. Born Nantucket, Mass., 1734. Whaling business moved to France and England in 1791 as a result of American Revolution. Retired to New Bedford (Mass.) and died in 1828.

From the description of William Rotch papers, 1793-1833. (Clams, Inc). WorldCat record id: 63123131

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Robinson family. Papers, ca. 1741-1970. Newport Historical Society
referencedIn University of Virginia. Board of Visitors. Office administrative files [manuscript], 1945 (bulk 1967-1982). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Birkbeck, Morris, 1764-1825. Letter : Princeton, Ind., to William Rotch, Jr., 1817 Aug. 23. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860,. William Rotch, Jr. [photograph], [ca. 1850]. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Mott, Richard, 1767-1856. Papers, 1799-1863. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Cuffe, Paul, 1759-1817. Papers of Paul Cuffe, circa 1742-1963. Library of Congress
referencedIn Nantucket lighthouse records, 1817-1822. Nantucket Hist Association
referencedIn Thomas Coffin and Company (Philadelphia, Pa.). Ledger, 1806-1810. Nantucket Hist Association
referencedIn Rotch family. Rotch family papers, 1808-1836 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Rotch, William. [A collection of printed material pertaining to the case of William Rotch, Howard Stockton et al. v. Horatio A. Lamb et al., a contested will in the Rotch family]. Social Law Library
creatorOf Thomas Dickason & Co. Letter : London, to William Rotch, Jr., New Bedford, Mass., 1818 June 12. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Wistar family. Papers, 1739-ca.1845. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Rotch, William. William Rotch papers, 1793-1833. Sturgis Library (Barnstable, Mass.)
referencedIn Wilbur family. Wilbur family papers, 1821-1886. Old Dartmouth Historical Society Library
referencedIn University of Virginia. Office of the President. Papers of the President [manuscript], 1973-1974. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855. Rotch-Lawrence papers, 1820-1889. Massachusetts Historical Society
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associatedWith Babbitt, Walter E., 1918-1989, person
associatedWith Birkbeck, Morris, 1764-1825. person
associatedWith Cuffe, Paul, 1759-1817. person
associatedWith Lamb, Horatio A. person
associatedWith Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Mott, Richard, 1767-1856. person
associatedWith Robinson family. family
associatedWith Rotch, Benjamin. person
associatedWith Rotch family. family
associatedWith Stockton, Howard person
associatedWith Sturgis Library (Barnstable, Mass.). Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas Coffin and Company (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas Dickason & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia. Board of Visitors. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilbur family. family
associatedWith Wistar family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Bedford (Mass.)
Nantucket Island (Mass.)


Birth 1759

Death 1850



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SNAC ID: 74376953