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This is from the Boston Transcripts Oct 25, 1905 #780
Answer to Note #780 C H A Sept. 5, 1905. I am still in search for a second wife for Thomas (1) Skinner of Malden. Lydia Call married (2) John Greenland, and had a daughter Abigail Greenland. We have death of Call, her first husband, in 1678. The phrase, "before 1672" should be "before 1679." Lydia (born 1637) then aged near forty, could have married in 1679, John Greenland, and a solitary Abigail born near 1680, would be eligible for Abraham Ireland in 1699. I may have read my figures wrong in making up my sketch, but I meant to say that between the death of Thomas Call in 1678 and probate of John Greenland in 1691, there was ample time 1679-1691 for a daughter Abigail Greenland, by this wife Lydia (not the mother of her eldest son, evidently) to develop. She would be a girl of thirteen in 1691 and I think the estate was not fully settled till ater her marriage with Abraham Ireland, about 1699. It was the extreme difficulty of placing Abigail Greenland anywhere as a daughter of John Greenland and at the same time a wife eligible for Ireland (see Wyman), who died 1753, aged eighty-one born in 1672 - with his list of children, beginning with Margaret (2) in 1700, died 1721, and ending with Jonathan, dated 1719 and a Margaret following undated who married Thomas Raymond in 1743. Raymond died 1809, aged seventy-five; was born in 1734. To secure a widow-edmother in law living at the Skinners in 1721, for Ireland, and a wife capable of bearing chidren after 1720, I had to marry Lydia Sheperdson to John Greenland between 1679 and 1791, and she would be released for Thomas Skinner, who lost his first Mary in 1671, and a third wife, not a second, as was given by Wyman. She was in 1691, only fifty-four, and her death matches all the facts and the desire of the Skinners who had cared for her seventeen years, to get aid from a son in law - Ireland - in 1721.
The Boston Transcript was like a genealogy board today, but in print form during the early 1900's. I have still to find this book "Wyman's Charleston Genealogies". It would probably be of great help to you.