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Re: Bio of GABRIEL-1 WHELDON (d. 1654) of MA
Posted by: Jillaine Smith (ID *****7133) Date: December 31, 2008 at 20:24:11
In Reply to: Re: Bio of GABRIEL-1 WHELDON (d. 1654) of MA by Winifred Miller of 132

In response to the poster who wanted a copy of the marriage record of Ruth Whelden and Richard Taylor, no such record survives. Most of the early Yarmouth records did not survive King Philip's War of 1675. What did survive were Plymouth Colony Records (v. 2, p. 110) that refer to their union. "In the case betweene Gabriell Whelding and Richard Taylor, about his daughter Ruth, the said Gabriell pmiseth his free assent and consent to theire marriage." This took place 27 Oct 1646. That's the closest you will get to a "marriage record" for them.

I have also done some research which draws into question which Richard Taylor married Ruth Whelden. There were two Richard Taylors in Yarmouth and only one documented "Ruth, wife of Richard Taylor" and that was she who died in 1693. The wife of Richard Taylor, tailor, who was found drowned off Duxbury was not named.

-- Jillaine


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