b.ABT 1624 Nottingham, England
m. abt 1611
Facts and Events
Argument against his being a son of Gabriel Whelden
The only mention of a Ralph Whelden is in Shurtleff, Records of New Plyhmouth, 2:104 [note 3], which is a record of the adjournment on 7 July 1646 of a lawsuit between Teague Jones and "Ralph Welden" and the latter's daughter.
Jan Porter and Dan Stramara, in "The Origins of Gabriel Whelden of Yarmouth and Malden, Massachusetts" (Register 163:26 [Note 39]) argue: "As this is the only mention of Ralph Welden found, it seems likely the first name should have been recorded as Gabriel, not Ralph, or the last name should have been recorded as something other than Welden. Teague Jones was a young man who married between 1645 and 1650; the name of his wife is unknown."