Person:Ralph Wheldon (1)

Ralph Wheldon
m. abt 1611
  1. Thomas Whelden1611/12 - abt 1614
  2. Catherine Wheldenabt 1617 - aft 1688
  3. Henry WheldonABT 1619 - 1694
  4. Mary Whelden1621 - abt 1673
  5. Martha Whelden1621 - abt 1639
  6. Ralph WheldonABT 1624 -
  7. Ruth Wheldon1626 - 1693
  8. John Wheldonabt 1630 - 1711
Facts and Events
Name Ralph Wheldon
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1624 Nottingham, England
Ancestral File Number JW7W-N9
Ancestral File Number PM12-LH
Ancestral File Number 1TGV-LV

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."