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Ruth Taylor (Wheldon)

Birthplace: Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gabriel Wheldon and Jane Whelden
Wife of Richard "the tailor" Taylor, of Plymouth Colony and Richard "Rock" Taylor
Mother of Elizabeth Cobb; Martha Myrtle Bearse; Ruth Taylor; Ruth Taylor; Richard Taylor, Jr., of Yarmouth and 4 others
Sister of Thomas Wheldon; Ralph Whelden; Catherine "Catorne" Hopkins; Henry Whelden; Martha Whelden and 5 others
Half sister of Sara Whelden

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About Ruth Taylor

Gabriel Whelden (c1583-1654)  married (1) about 1610 Unknown;  [possibly m(2) 3 Aug 1617 Mary Davis]   m(3) Jane;  m.(4) 1649 Margaret Matthews. Lived in Basford, Nottinghamshire, until moving to Yarmouth, Massachusetts, in 1638; then in 1648 to Lynn, and later to Malden, where he died.

Children were baptized at St Leodegarius Church, Basford.

  • 8. Ruth Whelden (bapt. 5 July 1626 - 22 Jun 1693)  m.27 Oct 1646 Richard Taylor, husbandman "of the Rock," Yarmouth, (c1620-4 Dec1703) called that presumably either because his house  was made of stone, or because he lived near the boundary stone between Hockanom and Nobscusset in the northeastern part of town.
  • Whilden
  • Nottinghamshire History: Basford
  • Miner Descent
  • The Sacred Cod  Wellfleet Massachusetts, and connections
  • New England, Historical and Genealogical Register (Vol. 163, No. 4, October 2009) Jan Porter and Daniel F. Stramara, Jr., "The Origin of Gabriel1 Whelden of Yarmouth and Malden, Massachusetts" pp. 253-261
  • "Whelden" in New England Marriages Prior to 1700.  Clarence Almon Torrey Genealogical Publishing Com, 1985 - Reference - 1009 pages.  page 802. Gabriel Whelden (- 1654) & 1st wf; ca 1620? 1610? Yarmouth / Malden. & 2nd wf Margaret ?; Yarmouth / Lynn / Malden
  • Gabriel Wheldon and spouse Margaret Diguina(?) 1620's
  •  "From Out of the Past--Who our Forefathers Really Were, a True Narrative of our White and Indian Ancestors" filed in the 1930's by Franklin Ele-watum Bearse, a Scaticoke and Eastern Indian: 
  •  Donald Lines Jacobus, "Austin Bearse and His Alleged Indian Connections" in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST, 1936 view article
  • WeRelate
  • WeRelate: Ruth Wheldon
    • See Taylors in Yarmouth for the initial results of research conducted into the multiple Richard Taylors (and wives Ruths) of Yarmouth. This research implies that Ruth Whelden is more likely to have married not Richard Taylor, tailor, but Richard Taylor, Rock.
    • Subsequent research published in "The Origins of Gabriel Whelden of Yarmouth and Malden, Massachusetts," by Jan Porter and Dan Stramara (NEHG Register 162:253-261), further supports the theory that Ruth Whelden married the husbandman of the Rock, and that the wife of Richard Taylor, tailor, was Ruth's sister Mary Whelden.
    • "The Origins of Gabriel Whelden of Yarmouth and Malden, Massachusetts", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 162:254, October 2009, Secondary quality. Citing Basford parish records: "Ruth Wheelding baptized fifth july the daughter of Gabriel Wheldon [1626]
    • Sherman, Robert M. (Robert Moody), and Ruth Wilder Sherman. Vital records of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. (Providence, Rhode Island?: Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island, c1975), Book 3, p. 21 Back, Secondary quality."Ruth, wife of Richard Taylor, Senir, in Yarmouth, d. June 22, 1693."
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Ruth Taylor's Timeline

July 5, 1626
Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
July 5, 1626
October 22, 1646
Age 20
Yarmouth, Barnstable , Massachusetts
July 29, 1647
Age 21
Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
April 10, 1649
Age 22
December 18, 1650
Age 24
Eastham/Yarmouth, Barnstable
June 9, 1652
Age 25
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
July 23, 1654
Age 28
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass
December 18, 1655
Age 29
Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
February 18, 1656
Age 29
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)