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Margaret Colwell (White)

Also Known As: "Margaret Walling", "Margaret Abbott"
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Death: Died in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William White and Elizabeth White
Wife of Daniel Abbott and Thomas D. Walling, I
Ex-wife of Robert Colwell, Sr.
Mother of Mary (Abbott) Fenner; John C. Wallen; Cornelius Wallen; Robert Colwell, Jr.; Elizabeth Colwell and 1 other
Sister of Susanna White; Ursula Bennett; Isaac White; William White; Cornelius White and 1 other
Half sister of Thomas White

Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Margaret Colwell

Some on-line excerpts from an article by William B. Saxby Jr. in the American Genealogist report that in October of 1666 Thomas Walling was found guilty of assault on Robert Colwell and paid a bond of 20 pounds, but he failed to appear in court and forfeited his bond. It turned out that he had run away with Colwell's wife Margaret White, whom Colwell subsequently divorced.

Colwell secured his divorce July 2, 1667; Margaret had returned to Boston and was ordered to be publicly whipped 15 stripes and was fined. In October 1666. Colwell went to Long Island, Walling also obtained a divorce and he married Margaret in 1669.


Winifred Lovering Holman, The William White Line, manuscript at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA


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Margaret Colwell's Timeline

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
January 9, 1662
Age 11
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
July 1, 1664
Age 13
May 20, 1670
Age 19
Providence, RI, United States
October 25, 1672
Age 21
Providence, RI, United States
Age 46
Age 66
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, Colonial America