Where is "Welnes" (Massachusetts?)?

+2 votes

According to "Vital Records of Yarmouth, Mass. to 1850" by Robert Sherman at page 44:

  • "William Vinin son of Abigal Rider of Yarmouth he was born in Welnes on the 25th day of July in the year of our Lord 1700.
  • "Abigail Vinin daughter of said Abigal Rider she was born in said Welnes on the 10th day of February in the year ... 1710/11."

Where was "Welnes"? 

I am assuming that these births were out of wedlock (10 years apart with same last name?).  Is that reasonable?

(Edited spelling.)

WikiTree profile: William Vining
in Genealogy Help by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (335k points)
I think Welness was part of Maine at that time.

I don't have an answer, but the original record is here in Vol. 3:79 of the Yarmouth records on FamilySearch.

Maine was part of Massachusetts until 1820.

2 Answers

+4 votes
It is probably Wells, where their mother was born.

Wells, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony
by Ron Moore G2G6 Mach 2 (21.4k points)
+2 votes
If her last name was Rider, but both her children were Vinin, I would think that meant she was married to Mr. Vinin and that they just used her maiden name because it's a genealogy and wanted to make sure that her maiden name got reported because it gets omitted too often.
by Scott Hutchins G2G6 Mach 2 (20.5k points)

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