I am looking for confirmation of the wife of William Selkrigg/Selcraig.

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Would anyone have supporting documentation for the following information, stating that William Selkrigg married Judith Wallace?

Page 176
28. Annis(4) Scovill {John(3) John(2), John(1), born May 23, 1744, at Waterbury; died there March 4, 1804; married there May 25, 1770, Nathaniel Selkrigg, born April 3, 1736, at Middletown, Connecticut; died about 1797 at Waterbury; son of William and Judith (Wallace) Selkrigg* of Middletown and Waterbury.

William Selkrigg and probably his son Nathaniel were members of the Church of England, probably of St. John's parish, Waterbury.

*William Selkrigg married Dec. 10. 1733, at Middletown, Judith Wallace, and had John, born June 15, 1734, beside above Nathaniel. He was a barber, and on Dec. 4, 1735, sold to Samuel Dwight for £16,12s.3d. "one certain small house scituate in the Township of Middletown, standing near the shipyard, in the town plott att the southeast Corner of Mr Ebenezer Hubbard's homelot on Land belonging to said Dwight, said house being eighteen feet in length and twelve feet in width." Middletown Deeds, vol. 7, p. 305. This
was probably his barber shop, and he seems to have left Middletown at about the time of the sale. [https://archive.org/details/surveyofscovilso00brai/page/176/mode/2up?q=%22William+Selkrigg%22]

Thank-You, Judith
WikiTree profile: William Selkriggs
in Genealogy Help by Judith Ancell G2G6 Mach 1 (14.0k points)

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William Selkrig born 24 Aug 1714 and christened 29 Aug 1714 at Coaltown of Wemuyss, Fife, Scotland.

Parents are William Selkrig and Helen Thomson.

Record Collection: Scotland Births and Christenings, 1564-1950  familysearch.org
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
selected by Judith Ancell
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William Selkrig's wife, Judeth had son Nathaniell born 3 Apr 1736 at Middletown, Hartford, CT. Judith bore son John on 15 Jun 1734 at Middletown, Hartford, CT.

Record Collection: CT Births and Christenings, 1649-1906  familysearch.org
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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The Families of Ancient New Haven, Volume III by Donald Lines Jacobus (p634) has a listing for Moses Frost, who married Else, daughter of William and Judith Selkrigg.

I hope that helps.  

New Haven genealogical magazine : families of ancient New Haven - v. 3, no. 2, issue 10 (July 1925

by Ian Beacall G2G6 Pilot (175k points)
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See https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89VP-5Q1D?i=117, right-hand side, 3rd of 5 blocks of entries.

This is from Town of Middletown, Births, Deaths, and Marriages, vol. 1 (1710-1790), p. 69, and reads:

William Selkrig + Judith Wallace Were Joyned in Marriage Decembr 10th 1733

John son to Willm Selkrig + Judith his wife was born June 15- 1734

Nathll son to Wm Selkrig + Judith his wife was born April 3d 1736

by Living Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (83.9k points)
I saw a reference to that marriage. Thank you for the exact sourcing.

I appreciate the interepretation.  However, as I started to add the information I found that it is also a matter of interpretation.  The name looks as if it is actually Judeth Mallaree.  I would appreciate more insight into this before making the change.  Please check again.  [https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/61367/images/TH-1961-43914-4482-51?pId=900010897]
Any other opinions would also be welcome.  It has traditionally been interpreted as Mallaree.

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