How can someone born 1649 marry someone in 1639?

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Unless her birth information is incorrect, Mary Bull (linked to here) (b 1649) should be detached as spouse of William Cornwell (Cornwell-113) since they married in 1639, ten years before her birth. I've heard of marrying young, but... ;-)
WikiTree profile: Mary Cornwall
in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (866k points)
May have found my own answer: This URL:

indicates that Mary Bull married William the SON of William Cornell.
Thanks for the assist, she is on my "todo" list, just haven't got there yet!

Daniel, after finding the above link, I went ahead and detached her from the older William Cornell. I then found the following:

In The American Genealogist, volume 13 (1936):33-34:

Cornwell, William Jr. m 30 Nov 1670 Mary Bulle; he d. 18 Jun 1691; she d. 25 Nov 1717. Children:

  1. William b 13 Sep 1671 (d 16 Jul 1747; m 22 Jan 1691/2 Easter Ward (d 13 Jul 1734 in 66th year)
  2. Jacob b 3 Oct 1673
  3. Experience, dau, b 14 Apr 1682 (note the 9-year gap; King Philip's War happened in between)
  4. Ebenezer b 13 Jan 1688/9; d Mar 1694/5
  5. Eliazar b 1 Feb 1691/2; d 25 Oct 1692

I have not yet looked to see if there is a profile page for William Cornell Jr. (son of the immigrant). I'll leave that to you, since this is really not my line and I should stay focused on Thomas Cornell of Rhode Island (who is).

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Maybe they were dyslexic, but just didn’t know about it in the 17th century :-)

Good to see other wikitree members have been able to sort this.


by Peterson Cobbett G2G6 Mach 2 (20.6k points)

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