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Stephen (Vynall) Vinal (bef. 1630 - 1712)

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Stephen Vinal formerly Vynall aka Vynall, Vinel, Vinall
Born before in Benenden, Kent, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 26 Feb 1661 in Scituate, Plymouthmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 25 May 2019 | Created 5 Aug 2017
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This profile is part of the Vinal Name Study.

Steven Vynall, son of Steven Vynall, was baptized 28 November 1630 in the Parish Church of Benenden, Kent, England[1][2]

Ann Vinal, a widow, appears in the records of Scituate, Plymouth Colony (later Massachusetts), in 1636, with three children. Stephen was the middle child of the three. He reported his own birthdate as "about the middle of December 1630" and said that the family had immigrated to New England in 1636 and settled in Scituate that same year.[3]

The names of Stephen and John Vinall appear on the list of men who took the "oath of fidelity" in Scituate, Plymouth Colony (now Massachusetts), between 1633 and 1668[4] and on the 1673 list of "allowed and approved inhabitants" to whom portions of the common lands of Scituate were assigned.[5]

Steven Vinall married Mary Baker in Scituate, Plymouth Colony (now Massachusetts) on 26 February 1661/1662.[6][7][8] Or, Shurtleff gives the date of marriage as 29 February 1661.[9]

Mary was the daughter of Nicholas Baker of Hingham.[10][3][11]

The children of Stephen and Mary (Baker) Vinal as:[3]

  1. Mary was born in Scituate on 29 November 1662. [9]
  2. Stephen, born 1664, died 1668[12]
  3. John, born 1667
  4. Stephen born 1670 died 1670[12]
  5. Adam, born 1670, died early
  6. Hannah, born 1671 died 1709Hannah Vinall, daughter of Stephen Vinall Sr., died April 16, 1709.[13]
  7. Stephen Jr., born 1674/75
  8. Gideon, born 1678 was baptized 4 August 1679 in the Second Church of Scituate.[14]
  9. Samuel born 1681, died 1681[12]
  10. Mary, 1684

Stephen Vinall died in Scituate on July 30, 1712.[13]


  1. England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, Indexing Project (Batch) Number C03780-3, System Origin England-EASy, GS Film number 1736524, Reference ID item 2 p 124 rn 29 Family Search
  2. Kent Family History Society, Benenden baptisms 1558-1906: Steven Vynall, son of Steven. Baptism date 28 Nov 1630. FindMyPast (transcript).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Deane, p. 364
  4. Deane, p. 154
  5. Deane, pp. 155-157.
  6. VR Scituate Vol. 2, p. 17
  7. Dodd, Massachusetts Marriages.
  8. Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. p. 767
  9. 9.0 9.1 Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., editor. Records of Plymouth Colony: Births, Marriages, Deaths, Burials, and Other Records, 1633-1689. Originally published in Boston, 1857. Republished by Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976, 1979, and 1991. Accessed at (subscription) p. 29
  10. History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (The Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893) Vol II, p.18
  11. VR of Scituate Vol. 2, p. 315
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Scituate Death Records,
  13. 13.0 13.1 VR Scituate Vol 2, p. 462
  14. Record page from Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass. Accessed at


His first name appears in Scituate vital records and land records as Steven or Stephen. His last name is recorded as Vinall or Vinal. Added by Ellen Smith on 26 April 2015.

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Vinal-29 and Vynall-3 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly the same person. Vynall is the name on the baptism record.
posted by Ellen Smith
It appears to me that this profile (Vinal-29) is intended to represent the same person as Vinel-4. However, the sources I've examined indicate that Steven Vinall married Mary Baker, not Elizabeth Baker. Elizabeth Baker married John Vinall.

Additionally, I think Vinall might be the "correct" spelling for the last name.

posted by Ellen Smith

Stephen is 17 degrees from Peter Roberts, 10 degrees from Emma Smith and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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