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Martha (Vynall) Chittenden (bef. 1628 - 1676)

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Martha Chittenden formerly Vynall aka Vinal, Vinall, Vinel, Vyneall, Chettenden, Chittingden
Born before in Benenden, Kent, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 12 Apr 1646 in Scituate, MAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Scituate, Plymouth Colony (now Massachusetts)map
Profile last modified 9 May 2019 | Created 6 Aug 2017
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Martha (Vynall) Chittenden migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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This profile is part of the Vinal Name Study.

Ann(a) Vinal, a widow, appears in the records of Scituate, Plymouth Colony (later Massachusetts), in 1636, with three children, Martha, Stephen, and John. Martha was the oldest of the three. Her brother Stephen, who said he was born in December 1630, reported that the family immigrated to New England in 1636 and settled in Scituate that same year.[1]


Martha Vinal[2][3][4]


"Early Scituate Families", on the Scituate Historical Society website, states that Martha Vinal was born in Biddenden, Kent, England, where she was baptized on 10 August 1627. [5] Parish records from Kent record that Martha Vynall, daugher of Stephen Vynall, was baptized 10 Aug 1628 in the Parish Church of Benenden, Kent, England. [6]


The Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, list the marriage of Martha Vinall to Isack Chittenden in April 1646.[7][8][9]


Her husband died before 26 October 1676, when Martha Chittenden "gave truth to" the inventory of his estate. Martha Chettenden and her son Israell Chettenden were granted letters of administration for the estate of Isacke Chettenden on 1 November 1676.[10] She died some time after that date.


  1. Deane, p. 364
  2. Source: #S005142 Data: Date of Import: 20 Nov 2004. Jul 5, 2011 by Alyson X.
  3. Source: #S005147 Data: Text: Date of Import: 19 Feb 2005. Jul 5, 2011 by Alyson X.
  4. Savage (p. 401) gives her first name as Mary.
  5. Early Scituate Families
  6. Family Search England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, Indexing Project (Batch) Number C03780-3, System Origin England-ODM, GS Film number 1736524
  7. Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Vol. 2, p. 315
  8. Scituate Births, Marriages and Deaths
  9. Torrey, New England Marriages to 1700, Volume 1, page 312: CHITTENDEN, Isaac & Martha VINALL; Apr 1646; Scituate {MD 2:33, 17:201, 34:162; Collamore 21; Sv. 1:381; Reg. 19:219}
  10. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Vol. II, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001. page 72.
  • Source S65., Public Member Trees. Provo, UT, USA; 2006.
  • Deane, Samuel. Scituate, Massachusetts, from its First Settlement to 1831. Boston: James Loring, 1831.
  • Early Scituate Families, Scituate Historical Society website. Text: Stephen Vinal, possibly from Kent, England, appears to have been in Scituate around 1636/7 when, according to the Lothropp notes, “Goodman” Vinal acquired the house built by Henry Cobb. Stephen was proposed as a freeman, 1638/39 and possibly died around that time as no one by this name is shown on the 1643 ATBA list of men from Scituate between the ages of sixteen and sixty. Anna (nee Vridge?) Vinal was possibly his wife. Records of St. George’s Church. Benenden, Kent, include the baptisms of Martha, daughter of Stephen Vyneall, 10 Aug 1627, and Steven, son of Steven Vynall 28 Nov 1630. and John Vinall, son of Stephen baptized in the neighbouring parish of Biddenden 30 Mar 1634.
  • Scituate, MA, Births, Marriages, and Deaths. From Mayflower Descendant Vol 2 [1900], p 32 - 36 and Town Records, Vol IV, Pt 2, p 1. Transcribed by Jane Devlin. Quotation: "Isack CHITTENDEN was Marryed to Martha VINALL, Apr 1646"
  • Savage, James. A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1860.
  • Torrey, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.
  • Edmund West, comp. Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Publication: Name: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: OperationsInc, 2000.;; Repository: #R1

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Vinel-2 and Vinal-31 appear to represent the same person because: Same person -- see details in biographies. LNAB needs to be corrected to Vynall.
posted by Ellen Smith
Michael Chatterton, was not the son of Thomas Chittenden & Rebecca.

He was not the wife of Martha Vinal He was not the father of William Chatterton

He did not die in 1676

See his profile He needs to be disconnected from all these profiles.


posted by Anne B
Other online sources (of indeterminate reliability) name Jane Woodward as the wife of Michael Chatterton. See and The Ancestry of Henry James Lawless, Jr. Book Two: Maternal Ancestry (at Google Books) . Also see
posted by Ellen Smith
Who ever the wife of Michael Chatterton was, she wasn't Martha, daughter of Ann(a) Vinal of Scituate, Massachusetts. That Martha apparently was born in the latter part of the 1620s and is rather well documented to have married Isaac Chittenden in Scituate.
posted by Ellen Smith
Vinal-35 and Vinal-31 appear to represent the same person because: same person
posted by M (McQueen) M
Vinall-4 and Vinal-31 appear to represent the same person because: same person, spouse
posted by M (McQueen) M
Vinal-38 and Vinal-35 appear to represent the same person because: Same person because of who they are married to and so on.
posted by Jessica Kissner
Vinal-38 and Vinal-31 appear to represent the same person because: pretty much same person
posted by Jessica Kissner

Martha is 16 degrees from Peter Roberts, 11 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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