1578 - Aft 1631 (> 53 years)
||Alexander WIGNAIL [1, 2] |
||England [2, 3, 4]
||England [1, 2, 5]
||came to Watertown in 1628 
||came to America 
||Alexander Wignall [2, 3] |
||Aft May 1631
||Massachusetts, USA 
- [Hulett FTW from MC Scott.FTW]
[Br»derbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #4279, Date of Import: Jul 26, 2000]
Alexander Wignall on October 19, 1630 asked for and on May 18, 1631took the oath of freeman of Massachusetts. In both lists his name has the prefix of (Mr.) to show respect. He was either a scholar or a man of property. His name is next above Captain William Jennison, so perhaps they were associated.
It is believed he came over in the fleet with Winthrop and then returned home.
His daughter was: Elizabeth Wignall, who married Richard Ingraham on April 4, 1628.
A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, by Savage
Some Ancestor Lines, by Ramon Myers Tingley
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 3, p.91
Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers
Ore, Arethusa, tuo Siculis confunditur undis.
Wignall, Alexander, is the name of one who ask. 19 Oct. 1630, to be adm. as freem. of Mass. and took the o. on 18 May foll. in both the lists hav. prefix of respect to show that he was either a scholar, or a man of property; yet so brief was his ojourn in our country, that we find not the place, where he sat down. Slight conject. may be rais. from the circumstance of his standing in ea. roll next above capt. William Jennison, that he was assoc. with that gent. but at Watertown he does not appear, nd the safest opin. is, that he came in the fleet with Winthrop, and that he went home soon.
Massachusetts Census, 1790-1890:MA Early Census Index Four entries for Alexander Wignall, two reflect the individual who became a freeman 19 Oct 1630 (MAS1a3478048, MAS1a3478050) in 1630, the other two (MAS1a3478047, MAS1a3478049) became a freeman 18 May 1631
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Massachusetts Bay Colony
Freemen to take the Oath: 1630
Submitted by Janice Farnsworth *
Applied for Freeman Status, October 19th, 1630
What follows is the entire record of the Court of the session of October 19, 1630. The men that applied for freemen status were mostly arrived in 1630 with the Winthrop fleet and the Mary & John.
However, the earlier arrivals are also represented here, and this list contains many of the surviving settlers from the the Abigail and the Higginson fleet, as well as a few who came before 1628. (includes Mr. Alexander Wignall)
-------Massachusetts Bay Colony Oath of Freeman 1631-2
Names of such as took the Oath of Freemen - 18 May, 1631.--also includes Mr. Alexander Wignall
Mr. Alexander Wignall --- --- applied 19 Oct 1630 --- --- Freeman - 18 May, 1631
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Date of Import: 25 Jul 2000
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Date of Import: Oct 13, 2000
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