Decendents of James Lawson 1775-1857:Information about Ralph Walling
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Ralph Walling (b. 1598, d. February 24, 1643)Ralph Walling (son of Ralph Walling and Margaret Lawson) was born 1598 in Halton, Lancaster, England, and died February 24, 1643 in Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Massachusetts.He married Joyce Enland Nail on Abt. 1621 in England.
Notes for Ralph Walling:
Ralph and Joyce Wallen arrived at Plymouth colony aboard the ship "Anne" in 1623. They were on the third ship of Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth. The "Mayflower" in 1620 and the "Fortune" in 1621 preceded them. The arrival of the "Anne" and her sister ship, the "Little James" brought the total number of colonists to about 200.
Ann, the first child of Ralph and Joyce Wallen, was born shortly after their arrival. Ann married John Smalley, a tailor. The Smalleys moved to Eastham then to Little Compton, RI, then later to Piscataway, NJ.
Thomas and Richard, sons of Ralph and Joyce Wallen, moved to Providence, RI.
In 1627, a division of land and assets in Plymouth was made. Ralph and Joyce Wallen were assigned to the thirteen member Francis Eaton company. Their group was given 'an heyfer of the last yeare called the white belyed heyfer and two shee goats'. The documents were signed by Governor William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Nathaniel Morton, Nathaniel Clarke and Samuel Sprague.
In 1633 the freemen of the colony were listed and Ralph Wallen was on the list. He was on the Plymouth colony tax list for 1632/33.
In 1633/34 the name 'widow Wallen replaced her husband's on the tax list. Joyce Wallen continued to live in Plymouth colony until she sold her land on 7 Sep 1643.
The will of Nicholas Snow who had come to Plymouth on the "Anne" with the Wallens gives the names of his neighbors: Ralph Wallen, Thomas Clarke, Manessah Kempton, Edward Bangs and the Hopkins family.
The will of Dr. Samuel Fuller on 30 Jul 1633 directs that 'my daughter Mercy be and remaine to Goodwife Wallen'. "Goodwife" was a term used for a single female head of a household.
Much of Wallen family information from "Elisha Wallen, the Longhunter" by Carolyn Wallin, wherein she cites many sources.
-taken from Worldconnect project posting by John Wallen
More About Ralph Walling and Joyce Enland Nail:
Marriage: Abt. 1621, England.
Children of Ralph Walling and Joyce Enland Nail are:
- Jane Walling.
- Anne Walling, b. Abt. 1623.
- Mary Walling, b. Abt. 1628.
- +Thomas Walling, b. Abt. 1630, Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Massachusetts, d. 1676.
- Richard Walling.