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Thomas D Wallen
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Birth: 1627
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1674
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

The third of at least five children born to Ralph and Joyce Wallen of Plymouth Colony MA, Thomas married:

1) Mary Abbott on 22 Jan 1651 in Providence Co RI; she died c1669 in Providence Co RI, possibly during childbirth.
2) Margaret (White) Colwell on 19 Jun 1669 in Providence Co RI.

Children with Mary:
1) Gershom Wallen (1655-1727), m: Miss Mary Ann (nee unkn).
2) Mary Wallen (b. c1660)
2) Abigail Wallen (1664-1677)
3) James Wallen (1668-1753), m1: Mercy Taylor, m2: Elizabeth Knox.
4) Thomas Wallen Jr (c1669-1724), m: Sarah Elwell.
Note: Still researching for more children to account for the gap between the first and second child.

Children with Margaret:
1) William B Wallen (1670-1694)
2) John C Wallen (c1671-1694)
3) Cornelius Wallen (1672-1761) Post by C.A.W. Walling, a descendant:
"The Walling family, originally from Lancashire, England, came first to Rhode Island and there are still Wallings in Rhode Island. The first Walling in our American line was THOMAS WALLING, who married MARY ABBOT of Providence. Their granddaughter, Elizabeth Walling, married Roger Williams II, grandson of Roger Williams, the Founder of the Colony of Rhode Island.

"24 May 1673, a list of Providence land grants:
A grant was made "unto Daniel Abbott [Jr] and Thomas Wallin two lots together". This was a grant made in the right of the elder, deceased Daniel Abbott [Sr], the grantees here being his son and son-in-law, and only known heirs. On Nov 21 & 26, 1685 two grants of land were made to Daniel Abbott "in the right of his deceased father Daniel Abbott", and so on.

"22 Jan 1650/51, a letter to the Town of Providence, concerned with several matters involving orphans and unsettled estates, Roger Williams asked that special care be taken of "one of the orphans of our dead friend Daniel Abbott [Sr], [who] is likely (as she herself told me) to be disposed of in marriage". This is about Mary Abbott, just before her marriage to Thomas Walling."

Have not placed all names from the following court record below. The Thomas Wallen mentioned, may or may not be, this same ancestor. Researching is ongoing.

Plymouth Colony Court Proceedings, 1650:
"The fourth of Aprell, 1650. Tho Wallen, Richard Carle, Gorg Way, Katheren Warner, and Mary Mills were apprehended at Barnstable, in the jurisdiction of New Plym; and on the eight day of Aprell, aforsaid, they being examined before William Bradford, gent, Gouer, William Collyar and William Thomas, gent, Assistants, confessed yt they, the said Tho Wallen, Richard Carle and Gorge Way did healpe away Katheren Warner & Mary Mills, who were run away from theire husbands; and for yt purpose yt Richard Carle aforsaid did steale his fathers boat, which they came away in; it was therefore ordered by the Gouer & Assistants above mensioned, that the aforsaid Gorg Way, Katheren Warner, & Mary Mills should be sent from constable to constable to the place from whence they came wh is a place called Winter Harbor, near Richmans Iland to the eastward: and yt Tho Wallen & Richard Carle aforsaid bee comitted to ward; all which accordingly was forthwith pforned."

Please Note:
At different times in history, the name of Wallen is recorded with variations such as Wallin and Walling. The passenger list of the ship "Anne", dated Jul 1623, lists Ralph's (1590-1633) surname as "Wallen". To avoid confusion, my ancestors who descended from Ralph will be named as same.

Thomas & his first wife Mary Abbott are my 8th paternal Gr-Grandparents.
Family links: 
  Ralph Wallen (1595 - 1644)
  Joyce Wallen Lombard
  Mary Abbott Wallen (1634 - 1669)*
  Margaret White Abbott (1635 - 1717)*
  Thomas Walling (1654 - 1724)*
  Gershom Walling (1655 - 1727)*
  James Walling (1668 - 1753)*
  Ann Walden Smalley (1623 - 1693)*
  Thomas D Wallen (1627 - 1674)
  Mary Wallen Ewer Jenkins (1637 - 1693)*
*Calculated relationship
North Burial Ground
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Sep 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58163861
Thomas D Wallen
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- Bonnie's Daughter
 Added: Jan. 8, 2016
Although we never met, I have come here today to visit a while and leave some flowers. Rest in peace 7th great grandfather. We will meet one day soon.
- Charleene
 Added: Nov. 27, 2015
My 9th great grandfather. Rest in peace.
- Julia Soliday
 Added: Nov. 25, 2015
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