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William Vinal
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1762
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1821
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

William Vinal, was born in Boston, in 1762, and was among those who settled here previous to 1786. He owned a large tract of land here which he purchased from a Mr. Philbrooks, and he also owned land on the North Island where he lived several years. His first wife was Peggy Wooster, by whom he had three children, John, William, and David. (The latter enlisted in the United States service in the war of 1812, and died in the hospital at Burlington, Canada, in 1814.) His wife died in 1791, and seven years later he married Penelope Dyer, and they had two children, Peggy and Charlotte. He was a man of decided ability and was a justice of the peace as early as 1785. It was under his warrant that the first town meeting was held. He was also a member of the board of selectmen a number of years, and in 1801 was elected to the General Court, the first representative from this town. In later life he was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Hancock County. He died at his father's house in Boston, January 21st, 1821. His real estate here was divided between his two sons, John, born 1788, and William, Jr., born 1789.

From: A Brief Historical Sketch of the town of Vinalhaven, first published by The Free Press Office of Rockland, Maine in 1889. By the Centennial Committee: O. P. Lyons, L. W. Smith, T. G. Libby, George Roberts, and D. H. Glidden, with an addition by Albra J. (Vinal) Smith in 1900.
http://www.archive.org/stream/briefhistoricals00vinl#page/20/mode/2up

this little book has over 25 references of William Vinal, and there is too much info. to put here.

Aged 59 years at time of passing.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Vinal (1736 - 1823)
  Ruth Osborne Vinal (1744 - 1814)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Wooster Vinall (1767 - 1791)*
  Penelope Dyer Vinal (1775 - 1804)*
 
 Children:
  William Vinal (1789 - 1859)*
  Charlotte Vinal Brown (1800 - 1887)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Vinal (1761 - 1823)**
  William Vinal (1762 - 1821)
  Jane Osborne Vinal (1769 - 1835)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
59yrs, of Vinal Haven, ME.
 
Note: Plot # 32
 
Burial:
Granary Burying Ground
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: L Evans
Originally Created by: The Guardian
Record added: Sep 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21756827
William Vinal
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 Added: Sep. 25, 2007
 
 
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