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John Vinal
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Birth: 1636
Kent, England
Death: Aug. 21, 1698
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

John Vinal MAY have been born about 1636 in Biddenton, Kent, England, but his brother Stephen made an acccount of their arrival in Scituate. "Martha was the oldest, Stephen was born in the middle of December of 1630, and John was two or three years younger". This information came directly from Ann to Stephen.
John is the son of Stephen and the "Widow Ann Vinal". His father, either passing just before or on voyage over, left Ann and her 3 children coming to the New World alone in 1636. She was one of the few women who were land holders soon after arrival, so the family may have been with some financial means. She was the only woman to be considered a founder of Scituate, Plymouth Colony. Her first home was built in 1637, which Stephen later resided at upon Ann's passing in 1664,
The family name can be found spelled "Vinall" in records, and it varies even within this branch of the family.
On February 2, 1664, John married Elizabeth Baker, of Hingham, MA. Their children:

John Vinal, Esquire 1665 - 1728, married Mary Woodworth, POSSIBLY April 5, 1704

Elizabeth Vinal/ll 1667 - ____, married Joseph White, Sr., POSSIBLY 1699

Hannah Vinal Sept 30, 1669 - ____

Jacob Vinal Sept 2, 1670 - _____, Married Mary Cudworth

Grace Vinal 1672 - 1758, married Ebenezer Mott, Feb 19, 1700 in Scituate, MA.

He lived on the corner of Kent Street and Meeting House Lane. He was freeman in 1658; worked as constable and hi-way surveyor.

Family links: 
  Stephen Vinal (1610 - 1639)
  Anna Vinal (1612 - 1664)
  Elizabeth Baker Vinal (1644 - ____)*
  Jacob Vinall (1670 - ____)*
  Grace Vinal Mott (1672 - ____)*
  Martha Vinal Chittenden (1627 - 1678)*
  Stephen Vinall (1630 - 1712)*
  John Vinal (1636 - 1698)
*Calculated relationship
Here Lyes/ Ye Body of/ Mr. John Vi-/ nal who dyd/ Argust 21 Day/ In 1698 Aged/ 62 years

Note: The "2" in 21 looks the same as the second number of the age. It is slightly than the "9" in 1698 which looks rather like a two but the tail is shorter.
Note: If birth year and date of passing that is posted, he would be 62 years of age at time of passing... not 69 as transcribed initially.
Men of Kent Cemetery
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: L Evans
Originally Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Apr 18, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8650712
John Vinal
Added by: Nareen, et al
John Vinal
Added by: L Evans
John Vinal
Added by: L Evans
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Great Grandfather - you are appreciated & remembered through all the generations. Thank you for paving the way for us in America.
- L Evans
 Added: Dec. 22, 2014

- ghost girl
 Added: Dec. 27, 2009

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