Wenlock, Essex County, Vermont Genealogy

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Wenlock is an extinct former town of Essex County, Vermont Genealogy. A patent for the town of Wenlock was granted by the British Crown in 1761 by implication in Albany County, New York Genealogy.

County jurisdictions. The Wenlock land alternated from Albany into Cumberland County, New York Genealogy in 1766; back to Albany 1767; back to Cumberland in 1768. In 1770 Wenlock became part of Gloucester County, New York Genealogy when Gloucester was formed. In 1777 Gloucester County was ceded from New York to Vermont. At that time Gloucester was combined with another county to become Cumberland County, Vermont Genealogy until 1781. In 1781 Vermont created Orange County from part of her Cumberland County. Orange County was divided to form Essex County, Vermont Genealogy in 1792.[1]

Expansion and extinction. In 1801 Wenlock annexed the east part of Caldersburg. Wenlock was annexed to Brighton and Ferdinand in 1853.[2] [3]

Records. In 1971 the original Wenlock proprietors' records for 1761-1802 were in possession of the Supervisor of Unorganized Towns & Gores, Maidstone, Essex County, Vermont. Also, a microfilm copy of these Wenlock proprietors' records is available from the Family History Library on films 2224695 Item 4 and 027868

In addition, try the records of Brighton, Essex County, Vermont Genealogy for records of former Wenlock residents. Brighton town records are presrved at Brighton Town Hall in Island Pond, Vermont. Also, microfilm copies of Brighton town records are available from the Family History Library on film 889271 Item 5, and for later years on 6 films starting with 2224695 Items 5-6.

Adjacent towns: Avery's Gore | Bloomfield | Brighton | Brunswick | East Haven | Ferdinand | Granby | Lewis | Maidstone | Warren Gore | Caledonia County:  Newark | Orleans County:  Charleston | Morgan | Westmore

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Esther Munroe Swift, Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History (Brattleboro, Vt.: Stephen Greene Press, 1997), 18, 195, and 295. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.3 E2s.
  2. Land Grants That Became the Towns of Vermont - W at All Ancestors (Internet site)(accessed 2 April 2013).
  3. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.