Wenlock, Vermont

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Essex County, Vermont|Essex]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Wenlock'''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Essex County, Vermont|Essex]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Wenlock'''  
  
'''Wenlock''' is an extinct former town of [[Essex County, Vermont]]. Wenlock was founded in 1761. In 1801 Wenlock annexed the east part of Caldersburg. Wenlock was annexed to Brighton and Ferdinand in 1853.<ref>[http://all-ancestors.com/vermonttowns/vermontw.htm Land Grants That Became the Towns of Vermont - W] at ''All Ancestors'' (Internet site)(accessed 2 April 2013).</ref> <ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>  
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'''Wenlock''' is an extinct former town of [[Essex County, Vermont]]. A patent for the town of Wenlock was granted by the British Crown in 1761 by implication in [[Albany County, New York]].
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'''County jurisdictions.''' The Wenlock land alternated from Albany into [[Cumberland County, New York|Cumberland County]] in 1766; back to Albany 1767; back to Cumberland in 1768. In 1770 Wenlock became part of [[Gloucester County, New York]]. 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]] until 1781. In 1781 Vermont created [[Orange County, Vermont|Orange County]] from part of her Cumberland County. Orange County was divided to form [[Essex County, Vermont]] in 1792.
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'''Expansion and extinction.''' In 1801 Wenlock annexed the east part of Caldersburg. Wenlock was annexed to Brighton and Ferdinand in 1853.<ref>[http://all-ancestors.com/vermonttowns/vermontw.htm Land Grants That Became the Towns of Vermont - W] at ''All Ancestors'' (Internet site)(accessed 2 April 2013).</ref> <ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>  
  
 
'''Records.''' In 1971 the original Wenlock proprietors' records for 1761-1802 were in possession of the Supervisor of Unorganized Towns &amp; Gores, Maidstone, Essex County, Vermont. Also, a microfilm copy of these '''Wenlock''' proprietors' records is available from the Family History Library on {{FHL|283169|title-id|disp=films 2224695 Item 4 and 027868}}  
 
'''Records.''' In 1971 the original Wenlock proprietors' records for 1761-1802 were in possession of the Supervisor of Unorganized Towns &amp; Gores, Maidstone, Essex County, Vermont. Also, a microfilm copy of these '''Wenlock''' proprietors' records is available from the Family History Library on {{FHL|283169|title-id|disp=films 2224695 Item 4 and 027868}}  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Essex Gotoarrow.png Wenlock

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

County jurisdictions. The Wenlock land alternated from Albany into Cumberland County in 1766; back to Albany 1767; back to Cumberland in 1768. In 1770 Wenlock became part of Gloucester County, New York. 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 until 1781. In 1781 Vermont created Orange County from part of her Cumberland County. Orange County was divided to form Essex County, Vermont in 1792.

Expansion and extinction. In 1801 Wenlock annexed the east part of Caldersburg. Wenlock was annexed to Brighton and Ferdinand in 1853.[1] [2]

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, Vermont 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

  1. Land Grants That Became the Towns of Vermont - W at All Ancestors (Internet site)(accessed 2 April 2013).
  2. 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.
Extinct Towns in Vermont