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Bridget Davis (Kingman)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Roxbury, Norfolk, MA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Kingman, I and Joanna Kingman
Wife of Tobias Davis
Mother of John Davis; Tobias Davis; Isaac Davis; Samuel Davis; Samuel Davis and 1 other
Sister of Edward Kingman; Joanna Holbrook; Anne Barnard; Thomas Kingman; John Kingman, Sr. and 1 other

Managed by: Kristal Amber Fawcett
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About Bridget Davis

The will of Henry Kingman, dated 24 May 1667, mentions "my daughter Holbrook ... my daughter Davis ... the children of my daughter Barnard". Various identification of these daughters have been conjectured. At one point a daughter Alice was proposed because of an "Alice Kinham" in the same passenger list, but that has been discarded by modern research, because it was not written with the family and because her age doesn't really fit into the family. This leaves Joanna, Anne and Bridget to match with husbands Holbrook, Davis and Barnard. Thomas Holbrook had a wife named Joanna according to birth records, so that seems to leave only the other two. Eastwood[1] and Anderson[2] arrive at different conclusions, but both answers are guesswork.

Anderson rightly points out that all mentions of Tobias Davis' wife call her Bridget. Not only the marriage record, but church records, and a deed selling part of his estate after he died. Therefore, Bridget married Tobias Davis and Anne married Mr. Barnard. To avoid having a 13 or 14 year old bride, Anderson speculates that Bridget was left off the passenger list by clerical error, there being a gap between Thomas age 7 and John age 2, which would suggest a birth about 1630, making her 19 when she married.

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Bridget Davis's Timeline

1629
1629
England
1649
December 13, 1649
Age 20
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA
1651
1651
Age 22
1651
Age 22
1655
1655
Age 26
1659
1659
Age 30
1661
1661
Age 32
1671
September 5, 1671
Age 42
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1694
October 22, 1694
Age 65
Roxbury, Norfolk, MA
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