About John Coddington
Baptized in St. Martin's Church. Probably still in England 6 June 1634 when he was given 40s. in the will of his aunt Emma Maddocks.
John and his wife Mary left London in April, 1635 aboard the Susan and Ellen (on passenger list as "John Corrington") and settled in Boston, Massachusetts. Mentioned in Boston town records from 30 March 1646 on. When his father died in Hampton, New Hampshire, John inherited his land which he sold the same year.
Here follows a fragment of an unpublished, undated ms. by John Insley Coddington, included because it gives some information on a probably related Coddington family in Reigate.
…JOHN CUDDINGTON or CODDINGTON (Stockdale1), of Dorking, co. Surrey, and Boston, was baptized at Dorking, 26 May 1605, and died at Boston, 18 Aug. 1655. He was mentioned in the will of his brother-in-law Raphe Dalton, of Dorking, in 1631, and witnessed that will. The date of his emigration to New England is not known. On 15 Jan. 1648/9, "Wm. Mullins and John Cuddington did upon oath testifie that Hugh Burt of Linne was sonne of John Burt some times of Dorking in Surrey deceased and elder brother of Thomas Burt late of Dorking aforesaid deceased. Taken upon oath before John Winthrop, Governor." (Aspinwall Notarial Records, p. 190). John Coddington was administrator of his father's estate 9 April 1650. [He was probably [marginalia, No!] the "Brother Coddington" mentioned by John Beauchamp of Reigate, co. Surrey, in his letter to William Paddy, dated 20 July 1649 (Edmund Freeman Genealogy, by Frederick Freeman, p. 23). If so, then he was the John Coddington who married at Reigate, co. Surrey, 22 Sept. 1642, ELIZABETH FREEMAN, sister of Alice (Freeman), wife of John Beauchamp. Elizabeth Freeman was baptized at Pulborough, co. Surrey, 22 Sept. 1609, daughter of Edmund Freeman, senior, of Pulborough, yeoman and Alice (Coles) his wife, and sister also of Edmund Freeman, who came to New England on the "Abigail" in 1635 and settled at Sandwich. Elizabeth, wife of John Cuddington received a bequest of 30 shillings in the will of her brother in law John Beauchamp (P.C.C., 109 Aylett), if she were living at the time of the testator's death. This will was dated 6 June 1653. and this fact casts some doubt upon the identification of John Cuddington of Dorking and Boston with John Cuddington, husband of Elizabeth Freeman, for John of Boston certainly had a wife Emm in 1651. It is possible that Elizabeth (Freeman) Coddington died about 1650, in New England, and that her brother-in-law John Beauchamp did not know of this when he made his will in 1653. The language of the will tends to support this hypothesis. At all events, John Cuddington or Coddington married, perhaps (secondly) and probably in New England, about 1650/1, EMM, or EMMA, who survived him. An inventory of the estate of John Coddington, deceased, was made at Boston, 27 Aug. 1655, by Richard Peacocke and Edmund Jacklin, and on 13 Sept. 1655, administration of the estate was granted to Emm Coddington, widow of the desceased. Emm did not long remain a widow, for she was married at Boston, 7 may 1656 to John Jepson, by whom she had issue: John b. at Boston 1 March 1656/7; d. there 19 July 1657; Richard, b. at Boston 14 June 1660; and John, b. at Boston 8 may 1661. The date of Emm's death is unknown.
• He was baptized on 26 May 1605 in Dorking, Surrey, England.
• Fact: named as a godson of Richard Tudham, butcher, 11 Jan 1606, Dorking, Surrey, England.
• Living: 18 Jun 1631, England. 14 Witnessed will of his brother in law Raphe Dalton
• Living: 6 Jun 1634, Dorking, Surrey, England. 14 Given 40s in will of aunt Emme Maddocks
• He immigrated in May 1635 to Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. 14,276 on the ship "Susan and Ellin", passenger list included "Jo. Corrington ae. 33 & Mary Corrington, ae. 33."
• He owned land in 1645 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. 277 Situated on the east side of Washington St., next beyond the corner of Essex St. going north from ____Cole. The corner of Wasington and Essex St. (NE) belonged to Griffith Bowen and here a Liberty Tree later stood.. To the north of John Cuddington was the land of John Odlin.
• Fact: Town record, 30 Mar 1646, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. 278 "It is ordered that Mr. Cuddington shall set up his garden fences by the 14, 2 mo. 1646 that lys betwene John Odlin and himself and others upon penalty of 5 shillings p. rod for evry rod defect."
• Was a legatee
• Testimony: 15 Jan 1649, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. 3,280 "William Mullins & John Coddington did upon oathe testifie that Hugh Burt of Linne was sonne of John Burt some times of Dorking In Surrey, deceased & Elder Brother of Tho. Burt. late of Dorking afored deceased, Taken uppon oath before John Winthrop Governor" [Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts].
• Deed: 8 Jul 1650, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. 281 "John Cuddington of Boston for valuable consideration rec'd, granted unto William Holloway of Boston, Tailor his dwelling house in Boston wth the garden & orchard adjoining bounded wth the land of Walter Sinnet on the South. Thomas Buttolph on the East & ____ Peck on the North & the high streete on the west. & this was by an absolute deed of sale dated 28 (4) 1650.
John Cuddington & seale
Acknowledged before Mr Hibbins 28 (4) 1650.
• Fact: He sold land to Edmond Johnson., 12 May 1651, Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. 281 "John Coddington to Edmond Johnson, 1650
Know all men by these p'sents I John Cuddington of Boston in ye County of Middlesex [!!] New England in consideracon of a certaine debt for attending my late deceased father have sold unto Edmond Jonson of Hampton in ye County Norfolk Carpenter six acres of fresh meadow lying and being between ye meadaow of will: Marston sen. on ye west & Willi: Coles on ye East be it more or less as it is layd out: wth five acres off salt marsh wch is granted to Henry Green by e town of Hampton wch is to be layd out in e little oxe comon wch six acres of fresh meadow & five acres of salt marsh are sold to Edmond Johnson aforesd for ten pounds wth three Milch cowes valued at fourteen pounds in consideracon of wch debt I e sd John have sold ye aforesd Lands & three milch cowes & do by these p'sents sell confirm and make good to Edmon [sic] Johnson aforesd his heires Executors & assignes To have & to hold e aforesd lands & cowes as his own proper goods: In witnesse whereof I e sd John Cuddington have sett my hand & seale this 15th day of this second mo: 1650: 1650. Singed sealed and delivered in e p'sence of us whose hands are underwritten.
John Cuddington & his seale
Joseph >Merry his marke
Entered e 23d Jvne 1670
• Fact: "Mr. John Coddington was a debtor of John Milles of Boston", 22 Oct 1651, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. 282
• Inventory: taken by Richard Peacocke and Edmund Jacklin, £53 3s., 13 Sep 1655, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. 14,283 An inventory of the good and chattells of John Coddington deceased 27 August 1655 [sic] prized by us whose names are underwritten.
£ s d
Imprimis 20 lbs of Cotton wooll prized at 1 - -
Item, severall pieces of pewter 1 10 -
2 brasse potts, 2 skilletts, 2 posnetts
1 kettle, 1 iron mortar, 1 frying pan
1 spit, one warming pan, + other trifles
in the buttery and brasse mortar 5 10 -
2 old swords & 1 pike 1 - -
1 age, 1 saw, 1 pair of pinsheares, 1 hammer - 6 -
glazier's tools 1 - -
fire pan, cobiron tongs + trammel - 10 -
2 bills due for debt 9 17 -
1 piece of canvas 7 3 -
3 chests, 2 boxes, 1 trunck + 3 chairs 2 - -
1 piece of cotton + linen cloth 1 10 -
things in the sea chest es wee are
informed - 5 -
2 Tables, 1 forme, + 1 joyne stoole 1 - -
bookes + several things 3 10 -
a frame of window and glasse - 7 -
2 barbers razors, 2 basons, 1 towel - 7 -
1 comb, 1 glasse for powder + a case for them - 5 7
5 gally potts
6 lbs of lead (1s bd.), of pewter (5 s.) - 6 6
6 ells of Lockrum (12 s.), 6 yards of housewife's
cloth 1 2 -
Item 1 pr. of gloves, 1 pr. of shooes - 8 -
Item 1 prspective glasse - 2 -
Item 1 old pr. & 1 new pr. of hoase - 7 -
Item 1 stuffe suit 1 10 -
Item 1 yard of stuffe - 5 -
Item 3 silver spoones with some broken silver
+ 1 gold ring 2 - -
Item Cash 9 12 -
Item 1 pr. of bootes + spurres + looking glass - 10 -
The sea chest is prized among the three
chests, but what is in it wee know note, + it
havening beene at sea, wee know not whether
the things therein are any thing worth or
not but that she hath prmissed, when
she understands she will bring in the value
of them to ye Recorder.
Witness our handes
At a meeting of the Magistrates 13 Sept. 1655, Power
of Administration to the Estate of John Coddington
deceased is granted to Emm his late wife.
Emm Coddington the same day deposed before ye
Magister that this was the true inventory of
the estate of her late Husband, John Coddington,
to the best of her knowledge + that when she
knows more, she will discover it.
• Administration: granted to Emm Coddington, 13 Sep 1655, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. 283
John married Mary. (Mary was born about 1613 and died before 1646.)
John next married Emm about 1650-1651 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.271 (Emm was born on 9 Feb 1633 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts,284 died before 26 Sep 1702 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts 14 and was buried on 26 Sep 1702 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts 14.)
John Coddington's Timeline
May 26, 1605
Dorking, Surrey, , England
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
October 4, 1651
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
February 9, 1653
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
August 18, 1655
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States