Susanna Jones (Hollingsworth) (c.1605 - c.1664) MP

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Nicknames: "Susanna (Hollingworth) Holdbridge Jones"
Birthplace: of, London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Fairfield, (Present Fairfield County), (Present Connecticut)
Managed by: James John Tournas
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About Susanna Jones (Hollingsworth)

The circumstances of how, when or where Susannah Holbridge met and ultimately married the Rev. John Jones of Fairfield cannot be found out. Jones had been pastor at Fairfield since 1644. His first wife, Sarah, had died after giving birth to seven children. It appears that Jones' relationship to his new step-daughter Mercy was not good. By later record we see that Mercy was an outspoken person, not one to let others get the upper hand over her, and that would undoubtedly have caused friction between her and a Puritanical minister such as John Jones. Maybe Jones thought that the influence of a respected man such as the Rev. Gershom Bulkeley would be good for Mercy, and we find that Mercy did go to live in Bulkeley's home in New London for a time. Later Rev. Bulkeley wrote to his nephew that he found Mercy's behavior while she was with him to have been "blameless and inoffensive." (Rev. Jones and Rev. Bulkeley were related by marriage. Jones' eldest daughter Sarah married Gershom Bulkeley's brother Thomas, and their son Joseph was the recipient of the 1696 letter.)

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Susanna Jones's Timeline

1605
1605
London, Middlesex, England
1637
1637
Age 32
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
1637
Age 32
England
1654
1654
Age 49
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
1664
1664
Age 59
Fairfield, (Present Fairfield County), (Present Connecticut)
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