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Bridget Thompson

Also Known As: "Bridget Tomson", "Freeman Thompson Denison"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Preston Capes, Parish, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Cause of death: Fever & Consumption
Place of Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Thompson, of Preston Capes and Alice Freeman
Wife of Captain George Denison, of Stonington
Mother of Sarah Stanton and Hannah Saxton
Sister of Thomas Thompson; Samuel Thompson; Mary Blinman; Dorothy Parke; Nathaniel Thompson and 1 other
Half sister of John Thompson

Managed by: Steven Patrick Frank
Last Updated:

About Bridget Thompson

Most recent source for her and her parents/siblings: Randy A. West, "Alice1 Freeman, Wife of John Tompson of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, and of Robert1 Parke of Connecticut,"

  • Source: The American Genealogist 87 (Jan/Apr (publ Oct) 2015): 209-217
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From: Find a Grave @ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56957656

Bridget Thompson Denison

  • Birth:  Sep. 11, 1622, Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England
  • Death: Aug., 1643, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bridget was the daughter of John Thompson and Alice Freeman.
  • She married George Denison in Mar 1640/1 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
  • They had two children born in Roxbury;
    • 1. Sarah, born March 20, 1641/42, who married Thomas Stanton, Jr. and
    • 2. Hannah, born May 20,1643, who married (1) Nathaniel Cheesborough and (2) Joseph Saxton.
  • Bridget and George married in March 1640-41 per the Roxbury Vital Records.
    • Daughter Sarah was b. purported b. Mar. 20, 1641/2, yet bapt. Mar. 6, 1641/2 [per the Roxbury Church Rec.]
  • The report of Bridget's death is recorded in the Roxbury, Mass. church record:
    • Roxbury Vital Records: Denison, Dennison.
      • • George m. Bridget Tomson, Mar. ---, 1640 [-41].
      • • Sarah, dau. George, b. Mar. 20, 1641/42 [1641-2. C.R.1.]
      • • Hannah, dau. George, b. May 20, 1643.
      • • Denison, Bridget, w. of George [fever & consumption, C.R.1], bur. Aug. ---, 1643.
    • Roxbury Church record (baptisms):
      • 1641, Month 1, Day 6 [6 Mar 1640/1] Sarah Denison daughter of George Denison.
      • 1643, Month 3 [May], day 21. Hanah Dennison daughter of George Dennison.
      • 1643, Month 6 [Aug.], day ---. Bridget Denison, wife of George Denison & a godly young woman dyed of a feaver & consumption.  
  • Family links: 
    • Spouse:  George Denison (1620 - 1694) 
    •  Children: Hannah Denison Chesebrough Saxton (1643 - ____)*  
  • Burial: Unknown
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  • She died after only three years of wedded life, leaving her two daughters.
    • Death record VR Roxbury died fever and consumption'” [Roxbury VR 2:507.

Sources:

  • * Montville;
    • Park Society Newsletter, 1978, #3;
    • Potter-Richardson Memorial;
    • Coe;
    • The Great Migration Begins, v1, p523;
    • Magna Charta Sureties 163-11; AF.
  • From: Montville:
    • Capt. George Denison, born 1618 in England,
    • came to New England about 1631 with his father and two brothers and settled at Roxbury, Mass.
    • He married Bridget Thompson of Stonington in 1640 and had two daughters.
      • The daughters by Bridget Thompson were
        • Sarah, born 20 March 1641, who married a Stanton, and
        • Hannah, born 20 May 1643, who married a Saxton.
    • He was the first representative from Stonington in the General Assembly at Hartford.
    • He died 23 Oct. 1694, age 76, while attending the assembly at Hartford.
    • Memorial: George Denison, 1618-1694, son of William and Margaret (Chandler) Denison of Roxbury.
    • Migration: George Denison, baptized 10 Dec. 1620 at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire.
    • Married (1) Bridget Thompson March 1640 in Roxbury
    • George married (1) Bridget THOMPSON,
      • daughter of John THOMPSON and Alice FREEMAN,
      • on Mar 1640 in Roxbury, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
      • Bridget was christened 11 Sep 1622 in Preston Capes, Parish, Northamptonshire, England.
        • She died Aug 1645 in Roxbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts and was buried in Mystic, New London Co., Connecticut.

*From: Denison Genealogy, by Denison, Peck & Jacobus, page 1.

  • * dau of John and Alice (Freeman) Thompson

Sources:

  • Montville; The American Genealogist, 13/2; History of Stonington;
  • Potter-Richardson Memorial;
  • The Great Migration Begins, v1, p523;
  • Magna Charta Sureties 163-11.
    • Migration:
      • Bridget Thompson, daughter of John and Alice (Freeman) Thompson of Preston, Northamptonshire,
      • married George Denison March 1640 at Roxbury.
    • Am. Genealogist:
      • Bridgett Thompson, baptized 11 Sept. 1622, Preston Capes Parish, Northamptonshire.
      • Married George Denison March 1640 [1640/41].
    • Stonington:
      • Bridget Thompson, married George Denison in 1640.
    • Montville:
      • Bridget Thompson of Stonington, married 1640, died 1643. Page 541 reprints a 1640 letter to Bridget from her future husband.
      • Memorial: Bridget Thompson, 1622-1643;
      • married George Denison, son of William.
      • Baptized at Little Preston, Preson Capes, Northamptonshire, 11 Sept. 1622.
      • Married George Denison, Roxbury, MA, 1640.
      • After the birth of her second child she died in 1643 and was buried in Roxbury.
    • Sureties:
      • Bridget Tompson, baptized Preston Capes, 11 Sept. 1622.
      • Died August 1643.
      • Married March 1640/1 Capt. George Denison.
      • They had the following children:
        • + 2 F i Sarah DENISON was christened 20 Mar 1641/1642 and died 19 Dec 1701.
        • + 3 F ii Hannah DENISON was born 20 May 1643.
  • NEW ENGLAND, IRISH, SCOTISH, ISLE OF MAN Entries: 76911 Updated: Thu Oct 19 20:39:19 2000 Contact: Nancy Ann Norman nancn@exis.net; NEW ENGLAND, IRISH, SCOTISH, ISLE OF MAN Genealogy
    • ID: I2741
    • Name: Bridget THOMPSON
    • Sex: F
    • Christening: 11 SEP 1622 Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England
    • Death: AUG 1645 in Roxbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts
    • Burial: Mystic, New London Co.,Connecticut
    • Ancestral File #: 8KDN-6G
    • Christening: 11 SEP 1622 Preston Capes,Parish,Northamptonshire,England
  • Note: Denison Genealogy, by Denison, Peck & Jacobus, page 1.
    • dau of John and Alice (Freeman) Thompson

Sources:

  1. * Montville;
  2. * The American Genealogist, 13/2;
  3. * History of Stonington;
  4. * Potter-Richardson Memorial;
  5. * The Great Migration Begins, v1, p523;
  6. * Magna Charta
  7. * Sureties 163-11.
  • Migration: Bridget Thompson, daughter of John and Alice (Freeman) Thompson of Preston, Northamptonshire, married George Denison March 1640 at Roxbury .
  • Am. Genealogist:
    • Bridgett Thompson, baptized 11 Sept. 1622, Preston Capes Parish, Northamptonshire.
    • Married George Denison March 1640 [1640/41].
  • Stonington:
    • Bridget Thompson, married George Denison in 1640.
  • Montville:
    • Bridget Thompson of Stonington, married 1640, died 1643.
    • Page 541 reprints a 1640 letter to Bridget from her future husband.
    • Memorial: Bridget Thompson, 1622-1643; married George Denison, son of William.
    • Baptized at Little Preston, Preson Capes, Northamptonshire, 11 Sept. 1622.
    • Married George Denison, Roxbury, MA, 1640.
    • After the birth of her second child she died in 1643 and was buried in Roxbury.
  • Sureties:
    • Bridget Tompson, baptized Preston Capes, 11 Sept. 1622.
    • Died August 1643.
    • Married March 1640/1 Capt. George Denison.
      • Change Date: 17 AUG 2000 at 12:08:21
    • Father: John THOMPSON b: 1580 in Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England
    • Mother: Alice FREEMAN b: Abt 1595 in Cranford, Northamptonshire, England
    • Marriage 1 George DENISON b: DEC 1620 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
    • Married: MAR 1640 in Roxbury,Norfolk,MA
    • Children
      • Sarah DENISON
      • Hannah DENISON b: 20 MAY 1643 in Roxbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts

DESCENDANTS OF BISHOP DENISON

  • George married (1) Bridget THOMPSON,
    • daughter of John THOMPSON and Alice F REEMAN, on Mar 1640 in Roxbury, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
    • Bridget w as christened 11 Sep 1622 in Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England.
    • She died Aug 1645 in Roxbury, Essex County, Massachusetts and was buried in Mystic, New London County, Connecticut.
    • Bridget was christened 11 Sep 1622 in Preston Capes, Parish, Northamptonshire, England.
      • Denison Genealogy, by Denison, Peck & Jacobus, page 1.
      • daughter of John and Alice (Freeman) Thompson: Montville; The American Genealogist, 13/2; History of Stonington; Potter-Richardson Memorial; The Great Migration Begins, v1, p523; Magna Charta Sureties 163-11.
  • Migration: Bridget Thompson, daughter of John and Alice (Freeman) Thompson of Preston, Northamptonshire, married George Denison March 1640 at Roxbury.
  • Am. Genealogist: Bridgett Thompson, baptized 11 Sept. 1622, Preston Capes Parish, Northamptonshire. Married George Denison March 1640 [1640/41].
  • Stonington: Bridget Thompson, married George Denison in 1640.
  • Montville: Bridget Thompson of Stonington, married 1640, died 1643. Page 541 reprints a 1640 letter to Bridget from her future husband.
    • Memorial: Bridget Thompson, 1622-1643;
    • married George Denison, son of William.
    • Baptized at Little Preston, Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, 11 Sept. 1622.
    • Married George Denison, Roxbury, MA, 1640.
    • After the birth of her se cond child she died in 1643 and was buried in Roxbury.
  • Sureties:
    • Bridget Tompson, baptized Preston Capes, 11 Sept. 1622.
    • Married March 1640/1 Capt. George Denison.
    • d. August 1643.
    • 1643 - Bridget (THOMPSON) DENISON, wife of George DENISON, died in August 1643 at Roxbury, Mass. The day following the funeral, "not even returning to his house for a handkerchief," he left his two infant daughters with his mother-in-law, Alice (FREEMAN) THOMPSON PARKE (She married second to Robert PARKE); and immediately returned to England, where he enlisted in Oliver CROMWELL's army and served in the Civil War there on the Parliamentary side. He was at the battle of York, or Marston Moor; was wounded at Nasesby; and taken to the house of a gentleman named John BORODEL, whose daughter Ann nursed him, and they were married in 1645. Haynes, Williams, CAPTAIN GEORGE and LADY ANN (1963); Wildley, Anna Chesebrough, GENEA LOGY of the DESCENDANTS of WILLIAM CHESEBROUGH (1903), p.519. THE SECOND BOAT, v.6, pages7-
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Bridget Thompson's Timeline

1622
September 11, 1622
Preston Capes, Parish, Northamptonshire, England
September 11, 1622
Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England
September 11, 1622
Little Preston, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
1640
March 20, 1640
Age 17
Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1643
May 20, 1643
Age 20
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 6, 1643
Age 20
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
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