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Bridget Lee (Robinson)

Also Known As: "Greenwood"
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England
Death: after 1680
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. John Robinson and Bridget Robinson
Wife of Rev. John Greenwood and William Lee
Mother of Maria Greenwood
Sister of Robinson; Dr. John Robinson; Isaac Robinson; Mercy Robinson; Fear Jennings and 4 others

Managed by: Ivy Jo Smith
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About Bridget Lee

W. H. Burgess, page 348:In this account, "John matriculated at Leyden University in Philosophy, July 9, 1625 at which time he boarded with John Keble, and thither also he took his young bride after the wedding, on May 26, 1629, for he was still living in Keble's house when, on May 22, 1634 he matriculated in Tfhedology at the University, giving his age then as twenty-eight.Before long, however, he died, and his young widow married William Lee of Amsterdam on July 25, 1637."Studied theology at the University of Leydon, Holland.

From Find A Grave Memorial# 44280877

Bridget Robinson bapt. Jan. 25, 1606/7 at St. Peter Hungate Church at Norwich, England. She was twice married in Holland. She m. 1) Rev. John Greenwood at Leiden May 26, 1629 and had at least one child, daughter Maria Greenwood. It is believed that for a period of time Greenwood was the successor of his father-in-law Rev. John Robinson's congregation at Leiden, but did not have the same capability as his former father-in-law. Bridget m. 2) July 25, 1637, purportedly at Amsterdam, William Lee, son of the widow Joos (i.e., Josephine) Lee and had at least one child, daughter Martha Lee. Bridget was alive and living at Leiden in 1680 and her two daughters were still alive at Leiden in 1684.

Some speculate that Bridget Robinson's second husband was a sibling of Bridget Lee, the third wife of Dr. Samuel Fuller. Dr. Fuller sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. In addition, that William Lee was the sibling of Triphosa Lee, the wife of Stephen Tracy, who arrived at Plymouth, Mass. in 1623. Further, that he was the brother of Samuel Lee of Leiden, who was thrice married and had considerable interaction with several of the known members of Rev. John Robinson's church at Leiden. However, there is no concrete evidence that supports these speculations, although the memorialist believes it is not improbable that William and one or more of the three other Lees were related in some manner.

[The documents that detail the above dates and detail at Leiden were formerly part of an on-line multi-page searchable file with the Leiden Archives. When the archive's separated documents concerning the Mayflower Pilgrims to a separate entity the on-line file was either deleted or is no longer available. Fortunately, the memorialist copied the entire file and the Dutch and English translation of the associated documents.]

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Bridget Lee's Timeline

January 25, 1607
Norwich, Norfolk, England
January 25, 1607
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Age 22
Age 72
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Parts of Holland, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom