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John Aldridge, Sr.

Birthplace: Northumberland County, Virginia, United States
Death: December 1702 (40-41)
Indian Neck, Talbot County, Maryland
Place of Burial: Talbot County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Aldridge; George Aldridge and Ann Aldridge
Husband of Elizabeth Aldridge and Elizabeth Aldridge
Father of John Aldridge; John Eldridge, II and Sophia Eldridge
Brother of Benjamin Aldridge; George Aldridge, Jr.; Thomas Aldridge; Matitha Aldridge; Grace Gary and 1 other

Occupation: Land Owner
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About John Aldridge, Sr.

From Jeanie Knight <>, from the book "Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland," Volume 3 (Talbot County), Robert W. Barnes & F. Edward Wright:

John Aldridge, son of George (2), d. by Feb 1702/3. He m. by Nov. 1702 Elizabeth (N).

On 17 Jan 1686 John Aldridge cov. to his bro. Thomas, a minor, a bond guaranteeing transfer of 1/2 of 175 a. of Indian Neck. {TALR 5:78} At November Court 1688 a petition of Jno. Aldridge showed that George Bunstone [?] of TA Co., dec., formerly pitched a crop both of corn and tob. on the plant. of the petitioner, but did not live to finish the same. The petitioner paid the sd. George's levy, as will appear in the court by receipt, did find and allow cask to contain the crop of tob., and was the the trouble of finding sd. B---stone in his sickness. Aldridge requests 500 lbs. of tob. Henry Coston, admin. of George Bunston, was to answer this petitioner. {TAJU NN6}.

On 20 Sept 1692 John Burnam and his wife Katherine conv. to John Aldridge 200 a. Falkner's Square. {TALR 6:17; TAJU NN6: 17B}

On 18 Nov 1702 John Aldridge and his wife Elizabeth conv. to Vincent Hemsley, Gent., 350 a. in Back Wye River called Indian Neck. {TALR 9:139}

John Aldridge of TA Co. d. leaving a will dated 30 Nov 1702 and proved 25 Feb 1702 [1702/3]. Named were son John, to have the dwell. plant. on Leed's Creek and all lands adj. thereto; dau. Sophia, to have residue of real estate and son John's share in the event of his death without issue; and wife Eliza:, extx., to have all real estate during minority of children afsd. In the event of the death of afsd. children without issue, sd. wife to inherit entire estate, and for lack of such heirs estate to pass to bro.William Mitchell. The will was witnessed by Benj. Peeke, Wm. Rakes, and Sophia Scott. By a memorandum attached to the will, the testator ratified the bequests of 100 a., part of Faulkner's Square, to Mary Gary, devised to her under the will of Thos. Aldrich. In the event of her death without issue, sd. land to pass to dau. Sophia afsd. {MWB 11:264}

Elizabeth Aldradge {sic}, widow, of TA Co. d. leaving a will dated 29 May 1704 and proved 7 Oct 1704. Named were sisters Mary Pride and Sarah James; May Gary; goddau. Alice, dau. of William Mitchell; son John; and dau. Sophia. Son John to dwell on his own plant. with Wm. Rakes during minority, and dau. Sophia to dwell with Andrew Kimmont. The execs. were Wm. Rakes and Andrew Kimmont. The will was witnessed by Wm. Mitchell, Augustine Finn, and Jno. Tarre. {MWB 3:461}

John and Elizabeth were the parents of: John; and Sophia

From Mike Marshall:

ALDRIDGE John 1687 Talbot Co., MD Will of Thomas Davies of Talbot made 10 May 1687, proved 4 Feb 1687. Mentions John Saywell (?Sewell) of Talbot. Test: Jno. Woodward, Jno. Pope, Jno. Aldridge and Sarah Bartlett. Name also written as Eldridge in this Talbot Co. administration.

ALDERIDGE John 1688 Talbot Co., MD John Alderidge and William Hemsley appraisers of Talbot estate of Richard Hedger. Inventory approved 14 Sep 1688.

ALDRIDGE John 1702 Talbot, Co., MD Will of John Aldridge, made 30 Nov 1702, proved 25 Feb 1702. Mentions son John, dau. Sophia, wife Elizabeth and her brother William Mitchell. Test: Benj. Peeke, Wm. Rakes, Sophia Scott.


John Aldridge was born about 1661 in Northumberland County, Virginia. He was one of the four children "transported" with his parents George and Ann Aldridge, to Talbot County, Maryland, for which his father received a grant, dated September 16, 1668 of 350 acres. That land, named "Indian Neck Mannor of Baltimore" went to John's brother Thomas, who then willed it to John by his will proven September 18, 1702.[1]

John and Elizabeth Aldridge had two known children, John and Sophia. John died in December 1702 in Talbot County, Maryland. His will was dated November 30, 1702.[2]


Liz Shifflett, family knowledge and from the appendix to Memory Aldridge Lester's book by Robert Newton Aldridge Jr., The Aldridge Family: England to America, with annotations made by family members. Profile created June 30, 2012; biography updated March 24, 2013.

↑ Thomas's will: Liber 11 folio 273 and 274 Hall of Records, Annapolis, Md., from The Aldridge Family: England to America. ↑ John's will: Liber 11, folio 298-300, Hall of Records, Annapolis, Md., from The Aldridge Family: England to America.


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John Aldridge, Sr.'s Timeline

Northumberland County, Virginia, United States
August 31, 1688
Talbot County, Maryland or Anne Arundel County, Maryland
January 1, 1702
December 1702
Age 41
Indian Neck, Talbot County, Maryland
Age 41
Talbot County, Maryland, United States
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