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Martha Aldridge (Besson)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: All Hallows Parish, Davidsonville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Death: Died in Davidsonville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Davidsonville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Captain Thomas Besson I and Hester Beeson
Wife of Nicholas Aldridge, IV and John Roberts
Mother of Thomas Aldridge, I; Anne Aldridge; John Aldridge; Sydney Aldridge; Jane Aldridge and 4 others
Half sister of Thomas Besson, II; John Besson and William Besson

Managed by: Walter Joseph Timoschuk, III
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About Martha Aldridge

Martha BESSON was the forth child of four children born to Captain Thomas Phillip BESSON, Sr. and his second wife Hester TALBOT who had previously been married to Henry CAPLIN.

By his first wife Elizabeth Anne unknown Anne BESSON was first born 1638 in Plymouth, Devon, England. Their second child Thomas Phillip BESSON, Jr was born in 1741 in England. Apparently the wife Elizabeth Anne died about 1650 shortly after arriving about 1648 in America at the port of Annapolis Maryland with her husband and two young children.

The two children of Captain Thomas Phillip BESSON, Sr. and his first wife Elizabeth Anne were:

1. Anne BESSON, born 1638 England, died 1692 Anne Arundel County, Maryland, married 1672 Nicholas GASSAWAY 2. Thomas BESSON, born 1641 England, died 1717 Anne Arundel County, Maryland, married 1670 Margaret SAUGHIER

Apparently by 1650 Captain Thomas Phillip BESSON, Sr. was a widower in the new country and a new community of Anne Arundel County, Maryland with a twelve year old daughter Anne and an nine year old son Thomas who needed a mother. He soon found a widow Hester TALBOT (CAPLIN) who had just arrived in America whose husband Henry CAPLIN had died soon after their arrival at the port of Annapolis Maryland. Thomas and Hester were most likely married by 1652 in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

The four children of Captain Thomas Phillip BESSON, Sr. and his second wife Hester TALBOT (CAPLIN) were:

1. John BESSON, born 1656, died 1676, married 1676 Elizabeth SMITH. 2. William BESSON, born 1658, died 1692 3. Hester BESSON, born 1660, died 1692 4. Martha BESSON, born 1662, died 19 Oct 1719. married 1679 Nicholas ALDRIDGE IV

Martha married her neighbor Nicholas ALDRIDGE IV in 1679 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland when she was 17 and he was 26. The name BESSON has been more typically spelled BEESON by the descendants.

The children of Martha BEESON and Nicholas ALDRIDGE IV included:

1. Thomas ALDRIDGE, born 05 Nov 1680, died 15 Jul 1703, married 15 Jul 1702 Elizabeth Purdy 2. Anne ALDRIDGE, born 6 Nov 1684, died 1761, married 3 Dec 1707 Richard RICHARDSON 3. Martha ALDRIDGE, born 1686, died 1687 4. John ALDRIDGE, born 31 Aug 1688, died 30 Nov 1750, married 1 Apr 1719 Susannah Elinor JONES 5. Joane ALDRIDGE, born 1689, died 1696 6. Sidney ALDRIDGE, born 9 Aug 1693, died unknown 7. Jane ALDRIDGE, born 3 Apr 1696, died Jun 1721, married 1718 Thomas DISNEY 8. Nicholas ALDRIDGE V, born 11 May 1698, died 17 Mar 1762, married 1733 Ursula GRIMES 9. William ALDRIDGE I, born 30 Oct 1700, died 26 Jul 1702 10. William ALDRIDGE II, born 13 Mar 1702, died 11 Apr 1786, married 3 Jul 1726 Elizabeth SYMMONS II 11. James ALDRIDGE, born 1 Jul 1706, died 1775, married 25 Feb 1740 Mary GASSAWAY

Martha BEESON died 19 Oct 1719 age 57 in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland and her husband Nicholas ALDRIDGE IV died on 21 Nov 1708 age 54.

Source: Colonial Families of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, pp. 78-82.

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Martha Aldridge's Timeline

1662
1662
Davidsonville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
1680
November 5, 1680
Age 18
Anne Arundel, MD, USA
1684
November 6, 1684
Age 22
South River, MD, USA
1686
1686
Age 24
Anne Arundel, MD, USA
1688
August 31, 1688
Age 26
South River, MD, USA
1693
August 9, 1693
Age 31
South River, MD, USA
1696
April 3, 1696
Age 34
South River, MD, USA
1698
May 16, 1698
Age 36
Maryland, United States
1702
March 13, 1702
Age 40
Edgewater, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States