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Sgt. Edmund Bridges, Jr.

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Saugus, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund Bridges, Sr. and Alice Bridges
Husband of Sarah Cloyes (Towne), Salem Witch Trials
Father of Mary Andrews; Elizabeth Edmunds; Hannah Elizabeth Barton; Caleb Bridges, Sr.; Alice Howe and 4 others
Brother of Mehitable Bridges
Half brother of Bethiah Peabody; John Bridges; Faith Black; Josiah Bridges; Hachaliah Bridges and 3 others

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Edmond Bridges Jr (1637 - 1682)

Sgt Edmond Bridges Jr [uncertain]

Born 4 Oct 1637 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts

ANCESTORS

Son of Edmund Bridges Sr. and Elizabeth (Manwaring) Bridges

Brother of Faith (Bridges) Black [half], Mary Bridges [half], Edmund Bridges [half],

John Bridges [half], Bethia Bridges [half], Hackalah Bridges [half], Hachaliah Bridges [half],

Faith (Bridges) Black [half], Mehitable Bridges [half], Bethiah (Bridges) Peabody [half],

Obadiah Bridges [half], John Bridges and Josiah Bridges [half]

Husband of Sarah (Towne) Cloyes —

married 11 Jan 1659 in Topsfield, Essex Co., MA

DESCENDANTS

Father of Edmund Bridges, Elizabeth (Bridges) Edmunds, Benjamin Bridges,

Mary (Bridges) Andrews, Hannah (Bridges) Barton, Caleb Bridges I,

Alice (Bridges) Howe, John Bridges and Sarah (Bridges) Howe

Died 24 Jun 1682 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts

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Biography

From the American Family History Page of Sarah Cloyes:

http://anamericanfamilyhistory.com/Towne%20Family/TowneSarahBridgesCloyes.html#EdmundBridges

Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts

by Ellery Bicknell Crane

Published by The Lewis Publishing Company, 1907

(II) Edmund Bridges, son of Edmund Bridges (l), was born in 1637 and died in 1682.

He settled in Topsfield. Massachusetts, removed thence to Salem in 1668. He was a farmer.

He married (first). January 11, 1660, Sarah Towne, daughter of William Towne.

She married (second) Peter Cloyes, Sr., and during the witchcraft delusion came near being hanged for a witch.

The children of Edmund and Sarah Bridges were: Edmund Bridges 1660 – 1682 Elizabeth Bridges 1662 – Benjamin Bridges 1665 – 1725 Mary Bridges 1667 – 1740 Hannah Bridges 1669 – 1727 Sarah M Bridges 1672 – Caleb Bridges 1677 – 1737 Alice Bridges 1680 – John M Bridges 1681 –

Clyde Senger's Research

From Clyde Senger's research on the family of Edmund Bridges, the elder (first son was Sargent Edmund Bridges):

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sengercm/bridges.html#rn

.... Edmund (or Edward 3, 22) BRIDGES, born ca 1612 (1,2,3,7,8,11,20,22) London England (9); died 13 Jan 1684-5 (1,3,5,6,7,8,11,16,22), at Ipswich (11,16i), Topsfield (13) or "probably in Lynn" (9),

will dated 6 (3,5,8) or 13 (2) Jan 1684-5 (2,3,5,8) (5 has 1694, an obvious error), Ipswich MA (5,7), proved 31 (5,8) or 3 (8 an obvious error) March 1685 (5,8);

came to America from London on the ship "James" (1,2,3,6,7,8,22), John May, master (3,8) in 13 (3) July (3,6,8,22) 1635 (1,2,3,6,7,8,11,19,20,22),

settled first in Lynn (1,2,7,8,11,19,20,22) where he was the first shoemaker (19). He was a blacksmith (3,7,22) and was made freeman 7 Sept 1639 (1,2,6,7,8,22).

Was in Saugus in 1636 (8).

Had removed to Rowley (22) by 1641 (7) or joined Rev. Ezekiel (8) Roger's (3,8) company there in 1639 (3,8) where he had a house (3,8) and blacksmith (8) on an acre and half lot (3,8) in 1643 (3).

Was in Ipswich by 1644 (3,8) or 1652 (7). Was apparently living in Ipswich as a subscriber to Denison's compensation, 1648 (5), commoner 1664 (5), in 1667 (7) and 1669 (7);

in Topsfield in 1660 (8), 1669 (7) and afterwards in Ipswich again (7) where he was a voter in town affairs 1679 (5).

He had three wives (7).

He married first .... Alice ___ (1,2,3,6,7,11,22), born ca 1612 (13), of Salem (13), alive in 1641 (7) or apparently died before 1641 (2) or soon after arrival (8). Perhaps Alice's or Elizabeth's surname was MILLINTON (23).

He married second .... Elizabeth (1,2,3,5,6,7,11) perhaps Elizabeth MANWARING (9,13) (an error according to 12).. She died 31 (3,5,7,8,16) Dec 1664 (1,2,3,5,6,7,8,11,16), Ipswich (1,2,3,5,6,7,8,11,16). An Edmond BRIDGES married 17 Sept 1639 Hackney, St. Johns London England Elizabeth MANWARING (24) and presumably had a child in London 12 Aug 1640 (24). This Edmond apparently is different from the one in New England but seems to be the source of the surname MANWARING.

He married third in Ipswich (3,16), 6 Apr 1665 (1,3,5,6,8,11,16 .... Mary (LANGTON) (12) or (LANCTON) (1,8) LITTLEHALE (1,2,3,5,6,7,8,11,16), dau of Roger and Joan (___) LANGTON of Ipswich (12), prob (1,2,6) widow of Richard (1,2,3,5,6,8,11,12) of Haverhill (3,8), Ipswich (9) and Newbury (9) whom she married 15 Nov 1647 (9) and had 12 children (9). Her son John LITTLEHALE (8,11) was killed by indians at Bloody Brook 16 Sept 1675 (8) while serving under Captain John Lothrop (8), administration granted 25 Nov 1675 (5,8). She survived Edmund and died 24 Oct. 1691 (3,7,8,16,22), Ipswich (3,16i).

.. Children by 1st wife (1) (order of listing of children differs in various authors) ..*.i. Edmund BRIDGES (1,2,6,7,11),born ca 1637 (1,6,7,11) ...?. Edward BRIDGES (22) (for Edmund?) ..*.?. John BRIDGES (1,2,3,5,7,11), born 1644 (15) or 1650 (13 very unlikely, see his marriage date) .. Children perhaps by 2nd wife (1,2) ....ii. Hackliah BRIDGES (1,2,6,7,11), born ca 1639 (25) who lived in Ipswich (7), and was lost at sea (1,2,7,17) ca 1671 (1,2,11), with letters of administration on his estate granted 8 Feb 1671-2 (6,7,17). .....iii Mehitable BRIDGES or Mehetable BRIDGES or Mahatabell BRIDGES (1,2,3,6,7,11,22), born 26 March (1,3,6,7,11,16,22) 1641 (1,2,6,7,11,16,22) or 1640 (3), Rowley (1,2,3,7,16r), married .......... Francis NURSE (9) (Jr.) ....?. Faith BRIDGES (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11,22), married .......... Daniel (3,4,?6,7,?11) BLACK (1,2,3,4,6,7,11), born Scotland (4), between 1660 and 1664 (7), after courtship without her parents consent (4,Essex Ct. R., Sept., 1660 (3)). Was in Boxford 1684 (7) but does not appear to have owned land there (4). Did own a small tract in Topsfield in 1663 (4) but was considered poor and son Daniel was ordered by the court to help in 1688 (4). Daniel died 5 Dec 168? (4). At least 4 children between 1667 and 1674, .......... Daniel BLACK .......... Mehitable BLACK .......... John BLACK .......... Edmund BLACK .......... perhaps a fifth, James BLACK who married about 1700 (4). ..*.?. Obadiah BRIDGES (1,2,6,7,11), born ca 1646 (1,2,6,7,11) . ....?. Bethiah BRIDGES (3,5,6,7) or Bethia BRIDGES (1,2,11), married 26 Oct (1,3,6,7,11,16) 1668 (3,6,7,11,16) or 1669 (1), Boxford and Topsfield (16), .......... Joseph PEABODY (1,3,6,7,11,16) of Boxford (1,3,7), and was still his wife in 1684. Joseph, son of Francis PEABODY and Lydia (27), born ca 1644 Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH (27), died ca 1721 (27). He married second 4 Jan 1715 .......... Mary WHEELER (27), children (PEABODY) born Boxford, Essex Co., MA (27), Joseph born 16 Apr 1671; Johnathan born ca 1673, married Alice PEARL; Sarah, born 4 Sept 1676; Samuel, born 8 Apr 1678; Bethiah, born 3 Apr 1681; Lydia, born 4 Feb 1683; Alice, born 4 Jan 1685 (27)

...*.?. Josiah BRIDGES (1,2,3,5,6,7,11), born ca 1650 (3) or 1643 (25). ... Child possibly by 3rd wife (1,2) ....?. Mary BRIDGES (3,5,6,7,11,16), born 1654 (25) or 14 Apr 1667 (3,5,16), Ipswich (3,16), married .......... John DODGE III of Beverly (7), 5 Dec 1666 (25) or before 1684 (7). Ipswich record is unclear as it does not give mothers name. Thus, she could be from Edmund Jr. References:

1. Savage, James. 1860-62 re 1977. Genealogical Dictionary of the First.Settlers of New England. 4 Vol. Gen. Publ. Co. ..... ..... (Bridges v 1, p 249, Littlehale, p 100, Towne, v 4, p 316).

2. Whittemore, Henry. Genealogical guide to the early settlers of America. (p 59, lists the following not otherwise cited in this list: Temple's Hist. of North Brookfield, Mass., 537; Draper's Hist. of Spencer, Mass., 179; Barry's Hist. of Framingham, Mass.,..... ..... 193; Demingsville M. E. Centen., 103; Eaton's Hist. of Thomaston, Me., 157; Powers' Hist. of Sangamon County, Ill., 138; Rockford Gen., 129; Stickney Gen., 451; N. E. Hist. and Gen. Reg. XXXVIII, 63).

3. Blodgette, George and Amos E. Jewett. 1933. Early settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts. ( p 42) (mentions Essex Probate, 304:123).

4. Perley, Sidney. 1880. The History of Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts; from the Earliest Settlement Known to the Present Time: a Period of Two Hundred And Thirty Years. Boxford, MA. (p 27-28 Robert Stiles, p 49-50 Daniel Black, p 70 Josiah).

5. Hammatt Abraham. 1881. Early inhabitants of Ipswich, Massachusetts. (p 36-37 on my copy but another source gives p 40-41).

6. Pedigree of Bridges. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 8:252. 1854.

7. Bridges genealogy. The Essex Antiquarian 12(1): 26-28.

8. Easterbrook, Miss Ruth. 1960. Bridges Genealogy including Britton..... DeNike: The Genealogy of Samuel Willard Bridges 1874-1943 and Caroline (Kate) Britton Bridges 1873-1958. Geo. H. Ellis Co., Boston.

9. Bridges (genealogy) Mrs. Don Shurts, 53 Lincoln Road, Tiffen. OH 44883 (listed only when no other source available).

10. Notes in Bernice Denterlein letter of 10 March 1980. 501 Anita St., Sp. 164, Chula VistaCA 92011; (listed only where no other source available).

11. Sheldon, George. 1895. History of Deerfield Massachusetts...... ..... Greenfield, MA., Press of E. A. Hall and Co. (vol 2 genealogies p 88).

12. Letter of 16 April 1982 from Paulyne Shurts, 53 Lincoln Rd, Tiffen, OH 44883.

13. Family Group Sheet on Edmund Bridges, Sr. from LDS library, Salt Lake City submitted by Dorothy S. Marcy. (only cited if sole source)

..... ..... Lists: Am 180 vol 14 p 117; Ess. Ant. vol 12 p 26; Early Settlers of Rowley p 42; N. E. Reg. vol 8 p 252; Am vol 13; Rowley Vit Rec p 32.

14. Family Group Sheet on Edmund Bridges, Jr. from LDS library, Salt Lake City submitted by Mrs. Arden D. Hale. (only cited if sole source)

..... ..... Lists: Gen. Dict. of First Settlers of N. E. vol 4-317; Enc. of Biog. 60.

15. Family Group Sheet on John Bridges, from LDS library, Salt Lake City submitted by Jessie M. Weller Glaspey. (only cited if sole source).

..... ..... Lists: 947 B2ne vol 8 p 252; Ess. Ant. vol 12 p 26, Me 20 vol 3 p 1604

16. Vital records of Massachusetts to 1849, a. Andover ( born p 78-80, m p 63- 4, died p 398); b. Boxford ( born p 16, m p 119); f. Framingham ( born p 31, m p 245, died p 414); i. Ipswich ( born p 45, m p 56, died 496); r. Roley ( born p 32-33, m p 255, died p 446); s. Salem ( born p 113, m p 134-5); t. Topsfield ( born p 21); w. Wenham (d p 187).

17. The probate records of Essex County. (Hackaliah Bridges, Vol 2, p 253).

18. The probate records of Essex County. (Obadiah Bridges, Vol 3, p 186-7).

19. Guren, Pamela. 1979. Lost Lynn: the shoe Industry and its Architecture, 1750-1910. in Essex Institute Historical Collection Vol 115 (4): 205.

20. Banks, Charles Edward. 1975. The planters of the commonwealth. Gen. Publ. Co. Baltimore..

21. Perley, Sidney. 1928. The history of Salem Massachusetts..

22. Pope, Charles Henry. 1977. The pioneers of Massachusetts. Gen. Publ. Co., Baltimore.

23. Torrey. New England marriages prior to 1700. (Bridges p 96-7) (not cited unless no other source).

24. LDS Church microfiche IGI England, London, CO153 BRIDGES.

S J Walker's Research

From S.J. Walker's research on Edmund Bridges:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walkersj/EdmundBridges.htm

"Edmund's father, also Edmund, was living in Topsfield in 1660. He came to Massachusetts in 1635 and is said to have lived in Lynn, Rowley, and Ipswich, to which he returned some years before his death. The name Edmund Bridges appears frequently in the Essex County Court Records, and it is not possible always to distinguish father from son. They both acted as witnesses as juryman and as "attorneys"....Edmund Bridges, Jr., was evidently considered familiar with legal procedure and skilled in the trade. He along with John and Nathaniel Putnam, with whom we will shortly become familiar, all appear over and over again as witnesses and attorneys in the county court records. This did not necessarily mean that they were notoriously litigious, but that they were asked to represent others in court."

(Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

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1661 - 1670: "Sarah's husband was a very busy man, for in addition to his legal activities, he had still another trade. He was a blacksmith... His blacksmith shop was a center of town activity, as was neighboring John Gould's "ordinary"."

(Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

1670 - 1682: "Edmund Bridges and a certain William Becket owned part of a wharf on the Salem waterfront. Edmund also procured a license to sell alcholic beverages." (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

Name

Name: Edmund /Bridges/ Given Name: Edmund Surname: Bridges Source: #S148 Page: Source number: 1993.026; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Reference: 7836::149298 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=149298&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Data: Text: Birth date: 1637Birth place: MAMarriage date: 1659Marriage place: MA Birth

Birth: Date: 4 Oct 1637 Place: Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Source: #S148 Page: Source number: 1993.026; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Reference: 7836::149298 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=149298&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Data: Text: Birth date: 1637Birth place: MAMarriage date: 1659Marriage place: MA Occupation

Occupation: Blacksmith Marriage

Husband: Edmund Bridges PREF Y Wife: Sarah Towne PREF Y Marriage: Date: 11 Jan 1659 Place: Topsfield, Essex Co., MA Source: #S148 Page: Source number: 1993.026; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Reference: 7836::149298 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=149298&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Data: Text: Birth date: 1637Birth place: MAMarriage date: 1659Marriage place: MA Child: Edmund Bridges PREF Y Child: Benjamin Bridges Child: Mary Bridges Child: Hannah Bridges Child: Caleb Bridges Child: Sarah Bridges Data Changed: Date: 7 Feb 2011 Time: 17:04 Sources

Source S148 Abbreviation: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was deriv Reference: 7836::0 Repository: #R1 Paranthetical: Y Repository R1 Name: Ancestry.com Address: Ancestry.com http://www.Ancestry.com Name: Ancestry.com Address 1: http://www.Ancestry.com Source S155 Abbreviation: Ancestry Family Trees Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Repository: #R1 Paranthetical: Y Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of ..., Volume 2. edited by William Richard Cutter. Page 1012 Acknowledgments

This person was created through the import of Family Line.ged on 01 March 2011. Thank you to Stephen Bridges for creating WikiTree profile Bridges-791 through the import of export-Forest.ged on Apr 30, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Stephen and others. WikiTree profile Bridges-502 created through the import of ReevesFamilyMaster_2012_2012-09-25.ged on Sep 25, 2012 by Keith Reeves. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Keith and others. WikiTree profile Bridges-392 created through the import of Putnam2-1_2010-01-02_2011-02-16_2011-10-11.ged on Oct 12, 2011 by John Putnam. See the Changes page for the details of edits by John and others. Broken Ancestry Link

Source: #S155 Page: Ancestry Family Trees Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=4478194&pid=-542219408


From the American Family History Page of Sarah Cloyes:

http://anamericanfamilyhistory.com/Towne%20Family/TowneSarahBridgesCloyes.html#EdmundBridges

Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts

by Ellery Bicknell Crane

Published by The Lewis Publishing Company, 1907

(II) Edmund Bridges, son of Edmund Bridges (l), was born in 1637 and died in 1682.

He settled in Topsfield. Massachusetts, removed thence to Salem in 1668. He was a farmer.

He married (first). January 11, 1660, Sarah Towne, daughter of William Towne.

She married (second) Peter Cloyes, Sr., and during the witchcraft delusion came near being hanged for a witch.

The children of Edmund and Sarah Bridges were:

Edmund, born October. 4, 1660, at Topsfield;

Benjamin, born January 2, 1664-5, settled at Framingham, Massachusetts;

Mary, born April, 1662, at Topsfield;

Hannah, born at Salem, June 9, 1669;

Caleb, born June 3, 1677, of whom later.

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From Clyde Senger's research on the family of Edmund Bridges, the elder (first son was Sargent Edmund Bridges):

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sengercm/bridges.html#rn

.... Edmund (or Edward 3, 22) BRIDGES, born ca 1612 (1,2,3,7,8,11,20,22) London England (9); died 13 Jan 1684-5 (1,3,5,6,7,8,11,16,22), at Ipswich (11,16i), Topsfield (13) or "probably in Lynn" (9),

will dated 6 (3,5,8) or 13 (2) Jan 1684-5 (2,3,5,8) (5 has 1694, an obvious error), Ipswich MA (5,7), proved 31 (5,8) or 3 (8 an obvious error) March 1685 (5,8);

came to America from London on the ship "James" (1,2,3,6,7,8,22), John May, master (3,8) in 13 (3) July (3,6,8,22) 1635 (1,2,3,6,7,8,11,19,20,22),

settled first in Lynn (1,2,7,8,11,19,20,22) where he was the first shoemaker (19). He was a blacksmith (3,7,22) and was made freeman 7 Sept 1639 (1,2,6,7,8,22).

Was in Saugus in 1636 (8).

Had removed to Rowley (22) by 1641 (7) or joined Rev. Ezekiel (8) Roger's (3,8) company there in 1639 (3,8) where he had a house (3,8) and blacksmith (8) on an acre and half lot (3,8) in 1643 (3).

Was in Ipswich by 1644 (3,8) or 1652 (7). Was apparently living in Ipswich as a subscriber to Denison's compensation, 1648 (5), commoner 1664 (5), in 1667 (7) and 1669 (7);

in Topsfield in 1660 (8), 1669 (7) and afterwards in Ipswich again (7) where he was a voter in town affairs 1679 (5).

He had three wives (7).

He married first

.... Alice ___ (1,2,3,6,7,11,22), born ca 1612 (13), of Salem (13), alive in 1641 (7) or apparently died before 1641 (2) or soon after arrival (8). Perhaps Alice's or Elizabeth's surname was MILLINTON (23).

He married second

.... Elizabeth (1,2,3,5,6,7,11) perhaps Elizabeth MANWARING (9,13) (an error according to 12).. She died 31 (3,5,7,8,16) Dec 1664 (1,2,3,5,6,7,8,11,16), Ipswich (1,2,3,5,6,7,8,11,16). An Edmond BRIDGES married 17 Sept 1639 Hackney, St. Johns London England Elizabeth MANWARING (24) and presumably had a child in London 12 Aug 1640 (24). This Edmond apparently is different from the one in New England but seems to be the source of the surname MANWARING.

He married third in Ipswich (3,16), 6 Apr 1665 (1,3,5,6,8,11,16

.... Mary (LANGTON) (12) or (LANCTON) (1,8) LITTLEHALE (1,2,3,5,6,7,8,11,16), dau of Roger and Joan (___) LANGTON of Ipswich (12), prob (1,2,6) widow of Richard (1,2,3,5,6,8,11,12) of Haverhill (3,8), Ipswich (9) and Newbury (9) whom she married 15 Nov 1647 (9) and had 12 children (9). Her son John LITTLEHALE (8,11) was killed by indians at Bloody Brook 16 Sept 1675 (8) while serving under Captain John Lothrop (8), administration granted 25 Nov 1675 (5,8). She survived Edmund and died 24 Oct. 1691 (3,7,8,16,22), Ipswich (3,16i).

.. Children by 1st wife (1) (order of listing of children differs in various authors)

..*.i. Edmund BRIDGES (1,2,6,7,11),born ca 1637 (1,6,7,11)

...?. Edward BRIDGES (22) (for Edmund?)

..*.?. John BRIDGES (1,2,3,5,7,11), born 1644 (15) or 1650 (13 very unlikely, see his marriage date)

.. Children perhaps by 2nd wife (1,2)

....ii. Hackliah BRIDGES (1,2,6,7,11), born ca 1639 (25) who lived in Ipswich (7), and was lost at sea (1,2,7,17) ca 1671 (1,2,11), with letters of administration on his estate granted 8 Feb 1671-2 (6,7,17).

.....iii Mehitable BRIDGES or Mehetable BRIDGES or Mahatabell BRIDGES (1,2,3,6,7,11,22), born 26 March (1,3,6,7,11,16,22) 1641 (1,2,6,7,11,16,22) or 1640 (3), Rowley (1,2,3,7,16r), married

.......... Francis NURSE (9) (Jr.)

....?. Faith BRIDGES (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11,22), married

.......... Daniel (3,4,?6,7,?11) BLACK (1,2,3,4,6,7,11), born Scotland (4), between 1660 and 1664 (7), after courtship without her parents consent (4,Essex Ct. R., Sept., 1660 (3)). Was in Boxford 1684 (7) but does not appear to have owned land there (4). Did own a small tract in Topsfield in 1663 (4) but was considered poor and son Daniel was ordered by the court to help in 1688 (4). Daniel died 5 Dec 168? (4). At least 4 children between 1667 and 1674,

.......... Daniel BLACK

.......... Mehitable BLACK

.......... John BLACK

.......... Edmund BLACK

.......... perhaps a fifth, James BLACK who married about 1700 (4).

..*.?. Obadiah BRIDGES (1,2,6,7,11), born ca 1646 (1,2,6,7,11) .

....?. Bethiah BRIDGES (3,5,6,7) or Bethia BRIDGES (1,2,11), married 26 Oct (1,3,6,7,11,16) 1668 (3,6,7,11,16) or 1669 (1), Boxford and Topsfield (16),

.......... Joseph PEABODY (1,3,6,7,11,16) of Boxford (1,3,7), and was still his wife in 1684. Joseph, son of Francis PEABODY and Lydia (27), born ca 1644 Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH (27), died ca 1721 (27). He married second 4 Jan 1715

.......... Mary WHEELER (27), children (PEABODY) born Boxford, Essex Co., MA (27), Joseph born 16 Apr 1671; Johnathan born ca 1673, married Alice PEARL; Sarah, born 4 Sept 1676; Samuel, born 8 Apr 1678; Bethiah, born 3 Apr 1681; Lydia, born 4 Feb 1683; Alice, born 4 Jan 1685 (27)

...*.?. Josiah BRIDGES (1,2,3,5,6,7,11), born ca 1650 (3) or 1643 (25).

... Child possibly by 3rd wife (1,2)

....?. Mary BRIDGES (3,5,6,7,11,16), born 1654 (25) or 14 Apr 1667 (3,5,16), Ipswich (3,16), married

.......... John DODGE III of Beverly (7), 5 Dec 1666 (25) or before 1684 (7). Ipswich record is unclear as it does not give mothers name. Thus, she could be from Edmund Jr.

References:

1. Savage, James. 1860-62 re 1977. Genealogical Dictionary of the First.Settlers of New England. 4 Vol. Gen. Publ. Co.

..... ..... (Bridges v 1, p 249, Littlehale, p 100, Towne, v 4, p 316).

2. Whittemore, Henry. Genealogical guide to the early settlers of America. (p 59, lists the following not otherwise cited in this list: Temple's Hist. of North Brookfield, Mass., 537; Draper's Hist. of Spencer, Mass., 179; Barry's Hist. of Framingham, Mass.,..... ..... 193; Demingsville M. E. Centen., 103; Eaton's Hist. of Thomaston, Me., 157; Powers' Hist. of Sangamon County, Ill., 138; Rockford Gen., 129; Stickney Gen., 451; N. E. Hist. and Gen. Reg. XXXVIII, 63).

3. Blodgette, George and Amos E. Jewett. 1933. Early settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts. ( p 42) (mentions Essex Probate, 304:123).

4. Perley, Sidney. 1880. The History of Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts; from the Earliest Settlement Known to the Present Time: a Period of Two Hundred And Thirty Years. Boxford, MA. (p 27-28 Robert Stiles, p 49-50 Daniel Black, p 70 Josiah).

5. Hammatt Abraham. 1881. Early inhabitants of Ipswich, Massachusetts. (p 36-37 on my copy but another source gives p 40-41).

6. Pedigree of Bridges. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 8:252. 1854.

7. Bridges genealogy. The Essex Antiquarian 12(1): 26-28.

8. Easterbrook, Miss Ruth. 1960. Bridges Genealogy including Britton..... DeNike: The Genealogy of Samuel Willard Bridges 1874-1943 and Caroline (Kate) Britton Bridges 1873-1958. Geo. H. Ellis Co., Boston.

9. Bridges (genealogy) Mrs. Don Shurts, 53 Lincoln Road, Tiffen. OH 44883 (listed only when no other source available).

10. Notes in Bernice Denterlein letter of 10 March 1980. 501 Anita St., Sp. 164, Chula VistaCA 92011; (listed only where no other source available).

11. Sheldon, George. 1895. History of Deerfield Massachusetts...... ..... Greenfield, MA., Press of E. A. Hall and Co. (vol 2 genealogies p 88).

12. Letter of 16 April 1982 from Paulyne Shurts, 53 Lincoln Rd, Tiffen, OH 44883.

13. Family Group Sheet on Edmund Bridges, Sr. from LDS library, Salt Lake City submitted by Dorothy S. Marcy. (only cited if sole source)

..... ..... Lists: Am 180 vol 14 p 117; Ess. Ant. vol 12 p 26; Early Settlers of Rowley p 42; N. E. Reg. vol 8 p 252; Am vol 13; Rowley Vit Rec p 32.

14. Family Group Sheet on Edmund Bridges, Jr. from LDS library, Salt Lake City submitted by Mrs. Arden D. Hale. (only cited if sole source)

..... ..... Lists: Gen. Dict. of First Settlers of N. E. vol 4-317; Enc. of Biog. 60.

15. Family Group Sheet on John Bridges, from LDS library, Salt Lake City submitted by Jessie M. Weller Glaspey. (only cited if sole source).

..... ..... Lists: 947 B2ne vol 8 p 252; Ess. Ant. vol 12 p 26, Me 20 vol 3 p 1604

16. Vital records of Massachusetts to 1849, a. Andover ( born p 78-80, m p 63- 4, died p 398); b. Boxford ( born p 16, m p 119); f. Framingham ( born p 31, m p 245, died p 414); i. Ipswich ( born p 45, m p 56, died 496); r. Roley ( born p 32-33, m p 255, died p 446); s. Salem ( born p 113, m p 134-5); t. Topsfield ( born p 21); w. Wenham (d p 187).

17. The probate records of Essex County. (Hackaliah Bridges, Vol 2, p 253).

18. The probate records of Essex County. (Obadiah Bridges, Vol 3, p 186-7).

19. Guren, Pamela. 1979. Lost Lynn: the shoe Industry and its Architecture, 1750-1910. in Essex Institute Historical Collection Vol 115 (4): 205.

20. Banks, Charles Edward. 1975. The planters of the commonwealth. Gen. Publ. Co. Baltimore..

21. Perley, Sidney. 1928. The history of Salem Massachusetts..

22. Pope, Charles Henry. 1977. The pioneers of Massachusetts. Gen. Publ. Co., Baltimore.

23. Torrey. New England marriages prior to 1700. (Bridges p 96-7) (not cited unless no other source).

24. LDS Church microfiche IGI England, London, CO153 BRIDGES.


From S.J. Walker's research on Edmund Bridges:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walkersj/EdmundBridges.htm

"Edmund's father, also Edmund, was living in Topsfield in 1660. He came to Massachusetts in 1635 and is said to have lived in Lynn, Rowley, and Ipswich, to which he returned some years before his death. The name Edmund Bridges appears frequently in the Essex County Court Records, and it is not possible always to distinguish father from son. They both acted as witnesses as juryman and as "attorneys"....Edmund Bridges, Jr., was evidently considered familiar with legal procedure and skilled in the trade. He along with John and Nathaniel Putnam, with whom we will shortly become familiar, all appear over and over again as witnesses and attorneys in the county court records. This did not necessarily mean that they were notoriously litigious, but that they were asked to represent others in court."

(Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

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1661 - 1670: "Sarah's husband was a very busy man, for in addition to his legal activities, he had still another trade. He was a blacksmith... His blacksmith shop was a center of town activity, as was neighboring John Gould's "ordinary"."

(Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

1670 - 1682: "Edmund Bridges and a certain William Becket owned part of a wharf on the Salem waterfront. Edmund also procured a license to sell alcholic beverages." (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

Sources

  1. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of ..., Volume 2. edited by William Richard Cutter. Page 1012
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Sgt. Edmund Bridges, Jr.'s Timeline

1637
October 4, 1637
Saugus, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1661
October 4, 1661
Age 24
Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
1662
1662
Age 24
Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1665
January 2, 1665
Age 27
Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1667
April 14, 1667
Age 29
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States