New England Genealogy Notes

Research notes on ancestors and relatives from early New England, including Boston Irish and Massachusetts Bay Puritan families.

16th Generation (Continued)

63788 Edmund SHEPARD82, 13G Grandfather. Born in 1475.

He married Annes (Agnes) _____82, 13G Grandmother.

They had one child:
31894 i. Robert (1505-)

63789 Annes (Agnes) _____82, 13G Grandmother. Born in 1479.

63856 Robert WARREN. (Same as ahnentafel number 27120.)

63857 Margaret _____. (Same as ahnentafel number 27121.)

65180 Henry RIDDLESDALE. (Same as ahnentafel number 63516.)

65181 Joan _____. (Same as ahnentafel number 63517.)

65200 William BRACKETT. (Same as ahnentafel number 63536.)

65201 Alice _____. (Same as ahnentafel number 63537.)

65210 Andrew VINCENT. (Same as ahnentafel number 63546.)

65211 Alice _____. (Same as ahnentafel number 63547.)

65212 John FROST. (Same as ahnentafel number 63548.)

65213 Anne SCOTT. (Same as ahnentafel number 63549.)

65214 John BELGRAVE. (Same as ahnentafel number 63550.)

65215 Joanna STRUTT. (Same as ahnentafel number 63551.)

65216 John ADAMS. (Same as ahnentafel number 32320.)

65217 Alice? _____. (Same as ahnentafel number 32321.)

17th Generation

120256 John GRIGGS86, 14G Grandfather. Born abt 1420. Died on 27 Apr 1497.

He married Rose _____86, 14G Grandmother, abt 1440.

They had one child:
60128 i. William (~1450-1515)

120257 Rose _____86, 14G Grandmother. Died in 1494.

125440 John SHEDD34, 14G Grandfather.  Born abt 1480 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England? Will dated on 16 Aug 1541 at Debden, Essex, England. Died in Debden, Essex, England, in 1542. Will proved on 18 Dec 1542.

Details to be entered.

He married Joane _____34, 14G Grandmother, abt 1507.

They had the following children:
62720 i. Thomas (1508-)
ii. _____34 (~1510-)
iii. _____34 (~1512-)
iv. John34 (~1515-)
v. Robert34 (~1518-)
vi. Richard34 (~1520-~1561)

125441 Joane _____34, 14G Grandmother.

125920 Robert? LOKER-RIDDLESDALE69, 14G Grandfather. Died abt Jan 1528. Will dated on 10 Jan 1527/8 at Halstead, Essex, England.

Robert Loker/Riddlesdale is proposed in Threlfall69 as the father of John Loker, and much information is given there about Robert, his wife Joan, and their children. The connection is not firmly established, however. For more details see Threlfall.

He married Joan? _____69, 14G Grandmother.

They had the following children:
62960 i. John
ii. _____69
iii. Thomas69
iv. John69 (-1571)

125921 Joan? _____69, 14G Grandmother. Died living Jan 1528.

127032 Jasper RIDDLESDALE69, 14G Grandfather. Born abt 1490. Will dated on 29 Aug 1552 at Boxford, Suffolk, England. Died in Boxford, Suffolk, England, in Aug 1552. Will proved on 15 Sep 1552.

According to Threlfall's GMC5069, "JASPER RIDDLESDALE (or Rydysdale) of Boxford, county Suffolk, England, husbandman, was probably born about 1490. His wife was named Elizabeth.

"Jasper Rydysdale, husbandman, was a churchwarden of Boxford 1542-3 and 1547-8. During the period 1540 to 1550, he was paid various sums for loads of straw, clay, gravel and carriage of lead to the church (2d. in 1547). These must have been for repair of church property, the lead certainly for the church roof. He helped to organize a church ale* [original footnote: "*A money-making social gathering involving provision of food, drink, and entertainment."] in 1544. In 1548, he bought a blue linen cloth from the church for 2s. He also received rent money from the church for the church house -- 1d. in 1544. He rented a house at Hagmer from the church for 12s.

"Jasper had sisters Agnes, Christine Egle and Margery Skott. Jasper died toward the end of August 1552. Elizabeth made her will shortly after his death and died the next year herself." Abstracts of the wills of Jasper Riddlesdale and his wife Elizabeth follow.

He married Elizabeth _____69, 14G Grandmother.

They had the following children:
63516 i. Henry (~1524-)
ii. Thomas69 (~1522-)
iii. Robert69
iv. Peter69
v. Grace69
vi. Elizabeth69
vii. Jane69
viii. Amy69
ix. Richard69 (>1532-)
x. John69 (~1536-)
xi. William69

127033 Elizabeth _____69, 14G Grandmother. Will dated on 30 Oct 1552 at Boxford, Suffolk, England. Died in Boxford, Suffolk, England, in 1553. Will proved on 13 Apr 1553.

127072 William BRACKETT69, 14G Grandfather.

According to Threlfall's GMC5069, "RICHARD BRACKETT was a resident of Sudbury, Suffolk. Also living there at the same time was Edward Brackett, presumably his brother. Both these men appear on the Sudbury list of the Military Survey of 1522, William as an able archer, Edward as an able billman, both listed as butchers, each assessed 12 pence on goods valued at �2. One can reasonably assume that they grew up in the trade and learned it from their father who must also have lived in Sudbury. Two years later, they both appear again on record as taxpayers in the 1524 Subsidy return, each down for 4 pence tax on wages of 20 shillings.

"No earlier record of the name in Sudbury has been found, but it does occur somewhat earlier in other parts of England, or at least possible variations of the name such as Brokett.

"Edward Brackett died in 1540. [Threlfall inserts here an abstract of the will of Edward Brackett, presumptive brother of William Brackett.]

"William Brackett had at least three sons who referred to each other in their wills." An account of the sons follows, including an abstract of the will of son Thomas. Threlfall's sources are given as "Suffolk Green Book X; Probate Records at Bury Saint Edmunds; Parish Registers; Bishop's Transcripts."69

63536 i. William (~1515-)
ii. George69
iii. Thomas69 (-1573)

127092 Nicholas VINCENT69, 14G Grandfather.  Born abt 1494-7. Died abt 1554. Will dated on 13 Nov 1553 at Bildeston, Suffolk, England. Will proved on 12 Mar 1553/4.

According to Threlfall's GMC5069, Nicholas Vincent "of Bildeston, Suffolk, England was probably born about 1495-7 in or near Bildeston, where he apparently spent his life and where he owned considerable property, being a substantial yeoman farmer of his day. In the 1524 Subsidy return, he was listed at Bildeston for a tax of 9 shillings on �6 worth of goods.

"On 13 November 1553, he made his will. Altho [sic] he did not state in the preamble of the will that he was sick, he probably was and anticipated death. He died shortly thereafter and the will was proved 12 March following. He is undoubtedly buried in the churchyard at Bildeston, as he requested in his will.

"He married Agnes, who survived him. His home was on Newberry Street in Bildeston." An abstract of his will follows.

He married Agnes _____69, 14G Grandmother.

They had the following children:
63546 i. Andrew (ca1525-)
ii. Nicholas69 (~1525-)
iii. Agnes69 (>1532-)
iv. Elizabeth69 (>1532-)
v. Alice69 (>1532-)

127093 Agnes _____69, 14G Grandmother.

127096 William FROST69, 14G Grandfather. Born abt 1495-1500. Died in 1549. Will dated on 5 Jul 1549 at Glemsford, Suffolk, England. Will proved on 15 Sep 1549.

According to Threlfall's GMC5069, "WILLIAM FROST of Glemsford, county Suffolk, England, was probably born about 1495-1500. His wife was named Philippa. William died in the summer of 1549, testate. After his death, his widow remarried on 15 September 1552 at Glemsford, John Webb of Lidgate, which is about eight miles from Glemsford. He was a widower, his wife Rose having been buried at Lidgate on 11 February 1551/2. John and Philippa (-----) (Frost) Webb had a daughter, Anna, baptized in 1553, so it is apparent that Philippa was probably born after 1508. Philippa was buried at Lidgate on 20 January 1577/8 and John Webb on 25 July 1558.

"A William Frost appears in the Glemsford Subsidy list for 1524 when he is taxed two shillings on �4. An abstract of his will follows."

He married Philippa _____69, 14G Grandmother.

They had the following children:
i. Roger69 (~1527-)
ii. John69 (~1530-)
63548 iii. John (~1532-)
iv. Henry69 (~1535-)
v. Audrey69
vi. Jane69
vii. _____69

127097 Philippa _____69, 14G Grandmother. Born aft 1508. Buried on 20 Jan 1577/8 in Lidgate, Suffolk, England.

127098 Richard SCOTT69, 14G Grandfather.  Born abt 1510. Buried on 5 Feb 1564/5. Will dated on 7 Feb 1564/5 at Glemsford, Suffolk, England. Will proved on 28 May 1565.

According to Threlfall's GMC5069, Richard Scott "of Glemsford, Suffolk, was a clothier and was probably born about 1510, presumably in Glemsford, where he lived and died. His first wife, Joanna, was buried 23 August 1556. Seven weeks later, on 8 October 1556, he and Joan Tollington (or Tollerton) were married. She was the widow of Christopher Tollerton of Cavendish, whose will, dated 12 May 1556, was proved 23 September following. She apparently had a still earlier marriage, for she had a son named Andrew James, according to Richard Scott's will. This was, no doubt, the Andrew who was bequeathed 40s. and a cow by Christopher Tollerton, no surname or relationship given. Richard Scott was buried on 5 February 1564/5. He was then designated as 'senior' to distinguish him from a younger Richard Scott also living in Glemsford -- a first cousin once removed. His widow, Joan, remarried 26 September 1565 to Thomas Hayward, apparently her fourth husband." An abstract of Richard Scott's will follows.

He married Joanna _____69, 14G Grandmother.

They had the following children:
i. John69
63549 ii. Anne
iii. Katherine69 (~1538-)
iv. Mary69 (~1540-)
v. Edward69 (~1542-1627)
vi. Joan69 (bp. 1550-)
vii. Susanna69 (bp. 1552-)
viii. Richard69 (bp. 1553-1627)
ix. Elizabeth69 (bp. 1555-)

127099 Joanna _____69, 14G Grandmother. Died on 23 Aug 1556.

127102 John STRUTT69, 14G Grandfather.  Will dated on 19 Apr 1591 at Glemsford, Suffolk, England. Buried on 22 Apr 1591 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England. Will proved on 12 May 1591.

According to Threlfall's GMC5069, John Strutt "of Glemsford in Suffolk was married first to Catherine who was buried there on 18 August 1578. He married secondly 21 October 1578, Julian Scott, daughter of Richard Scott, yeoman, of Fynstead which is in the parish of Glemsford.

"John Strutt appears on the 1568 Subsidy List as taxed 6s.8d. on �5 worth of land. He was buried at Glemsford on 22 April 1591, having made his will six days before. [Does Threfall mean three days before? The will he abstracts is dated 19 April 1591. On p. 112 Threlfall gives John Strutt's death date as 23 April 1591.] Twelve years later, an Inquisition Post Mortem into the property he held was taken. An abstract of the Inquisition also follows.

"The will of Richard Scott, dated 13 February 1577/8, named Julyan Scott and two of her brothers, Richard and George Scott, who were named in her husband's will. Julian (Scott) Strutt married secondly at Glemsford, 30 June 1591 widower Ambrose Biggs, senior, and had a daughter who died a year later. Ambrose Biggs was buried 9 May 1621 at Glemsford." An abstract of John Strutt's will follows, along with an abstract of the 1603 inquisition into his estate and an abstract of Ambrose Biggs's will.

He married Catherine _____69, 14G Grandmother.

They had the following children:
63551 i. Joanna
ii. Thomas69
iii. Ambrose69

127103 Catherine _____69, 14G Grandmother. Buried on 18 Aug 1578 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England.

127712 John? WARREN. (Same as ahnentafel number 54240.)

130360 Jasper RIDDLESDALE. (Same as ahnentafel number 127032.)

130361 Elizabeth _____. (Same as ahnentafel number 127033.)

130400 William BRACKETT. (Same as ahnentafel number 127072.)

130420 Nicholas VINCENT. (Same as ahnentafel number 127092.)

130421 Agnes _____. (Same as ahnentafel number 127093.)

130424 William FROST. (Same as ahnentafel number 127096.)

130425 Philippa _____. (Same as ahnentafel number 127097.)

130426 Richard SCOTT. (Same as ahnentafel number 127098.)

130427 Joanna _____. (Same as ahnentafel number 127099.)

130430 John STRUTT. (Same as ahnentafel number 127102.)

130431 Catherine _____. (Same as ahnentafel number 127103.)

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