Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameDorcas _____ 369
Burial Date24 Sep 1624
Burial PlaceAssington, Suffolk, England
Misc. Notes
Dorcas (_____) Riddlesdale may have been the granddaughter of John Vigorus, clothier of Langham, Essex.370 See further details under her husband, John Riddlesdale.
Bapt Date26 Sep 1557
Bapt PlaceBoxford, Suffolk, England
Burial Date4 Jun 1629
Burial PlaceAssington, Suffolk, England
FatherHenry RIDDLESDALE (~1524-)
MotherJoan _____ (->1591)
Misc. Notes
According to Threlfall’s GMC50370, John Riddlesdale “was baptized 26 September 1557 at Boxford, Suffolk. John and his wife Dorcas were married about 1583, probably at Assington. The Assington parish register does not start until 1598 and there are no surviving Bishop’s Transcripts for 1583, hence the deduction. Also, their last child was baptized in Assington and their children married there.

“On 3 January 1613/14, John and Dorcas Riddlesdale sold a 10 acre close, two others of 5 acres and one of 2 acres to John Gryme the elder of Assington and his wife Faith for £120. All were pasture and lying in Assington. On the same day, Dorcas Riddlesdale released her interest in land leased in June 1555 by John and Robert Gurdon for 500 years to John Vigorus the younger, clothier of Langham, Essex. (Gurdon papers at Ipswich -- HD22/1/4). John Vigorus was perhaps Dorcas’s grandfather.

“Dorcas was buried 24 September 1624 at Assington. John Riddlesdale was buried there 4 June 1629, but the burial record says he was of ‘Bures.’ He was probably living with one of his children when he died, but was buried next to his wife back in Assington. Bures Saint Mary and Assington are adjacent parishes and Boxford is adjacent to Assington on the northeast.”
Marr Dateabt 1583
ChildrenSusan (bp. 1584-1658)
 Richard (~1586-)
 Joan (~1590-)
 Dorcas (~1590-)
 Edward (~1592-)
 John (Died as Child) (~1596-)
 Sarah (bp. 1600-)
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