Reverend Henry Scudder

Male Abt 1585 - Abt 1652  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Henry Scudder 
    Prefix Reverend 
    Born Abt 1585  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID C886688E3C09D511A5C1205002C100000868 
    Died Abt May 1652  Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Collingbourne-Ducis, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I165  Scudder
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2013 

    Father Henry Scudder,   b. Abt 1560, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 5 Nov 1595, Horton Kirby, Darenth, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hale,   b. Abt 1564, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1617, Cobham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married Abt 1584  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID 6986688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000A978 
    Family ID F117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Hunt,   b. Abt 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1625, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1608  Banbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 7186688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000B1F8 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Scudder,   b. Abt 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1633  (Age ~ 23 years)
     2. Jane Scudder,   b. Abt 1612, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1651  (Age ~ 40 years)
     3. Martha Scudder,   b. Abt 1615, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1651  (Age ~ 37 years)
     4. Bridget Scudder,   b. Abt 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joyce Savage,   b. Bef 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1625  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 7386688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000B318 
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Rev Henry Scudder.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Henry graduated from Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1606. He began a life as a Puritan minister. He first served as vicar at Drayton, Oxfordshire. Then in 1633 he became the rector of St. Andrew parish at Collingbourne-Ducis, a village on the River Bourne, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, where he served the remainder of his life. During this time, he wrote a number of devotional works, one of which, "The Christian's Daily Walke in Holy Securitie and Peace," was used by churchgoers for close to 200 years.

      In June 1643, Henry was summoned to the Westminster assembly of divines. The following year in October, he preached before the House of Commons on a fast day at St. Margaret's Westminster. His sermon was printed by request of the Commons. When in June 1645 an order came from the Commons to pray for Oliver Cromwell's forces, Henry was one of the four preachers assigned to Aldgate. On 9 February 1648, his name was added to the committee for the scriptures.

      Henry died before the Restoration and was buried in his church at Collingbourne-Ducis. Later, his tomb was removed. His will, written 12 February 1651 and proved in London 31 May 1652, named his second wife Joyce; daughters Jane, Martha, Bridgett, and a deceased daughter, Elizabeth; a granddaughter, Elizabeth; and a brother, "Thomas Scudder, and all his sonnes and his daughter Elizabeth now in New England." The will also named "cousins Bridgett Giles and John Scudder and Elizabeth now in New England."

  • Sources 
    1. [S391] The Dictionary of National Biography, Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Lee, Sir Sidney, eds., (Oxford: University Press, 1973 ed.), XVII, p. 1096.

    2. [S275] Tentative Pedigree Chart of Thomas (T) of Salem and the Reverend Henry Scudder, Simon Skudder, comp., (Scudder Searches), Vol. IV, No. 2, p. 4.