Elizabeth Scudder

Elizabeth Scudder[1]

Female Abt 1622 - 1682  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Scudder 
    Born Abt 1617/1622  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 23 Aug 1629  Dartford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number T-4 
    _UID 7895688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000C749 
    Died 1 Sep 1682  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2045  Scudder
    Last Modified 11 May 2013 

    Father Thomas Scudder,   b. 1586/1591, Horton Kirby, Darenth, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Sep 1657, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1590, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1666, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1610  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 6F86688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000AFD8 
    Family ID F120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Bartholomew,   b. 1606, Burford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1692, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [3
    Married 1640  Burford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID A98D688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000F0E1 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bartholomew,   b. 3 Oct 1641, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1654, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
     2. Hannah Bartholomew,   b. 12 Feb 1642/1643, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1713  (Age 70 years)
     3. John Bartholomew,   c. 10 Nov 1644, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Feb 1684  (Age ~ 39 years)
     4. Abraham Bartholomew,   b. 8 Nov 1646, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 Feb 1684/1685  (Age < 38 years)
     5. Eleazer Bartholomew,   c. 29 Jul 1649, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1684/1685  (Age ~ 35 years)
     6. Abigail Bartholomew,   b. 6 Oct 1650, Salem, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1702, Salem, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     7. William Bartholomew,   c. 2 Oct 1652, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 Feb 1685  (Age ~ 32 years)
     8. Elizabeth Bartholomew,   c. 2 Jul 1654, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1684  (Age ~ 29 years)
     9. Henry Bartholomew,   b. 10 May 1656, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1698, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     10. Sarah Bartholomew,   b. 29 Jan 1658,   d. 5 Sep 1682, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Salem Village.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth and her family lived through interesting times. In 1660 King Charles II took the English throne and the era of New England independence ended. In 1664 the Massachusetts General Court was informed that a royal commission would arrive to discuss the issue of sovereignty.

      In 1666 through 1667, Salem Village petitioned for a separate church polity and was denied. By 1671/72 Salem Village was granted the right to build a church and maintain a minister separate from the Salem Town Church. The villagers would remain members of the Salem Town Church but for reasons of convenience preaching would take place in the Village. After this granting they proceeded with vigor to establish a separate church. Two former and one current pastor would play important roles in the witch hunts. George Burroughs, installed in 1681, would be executed, Deodot Lawson, installed in 1687, would speak at the Salem Village meeting house about the dangers of the devil's seductions, and Samuel Parris, pastor 1689-1697, would be the center point of the entire controversy.

      The colony lost its charter in the 1680's. England revoked all land titles and patents given under the old charter, and required high fees to retain them. Any who refused lost their land. Inheritance taxes were increased. The New England Church was replaced with an Episcopal one, preaching only what was approved by the Council, now staffed by royal representatives (only one man from Salem would be allowed to be a member). Taxes were levied directly by the king and any semblance of self government by representation was swept away.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Scudder Family in America: The Beginnings, Scudder, David B., comp., (Scudder Searches), Vol. I, No. 2, p. 8.

    2. [S247] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    3. [S18] Genealogy of Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing, "Old Hunterdon County," New Jersey, Eli F. Cooley; comp., (Trenton, N.J.: W.S. Sharp Printing Co., 1883; rpt.), p. 217.