Bridget Scudder

Female Abt 1591 - 1680  (~ 89 years)


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  • Name Bridget Scudder 
    Born Abt 1591  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    AFN 3S3G-F7 
    _UID 769D688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000CDA1 
    Died 30 Nov 1680  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3068  Scudder
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2016 

    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 Thomas Very,   b. Abt 1593, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1631, Strood, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1615  Strood, Kent, Englana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 078D52BB616F4B47B883489BAE558A3AE87D 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Very,   b. 6 Oct 1622, Strood, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1683, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Thomas Very,   b. 6 Jul 1626, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1694, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Mary Very,   b. Abt 1633, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1684  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F20767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Edward Giles,   b. Abt 1610,   d. Aft 17 Dec 1679, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Jul 1636  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 0AD1D8D3D4563542981E332A5E974CDA55B1 
    Children 
     1. Mehitable Giles,   b. 2 Apr 1637, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Remember Giles,   b. 23 Jun 1639, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eleazer Giles,   b. 1640, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1726, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. John Giles,   b. 15 Apr 1645, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Dec 1715, Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 70 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F20799  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Bridget came to America as a widow with her family, then married Edward Giles in 1636 and had a family with him. She is mentioned in the will of Reverend Henry Scudder as a cousin living in New England, along with other cousins, John Scudder and Elizabeth Lathrop.

      Bridget was a member of the First Church of Salem in 1648. She lived with her first son, Samuel, on the north side of Cedar Pond and the brook running from it, about sixty rods from the almshouse in Danvers, where they owned a large tract of land. There her descendants lived for a century afterwards, as shown by various deeds, wills, and other records, as well as family tradition. Perhaps the greater number of her descendants moved to Salem, where the majority became seamen.

      On 10 November 1671 Bridget Giles of Salem, widow, gave to "my son Eliezue Giles" of Salem, husbandman, "twenty acres of upland and meadow formerly belonging to my husband Edward Giles of Salem deceased." Bridget's will was written on 14 January 1668/9 and proved on 30 November 1680. In it "Bregett Giles of Salem, widow," bequeathed to son Samuell Very 20s.; to son Thomas Very 20s.; to Mary Cutler of Reading the wife of Thomas Cutler 40s.; to "Briegett Very the daughter of my son Thomas Very" a cow at eighteen or at marriage; to "my son Eliazer Gilles" one ten acre lot "which sometime belonged to Goodman Addams of Nuberie of whom my husband bought it" and some meadow adjoining; and to "my son John Geiles" the residue.

  • Sources 
    1. [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, Spring 1992.

    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.