Tuesday, August 16, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of William Elmer, son of Sarah Peak (Elmer), daughter of Lemuel Peake, son of Jonathan Peake, son of Jonathan Peake, son of Jonathan Peake, son of Dorcas French (Peake), daughter of Susan Riddlesdale (French), daughter of John Riddlesdale, son of Henry Riddlesdale.]

Will of Henry Riddlesdale

to John Ridsdale my son £14 to be paid within six months next after the end & expiration of my lease which I have in the house where I now dwell called Coddenham Hall ... to Robert Ridsdale my son all my corn both wheat & mixteland as it now standeth ... to Henry Ridsdale my son £60 ... to Richard Ridsdale my son £60 ... to John Stansbye my daughter's son £10 at age 21 ... to Richard Ridsdale my son's son £4 at age 21, but if he die, then said £4 to go to his brother Thomas Ridsdale at age 21 ... to the poor of Boxford 10s. ... to Agnes Church, widow, 10s ... residue to Joan Ridsdale my wife, she to be sole executrix. [Suffolk Record Office, R2/42/127; W1/48/110]
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Family of Henry and Joan Riddlesdale

Henry and Joan Riddlesdale

Henry RIDDLESDALE - born about 1518/20, Boxford, Suffolk; buried June 25, 1591, Boxford, Suffolk. Son of Jasper RIDDLESDALE and Elizabeth. Married about 1554, probably at Boxford, Suffolk.

Joan - died after June 1591. Named as "Joan RIDSDALE my wife" in Henry's will.

Children of Henry and Joan

Robert - born about 1554/5, Boxford, Suffolk, England. name in father's will.

John - baptized September 27, 1557, Boxford, Suffolk; buried June 4, 1629, Assington, Suffolk.

Thomas - baptized June 2, 1560, Boxford, Suffolk; buried February 7, 1588/9. Married September 1, 1584, Boxford, Suffolk, Susan BRONDE (baptized January 23, 1560/1), daughter of John BRONDE. Susan married second January 30, 1593/4 Richard WENDALL. Son of Thomas and Susan: Richard.

Joan - baptized October 23, 1562, Boxford, Suffolk. Married August 30, 1582 at Boxford, Suffolk to Richard WALTON (baptized April 8, 1561), son of Richard WALTON. Children: Richard; Richard; William; and Joan.

Julyan - baptized December 10, 1564, Boxford, Suffolk. Married June 13, 1587 at Boxford, Suffolk to John STANBYE. Son: John.

Henry - baptized March 6, 1566/7, Boxford, Suffolk. Married September 5, 1592 at Boxford, Suffolk to Bridget SMYTHE (baptized April 20, 1572), daughter of Symond and Alice SMYTHE. Son: Henry.

Richard - baptized August 13, 1570, Boxford, Suffolk; died early 1610. Married Rose BRAND on September 17, 1593 at Groton. His widow was granted administration of his estate on June 5, 1610. On April 23, 1611, Rose (BRAND) RIDDLESDALE married John WARREN (born about 1555; died 1613), cardmaker of Nayland, Suffolk, as his third wife. Rose married third November 20, 1617, Boxford, Suffolk, Richard GRYMES.

John and Dorcas Riddlesdale

John RIDDLESDALE - baptized September 27, 1557, Boxford, Suffolk; buried June 4, 1629, Assington, Suffolk. Son of Henry RIDDLESDALE and Joan. Married about 1583, probably at Assington, Suffolk.

Dorcas - born 1571, Assington, Suffolk, England; buried September 24, 1624, Assington, Suffolk. Dorcas is named as John's wife in the baptismal records of daughters Susan and Sarah, and on land records of January 1613/14.

Children of John and Dorcas

Susan - baptized April 20, 1584, Boxford, Suffolk, England; died August 1658, Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Richard - baptized about 1586; buried November 6, 1610, Assington, Suffolk. Probably unmarried, the administration of his estate was granted to his sisters Susan and Joan.

Thomas - born about 1588. Named in will of his grandfather Henry RIDDLESDALE.

Joan - born about 1590. Married October 11, 1610 at Assington, Suffolk to Richard MATHER, in a double wedding with sister Dorcas. Joan and Dorcas may have been twins.

Dorcas - born about 1590; buried December 15, 1610, Assington, Suffolk. Married October 11, 1610 at Assington, Suffolk to Thomas DYNES, yeoman, in a double wedding with sister Joan. Dorcas and Joan may have been twins. Administration of her estate was granted to her sisters Susan and Joan. No children.

Edward - born about 1592; buried February 9, 1630/1, Assington, Suffolk. Married Mary (died April 10, 1683, Massachusetts), who married second June 27, 1632 at Assington, Suffolk, John WYATT (born about 1594; died December 1665, Ipswich, Massachusetts), who had married first Martha SHELDRAKE, daughter of John and Joan SHELDRAKE. Mary and John settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts, probably with Mary's daughters Mary, Sarah, and Dorcas RIDDLESDALE. Mary married third May 22, 1666 at Rowley, Massachusetts, James BARKER (died September 7, 1678, Rowley, Massachusetts), whose first wife was Grace (died December 27, 1665). Children of Edward and Mary: Edward; Mary married Henry KIMBALL; Sarah married first Luke HEARD, and second Joseph BIXBY; Dorcas; and Rebecca.

John - born about 1594/8, Assington, Suffolk; buried December 10, 1602, Assington, Suffolk.
Sarah - baptized March 1, 1599, Assington, Suffolk. Married Marke GRYME on May 30, 1620 at Assington.
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Henry Riddlesdale
In 1555, Henry Rydysdale was paid 6d. by the church-wardens of Boxford for carriage of a load of wood. He helped to organize a church ale* [original footnote: "*A money-making social gathering involving the provision of food, drink, and entertainment."] in 1560, was a churchwarden himself in 1562. He was assessed at �10 in 1568.
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