Person:Bridget Henchman (1)

Bridget Henchman
b.est 1640
m. abt 1656
  1. Bridget Henchmanest 1640 - 1731
m. 28 Nov 1660
  1. Elizabeth Richardson1665 - 1745
m. 8 Oct 1679
Facts and Events
Name[1][4] Bridget Henchman
Gender Female
Birth[1] est 1640 Estimate based on date of marriage.
Marriage 28 Nov 1660 Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Lieutenant James Richardson
Marriage 8 Oct 1679 Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto William Chandler
Death[2] 6 Mar 1731 Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States (probably)
Burial[3] South Church Cemetery, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 7. Lieut. James Richardson2, in Vinton, John Adams; Franklin Richardson; and Isaac Richardson. The Richardson Memorial: Comprising a Full History and Genealogy of the Posterity of the Three Brothers, Ezekiel, Samuel and Thomas Richardson, Who Came from England and United with Others in the Foundation of Woburn, Massachusetts in the Year 1641; of John Richardson of Medfield, 1679; of Amos Richardson of Boston, 1640; of Edward and William Richardson of Newbury, 1643; with Notices of Richardsons in Endland and Elsewhere. (Portland, Maine: Brown Thurston & Co., 1876), 42, 43.

    "… Bridget Henchman, daughter [sister] of Major Thomas Henchman, … James Richard … dying intestate, his wife's brother, Capt. Thomas Henchman, was appointed administrator."

  2. William2 Chandler, in Chandler, George. The Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler, who Settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1637. (Worcester, Mass.: Press of Charles Hamilton, 1883), 12.

    "Mrs. Bridget Chandler died 6 March, 1731; but her pastor, Rev. Samuel Phillips, says she attained the age of 100 years."

  3. Bridget Henchman Chandler.
  4. A number of secondary sources call her daughter of Major Thomas Henchman. However, the timelines of their marriages and deaths support the assertion in The Richardson Memorial and Wyman's Charlestown that she was, instead, his sister.