Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p250


Volume 1, Page 250

physician, d. 2 May 1721. JONATHAN, Boston, eldest s. of Henry,
was a tanner, freem. 1675, of wh. I kn. only that he was liv. 1676.
JOSEPH, Boston, br. of the preced. ar. co. 1674, freem. 1678, rep.
1697, had been in 1690 for Northampton, deac. and rul. Elder of first
ch. d. 5 Jan. 1709. His wd. Mercy d. of John Wensley of B. m. 8
Dec. 1712, Hon. Thomas Cushing, and d. 3 Oct. 1740. Samuel, Marlborough
1675. Four of this name had been gr. in 1834, at Harv. and
one at Brown Univ.

    BRIDGEMAN, JAMES, Hartford 1641, or earlier, Springfield 1645, had
b. at H. Sarah, his eldest ch. wh. m. 3 May 1659, Timothy Tileston of
Dorchester; John, b. 7 July 1645; Thomas, 14 Jan. 1647, d. soon;
Martha, 20 Nov. 1649, wh. m. 1668, Samuel Dickinson of Hatfield;
Mary, 5 July 1652, wh. m. 1672, Samuel Bartlett, and d. in 2 yrs. He
rem. to Northampton 1654, had there James, b. 30 May 1655, d. soon;
Patience, June 1656, d. in 7 mos.; and Hezekiah, June 1658, d. at 9
mos. His w. Martha d. 31 Aug. 1668, and he d. Mar. 1676. JOHN,
Salem. 1637, by w. Elizabeth had Mary, bapt. 8 Sept. 1650. Farmer says
he d. a. 1655, and I will find, his will as pro. in Nov. JOHN, Northampton,
only surv. s. of James, m. 11 Dec. 1670, Mary, eldest d.
of Isaac Sheldon, d. 7 Apr. 1712, leav. ch. Mary, John, Deliverance,
James, Isaac, Sarah, Ebenezer, Thomas, Martha, Hannah, and Orlando,
and had three wh. d. young. The last nam. was builder of Bridgeman's
fort, S. of fort Dummer, and f. of Thomas, H. C. 1762, a lawyer, wh.
d. 1771 in New Hampsh. Two more of this name had been gr. at Harv.
in 1834, and three others at other N. E. coll.

    BRIEN or BRIAN, RICHARD, a soldier in Moseley's comp. Dec. 1675,
whose resid. is unkn. THOMAS, Plymouth, whip. in 1633, for run. from
his master, Samuel Eddy.

    BRIERSLEY or BRIERS, JOHN, Glouster, by w. Elizabeth had John, b.
29 May 1658; Benjamin, Jan. 1660, d. soon; and Mary, Jan. 1661, d.

    BRIGDEN or BRIDGEN, THOMAS, Charlestown, was of Faversham,
Kent, came in the Hercules, 1635, from Sandwich, with w. Thomasine
and two ch. freem. 3 Mar. 1636, and d. 20 June 1668. He had
Zechary, b. 2 Sug. 1639, H. C. 1657. His will, of 1 May 1665, makes
w. extrix. names s. Thomas, and his ch. Thomas, Zachary, and John;
d. Mary, w. of Henry Kimball, and her ch. Zachary, Mary, and
Sarah; and d. Sarah. In a codic. of 16 June 1668, two other
Henry K. and Michael B. are provid. for. The rec. of the town, in
some confus. gives his adm. as inhab. 1634, but does not ins. his name in
the gen. list of 1636, while the more careful ch. rec. had adm. of him
and w. in Dec. 1635. THOMAS, Charlestown, s. of the preced. had w.