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Clement Aldridge Jr. (1636 - 1699)

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Clement Aldridge Jr. aka Aldredge, Arledge
Born in Worstead, Norfolk, Englandmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Worstead, Norfolk, Englandmap
Died in Wicomico Parrish, Virginiamap
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Biography

This man is the original Arledge immigrant to the North American colonies. Clement Aldridge and his wife Elizabeth Tilles were immigrants to the British Colonies from the village of Worstead, Norfolk, England. By April 2, 1667, he and his wife Elizabeth were living in Virginia, on a large tobacco plantation, in Bowtracy/Fairfield Parishes north of the Wicomico River. There are a number of tobacco related lawsuits involving Clement between 1668 and 1699. They had at least six children, four sons and two daughters are known. From the Arledge Family History Project (Pam Wilson: wilsonpam@mindspring.com):

Clement and Elizabeth were immigrants to Virginia. His parents, Clement and Susan, may have preceded them. Sekanick speculates that, since Clement (Sr) died in 1668, Clement (Jr) may have come to America to claim an inheritance. A Clement Aldridge first appears in records of Northumberland Co, VA in 1666. However, Clement's first wife Alice died in 1668 in Worstead, and he must have remarried immediately, Clement and Elizabeth's two children were christened in Worstead, Norfolk, England, in 1669 and 1670.[1]

Lived in Bowtracy and Fairfield Parishes north of the Wicomico River (in 1698 these parishes merged to form St. Stephen's Parish, the records of which are in the State Library of VA).

children: see remnants of Northumb. Co Births and Deaths, 1650-1810, p.3 [Names are illegible; clarified in Franklin Aldridge and Alice Sekanick books, but don't know their source].

Many, many references to Clement and Elizabeth in Northumberland Co. Order Book. Many lawsuits over tobacco. Occasionally the spelling Arledge or Aldredge appears instead of Aldridge. See F.R. Aldridge's "Aldridge Records, Vol. II" for a thorough listing.

1668 Court order determining that Clement Aldridge stands indebted to Richard Haskins and that Aldridge should pay Haskins 680 pounds tobacco.

Northumberland County Court 21 Aug 1672 (Book of Orders p. 156): "Whereas an attachment was awarded to Mr. THO" MATHEW agt ye Estate of STEPHEN BYLAND for five hundred & fowreteene (514) pounds of tobacco and caske, wch Attahcment is returned executed on soe much in ye hands of CLEMT: ALRIDGE: Judgement is granted ye sd MATHEW agt ye sd ALRIDGE for ye sd summme with costs. [Ruth and Sam Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts]

Death dates in some sources given as 19 Jan 1698/9. This conflicts with Franklin Aldridge's claim that he remarried in 1701 to Mary Donaldson, for whom documentation exists. Further evidence leads to conclude that it was his SON Clement who married Mary Donaldson. Others say it is unclear whether Clement died in Northumberland County VA where he lived or died in England where he was born. However, there are references to Clement's will being proved in Northumberland County on 19 Jan 1699; one of the witnesses was Mary Tullos [reference: NEED TO FIND: O.D. Lindsay, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 1, p. 52; cited in article on Rodham family in Northumberland Historical Society Bulletin, XII, 1975.]

21 Aug 1678: Graves Garrett son of Thomas Garrett, dec'd, bound to Clement Aldridge [Northumberland County Court Orders p.1].

17 Aug 1681: William Leach, orphan and noe Estate, bound to Clement Aldridge [Northumberland County Court Orders, p.99].

Clement was a joiner by trade and, in 1678, took Graves Garratt as an apprentice. In November, 1674, Clement and Thomas Flynt were requested by the court to inspect a building for its worthiness, and on November 19, 1679, he was paid for mending the parish church.

On June 7, 1679 the Court of Northumberland ordered the list of tithables divided into forties; each group of forty was ordered to deliver an able man along with a horse, arms and other provisions to the house of Thomas Mathew. Clement was one of the men charged with the responsibility of insuring that this order was carried out (Co. Court Note Bk. IX:16, 26).

15 Nov 1693: CLEMENT ALDRIDGE and ELIZABETH his wife vs. WILLIAM BEANE, nonsuit, and C. and Eliz. to pay damages [Northumberland County Court Orders, p.632]

On May 16, 1694, Clement was appointed constable for Cherry Point Neck, one of six constables appointed for the county [Northumberland County Court Orders, p. 652].

16 Oct 1695: CLEMENT ALDRIDGE was one of witnesses (along with CAPT. RODHAM KENNER and Mr. THOMAS BUSHROD) to probate the will of Mr. CHRISTOPHER NEALE, as petitioned by HANNAH NEALE, Executrix. [Northumberland County Court Orders, p. 711]

17 Mar 1697: ELIZABETH ALDRIDGE wife of CLEMENT ALDRIDGE, JUNR, relinquishes her rights of dower to 64 acres of land sold to THO. MILLER. She also relinquishes dower in the sale of 60 acres to JOHN CRALLE. [Northumberland County Court Orders, p. 759]

19 Jan 1698/9: Motion of ELIZABETH ALDRIDGE, Exx. a Probate to her of the Last Will of CLEM'T ALDRIDGE, proved by DAVID STRAUGHAN and MARY TULLOS. [Northumberland County Court Orders, p. 759] Clement's will was presented to court on January 19, 1698-99. Unfortunately, this will was destroyed in a courthouse fire.

[21 Sept 1699: Motion of CLEM'T ARLEGE, probate to him of the last will of ELIZ. ARLEGE his wife, proved by Edw'd Barnes and Hugh Staten. [Northumberland County, VA, Court Orders, p. 66]. This is most likely a reference to the next-generation CLEMENT, who also had a wife Elizabeth.]

There are many references to land bought FROM Clement Aldridge/Arledge. For example, the 1726 will of JOHN CRALLE, SR. of St. Stephen's Parish (written 1 Oct 1726, proven 16 Apr 1728), aside from stating his desire "not to have any funeral sermon, and that there be no superfluity of drink disposed of at my funeral," left his son John Cralle sixty acres of land in "Cherry Point" WHICH I BOUGHT OF CLEMENT ABRIDGE, JUNR. [Northumberland Co. Record Book, 1726-1729, p. 97]

Northumberland County Record Books 1743-1749 (p.166) show a will of Richard CRUTE dated 11 August 1746 (proved 8 Dec 1746) who said he desired that his son Richard "might be bound to SAMUEL ALDREDGE to learn the joyners trade." Who is this SAMUEL ALDREDGE??

See Franklin Rudolph Aldridge, Aldridge Records, Vol. 2. 1975 (139 Ewing Dr, Nashville, TN; avail from Gen Soc of CJCLDS); esp pp. 176 ff, "The Arledge Family Records" (Ch. 11). See also Alice Sekanick, "The Hutchinson Family" (privately published, 1994: 624 Kirby Lane, Richardson, TX 75080) and Dr. Rulon C. Allred, "The Allred Family in America, Vol. 1" (Salt Lake City: William R. Bischoff, 1965), and John Bennett Boddie, "The Allred (Aldridge) Family in England and North Carolina" in Historical Southern Families, vol. X (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1966).

From the Arledge Family History Project (Pam Wilson: wilsonpam@mindspring.com):

Clement and Elizabeth were immigrants to Virginia. His parents, Clement and Susan, may have preceded them. Sekanick speculates that, since Clement (Sr) died in 1668, Clement (Jr) may have come to America to claim an inheritance. A Clement Aldridge first appears in records of Northumberland Co, VA in 1666. However, Clement and Elizabeth's two children were christened in Worstead, Norfolk, England, in 1669 and 1670.

Lived in Bowtracy and Fairfield Parishes north of the Wicomico River (in 1698 these parishes merged to form St. Stephen's Parish, the records of which are in the State Library of VA).

children: see remnants of Northumb. Co Births and Deaths, 1650-1810, p.3 [Names are illegible; clarified in Franklin Aldridge and Alice Sekanick books, but don't know their source].

Many, many references to Clement and Elizabeth in Northumberland Co. Order Book. Many lawsuits over tobacco. Occasionally the spelling Arledge or Aldredge appears instead of Aldridge. See F.R. Aldridge's "Aldridge Records, Vol. II" for a thorough listing.

1668 Court order determining that Clement Aldridge stands indebted to Richard Haskins and that Aldridge should pay Haskins 680 pounds tobacco.

Northumberland County Court 21 Aug 1672 (Book of Orders p. 156): "Whereas an attachment was awarded to Mr. THO" MATHEW agt ye Estate of STEPHEN BYLAND for five hundred & fowreteene (514) pounds of tobacco and caske, wch Attahcment is returned executed on soe much in ye hands of CLEMT: ALRIDGE: Judgement is granted ye sd MATHEW agt ye sd ALRIDGE for ye sd summme with costs. [Ruth and Sam Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts]

Death dates in some sources given as 19 Jan 1698/9. This conflicts with Franklin Aldridge's claim that he remarried in 1701 to Mary Donaldson, for whom documentation exists. Further evidence leads to conclude that it was his SON Clement who married Mary Donaldson. Others say it is unclear whether Clement died in Northumberland County VA where he lived or died in England where he was born. However, there are references to Clement's will being proved in Northumberland County on 19 Jan 1699; one of the witnesses was Mary Tullos [reference: NEED TO FIND: O.D. Lindsay, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 1, p. 52; cited in article on Rodham family in Northumberland Historical Society Bulletin, XII, 1975.]

21 Aug 1678: Graves Garrett son of Thomas Garrett, dec'd, bound to Clement Aldridge [Northumberland County Court Orders p.1].

17 Aug 1681: William Leach, orphan and noe Estate, bound to Clement Aldridge [Northumberland County Court Orders, p.99].

Clement was a joiner by trade and, in 1678, took Graves Garratt as an apprentice. In November, 1674, Clement and Thomas Flynt were requested by the court to inspect a building for its worthiness, and on November 19, 1679, he was paid for mending the parish church.

On June 7, 1679 the Court of Northumberland ordered the list of tithables divided into forties; each group of forty was ordered to deliver an able man along with a horse, arms and other provisions to the house of Thomas Mathew. Clement was one of the men charged with the responsibility of insuring that this order was carried out (Co. Court Note Bk. IX:16, 26).

15 Nov 1693: CLEMENT ALDRIDGE and ELIZABETH his wife vs. WILLIAM BEANE, nonsuit, and C. and Eliz. to pay damages [Northumberland County Court Orders, p.632]

On May 16, 1694, Clement was appointed constable for Cherry Point Neck, one of six constables appointed for the county [Northumberland County Court Orders, p. 652].

16 Oct 1695: CLEMENT ALDRIDGE was one of witnesses (along with CAPT. RODHAM KENNER and Mr. THOMAS BUSHROD) to probate the will of Mr. CHRISTOPHER NEALE, as petitioned by HANNAH NEALE, Executrix. [Northumberland County Court Orders, p. 711]

17 Mar 1697: ELIZABETH ALDRIDGE wife of CLEMENT ALDRIDGE, JUNR, relinquishes her rights of dower to 64 acres of land sold to THO. MILLER. She also relinquishes dower in the sale of 60 acres to JOHN CRALLE. [Northumberland County Court Orders, p. 759]

19 Jan 1698/9: Motion of ELIZABETH ALDRIDGE, Exx. a Probate to her of the Last Will of CLEM'T ALDRIDGE, proved by DAVID STRAUGHAN and MARY TULLOS. [Northumberland County Court Orders, p. 759] Clement's will was presented to court on January 19, 1698-99. Unfortunately, this will was destroyed in a courthouse fire.

[21 Sept 1699: Motion of CLEM'T ARLEGE, probate to him of the last will of ELIZ. ARLEGE his wife, proved by Edw'd Barnes and Hugh Staten. [Northumberland County, VA, Court Orders, p. 66]. This is most likely a reference to the next-generation CLEMENT, who also had a wife Elizabeth.]

There are many references to land bought FROM Clement Aldridge/Arledge. For example, the 1726 will of JOHN CRALLE, SR. of St. Stephen's Parish (written 1 Oct 1726, proven 16 Apr 1728), aside from stating his desire "not to have any funeral sermon, and that there be no superfluity of drink disposed of at my funeral," left his son John Cralle sixty acres of land in "Cherry Point" WHICH I BOUGHT OF CLEMENT ABRIDGE, JUNR. [Northumberland Co. Record Book, 1726-1729, p. 97]

Northumberland County Record Books 1743-1749 (p.166) show a will of Richard CRUTE dated 11 August 1746 (proved 8 Dec 1746) who said he desired that his son Richard "might be bound to SAMUEL ALDREDGE to learn the joyners trade." Who is this SAMUEL ALDREDGE??

See Franklin Rudolph Aldridge, Aldridge Records, Vol. 2. 1975 (139 Ewing Dr, Nashville, TN; avail from Gen Soc of CJCLDS); esp pp. 176 ff, "The Arledge Family Records" (Ch. 11). See also Alice Sekanick, "The Hutchinson Family" (privately published, 1994: 624 Kirby Lane, Richardson, TX 75080) and Dr. Rulon C. Allred, "The Allred Family in America, Vol. 1" (Salt Lake City: William R. Bischoff, 1965), and John Bennett Boddie, "The Allred (Aldridge) Family in England and North Carolina" in Historical Southern Families, vol. X (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1966).

Name

Clement Aldridge Jr.[2][3]

Birth

about 1627[4]
25 Sep 1636, Worstead, Norfolk, England[5][3]

Marriage

  • 18 OCT 1668, Worstead, Norfolk, England[5]
note: just 1668 from parish register for Norfolk, Tunstead Hundred, Worstead[6]

Sources

  1. marriage of October 18, 1668 in Worstead, Norfolk, England from Allred-398; 1668 from transcription by Geoff Lowe of the parish register for Norfolk, Tunstead Hundred, Worstead
  2. Source: #S44
  3. 3.0 3.1 Source: #S91
  4. from Aldredge-17, no source given (but probably based on 1626 marriage)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Source: #S43
  6. transcription by Geoff Lowe
  • S44: U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls (Ancestry Online publication, 2011), Ancestry links 1, 2 (subscription required).
  • S43: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Ancestry Online publication, 2004). Original data...was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. (Ancestry links for information derived from submitter code MA1 & uncoded submitter; subscription required.)
  • S91: Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Births (Ancestry Online publication, 2001): Ancestry link (subscription required).
  • Arledge Family History, Valenziano-Winchester Ancestors (no sources apparent; accessed September 28, 2015)

http://www.nssdp.com/membership/ancestors-of-the-society/

Acknowledgments

  • Heath Vogel created WikiTree profile Aldridge-395 through the import of Vogel Wiki Upload.ged on Jan 22, 2013.
  • This person was created through the import of Holman Family Tree.ged on 06 March 2011. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.
  • Terry Childress created Aldredge-17 on Sunday, August 3, 2014, for Clement Aldredge b 1627.

Biography

Clement was born in 1636. Clement Arledge ... He passed away in 1699. [7]

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Sources

  • Janice Hardin, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Janice and others.
  1. marriage of October 18, 1668 in Worstead, Norfolk, England from Allred-398; 1668 from transcription by Geoff Lowe of the parish register for Norfolk, Tunstead Hundred, Worstead
  2. Source: #S44
  3. 3.0 3.1 Source: #S91
  4. from Aldredge-17, no source given (but probably based on 1626 marriage)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Source: #S43
  6. transcription by Geoff Lowe
  7. Entered by Janice Hardin, May 4, 2012




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Collaboration

On September 28, 2015 at 13:45GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

somewhere in the merges, the marriage data was lost (if it had been in the data fields, not just the text). I added 18 OCT 1668, Worstead, Norfolk, England, but please note that "18 October" does not have a verifiable source in the text, just 1668 & location do.

Cheers, Liz

On September 28, 2015 at 13:36GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

Hi profile managers - I did the post-merge cleanup for Clement's biography, but please review the attached profiles for his wife & children & merge duplicate profiles as appropriate. Thanks!

On August 27, 2015 at 17:29GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

update: merge completed

Allred-398 and Aldridge-395 appear to represent the same person because: Hi! These profiles have the same info mostly & should be merged. I went with Aldridge as LNAB; Allred is generally considered the preferred spelling of a different branch. Cheers, Liz

On August 27, 2015 at 17:27GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

update: merge completed

Aldredge-17 and Aldridge-395 appear to represent the same person because: Three Clement brothers with different spellings. Allred is supposedly a different group & since dad is Aldridge, I went with Aldridge for Junior. If you have support or strong preference for Aldredge, postpone the merge (set it back to unmerged match) & give me a holler. Otherwise, please merge. Thanks!

On August 23, 2014 at 01:10GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

marriage in 1668 (added link as a reference in biography)

On August 23, 2014 at 01:09GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

marriage in 1668 - link added to biography

On August 23, 2014 at 01:08GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

marriage in 1668 (see link in biography)



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