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Bridget (Unknown) Coleman (abt. 1619 - 1680)

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Bridget Coleman formerly [surname unknown] aka Rowe, Jeggles
Born about in Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married before [location unknown]
Wife of — married in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Mother of and
Died in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
29 April 2016
23:46: Gayel Knott edited the Biography for Bridget (Unknown) Coleman. [Thank Gayel for this]
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Categories: US President Direct Ancestor | Raymon Meyers Tingley Fraud.


Contents

DISPUTED INFORMATION

There is no evidedence that Bridget was the daughter of William Jeggles and his wife. The only known claim that she was his daughter comes from Ramon Meyers Tingley in his totally unsourced work that has been found to contain numerous creative and fraudulent family connections. Reference to ORIGINAL sources is needed before adding any information regarding Bridget's parents.

Biography

This person is an ancestor of President Millard Fillmore[1]

What is Known

Bridget, as Bridgett Row, was named as the widow of John Rowe and the mother of his sons in his probate record.[2][3]

Bridget was most likely born in England, and she and John Rowe were presumably married before 1643, based on the estimated dates of birth of their sons. They first appear in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts in 1651, when John purchased property there.[4][5] John died in March 1661/2 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. On 14 November 1662 in Gloucester, Bridget married William Coleman.[6] William died 18 April 1680,[7] and Bridget died just two weeks later, on 2 May 1680,[8] both in Gloucester.

Raymon Meyers Tingley and Bridget as Bridget "Jeggles"

Bridget is often reported as Bridget Jeggles, the daughter of William Jeggles and his (presumed) wife Mary. There is no reliable evidence to support this claim.

Raymon Myers Tingley appears to be the first to report Bridget as Bridget Jeggles, born 10 June 1619, daughter of William Jeggles of Salem, Massachusetts.[9] Tingley gives no sources nor explantations for his information and has been proven to contain serious errors in other undocumented statements. This has not prevented his information from being copied widely and extensively, however.[10]

Other researchers have questioned Tingley's assertions, including Torrey[11] And Roberts.[12] Both question "Jeggles" as Bridget's family name, and neither is willing to even estimate a marriage date for Bridget and John. Other researchers have gone further. Anderson refers to Tingley's information regarding another member of the Jeggles family as "invention",[13] while Douglas states that Tingley's work "is known to contain fraudulent data."[14]

William Jeggles had no documented daughter named Bridget

Perley identified three of William Jeggles' children as William, Thomas, and Elizabeth.[15] A fourth is likely Daniel, found in town and property records for Salem. Neither town records nor vital records for Salem, nor court records for Essex county identify a daughter named Bridget for William Jeggles, nor any Bridget named Jeggles. Without such documentation, Bridget's relationship to William Jeggles remains, at best, speculative and more likely non-existent.

Sources

  • Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.
  • Babson, John J. History of the town of Gloucester, Cape Ann: including the town of Rockport. (Gloucester Mass.: Procter Bros., 1860), pp. 143-144
  • Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Gloucester, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts.: Essex Institute, 1917)
  • Perley, Sidney. The History of Salem, Massachusetts. (Salem, Massachusetts: Sidney Perley, 1924-1928), Vol. 1, pp. 390-91
  • Tingley, Raymon Meyers. Some ancestral lines : being a record of some of the ancestors of Guilford Solon Tingley and his wife, Martha Pamelia [sic] Meyers. (Rutland, Vt.: Tuttle Pub. Co., 1935), p. 164
    NOTE: No source citations; contains known errors, assumptions, some "inventive" genealogy. Not reliable unless information is supported by documentation from original records.

Text References

  1. Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents
  2. Inventory of the estate of John Roe, in Massachusetts (Colony). Quarterly Courts (Essex County). Records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts. (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911-1925, 1975), Vol. 2, p. 423.
  3. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:580
  4. Babson, John J. History of the town of Gloucester, Cape Ann: including the town of Rockport. (Gloucester Mass.: Procter Bros., 1860), pp. 143-144.
  5. Essex County (Massachusetts). Register of Deeds. Deeds, 1639-1866; index to deeds, 1640-1879 (Essex County, Massachusetts). (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971), Vol. I, p. 81 (orig. 201); FHL #0866015
  6. Roe, Brigget, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Gloucester, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts.: Essex Institute, 1917), Vol 2 p. 464.
  7. Deaths, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Gloucester, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts.: Essex Institute, 1917), p. 97
  8. Deaths, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Gloucester, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts.: Essex Institute, 1917), p. 97.
  9. Tingley, Raymon Meyers. Some ancestral lines : being a record of some of the ancestors of Guilford Solon Tingley and his wife, Martha Pamelia [sic] Meyers. (Rutland, Vt.: Tuttle Pub. Co., 1935), p. 164
  10. See, for example, Ancestral File 2TVB-3C, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch, accessed 22 Nov 2015. [This is the combined submissions of 22 people.] Similar results can be found on Ancestry.com Family Trees and elsewhere.
  11. Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (1963), p. 639
  12. Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), p. 38
  13. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), Vol. 2, p. 1654
  14. Douglass, Penny G. "The English Origin of Robert(1) Blott of Charlestown and Boston, Mass". American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Apr 1992), p. 66, (footnote)
  15. Perley, Sidney. The History of Salem, Massachusetts. (Salem, Massachusetts: Sidney Perley, 1924-1928), Vol. 1, pp. 390-91

Acknowledgments

  • WikiTree profile Jeggles-1 created through the import of Ancestors of PBHowe.ged on Jun 6, 2011 by Buck Howe.
  • Thanks to Cliff Cobb for contributing to this profile.
  • Jeggles-15 was created by David Sylvester through the import of BlackingtonDay.ged on Nov 13, 2014


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On November 8, 2015 at 19:31GMT Gayel Knott wrote:

Jeggles-15 and Jeggles-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same death date and location. Jeggles was a very uncommon name, especially at this time and place.

On November 8, 2015 at 19:25GMT Gayel Knott wrote:

Jeggles-6 and Jeggles-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents, same husband, etc.



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