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Bridget (Corderoy) Ironmonger (1602 - abt. 1656)

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Bridget Ironmonger formerly Corderoy aka Cordray, Iremonger
Born in Chute, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 23 Jul 1628 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Woodhay Hampshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified 8 Jun 2019 | Created 7 Feb 2011
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Bridget Cordray was christened on 24 September 1602 at Chute, Wiltshire, England.[1] She was the daughter of William Cordray and his wife Bridget, daughter of Edward Goddard.[2]

She and Samuel Iremonger (or Ironmonger), Gent. obtained a marriage license on 23 July 1628,[1] and they married in Wiltshire, England.[3]

They had 4 sons (Samuel; William; Francis; and Corderoy) and 6 daughters (Bridget; Elizabeth, wife of Anthony Evernden; Anne; Eleanor; Martha, wife of Robert Jones, Gent; and Margaret).[1]

Bridget (Corderoy) Iremonger was widowed between 1643 and 1650.[1]


[citation needed]
She is said to have died in 1656 at Woodhay, Southampton, England.[4]
note: Her grandfather - father of Bridget (Goddard) Cordray - was Edward Goddard "of East Woodhay, Hampshire."[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Magna Carta Ancestry (#Richardson), Volume 2, page 460, IREMONGER 15.
  2. Source: Magna Carta Ancestry, #Richardson
  3. "On Jul 23, 1628 a license was issued for the marriage of Samuel Iremonger of Dennington (Donnington?), Berks., a gentleman aged 21 and Bridget Corderoy of Chute, Wiltshire, aged 24." Salisbury Marriage Licenses in the (English) Genealogist Publication. (from Sharon Powell's Family Tree, accessed September 14, 2015)
  4. LDS Family Group Sheets, but seems unlikely
  5. Magna Carta Ancestry (#Richardson), Volume 2, page 460, IREMONGER 14.
  • Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Volume 2, page 459, IREMONGER
  • Paul C. Reed, The Royal Descent of the Bernard, Corderoy, and Ironmonger Families of Virginia through the Seymour Family, The American Genealogist, July and Oct., 1998
  • Bridget Corderoy, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed September 12, 2015)


A daughter named Catherine is not included among the children shown in Magna Carta Ancestry (#Richardson) and no sources could be found to support that she was their daughter, so that profile was disconnected from Samuel and Bridget (Cordray) Iremonger.
However, Catherine's profile shows that she married a Lee of Virginia (William Lee/Lea/Leigh - see his entry in the Rootsweb tree posted by Jessee Genealogy Service). Virginia records show connections between Martha Jones, daughter of Samuel and Bridget (Cordray) Iremonger, and the Lees (the following information is from messages posted to Catherine's profile):
I found an interesting possible connection: William Lee/George Lee (brothers, if I read it right) & John Jones, their nephew; George Wale marrying Henry Lee's widow (who "may not be Marah Adkins") and Henry Lee's orphans having Thomas Haynes as guardian (see JSTOR article, pp 47-48). Kathryn Gearhart's Jones Families page connects Martha (Ironmonger) Jones with Haynes
  • through her husband Robert Jone's 1675 will - Thomas Haynes is named as an overseer of the estate
  • through her will - "Martha Ironmonger Jones died in December, 1677. Her will was proved on the testimony of Mrs. Elizabeth Haynes (Haines) and Mr. Thomas Haines, of Lancaster County."
Katheryn Gearhart's page also shows that Mary Jones m George Wale 1678 (Henry Lee d c1657 per JSTOR). Mary was a daughter of Robert and Martha (Ironmonger) Jones.
So, although it is unlikely in the extreme that Samuel and Bridget (Cordray) Iremonger had a daughter born "1632 in Charles City County, Virginia" (according to Catherine's unsourced profile), she is probably, if married to a Lee,* a relative of the Ironmongers and Corderoys who immigrated to Virginia in the 1600s.
* neither William's profile (also unsourced) nor Catherine's mentions when or where they were married, and nothing I found mentions them as husband and wife, or that William married an Iremonger.
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On 30 Mar 2019 at 20:05 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Source: Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), volume III, page 401 IREMONGER 21.

Bridget Cordray, baptized 24 Sept. 1602. She married 23 July 1628 Samuel Iremonger, son of Samuel Iremonger, by Anne, daughter of Thomas Lawson. He was born about 1607. They had four sons, Samuel, William, Francis, and Corderoy, and six daughters, Bridget, Elizabeth (wife of Anthony Evernden), Anne, Eleanor, Martha, and Margaret. Samuel Irwemonger, left a will dated 6 July 1643, proved 28 October 1650.

Thank you!

On 30 Mar 2019 at 19:42 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Source: Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), volume III, page 401 IREMONGER 20.

William Cordray, married Bridget Goddard. They had four sons, William, Edward, John, and and unnamed son, and three daughters, Bridget, Anna, and Eleanor.

Children of William Cordray, Esq., by Bridget Goddard:

i. Bridget Cordray, married Samuel Iremonger.
ii. Anna Cordray, married Richard Bernard, Gent., of York County, Virginia.

Thank you!

On 8 Dec 2017 at 15:34 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Verified this profile as being on a project-approved trail (from Iremonger-40 to Malet-18, de_Vere-309 & Quincy-226, following "Magna Carta badged" profiles to those surety barons). The project account for the Magna Carta Project will be added as a manager later this month to meet WikiTree guidelines (see Help:Project-Managed_Profiles). Give me a holler if you have any questions. ~ Liz, Magna Carta project member

On 13 Jun 2017 at 01:54 GMT Rebecca (East) Herrin wrote:

Wow she is my 11 great grandmother

On 19 Sep 2015 at 20:28 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

review of Magna Carta trail to Malet-18, Quincy-226, and de_Vere-309 completed

On 18 Jun 2015 at 12:45 GMT James McDonald wrote:

In contemporary documents the spelling of Corderoy is variable. Richardson and Reed simply settled on different standardizations. Its meaningless.

On 14 Mar 2015 at 20:08 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Corderoy-14 and Corderoy-8 appear to represent the same person because: I found this orphaned profile while working on Magna Carta trails. They are the same person.

On 20 Feb 2015 at 19:29 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Per Douglas Richardson her last name at birth is Cordray, not Corderoy.

Bridget is 19 degrees from Cari Starosta, 13 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 9 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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