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Edna (Halsted) Northend (1626 - 1705)

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Edna Northend formerly Halsted aka Bailey, Halstead, Holsted
Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusettsmap
Wife of — married in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Sep 2010
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Edna (Halsted) Northend migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Edna may have been born at Halifax Parish, West Riding, Yorkshire, Enland.[1] She was a sister of Henry Halstead. In a letter from her brother Henry Halstead: " Your ant marvelled at you that you can have such a good heart to marry soe sonne being in a strange country."[1]

Apparently Richard Bailey "brought with him to Rowley his wife Edna."


Edna married twice.


Edna died on 3 February 1704/5 at Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony.[1]


Edna and Richard Bailey had only one child:[1]

  1. Joseph Bailey, b c. 1647; m Abigail Trumbull

Children of Edna and Ezekiel Northend:[1]

  1. Edna Northend, b 1 Jul 1649; m 1) Thomas Lambert, 2) Andrew Stickney
  2. Elizabeth Northend, b 17 Sep 1651
  3. Elizabeth Northend, b 19 Oct 1656;m Humphrey Hobson, 2) Ezekiel Mighill, 3) Thomas Gage
  4. John Northend, b 18 Jan 1658, d young
  5. Sarah Northend, b 3 Jan 1661; m Thomas Hale
  6. Ezekiel Northend, b 8 Nov 1666; m Dorothy Sewall
  7. Mary Northend, bpt 25 Nov 1669


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Ransome, Jeanne Bailey, (1991) The Bailey family: a history and genealogy ... Ann Arbor, MI: J. B. Ransom, (Pages 1-16).

See also: (behind paywall)

  • The Chandler family, the descendants of William and Annis Chandler who settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts from compilation: North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000,, Operations, Inc., 2016. Provo, UT, USA, p 591 (website behind paywall).

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On 18 Jun 2018 at 10:09 GMT Bret Cantwell wrote:

Does anyone else doing Plantagenet and Surety Relationship Finder searches have Edna come up fairly often?

Edna is 15 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 19 degrees from Frances Weidman and 14 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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