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Arthur Holbridge (abt. 1613 - 1648)

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Arthur Holbridge aka Halbidge Holbidge Halbridge
Born about in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in New Haven, New Haven Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Nov 2014
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Categories: Signers of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement | New Haven, New Haven Colony | Puritan Great Migration.

The Puritan Great Migration.
Arthur Holbridge migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Arthur's surname is variously spelled Halbidge, Holbridg, Halbich, Halbidg, Halbidge, Holbech, Halbeech. He was born about 1613, based on his estimated marriage date.[1]

Arthur married Susannah ________. She remarried after his death (between 1659 and before 1664) Rev. John Jones of Fairfield.[1]

Arthur Halbridge's Inventory taken Jan 1648 in New Haven Colony by Samuel Whitehead and Roger Allen was valued at L63:07:04[2]

Arthur's first mention in New England records is in 1635. He probably lived in Boston.[3]

Arthur Halbidge was not present when the covenant was made but assented to it with others on the 4 June 1639 meeting and signed the agreement with others on that date. p13, 17[4]

3rd April 1640. Arther Halbidge fined 40s for felling trees and selling clapboard, contrary to the rules. p32[4]

1 July 1640 Arthur Halbidge was charged with giving a false measure in lime. It was put aside to another court for a fuller testimony. p 39[4]

4 9m (Nov) 1640 "Edward Adams testified vpon oath thatt the note of informaco wch he had form'ly delivered into the court (concerning lime Wch Arther Halbidg hath delivered to the mill) is true, wch when he had done, Arther Halbidge excepted against itt, thinking to prove the said Edward Adams a pjured pson. Butt Goodman Pigge, Rich: Beach and John Wakefield affirmed the truth of what Edward Adams had testified, (though the said Artur Holbidg did conceive they would have contradicted Edw : Adams his testimony) , Itt was therefore ordered thatt the said Arther should pay two folde for all the want of measure thatt is charged vpon him and from hence forth take noe worke by the great, nor burne any lime to sell. p46.[4]

7 5m 1641. He was again allowed to take work by the great, on his good behavior. p56[4]

1643 list Arther Halbidge has 4 persons, 20L estate, 11 acres 1st division, in the neck 2-32 (2 acres 32 rods.), in the meadow 3acres, 2nd duvision 12 acres, His rate for use of the land was 00-07-04.[4] 1 July 1644 He took the Oath of Fidelity. p138[4]

5 Feb 1644. "Arthur Halbidge, having beene formerly charged by Mr. Browning for stealing fro him a bushell of corne to the vallue of 4s and a shirt or frock to the value of 1s wch he att first denyed wth cursing himselfe butt now confessed the fact, and was sentenced to be whipped and to make two fould restitution to Mr. Browning, and to beare all the charges wch have beene caused by him." p153,[4]

6 Oct 1645. Arthur Holbridg sold his land in the neck (2 acres 32 rods) to Mr. Malbon.p170,[4]

10 March 1646 9th (last )row middle seats for men p302,[4]

7 March 1647/8 Arther Halbich sold to John Beech his house and home lot with all his accommodations. p. 370[4]

22 May 1648, The Governor told the court that there were some families in the town wanting relief. eg. widdow Knowles, & widdow Halbich. The court ordered that Mr Gilbert & Mr. Wakeman & the treasurer, consider their state, so they be not put to extremity. p383[4], 6 Feb 1648/9 Widdow Halbich delivered into the court an inventory of the estate left by her husband, Arther Halbich, deceased, amounting to 43L 14s 10d, appraised by Roger Allen and Samuell Whithead the 31st of January 1648/9.

Children: there are no further records in New Haven of these children[5]

  1. Mercy Holbridge bapt. 30 June 1650 New Haven Cong Soc.[5]
  2. John Holbridge was also bapt 30 June 1650[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Great Migration 1634-1635, G-H. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume III, G-H, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.
  2. “Early Probate Records of New Haven. New England Hist. and Gen. Register 81:125. NEHGS, 1927
  3. Great Migration 1634-1635, G-H. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume III, G-H, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003. Citing MBCR 1:153, 154
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 Hoadley, Charles J, MA. (editor) Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, From 1638 to 1649. Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1857.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932.
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