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Ruth (Pabodie) Bartlett (1658 - 1725)

Ruth Bartlett formerly Pabodie
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
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Wife of — married about Dec 1678 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
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Died at age 66 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Ruth Pabodie was born June 27, 1658 at Duxbury, Plymouth Colony,,daughter of William Pabodie Sr (abt.1620-1707) and Elisabeth (Alden) Pabodie, (abt.1624-1717)[1][2] and the granddaughter of Mayflower passengers John Alden (abt.1598-1687) and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden[2]

Ruth married Benjamin Bartlett about Dec 1676 or 1678 (the last digit is worn) in Duxbury.[2][3][4] Benjamin, a descendant of Mayflower passengers, was the son of Benjamin Bartlett and his second wife Sarah Brewster.[2] Benjamin died between 10 Dec 1717 (date of will) and 10 April 1724 (will sworn to by witness.) [2] [Plymouth PR 1236, 1:113-115;]

William Pabodie, Ruth's father, had an estate of £407. He left the land to his sons (some after wife's decease), and left his daughters, Mary, Mercey, Martha, Ruth, Sarah, Hannah, Lidia (also received a pair of green curtains), the heirs of Elizabeth and the heirs of Rebecca only one shilling each.[2][5]

Benjamin's will was dated 10 Dec 1717. He gave his wife Ruth all his real estate while she was alive. She was to pay his three youngest daughters £30 at their marriages, the same amount he gave to the previously married daughters. When Ruth died the estate was to be divided equally between his daughters: Sarah Bradford, Rebeckah Bradford, Ruth Murdoch, Mercy Turner, Priscilla, Deborah and Abigail, and granddaughter Ruth Bartlett, daughter of his son William, deceased, as long as she doesn't sue for the farm at Duxbury "I now live upon". If she sues for said farm, she was to receive one shilling. Ruth, his wafe, was named executrix. The will was proved 6 July 1724. His inventory was taken 15 April 1724 and wife Ruth swore to its correctness 25 April 1724.[2] [Plymouth co. PR #1238, 4:440-41; MD 18:177-79]

Further land transactions name the daughters and their husbands: Israel Bradford and Sarah; Rebecca Bradford, widow of John Bradford; John Murdoch junior and Ruth his wife; John Turner and Mercy, his wife , John Samson and Priscilla his wife, and Abigail and Gamaliel Bradford; and Josiah Thomas and Deborah his wife of Marshfield.[2] [Plymouth Col LR 18:225, 22:154-55, MD 18:179-80, LR 34:31, MD 18:181-2, LR 41:13-14; MD 18:182-183.]

Ruth died between 25 April 1724 (made oath to husband's inventory) and 27 Mar 1725 (real estate division) in Duxbury, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Bay.[2]


Probably born at Duxbury:[2]

  1. Robert b. 6 Dec 1679; d. before his father's 1717 will
  2. Sarah b. c. 1682 (from age at death); m. Israel Bradford
  3. Rebecca b. say c. 1684; m. John Bradford
  4. Ruth b. say c. 1690; m. John Murdock, Jr.
  5. Mercy b. c. 1695 (age at death) ; m. John Turner
  6. William b. before 12 Jan 1695/6. He came of age by 12 Jan 1716/7; m. Sarah Foster
  7. Priscilla b. Jan 1696/7; m. John Samson
  8. Deborah b. c. say 1700; m. Josiah Thomas
  9. Abigail b. c. 1703 (age at death); m. Capt. Gamaliel Bradford.

Research Notes

Contains all the Silver book info. Needs some probate see [...] look up. B-404 09:37, 23 January 2023 (UTC)


  1. Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts to the year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), p. 114; digital image, Internet Archive; note the record says 15 Jan 1653, but because the previous Priscilla was born 16 Nov 1652, this must be 1653/4
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littlefield (comp.) Williams, Alicia Crane (ed.) Mayflower Families Through Five Generations. Volume 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002.) pp. 69-71
  3. Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910 [1]
  4. Vital records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. (Boston, Mass. : Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund, 1911), [p. 282; digital image, Internet Archive]
  5. Bowman, George Ernest (transcriber), "William Pabodie's Will and Inventory," The Mayflower descendant : a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history, Vol 6, (Boston : Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899) pp. 129-135; digital images, Internet Archive link : accessed 13 Jan 2023; cites Bristol PR 2:268-269.

See Also:

  • Source: Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford and Williams, Alicia Crane, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16 Part 1 of 3, John Alden, Boston, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002. pp. 26-27, 68-69
  • Source: World Family Tree Vol. 1, pre-1600 to present, Brøderbund Software, Inc., 1997, Media: Family Archive CD
  • Source: Vital Record of Duxbury, Massachusetts - Year 1911,[Page 21], Ruth pabodie the Daughter of william pabodie & Elizabeth his wife was borne June . 27 . 1658. Vital Record of Duxbury, Massachusetts - Year 1911.
  • PABODIE - Plymouth County - Page 114. birth of Ruth, daughter of William & Elizabeth [dup. Elisabeth], 27 June 1658.
  • Source: Information was taken from the Alden Kindred website [2]
  • Official Mayflower Descendants Record.
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Abbreviation: GEDCOM file imported on 30 April 2010
Title: GEDCOM file submitted by Thomas Gull - from gedcom file, tmrgull(at) Imported on 30 April 2010.
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