Susanna (Riddlesdale) French

Susanna (Riddlesdale) French (1584 - abt. 1658)

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Susanna "Susan" French formerly Riddlesdale
Born in Assington, Boxford, Suffolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 5 Sep 1608 (to before 5 Nov 1639) in Assington, Suffolk, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 6 Aug 2019 | Created 13 Sep 2010
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Contents

Biography

Baptism

Susan Riddlesdale, daughter of John and & Dorcas, his wife, was christened 20 April 1584, at Boxford, Assington, Suffolk, England.[1][2]

Marriage

Thomas French ( - 1630) & Susan RIDDLESDALE ( - 1658) married 5 Sep 1608, in Assington, England.[3][4] Thomas was the son of Jacob and Susan (Warren) French (bapt. 11 Oct 1584 Bures St. Mary).[2][3]

Immigration

Susan and her husband Thomas left England for America, where they settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts.[2] This occurred after 1635, when their daughter Margaret was buried in November in Assington, about 1637.[3] Son, Thomas French, and daughter, Alice French, arrived in New England by 1632, their younger sisters Dorcas and Susan arrived in 1633.[5]

Death

Susan French, widow died Aug. ––, 1658.[6][2]

Estate

Administration of the estate of Susan French, deceased, was granted to her son John French, at the Ipswich Court, Sept 1658.[7][8] Inventory was taken Mar. 10, 1659 by Robert Lord and Phillip (his (l) mark) ffowler: Received in Ipswich court Mar. 29, 1659. [9]

"An Inventory of the goods of Susan ffrench widdow of Ipswch deceased taken the 10th of march 1658[10]

Imprimus a fether bed old and small 2 fether pillows
one old coverlet & blanket 2 – 10 – 0
It. her weareing apparell 4 – 0 – 0
It. one old chest & box without a lid an old Hogshead 0 – 8 – 0
It. a linen wheele & 2 chaires 0 – 5 – 0
It. an old brase pot & a little ould skillet & little Iron pot 0 – 10 – 0
It. 2 pewter dishes porringer & skim[m]er 0 – 08 – 6
It. 2 paire of old shirs [sheers] ould brase & other small things 0 – 06 – 6
It a spit tongs gridiron & other small things 0 – 12 – 0
It. an old warmeing pan & frying 0 – 06 – 0
It 2 small trayes earthen ware & other lumbar 0 – 05 – 6
It. a cowe old 3 – 0 – 0
Aprissed… by us 12 – 11 – 6
Robert Lord
Phillip ffowler his X marke

Children

  1. Thomas French (Ensign) immigrant to Boston and then Ipswich, Massachusetts, was baptized 27 November 1608,[5] at St. Edmund's Parish in Assington, Suffolk, England;[11] died at Ipswich 8 August 1680; m. Mary.[5]
  2. Alice French was baptized 9 April 1610, at St. Edmund's Parish in Assington, Suffolk, England;[11]
  3. Dorcas French was baptized 31 July 1614 at St. Edmund's Parish in Assington, Suffolk, England;[11]
  4. Susan French was baptized 22 April 1616 at St. Edmund's Parish in Assington, Suffolk, England;[11]
  5. Anne French was baptized 15 March 1617 [1617/18] at St. Edmund's Parish in Assington, Suffolk, England;[11]
  6. Margaret French was baptized 12 March 1619 [1619/20] at St. Edmund's Parish in Assington, Suffolk, England;[11] she was buried in the same parish on 25 Nov 1635[11]
  7. John French was baptized 26 May 1622 at St. Edmund's Parish in Assington, Suffolk, England.[11] He was granted administration of his mother's estate in 1658.[8]
  8. Mary French was baptized 6 Jan 1624 [1624/5] at St. Edmund's Parish in Assington, Suffolk, England;[11]

Sources

  1. Threlfall, J.B., Fifty Great Migration Colonists to New England and their origins, Madison, WI, 1990; New England Historical & Genealogical Register, vol. 143, p. 216
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Threlfell, John Brooks. "John Wyatt of Ipswich, Massachusetts and his wife Mary (_____) Riddlesdale." New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 143:213. Boston: NEHGS, 1989.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Threllfall, John B. "Thomas French of Assington, Suffolk, England and Ipswich, Massachusetts." New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 142:250 Boston: NEHGS, 1988
  4. Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Com, Baltimore, Md. 1985 Can be seen at Ancestry.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). p 704, immigration p.705.
  6. Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1910 www.ma-vitalrecords.org Deaths citing Court Records (p. 561)
  7. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records vol 1, page 71
  8. 8.0 8.1 Records and files of the Quarterly courts of Essex county, Massachusetts Volume II 1656-1662. Salem, Mass. : Essex institute, 1912. Vol. II p. 118
  9. The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts: Vol. I, 1635-1664, Essex Institute, Salem, MA,1916, pg. 272 www.archive.org Probate Records of Essex Co.
  10. Essex County Registry of Probate- Docket No. 10189
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 Linzee, John William, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass. and Their Ancestors and Descendants. Priv. Pring, Fort Hill Press, Samuel Usher, Boston, MA, 1918. pp. 412-416, 416-417, 425. The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass. and Their Ancestors and Descendants Extracts from the Parish Rigisters are on pages 412, 413
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Images: 3
Inventory of Susan French's Estate- p. 1
Inventory of Susan French's Estate- p. 1

Inventory of Susan French's Estate- p. 2
Inventory of Susan French's Estate- p. 2

Inventory of Susan French's Estate- p. 3
Inventory of Susan French's Estate- p. 3

Collaboration

On 9 Oct 2018 at 03:56 GMT Anne B wrote:

EDward was attached from the other side just 4 days ago. sigh. He doesn't belong and I've left a message on the other profile.

In the case of Thomas, perhaps the early 1600s equivalent of white shotguns was employed.

On 9 Oct 2018 at 00:50 GMT Leslie Torkelson wrote:

Oldest son listed here (Edward) was born in 1595 in Warwickshire, when Susanna was 11 years old. Pretty sure he doesn't belong with this family.

Second son Thomas was christened 27 Nov 1608, about two months after Thomas French and Susanna Riddlesdale were married, according to bio.

On 19 Mar 2017 at 16:14 GMT Anne B wrote:

skim[m]er at least makes sense.

On 19 Mar 2017 at 15:51 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

The inventory text that was already on here, (with monetary units form as 2£, 10s instead of 2-10-0 ) definitely said chaires, the other one was listed as 'skimer'
a linen wheele & 2 chaires, 5s.
2 pewter dishes poringer & skimer, 8 s. 6d.

See the original list on changes page: https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Riddlesdale-1&diff=next&oldid=27650453

On 19 Mar 2017 at 00:45 GMT Anne B wrote:

Looks basically good. I think it's Chairs not Chains. One of the missing words is shirs (sheers I believe) The other missing word might be skirer - Maybe skewer

On 18 Mar 2017 at 22:15 GMT Jeffrey Martin wrote:

Greetings,

I uploaded the inventory of Susan's estate... would appreciate it if folks would check my transcription... it was a challenge to read!

JM

On 23 Sep 2015 at 18:42 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

I have wondered about the packrat passenger list re: Winthrop lists - on the French family as I wasn't able to find it anywhere on the actual Winthrop Society website. Someone added the packrat source/link. I'm not sure it's accurate. I think that it was copied from http://www.geni.com/projects/Great-Migration-Passengers-of-the-Arbella-1630/5754. Other sites indicate ship unknown for the French's.

On 23 Sep 2015 at 18:36 GMT Anne B wrote:

?? If [[French-103|Thomas] French and Susan Riddlesdale went to America in the Winthrop Fleet 1630, did they leave their 10 year old daughter Margaret (b1620) in England where she was buried 1635? Doesn't it make more sense that the parents came later, between Margaret's death in 1635 and Thomas' death in 1639? Asking this question in the G2G.

On 23 Sep 2015 at 13:57 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

Merge of Susanna French (Riddlesdale-1) and Susannah Riddlesdale (Riddlesdale-71) Duplicate mother's need merging first.

On 23 Sep 2015 at 13:00 GMT Anne B wrote:

Sarah French was buried at the Parish of Assington 11 Nov 1615. There is no indication as to her age or parentage.

other burials 1 Aug 1613 Susan Ffrench d/o Sarah French, 11 Nov 1615 Sarah Ffrench 22 Jan 1620 Sarah Ffrench the daughter of John Ffrench

So this Sarah French is just as likely to be the mother of Susan (maybe wife of John), as a dtr of Thomas. Other children of Thomas & Susan were registered so I believe Sarah is not a child at all

Disconnect OK? Objections?

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