||Mary (Riddlesdale) Kimball migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Many believed that Henry Kimball's wife was Mary WYATT, but research outlined in NEHGR vol. 143 (1989):213-220 explains how Mary's mother, Mary Unknown, was first married to a Riddlesdale. Riddlesdale died leaving his wife and three daughters. His widow then married John Wyatt and it is this family unit that travelled to and settled in New England. Mary's daughters' baptisms were found in British church records confirming that they were all Riddlesdale children. Mary (Unknown) (Riddlesdale) and John Wyatt had no children of their own.
Born ABT 1622. Assington, Suffolk, England. Died 12 AUG 1672. Reference Number Note: PB10-2. DESCRIPTION Y.
Note from Donna Wickenden: I found in the Marriages in New England prior to 1700, a John Wyatt who married 2nd. Marie (Mary) Riddlesdale on 27 Jun 1632 in New England (Mass. Colony). Leah Anne has them married in Assington, Suffolk. Perhaps they just registered their marriage in New England upon arrival?? He had married a Martha Sheldrake 16 Sep 1619 in Assington, Suffolk, England prior to that. There is a Sarah Wyatt that married Joseph Bixby in Mass Colony. Sarah Wyatt Bixby lists her father as John Wyatt and the mother as Martha Sheldrake. Leigh Ann Dear says that Sarah Riddlesdale Bixby and Mary Riddlesdale Kimball are the daughters of Edward and Mary Riddlesdale. If these are the same people that Leigh Anne Dear is talking about, Sarah lists her mother as Martha Sheldrake yet Leigh Anne says that John Wyatt had no natural children of his own.?? There is also a Mary Riddlesdale, daughter of Edward (no mother listed) that married Henry Kimball 26 Nov 1641 in New England (Colonies). This Mary is listed as being born in Watertown and Henry is from Rattlesden, Suffolk, England. (Related?) I could not find an immigration record for John Wyatt, Mary and Mary’s two daughters Mary and Sarah. Edward Riddlesdale died in Assington, Suffolk 9 Feb 1631. IF the above daughters are Mary and Edward’s then they had to have immigrated between 1631 (when Edward died in Assington, Eng.) and 1641 when Mary (the dau.) married Henry Kimball.
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