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John Ruggles (abt. 1591 - 1663)

John Ruggles
Born about in Nazeing, Essex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1633 in Englandmap
Husband of — married about 1638 in Roxbury, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Aug 2009
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The Puritan Great Migration.
John Ruggles migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Biography

John Ruggles was born in about 1591 and was from Nazeing, Essex, England.[1]

1st Marraige

He married Barbara (--?--) before 1633.[1]

John was a shoemaker. [1]

Migration of John, Barbara and son

He and Barbara (--?--) and their son John, emigrated on 3 April 1635 aboard the Hopewell with Elizabeth Elliot [1] age 8, Giles Payson age 26, and Isack Morris age 9 from Nazeing, Essex. Elliot records "He was a lively Christian, known to many of the Church in Old England, where they enjoyed socially together. Of Barbara he says, "The power of the grace of Christ did much shine in her life and death."[2]

Barbara died in childbirth, "11th month, 1636", the child was still born.[1]

2nd Marriage and previous migration of Margery[1]

John married Margery Hammond circa 1637 at Roxbury, Massachusetts. She had migrated in 1632, a maid servant. About a half year following her emigration she joined the church.[1]

Death

John died on 6 Oct. 1663 at Roxbury, Massachusetts.[1]He appointed his son John as his executor, but in the will he "showed great anxiety for the welfare of his wife."[3]She had been in good health when he made his will and become infirmed before he died. The overseers believed that the son John should give security for the support of his "mother-in-law."[3]

No death record for wife, Margery, has been found.[3]

Associations

John was the brother of Thomas Ruggles and uncle of John Ruggles. The nephew, John, also sailed on the Hopewell. Edward Bridge and John called each other brother or brother-in-law.[4]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Great Migration 1634-1635, R-S. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S, p. 109 - 114. by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.Featured name: John Ruggles.
  2. The Town of Roxbury: Its Memorable Persons and Places, Its History and Antiquities|The Town of Roxbury: Its Memorable Persons and Places, Its History and Antiquities
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Genealogy of Thomas Ruggles of Roxbury|The Genealogy of Thomas Ruggles of Roxbury.
  4. Great Migration 1634-1635, R-S. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009. VI. p. 109-112. John Ruggles.
  • Great Migration 1634-1635, R-S. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S, p. 109 - 114. by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.Featured name: John Ruggles.subscription site


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