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Samuel Ruggles (1629 - 1692)

Samuel Ruggles
Born in Nazing, Essex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 10 Nov 1654 in Roxbury, Massachusetts (Suffolk)map
Husband of — married 26 May 1670 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 63 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Aug 2009
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Samuel Ruggles migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Capt. Samuel Ruggles was born in Nazeing, England in 1629. He came to Roxbury in 1637, with his parents, Thomas and Mary, and sister Sarah, their brother John having come two years before in the “Hopewell” with Philip Elliot.[1] Samuel was 8 and Sarah 10 years of age at this time.[2]

In the "10th day, 11 month, 1654" (January 10, 1654/55) Samuel married Hannah Fowle,[3]the marriage was recorded in Cambridge. Hannah Fowle was the only daughter of George Fowle an emigrant settler in Charlestown. Hannah, died 24 October 1669. They had eight children.[2][4]

Samuel married second, Anna Bright on May 26, 1670 at Roxbury.[3]Anderson in "The Great Migration Begins" calls her "Hannah."[5] Her sister Beriah, married Isaac, the brother of Hannah Fowle. Anna died 5 September, 1777 aged 67.[2][4]

Samuel is listed as a Lieutenant at Roxury in 1675[6]and at the time of his death he was known as "Captain."[7]

Samuel died August 15, 1692, aged 63 in Roxbury[2][7]and was buried at Eliot Burying Ground, Roxbury. The cemetery is also known as Eustis Street Cemetery. His memorial has photos of headstones, a biography and links to those of family members.[8]

Children of Samuel and Hannah Fowle

  1. Hannah Ruggles b. Jan. 21, 1655, d. in infancy.[2]
  2. Mary Ruggles b. Jan. 10, 16566, d. in infancy.[2]
  3. Samuel Ruggles b. June 1, 1658,m. Martha Woodbridge.[2]
  4. Joseph Ruggles b. Feb. 12 1660, d. in infancy.[2]
  5. Hannah Ruggles b. Dec. 11, 1661, d. in infancy.[2]
  6. Sarah Ruggles b. Nov. 18, 1663, d. in infancy.[2]
  7. Mary Ruggles b. Dec. 8, 1666, m(1). Ebenezer Pierpoint, m(2). Isaac Morris.[2]
  8. Sarah Ruggles b. Aug. 30, 1669, died young.[2]

Children of Samuel and Anna Bright

  1. Thomas Ruggles b. March l0, 1671; m(1). Sarah Fisk, and m(2). on June 1, 1708, Mary Hubbard.[2]
  2. Anna Ruggles b. Sept. 30, 1672; m. William Heath.[2]
  3. Nathaniel Ruggles, b. Nov. 22, 1674, d. y.[2]
  4. Elizabeth Ruggles, b. May 1, 1677; m. James Bailey.[2]
  5. Henry Ruggles, b. July 7, 1681; d. unmarried. Dec. 9. 1702.[2]
  6. Huldah Ruggles, b. July 4,1684; m. Samuel Hill.[2]


  1. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. New York, NY: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1870-. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) "Registration of Pedigrees" (1912) Vol. 43, p. 291.subscribers$
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 Franklin Ladd Bailey: Genealogy of Thomas Ruggles of Roxbury, 1637, to Thomas Ruggles of Pomfret Connecticut… Boston. 1896. p.18,19 An E-Book FLBailey
  3. 3.0 3.1 Torrey. "New England Marriages to 1700." Vol. 2, p. 1311. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.subscribers$
  4. 4.0 4.1 Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).see marriages of Hanna Fowles and Anna Bright. Roxbury Vol. 2, p. for subscribers
  5. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). Sketch of Henry Bright. p. 242.subscribers$
  6. Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).death of Samuel Ruggles. Roxbury Vol.2, p.
  8. Capt Samuel Ruggles memorial at Find A Grave.
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done. combined merge info.
This bio needs to be reworked...duplicate information - looks like a merge was made but bio not combined as well as could have been done.

I'll work on this soon.

The wife of Samuel Ruggles was HANNAH the daughter of Henry Bright, not Anne.

I have asked the PM of Bright-858 to make needed corrections and offered to help if she needs it.

This profile bio needs to be changed to reflect correction, as well as Bright-858 and Bright-57 (and maybe wives of each?)