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Thomas Ruggles (abt. 1558)

Thomas Ruggles
Born about in Sudbury, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Nazeing, Essex, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Thomas Ruggles of Sudbury, Suffolk and Nasing, Essex, was the son of Nicholas Ruggles of Sudbury, Suffolk.[1][2][3]

The name of Thomas' wife is unknown.[1] They had children:

  1. Thomas,[3] who married Mary Curtis,[2] removed to Roxbury, Massachusetts 1637, leaving a will dated 9 November 1644[1]
  2. Florence,[2] buried 3 May 1603.[3]
  3. John,[2][3] removed to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1635; died 6 October 1663; married first to Barbara _____ and second to Margaret _____[1]
  4. Mary,[2] baptized 13 February 1597[3]
  5. Samuel,[2] baptized 8 July 1599[3]
  6. Nathaniel,[2] baptized October 1602.[3]

The date and place of Thomas' death is unknown.

Research Notes

Wife's Name

There are no sources that connect Margery Danridge, who was previously attached as the wife of Thomas Ruggles of Sudbury/Nazeing and the mother of Thomas's children. She was detached as wife/mother.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ruggles, Henry Stoddard. "Five Generations of the Ruggles Lineage" in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. New York, NY: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Oct 1897, Vol. 27-28, p. 214-216.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Cutter, William Richard, Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, Vol. 4. Baltimore, MD: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1908, p. 1877.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775", Vol. VII, database with images, p. 431. Ancestry Sharing Link (free access) - Ancestry Record 61175 #28611 ($), Name Thomas Ruggles; Birth Date 1584, Birth Place Sudbury, Suffolk; Marriage Date 1 Nov 1620, Marriage Place Nasing, Spouse Mary Curtis; Death Date 16 Nov 1644, Death Place Roxbury.

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  • Source Citation

Source number: 149.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: CWK Source Information Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.

Unfortunately, this Ancestry database is not reliable. There is almost never any indication of where the information is from.
posted by Ellen Smith
  • Source Information UK and Ireland, Find a Grave® Index, 1300s-Current [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find a Grave. Find a Grave®.

Unfortunately, this source does not provide reliable evidence for its content. There is no indication of a gravestone, and nothing to indicate that the facts come from actual records. Treat it as hearsay, not factual info.
posted by Ellen Smith
There is zero evidence that a Margery Dandridge/Danridge married Thomas Ruggles-6 or that she was the mother of any of his children. She should be detached as Thomas' wife and as mother of his 6 children
posted by Traci Thiessen

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