__ | __| | | | |__ | _Henry BRIDGHAM _____| | (1595 - 1640) m 1610| | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Henry BRIDGHAM | (1623 - 1670) | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_Ursula BRETT _______| (1581 - 1622) m 1610| | __ | | |__| | |__
From "The Bridgham Family", Elmer Gerrish Bridgham:
"Henry Bridghm Junior, second son of Henry Bridgham and Ursula Bret Bridgham, had listened to the teaching of the noncomformist, Jonathan Burr, who lived at Redgrave, a parish adjoing Thelnetham, and when Burr was obliged to leave with his wife and family for New England, Henry Bridgham Jr. either came with him or followed soon after as he joined the church in Dorchester (where Burr had gone) April 16, 1641. He lived in Dorchester two years and then moved to Boston."
In 1648, Henry Bridgham took possesion on a property on Milk Street in Boston. This was adjacent to, or near his property where he operated his tannery. In 1670, he built a house that he barely had time to live in. After his death in 1672, his widow Elizabeth, and son John took possesion of the house. John lived in it until his death in1721. He willed the house to his nephew Joseph. In 1734/35, Joseph sold the house. Eventually the house came into the possesion of Mons. Jean Baptiste Gilbert Payplat dis Julien, who turned the house into a restaurant, later known simply as the "Julien House". It served Boston as a well-reknowned eating establishment until the property was sold and the house torn down in 1824. To this day, "Julien Soup" can still be found on some Boston menus.
Excerpted from "Genealogical History of Maine" by George Thomas Little:
"Henry Bridgham, son of Henry Bridgham, of Flotham, England, was born in 1613, married Elizabeth, daughter of John Harding of Boreham, Essex county, and in 1641 came to America, settling first in Dorchester, in two years removing to Boston, where his descendants became many. He owned a tan yard on the east side of Milk Street, Boston, on the south side of what is now Post Ofice Square. He was a constable in 1653, and was a captain of artillery. His residence was also on Milk street on land now occupied by the wast end of the present post office, where he was buliding a new house when he died, in 1670; this house was subsequently sold to a Frenchman called Julien, who conducted a restaurant."
Regarding Henry's will, from the "The Pioneers of Masaschusetts":
"Will dated 8 (9) 1670, prob. 13 (2) 1672; inv. taken 31 (1) 1671. Wife and son Jonathan to carry on the tan yard and complete the instruction of sons Joseph, Benjamin, Samuel and James. Son John, already educated, to be joint exec. with his mother. Est. appraised at 3608.19 Pounds. The widow Elisabeth made wlil, dated 2 Aug. prob 5 Nov. 1672. Req. to John, James, Jonathan and the 3 other sons; to sister Hannah Buttall."
[NF0082] "25 Generations of Doris White" (from the internet), states that Marie Bridgham was born to Henry Bridgham on March 10, 1670/71, and married Thomas Edwards. This is the only record I have seen that shows that Henry and Elizabeth had a child named Marie. If she was born in 1670, then her mother would have been 50 at the time. Also, Henry died in March 1669/70, at about the time of her birth. Elizabeth died about a year later.
_John BRIDGHAM ______+ | (1729 - 1820) m 1754 _Joseph BRIDGHAM ____| | (1766 - 1851) m 1789| | |_Joanna COMER _______ | (1731 - 1810) m 1754 _Alvin BRIDGHAM _____| | (1792 - 1850) m 1817| | | _____________________ | | | | |_Betsy LANE _________| | (1770 - 1840) m 1789| | |_____________________ | | |--Sarah J. BRIDGHAM | (1836 - 1860) | _____________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Jane DOWNES ________| (1795 - 1850) m 1817| | _____________________ | | |_____________________| | |_____________________
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