Josiah Bridges III1

#772, (26 July 1705 - July 1771)
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Josiah Bridges Jr2 (1680 - bt 1753 - 1754)
Mother*Elizabeth Bragdon (1679 - a 1755)

Family 1

Mary Bowden b. 1708, d. b 1758
Children 1.Josiah Bridges IV11 (1734 - )
 2.Mary Bridges11 (1736 - )
 3. John Benjamin Bridges+12 (1745 - 1823)
Birth*26 July 1705He was born on 26 July 1705 at York Co., MaineB.3,4 
Marriage*22 November 1733He married Mary Bowden, daughter of Moses Bowden and Ruth Wittum, on 22 November 1733 at Kittery, York Co., MaineB; as Mary Bowdy.5,6,7 
10 January 1754In Josiah Bridges Jr's will dated 10 January 1754, Josiah Bridges III was named as an heir; dated January 10, 1753[/54], bequeathing "all his movables, except money at interest, to his widow Elizabeth; to his granddaughter Ruth Hamilton (Hambleton) and to his four sons - Josiah, John, Edmund and Daniel - two-thirds of his money at interest, the remainder to be divided after his wife's death. He seems to have divided his property by deed."1,8
Marriage*21 December 1758He married Rebeckah Smith on 21 December 1758 at York Co., MaineB.9 
Death*July 1771He died in July 1771 at York Co., MaineB.10 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges

Citations

  1. [S184] William M. Sargent, compiler, Maine Wills 1640–1760 (Portland, Maine: Brown Thuston and Company, 1887), Source Page: Probate Office, 9, 64. Name: Iosiah Bridges. Will Text:
    I Iosiah Bridges of York in the County of York Weaver being aged & infirm, and not knowing the Day of my Death Do make this my last Will & Testament, as to my Worldly Goods.
    First. I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Elizabeth all my moveables except Money at Interest forever as also one third part of the Use & Improvement of all my Money at Interest during her natural Life. Also I give to my Grand Daughter Ruth Hambleton five Shillings lawful Money, Also I give to my four Sons Iosiah Iohn Edmund & Daniel, the other Two thirds of my Money at Interest to be equally divided amongst them after my Decease, and ye other one third before mentioned to be equally divided among them after their Mother's Decease and if what I have given my Said Wife Should be insufficient for the comfortable Support of my Said Wife, then my Will is that my Sd four Sons Should do each an equal Propotion twoards her Maintenance not doubting but that they will be kind & dutiful to her And I believe that they will be blessed in their persons & Posterity as a reward for the Same. Lastly I do constitute my trusty & well beloved Son John Bridges the Sole Executor of this my last Will. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the tenth Day of Ianuary in the twenty sixth year of His Majts Reign & in ye Year of our Lord 1753.
    Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared by the Sd Iosiah Bridges as his last Will & Testamt In presence of us Witnesses Ichabod + Willom his mark Thomas Cook Daniel Johnston Iosiah Bridges (Seal) his mark Probated 6 Jan. 1755.

    1640-1760, Official Certificates.
  2. [S184] William M. Sargent, Maine Wills 1640–1760, Source Page: Probate Office, 9, 64. Name: Iosiah Bridges. Will, dated January 10, 1753, bequeathing "all his movables, except money at interest, to his widow Elizabeth; to his granddaughter Ruth Hamilton (Hambleton) and to his four sons - Josiah, John, Edmund and Daniel - two-thirds of his money at interest, the remainder to be divided after his wife's death. He seems to have divided his property by deed."
  3. [S378] Lester Mackenzie Bragdon and John Eldridge Frost, "Vital Records of York, Maine", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 109 etc. (1955 etc.): vol 110, p 58.
  4. [S1164] Lester M. Bragdon, transcriber, "Births of the Upper Parish in York", The Maine Genealogist Volumes 23-24 (2001-2002): 23:123.
  5. [S378] Lester Mackenzie Bragdon and John Eldridge Frost, "Vital Records of York, Maine", 114:126, entry 3 "Josiah Bridges Jun'r of Kittery & Mary Bowdy [sic] of York intend Marriage. Entered May 26th 1733. Married Nov 22d, 1733 by ye Rev M Joseph Moody--."
  6. [S341] Charles Thornton, Sybil Noyes and Walter Goodwin, editor, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, ME: Southward Press, 1928), "Moses (Bowdy, Boudey, Bouden, Voden), mason, Kittery. Same man as Moses Boden of Newbury 1695, sick soldier Lists 290, 298. M. 29 Nov. 1697 at Dover Ruth Wittum. Ch. (not named in nunc. will, 18 Dec. 1714); Abigail, b. 27 Oct. 1699 in Kit., m. York 7 May 1727 Samuel Shaw. 8 ch. Ruth, b. 22 June 1702, m. York Dec. 1728 John Bennett of Kittery. Moses (Bowdy), blacksmith, m. at Amesbury 2 June 1730 Phebe Weed. In ct. (counterf. money) 1745. 5 ch. rec. 1731-39. Besides likely: Mary, m. York 22 Nov. 1733 Josiah Bridges. Sarah, ‘of Dover,’ in ct. 1735. Wit.: Rose Tibbetts, Sarah Kenney.". Excerpts at Ancestry.com.
  7. [S1164] Unknown author, "Births of the Upper Parish in York", 23:123, Mary Bowdy.
  8. [S161] George Thomas Little, editor, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing, 1909), four volumes, p. 1602.
  9. [S378] Lester Mackenzie Bragdon and John Eldridge Frost, "Vital Records of York, Maine", 115:63–64, "Josiah Bridges Jun'r and Rebeckah Smith both of York intend Marriage Enter'd Nov'r 11th 1758. Join'd in Marriage Dec'r 21 1758. by the Rev'd M'r Sam'l Lankton."
  10. [S75] One World Tree, online Ancestry.com.
  11. [S1164] Unknown author, "Births of the Upper Parish in York", 23:123: children born in Kittery of Josiah Bridges Jr., son of Josiah and Elizabeth (dau. of Thos. Bragdon and Martha Moulton) and Mary, dau. of Moses Bowdy: Josiah b. 8 Nov 1734, Mary b. 8 Jun 1736 [Not in York VRs].
  12. [S520] VWH.