Josiah Bridges Jr

#776, (29 May 1680 - between 10 January 1753 and 1754)
Relationship4th great-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Josiah Bridges (1650 - 1715)
Mother*Ruth Greenslip (1656 - b 1724)

Family

Elizabeth Bragdon b. 1679, d. a 1755
Children 1.Edmund Bridges+1,6 (1703 - )
 2.Hepzibah Bridges1 (c 1705 - b 1754)
 3. Josiah Bridges III+6 (1705 - 1771)
 4.John Bridges+1,6 (1707/8 - )
 5.Daniel Bridges+1,6 (1713 - )
 6.Ruth Bridges7 (1716/17 - 1737)
 7.Thomas Bridges8 (1720 - b 1754)
 8.Mercy Bridges+1 (1724 - 1751)
Birth*29 May 1680He was born on 29 May 1680 at Boxford, Essex Co., MassachusettsB; (or Topsfield, in the History of Maine); or 1679, The Maine Genealogist (Aug 2001.)1,2 
Marriage*circa 1702He married Elizabeth Bragdon, daughter of Thomas Bragdon and Martha Moulton, circa 1702.3 
before 1719He removed to York Co., MaineB, before 1719 where his father's sister Mrs. Daniel Black had settled.1 
23 March 1719Josiah Bridges Jr acquired real estate at York Co., MaineB, on 23 March 1719 a small house and land from John and Tabitha Linscott, in exchange for some of his York property (not recorded in York Deeds.)1 
6 September 1719Josiah Bridges Jr acquired real estate at York Co., MaineB, on 6 September 1719 from John Hoy (Hoyt?), of York, a quarter interest in 84 acres, in the section called Brickson, or Bricksum.1 
14 August 1723Josiah Bridges Jr acquired real estate at York Co., MaineB, on 14 August 1723 an additional quarter-interest in the same propert.1 
18 September 1732Josiah Bridges Jr acquired real estate at Kittery, York Co., MaineB, on 18 September 1732 of Charles Frost, 60 acres.1 
10 January 1754He left a will on 10 January 1754 at York Co., MaineB; 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."4,1
Death*between 10 January 1753 and 1754He died between 10 January 1753 and 1754 at York Co., MaineB.5 
Probate*6 January 1755His estate was probated on 6 January 1755 at York Co., MaineB.5 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges

Citations

  1. [S161] George Thomas Little, editor, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing, 1909), four volumes, p. 1602.
  2. [S1164] Lester M. Bragdon, transcriber, "Births of the Upper Parish in York", The Maine Genealogist Volumes 23-24 (2001-2002): 23:123, Boxford 29 May 1679.
  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; original record p. 468: "Josiah Bridges his Children Borne in York of Elizabeth his Wife the da'ter of Thomas Bragdon of York."
  4. [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.
  5. [S184] William M. Sargent, Maine Wills 1640–1760, p. 740-1: 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."
  6. [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."
  7. [S378] Lester Mackenzie Bragdon and John Eldridge Frost, "Vital Records of York, Maine", vol. 110, January 1956, p. 58.
  8. [S378] Lester Mackenzie Bragdon and John Eldridge Frost, "Vital Records of York, Maine", vol. 110, Jan. 1956, p. 58.