Mary Langdon1

#1289, (circa 1625 - 21 October 1691)
Father*Roger Langdon
Mother*Joan _____

Family 1

Richard Littlehale d. b 1665
Children 1.John Littlehale10 (bt 1648 - 1665 - )
 2.___1 Littlehale11 (bt 1648 - 1665 - )
 3.___2 Littlehale11 (bt 1648 - 1665 - )
 4.___3 Littlehale11 (bt 1648 - 1665 - )

Family 2

Edmund Bridges b. 1612, d. 1684/85
Child 1.Mary Bridges+12 (1667 - )
Mary Langdon was also known as Lancton. 
Her married name was Bridges.1 
Had as many as 12 children. 
Birth*circa 1625She was born circa 1625.2 
15 November 1647 As of 15 November 1647,her married name was Littlehale.1,3 
Marriage*15 November 1647She married Richard Littlehale on 15 November 1647.4,3 
March 1657She and Richard Littlehale were referenced in Court in March 1657 at Ipswich Quarterly Court, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.5 
Marriage*6 April 1665She married Edmund Bridges on 6 April 1665 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG; his 3rd.4,6 
6 January 1684/85In Edmund Bridges's will dated 6 January 1684/85 at Salem, Essex Co., MassachusettsG, Mary Langdon was named as an heir and co-executor.7,8 
Death*21 October 1691She died on 21 October 1691 at Ipswich, Essex Co., MassachusettsG; (VRIM has Oct. 24, 1691.)9 


  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; she was the widow of Richard Littlehale.
  2. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-2011), I:390, "deposed 24 November 1685 'aged sixty years' [EQC 9:545]."
  3. [S162] Notes on Edmund BRIDGES of Massachusetts and Some Descendants, online…, cites Bridges (genealogy) Mrs. Don Shurts, 53 Lincoln Road, Tiffen. OH 44883 (listed only when no other source available).
  4. [S161] George Thomas Little, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, p. 1602; "she was the widow of Richard Littlehale."
  5. [S602] George Francis Dow, compiler, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911–1919), II:27, in re Davis v. Swett, deposed as husband and wife.
  6. [S173] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, Index, online, Edmond Bridges marr. Mary Littlehale, 6 Apr 1665, Ipswich, Essex Co. Source: FHL, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0777636.
  7. [S791] Edmund Bridges will (1685), Probate record of Edmund Bridges, 1685, Ipswich, Essex Co., Mass., Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives, Boston, Massachusetts, online Case no. 3298, 9 images. Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1840. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.). Transcript by Vincent Hartnett:
    The Last Will and Testament of Edmond Bridges Senr Black Smith
    of Ipswich in the County of Essex in New England is as folloeth,

    I Edmond Bridges being of perfect memorie and good understanding, yet by
    Reason of my weakeness of bodie and manie infermities often prevailing
    upon me, doo desire to com~end my soule in to the hands of my Blessed
    Redeemer Jesus Christ, in hope a happy Resurection,
    My will therefore is that my bodie be most decently burried after my
    discease, and all my debts be discharged, my estate be disposed of as
    followeth First I have alreadie given to my all my Children but Mary fair
    portions as was [crossed out] sutaable and convenient into my estate to _____
    of, but as an adition I give unto John Bridges my Rapier unto Josiah
    Bridges I give my Musquit unto Fayth Bridges I give a pewter platter
    marked with E B A, unto Bothiah Bridges the fellow or other pewtter
    plates with the same markes, which things my will is, that they be
    delivered unto the parties before mentioned Att my house upon there
    demand, imediately after my discease.

    Unto my Daughter Mary I give twentie pounds, that is to say a Cow shee
    calls her owne, a fether bed and what beding can conveniently be spared
    with it, And the rest to be made up in such household stuffe as my
    wife shall soo cause to supply her with.

    And my will further is that my beloved wife Mary Bridges shall have
    the res of the whole of my estate undispossed of During the time of
    her life if she remains a widdow, But if shee should marry after
    my discease she shall then have ten pounds payed unto her.

    I Doe allso will, that if my afforesaid wife Mary Bridges should
    marry, or otherwayes at the time of her Discease, that all the
    Remainder of my Estate then left shall be Equallie divided between
    John Bridges my sonne, my sonne Josiah Bridges, my Daughter Fayth
    Bridges Alias Black Bethiah Bridges Alias Peabodie and Mary Bridges
    And I doe hereby Constitute and ordaine my Beloved wife Mary Bridges
    and my sonne John Bridges to be my Executors, in order unto the
    performance of this my last will and testament And I doe desire
    Captn Daniel Epps with Leiftenant John Appleton to be the overseers for
    the fulfilling of this my will, whereunto I have sett my hand and
    seale this 6th of January 1684.

    Signed sealed and delivered [signature and seal of Edmund Bridges]
    in the presence of us
    Daniel Epps
    Edmund ____               The _____________
                        between ye 8th & 9th line
                        from ye top viz, but Mary,
                        was entered before ye
                        perfecting hereof
    Will proved at Court of Ipswich March 30: 85, Proved
    by the Executor to be the last Will & Testament of Edmon Bridges
    by the oath of Mary Bridges, Relect, & John Bridges sone to
    Ed. Bridges to the Best of the there knowledge that he was of a disposing mind
    at the same time.                    Attor. John Appleton ____.
  8. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, I:390, exhibit.
  9. [S161] George Thomas Little, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, p. 1602 "(Edmund) married...(third)...Mary Littlehale, who died October 21, 1691, widow of Richard Littlehale."
  10. [S602] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County.
  11. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, I:390-391, "...her four children which she hath by Rich[ar]d Litelhale" citing ILR 5:108.
  12. [S167] Yankee Doodle Tree, yankeedoodlemark, owner, online, refers to The Great Migration for birth date.