Faith Bridges1

#1303, (circa 1645 - )
Father*Edmund Bridges1 (1612 - 1684/85)
Mother*Elizabeth Manwaring1 (bt 1618 - 1620 - 1664)


Daniel Black b. s 1642, d. 1680
Children 1.Daniel Black Jr+6 (1667 - )
 2.Mehitable Black6 (1670/71 - )
 3.John Black6 (1672 - )
 4.Edmund Black6 (1674 - )
 5.James Black7 (c 1676 - )
 6.Josiah Black7 (c 1678 - )
Her married name was Black.1 
Birth*circa 1645She was born circa 1645 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.1 
September 1660She and Daniel Black were in Court "unlawful seduction" in September 1660 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.2 
Marriage*between 1661 and March 1664She married Daniel Black between 1661 and March 1664.1 
September 1664She and Daniel Black were in Court in September 1664 at Ipswich Quarterly Court, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.3 
6 January 1684/85In Edmund Bridges's will dated 6 January 1684/85, Faith Bridges was named as an heir.4,5 


  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; see also Yankee Doodle Tree: "7. Faith, married Daniel Black, who settled at York, Maine. " quoted from Great Migrations.
  2. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-2011), I:392; "In September 1660 Failth Bridges and Daniel Black were in court over his unlawful seduction of her without her father's permission [EQC 2:243]."
  3. [S602] George Francis Dow, compiler, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911–1919), III:192, Ipswich: "Upon complaint made against Daniell Black and his wife, court ordered that they should sit one hour in the stocks, and for the future that said Black was not to threaten his wife or miscall her and to live peaceably with her, and she was to be orderly and not to gad abroad. She was further ordered not to be in company with John How or Judah Trumble nor come to the house of John How unless her husband sent her on business, and if either of them offended against this order, they were to be whipped."
  4. [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 ____.
  5. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, I:390, exhibit.
  6. [S162] Notes on Edmund BRIDGES of Massachusetts and Some Descendants, online…, Faith BRIDGES , married Daniel (3,4,?6,7,?11) BLACK (1,2,3,4,6,7,11), born Scotland (4), between 1660 and 1664 (7), after courtship without her parents consent (4,Essex Ct. R., Sept., 1660 (3)). Was in Boxford 1684 (7) but does not appear to have owned land there (4). Did own a small tract in Topsfield in 1663 (4) but was considered poor and son Daniel was ordered by the court to help in 1688 (4). Daniel died 5 Dec 168? (4). At least 4 children between 1667 and 1674,
    Daniel BLACK
    Mehitable BLACK
    John BLACK
    Edmund BLACK
    perhaps a fifth, James BLACK who married about 1700 (4).
  7. [S389] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs : Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts (4 Volumes, Partially Indexed) (Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 2000), p. 481. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical and Personal Memoirs.