Mary Bridges1

#1307, (14 April 1667 - )
Father*Edmund Bridges1 (1612 - 1684/85)
Mother*Mary Langdon1 (c 1625 - 1691)


John Dodge 3rd b. 1661, d. 1700
Children 1.John Dodge5 (1694 - )
 2.Mary Dodge5 (s 1697 - )
Her married name was Dodge.2 
Birth*14 April 1667She was born on 14 April 1667 at Ipswich, Essex Co., MassachusettsG; poss. 1654.1 
6 January 1684/85In Edmund Bridges's will dated 6 January 1684/85 at Salem, Essex Co., MassachusettsG, Mary Bridges was named as an heir as Mary Bridges [unmarr.].3,4 
Marriage*circa 1693She married John Dodge 3rd, son of Capt. John Dodge, circa 1693 at MassachusettsG.5,2 


  1. [S167] Yankee Doodle Tree, yankeedoodlemark, owner, online, refers to The Great Migration for birth date.
  2. [S387] Sidney Perley, editor, "Bridges Genealogy", The Essex Antiquarian XII:1 :26-28, (Jan 1908): p. 26.
  3. [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 ____.
  4. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-2011), I:390, exhibit.
  5. [S789] Joseph Thompson Dodge, Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County, Mass 1629-1894 (Madison, Wis.: Democrat Printing Company, 1894), p. 29, entry for No. 15 John Dodge, son of Capt. John and grandson of William. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Dodge Family.