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THOMAS BLOWGATE (1490 - 1560) of Haughley
ROBERT BLOWGATT (1543 - 1602) of Haughley m. Maria Unknown
ROBERT BLOGGATT (1578 - bef. 1617) of Stowmarket m. Sarah Stepper
THOMAS BLODGETT (1605 - 1641/2) of Stowmarket Cambridge
m. Susan Unknown (c. 1598 - 1661)
Unknown Eggleton m. JANE UNKNOWN (c. 1600 - aft. 1674)
m. RUTH EGGLETON (d. 1703)
SAMUEL BLODGETT (bp. 1633-1720) of Stowmarket and Woburn
THOMAS BLOWGATE (1490 - 1560) of Haughley
Thomas Blowgate was born in 1490. [Ref] He died in Jun 1560. [Ref]
He was of Haughley. [Ref, p. 1]
He signed his will on 1 Nov 1558; it was proved on 5 Jun 1560. [Ref, p. 1]
Children of Thomas Blowgate:
ROBERT BLOWGATT (1543 - 1602) of Haughley
Parents: Thomas Blowgate [Ref, p. 1][Ref]
Robert Blowgatt was born in 1543. [Ref] He died in Jun 1602. [Ref] He married Maria Unknown. [Ref]
Robert was a yeoman of Haughley. [Ref, p. 1]
He signed his will on 5 Jun 1602. [Ref, p. 1]
Children of Robert Blowgatt:
ROBERT BLOGGATT (1578 - bef. 1617) of Stowmarket
Parents: Robert Blowgatt [Ref, p. 1] and Maria Unknown [Ref]
Robert Bloggatt was born in 1578. [Ref] He died before 1617. [Ref] He married first Mary Witlock. [Ref, p. 1, says 1598] He married second Sarah Stepper about 1597 in Stowmarket. [Ref]
Robert was an innkeeper in Stowmarket. [Ref, p. 1]
Children of Robert Bloggatt and Sarah Stepper:
THOMAS BLODGETT (1605 - 1641/2) of Stowmarket and Cambridge
Parents: Robert Bloggatt and Sarah Stepper [Ref][Ref, p. 1 says Mary Whitlock]
Thomas Blodgett was born on 18 Nov 1605 in Stowmarket. [Ref][Ref, p. 2 says baptised on 18 Nov 1604] He died between 10 (6) 1641, when he wrote is will, and 8 (5) 1642, when it was deposed. [Ref] He married Susan Unknown. She was born about 1598. She died on 10 Feb 1660/1 in Woburn. [Ref] She married second, as his third wife, James Thomson on 15 Feb 1644 in Woburn. [Ref][Ref, p. 2][Ref] James, the son of John and Joan (Baxter?) Thomson, was baptised on 4 Mar 1592 [/3?] in Frieston, Lincolnshire. [Ref] He died between 28 Feb 1681/2, when he signed his will, and 22 Sep 1682, when inventory was taken on his estate. [Ref] He married first Anne Unknown. [Ref] She was buried on 13 Dec 1625 in Frieston. [Ref] He married second Elizabeth Unknown. [Ref] She died on 8 Nov 1643 in Woburn. [Ref]
Thomas, a 30-year-old glover, Susan, his 37-year-old wife and their two children, Daniel, age 4, and Samuel, age 1-1/2 are on a 8 Apr 1635 list of passengers bound for New England on the Increase. [Ref]
Thomas was a freeman on 3 Mar 1635/6. [Ref, 1;91] This implies that he was a member of the Cambridge church prior to that date.
Thomas bought a house and land in Cambridge from Jonas Austin in about 1636. [Ref, p. 324-5] He was granted a two-acre house lot in Cambridge on 6 Feb 1636/7. [Ref, 1;91] In 1639 he had three parcels of land in Cambridge: the land he had bought from Jonas Austin, two acres granted by the town in the West Field and a house lot granted by the town on Cow Common. [Ref, p. 324-5] By 1639, he sold the land he bought from Austin to Edmund Frost and he sold his houselot on the Common to Robert Daniel. [Ref, p. 324-5] At some time he received eight acres in the lower division on the south side of the Charles River and eight acres in the upper division. [Ref, p. 324-5] At some time he held two parcels, one of two acres and one of one acre, in Fresh Pond Meadow. [Ref, p. 324-5] When the inventory was taken on his estate on 28 (10) 1642, he held four acres of planting ground worth £14, five acres of meadow and marsh worth £3 10s. and a house and yards worth £30. On 6 Jan 1642/3, Susan held five parcels in Cambridge: a house and land on the Common, two acres in the New West Field, two acres in the West End, two and a half acres of marsh on the south side of the Charles River and two and a half acres in the Fresh Pond Meadow. [Ref, p. 324-5] In 1645 she was granted three and a half acres on the west side of the Menotomy River. [Ref, p. 324-5]
In his will, Thomas left his estate to his wife Susan. She was to pay his eldest son Daniel and his second son Samuel each £20 when they turned 21. His daughter Susan was also to have £20. He expressed his concern for his children: [Ref]
Should they have a father-in-law [presumably, stepfather] who does not treat them well my will is that the Deacons and our brother fessington & our brother Edward Winchsip, they or either of them should have the power to see into it & reforme it by one means or the other."
Thomas appears to have been literate; he signed his will and his inventory included books. [Ref, p. 324-5]
Children of Thomas Blodgett and Susan Unknown:
JANE UNKNOWN (c. 1600 - aft. 1674)
Jane was born about 1600. She apparently married first a man named Eggleton. His identity is unknown; he was not Stephen Iggledon of Biddenden, co. Kent, as has been suggested. [Ref, 1;285] She married second James, the son of James Britton, who died on 3 May 1655 in Woburn. [Ref, 1;285] She married third Isaac Cole as his second wife on 1 Feb 1658/9 in Woburn. [Ref, 1;285] He died on 10 Jun 1674 in Woburn. [Ref, 1;285]
On 6 Oct 1674 Samuel Blodgett, his brother-in-law John Nutting and Jane petitioned the court to allow Jane a portion of her deceased husband Isaac Cole's estate. At the time, Jane gave her age as 74. [Ref, 1;93]
Children of Unknown Eggleton and Jane Unknown:
Fifth Generation 5
SAMUEL BLODGETT (bp. 1633-1687) of Stowmarket and Woburn
Parents: Thomas Blodgett and Susan Unknown [Ref, p. 2]
Samuel Blodgett was baptised on 12 Jul 1633 in Stowmarket. [Ref, p. 3] He died on 21 May 1720 in Woburn. [Ref][Ref, p. 3] He married Ruth Eggleton on 13 Dec 1655 in Woburn. [Ref]
Samuel had land laid out for him near Rag Rock. [Ref, 1;93]
By a deed dated 27 Oct 1672, William Johnson of Charlestown sold William Locke and Samuel Blodgett, both of Woburn, 37 acres that were given to William by the town of Charlestown; Elizabeth Johnson also signed the deed, releasing her dower. [Ref, p. 46]
In his will of 1681, Samuel's stepfather James Thomson referred to Samuel as his "well beloved friend Samuel Bloggett Senr." [Ref, 1;92]
Samuel was deputy to the General Court in 1693. [Ref, 1;92]
Children of Samuel Blodgett and Ruth Eggleton, all born in Woburn:
Parents: Unknown Eggleton and Jane Unknown [Ref, p. 3]
Ruth Eggleton died on 14 Oct 1703 in Woburn. She married Samuel Blodgett on 13 Dec 1655 in Woburn. [Ref]
SAMUEL BLODGETT (1658-1743) of Woburn
Parents: Samuel Blodgett and Ruth Eggleton [Ref, p. 3]
Samuel Blodgett was born on 10 Dec 1658 in Woburn. [Ref] He died on 5 Nov 1743 in Woburn. [Ref] He married Huldah Simonds on 30 Apr 1683 in Woburn. [Ref]
Samuel is in the Woburn section of the 18 Apr 1690 list of freemen. [Ref]
Children of Samuel Blodgett and Huldah Simonds, all born in Woburn:
DR. WILLIAM BLODGETT (1686 - 1739) of Plainfield and Preston
Parents: Samuel Blodgett and Huldah Huldah Simonds [Ref, p. 16]
William Blodgett was born on 11 Jan 1686 in Woburn. [Ref][Ref, p. 16] He died on 17 Dec 1739, age 53. [Ref] He is buried in the Brown Cemetery in Preston, CT. [Ref]
Dr. William Blodgett married first Sarah Hall on 18 Aug 1714 in Plainfield. [Ref refers to her as Sarah, the widow of Benjamin Spaulding] She died on 14 Jan 1735/6 and he married second as her third husband Mehitable (Fenner) (Starkweather) Sterry [Ref, p. 132] on 31 Mar 1737 in Plainfield. [Ref, p. 16][Ref calls her Mehitable Stevens, but says that she is referred to as the widow of Samuel Sterry in probate files of the Blodgett estate] Mehitable was the daughter of Lt. Gov. Thomas and Dinah (Borden) Fenner of Rhode Island. [Ref, p. 16] She married first Timothy Starkweather on 18 Oct 1705 in Rhode Island. [Ref, p. 16] She married second Samuel Sterry on 8 Feb 1724/5 in Preston. [Ref, p. 16]
William went on the Canada Expedition in 1709. His father petitioned for reimbursement of expenses for his son's illness and received 40 shillings. [Ref, p. 16]
On 28 Nov 1719, a William Blodgett and Hannah Pierce were convicted for adultery. He was whipped, branded with a letter "A" on the forehead and forced to wear a halter around his neck. [Ref, p. 17] It does not seem completely obvious that this the same William.
In 1721 William appealed to the General Court for permission to practice his profession; his appeal was denied on the grounds that he was illiterate. [Ref, p. 16-17]
In 1730, land in Killingly was distributed and William received a share. The Plainfield residents who received shares - and this presumably included William - sold their shares of this land to prospective settlers. [Ref]
After the death of Dr. William Blodgett of Preston, in May/Jun 1741 the General Court in Hartford ordered the sale of enough of his real estate to pay his debts of £255. [Ref 8;407]
Children of William Blodgett and Sarah Hall, all recorded in Plainfield. [Ref] :
AMY BLODGETT (1724-1819)
Parents: Dr. William Blodgett and Sarah Hall [Ref, p. 41]
Amy Blodgett was born 16 Feb 1723/4 [Ref] in Plainfield. [Ref][Ref] She died on 24 Dec 1819 [Ref] in Canaan, Litchfield, CT. [Ref][Ref, p. 90] She married first Joshua Whitney [Ref] on about 8 Apr 1743 in Plainfield. [Ref] She married second Capt. Isaac Lawrence. [Ref][Ref, p. 41] He died on 2 Dec 1793. [Ref, p. 41] She married third as his second wife George Palmer, Esq. of Stllwater, Saratoga, New York [Ref][Ref, p. 90] at age 74. [Ref] George died on 15 Dec 1809 in Stillwater. [Ref, p. 41] Amy survived her last husband and returned to Canaan. [Ref]
"She ... died as she lived an example of piety & religion manifested in her life & conversation." (John Bacon [Ref])
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