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SGT. JOHN TIDD (abt 1600 - 1656) of Woburn
Sgt. John Tidd was born about 1600. [Ref] He died on 24 Apr 1656. [Ref] He married Margaret Greenleaf in 1621. [Ref] She died in 1651 in Woburn. [Ref] He married second Alice Unknown. [Ref] Alice married second William Mann of Cambridge, as his second wife, on 11 Jun 1657. [Ref]
He was in Charlestown in 1637. [Ref] He was admitted to the church in Charlestown on 10 Mar 1639. [Ref] In Dec 1640, John was an original proprietor of Woburn. [Ref] He was sargeant of the trainband there in 1643. [Ref]
In his will, John Tidd calls himself a tailer. [Ref] He was admitted freeman on 10 May 1643. [Ref]
Snow [Ref] says that John Dane wrote that the Mr. Tead or Tidd who later settled in Charlestown was a a tailor in Hertford in about 1630 and was a young man then. In his memoirs, John Dane writes that, while in Hertford, "I then Rout with mr. Tead that lives at Charlestoune. He was a young man then. He and I was going to a dansing on nite, and it began to thunder, and I told him I doubted we were not on our waie; and he and I went back againe." [Ref]
John signed his will on 9 Apr 1656; it was proved on 10 Nov 1656. [Ref] He mentions his grandson Thomas Fuller. [Ref]
John had a presumed brother Joshua Tidd, who was admitted to the Charlestown church on 10 Mar 1639 -- the same day as John. Joshua died in 1678, age 71. He married first Sarah Unknown. She died in 1677. He married second Rhoda Unknown. Joshua owned a small vessel for fur trading, several houses and a salt house for curing fish. [Ref]
Some researchers have suggested that John was the 19-year-old servant who came to New England with Samuel Greenfield in 1637; but, this is impossible given the marriage dates of his daughters.
A good discussion of John Tidd is found on the Ye Olde Woburn website.
Children of John Tidd and Margaret Greenleaf
ELIZABETH TIDD (d. bef 1684)
Parents: Sgt. John Tidd and Margaret Greenleaf
Elizabeth Tidd died before 25 Aug 1684, when her husband remarried. [Ref] She married Thomas Fuller on 13 Jun 1643 [Ref] in Woburn. [Ref]
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A Descendant, "Genealogy of the Fuller Family," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 13, 1859, 360-3.
Editors, "John Dane's Narrative," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 8, 1854.
Johnson, Edward F., Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages From 1640 to 1873, Woburn, Andrews Cutler & Co., 1890.
Paige, Lucius, R., "List of Freemen, " New England Historical and Genealogical Register 3, 1849, 89-96, 187-194, 239-246, 345-352.
Snow, Nora Emma, The Snow-Estes Ancestry, Hillburn, NY, Snow, 1939.
Tidd, Howard H., A History of the Tidds of Ohio, unknown, unknown, 1958?.