ANCESTORS --and possible ancestors-- OF

CLEMENT ALDRIDGE (1636-1698/99)

For this ancestry report, PLEASE READ the notes and proceed with caution. Many of these relationships are speculative and need further proof. New evidence indicates that some of these relationships may be INCORRECT. I do not think we have enough evidence that the Rev. Henry ALDRED was the father of JOHN ALDRIDGE. There has been a great deal of misinformation about these ancient family connections, and some thorough research needs to be done to prove or disprove the conjectures put forth in earlier published works.

I will present two versions below. The first (the more cautious of the two) only takes the line back to John Aldridge and Agnes Anna Rosse/Rolfe. Following that, I will print my notes about the Norfolk Aldridge family from whom many people claim we are descended.

--Pam Wilson, July 1999 (updated July 2006)


Ancestors of Clement Aldridge

Generation No. 1

1. Clement Aldridge, born September 25, 1636 in [or christened 25 Sept 1635] Worstead, Norfolk, England1; died January 19, 1698/99 in Northumberland Co, VA. He was the son of 2. Clement Aldridge and 3. Susan ??? Boswell. He married (1) Alice ??? Bef. 1668. She was born 2, and died September 01, 16682. He married (2) Elizabeth Tilles/ Tills October 18, 1668 in Worstead, Norfolk, England3. She was born 1646 in Worstead, Norfolk, England, and died September 20, 1699 in Northumberland County, Virginia. She was the daughter of William Tills and Mary ???.



Generation No. 2

2. Clement Aldridge, born 1601 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; died Abt. 1668 in Northumberland Co, VA. He was the son of 4. John Aldrich/ Aldridge and 5. Agnes Anna Rosse/ Rolfe. He married 3. Susan CROMPTON (she was apparently first married to Edmond Boswell in 1612, which is why many researchers have her listed as Susan BOSWELL) July 02, 1626 in Worstead, Norfolk, England (could be July 12, 1626). 3. Susan Crompton, born 1605 in Worstead, Norfolk, England.

Children of Clement Aldridge and Susan Boswell are:

1 i. Sr. Clement Aldridge, born September 25, 1636 in [or christened 25 Sept 1635] Worstead, Norfolk, England; died January 19, 1698/99 in Northumberland Co, VA; married (1) Alice ??? Bef. 1668; married (2) Elizabeth Tilles/ Tills October 18, 1668 in Worstead, Norfolk, England.

ii. Elizabeth Aldridge, born April 08, 1627 in Worstead, Norfolk, England.

iii. John Aldridge, born February 08, 1628/29.

iv. Mary Aldridge, born April 17, 1631 in Worstead, Norfolk, England.

v. Alice/Alise Aldridge, born September 01, 1633 in [christened] Worstead, Norfolk, England4; married Samuel Pycroft May 12, 1673 in Worstead, Norfolk, England.

vi. William Aldridge, born September 25, 1635 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; died 1665 in Northumberland Co VA.

vii. Thomas Aldridge, born 1637; was he the Thomas granted land in Baltimore Co, MD?. viii. George Aldridge, born 1639 in Worstead, Norfolk, England [source of date??]; migrated to Northumberland Co, VA; died Bef. February 1676/77 in Talbot Co, MD [will dated 1 Oct 1673, proved December 16, 1679]; married Anne ???; died Aft. 1679. ix. Mary Aldridge, born July 24, 1640 in [or chirstened 24 Jul 1640] Worstead, Norfolk, England4



Generation No. 3

4. John Aldrich/ Aldridge, born October 03, 1558 in Worstead, Norfolk County, England; died January 11, 1609/10. He married 5. Agnes Anna Rosse/ Rolfe February 09, 1583/84 in Worstead, Norfolk, England5. 5. Agnes Anna Rosse/ Rolfe, born 1562 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; died January 11, 1609/10 in Worstead, Norfolk, England. She was the daughter of 10. Nicholas Roffe/ Rolfe and 11. Cecilia Carr.

Children of John Aldridge and Agnes Rolfe are:

i. Emma Aldridge, born December 25, 1585 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; married Barthrum Seeke February 02, 1612/13 in Worstead, Norfolk, England.

ii. John Aldridge, born October 03, 1588 in Worstead, Norfolk, England.

iii. Grace Aldridge, born November 08, 1590 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; died January 16, 1602/03 in Worstead, Norfolk, England.

iv. Ralph Aldridge, born February 25, 1598/99 in Worstead, Norfolk, England.

2 v. Clement Aldridge, born 1601 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; died Abt. 1668 in Northumberland Co, VA; married Susan ??? Boswell July 02, 1626 in Worstead, Norfolk, England (could be July 12, 1626).

vi. Nicholas Aldridge, born Abt. 1603 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; died in America.


6. Christopher Boswell, born Bet. 1560 - 1574 in Worstead, Norfolk, England. He married 7. Margery Lambert 1577 in (? re date-seems late) Worstead, Norfolk, England5. 7. Margery Lambert, born Bet. 1560 - 1578 in Worstead, Norfolk, England. She was the daughter of 14. William Lambert and 15. ???.

Children of Christopher Boswell and Margery Lambert are:

i. Edmund Boswell, born 1602 in Worstead, Norfolk, England.

3 ii. Susan ??? Boswell, born 1605 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; married Clement Aldridge July 02, 1626 in Worstead, Norfolk, England (could be July 12, 1626). SUSAN MAY HAVE BEEN THE WIFE OF EDMUND RATHER THAN A DAUGHTER IN THIS FAMILY.


Generation No. 4

10. Nicholas Roffe/ Rolfe He married 11. Cecilia Carr.

Child of Nicholas Rolfe and Cecilia Carr is:

5 i. Agnes Anna Rosse/ Rolfe, born 1562 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; died January 11, 1609/10 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; married (1) John Aldrich/ Aldridge February 09, 1583/84 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; married (2) Edmun/Edward Boutman February 02, 1595/96.


14. William Lambert, born Bet. 1540 - 1560. He married 15. ???. born Bet. 1540 - 1560 in Ipswich, Essex.

Child of William Lambert and ??? is:

7 i. Margery Lambert, born Bet. 1560 - 1578 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; married Christopher Boswell 1577 in (? re date-seems wrong) Worstead, Norfolk, England.



Endnotes

1. LDS IGI.

2. Br�derbund WFT Vol. 4, Ed. 1, Tree #2829, Date of Import: May 1, 1997

3. Boyd's Marriage Index; Franklin Aldridge Records

4. LDS IGI.

5. Alice Sekanick, The Hutchison Family (1994).



ADDENDUM:

Ancestors of Henry (Rev?) Aldred/ Aldrich

(*possibly* the father of John Aldridge b. 1558)

Generation No. 1

1. Henry (Rev?) Aldred/ Aldrich, born Bet. 1528 - 1538 in Norwich or Worstead, Norfolk County, England; died 1593 in Worstead, Norfolk, England. He was POSSIBLY the son of 2. John Aldrich, Mayor of Norwich & Mem. Parliament and 3. Elizabeth Sotherton. He married (1) Margaret Boswell Bet. 1544 - 1554 in London, England (probably his first wife)1. He married (2) Elizabeth ??? Bet. 1553 - 1557 in Norfolk, England (probably his 2nd wife and mother of children)2. She was born Abt. 1534 in Worstead, Norfolk, England, and died November 13, 1612 in Worstead, Norfolk, England.


Generation No. 2

2. John Aldrich, Mayor of Norwich & Mem. Parliament3, born Bet. 1509 - 1518 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died Abt. 1582 in Norwich, Norfolk, England (altar tomb in St. Clement's Church). He was the son of 4. Thomas Aldrich, Sheriff and Mayor of Norwich and 5. Elizabeth Clark or Wood. He married 3. Elizabeth Sotherton in prob. St. Michael-at-Plea or St. Clement's, Norwich, England. 3. Elizabeth Sotherton, born March 1505/06 in Framingham, Suffolk, England; died Abt. 1587 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. She was the daughter of 6. Nicholas Sotherton.

Children of John Aldrich and Elizabeth Sotherton are:

(possibly) 1 i. Henry (Rev?) Aldred/ Aldrich, born Bet. 1528 - 1538 in Norwich or Worstead, Norfolk County, England; died 1593 in Worstead, Norfolk, England; married (1) Margaret Boswell Bet. 1544 - 1554 in London, England (probably his first wife); married (2) Elizabeth ??? Bet. 1553 - 1557 in Norfolk, England (probably his 2nd wife and mother of children).

ii. Thomas Aldrich, born October 1530 in DOB seems early cf to University matriculation date (see Notes)4

iii. John Aldrich, born Bet. 1532 - 1542 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 1583; married Faith or Faythe Steward; born January 1547/48 in Norwich, Norfolk, England d/o Augustine STEWARD. iv. Elizabeth Aldrich5, born Abt. 1540 in Norwich, Norfolk, England5; died in died young.

v. Timothy Aldrich, born Abt. 1546 in Norwich, Norfolk, England5; died in died young.

vi. Hester Aldrich, born Abt. 1548 in Norwich, Norfolk, England (christened 14 Apr 1555 at St. Clement's, Norwich)6; died Bef. 1620 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; married Alexander Thurston; born 1551 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 1620 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.

vii. Anne Aldrich7, born Abt. 1544 in Norwich, Norfolk, England7; married Francis Smalpece; born in of Norwich. viii. Elizabeth Aldrich7, born Abt. 1550 in Norwich, Norfolk, England7; married Richard Goldman


Generation No. 3

4. Thomas Aldrich, Sheriff and Mayor of Norwich, born Abt. 1473 in prob. Great Yarmouth; moved to Norwich by 1488; Norfolk Co, England7; died Bef. July 17, 1529 in Norwich, Norfolk, England (Bur. St. Michael-at-Plea). He was the son of 8. William Aldrich, Bailiff of Yarmouth and 9. Alice ???. He married 5. Elizabeth Clark or Wood Abt. 1503 in (unsure of source of date; seems a bit late). 5. Elizabeth Clark or Wood, born Abt. 1477; died Aft. 1530. She was the daughter of 10. Gregory Clark.

Children of Thomas Aldrich and Elizabeth Wood are:

i. Gregory Aldrich, born Abt. 1499 in Norwich, Norfolk, England (eldest son)7; died 1582 in Southwerk, Surrey or London (might be same person)7; married Alice Hales or Hayles; born Abt. 1508 in Norfolk, England.

ii. Thomas Aldrich, born Bet. 1501 - 1505 in Norwich, Norfolk, England (Mayor in 1558); lived at Mangreen8; died Bef. November 06, 1559 in date will proved (Norwich Consistatory Court, Goldingham)9; married Cicely (Cecily or Scisselly) Bishop Abt. 1526 in Mangreen, Norfolk, England10; born Bet. 1508 - 1510 in England; died Bef. October 09, 1585 in date will proved (Norwich, Norfolk 1583-523)11. iii. Margaret Aldrich, born Abt. 1508 in near Norwich Norfolk Co, England; died 1535 in Yelverton, Norfolk County near Norwich, England.

2 iv. John Aldrich, Mayor of Norwich & Mem. Parliament, born Bet. 1509 - 1518 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died Abt. 1582 in Norwich, Norfolk, England (altar tomb in St. Clement's Church); married Elizabeth Sotherton in prob. St. Michael-at-Plea or St. Clement's, Norwich, England.

v. Anne Aldrich, born Bet. 1501 - 1518; died Aft. 1555; married (1) Ralf Wilkins; born in Mayor of Norwich in 1527; married (2) Brian Tailor

vi. Michael Aldrich12, born Abt. 1517 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; married Jane Markham 1582 in Spixworth13


6. Nicholas Sotherton, born Abt. 1480 in Framingham, Suffolk, England?; died in served as Alderman of Norwich, Norfolk, England. Child of Nicholas Sotherton is: 3 i. Elizabeth Sotherton, born March 1505/06 in Framingham, Suffolk, England; died Abt. 1587 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; married John Aldrich, Mayor of Norwich & Mem. Parliament in prob. St. Michael-at-Plea or St. Clement's, Norwich, England.



Generation No. 4

8. William Aldrich, Bailiff of Yarmouth, born Abt. 1441 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England13; died April 14, 1518 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. He was the son of William Aldrich, Bailiff of Yarmouth. He married 9. Alice ??? Abt. 1472. 9. Alice ???, born Abt. 1450 in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; died Abt. 1510 in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.

Children of William Aldrich and Alice ??? are:

4 i. Thomas Aldrich, Sheriff and Mayor of Norwich, born Abt. 1473 in prob. Great Yarmouth; moved to Norwich by 1488; Norfolk Co, England; died Bef. July 17, 1529 in Norwich, Norfolk, England (Bur. St. Michael-at-Plea); married Elizabeth Clark or Wood Abt. 1503 in (unsure of source of date; seems a bit late).

ii. Margery Aldrich, born Abt. 1475 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; married William Brough; born 1471 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.

iii. William Aldrich, born Abt. 1477 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.


10. Gregory Clark, born Abt. 1450 in Sheriff of Norwich, Norfolk, England in 1477.

Child of Gregory Clark is:

5 i. Elizabeth Clark or Wood, born Abt. 1477; died Aft. 1530; married Thomas Aldrich, Sheriff and Mayor of Norwich Abt. 1503 in (unsure of source of date; seems a bit late).


Endnotes

1. LDS IGI (Biritsh Isles)

2. LDS IGI (British Isles)

3. Bennett, Archibald, "Introduction" in R.C. Allred's THE ALLRED FAMILY IN AMERICA (1965). Bennett gives birth year as circa 1509.

4. LDS IGI.

5. Bennett, Archibald, "Introduction" in R.C. Allred's THE ALLRED FAMILY IN AMERICA (1965).

6. Bennett, Archibald, "Introduction" in R.C. Allred's THE ALLRED FAMILY IN AMERICA (1965). Bennett gives her birth date as c 1548 and says she died young. In contrast, other sources (Cozene, Hardy and Kent, in "The Mayors of Norwich") say she married Alexander Thurston. See notes under Thurston.

7. Bennett, Archibald, "Introduction" in R.C. Allred's THE ALLRED FAMILY IN AMERICA (1965).

8. Bennett, Archibald, "Introduction" in R.C. Allred's THE ALLRED FAMILY IN AMERICA (1965). Bennett gives birth year as 1501.

9. Bennett, Archibald, "Introduction" in R.C. Allred's THE ALLRED FAMILY IN AMERICA (1965).

10. LDS IGI (Biritsh Isles)

11. Bennett, Archibald, "Introduction" in R.C. Allred's THE ALLRED FAMILY IN AMERICA (1965).

12. Bennett, Archibald, "Introduction" in R.C. Allred's THE ALLRED FAMILY IN AMERICA (1965). Bennett is the only place I have seen this son Michael listed.

13. Bennett, Archibald, "Introduction" in R.C. Allred's THE ALLRED FAMILY IN AMERICA (1965).



From the research files of Pam Wilson at wilsonpam@mindspring.com. Comments, corrections and additions welcomed.


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