My third cousin and I are tracing our family line of Eldridge/Eldred back from Nova Scotia, Canada, to New England and England. To date we have our line going back to John Eldred b. 1419 in Corby, Lincolnshire, and d. 9 April 1489 Knettishell, Suffolk.
One of our ancestors, Thomas Eldred "The Mariner" (1535-1603) married Margery STUDD sometime around 1555-1560 and had son William Eldred 1574-1624.
Their son Thomas Eldred married Anna Watson ca. 1615-1618 and may have had children Charles b. 1619, Samuel b. 1620, Thomas b. 1622, John b. ? 1623/4, Mary b. ? 1624/5, William b. ca 1627 who md. Anne Lumpkin, Robert (our ancestor) (1627-1683) who md. Elizabeth Nickerson.
We understand from many sources that William and Robert were likely brothers, and that Samuel and Thomas above were also likely siblings although this may still have to be proved. These were the first to come to the New World.
Does anyone posting here know more about Margery Studd (birth and death dates, marriage date and location, names of parents and any other related info) ? Did any of her descendants also come to the New World ?
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