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Thomas Blodgett

  • Born: 1605, Stomarket, Suffolk, England 624,626
  • Baptized: 18 Nov 1605, Stomarket, Suffolk, England 1087
  • Marriage: Susanna 690,1087
  • Died: 7 Aug 1642, Cambridge, Massachusetts at age 37 626

bullet  General Notes:

Birth and death dates from NEHGR, Vol. 90, page 304, July, 1936

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Emigration. 626,649
A record of their early emigration to the New England, April 1635 reads:
"Theis vnder written names are to be transported to New England imbarqued in the Increase de Lo: Robert Lea Mr the ptie prd [party named] have brought Certificat's from the Minister & Justices of ye Peace of his conformitie to the Church of England
Glover Tho: Bloggett . . . . . 30
vxor Suzan Bloggett . . . . 37
Daniel Blodet . . . . . 4
Samuel Blodgett . . . 1 1/2"
Originally from "Original List of Emigrants to America 1600-1799." by John Camden Hotten, p. 61

~Seth Blodgett (of Brooksville, Maine) 1747-1817, pp. 5 - 6

• Background Information. 626
Thomas Bloggett, his wife Susan and his two children emigrated to New England in 1635. They arrived and settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts. In Jun 1637, their daughter Susanna was born.

Thomas Bloggett was allotted land in 1635 and became a Freeman in 1636. He was a member of the Thomas Shephard company which founded what is now the Shepherd memorial Church. He must have been a man of some means for it is recorded that in 1639, he owned a house and land. In 1641, he made his will, which was a follows:

"Cambridge in America
I, Thomas Bloggett, being at this time in my right mind, give to wife Susan, my whole estate, after my decease, as well within doors as without. She to bring up my children in such learning and other things as shall be meet for them and pay eldest son Daniel, fifteen pounds when he is one and twenty, or in one month after her decease. To my second son, Samuel, fifteen pounds as above. To Susanna fifteen pounds. Should they have a father at law who does not treat them well, my will is that the Deacons and our Brother Fflessington and our Brother Winchship they, or either of them should have the power to see into it and reform it by ones means or another. Written this 10th day of 5th month 1641."
Witnesses were Thomas Harris and John Mens.

Thomas died in 1642. His widow, Susan, married in 1644, James Thompson and moved to Woburn, Massachusetts. Here her sons, Daniel and Samuel, grew to manhood, and in December 1655, Samuel married Ruth Eggleden (Iggleden), of Boston.

• Background Information.
Thomas Blodgett (otherwise written Bloget, Blogget, Bloggitt, Bloged, and Blokwod), a glover, came to New England in 1635, and had a grant of land 6 Mar 1636/7. He and his wife Susan had children Daniel, Samuel and Susan. Thomas died 7 Aug 1639 according to the record, but his will is dated 10 Aug 1641. His wife, Susan, then married in Woburn, James Tompson, 15 Feb 1644/5 and died 10 Feb 1646/7.

~History of Cambridge, p. 489

• Background Information. 1087
The black plague struck London, Suffolk and other areas with devastating regularity. The years 1593, 1599, 1603 and 1608 were all years when the plague cause many to die. In 1631, Thomas's uncle John died. In 1630 and 1632 Thomas's sons John and Nathaniel. It is quite possible that one of Thomas's reasons for emigrating was his hope of escaping this swift and merciless killer.

Bloget-Blogaett Descendents of Thomas of Cambridge, Vol. I, p. III

Thomas married Susanna 690.,1087 (Susanna was born in England and died on 10 Feb 1661 in Woburn, Massachusetts 690.)


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